A one-hour documentary about Adventist education is scheduled to air on Public Television early in 2014.
As a local ministry outreach, the Pendleton Women's Ministries got busy and decorated holiday wreaths for Martha's House ministry ...
The new cafeteria at Upper Columbia Academy is complete, almost! On November 20 the senior class spent the day moving food and supplies ...
Give a gift that will last forever! Sharing Jesus is a daily passion that doesn’t stop when Shahin leaves church on Sabbath.
Joe's mother had a dream that God had a purpose for her boys. But it turned out different than she expected ...
Summit Northwest Ministries transitioned from their rented church in Newman Lake to their purchased and remodeled theater ...
Ben had lost a lot in life due to his addictions. He’d lost his marriage, his self-esteem, his sense of self-worth and his direction. He needed a change...
Upper Columbia Academy's new dining hall is nearly complete. The project, which started more than a year ago, is the result of ...
Recently SonBridge Community Center was awarded a grant by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, that will be used to expand ...
What do you get when you combine a cement slab, giant logs and construction volunteers? In Plummer Idaho, all these elements ...
A simple survey tool can lead you find people who want to study the Bible. Here's a story of someone who used this approach and discovered Band-Aids for Jesus.
Spokane Mayor, David Condon, took time out of his busy schedule for an interview with Positive Life Radio station manager, Darin Patzer.
Are you looking for a quick way to synthesize what the Bible teaches on a specific topic? A new series of 90 second long video's does just that.
The fall backpacking trip for juniors at Upper Columbia Academy could have turned out differently. But several miraculous events ...
A large work of art was unveiled at Palisades Christian Academy the first day of school. The artwork, by Michele Davis, is entitled ...
More than 1,200 church members attended the Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Campmeeting held at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Washington
Tamara Terry, wife of UCC Treasurer Randy Terry, caught three UCC Presidents together at ASI in Orlando, Florida.
He's Alive Television (KHBA UHF Channel 39) is now on Roku, an Internet streaming service throughout North America and beyond ...
A unique event is happening each evening in Riverfront Park, August 2 through 9. Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“I don’t even know what’s in this book, but I know I agree with it,” remarked Roy as he flipped through a copy of The Great Controversy.
Yvonne House retired from serving as the Upper Columbia Conference Corporation treasurer at the end of April after 40 years ...
Camp meeting is about people and the awesome speakers but there are others who make these days great as well.
Wed seats on shuttle vehicles, rain showers, wind blowing, mud puddles, umbrellas, and blessings at the UCC Camp Meeting, 2013!
The Upper Columbia Conference Camp meeting began with a bang this year as thunderstorms rocked the area around Spokane and Spangle
Sandpoint Junior Academy students experience the thrill of helping others weekly, as community service was incorporated into their curriculum
Troy, Idaho, Church members and friends gather on Big Meadow Road to break ground for a $500,000 addition to the existing facility.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Sloop family as searchers continue to look for Dr. Jay Sloop.
Natasha DiBiase, a third grader at LCJA, helped Google representatives unveil an eight-foot wide rendering of her artwork at a special school assembly to declare her the Idaho state winner of the Internet search engine’s doodle contest.
“If we are not involved in the community, then when we say ‘follow me’ the people will say ‘who are you?’”
As the children at Rogers Adventist School leave the classroom for the summer months, three teachers will be starting their retirement.
The miracles continue for participants of Spokane Valley Adventist Church's sixth production of the outdoor walkthrough event, Journey to the Cross.
Alex Bryan, senior pastor at the Walla Walla University Church, has been named president of Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio.
In a dream Ron Bayless felt impressed to offer Virginia’s heirs “all the money in the building fund,” for ...
For more than 20 years, the first Tuesday of each month finds a handful of Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) office workers chopping lettuce, onions, tomatoes and cooking beans.
Teen Pathfinders began their week of service by building a greenhouse, creating trails and shingling a roof amoung other tasks.
What's better than a party? How about a Party-in-a-Box Reading Day? Fifth and sixth graders at Rogers Adventist School participated in ...
Con Brio, a music group from Rogers Adventist School performed at Upper Columbia Conference for their staff worship.
Hobbies can be a great source of personal satisfaction, especially if one takes advantage of their retirement years and uses that hobby for
Adventist pioneers in the Colville Valley purchased land near Kettle Falls, Wash., in 1890. After seven years of work, they opened a boarding school.
What is Pathfinders? Instead of telling you, I want to let you experience a normal day in a Pathfinder club using your imagination.
Spokane’s Positive Life Radio – 104.9 FM hosted an on-air project in January that raised over $21,000 to dig two new wells in remote villages in Guatemala.
By God's grace, His work has begun and has already made an impact on the lives of a few individuals on the Umatilla Reservation down in Mission, Ore.
Morris L. Venden, well known husband, father, Seventh-day Adventist preacher, teacher, and author, passed to his rest Sunday evening, February 11, 2013.
Dr. Atilio Dupertuis taught 140 students on the topic of “Introduction to Bible Theology” at the Lay Adventist Seminar.
Every year, first and second grade students in Tonya Wessman’s class learn lines, scripture verses, and songs in preparation for ...
A family of four, new to Bonners Ferry and struggling financially, hears through the local food bank they might get help ...
Elder Paul Hoover accepted the call to serve as president for the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Two years ago Denise Ellenwood, a member of the Spokane Central Church, lost her mother to suicide. She and the rest of her family...
When Phyllis Fisher heard about God’s Closet, she thought it might be benefit the community. What she found was an amazing way to connect
A special day for members of the Newport, Wash., Church as they celebrated the baptism of three individuals.
The Irrigon Church celebrated the 100th birthday of Bertha “Bertie” Fay Gallagher. Five generations attended the party.
Pathfinders, along with Newport Church members went to their local communities to invite families to donate non-perishable food
The Newport (Wash.) Church joined other Northwest churches in honoring their pastors during the annual October Pastor Appreciation.
KHBA is pursuing ways introduce Spokane’s secular population to Jesus. Driven by the need for people to see and hear a witness for Jesus...
One of the many things Upper Columbia Academy music students learn when they go on tour is that music is one of the highest ...
Each year, Walla Walla Valley Academy offers Balance Week, a series of talks designed to fearlessly and directly tackle the pressures and negative influences of our culture
God has recently opened my eyes to an unreached culture in our own backyard. No passport or plant ticket needed ...
Omak Native Ministries group was very excited to be given a booth space in the Indian encampment at the Omak Stampede. Our booth theme was creation...
News anchor, Stephanie Vigil, visited Palisades Christian Academy and presented the Teacher of the Month Award to Judy Castrejon ...
You never know when you hand out GLOW, what the result will be. But you can know that there is a master designer who helps you.
On Monday, October 1, I received a call from Second Harvest, alerting me our food purchase order would not be coming this week as it had failed to get on the delivery truck ...
Bob and Audrey Folkenberg announced Monday they have accepted a call to serve the Adventist Church in Hong Kong.
... Goldendale had three students and no funds, and St. Maries had one student in the lower grades and two set to graduate. Here’s what God did to help them reopen their doors.
The idea for the booth came less than two months before the fair, and church members had no supplies nor a budget ready. The space alone cost $800, plus they needed literature and items to give away. They decided to lean on Jesus,
Positive Life Radio (PLR) continues to live up to its name as it spreads a positive influence regionally and throughout the world. Listeners contributed ...
Twenty-six Hispanic congregations in Upper Columbia Conference work together to find out what comprehensive evangelism looks like.
It was springtime and people everywhere were breaking ground, mostly for gardens. But ground was broken for a different purpose on April 19 at Plummer, Idaho
Upper Columbia Academy students and staff hosted a food drive this fall, as part of the HOPE program, to help an area food bank prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
Sam Knutson, Wenatchee, Wash., businessman, believes collective memory is as important to a church as short-term memory is to an individual.
On Oct. 20, 1962, to the sounds of trumpets, and the choir leading the way, Walla Walla campus church members marched from Columbia Auditorium (currently Havstad Alumni Center) to the new College Church, built on the site of the old college barn
When the Better Living Center was looking for a way to grow beyond being a food bank, Gretal Cromwell began exploring options to start a community garden.
Last week Patty Marsh received an unusual request. Her phone rang. It was from Marilyn in Main. “In my four years as ACS Director, this is the first time I’ve received a request like this,” said Patty.
If you live in Upper Columbia Conference, there is a good chance you caught a glimpse of a member of His Travelers team trekking through your area to a nearby Vacation Bible School or day camp.
SonBridge Community Center received a $170,000 grant from the Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust to complete construction of its new medical and dental clinics.
Under the direction of Pastor George Chambers, Milton-Stateline Adventist School (MSAS) was founded in 1962. The Stateline and Milton churches needed more space.
Baptisms are wonderful occasions for churches and no matter the age, it is always a joy to see new birth, new life in Christ. In Spirit Lake, the baptism of Jessica and Jonathan Mandigo on the ...
Vehicles and RV's were crushed by falling trees and yet miraculously no lives were lost in Friday's wind storm that swept through the Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting grounds near Republic, Wash.
Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) announces the departure of Dave Livermore, personal ministries and discipleship director. He has served with distinction in this post. His contagious energy and passion for sharing Jesus will be missed. Livermore is leaving the Northwest to serve as
Pastor Eric Shadle began a cross country bike ride on July 8, 2012, to help raise awareness of the need for diapers all across America.
Members of the Pendleton Seventh-day Adventist Church are accepting and sorting donations of furniture and household goods for the more than 50 people who lost everything in a terrific apartment fire in Pendleton Saturday, July 7.
Designed and engraved by Charbonneau, the sign features an old-growth fir log slab, milled and donated by Jack Knight. It includes the Adventist logo as well as Sabbath School and church times. An additional ...
The Walla Walla University Board of Trustees decided with a two-thirds vote to not approve the recommendation of Alex Bryan as university president. They unanimously expressed their appreciation and affirmation of Dr. Bryan’s continuing pastoral leadership and ministry at the WWU Church.
Students who grew up hearing stories of their grandparents sharing the gospel door to door now have an opportunity to follow in their footsteps and become evangelists and Bible workers in their own right when they enroll in leadership classes at the Northwest Mission Institute (NMI) on the campus of
Providing three meals a day for hungry campers can be a tall order for many kitchens. But it’s just another 13 hour day of work for the kitchen staff at Camp Meeting 2012.
He's Alive Television has made an interesting impact into the community with a first-time-ever, yard sale. "You figure you can try anything once, and when Doug Cameron offered to plan a huge yard sale, the
You don't have to have a fancy RV set up to come to camp meeting. Some campers simply use a hamock and a rain tarp.
UCC Camp Meeting is under way in the largest tent in Eastern Washington. According to Spokane county officials, the mammoth 19,000 square-foot tent is the biggest temporary structure of it’s kind in the inland Northwest.
Pathfinder club members, Nathaniel Hoskins and Rachelle Santee, spent the afternoon today greeting campers as they arrived at the Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting in Spangle, Washington.
Two loads of golf carts arrived at Upper Columbia Academy for camp meeting. They are already in service as the new Hop-on Shuttle. Hauling luggage to dorms and assisting many with ...
Construction began today on the big meeting tent for next week's Upper Columbia Conference annual Camp Meeting June 13-16.
Anita Roberts, the third and fourth grade teacher at Lake City Junior Academy, was presented with a national award Thursday, May 31.
Eight-hundred and fifty Pathfinders, along with forty-four pastors, convened for the Upper Columbia Conference's 2012 Pastors' Appreciation Pathfinder Fair, May 18-20, 2012..
The Tri-Cities Diaper Bank (TCDB) recently received a $20,000 grant from the North American Division Adventist Community Services (ACS) to support its work.
A Court of Honor was held Jan. 28, at the Ellensburg Church to present Arill Bartrand (Cle Elum Church member) with the rank of Eagle Scout.
Upper Columbia Academy announced the selection of a new principal following Troy Patzer's decision to join the Upper Columbia Conference Trust department, effective July 1, 2012.
After taking her children through Spokane's Journey to Bethlehem the first time, Sara* joined another group that was just beginning and journeyed through again. After the second time
Local Pearl Harbor survivors shared their stories with students from Spokane Adventist schools.
Driving into Palisades Christian Academy on Thursday evening, December 1, one could see the “It’s a Kids Christmas” banner being hoisted and taped on the wall as the 7th grade students were scurrying around to unload and set-up the party crafts. What was the occasion?
Wenatche Adventist Church holds memory Sabbath, a time to remember how God has led through the years.
On September 17, 2011 the Upper Columbia Conference graduated their first class of ten students from the SHINE Bible Worker Training School.
Upper Columbia Conference and Adventist Health sponsored the Partners in Mission Conference. The conference brought 65 clergy and medical professionals from around the Inland Northwest.
The fall Sharathon for the Positive Life Radio Network brought in faith promises of over $617,000. Despite hard financial times, listeners from all over the urban and rural areas of Upper Columbia Conference called
The Irrigon SDA Church hosted a second annual gospel/patriotic concert on September 11, 2011. It featured a color-guard service with speaker Lt Col Kris Perkins of the Umatilla Army Depot.
Over 114 young people made a request to be baptized during the Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Camporee at Farrugut State Park.
Richard Parker accepted an invitation by the Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee to be the new Human Resources director and Office Manager for the conference.
The Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to invite Wendy Eberhardt to be the new director of the Youth department and Camp MiVoden .
New app for iPhones and Androids helps you quickly locate Adventist churches
AdventistLIVE exists to provide access to Adventist education for any 9th or 10th grade students who desire to obtain an accredited, Adventist education no matter where they live.
When Jesus told the story about why his people inherit the kingdom, (Matthew 25) you don’t hear reasons such as: they had great preaching ability; they were excellent runners; ... Jesus said, “I was hungry and you fed me, ... I needed diapers
To the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist message ... who have handed on to us the torch of truth — kindled again at such infinite cost,
The Upper Columbia Academy Foundation recently awarded six students with scholarships from the foundation's various endowment funds.
Weather forecasters predicted rain and even tornadoes during the recent Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Fair in Lewiston, Idaho. But instead, an outpouring
Troy Patzer, Upper Columbia Academy principal and Debbie Nelson, vice principal for finance, added part-time teacher to their job description this past spring.
Back in January, members of the Coeur d'Alene Church began planning an Easter drama that would bring to life the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The Borrowed Tomb, an Easter musical, was
John Peirce, pastor, had the pleasure of baptizing Filip Slansky in the St. Joe River in St. Maries, Idaho.
Sabbath afternoon on Sept. 4, the angels of heaven did not sing alone. Shelle Harrelson and Rod Ritter openly declared their desire to accept Christ as their Redeemer and become members
John Bradshaw, speaker-director of It Is Written, opened the first weekend of the Revelation Today Bible Prophecy Seminar on March 18 at the Farwell Elementary School Auditorium in North Spokane. Local pastor and church planter, Wayne Kablanow, presented the messages the following
Bob Folkenberg Jr., UCC president, welcomed representatives from local and state government, and
Delegates to the 76th Constituency Session of the Upper Columbia Conference re-elected all officers and directors.
“Consumed with Christ,” it was the theme of the Upper Columbia Conference’s first extended camp meeting on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy.
Elder Finley shares his thoughts with UCC website readers on campmeetings, being consumed with Christ, and what he hopes listeners this weekend will know and do after hearing his messages.
There’s a pond, a construction zone, the seashore, even a time machine at camp meeting, and it’s all for the children.
The first full day of camp meeting inspires and excites those in attendance.
Campmeeting has a prayer room this year. Prayer room volunteer Melissa Miranda says, “We call it the CPR room, the Lord revives people here.”
Camp meeting is getting underway at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash.
On Sunday, April 10, the Cascade Christian Academy bus pulled out from the school parking lot embarking on a nine-day, nine-concert journey that would cover more than 2,500 miles
Thanks to advancements in Internet streaming technology, BMT’s programming is available online at www.bmt.tv. Around the clock, around the world BMT is accessible by anyone with a high-speed Internet connection.
It's not every Sabbath that church members can watch their Adventurers do a Grand March through the sanctuary with flags and smiles. Children then wished the church a
Upper Columbia Conference adopted an official vision statement at the recent conference executive committee meeting, January 25.
The Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to invite Becky Barts to serve as an Associate Superintendent of Education.
Was it because of taxes that 12,719 people traveled to Yakima, Hermiston, Spokane and Wenatchee the first and second weekends of December? What kind of production caused 695
Upper Columbia Academy band, string and choral groups performed a Christmas music concert at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, December 18, 2010. It was the fourth year the school has held this special event as a gift to the community and as an opportunity for students to perform in a professional music facility.
Barry and Shelley Bacon hosted the second annual Music on the Menu event with the UCA Choraliers and raised $2,000 for Somaly Mam Foundation.
AJ Patzer, former Seventh-day Adventist conference president, church leader and pastor, died October 10 at Wheatland Village in Walla Walla, Wash. He was 90.
“This is every college boy’s dream,” exclaimed Chad Angasan, senior theology major at Walla Walla University. He was speaking of The Longest Table, an event coordinated by the University Church on Saturday, October 2.
Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to elect Randall Terry as the new UCC Vice President of Finance. Terry, who has served as Southern New England Conference treasurer since 2006, has accepted the call.
About 700 Pathfinders from all over the Upper Columbia Conference attended the annual Pathfinder Camporee, September 17 to 19, 2010. During the event, hundreds of young people made a commitment to follow Jesus and 91 Pathfinders requested Bible studies to prepare for baptism.
This year Camp MiVoden, Upper Columbia Conference's youth summer camp in Hayden Idaho, received 192 requests for baptism. That number is nearly 30 more requests than usual from campers, and for the past four years the number has been rising.
Over 600 people attended the Signs of the Times Rally held by Spokane area Seventh-day Adventist Churches on September 11, 2010.
Former staff, directors and caretakers of Camp MiVoden converged on Hayden Lake September 10-12, 2010 to celebrate 70 years of summer camp ministry.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department says two people, who went missing from Camp MiVoden over the weekend, were found dead Monday evening, September 6.
August 14, 2010 marked a high Sabbath for the West Central Multi-cultural Seventh-day Adventist Church. Members and visitors gathered to celebrate the official opening of their new church building.
Over 400 hardy souls enjoyed camp meeting under a big new tent at Sheridan Meadows Adventist Retreat Center near Republic, Washington, July 27 through August 1, 2010. A new
Construction continues on the new Conference office and Adventist Book Center in Spokane.
Dr. Fred Hardinge accepted the call to serve as associate health ministries director Friday, July 2.
The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have elected Myron Iseminger to serve as associate secretary.
Fred Hardinge was elected Associate Director for Health Ministries for the General Conference. Hardinge has not yet accepted the call.
Bob Folkenberg, Jr. will continue serving as Upper Columbia Conference's president.
More than 70 people gathered at the site of the new camper village at Camp MiVoden for a groundbreaking ceremony.
Eight hundred twenty nine Pathfinders set up camp on the campus of Walla Walla Valley Academy, May 14-16, 2010 for a weekend of fun activities, community service and spiritual growth.
Every year, hundreds of kids ditch the classroom in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) schools to get a different kind of education at Camp MiVoden. Their teachers are happy for them to attend this unique week long learning experience that the conference has provided for the last 12 years.
Palisades Christian Academy lost both of their buses in an electrical fire Saturday morning, May 8, 2010.
Lake City Junior Academy celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 1, 2010 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Adventurers stepped outside “the box” Sabbath, April 24, 2010. Instead of having the expected UCC Adventurer Sabbath at a church, Adventurer Sabbath was held on Canada Island in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.
Verna Sonnentag retired from teaching in 2008 and has been sewing clothes for children ever since. In addition to clothes she makes, Sonnentag also collects unused clothing and sends them to those in need.
Steve and Suzanne Day, members of the East Wenatchee Seventh-day Adventist Church in Upper Columbia Conference, have headed east some 2,300 miles from their home in Washington State to reach out to a dark county.
Four UCC churches participated in Easter outreach events that shared the good news of our risen Savior. Nearly 4,000 visitors attended three events in Spokane, Cheney, and Coeur D’Alene.
Olin Peach, former teacher at Upper Columbia Academy, passed away on April 9, 2010. He was involved in a snowmobile accident on his property in Oregon.
A groundbreaking ceremony, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 marked the beginning of the building phase for Upper Columbia Conference, regional headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The community of Brewster, Washington received help from 61 teens through community service projects throughout the city.
The Blue Mountain Television Board of Directors voted to invite Pastor Kim Kjaer to join the television ministry as its new station manager.
Upper Columbia Academy announced an innovative tuition incentive plan offering all students interested in obtaining the UCA experience significant discounts of up to 50 percent off full tuition.
During January and February Adventists in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) raised more than $149,900 to help Haitian earthquake survivors.
The North Lakes District Pathfinders held their 2010 Pinewood Derby on Sunday, March 7, at the Spokane Valley Adventist School. Over 130 cars were entered in the all day racing event. Kevin Minden of the Linnwood Lightbearers Club placed first in the Teen class races and Christina Bays of the Spokane Valley Trailblazers club placed first in the Junior class races.
An Open House for Frieda’s Healing Center was held March 7, 2010. A house became a home, and this home is now a healing center serving women who need a place to heal, regroup and renew their emotional health following domestic abuse.
A groundbreaking ceremony, scheduled for April 6,2010, at 4 p.m., will commemorate the official start of construction on the new Upper Columbia Conference headquarters.
The next time you head out on the highway, keep an eye out for a mobile billboard asking the important question, “Are you on the right road?”
A two-day search for a lost teen who got separated from his family during a ski trip ended Monday afternoon when the boy's body was found.
BJ Bower, laymember of Spokane East Central Community Adventist Church recently held a
Blue Mountain Television celebrated the grand opening of its new location with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, February 20, 2010.
UCC news, February 12, 2007. A story from the Adventist Review about the largest ever Thirteenth Sabbath Offering.
Churches, businesses, and other organizations that use wireless microphones operating in the 700 MHz band must stop doing so by June 12 or face fines.
Eight area Seventh-day Adventist churches joined to launch the first Adventist Russian language television channel in North America. Read the complete story at www.uccsda.org/news.
Workers cut down over 30 trees today to clear the way for construction to begin on the new Upper Columbia Conference office at the Grove Road location in Spokane, Washington.
Over 40 people attended the Share Him Boot Camp in Lewiston, Idaho, recently. It was the fifth Boot Camp held in the Upper Columbia Conference since they began in the fall of 2008.
Local doctors from Walla Walla, Wash. travel to take aid to Haiti.
The first ever training session for Share the Life Bible worker coordinators launched the new outreach initiative.
Nov 15, 2009 All of the worship services, seminars and even the children's meetings at Go Mission Fest focused on some aspect of being a missionary, weather it is mission work in a foreign country or mission work locally.
Nov 5, 2009 Bibleinfo.com moves from Upper Columbia regional headquarters to North American Headquarters
October 2009 Pathfinders hold Jamboree campout.
A new lifestyle evangelism initiative is launched by Upper Columbia Conference, which seeks to fulfill the overarching mission statement to create meaningful relationships with the 1.8 million people in our territory.
Jesus' love flowed like lava during the Pendleton Seventh-day Adventist church's Vacation Bible School week, August 3-8, 2009.
News story for UCC Web News about the East Wenatchee Vacation Bible School August 20, 2009
UCC news story about the site preparation begining on Grove Rd campus. Posted July 29, 2009.
UCC President, Bob Folkenberg, Jr. calls on on members and conference employees to join in daily prayer.
UCC News, July 19, 2009. The Hispanic Camp Meeting is held in College Place, Washington.
2009 Campmeeting story posted June 21, 2009
The Spring 2009 meeting of the Lay Advisory Coucil met in Spokane.
News Story of WhyIQuitChurch.com Results from the Upper Columbia Conference
Bob and Audrey Folkenberg share about their family, their decision to come to the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and how they are looking forward to working with Adventists in the Inland Northwest.
Upper Columbia Conference Welcomes Robert Folkenberg, Jr. and Family to the Team
News of a new president invited to come to Upper Columbia Conference
News Story from January 22, 2009 about Upper Columbia Conference locating a temporary office site
Links to UCC Fire Stories from the December 28, 2008 fire of Upper Columbia Conference Headquarters
A recap of the fire that destroyed the Upper Columbia Conference office and how the various ministries continue.
Images of the Upper Columbia Conference Fire that took place December 28, 2008.
Story of the fire that burned Upper Columbia Conference office on December 28, 2009. Story posted December 28, 2008.
News Archive from December 29, 2008, UCC Office building destroyed by fire.
UCC news story about He's Alive Television, Channel 39, going digital. Posted December 22, 2008
Jay Wintermeyer has accepted an invitation from Upper Columbia Conference to serve as communication director.
News story for UCC Web News. UCC Schools Cooperate to Promote Christian Education
An Upper Columbia Conference news story about Journey to Bethlehem at the Spokane South Hill Church December 2, 2008
A UCC news story about the Patzer memorial service with video clips available. Story dated December 1, 2008.
UCC news story, November 23, 2008. The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) announces that Max Torkelsen, II, has accepted the invitation to become the next NPUC president.
UCC news, November 18, 2008. A story about Spokane's Better Living Center reaching thousands of people each year who are in need of food. This ministry has been a significant out reach for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years.
UCC news, November 18, 2008. A story about how a city bus grabs people's attention with the words,
UCC News October 27, 2008. A lot of ministry has happened in 20 years at Christian Women’s Retreats. And this year, for one lady, the theme of the weekend was planned especially for her by God. She said “the speaker had the background to help her with exactly what she needed at this time of her life.”
UCC News, November 3, 2008. The Women's Healing and Empowerment Network (formerly Polly's Place Network) received a donation of three homes for use as women's shelters in Spokane...
From Gleaner Online, October 27, 2008. President of the North Pacific Union Conference and former UCC President, Jere D. Patzer, Passes Away at age 61.
ANN Story, October of 2008. An unusual Bible begins an unusual journey.
UCC News, October 2008. Garrett Caldwell Accepts the position of associate director of communication and public relations director for the General Conference.
Upper Columbia Conference News out of College Place, October 2008. US News & World Report ranks Walla Walla University 36th in the category of
Upper Columbia Conference News out of Spokane, October 27, 2008. Several hundred people turned out for the opening night of God Said ... So What?
Several churches and ministries in Coeur d’Alene area partner together to provide a meal each night of the week to those who are in need.
Gender may keep an estimated 70 percent of the Seventh-day Adventist world church's membership out of certain church leadership positions, but in Southern Mexico altering that tradition is transforming some congregations.
Neil Nedley, M.D. has accepted the call to become president of the new Weimar Center of Health and Education (formerly called Weimar Institute). Nedley is author of Proof Positive and Depression—A Way Out,
Three outdoor school sessions are held each year at Camp MiVoden. Approximately two-thirds of the K–10 Adventist schools in the UCC participated this year.
Walla Walla University recently received a grant for $75,000 from the Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust. This gift will benefit the university’s aviation program, which is currently completing a $400,000 aircraft and technology upgrade project.
A group of Seventh-day Adventist Internet pioneers were honored by the Communication Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists during the 2008 Global Internet Evangelism Forum held here July 11. At the same time a separate award program offering as much as $67,500 in annual prizes was announced to drive further innovation in technology and ministry.
The Seventh-day Adventists are being urged by their top leader to develop an approach to environmental issues that is consistent with the church's historical values.
Ray Turner, the bass in the original King's Heralds Quartet, a singing group long supported by the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Voice of Prophecy radio ministry, died May 15, 2008.
The Amazing Facts and Weimar boards have voted to keep the renowned Weimar Academy and College open this coming school year.
Auburn Adventist Academy’s class of 2008 decided as sophomores to tithe on all the money that was earned through fundraising.
The new Oregon Conference Office opened for business July 7, 2008 at Gladstone park in Portland, Oregon.
Lay evangelist Ken Norton, who directs the newly-formed Lay Institute for Evangelism, says anyone can learn practical evangelism
Shari Booth, a Walla Walla University freshman biology major from Brush Prairie, Washington, is feared dead after she was reported missing following a dive with her Advanced SCUBA class May 19.
In a unanimous vote, members of the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee recently selected Mark A. Remboldt as NPUC treasurer. Rembolt replaces Norman Klam who stepped down from the position for medical reasons.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani invited the Seventh-day Adventist and other Christian churches to a formal dinner at his residence last month to affirm their unique role in Iraq's historical and cultural heritage.
It's seemingly simple lifestyle choices such as these that researcher and author Dan Buettner thinks can add a good 10 years to most people's lives, helping them join ranks with cardiac surgeon Ellsworth E. Wareham who, at 93, still picks up the scalpel on occasion to assist with surgeries.
An international editorial team of Seventh-day Adventist Bible scholars began work on a new study Bible this month, the president of Adventist-owned Andrews University announced March 4. The Andrews Study Bible, to be published by the university's press, is the first such project in Adventist publishing.
A Seventh-day Adventist missionary family survived a plane crash yesterday, emerging from the wreckage just moments before it exploded.
Two Seventh-day Adventist leaders -- Jere Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference president and John McVay, Walla Walla University president -- received an unexpected welcome from the Washington State Senate during a recent visit to the state’s capital, Olympia.
After two years of heartfelt prayer, study, discussion, and observing the leading of the Lord, Amazing Facts and Weimar Institute voted on April 6, 2008 to proceed with a bold new joint venture.
Paul Brantley wants the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be the world's best-run organization.
Dennis N. Carlson has been named vice president for university advancement at Walla Walla University.
North Pacific Union Conference president, Jere D. Patzer has experienced a relapse in his battle with non-Hodgkins mantle cell lymphoma.
A London court has found three men guilty of swindling the equivalent of millions of dollars out of fellow Seventh-day Adventist Church members.
Church targets commuters with modern screen ads. Electronic billboard messages point to freedom through Jesus
A vegetarian diet not only protects personal health, but may also help conserve the environment, world health leaders concluded at a conference on vegetarianism hosted by Seventh-day Adventist-owned Loma Linda University in California.
A vegetarian diet not only protects personal health, but may also help conserve the environment, world health leaders concluded at a conference on vegetarianism hosted by Seventh-day Adventist-owned Loma Linda University in California.
Adventist basketball team has law on its side when it comes to scheduling games
Pastor Jan Paulsen, president of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church, has reiterated the church's long-held position on noncombatancy
We intend to be very deliberate and specific about our commitment to the church and to who we are as Seventh-day Adventists,
Paulsen Appears on Global Cable Network, Bloomberg TV interview is first for world church leader
Union College, La Sierra University given President's Honor Roll Award; Union receives state legislature resolution
Weimar board cites finances, says closure will give college a new start
Seminar set for April 22 broadcast; 10th annual training available via Internet, Hope Channel
Seminar set for April 22 broadcast; 10th annual training available via Internet, Hope Channel
Forty-four percent of Americans, overall, have switched or dropped faith
Seventh-day Adventist television ministry is teaming up with a local Adventist Church conference to reach a major North American city for Christ.
Kraft Foods, the makers of coffee alternative Postum, recently announced they will no longer make the once popular beverage.
Whether low omega-3 levels trigger the doldrums is the focus of a new joint research project between the Sydney Adventist Hospital-based Australasian Research Institute and the University of New South Wales.
The Review and Herald Publishing Association, in partnership with Griggs University (Home Study International), is launching a radio talk show dedicated to home-based education.
Jan Paulsen, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has accepted an invitation to be interviewed on television. The interview will take place on January 24, 2008 at the Night Talk studio in New York, New York.
Presidential candidates may be the only ones vying for party nomination this Saturday in Nevada, but civic duty and religious conviction are on the ballot in many voters' minds.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, at least in the United States, isn't alone on the anti-tobacco front anymore.
Upper Columbia Conference News posts story of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama
The Red Cross is pulling out from the flooded areas in Oregon and asking other groups to get involved
Floods of volunteers came to the small town of Vernonia, Oregon, to aid the victims of flooding. One-hundred and twenty-five of them were Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) Juniors and Seniors.
In the dark hours through the crest of flooding in Chehalis and Centralia, Washington, local listener supported Adventist station 90.5 fm KACS Family Friendly Radio remained on the air.
Students at Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America are raising funds to provide immediate assistance to a fellow university in Zimbabwe that church leaders say is running out of food.
Students at Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America are raising funds to provide immediate assistance to a fellow university in Zimbabwe that church leaders say is running out of food.
Academic achievement levels for students in Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America are above national norms, according to data from the first year of a three-year study.
Beatrice Lospa, coordinator of the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Reading clubs in Romania, never imagined a nationwide initiative to make reading the Bible attractive and accessible to every Romanian would be so popular.
The use of electronic polling devices at the Upper Columbia Conference 75th constituency session did more than facilitate delegate voting on officer elections or issues related to the conference constitution. With representation from every church in the conference, there was an opportunity to gather member information which could be helpful to church leaders.
In spite of strides made to include women in ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church during the last 25 years, more needs to be done to include the demographic that comprises 70 percent of membership, some church members say.
Let's Talk Caribbean is the the 17th such program in a series of unscripted, unedited conversations between the Seventh-day Adventist Church President and its under-30 crowd.
A report on the link between cancer and diet, physical activity and weight is providing more evidence that healthful living fights disease.
At press time some 8,000 firefighters continue to battle more than 20 blazes in southern California. Beginning last weekend, the fires charred an estimated 723 square miles, devastating residents in fire-threatened neighborhoods across southern California,
A brand new, lightweight airplane plane made a stop at Cessnock Airport in Australia on May 24, during its maiden voyage from Auckland to Papua New Guinea (PNG) where it will be used to transport medical staff and much needed supplies to remote communities.
Over 250 people attended a creation versus evolution lecture by Doug Newton, M.D., in Kettle Falls, Washington.
United States Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts rallied behind a bill designed to protect the rights of people of faith, including Sabbath-keepers, in the workplace
Learning new methods of such subtle, or even overt, evangelism brought together about 100 Adventist Church leaders, communication professionals and technology experts from around the world for the fourth annual Global Internet Evangelism Forum at Newbold College in Bracknell, Berkshire, Britain, June 28 to July 1.
CWM is an innovative project by and for young adults ages 18–35, which combines a vacation and spiritual retreat with active and meaningful mission projects
There was standing room only at the memorial service for Pastor Lenard Atkins. The service, Saturday, June 30, 2007, was held at the Pine Ridge Community Church in Newport Washington.
Ask Evelyn Fischer who vacuums the floors and polishes the pews at the Blooming Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ohio, and she'll tell you without hesitation:
Four young adults suspected of arson and related crimes at Lake City Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, may face trial as early as the fall, a local police spokeswoman said June 26.
Missionaries, none of whom were Israeli, have been sharing the Seventh-day Adventist Church's message of hope in Israel since 1898. But on June 16, the first pastors of Israeli descent in Israel were ordained to continue sharing the gospel in that volatile state.
In a world where the Internet helps people fit news, entertainment and even spiritual enrichment into their increasingly multitasked lives, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific now offers the Adult Bible Study Guide on podcast.
Arrais has helped to grow subscriptions of the English version of the quarterly Elder's Digest magazine to 60,000, up from 3,000 just 15 months ago.
2007 News Story about the mission of WWVAs Acro Knights, a gymnastics team from Walla Walla Valley Academy.
Church membership records at the Phoenix Camelback Seventh-day Adventist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, top out at a weighty 1,000. But weekly head counts in the pews reveal an average Sabbath worship service draws only between 350 and 400 members.
An early-morning June 19 blaze damaged much of the library at Seventh-day Adventist-owned Lake City Junior Academy in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Leonard Atkins, pastor of the Newport Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed away Sunday morning, June 24, 2007.
After nearly 17 years and almost 12,000 successfully treated patients, the Proton Treatment Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), has been renamed for its developer Dr. James Slater.
Maranatha Volunteers International will air a new weekly television program beginning this May on Hope Channel. Maranatha Mission Stories “goes in-depth to bring the people and projects of volunteering to life,” according to its producers.
Spokane Junior Academy students were amazed to discover they had won the North Pacific Union LEGO Robotics Tournament at Walla Walla College in April.
The WWVA class of 2007 voted that their senior class trip be a mission trip.
llness doesn’t keep “doctor’s hours”—and because of that, Juliet Santos, a nurse practitioner and Seventh-day Adventist, has found an opportunity to help people as well as bring a unique understanding of wellness to communities where such insight isn’t often easily available.
By simply drinking water,students at Seventh-day Adventist-owned La Sierra University can help build classrooms, science labs and libraries for villagers in Kalaala, Ethiopia.
The Ellen G. White Estate in Silver Spring, Maryland, has posted a new electronic magazine for children ages 9-14.
The General Conference Office of Global Mission reported a record-breaking year in 2006 with some $5.3 million distributed to more than 1,800 projects around the world, said church officials. Combined with funds from other local church organizations, the projects worldwide totaled almost $14 million.
When members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's General Conference (GC) Session Theme Committee reviewed past GC Session themes, they noticed not one mentioned grace.
On a night dedicated to recognizing and upholding religious freedom for all, key speaker and United States Senator John Kerry rallied behind a bill designed to protect the rights of people of faith, including Sabbath-keepers, in the workplace.
God is like an ... egg? The concept of the Trinity has stumped plenty of scholars and wrinkled the brow of many a Sabbath School teacher, so why would anyone try to explain how one God can be three to kids? Why not? is a question world Seventh-day Adventist Church Children's Ministry director Dr. Linda Koh is more likely to ask.
First immortalized when former United States' president, Harry Truman, presented him with the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor, the late Cpl. Desmond T. Doss' story of faith and service lives on in Collegedale, Tennessee's Veterans Memorial Park
Each spring hundreds of students graduate from Adventist colleges throughout North America and move into cities all over the country to begin graduate schools, new jobs, and new lives.
The man recounted how for the past 10 years he and his fellow church members had been collecting funds and praying for a group who would be willing to come build a church for them.
A new magazine called Renewed & Ready is being published for Adventists 50 years and older. It will be a 64-page monthly magazine designed to celebrate the best of mature Adventist living.
The Upper Columbia Conference will hold it’s annual Camp Meeting Friday and Sabbath, June 15 and 16, on the Campus of Walla Walla College. This year’s theme is “Cross Training: Closing in on the Finish Line”.
In 1904 when founders established the sanitarium that would eventually become Paradise Valley Hospital, life was dramatically different compared to today.
Between March 15 and 22, the Walla Walla College Steel Drumb Band performed seven times on the tiny islands of Bermuda, some days playing multiple concerts.
Five Seventh-day Adventists were among thousands of women who voiced their concerns in deploring violence against women and the girl child at the United Nations’ fifty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held February 26–March 9.
Amazing Facts and Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) announced on April 19 plans to unite the two international Christian media ministries.
The United Nations (UN) is waking up to the role that religious organizations can play in meeting its goals--particularly in the area of social, development and peace issues.
God is able. Ask Seventh-day Adventist pastor Reginald Sibanda and he will tell you that God is truly able. Sibanda knows this because he has watched God transform the hearts and minds of thousands of people living in the district of Mwenezi, Zimbabwe in just the past two years.
It wasn't your typical church outreach effort. You were as likely to learn about Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky as you were the Old Testament prophet Daniel. And if you missed a meeting at your church, you could catch it on a colossal screen in the city square, on local television after work, or even as a cell phone video clip.
When Donesky thought about what's really going to matter in a hundred years? The Adventist Robotics League or leading someone to Jesus he decided to skip the Adventist Lego League national championship exhibition.
Nearly 50 youth leaders and pastors from across the Middle East pledged to launch about a dozen new Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs within the next few months during a week-long training seminar in Cairo, Egypt, in mid-February.
Following a presentation on March 15 concerning the human rights violations of prisoners in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa, Pacific Union College (PUC) students, faculty, and staff donated $18,745 to aid a prisoner advocacy program.
Adventist Heritage Ministry (AHM), the heritage evangelism arm of the Advent movement, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary.
More than 50 Seventh-day Adventists and Jews participated in the 'Friday Race' on April 6. The race, an alternative to the annual Two Oceans Marathon held in Cape Town, South Africa, has been offered ever since Adventist athlete Kevin Rochford in 1970 asked marathon organizers to hold a race for those who would rather not run on Sabbath for religious reasons.
If your concept of evangelism involves a big event, think again!
Andrews University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education in Berrien Spring, Michigan, announced April 12 plans to transform the campus through the use of funds from private donor. The gift of U.S. $8.5 million is the largest gift from a private donor in Andrews University history, said President Niels-Erik Andreasen.
Put a finger on the financial pulse of the world Seventh-day Adventist Church, and you'll find it strong and steady.
More than 300 Hispanic church members filled a production studio at the Adventist Media Center on March 24 to be part of the official kick-off of Esperanza TV (ETV). The one-day event, coordinated by the North American Division, highlighted the official beginning of a dedicated satellite channel, broadcasting 24/7 from North America to Spanish-speaking people throughout the Western Hemisphere.
A student at Adventist-owned Andrews University threatened and assaulted Seminary professor Russell Burrill in his office at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on campus.
2006 was a record-breaking year for the world Seventh-day Adventist Church's office of Global Mission with some U.S.$5.3 million distributed to more than 1,800 projects around the world according to year-end totals
Delegates of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s annual Council on Evangelism and Witness met April 5, to discuss recent studies about church membership retention. Church member retention statistics indicate that close to 28 Adventists leave the church for every 100 who join.
The capital city of a central African nation of 8 million people will soon hear the Seventh-day Adventist message via a new FM radio station.
Walla Walla College (WWC) is pleased to announce that Steve Rose has accepted the position of vice president for financial administration.
A tsunami that hit Western Solomon Islands on April 2, killed at least 30 people and left thousands homeless. The death toll is expected to rise. The Tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake.
Sensational allegations about Jesus and so-called discoveries of religious artifacts never fail to raise a ruckus. Critics still squabble over the Da Vinci Code's claims, and there are more devotees who believe they've got a chunk of Noah's Ark on their coffee table than there are books in the Bible.
Adventists in the region recently adopted an official Statement on Islam to help foster a more constructive relationship between Muslims and Christians.
Seventh-day Adventist world church president, Pastor Jan Paulsen, will meet with 30 students and young professionals in New York City on March 29 for another broadcast in the
More than 44,700 new Seventh-day Adventist believers made history in the Inter-American region (IAD) of the Adventist Church on Saturday, March 24 when they joined the Adventist faith community. Their decisions marked the largest number of baptisms in a single day in that region since the Adventist church was established there in 1921.
ADRA/UK director Bert Smit, program officer Pansi Katenga, and three other ADRA team members were held at gunpoint by armed robbers on March 1 while on a visit to monitor adult literacy education in Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Rachel Davies, a senior theology major, served as a student missionary in Calcutta, where she was able to interact with the children of prostitutes in the city’s infamous red light district. There she met Urmi Basu, who had started an organization called New Light to help these children find a better life.
The Adventist Health Study hopes to receive it’s final 10,000 health questionnaires by the end of March 2007. Currently they have received 95,000 of the 105,000 questionnaires needed to complete the study.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America recently had the opportunity to participate in the taping of a new weekly PBS series entitled I Believe.
Seventh-day Adventist women in the Southern Asia Pacific region led the first major outreach effort in the church's campaign to connect with residents in large cities. With the theme of
In a city where 16 million people live with radical fundamentalists who have blown up the meeting places of those whose beliefs differ from theirs, 700 people recently gathered to learn how to Tell the World about Jesus.
“It is horrible and dreadful to live in such an atmosphere unless we have an aim or a purpose to do so,” said Fargo.
The Mattawa Lions and Yakima Wildcats Pathfinder clubs both got first place in the northwest regional Bible Bowl in Portland, Oregon on March 10, 2007. Both teams are eligible to advance to the national finals at Andrews University in Michigan.
Blue MountainTelevision recently won two international awards for news coverage of last year’s Columbia Complex Fire.
Norman Klam, North Pacific Union Conference treasurer, suffered a serious stroke while attending the Meadow Glade Adventist Church in Battle Ground, Washington, Sabbath morning, March 10.
The Global War on Terrorism has prompted increasing numbers of Adventists to join the Armed Forces and over 100 ministers to serve as military chaplains. What motivates Adventists to voluntarily perform public service during times that could possibly place them in personal danger?
The man who composed the song synonymous with the Seventh-day Adventist Church's belief in Jesus Christ's second coming, Wayne Hooper, died February 28 at his home in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 86. The song, We Have this Hope, was his best-known song and was created as the theme song for the 1962 Adventist church's General Conference Session in San Francisco.
Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) has added a strings program through the Spokane Youth Orchestra (SYO) to UCA’s music options. Private string lessons have been offered at UCA for many years, but this is the first year credit has been given for participating in the SYO.