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One Night of Your Life Simply Christmas

April 01, 2003 / Jon Dalrymple

More than 1,100 people attended a One Night of Your Life evangelism event held at the Spokane Convention Center, Dec. 21, 2002. The event, called Simply Christmas, was a concert by recording artists Steve Darmody and Jennifer LaMountain, as well as a gospel presentation by Randy Maxwell, author of Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, designed to introduce non-Christians to Jesus.

UCA Students Give Week of Prayer

April 01, 2003 / Melissa Wickenberg

The Upper Columbia Academy campus family recently came together for the annual Student Week of Prayer. The week provided an opportunity for students and faculty alike to reflect on their characters and how God could improve them.

Spokane Valley Church Members Accept The Lordship Challenge

April 01, 2003 / Lola Lile

It all started at the church leadership retreat in January 2002. The leaders felt that the number one concern for our church was stewardship education.

Many of our members have joined since the new church and school were completed in 1996, and there is a North Pacific Union Conference Association revolving fund building loan that needs to be retired. A stewardship committee was formed to look into all options and recommend a plan to the church board.

Legal Notice

April 01, 2003

Notice is hereby given that the 74th session of the Upper Columbia Conference will convene in the Upper Columbia Academy convocation center at Spangle, Washington, on Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 9:30 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and departmental directors for the ensuing term and to transact such other business as may come before the session.

Universities Under Siege

April 01, 2003 / Alina Arnold

When the command was given by Jesus to go to every nation, kindred, tongue and people, he said to go to our public universities and community colleges. A public campus contains an incredible diversity of ethnicity, religion, race, language, and thought. What an opportunity! Why then, is the visible presence of the Adventist church so scarce on public campuses?

Women’s Ministry Involves Many

April 01, 2003 / Jessica Bryan

Fifty-four women and teens met at the Upper Columbia Conference office on Feb. 9, to share their vision and make plans for women’s ministry events for the year. The fifteen teenagers present and their sponsors spent the afternoon making plans for the second annual “Free to Be Me in Christ” young women’s retreat scheduled for Apr. 25–27. Plans were also made for the UCC Women’s Retreat, Oct. 24–26, and “Women In Passionate Leadership,” Nov. 21–22. •

Upper Columbia Conference Couples Retreat

April 01, 2003 / Jeanne Johnson

Couples found a great way to spend the Valentine weekend by attending the Upper Columbia Conference Couples’ Retreat at Camp MiVoden in Hayden Lake, Idaho. The scenery was breathtaking and the atmosphere of the lakeside retreat was healing and peaceful. We enjoyed great food, made new friends, had lots of fun playing group games, and participating in the grand march Saturday night.

Enumclaw Students Serve their Community

April 01, 2003

Located in a quiet country setting just 15 minutes from Auburn Adventist Academy, Enumclaw Adventist Elementary School is a small, family-oriented school. It provides a Christian atmosphere that encourages young people to become involved in sharing their faith.

In one program, which was given to honor senior citizens, the children shared a short program and served them lunch.