Billings School Hosts 'FUN-raiser'

January 28, 2019 / Renae Young / Education, Youth, Outreach

The word “fundraiser” often conjures up a variety of reactions. However, whatever the reaction, there is one fact that cannot be denied. For many of our Seventh-day Adventist schools, especially small ones, fundraisers are an essential component in helping to keep the schools running or providing scholarship assistance to students in need.

A popular fundraiser in many areas is a dessert auction. Homemade delicacies are sold for exorbitant prices to excited bidders wanting to support their school and enjoy a baked treat.

Sandy Offers Free Dental Clinic

The Sandy (Ore.) Church provided a total of 86 adults and children with free dental care on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Church members and other volunteers from the community partnered with volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants to offer dental exams with X-rays, dental cleanings, fillings and extractions with a combined estimated value of $37,300. The dental equipment and chairs were provided by Caring Hands Worldwide, a charitable organization with headquarters in Lowell, Ore., and founded by Adventist church members Cedric and Julie Hayden.

UCA Holds First Youth Church

Connecting youth to Jesus and encouraging commitment to and involvement in church has been a theme of much discussion in the Adventist Church as many recent studies indicate young people are leaving the church in alarming numbers. How can we keep our young people engaged? How can we let them know we value them? How can they feel empowered in the church? Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., and the UCA Church believe one way to do this is to allow youth to be totally in charge of church.

Milo Holds Water Challenge

January 26, 2019 / Chad Lambie / Education, Health, water

Milo Academy Academy in Days Creek, Ore., with the help of the people at CREATION Health, held a monthlong water challenge this fall that combined the student body and the teaching staff together. Water tumblers were provided by CREATION Health, and there were prizes given to the student and staff member that consumed the most water during the month. 

College Place Village Church Celebrates 125 Years of Ministry

The anniversary celebration of the College Place Village Church’s 125 years of ministry — the last 50 at its present location — began Friday night, Aug. 31, 2018, and continued through Sabbath, Sept. 1. It climaxed a project that began two years ago to refurbish, restore and renew the current structure in preparation for this historic event.

Groundbreaking for the current facility took place March 3, 1968. A Friday night communion service on Dec. 20, 1968, celebrated its completion.

'Rejoice Boise!' Concert Shares Joy of Jesus

January 24, 2019 / Eve Rusk / Church, Outreach, Heritage Singers

Rejoice Boise! was a concert of praise, presented by Max Mace, the Heritage Singers and Cloverdale (Boise) Church member Jere Webb. The concert was held in September at the Morrison Center, a premier concert venue on the campus of Boise State University. It began with an invitation-only meet-and-greet. Those who attended enjoyed meeting the Heritage Singers, Webb and Jim Gilley, the evening's master of ceremonies. The evening bgan with a short sermon in which Gilley powerfully portrayed God, though He inhabits eternity, not as the “I Was” or the “I Will” but as the “I Am.”