Addressing Sexual Abuse in Alaska Native Families

October 04, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: Alaska has a sexual assault rate 3 times the national average and a child sex assault rate 6 times the national average. Arctic Mission Adventure is sponsoring a special program on Oct. 14, 2018, with Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer/songwriter, about her journey of recovery from abuse. The program will be livestreamed at 6:30 p.m. (AKDT) and 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on the Arctic Mission Adventure Facebook page.

Lang to Fill New NPUC Youth Ministry Role

October 03, 2018 / Steve Vistaunet

Rob Lang has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become NPUC director of youth ministry. He comes to this position from a similar role at the Georgia-Cumberland Conference based in Calhoun, Ga. Lang’s wife, Velvet, will become a part-time assistant director, carrying forward long experience with assisting her husband in youth ministry. Both plan to assume their duties with the NPUC as soon as they can effectively wrap up existing responsibilities with their current roles in Georgia.

Clark Fork Members Participate in Parade

October 01, 2018 / Beth Duffey

Clark Fork is proclaimed to be one of north Idaho's most beautiful getaways. Located on U.S. Highway 200, just 6 miles from the Montana border and 25 miles from Sandpoint, the Clark Fork River empties here into Lake Pend Oreille via a natural wildlife delta that is part of the Pacific corridor for migrating birds. It is surrounded by the Cabinet Range of the Rocky Mountains. Clark Fork still retains many vestiges of the old American West. Wildlife abounds in the Clark Fork Valley. The Clark Fork River is a major spawning tributary of many fish species.

Oregon Hosts Single Emphasis Day

October 01, 2018 / Terrie Leen Griebel

Singles from all around Oregon and Washington spent a beautiful Sabbath day on May 19, 2018, at the Holden Center in Gladstone, Ore., where Karl Haffner, who serves as senior pastor of the Kettering Church in Ohio, was the guest speaker.

There were 75 singles who attended the event and many for the first time. Singles were able to interact throughout the day by planned activities, stories and a nature walk

Cowboy Camp Meeting Meets at Cabell Meadow

September 30, 2018 / Cherelyn Strickland

Every Fourth of July, horse lovers, those who like ATVs and friends from around the Northwest gather for camp meeting under a big tent out in God’s second book, nature. This year camp meeting was held at Cabell Meadow in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, just 2 miles from the mining ghost town of Cabell City and right next to the John Day Wilderness. Campers (and those who came just for Sabbath) enjoyed Jeremiah Smart’s evenings and Sabbath devotional talks as he spoke on repentance and the grace of God. Smart is a pastor of a church in Des Moines, Iowa.

Women’s Ministries Participates in Portland Women’s Expo

September 30, 2018 / Terrie Leen-Griebel

Oregon Conference women’s ministries participated for the third year at the Portland Women’s Expo held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.

Portland Women’s Expo is sponsored by the Portland Women’s Resource Initiative (PWRI), which is a nonprofit organization. The ultimate goal of PWRI is to build a resource center for women to help them gain resources to successfully sustain themselves and their families.

Biker Picnic

September 29, 2018 / Dick Duerksen

For each of the last 15 years, the King’s Riders of the Washington State Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) host a special meal in the park for other bikers. Like, for the Bandidos, the Hombres, the Eagles and other Rebels. Christian bikers, laying a spread for scores of biker families who have little or no exposure to anything Christian.

Children and Anxiety

September 29, 2018 / Ginger Ketting-Weller

I want to write about something of great import to any of you who love a child. Let’s see if I can articulate this.

We have evermore-anxious children. Watch the tears of the elementary kids as they get older. See how the junior high kids worry. Watch the cares and concerns of the teenagers, the fears of the college students. Anxiety fills our air. Researchers are noticing the signs and effects of it in our young ones.

Why is this?

Here’s what I think: We were not built to bear the increase of knowledge.