UCC Camp Meeting - June 18-21, 2014

Do you ever find yourself feeling farther from Christ than you'd like? It stands to reason we can't grow to be like someone we don’t know. The deeper our knowledge of Christ, the deeper our understanding of Him and the more like Him we become.

Make plans now to attend the Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting, June 18-21, 2014 at Upper Columbia Academy. Come learn practical ways to become more like Jesus. 

This year we're looking forward to a great lineup of speakers including Dan Jackson, a powerful story teller and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists president. For mail-in registration, exibitor registration, camp meeting policies and maps click here.


Seminars will be held both days on Thursday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.,  2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Seminar Presenters:

Pastor Paul Blake

Tim Roosenberg - Islam and Christianity in Prophecy 
This seminar carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapter 11, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead.  Tim Roosenberg is Idaho Conference evangelist and author of the book, Islam & Christianity in Prophecy: a study of Daniel 11

Pastor Paul Blake

Paul Blake - Fundamental Beliefs and why they matter
Paul Blake is the senior pastor of the Spokane South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is passionate about the refreshing love of Jesus. He believes we need to understand what the Bible teaches Fundamentally and how this knowledge can transform our lives. His seminar will be presented in  four-parts on Thursday and Friday afternoons. at 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Don Hall

Don Hall DrPH, CHES - Health, Stress, Diabetes and Food Topics
Don Hall is a fitness, nutrition, coronary health and health promotion expert. He started the Spokane Health Education Center and  developed wellness programs for school districts and worksite programs through his company Wellsource. He enjoys marathons, bicycling and climbing. Switzerland; and has climbed to Camp 1 on Mt. 

Charles Brown

Charles Brown -  Responding to Conflict Biblically
Elder Charles R. Brown is president of Adventist Reconciliation Ministries and is a certified Christian conciliator and an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister. He and his wife, Marjorie have two grown children. This seminar is for all who serve in any type of leadership position. Discover how to resolve conflice with biblical principals. Learn appropriate Christian responses to conflict at home or at work in the church or community and how to respond to conflict from principle rather from emotions. There is a 32 page seminar guide available for $4.99 for this seminar.    

Charles Brown

Andrew McCrary -  Foundations for Financial Success
Andrew has a passion for seeing the peace and joy that comes as individuals partner with God in their finances, and taking  control rather than letting their finances control them. This seminar will explore the key building blocks for laying a firm financial foundation and preparing you to reach your key financial goals. Learn simple steps to survive unexpected financials challenges and reap the rewards of reduced stress in the process. This introductory financial course will benefit those just starting out or those needing to get finances in order.    

Dave Byrnes

Dave Byrnes - Medical Reserve Corps
Dave has been the coordinator for the Medical Reserve Corps of Eastern Washington since June 2011. He has worked with fifteen counties and four tribal nations to recruit volunteers for this unit. Dave has experience in public health emergency response, city and county emergency management planning and homeland security. This seminar will train volunteers to be in the Medical Reserve Corps. Learn how you can be prepared to serve your community (and beyond) as a volunteer in a disaster situation.

Donna Evans

Chuck Hagele - How to talk to teens, How to have Life Ready Kids, Help! Technology is invading my home 
Chuck Hagele is the executive director of Project Patch. He knows firsthand how much God loves His children and how He relentlessly pursues their hearts. Chuck has witnessed many miracles of the heart in working with youth. He has served in both paid and volunteer positions at Project Patch including chaplain, youth ranch administrator and operations officer. Chuck and Kelly are the proud parents of two energetic young girls. When not at work Chuck enjoys adventures such as triathlons and fly-fishing.

Thomas R. Knoll

Thomas R. Knoll, Sr. - Five Landmines in your Estate Plan: an attorney shows you how to escape them!
A practicing attorney in the State of Washington, Thomas R. Knoll, Sr. has presented seminars throughout the U.S. on elder law and issues facing senior citizens. This seminar will highlight innocent but costly mistakes often made in estate planning and provide ways to avoid them. Participants will receive answers to estate planning questions and will be provided an opportunity for individual appointments with Attorney Knoll. 

Yoland Leamon

Jamie Aquino - Cooking Healthy Foods, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Thursday's class is Eating Clean. No box mixes or pre-made ingredients, just the amazing flavors God already added to your fruits, nuts, veggies and grains!.
Friday's Class is Conquering the Main Dish. Learn to make three hearty entrees that are easy and crowd pleasing. All dishes can be customized to be gluten free, vegan and allergy friendly. Jamie has been cooking vegetarian & vegan for the last 23 years. She taught her first class with her mom at the age of 15. It was then that she saw a way to reach people through the health message. Jamie is very passionate about sharing her knowledge of cooking with natural foods and believes good food is medicine to heal the body.

John Lomacang

John Stanton - Winds of Doctrine: The Neo-Millerite Movement and A Chronological look at end time events. These two seminars will be presented on Friday afternoon.
John Stanton is the director of personal evangelism, discipleship and Sabbath School for the Upper Columbia Conference. 


John Lomacang

Mike Jones - Reaching Our Snakebit Inactive Members. Mike will explore these three topics: Why They Leave! and Why They Come Back! What You Can Do to Make Your Church More Enticing! Mike presents from the Bible and his own experience the antidote you can share with church dropouts and how they can recover from their snakebitness. Attend this seminar for ideas and anecdotes to help anyone who's drifted away from God and church. Mike Jones is a semi-retired businessman and former pastor. He has authored five books, the newest, Snakebit: We're all snakebit, is a sharing vehicle for nonmembers, inactive and former members.  


Brent Hardinge

Brent Hardinge - Social Media: The Web and your Church or School
Brent is the digital media coordinator for North Pacific Union Conference. He has a wealth of experience in web sites and social media. Establishing a website and using social media is one of the best ways to reach and help people learn about the gospel. You reach them where they are. Learn how your church or school can be involved in the conversations of your community and make a difference for eternity.  This seminar will be offered at 9:30 a.m. both Thursday and Friday. 


John Lomacang

Robert Koorenny - Literature Evangelism
Robert is the coordinator for KNOCK which is a program to help people knock on doors and sell books.


More Seminars in the works:
Taking Sabbath School from good to Great? - Patty Marsh
A Life in the Balance: for women -- Deanna Knoll
Disaster Preparedness -- Doug Venn and Dale Johnson