With the retirement of longtime resident teachers Shannon Fisher and Gene Roemer and the move of Jason and Marita McLin to Palmer, Alaska, Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., was faced with seeking their replacements for the 2018–19 school year. In addition God blessed, and the school board voted to hire an additional teacher for the elementary section, expanding the new teacher search to five individuals. The CCA family is delighted to welcome its new teaching staff:
Bajo el liderazgo de su fiel pastor, Benjamín Tello, la iglesia Hispana de Milwaukie se ha propuesto ministrar de una manera practica, a las necesidades actuales de su comunidad Hispana local. A través de los años, han ofrecido los servicios de “Food Bank” cada otro miércoles, consultas legales, seminarios sobre la salud mental y otros temas que han resultado en mas de 250 personas que han entrado por las puertas de su iglesia para recibir instrucción y bendición.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This response was voted during the Year-End Meeting of the North American Division (NAD) Executive Committee on Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbia, Md. It is a response to the "Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions" which was voted at the General Conference (GC) Executive Committee's Annual Council in Battle Creek, Mich., on Oct. 14, 2018.
The Goldendale (Wash.) Church members voted in 2012 to build a multipurpose building. Our fellowship hall was much too crowded. We also needed a place where we could hold outreach programs such as health seminars. To expedite the project, funds were borrowed from the North Pacific Union’s revolving fund. The building was erected with much help from members, under the direction of Carlyle Mason. Upon completion of this beautiful facility, it was voted to name the building the Better Living Center (BLC).
As the new employer relations coordinator in the Walla Walla University Student Development Center (SDC), Darel Harwell works to provide experiential learning opportunities for students.
This spring the Moscow (Idaho) Church had an adopt-a-tote drive to fill homemade, reversible tote bags with personal care items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash and deodorant.
The bags were made by a church member and were filled with personal necessities specific to women in the area. Church members volunteered to fill the bags and bring them to the church. From there the very full 25 bags were taken to Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP). ATVP provides assistance to victims of domestic violence in Whitman County in Washington and Latah County in Idaho.
On a sunny Sabbath morning in May, Hal and Sherron Farrar ascended the steps of Northside Church in Anchorage, Alaska. Pastor Jim John was greeting outside and took special notice of the elderly couple. After introductions, Sherron responded, “We’ve been studying about the seventh-day Sabbath and have come to learn more.”
Fun and friendship were shared at the first block party ever at the Caldwell Church in Idaho on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. About 150 neighbors and church members attended the event, which was sponsored by the personal ministries committee.
From vegetarian mini-hamburgers to corn on the cob and ice cream bars, a variety of food was appreciated by visitors, with children also enjoying the “Noah’s ark” inflatable bouncing house, face painting and other activities. Free Bibles and information about living the Christian life were given as prizes or gifts to those attending.