The Roundup (Mont.) Church has recently taken on a GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) challenge. Each week the members are given a challenge involving the popular GLOW tracts, led by church member Kay Dickerson. The members then report on their progress the next Sabbath at church.
One challenge was to place GLOW tracts in unusual locations. Some were placed in books and jigsaw puzzles at a senior center. Some went into a case of beer in a store, doctors' offices, restrooms, gas stations and even a milk crate at a school lunch room.
As we move forward together in this new year, I am hopeful. My hope is found in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. And with Jesus at the head of our beloved church, I’m confident He will guide us through whatever is ahead.
Together in the last five years, we joined in prayer and ministry to reach western Washington with the distinctive, Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness. We desire to encourage all to become fully devoted disciples of Jesus.
We asked each ministry department, church and school to find action-oriented applications to nurture our community of faith. This became our ACTS acronym: Adventist Christian education, Coaching leaders, Total member involvement and Spiritual growth.
Notice is hereby given that the 60th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Wash., on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive reports of conference activities since the last Regular Conference Session; to elect officers, departmental directors, Conference Executive Committee and the Board of Education for the ensuing quinquennium; for strategic planning; and to transact any other business that may properly come before the delegates in session.
Northwest church leaders received special awards during this year’s North American Division Ministries Convention, held Jan. 13–16, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Minner Labrador Jr., Upper Columbia Conference president, received the a Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant work in men’s ministries, not only within the United States but also as founder and creator of the globally televised series, Old Man New Man.
On Sept. 30, 2018, members of the Palmer (Alaska) Church took a break from cooking supper and headed to the Amazing Grace Academy gymnasium to support the recently revamped Pioneer Peak Pathfinder and Pioneer Puddle-Jumpers Adventurer clubs in a fun and tasty event: the second annual chili cook-off and bake sale.
Hayden Lake (Idaho) Church was abundantly blessed to host a series by Daniel Gabbert, who delivered a five-day, 13-hour series during Sept. 8–12, 2018. In this series, Gabbert focused on the vital importance of prioritizing quality time with God and deepening our daily walk with Him. Gabbert, a mental and spiritual health coach at Black Hills Lifestyle Medical Center in South Dakota, used his testimony of being called from living a wild and self-focused lifestyle to God calling him to higher ground and, in turn, calling others to come to God through His Word.
Most of the time this column shares a personal reflection or a story with a note of encouragement for a situation you may be facing. This time, however, I am stuck, and I am going to let you wrestle with my stuckness. Besides, I’m still recovering from my qualifying exams, so I feel more like asking questions than answering them at the moment.