During its Annual Council business meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, the General Conference (GC) executive committee voted 185 to 124 (with two abstentions) to approve a plan to seek uniform policy compliance throughout the world church.
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
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.
Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., is happy to welcome eight new staff members to the Milo family for the 2018–2019 school year.
Mark and Cheryl Alder are engineers from Palmer, Alaska. Mark is excited to be returning to his alma mater to begin a new career as a physics, chemistry and math teacher. Cheryl will be continuing to home school their three younger children, while their two older children attend Milo and Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn.
Hannah Darby, a sixth-grade student from Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend, Ore., is one of 13 winners in an Oregon Agriculture Foundation art contest. This annual event is open to elementary-age children in the state of Oregon who enter illustrations of state industries such as agriculture, forestry, fishing, ranching and others. More than 2,000 illustrations were entered this year.
This year’s winning pictures will be featured in a school-year calendar distributed statewide. Darby’s entry — a picture of a Christmas tree farm — will illustrate December 2019.
When a person hears about Adventists or Ellen White for the first time, the following action is typically a Google search. The term, “Seventh-day Adventists” is searched more than 74,000 times per month, and “Ellen White” receives an average of 27,000 monthly queries.
According to the latest research, what shows up prominently in these search result listings is not official Adventist content but that of other churches, magazines, spiritual discussion sites or news sites. And as many church members are already aware, this content is not always favorable.
Current research says … “Traits and skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, social skills, persistence, creativity and self-control are vitally important to children’s full development.” In their article Making Whole-child Education the Norm, Garcia and Weiss (2016) echo numerous contemporary authors and researchers identifying the need for the education of youth to reach well beyond classroom instruction and textbooks. But these modern perspectives only affirm what Adventist parents and teachers have known for a long time.
Twenty-two children attended Molalla (Ore.) Church’s Vacation Bible School. The entire church was decorated with palm trees, a wrecked ship, a treehouse hut, a waterfall and lots of animals.
Each day the children experienced what it was like to be on a deserted island while learning God never deserts them. The children loved seeing Bible stories come to life.
A group of ladies from Forest Grove (Ore.) Church, along with a few women from the Hillsboro and Gaston churches, headed up to the Mount Hood Village Resort May 18, 2018, for a weekend filled with blessings from the Lord. God gave pleasant weather, which helped the group enjoy eating outdoors and going on beautiful walks in nature through the woods and along the river. The spiritual talks by Debbie Cox directed thoughts deeper into how to live balanced lives of devotion and industry from lessons in the lives of Mary, Martha and the Proverbs 31 woman.