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REVERSING DIABETES & CONTROLLING CHOLESTEROL
January 16 & 17th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Milton Teske, M.D., ER Physician & Health Educator presents at the Hillsboro Adventist Church. Light supper provided at 367 NE Grant St. Hillsboro. More details at 503-648-3922.
ADVENTIST AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. This year’s conference will be held in Gladstone, Oregon, January 15-19. Registration is open now! Visit www.AdventistAg.org to learn more! Come join us for a sweet time of learning and fellowship!
HIS PRAISE MEN’S CHORUS IN CONCERT
January 19, at 10:50 am • Riverside Church, 463 N. Shepherd Rd., Washougal, WA. His Praise is a group of about 25 men drawn from the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area and from all walks of life, directed by Charlie Drury, who have one thing in common: they love to sing gospel music. For information, call Zarah Castro, Riverside Church secretary, at 360/835-3114.
AN INTRODUCTION TO SIMPLE CHURCH PLANTING
January 20, 2019 • 5706 Texas Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661 – Sunday Jan. 20 8:00am to Noon. www.simplechurchathome.com This front-line missionary work focuses on reaching secular and/or unchurched people, introducing them to the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus (Rev. 14). This is done by fostering a casual, non-intimidating environment to welcome truth seekers and support them in their individual spiritual growth.
While this type of “church” may feel different or new to those of us more familiar with traditional church, this model of fellowship and worship was responsible for the wildfire-like spread of the Gospel Message in the New Testament era. Simple Church exists to go back to the New Testament model of discipleship, nurture, and church planting.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY SABBATH WITH GUEST SPEAKER LINCOLN STEED
January 26, 2019 • Pleasant Valley Adventist Church – Join us for a special Sabbath with Lincoln Steed at Pleasant Valley Adventist Church on January 26! Lincoln Steed is editor of Liberty magazine, a religious liberty journal circulated to thought leaders in America and internationally. Born in Australia, he studied “abroad” at Columbia Union College and Andrews University in the USA. He has edited at Pacific Press, Review & Herald, and Signs Publishing (in Australia) before he came to Liberty Magazine. He travels extensively promoting temperance and religious liberty issues. At 9:10 am and 11:40 am Lincoln will present “The Time of the Judges.” Join us for potluck after 2nd service before the 2:00 pm meeting, which will be titled “Who Needs Freedom Anyway?
BLOOD DRIVE AT TABERNACLE
Tabernacle SDA is hosting a blood drive on January 27th from 10am-3pm. We need blood donors. To register simply go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter code TabernacleSDApdx. You can also call 1-800-Red-Cross.
BIG LAKE REGISTRATION OPENING FEBUARY 3RD!
February 3, 2019 • www.Biglake.org – Get ready for a great summer by registering for summer camp at Big Lake Youth Camp! This year camp registration will open on Sunday, February 3 at 8:00 am! Camps fill fast, so if there is specific week or camp you want to attend, plan now to register. You can register online at www.BigLake.org or by calling 503-850-3583.
LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES
February 10, 11:30 am • Gladstone Adventist Church – Take Heart Ministry’s 6th annual Widow’s & Women Alone Valentine Luncheon. If you are widowed, divorced, alone or hurting or willing to come in support of those who are pleas join us February 10th at 11:30 am at the Gladstone Church. Register on line at takeheartministry.info or call Tawny at 541-367-4913. $25.00 for catered lunch, keynote speaker, music, prizes and resources.
GREAT CONTROVERSY TOUR
June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 – Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.
BIBLE STUDY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Any time on Sundays • MacLaren School for Boys
Join Tom Cowley as he gives Bible studies to the boys at MacLaren School for Boys in Woodburn. Each cottage houses about 25 boys, and Tom can’t make it to all of the cottages in one day. This is where you can help! Spend a few hours each week studying the Bible with the boys. Requirements include a background check and a few hours training to get an ID badge that allows you to enter the prison. Text Tom to learn more at 971-678-8035.
“REFLECTIONS” ADVENTIST HOMESCHOOL CHOIR
Looking for Adventist homeschooled students, ages 12+, who would like to join a professionally led Christian choir this school year! We meet Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Rockwood Adventist Church in east Portland. First practice is September 12, 2018. Directed by: Calvin Knipschild. For more information, contact Michel at Michel@fullard-leo.com
PARTNERS FOR PALAU
Now • Wherever you are! The North American Division has asked conferences and churches within the North Pacific Union Conference to adopt the island country of Palau for ongoing mission projects. Read the June Gleaner feature for more information or go to palau.npuc.org to find out how you or your church or school group can get involved. Individual members can donate in support of this project by writing “NPUC—Partners for Palau” on their tithe envelopes, or choosing that option under the Conference/Union section within their online AdventistGiving.org account.
ULTIMATE FRISBEE FELLOWSHIP
Every Sunday from 10:00 am until noon on the Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School soccer field! All relevant information can be found by accessing and joining the group’s Facebook page, “Ultimate Frisbee Fellowship.” Questions can be directed to Zach Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDA RADIO – NEW NAME, NEW PROGRAMS (Formerly Adventist Public Radio)
To avoid confusion with our being a General Conference affiliate, we broadcast as an independent “supporting” ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church under a new name, more in harmony with our goal of reaching nonChristians with the Adventist message. Our new SDA website launches this month:
“A NEW START” (9am, 3pm, 12am PST) Featuring the best Natural Healers in Adventism.
NEW!! “A THOUGHTFUL HOUR” on the closing scenes of Christ’s life (5pm & 10pm PST) Consists of Scripture readings, excerpts from the Desire of Ages, Uncle Arthur’s Bible stories, interspersed with symphony music reflected for each stage – Last Supper, Gethsemane, Trial, Cross, 2nd Death, Tomb, Resurrection (Due to the emotional content of this hour we are only able to broadcast it twice daily)
COMING SOON! “REFORMATION HOUR” – will consist of Scripture, readings from the Great Controversy, It Is Written segments, Uncle Arthur’s Bible Stories, Hymns inspired by the Reformation, and dramatized excerpts from key moments in the Reformation.
Available Online at the website, or Roku TV, SDA RADIO APP and YouTube. Problems Listening? Go to www.SDAradio.com and click “listen live”.
“A NEW START” ON ADVENTIST PUBLIC RADIO
9am, 3pm, 12am PST Featuring the best Natural Healers in Adventism. Start your 2018 with a New Start to better health. Available online at the website, or Roku TV, SDA RADIO APP and YouTube. Problems Listening? Go to www.adventistpublicradio.com and click “listen live”.
“LIFE ON THE LINE” AIRING ON OPB Tuesdays, 12:30-1:00 pm • On OPB Plus (Oregon Public Broadcasting) “Life on the Line” is an inspiring series about people who don’t give up despite life’s toughest challenges. The third season of “Life on the Line,” Loma Linda University Health’s national TV show, is now airing on public television station OPB Plus on Tuesdays, 12:30 pm from 1:00 pm. Check your channel listing for OPB Plus. Learn more at www.lifeontheline.tv. Viewers can find their station by visiting http://www.opb.org/television/channels/#stations.
VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has an urgent need for morning truck drivers & riders, and general support volunteers in the food pantry. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503/252-8500 and start helping people right away!
HELP SOMEONE BY VOLUNTEERING: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.
FAITH FOR TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE is a television ministry committed to sharing God’s grace with the world through broadcast media. That’s been our vision since 1950, when Faith For Today launched its live inspirational television drama on ABC from New York City. That was more than 60 years ago, and we are now the oldest religious television broadcast in the world! Lifestyle Magazine is a half hour television talk show focused on living a full, healthy and balanced life. It is the second longest show on air after “Meet the Press.” The show features panel discussions, interviews and demonstration segments focused on whole life health, which includes fitness, nutrition, relationships, outlook and more ways to promote overall health. This multiple award-winning show reaches a wide age demographic and covers a wide variety of topics and was recently voted a Top 20 brand influencer for health & fitness on Twitter (above Shape Magazine, GQ and more) by analyst group Onalytica. The award winning “Lifestyle Magazine” can be seen on the NRB network on DirectTV on Tuesdays at 4:30pm EDT on channel 378 and Sky Angel 1 on Saturday and Sundays at 3pm and on Thursdays at 2:30pm. You can also see it on DISH, the Hope Channel and many other stations. For more information go to Lifestyle.org or call our office at 805/955-7681.
PRAY ONE MISSION is a North American Division initiative calling us to focused prayer for people who need Jesus. Do you know of one or two such people? As you pray for these individuals, please consider sending them a subscription to Signs of the Times® 800/545-2449. Prayer and the printed page are great teammates and proven soul winners.
MISSION 360° MAGAZINE Several publications, such as Mission Post and Frontline have merged and expanded to create a new official mission magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist church called Mission 360°. It will be published quarterly and you can sign up for an online version at Mission360Mag.org.
Do you struggle to explain your convictions about Sabbath or labor unions to your employer? Are you being asked to work on Sabbath? The Northwest Religious Liberty Association can help. Call Greg Hamilton and Rhonda Bolton at 360/857-7040.
REDWOOD ADVENTIST ACADEMY
Donations for helping the school and students recover from the fire can be given at this LINK. If anyone would like to send a card of encouragement to the Redwood students, they can send them to Santa Rosa SDA Church, Attn: RAA Students, 840 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
COLLEGIATE & YOUNG ADULTS
JOIN THE CRUISE WITH A MISSION for its next adventure in the Caribbean on Dec. 15–22, 2019! Visit www.cye.org/cwm for more information. Registration begins Oct. 10, 2018. Come, be a part of changing ourworld for Christ! And … CLICK HERE to check out the story about our last cruise on Sept. 9-16, 2018 where we made a difference in several communities in Alaska
COLLEGE VESPERS: “3rd Base, Almost Home” Third Friday of each month. Food at 6 p.m. and worship at 7 p.m. This gathering is held on the third Friday evening of each month at the WWU nursing dorm and is sponsored by Pleasant Valley SDA.
ATTENTION ALL YOUNG ADULTS!
First and Third Friday of every Month East Salem is holding a Young Adult Vespers. They will have good food, music, and discussions. The more young adults the better! This event is free and all you need to bring is you. If you have any questions feel free to contact Kaelyn Nelson at 971/209-0609.
AMC’s FIRST FRIDAY EVENT
First Friday of the month – 7:15 – 8:30 pm • Adventist Medical Center (lower level amphitheaters) – First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us.
Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Register for our Soup and Salad Dinner. Registration for the Soup and Salad Dinner is only available 2 weeks prior to each event.
OREGON CONFERENCE NEWS:
NPUC CREATION RESOURCE CENTER
The North Pacific Union Conference Creation Study Center exists to provide creation resources; coordinate study programs; plan field trips for pastors, teachers and students; present weekend creation seminars at Northwest churches; and visit academies and elementary schools for science presentations and weeks of prayer. For more information contact Dr. Stan Hudson or his assistant Marella Rudebaugh at 360/857-7037. http://www.npuc.org/departments/creation.
DO YOU HAVE A STORY OF STEWARDSHIP TO SHARE? The Oregon Conference Media Center is looking to create a video series of stewardship stories. We are looking for all kinds of stories that are related to stewardship. They do not have to be stories from just within the Oregon Conference. Send us names and contact information of individuals that you think have a great stewardship story to tell. Once we receive a list of potential stories we will make a quick phone call to them and get the gist of the story and then we will choose the stories that would be best to pursue at this point. We would then set up a time to do a video interview and some re-enactment. Thank you for sending us the story leads you know of. We are entrusted by God with everything we have on this earth. We are responsible to Him for their proper use. We hope by telling peoples stewardship stories that more people can receive the outpouring of blessings from God. Send story leads to the Oregon Conference Media Center, Director J.C. Munoz at: email@example.com
EVENTS: For a complete listing of events happening in the Oregon Churches, go to the conference website at www.oregonconference.org and click on the link for upcoming events. For Oregon Conference announcements, go to www.oregonconference.org/announcements.
eCommunique: To view the latest eCommunique (your monthly connection to news, stories, and event and announcement information from the Oregon Conference and abroad) just visit www.OregonConference.org
MEMBER MINISTRIES: Visit the Oregon Conference’s Member Ministries website and see the vast array of ministries in our department. Hopefully it will make it easier for you to find resources. You will find new info on GLOW and our Bible Worker Trainer program, and more direct links to other resources. You can check the site out at http://orgcpersonalmin.adventistnw.org/.
FACEBOOK USERS: check out the Oregon Conference Children’s Ministry Facebook page.