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REVELATION TODAY – EVANGELISTIC SEMINAR
Friday, March 8 until April 6 • Stone Tower SDA will be presenting a series of public evangelistic meetings which you are welcome to attend or help out with. Browse to relevantseminars.com/portland for more information and to share this truth filled seminar with your friends and neighbors. Volunteers are appreciated, you can view the Volunteer Needs or Sign Up Here!
GOD’S CHARACTER AND THE FINAL GENERATION – PRESENTED BY LAST GENERATION FOR CHRIST
March 22,23 Sacramento Central SDA Church, Sacramento CA. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event! So many misunderstandings, so many untruths. What is the truth about God’s Character & the Final Generation? Find out starting Friday, March 22 @ 7PM and again on Sabbath, March 23 all day as our guest speakers unpack these vital issues. There will be a general potluck for lunch and a book/DVD sale after sundown. This event will be live streamed for all those living out of town https://livestream.com/saccentral/events/3378356 More Details at www.lastgenerationforchrist.org
GYC NORTHWEST 2019
March 27-31 – Upper Columbia Academy, Spangle, WA – “THE SHADOWS LIGHT: 1 John 4:10” Want to strengthen your walk with God? Desire to know your Bible better? Make sure to join us for GYC Northwest 2019 Convention. Register at www.gycnorthwest.org
10TH ANNUAL PRAYER CONFERENCE – Communion with the Creator
March 29-31 • Twin Rocks Conference Center, 18705 N Hwy 101, Rockaway Beach, OR – This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Paul Dybdahl. Join us as we explore the privilege of praying as God’s friend, and how this impacts our overall perspective on life, which then has a profound impact on our prayer lives. Early registration ends March 10th. Prices after March 10, add $25. Rates are $225 for lodge, $175 for cabins, $135 for RV, and $100 for day participants. Register now at OregonPrayer.org. For more information, contact Tawny at 541/367-4913.
2019 EVANGELEAD CONFERENCE
April 1-3 – The 2019 EvangeLead Conference, to be held April 1-3 at Vancouver Adventist Church in Vancouver, Wash., invites pastors, church leaders, evangelists, and lay leaders to join together in learning strategies for creating a culture of outreach and evangelism. Explore important topics, such as why evangelism still works, why Adventist churches grow differently, and strategies for reaching your community. Learn more at http://evangelead.org
ROSARIO SINGLES RETREAT
April 4-7, 2019 in Anacortes WA. – Ofa Langi, Pastor of the North Cascade SDA Church is our speaker for the weekend. Come and learn about how God is working in your life. Arrive Thursday and spend Friday on an Island Adventure in the San Juan Islands. Registration is $235 for the full retreat. Other registration options are listed on the registration form. For more details and a registration form, send an email to RosarioRetreat@Gmail.com. For those without access to email, you may call our registration line at 360 588-3179 to request info. The deadline to register is March 18, 2019.
HEALTHY LIVING FROM THE INSIDE OUT—LIVE YOUNG LONGER
Please join us for an inspiring 3 day Seminar with Melanie Larson, MA, RD. Learn to live young longer! Health Topics include: “Understanding Healthy Aging and Your Lifestyle”; The 4 S’s: Skin, Sex, Strength, and Sleep: Keys to Using Plant Based Eating for your Best Health”; “Thoughts on the Pleasure Trap: Conquer Your Cravings and Food Addiction!” Admission is $20 per person, 18 and under attend for free. Paid registration includes three healthy plant based meals on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as Sunday brunch, three health topics, healthy cooking demonstration, and recipes. For more details and to register at https://liveyounglongervancouver.eventbrite.com.
GLADSTONE PARK WOMEN’S RETREAT – The Journey to God’s Goodness
April 12-14 • Lyons, OR (registration ends March 11) – We’re told that God is good all the time… but, how can that be when our lives are still a mess? Come hear about God’s goodness and how you can see it in your own life. PVC’s own Diane Pestes will be speaking. Open to all women. Cost is $120 for food, lodging and all activities. Please contact Angela Whitbeck with questions and to register at email@example.com.
OREGON ADVENTIST MEN’S CHORUS CONCERT
April 13 – The OAMC 2019 Spring Festival Concert will be Sabbath, April 13, 2019. We are planning two identical concerts at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more info and to register for free tickets oamchorus.org.
SEEING JESUS THROUGH MUSLIM EYES
Attend Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes at Whipple Creek Adventist Church on April 13. This seminar will equip believers in Jesus who want to establish meaningful and sustainable relationships with our Muslim brothers and sisters for the kingdom of God. Our presenter will be Elder Gerald Babanezhad, coordinator of Muslim Outreach at the Pacific Union Conference and board member of NAD Adventist Muslim Relations, will share the historical setting and perspective of Islam, and the role of the Adventist church in sharing the Three Angel’s Message with Muslims. Muslim’s understanding of Seventh-Day Adventists, practical ways, testimonies and much more followed with Q&A time. A mini piano concert will start at 2:00 pm, seminar will start at 2:45 pm. For more information, call 360-574-2540.
YOUR ORGANIC POWERHOUSE GARDEN WORKSHOP
Starting Sunday, April 14 • Vancouver Community Adventist Church, All are invited to attend the “Your Organic Powerhouse Garden Workshop” presented by Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com. Grow delicious, fully-mineralized and biologically better than organic, healthy-healing fruits and veggies, with an abundant harvest freshly picked from your garden this summer! See what else you’ll learn! For information and registration, go to: GardeningVancouver.eventbrite.com.
ULTIMATE MISSION ANNUAL BANQUET
Save the date: May 5 Here are some of the highlights of 2019 so far:
- We visited 53 villages and seen 74 of the medical missionaries that you are helping us sponsor. They are doing an
- We learned that North American Adventist Vacation Bible Schools collected over $27,000 For our clean water
project in 2018
- We delivered over 1500 MadiDrops and 400 WAPIs (water purifiers.)
- We worked along with Milton Adams and family and Kish Poddar on our newest project to combine the medical
missionary work with Simple Home Churches. We trained over 30 people in public health principles and church
planting. We are very excited about this project. We are combining two very successful proven programs to reach
the most population dense unreached area of the world, North India. One couple we trained only 3 weeks ago has
already started a home church with 8 members.
OREGON CONFERENCE MEN’S SUMMIT
NEW Date! May 31 – June 2 • Grove Christian Camp – Featuring Dick Duerksen. Pre-registration (Early Bird Discount) is $125 through March. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be open soon. Watch your Bulletin for updates. Please contact Bret McKay with any questions at 503/577-4686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIGGING DEEPER RETREAT
May 17-19 – Experience a weekend that will leave you refreshed, challenged, and connected. Our keynote speaker, Pastor Michael Kelly, will be sharing messages that will dig deep into what authentic faith looks like as a tangible connection with Jesus. – Two nights and three days tucked away at one of the prettiest places around is the perfect set up for a weekend that will leave you refreshed, challenged, and connected. Young adults (anyone in the 20s – 40s age range, regardless if they are single, married, have children or not) from all around the Inland Northwest and beyond will be coming together, and we invite you to join. There will be times of worship led by our local musicians, time for prayer, time to enjoy the great outdoors, time to connect with new and old friends, but most importantly, we will have time to dig deeper into the the Word of God. diggingdeeperretreat.com
SOUTHERN OREGON CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S RETREAT – God’s Upside-Down Kingdom
May 31 – June 2 • Milo Academy -Join us as we unpack the beatitudes from Matthew 7. This year’s keynote speaker is Sue Clayville. Cost per peson is $125 single occupancy, $115 double occupancy, $105 mother/daughter. Vegan meals available at no extra charge. Invite someone new and save $10 if they attend the retreat. Contact Pat Young at 541/601-8694 or email at email@example.com.
June 16-21 2019 – Michigan SDA Conference – Registration begins March 1, 12:01am and ends March 15, 7pm. If you are unable to attend this ‘filled to capacity’ campmeeting, you can livestream the main meetings and gain a blessing.
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.
July 2-6 – Lightbearers, Jasper, OR – Registration opens March 5. Join us for solid biblical teaching, great fellowship, and an unforgettable experience for the whole family! While nothing can replace the fellowship of attending convocation in person, we understand that not everyone can make it, so we broadcast each session live at lightbearers.org.
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.
BIG LAKE REGISTRATION
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.
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.