News for 2018

Oops! Times Two

April 26, 2018

We inadvertently administered the "fountain of youth" to 90-year-old Lyndel Hieb, whose Milestone announcement in the January/February Gleaner listed her birth year as 1967 instead of 1927. Her family was good natured about it, but we apologize for this error, now hopefully corrected.

Northwest Native Ministries Interview with Monte Church and Steve Huey

April 26, 2018

Native ministries is a vital part of church mission in the Northwest. Steve Huey became Native ministries director for the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) in September 2017, taking over for long-time director, Monte Church. As part of this leadership transition, Huey recently conducted an interview with Church about his journey and the future of Native work in the Northwest.

Steve Huey: Monte, tell us of your background for those who do not know.

Growing Young

"Growing Young" is a term being heard frequently around some Northwest Adventist churches. It tops the list of current priorities for the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC). In last month’s Gleaner feature, John Freedman, NPUC president, said, “Our churches are growing older. Let’s stop … kicking this down to some future spot in the road. It’s possible to make decisions today that will proactively engage our young people with Christ and the church.”

Northwest Young Adults Enjoy Winter Retreat

April 15, 2018 / Adam Nakamura

The Oregon Young Adults and former Big Lake Youth Camp (BLYC) staff members gathered in January for a time of fellowship and fun at the central Oregon camp.

Arriving on a chilly Friday evening, the young adults were welcomed with a fresh snowfall and some amazing food. Benjamin Lindquist, Oregon Conference young adults director, led the young adults in a journey of praising God and provided them with a fresh perspective on Jesus.

Three Churches Collaborate for 'Storms of Life' Revival

April 15, 2018 / Carl Butler Jr.

The Wasilla (Alaska) Church conducted a three-church revival Nov. 4–8, 2017, as an evangelistic outreach to the local community. With support from the Palmer and Anchorage Samoan churches, the revival tackled some of the major setbacks in life because of a world marred by sin and provided a guideline to find God amidst the elements.

Middleton Finds Opportunities for Evangelism

April 13, 2018

As with most small congregations, the availability of resources for community service activities such as food boxes, clothing for the needy, cash for other needs, etc., is often limited. When the Middleton Church’s Community Services fund reached a low of $14.58 early last year, the director and the board decided a yard/bake sale could be a viable source for adding to the fund.

Hope’s Door

April 13, 2018 / Lynne Lent

In 2003, Hope’s Door Shelter in Caldwell, Idaho, began as a response to the horrific murder of Angie Leon at the hands of her abusive husband. The shelter was opened as a sanctuary for victims of domestic violence to seek refuge before more lives could be taken. It is the only domestic shelter from violence specific to women and children in Canyon County and is part of the nonprofit Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV).