UCC News

 

  • UCC Takes the Ice-Bucket Challenge

    After receiving an Ice-Bucket challenge from the Georgia Cumberland Conference, UCC president, Paul Hoover, responded ...

  • UCA Volunteers Put Up Greenhouse

    There has been talk about putting up a greenhouse at UCA. It is no longer just talk. Volunteers began construction ...

  • Update on Living Hope Church

    Their church nearing completion, the Living Hope Church members are praising God for all he has done to bring the good news of salvation ...

  • The Reading Corner

    At about five minutes to the hour the lobby is filing up. Little voices filled with excitement, like royal trumpets....

  • Restoring Lives

    Over four years ago, Bill Pond would not have considered doing prison ministry. But somehow that changed when ...

  • UCA Foundation Founder Retires

    Tom Stanyer, class of 1950 and a founder of Upper Columbia Academy Foundation, recently stepped down ...

  • A Visit to the Fire Lines

    Patty Marsh, UCC Adventist Community Services director, visited the fire lines on Friday. Here's her report.

  • Adventists Play Key Relief Role

    As firefighters begin to get control of the largest fire in Washington State history, Adventists are playing a key role in fire relief efforts.

  • Church Opens Doors After Fire

    The Brewster Seventh-day Adventist Church opened it’s doors to serve those affected by the Carlton Complex fire only hours after the church building itself was threatened by the flames of what has become the largest wildfire in Washington state history.

  • Breaking Ground in Airway Heights

    During the ceremony for the West Plains Community Adventist Church, police chief, Lee Bennett, welcomed the new church to the area. With a prison, a casino and a new casino likely going in across the street, Lee said, “We need your help ...

  • Making Jesus Happy

    Merlene and Carol went to the Spokane County Christian Summit called by Sherriff Ozzie Knezovich and something happened ...

  • Feeding Homeless Children

    The snappy rustling of paper bags stuffed with food by Spokane Valley Pathfinders and students ...

  • Salt in Your Community

    Following the words of Jesus to be salt in the community is simply find the needs ...

  • Why I Pray

    Genesis Carrion Estrada was one of two students chosen to share their essay at the Yakima National Day of Prayer luncheon

  • Is Camp Meeting Worth It?

    When a discussion started between two pastors about whether or not camp meeting was "worth it" what was the outcome?

  • Teacher Receives National Award

    Geoff Heald is among 10 teachers selected by the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF) to receive a 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • Eric Molstead Scholarship Fund

    The Molsteads recently established a memorial Scholarship Fund at the UCA Foundation in Eric’s memory, that provides financial support ...

  • Lessons From Latvia

    The Missions 101 class from Walla Walla Valley Academy received an offer from out of the blue to travel to Riga, Latvia over Spring Break.

  • UCA Students Build in Zambia

    Twenty seven UCA students build a community center during spring break to assist the Mukuyu Project in Zambia, Africa.

  • The Borrowed Tomb

    Coeur d'Alene Church presents a musical from the perspective of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea,

  • Mission Trip to Panama

    Fifteen eighth- through tenth-graders from Palisades Christian Academy (PCA) and 12 adults travel to Portrerillo, Panama.

  • Jay Sloop's Life Celebrated

    A celebration of life service was held for Dr. Jay Randall Sloop April 26 at the Yakima Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  • Journey ... Spokane Valley Style

    Journey to the Cross at Spokane Valley Adventist Church is still going strong at seven years of age.

  • Math Fun Fair

    Tri-City Adventist School was abuzz with eager elementary and middle school students and their families on a brisk March evening.

  • Belize Captures Hearts of Volunteers

    Thirty-four students and adults from Cascade Christian Academy and Wenatchee Church flew to Belize to build a security fence around ...

  • Islam in Prophecy at Camp Meeting

    The Islam and Christianity Seminar, that created quite a buzz around Spokane, are coming to UCC camp meeting.

  • Water for Life Digs 17 Wells

    Water For Life began their 2014 season in Guatemala with 23 volunteers and so far have dug 17 new wells.

  • Adventist Response for Oso Landslide

    Many church members have asked how they could best help the people in the Oso area in Western Washington ...

  • Teen Mission Adventure

    Much can be accomplished with volunteer labor. Just ask the teen who joined a local mission trip, called Teen Pathfinder Mission Adventure.

  • God's Work in Athena

    The Blue Mountain Mission Outreach team believe God will do a mighty work on the Umatilla Indian Reservation ...

  • Loss of a Missionary

    Loren Mandigo passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 of Malaria. He and his family were serving in Kenya as missionaries.

  • A Letter to Members

    Dr. Paul Hoover, Upper Columbia Conference president, writes to share some changes here in the Upper Columbia Conference.

  • The Anonymous Letter

    Pastor Mark Weir received an anonymous letter from someone in his community about his upcoming Islam and Christianity seminar.

  • NPUC Bible Experience Comes to Spokane

    Nine Pathfinder teams from around the Northwest gathered at UCC on March 8, 2014 for the NPUC Pathfinder Bible Experience.

  • Beacon Fifth-graders Place First

    Four fifth-graders from Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Wash. placed first in Lewiston district knowledge bowl.

  • UCA Students Construct Video Studio

    What started out as a simple question to a local news station about green screens has transformed the tech lab on the campus of UCA ...

  • Pendleton Hispanic Church

    The First Spanish Church in Pendleton, Ore., celebrates church status on February 22, 2014 ...

  • Snowy Grand Opening

    The new Upper Columbia Academy cafeteria's grand opening was celebrated during a winter storm on Monday, February 24, 2014.

  • Life is Sacred Prayer Day

    Suicides on the Colville Indian Reservation led to the tribal leaders suggesting their young people learn to pray.

  • Prayer Transforms Aging Church

    A once dwindling church made a turnaround through prayer for more children and faith in God's promises.

  • Bible Experience Bowl in Coeur d'Alene

    Pathfinder clubs convened at Coeur d’Alene Church for level one of the four-level Pathfinder Bible Experience NAD Bible Bowl program.

  • Main Street Cottage Grand Opening

    Traveling through Northport, population 295, you might want to stop on a Thursday for a delicious “free” vegan meal.

  • Concert Helps Grandview School

    Leaders of Lower Yakima Valley churches and UCC discussed the fate of Grandview Adventist Junior Academy. Funds were dwindling ...

  • Colonial Times Live Again

    Grades 3-5 social studies class at Beacon Christian School has been studying about colonial America times ...

  • Gifting to 2000 Prisoners

    Hermiston Adventist Church members take the suggestion of a prisoner and the advice from Jesus and make 2,000 gift bags for prisoners ...

  • Handshake Creates Opportunity

    Richard Kurtz was visiting a friend in the hospital. On his way out he felt impressed to shake the hand of a security officer, so he ...

  • Milton-Stateline School Talent Show

    Hundreds packed into the Milton-Stateline Adventist School for an evening of talent. Each of the participants auditioned for a spot ...

  • Services for Ben and Naomi Green

    Ben and Naomi Green died Saturday, December 28, 2013 in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 97. According to the Yakima Herald ...

  • The Gift of the Journey

    During an already busy time of year, hundreds of volunteers all over eastern Washington gear up to visit the ancient berg of Bethlehem ...

  • WWU Church Calls Senior Pastor

    Dr. Alex Bryan accepted an invitation by Upper Columbia Conference to serve as senior pastor of the Walla Walla University Church.

  • WWU Church Hosts Longest Table

    Walla Walla University Church welcomed incoming University students to The Longest Table, a unique ...

  • The Blueprint

    A one-hour documentary about Adventist education is scheduled to air on Public Television early in 2014.

  • Pendleton Women Create Wreaths

    As a local ministry outreach, the Pendleton Women's Ministries got busy and decorated holiday wreaths for Martha's House ministry ...

  • Seniors Feast First in New Cafe

    The new cafeteria at Upper Columbia Academy is complete, almost! On November 20 the senior class spent the day moving food and supplies ...

  • Sharing a Way of Life

    Give a gift that will last forever! Sharing Jesus is a daily passion that doesn’t stop when Daniel leaves church on Sabbath.

  • Joe's Conversion

    Joe's mother had a dream that God had a purpose for her boys. But it turned out different than she expected ...

  • Summit Northwest Moves to Post Falls

    Summit Northwest Ministries transitioned from their rented church in Newman Lake to their purchased and remodeled theater ...

  • Outreach Brings Light to Ben

    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...

  • UCA Dining Hall Nears Completion

    Upper Columbia Academy's new dining hall is nearly complete. The project, which started more than a year ago, is the result of ...

  • SonBridge: Recipient of Murdock Grant

    Recently SonBridge Community Center was awarded a grant by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, that will be used to expand ...

  • First Adventist Church on Reservation

    What do you get when you combine a cement slab, giant logs and construction volunteers? In Plummer Idaho, all these elements ...

  • Band-Aids For Jesus

    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.

  • Mayor Visits Positive Life Radio

    Spokane Mayor, David Condon, took time out of his busy schedule for an interview with Positive Life Radio station manager, Darin Patzer.

  • What Does The Bible Say?

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    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.

  • Miracles in the Mountains

    The fall backpacking trip for juniors at Upper Columbia Academy could have turned out differently. But several miraculous events ...

  • Jesus, Lover of Children

    A large work of art was unveiled at Palisades Christian Academy the first day of school. The artwork, by Michele Davis, is entitled ...

  • Hispanic Camp Meeting

    More than 1,200 church members attended the Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Campmeeting held at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Washington

  • Three UCC Presidents at ASI

    Tamara Terry, wife of UCC Treasurer Randy Terry, caught three UCC Presidents together at ASI in Orlando, Florida.

  • Roku Gives Feet to He's Alive TV

    He's Alive Television (KHBA UHF Channel 39) is now on Roku, an Internet streaming service throughout North America and beyond ...

  • All About Jesus at Riverfront Park

    A unique event is happening each evening in Riverfront Park, August 2 through 9. Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Door-Knocking Changes Lives

    “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.

  • House Retires From Corporation

    Yvonne House retired from serving as the Upper Columbia Conference Corporation treasurer at the end of April after 40 years ...

  • The Unsung Heroes of Camp Meeting

    Camp meeting is about people and the awesome speakers but there are others who make these days great as well.

  • The Blessings of Camp Meeting

    Wed seats on shuttle vehicles, rain showers, wind blowing, mud puddles, umbrellas, and blessings at the UCC Camp Meeting, 2013!

  • Getting a Bang Out of Camp Meeting

    The Upper Columbia Conference Camp meeting began with a bang this year as thunderstorms rocked the area around Spokane and Spangle

  • Students Discover Joy of Service

    Sandpoint Junior Academy students experience the thrill of helping others weekly, as community service was incorporated into their curriculum

  • Troy Breaks Ground for New Addition

    Troy, Idaho, Church members and friends gather on Big Meadow Road to break ground for a $500,000 addition to the existing facility.

  • A Coordinated Search Continues

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Sloop family as searchers continue to look for Dr. Jay Sloop.

  • LCJA Student Doodle Chosen for Google Contest

    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.

  • A New Concept in Evangelism

    “If we are not involved in the community, then when we say ‘follow me’ the people will say ‘who are you?’”

  • Teachers Retire from Rogers

    As the children at Rogers Adventist School leave the classroom for the summer months, three teachers will be starting their retirement.

  • Behind Journey to the Cross

    The miracles continue for participants of Spokane Valley Adventist Church's sixth production of the outdoor walkthrough event, Journey to the Cross.

  • Alex Bryan Accepts New Post

    Alex Bryan, senior pastor at the Walla Walla University Church, has been named president of Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio.

  • I Had a Dream

    In a dream Ron Bayless felt impressed to offer Virginia’s heirs “all the money in the building fund,” for ...

  • Haystacks for the Homeless

    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 Mission Adventure

    Teen Pathfinders began their week of service by building a greenhouse, creating trails and shingling a roof amoung other tasks.

  • Reading Day at Rogers

    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 Performance

    Con Brio, a music group from Rogers Adventist School performed at Upper Columbia Conference for their staff worship.

  • Sewing for Service

    Hobbies can be a great source of personal satisfaction, especially if one takes advantage of their retirement years and uses that hobby for

  • Colville Valley Jr. Academy History

    Adventist pioneers in the Colville Valley purchased land near Kettle Falls, Wash., in 1890. After seven years of work, they opened a boarding school.

  • Experience Pathfinders for Yourself

    What is Pathfinders? Instead of telling you, I want to let you experience a normal day in a Pathfinder club using your imagination.

  • PLR Listeners Provide Water

    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.

  • The Mission in Mission

    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 Venden, Asleep in Jesus

    Morris L. Venden, well known husband, father, Seventh-day Adventist preacher, teacher, and author, passed to his rest Sunday evening, February 11, 2013.

  • Lay Adventist Seminar

    Dr. Atilio Dupertuis taught 140 students on the topic of “Introduction to Bible Theology” at the Lay Adventist Seminar.

  • Rogers Students Witness with Drama

    Every year, first and second grade students in Tonya Wessman’s class learn lines, scripture verses, and songs in preparation for ...

  • More Than a Thrift Store

    A family of four, new to Bonners Ferry and struggling financially, hears through the local food bank they might get help ...

  • Hoover Accepts Presidential Call

    Elder Paul Hoover accepted the call to serve as president for the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

  • International Survivors of Suicide Day

    Two years ago Denise Ellenwood, a member of the Spokane Central Church, lost her mother to suicide. She and the rest of her family...

  • Deer Park Connects with Community

    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 in Newport

    A special day for members of the Newport, Wash., Church as they celebrated the baptism of three individuals.

  • Century Celebration

    The Irrigon Church celebrated the 100th birthday of Bertha “Bertie” Fay Gallagher. Five generations attended the party.

  • Pathfinders Serve Newport Community

    Pathfinders, along with Newport Church members went to their local communities to invite families to donate non-perishable food

  • Pastor Appreciation

    The Newport (Wash.) Church joined other Northwest churches in honoring their pastors during the annual October Pastor Appreciation.

  • He's Alive TV Celebrates 20 Years

    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...

  • UCA Shares Music

    One of the many things Upper Columbia Academy music students learn when they go on tour is that music is one of the highest ...

  • Real Kids, Challenges, Solutions

    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

  • Light Shining into Darkness

    God has recently opened my eyes to an unreached culture in our own backyard. No passport or plant ticket needed ...

  • Omak Stampede Children's Booth

    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...

  • Teacher Recognized for Excellence

    News anchor, Stephanie Vigil, visited Palisades Christian Academy and presented the Teacher of the Month Award to Judy Castrejon ...

  • Perfect Timing

    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.

  • Miracle on Sylvester Street

    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 ...

  • Folkenbergs Called By God

    Bob and Audrey Folkenberg announced Monday they have accepted a call to serve the Adventist Church in Hong Kong.

  • Closed Doors Open Miracles

    ... 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.

  • Post Falls Fair Booth

    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,

  • Contributions for PLR

    Positive Life Radio (PLR) continues to live up to its name as it spreads a positive influence regionally and throughout the world. Listeners contributed ...

  • Hispanic Share the Life Campaign

    Twenty-six Hispanic congregations in Upper Columbia Conference work together to find out what comprehensive evangelism looks like.

  • Plummer Groundbreaking

    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

  • UCA Students Collect Food

    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.

  • Wenatchee Remembers

    Sam Knutson, Wenatchee, Wash., businessman, believes collective memory is as important to a church as short-term memory is to an individual.

  • Fifty Years of Worship

    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

  • The Garden of Sharing

    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.

  • Roofing Evangelism

    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.

  • Traveling for God's Children

    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 Receives Grant

    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.

  • Celebrating 50 Years

    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

    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 ...

  • Camper's Lives Spared in Severe Storm

    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.

  • Fond Farewells and Welcome Greetings

    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

  • The Ride for Diapers Begins

    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.

  • Pendleton Adventist Church Aids Fire Victims

    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.

  • New Sign for Republic Adventist Church

    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 ...

  • Dr. Bryan Continues Pastoral Leadership

    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.

  • WWU Supports Next Generation of Evangelists

    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

  • Feeding the Masses

    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.

  • More than a Parking Lot Sale

    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

  • Camp Meeting is For Everyone

    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.

  • Giant Tent Marks Camp Meeting Anniversary

    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.

  • Pathfinders Greet Visitors at Camp Meeting

    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.

  • Hop-on Shuttle at Camp Meeting

    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 Starts on the Big Tent

    Construction began today on the big meeting tent for next week's Upper Columbia Conference annual Camp Meeting June 13-16.

  • Teacher Receives National Award

    Anita Roberts, the third and fourth grade teacher at Lake City Junior Academy, was presented with a national award Thursday, May 31.

  • Pathfinders and Pastors Attend Fair

    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..

  • Diaper Bank Receives Grant

    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.

  • Member Awarded Eagle Scout

    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.

  • UCA Selects Principal For 2012-2013 School Year

    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.

  • Journey to Bethlehem via Spokane, Wenatchee and Yakima

    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

  • Pearl Harbor Survivors Share

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    Local Pearl Harbor survivors shared their stories with students from Spokane Adventist schools.

  • KEEH Holds a Kids Christmas Party

    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?

  • Wenatchee Remembers

    Wenatche Adventist Church holds memory Sabbath, a time to remember how God has led through the years.

  • SHINE Graduation

    On September 17, 2011 the Upper Columbia Conference graduated their first class of ten students from the SHINE Bible Worker Training School.

  • Medical Professionals and Clergy Team Up

    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.

  • It's Worth It to Support Positive Life Radio

    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

  • 911 Gospel Patriotic Concert

    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.

  • Pathfinder Camporee 2011

    Over 114 young people made a request to be baptized during the Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Camporee at Farrugut State Park.

  • UCC Announces HR Director

    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.

  • UCC Announces Youth Director

    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 to Locate Adventist Churches

    New app for iPhones and Androids helps you quickly locate Adventist churches

  • AdventistLive Junior Academy

    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.

  • Diapers for Tri-Cities: Didn't Jesus Talk About This?

    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

  • Walla Walla Valley Academy Celebrates 125 years of Adventist Education

    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,

  • UCA Foundation Loves UCA Students

    The Upper Columbia Academy Foundation recently awarded six students with scholarships from the foundation's various endowment funds.

  • Pathfinder Fair

    Weather forecasters predicted rain and even tornadoes during the recent Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Fair in Lewiston, Idaho. But instead, an outpouring

  • UCA Seniors Learn Personal Finance

    Troy Patzer, Upper Columbia Academy principal and Debbie Nelson, vice principal for finance, added part-time teacher to their job description this past spring.

  • The Borrowed Tomb

    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

  • St. Maries Church Family Rejoices over Baptism

    John Peirce, pastor, had the pleasure of baptizing Filip Slansky in the St. Joe River in St. Maries, Idaho.

  • Heaven Sings at Baptisms

    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

  • North View Adventist Church, New in Spokane

    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

  • Grand Opening Celebrates New Building

    Bob Folkenberg Jr., UCC president, welcomed representatives from local and state government, and

  • Upper Columbia Delegates Re-Elect Officers

    Delegates to the 76th Constituency Session of the Upper Columbia Conference re-elected all officers and directors.

  • Camp Meeting Packs the House

    “Consumed with Christ,” it was the theme of the Upper Columbia Conference’s first extended camp meeting on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy. 

  • An Interview With Mark Finley

    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.

  • Kids Have Fun with Jesus and Each Other

    There’s a pond, a construction zone, the seashore, even a time machine at camp meeting, and it’s all for the children.

  • A Busy, God-filled Day

    The first full day of camp meeting inspires and excites those in attendance.

  • Let's Pray

    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 Starts Strong

    Camp meeting is getting underway at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash.

  • Cascade Christian Academy's Music With A Mission

    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

  • Lounsbury Newly Ordained

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  • Local TV Ministry Update

    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.

  • A First for Pasco Takoda Eagles

    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

  • UCC Adopts Vision Statement

    Upper Columbia Conference adopted an official vision statement at the recent conference executive committee meeting, January 25.

  • Becky Barts Fills Associate Superintendent Position

    The Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to invite Becky Barts to serve as an Associate Superintendent of Education.

  • Four Little Towns of Bethlehem

    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

  • UCA Fox Concert 2010

    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.

  • Music On The Menu

    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 Dies

    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.

  • The Longest Table

    “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.

  • Terry Accepts Finance Call

    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.

  • Pathfinder Camporee - Camp Fife

    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.

  • MiVoden Baptisms

    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.

  • Signs of the Times Rally

    Over 600 people attended the Signs of the Times Rally held by Spokane area Seventh-day Adventist Churches on September 11, 2010.

  • Mivoden Celebrates 70 Years

    [video]

    Former staff, directors and caretakers of Camp MiVoden converged on Hayden Lake September 10-12, 2010 to celebrate 70 years of summer camp ministry.

  • Missing Motorcyclists Found Dead

    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.

  • New Name, Same Family

    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.

  • Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting

    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 New Office Building

    Construction continues on the new Conference office and Adventist Book Center in Spokane.

  • Hardinge Accepts Health Ministries Call

    Dr. Fred Hardinge accepted the call to serve as associate health ministries director Friday, July 2.

  • Iseminger Accepts Associate Secretary Call

    The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have elected Myron Iseminger to serve as associate secretary.

  • Hardinge Elected to Health Ministries

    Fred Hardinge was elected Associate Director for Health Ministries for the General Conference. Hardinge has not yet accepted the call.

  • Folkenberg Turns Down GC Position

    Bob Folkenberg, Jr. will continue serving as Upper Columbia Conference's president.

  • Camp Breaks Ground

    [video]

    More than 70 people gathered at the site of the new camper village at Camp MiVoden for a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Pathfinder Fair Attracts Largest Attendance in UCC History

    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.

  • Learning Outside Four Walls

    [video]

    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.

  • Buses Lost in Fire

    Palisades Christian Academy lost both of their buses in an electrical fire Saturday morning, May 8, 2010.

  • LCJA Celebrates 100 Years

    [video]

    Lake City Junior Academy celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 1, 2010 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 

  • Adventurers Tell His Story

    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.

  • Retired Teacher Sews For Orphans

    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.

  • East Wenatchee Members Head East

    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.

  • Easter Presentations Touch Thousands

    [video]

    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.

  • Beloved Teacher, Olin Peach, Passes Away

    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.

  • Groundbreaking Launches Building Phase

    [video]

    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.

  • Teens Sacrifice Spring Break for Brewster

    The community of Brewster, Washington received help from 61 teens through community service projects throughout the city.

  • New Manager Announced

    The Blue Mountain Television Board of Directors voted to invite Pastor Kim Kjaer to join the television ministry as its new station manager.

  • Radical Incentive Plan Discounts Tuition

    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.

  • Members Raise Over $149,000 for Haiti

    During January and February Adventists in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) raised more than $149,900 to help Haitian earthquake survivors.

  • Pathfinders Hold Pinewood Derby

    [video]

    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.

  • Open House for Frieda's Healing Center

    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.

  • Office Groundbreaking Announced

    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.

  • Mobile Billboard Travels Across America

    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?”

  • Body of Lost Teen Found

    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.

  • Young Adult Holds Series

    [video]

    BJ Bower, laymember of Spokane East Central Community Adventist Church recently held a

  • BMTV Celebrates New Location

    Blue Mountain Television celebrated the grand opening of its new location with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, February 20, 2010.

  • Adventists Give the Largest Third Quarter Thirteenth Sabbath Offering

    UCC news, February 12, 2007. A story from the Adventist Review about the largest ever Thirteenth Sabbath Offering.

  • Racing the FCC Mic Deadline

    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.

  • Spokane Churches Create North American First

    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.

  • Trees Come Down at Grove Road Office Site

    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.

  • Members Receive Intense Training at Boot Camp

    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 Help Haiti

    Local doctors from Walla Walla, Wash. travel to take aid to Haiti.

  • Momentous Training Session Launches Share the Life BWC Program

    The first ever training session for Share the Life Bible worker coordinators launched the new outreach initiative.

  • Journey to Bethlehem Events Impact 7,400 People

  • Inspired Toward Missions

    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.

  • Bibleinfo.com Partners With Discover Bible Schools

    Nov 5, 2009 Bibleinfo.com moves from Upper Columbia regional headquarters to North American Headquarters

  • Horific Weather for Five-District Pathfinder Jamboree

    October 2009 Pathfinders hold Jamboree campout.

  • Share the Life Initiative Launched

    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.

  • Lava Flows in Pendleton

    Jesus' love flowed like lava during the Pendleton Seventh-day Adventist church's Vacation Bible School week, August 3-8, 2009.

  • Sharing God's Love: A VBS Uses Sanctuary Theme

    News story for UCC Web News about the East Wenatchee Vacation Bible School August 20, 2009

  • Site Preparation Begins

    UCC news story about the site preparation begining on Grove Rd campus. Posted July 29, 2009.

  • Call To Prayer

    UCC President, Bob Folkenberg, Jr. calls on on members and conference employees to join in daily prayer.

  • Hispanic Camp Meeting 2009

    UCC News, July 19, 2009. The Hispanic Camp Meeting is held in College Place, Washington.

  • 2009 Camp Meeting Ignites Hearts For Christ

    2009 Campmeeting story posted June 21, 2009

  • UCC Lay Advisory Council

    The Spring 2009 meeting of the Lay Advisory Coucil met in Spokane.

  • Why I Quit Church Bus Reaps Results

    [video]

    News Story of WhyIQuitChurch.com Results from the Upper Columbia Conference

  • Folkenbergs: A Fireside Visit

    [video]

    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.

  • UCC Welcomes Folkenberg Family to the Team

    Upper Columbia Conference Welcomes Robert Folkenberg, Jr. and Family to the Team

  • UCC Invites Robert Folkenberg, Jr. as President

    News of a new president invited to come to Upper Columbia Conference

  • Upper Columbia Conference Locates Temporary Office Site

    News Story from January 22, 2009 about Upper Columbia Conference locating a temporary office site

  • UCC Fire Stories

    Links to UCC Fire Stories from the December 28, 2008 fire of Upper Columbia Conference Headquarters

  • Coping with the Aftermath of the Fire

    [video]

    A recap of the fire that destroyed the Upper Columbia Conference office and how the various ministries continue.

  • Images of Upper Columbia Conference Headquarters Fire

    Images of the Upper Columbia Conference Fire that took place December 28, 2008.

  • Fire Crews On Site

    Story of the fire that burned Upper Columbia Conference office on December 28, 2009. Story posted December 28, 2008.

  • Fire Severely Damages Upper Columbia Conference Headquarters Update

    News Archive from December 29, 2008, UCC Office building destroyed by fire.

  • He's Alive Television Goes Digital

    [video]

    UCC news story about He's Alive Television, Channel 39, going digital. Posted December 22, 2008

  • Wintermeyer Becomes Communication Director

    Jay Wintermeyer has accepted an invitation from Upper Columbia Conference to serve as communication director.

  • UCC Schools Cooperate to Promote Christian Education

    News story for UCC Web News. UCC Schools Cooperate to Promote Christian Education

  • Bethlehem Comes Alive at Spokane South Hill Church

    [video]

    An Upper Columbia Conference news story about Journey to Bethlehem at the Spokane South Hill Church December 2, 2008

  • Patzer Memorial Video Now Online

    A UCC news story about the Patzer memorial service with video clips available. Story dated December 1, 2008.

  • Torkelsen-Accepts

    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.

  • Ministry Helps People Live Better

    [video]

    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.

  • City Bus Reaches Out to Church Quitters

    [video]

    UCC news, November 18, 2008. A story about how a city bus grabs people's attention with the words,

  • Women's Retreat Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    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.”

  • Three Homes Donated to Women's Ministry

    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...

  • Former UCC President, Jere Patzer, Passes Away

    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.

  • Follow This Bible

    ANN Story, October of 2008. An unusual Bible begins an unusual journey.

  • Caldwell Accepts General Conference Post

    UCC News, October 2008. Garrett Caldwell Accepts the position of associate director of communication and public relations director for the General Conference.

  • Walla Walla University Ranks high in U.S. News & World Report

    Upper Columbia Conference News out of College Place, October 2008. US News & World Report ranks Walla Walla University 36th in the category of

  • Momentum Weekend in Spokane

    Upper Columbia Conference News out of Spokane, October 27, 2008. Several hundred people turned out for the opening night of God Said ... So What?

  • Coeur d'Alene Adventist Church Feeds the Hungry

    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.

  • Women’s Empowerment Key to Church Culture Shift

    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.

  • Dr. Neal Nedley Becomes Weimar President

    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,

  • Outdoor School Teaches Kids to Survive in the Wilderness

    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 Receives Grant for Aviation Program

    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.

  • Adventist Internet Pioneers Honored at Evangelism Forum

    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.

  • Environment an 'Adventist' Issue?

    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, Bass in Original King's Heralds, Dies at 99

    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.

  • Weimar Academy and College Get a

    The Amazing Facts and Weimar boards have voted to keep the renowned Weimar Academy and College open this coming school year.

  • Auburn Seniors Learn Blessings of Tithing

    Auburn Adventist Academy’s class of 2008 decided as sophomores to tithe on all the money that was earned through fundraising.

  • New Oregon Conference Office Opens for Business

    The new Oregon Conference Office opened for business July 7, 2008 at Gladstone park in Portland, Oregon.

  • New Adventist Lay Training Center Wants Spiritual Entrepreneurs

    Lay evangelist Ken Norton, who directs the newly-formed Lay Institute for Evangelism, says anyone can learn practical evangelism

  • Walla Walla University Student Dies in SCUBA Outing

    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.

  • Remboldt Elected as NPUC Treasurer

    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 Affirms Christian Presence, Roots

    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.

  • Researcher says California Adventists are America's 'Blue Zone'

    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.

  • Jon Dybdahl Named General Editor of Adventist Study Bible Project

    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.

  • Adventists Among Survivors of Congo Plane Crash

    A Seventh-day Adventist missionary family survived a plane crash yesterday, emerging from the wreckage just moments before it exploded.

  • Adventists Recognized by Washington State Senate

    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.

  • Amazing Facts & Weimar Institute Join Ministries

    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.

  • The World's Best Organization Should be the Church, says new Director of Program Effectiveness

    Paul Brantley wants the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be the world's best-run organization.

  • Walla Walla University Appoints Dennis Carlson as Vice President

    Dennis N. Carlson has been named vice president for university advancement at Walla Walla University.

  • Jere Patzer to Begin Additional Lymphoma Treatment

    North Pacific Union Conference president, Jere D. Patzer has experienced a relapse in his battle with non-Hodgkins mantle cell lymphoma.

  • Three Men Guilty of Swindling Fellow Church Members out of Millions

    A London court has found three men guilty of swindling the equivalent of millions of dollars out of fellow Seventh-day Adventist Church members.

  • Electronic Billboard Messages Point to Freedom Through Jesus

    Church targets commuters with modern screen ads. Electronic billboard messages point to freedom through Jesus

  • Environmentalism Listed as Another Merit of the Vegetarian Diet

    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.

  • Environmentalism Listed as Another Merit of the Vegetarian Diet

    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.

  • Portland Adventist Academy Basketball Team has Law on its Side

    Adventist basketball team has law on its side when it comes to scheduling games

  • World Church Leader Weaffirms Adventist Church's Noncombatant Position

    Pastor Jan Paulsen, president of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church, has reiterated the church's long-held position on noncombatancy

  • New Loma Linda CEO Pledges Alignment With Adventists

    We intend to be very deliberate and specific about our commitment to the church and to who we are as Seventh-day Adventists,

  • GC President Jan Paulsen Appears on Global Cable Network

    Paulsen Appears on Global Cable Network, Bloomberg TV interview is first for world church leader

  • Adventist Colleges Receive National Recognition for Service

    Union College, La Sierra University given President's Honor Roll Award; Union receives state legislature resolution

  • Doors Close for Christian College at Weimar Health Institute

    Weimar board cites finances, says closure will give college a new start

  • Minister's Continuing Education to Emphasize Preaching

    Seminar set for April 22 broadcast; 10th annual training available via Internet, Hope Channel

  • Ministers' Continuing Education to Emphasize Preaching

    Seminar set for April 22 broadcast; 10th annual training available via Internet, Hope Channel

  • Study: Adventists Score High in Membership Retention

    Forty-four percent of Americans, overall, have switched or dropped faith

  • Adventist Outreach Targets Portland, Oregon

    Seventh-day Adventist television ministry is teaming up with a local Adventist Church conference to reach a major North American city for Christ.

  • Say Goodbye to Postum

    Kraft Foods, the makers of coffee alternative Postum, recently announced they will no longer make the once popular beverage.

  • Study to Examine Omega-3 Deficiency, Teenage Depression Link

    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.

  • Radio Talk Show Dedicated to Home-based Education

    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.

  • Paulsen Accepts Interview on Bloomberg TV

    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.

  • Nevada Primary Election May Leave Out Devout Sabbath Keepers

    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.

  • Adventist Stop Smoking Campaign Clears the Air on Smoking Habbits

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church, at least in the United States, isn't alone on the anti-tobacco front anymore.

  • Sixteen Arrested at Oakwood College

    Upper Columbia Conference News posts story of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama

  • Oregon Flood Relief Volunteers Needed

    The Red Cross is pulling out from the flooded areas in Oregon and asking other groups to get involved

  • Portland Adventist Academy Students Aid Vernonia Victims

    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.

  • KACS Radio Responds to Washington Flood Victims

    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.

  • Adventist University'Food Supplies Dwindling

    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.

  • Adventist University's Food Supplies Dwindling

    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.

  • Adventist Students Average Higher Than National Norms Academically

    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.

  • National Ad Campaign in Romania Declares Bible Reading a Must

    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.

  • Session Surveys Show a Snapshot of Member Trends

    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.

  • Activists celebrate 25 Years of Trumpeting Women 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.

  • Adventist world church president stresses personal empowerment in dialogue with young peoples

    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.

  • Healthful Living Reduces Cancer Risk

    A report on the link between cancer and diet, physical activity and weight is providing more evidence that healthful living fights disease.

  • Twenty-two Adventist Families Lose Homes in California Wildfires

    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,

  • First-of-Kind Aircraft Brings Adventist Aid to Papua New Guinea

    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.

  • Creation vs Evolution Lecture Attracts Hundreds

    Over 250 people attended a creation versus evolution lecture by Doug Newton, M.D., in Kettle Falls, Washington.

  • Senator Kerry Backs Religious Freedom at IRLA Dinner

    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

  • Church Continues to Push New Media Methods for Ministry

    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.

  • Cruise with A Mission Sets Sails for Youth Reclaimation

    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

  • Hundreds Attend Memorial Service of Pastor Leonard Atkins

    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.

  • Church Commission Examining Use of Contributions

    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:

  • Fall Trials Possible for Idaho Academy Arson Suspects

    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.

  • Adventist Church Ordains First Jewish Pastors in Israel

    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.

  • Sabbath School Quarterly Now On Podcast

    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.

  • Editor Arrais Has Increased Lay Leader Magazine Subscriptions 20-Fold

    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.

  • The Mission of WWVA’s Acro Knights

    2007 News Story about the mission of WWVAs Acro Knights, a gymnastics team from Walla Walla Valley Academy.

  • 15 Million Adventists, Who's Counting?

    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.

  • Arson Fire Damages Lake City Junior Academy Library

    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

  • Conference Pastor Leonard Atkins Dies

    Leonard Atkins, pastor of the Newport Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed away Sunday morning, June 24, 2007.

  • Pioneering Cancer Treatment Center Named After Founder

    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 Announces Weekly Television Program

    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.

  • SJA Students Proceed to National Robotics Competition

    Spokane Junior Academy students were amazed to discover they had won the North Pacific Union LEGO Robotics Tournament at Walla Walla College in April.

  • Seniors Choose Mission Trip for their Class Trip

    The WWVA class of 2007 voted that their senior class trip be a mission trip.

  • Clinic Delivers Health Care, Adventist Message with Grocery Store Convenience

    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.

  • La Sierra SIFE Members Drink Up for Kalaala, Win SIFE Nationals

    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.

  • EGW Estate Launches New Web Magazine for Kids

    The Ellen G. White Estate in Silver Spring, Maryland, has posted a new electronic magazine for children ages 9-14.

  • Donors Give $14 Million for Mission Projects in 2006

    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.

  • Proclaiming God's Grace is Next GC Session Theme

    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.

  • Senator Kerry Pushes for Religious Tolerance, Better Care of Environment

    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.

  • New Book Series Makes Adventist Beliefs Relevant to Kids

    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.

  • Desmond Doss Sculpture Unveiled at Veterans Memorial Park

    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

  • Moving Beyond College Program is Growing

    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.

  • Ten Year Dream Comes True for San Pedro Church Members

    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.

  • New Magazine Launched for Adventists Over Fifty

    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.

  • Cross Training: Closing in on the Finish Line

    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”.

  • Saying Goodbye to Paradise Valley Hospital

    In 1904 when founders established the sanitarium that would eventually become Paradise Valley Hospital, life was dramatically different compared to today.

  • Walla Walla College Holds First International Steel Drumb Band Tour

    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.

  • Adventists Call for Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children

    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 3ABN to Merge Ministries

    Amazing Facts and Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) announced on April 19 plans to unite the two international Christian media ministries.

  • The United Nations Wakes up to Religion

    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.

  • Church's Membership Surges by the Thousands

    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.

  • Evangelist Anchors Outreach in Russian Culture, Connects With Secularists

    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.

  • Adventist Robotics League Winner Picks Mission Trip Over Competition

    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.

  • Treading New Paths in the Middle East

    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.

  • PUC Raises Almost $19,000 for Work in Africa

    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 Turns 25

    Adventist Heritage Ministry (AHM), the heritage evangelism arm of the Advent movement, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary.

  • Adventists, Jews Run Two Oceans 'Friday Race' Marathon

    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.

  • Evangelism Must Be 'Way of Life, Not Event,' Says Finley

    If your concept of evangelism involves a big event, think again!

  • Adventist University Plans Transformation with Donation

    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.

  • Treasurer Reports Financial Pulse of Church is Strong and Steady

    Put a finger on the financial pulse of the world Seventh-day Adventist Church, and you'll find it strong and steady.

  • Esperanza TV Launches Hispanic Outreach

    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.

  • Seminary Professor Assaulted at Andrews University

    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.

  • Adventist Donors Give Global Mission A Record Year

    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

  • Keep Counting Your Sheep Church Leaders Say

    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.

  • Adventist Radio Station opens soon in Burundi

    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.

  • New Vice President for Finance at Walla Walla College

    Walla Walla College (WWC) is pleased to announce that Steve Rose has accepted the position of vice president for financial administration.

  • Tsunami Kills Adventists, Destroys Schools in Solomon Islands

    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.

  • Jesus-Tomb

    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.

  • Statement on Islam to Provide

    Adventists in the region recently adopted an official Statement on Islam to help foster a more constructive relationship between Muslims and Christians.

  • Big Apple Next Stop in Let's Talk Series

    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

  • Nearly 45,000 Join Adventist Church in One Day

    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 Team Robbed at Gunpoint in Papua New Guinea

    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).

  • College Students Aid Kids in Calcutta's Red Light District

    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.

  • Adventist Health Study Nears Completion

    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.

  • New Television Series to Air on PBS

    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.

  • Women Lead First Hope for Big Cities Meetings in Indonesia

    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

  • Hundreds of Small Groups Forming in Non-Christian City

    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.

  • Iraq: Eighth Explosion Damages Baghdad Church

    “It is horrible and dreadful to live in such an atmosphere unless we have an aim or a purpose to do so,” said Fargo.