News for 2018

Sandy Church Joins the Sandy Mountain Parade, Festival

September 03, 2018 / Tami Beaty

On July 12, 2018, the Sandy (Ore.) Church continued its tradition of participating in the Sandy Mountain Parade. The church entered the parade with a float portraying the church's mission project to help the people of Haiti by constructing homes for families displaced by a massive earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The float constructed on a flatbed trailer showed church members building with cement blocks to replace a homemade lean-to. The members look forward each year to being a part of this parade that is an important part of their community.

UCA Begins Internship Program

September 02, 2018 / Shelley Bacon

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., will be adding a required internship for all juniors beginning with the 2018–2019 school year. Students will be released from regular schoolwork to get a taste of their future occupation for two weeks in March. They will be able to choose to either stay on campus and do their internship locally in Spokane or return to their hometown for their internship experience. During these two weeks, their only focus will be on their “job.” Once the internship has been completed, the students will build a portfolio of their experience. 

The Law

September 01, 2018 / Dick Duerksen

Sin is choosing to go my way rather than God’s way.

Sin is living like I know better.

Sin is “me first.”

Sin is separation from God and His will.

Sin is a symptom of a broken relationship.

Sin is ignoring God’s advice.

Get the idea?

Review: 'End-Time Events and The Last Generation'

September 01, 2018 / Chuck Burkeen

One of the marks of a healthy organization is its ability to identify and address different viewpoints within its ranks. Author George Knight has made a career of documenting our denomination’s differing thoughts on theological matters and God’s leading as we process those diverse lines of thinking. His latest work, End-Time Events and The Last Generation: The Explosive 1950s, explores a topic that came to the forefront in the 1950s and is still a point of discussion and disagreement into the 21st century.

Entrenamiento del Discipulado en Alaska

August 31, 2018

El Campamento Pionero, en Palmer, Alaska, proporcionó el fondo perfecto para la más reciente sesión de entrenamiento para el discipulado de la Iglesia Hispana de Anchorage. En contraste a campamentos previos, el clima de Alaska se prestó casi perfecto el sábado 21 de julio. A pesar de las barreras del idioma y la falta de traducción al español en la programación regular para la reunión del campamento, la mayoría de la iglesia hispana ha asistido fielmente a las reuniones anuales, y testifican que las reuniones son de gran bendición.

Soul Matters

August 31, 2018 / C.J. Anderson

Most people experience pain, stress, anxiety and confusion when entering a hospital. Let’s face it: No one really wants to be in a hospital. We would much rather experience health and vitality in the comfort of our homes surrounded by the familiarity of family.

Hospital chaplains understand why patients and their families have a yearning for compassion, hope and peace when they're celebrating life, processing complex situations or dealing with unbearable grief. Their clinical sacred calling provides a soul connection to patients.

Upper Columbia Conference Welcomes New President

August 30, 2018 / Jay Wintermeyer

Minner Labrador Jr. joined the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) team as president in June 2018. His road to the Northwest began years ago in New Jersey.

“Soon after I was married, I had a trucking company based in New Jersey,” says Labrador. “That was where the Lord called me to ministry.”

Milo Launches Farm Stand

August 30, 2018 / Jeff Birth

There is a new landmark on the Milo Academy campus in Days Creek, Ore. When you cross our iconic covered bridge to spend time with us, you will see the new Milo Market farm stand sitting in the corner of the market gardens and orchard.