UCC News


  • Moving to Texas

    Randall Terry , Upper Columbia Conference vice president of finance has accepted a call to serve as the treasurer for the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists effective May 1, 2017.

  • UCC Men’s Summit: Building Ministry Year-Round.

    Richie Brower, keynote speaker at the Upper Columbia Conference Men’s Summit says, “Let’s build a ministry, not just one event ... I want to see a ministry that is making an impact in the lives of men throughout the year.”

  • UCA Welcomes New Principal

    When Eric Johnson accepted the call to be vice principal for development and alumni relations for UCA, he had no idea what the Lord planned for his future.

  • Adventist Health Announces New Directions in Walla Walla

    Adventist Health has announced intentions to transfer control of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) and related services to Walla Walla Providence in Walla Walla, Wash., this summer.

  • God Still Leads - A Nepalese Story

    Volunteers for the ministry of God’s Closet, Nepalese families who have served for three years, were invited to dinner to say thank you!

  • Community Says Yes! to Dinner with a Doctor

    It’s late Sunday afternoon at Spokane Valley Adventist Church (Wash.) and “Dinner with a Doctor” will soon begin. However, there is an unusual problem. ...

  • Something's Bugging Me

    If you’ve been watching the news or reading the newspaper you probably have heard that bed bugs have found their way to the Northwest.

  • NW Pathfinders Test Bible Knowledge

    Pathfinders from 11 clubs across the Pacific Northwest gathered in the Walla Walla University Adventist Church to test their knowledge of the Bible.

  • UCA Student Athletes Share Christ

    on Jan. 26, 2017, a bus full of student athletes from Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., began their trip to Walla Walla University to

  • Post Falls Church Grows

    It was an exciting Sabbath at Post Falls Adventist Church with a baby dedication and a member joining by profession of faith during the morning service.

  • Kamiah Church: Ten Days of Prayer

    Though some of the worst weather conditions of the winter occurred in Kamiah, Idaho, during the Ten Days of Prayer, members came together

  • Life at UCA

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like at Upper Columbia Academy? Students recently made videos showing three aspects of UCA.

  • 40 Days of Prayer Ends in Camp Meeting

    Can you imagine an outreach event that lasts for more than 40 days? That’s exactly what happened with the 2017 Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic camp meeting this year, but it probably isn’t exactly what most people might imagine.

  • Voices Resonate at UCA Choral Clinic

    Students from around the Pacific Northwest joined the UCA choir to create a mass choir of beautiful voices at the Choral Clinic held January 19, 2017. Guest clinician, Brenda Mohr arrived just in time to witness a crazy assembly during ASB

  • Presents for Better Living Center Clients

    What happened when the Linwood Adventist Church saw a need and filled it?

  • Making a Difference

    Judy Castrejón, UCA science and biology teacher, has a passion for making a difference for her students and for her local community.

  • Growing Youth and Family Life

    We would like to welcome a several new additions to the Upper Columbia Conference Youth and Family Life Department. Three new staff members have joined the team.

  • Omak Members Ring Bells

    The Omak Seventh-day Adventist Church members have been ringing bells for the Salvation Army since 2012.

  • Community Invited to Dinner

    The Community Service department of Hayden Lake Adventist Church invited all who received help from them during the past year to dinner.

  • Volunteer of the Year

    Merlene Olmsted is “Volunteer of the Year,” in Airway Heights, Wash, for her involvement in SAIL, and various outreaches in West Plains.

  • Richie Brower Named Associate Youth & Family Life Director

    At the recent Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee, Richie Brower was voted to be the associate director of Youth and Family Life for Upper Columbia Conference

  • Students Decorate Doors at UCA

    A new tradition may have begun at Upper Columbia Academy as students and staff decorate doors for Christmas.

  • 2017 Devotional Reading Plan

    Looking to Jesus is a one-year Bible Reading Plan that correlates the New Testament with the books, Steps to Christ, Desire of Ages, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, Christ Object Lessons, and The Acts of the Apostles.

  • Where's the Beef?

    Pathfinders at the UCC Pathfinder Camporee are asked, 'Where's the Beef? in your relationship with Jesus, by Ron Whitehead at Farragut State Park.

  • UCA Welcomes Alumni & Friends Home

    Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2016 welcomed Yakima Valley Academy and Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) alumni to the campus in Spangle, Wash., this past October.

  • Women Find Joy at UCC Retreat

    The annual fall women's retreat provides a wonderful opportunity for women of all faiths to gather together with similar goals of fellowship and encouragement.

  • Pathfinder Bible Experience: One Team's Story

    In early November the coach learned of the Pathfinder Bible Experience. The program intrigued her so much that she gathered a group of seven ...

  • The Impact of Camp MiVoden

    October 25, 2016 - Camp MiVoden has an impact on staff and campers. The Theme, “Made for More” helps them find or rediscover that God makes each for a special purpose.

  • Five Tribes at Spiritual Gathering

    October 6, 2016 - Dale and Gerri St. Clair, members of All Nations Center are having the time of their lives, studying the Bible with a Yakama Native mother and daughter.

  • Spokane Valley Church Milestones

    October 5, 2016 - Spokane Valley Church members marked two milestones Sept. 17. The 65th anniversary of the church and the 20th year at their location.

  • Blessings for Upper Columbia Academy

    October 3, 2016 - Reflecting on the blessings of students, prayer, Prayer Patch, and how amazing things happen when we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

  • Pasco Feeds the Homeless

    October 2, 2016 - Mike Johns prayed and asked God how he could be closer to Him. God told him to go into Kennewick, Wash., and find a homeless man.

  • Families Walk by Faith

    October 1, 2016 - We want our son/daughter at UCA, but we are not sure how we can swing it financially. This is heard most every year at Upper Columbia Academy.

  • Let's Move in Upper Columbia

    September 19, 2016 - Office Staff in Upper Columbia Conference enjoyed a walk on the Jay Sloop Memorial Trail Monday to celebrate Let's Move Day.

  • Spokane Central Receives Compassion Award

    August 17, 2016 - Spokane Central Church receives $15,000, a Compassion Model Church grant, for their ministry to the community through Discovery Junction.

  • Five Tips for Educating Our Kids

    July 25, 2016 - Cognitive Genesis Study done through the Seventh-day Adventist Church has found certain practices to be integral in helping your children excel and learn school. Here are five of them.

  • Students Bring Bible to Life at Camp Meeting

    July 1, 2016 - Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) students and alumni helped in a special way to make the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) camp meeting a success when it was held on the school's Spangle, Wash., campus June 22–25.

  • Rogers Students Portray Bible Stories

    July 14, 2016 - Tonya Wessman’s students at Rogers Adventist School in College Place, Wash., perform Bible plays at the local constituent churches each school year.

  • Community Service, then Camp Meeting

    June 25, 2016 - 2016 Hispanic Camp Meeting kicked off with community service projects. Members from across Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) spent a week touching their communities through service projects the entire week prior to the annual UCC Hispanic Camp Meeting, which began June 18

  • June 22-25, Click for Live Stream and more.

    Get all the information about Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting going on now at Upper Columbia Academy.

  • New Position for Knittel

    Monty Knittel, president and CEO of Walla Walla General Hospital has been named president and CEO of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif.

  • Wines Accepts New Role

    Pastor Jeff Wines has accepted a new role within Upper Columbia Conference as the conference youth director which includes serving as Camp MiVoden director.

  • Skagit Academy Ministers to Plummer

    On March 17, sixteen students from Skagit Adventist Academy sacrificed their spring break to go to the remote town of Plummer, Idaho, to work on their new church, conduct a VBS and basketball camp, and build some raised gardens for students in the tribal school.

  • Children Our Priority

    News and Video report of the children's leadership workshop held recently to highlight what members can do to engage children and their families with the story of Jesus.

  • Connecting to God

    This news story and video story highlights the recent UCC Men’s Summit, held at Camp MiVoden. Each year this event brings Christian men together from across the Northwest. This year the focus was on a closer connection to God.

  • Are You a Growing Disciple?

    There’s something powerful about gathering together with other believers to worship together and share what God is doing at camp meeting, June 22-25, 2016..

  • New Pastor in UCC

    We welcome Dean and Karen Lifshay to the Hermiston and Heppner church district. His wife, Karen, shared with us some interesting details of their life.

  • Welcome Tony Phillips

    Upper Columbia Conference welcomes Tony Phillips as he serves as a temporary assistant to the interim youth director, Jeff Wines.

  • Honoring the Sabbath

    As story of how God honored Paul and his mom and protected their car's gas supply as they drove home from the Spelling Bee in Battle Ground, Wash.

  • Yakima's Healing Hands

    The Yakima State Fair Park was busy the weekend of March 5 and 6 with an event called “Impact Your Health” organized by local Adventist churches in Yakima.

  • Jay Sloop Trail Dedication

    A Walking trail at the conference office, in honor of Dr. Jay Randal Sloop, was dedicated Wednesday, April 6, with Jay’s family, friends and former coworkers in attendance.

  • More About Jesus

    May this story about Roger remind us that there are many, many people in the world needing to hear about Jesus who do not yet know about Him

  • Commissioned Minister Policy Voted

    The Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) executive committee voted a commissioned minister policy on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 to clarify the role of commissioned ministers serving within the UCC territory.

  • Mr. Tempel Friday

    Not many young adults would choose to spend a day off with kids, but Chris Tempel, special effects supervisor at Laymen Ministries does.

  • Meet Huascar Rodriguez

    Coming from the Gold States Conference, Rodriguez will pastor Yakima Spanish and Yakima 3 Angels Spanish churches in Yakima, Wash.

  • On the Front Lines

    Three unique people encountered by Outreach Coordinators in Upper Columbia Conference. Stories that shape our reach.

  • Becoming Good Sports

    Veronica Crockett, teacher at Beacon Christian School, shares what K-2 students are learning -- skills we all need to relearn from time to time.

  • Tracy Yeager Joins UCC Staff

    We are pleased to announce a new employee at UCC. Tracy Yeager is the new Human Resource Administrative Assistant!

  • The Power of Jesus Christ

    Hugo Villalobos shares this story about Mauricio and Maria who find happiness and joy as they accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and are baptized.

  • Accommodating the Sabbath

    Jeffrey Britt, a 30-year Navy veteran, working as as a civil service employee, was harrassed by his employer when he requested time off work to observe Sabbath.

  • Friendship Tournament Opportunities

    For students at Upper Columbia Academy attending the Friendship Tournament is as much about friendship as it is the tournament.

  • Children Color Health Tips

    Over six hundred children entered a coloring contest, expressing their unique views on living heart-healthy.

  • Six Generations and 104 Birthday's

    Irrigon Church Members are proud to announce a celebration of six generations with the birth of Senna Rose Stone.

  • House of Mercy

    It always strikes me how often we find Jesus with people with whom the religious elite don’t mix.

  • A Credible Witness

    Our credibility is on the line. The beautiful truth of the Bible needs to be backed up with loving action to make a lasting difference. It’s what Christ did.

  • Right Arm Tactics

    Exploring public evangelism versus health ministry and how to connect with people and grow disciples

  • WWVAS Collaborative Band Program

    Eric Anderson, Walla Walla Valley Adventist Schools (WWVAS) band director, and one of the first faculty members to teach students in all three schools, isn’t shy about sharing his students’ success stories.

  • Pathfinders Have Fun in Exodus

    Read the update from Prescott, Arizona where the final round of Pathfinder Bible Experience for North America was recently held.

  • Milton Float Shares Journey

    For the very first time, our Seventh-day Adventist church in Milton had a float in the Milton-Freewater Light Parade sharing Journey to Bethlehem.

  • Christmas Greetings from UCC

    Peace is not found in a political party or physical security. It’s found in a person - Jesus Christ!

  • Reaching Native Americans for Jesus

    ... is what All Nations Warriors for Christ at Spokane Central Adventist Church does in a variety of ways and most recently through their Christmas Program.

  • Body May Be That of Missing Adventist Doctor

    Police in Kiev, Ukraine preliminarily identified a body recovered from a construction site as that of Dr. Jay Sloop.

  • Fourth Grader Directs Symphony

    When they sent in their required information to attend the Spokane Symphony's concert for fourth-graders, little did they know they would make history for their school.

  • Kid's Club in Inchelium

    It began with tent meetings and planning a children's meeting and now is a weekly "Kid's Club" teaching kids about the plan of salvation.

  • UCC Welcomes New HR Director

    Upper Columbia Conference is pleased to welcome Stephanie Bailey as the new human resources director for the Adventist church in the Inland Northwest.

  • Homeless Teens Love Haystacks

    “We love haystacks!” Is a common strain heard at Crosswalk youth shelter in Spokane, the first Tuesday of every month.

  • UCA Elementary School Featured at Mini Maker Faire

    Mr. Duckett and a few of his students were featured at the Mini maker Faire hosted at Spokane Valley Barnes & Noble

  • Women's Retreat Provides Respite

    Almost 200 women and young women were rejuvenated at the Upper Columbia Conference Women’s Retreat held in October at Camp MiVoden.

  • ACS Appreciation Day

    More than 20 individuals were honored at the Upper Columbia Conference Adventist Communication Services (UCC ACS) Appreciation Luncheon.

  • Spokane Journey to Bethlehem Pounded by Storm

    Members of South Hill Adventist Church awoke Wednesday to discover the nativity village they have been building since mid-October suffered significant damage from gale-force winds

  • UCA Staff and Students Clean Up Wind Storm Damage

    Following the traditional Wednesday assembly, more than 50 Upper Columbia Academy students joined staff working around campus and in downtown Spangle to clear trees and clean up tree limbs and debris that had been thrown around during the wind storm.

  • Record Storm Pounds Upper Columbia Academy and Adventist Office

    A near hurricane-force storm pounded Spokane and much of the Inland Norwest Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, uprooting and felling hundreds of trees and causing significant damage to Upper Columbia Academy and some minor property damage and downed power-lines at the Upper Columbia Conference office.

  • New Beginnings for an Old House

    A beehive of activity is taking place in a little house between Spokane Central Church and its fellowship hall. The church is creating ...

  • Glowing For Jesus

    The Spokane South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church opened their doors and invited their community inside this past Halloween.

  • Leadership on the Trail

    Students from Milton Stateline Adventist School depart for their annual leadership trip in what for many was a “new” form of transportation:

  • Teaching Children

    Learn many ways to teach children about Jesus through some workshops offered at the NPUC Children's Leadership Conference

  • Northwest Fire Recovery

    With fires in Washington breaking all-time records this summer, how did the schools and churches in UCC fare? As of this writing no schools or churches have been destroyed, but many of our members had to evacuate their homes and there were some close calls! How did the Chelan VBS provide for the community during the fires?

  • SAIL in East Wenatchee

    Penny and Carl Buick, local SAIL coordinators in East Wenatchee, share how the program has helped them as well as the attendees.

  • Setting the Record Straight

    For reasons that will become apparent shortly, I want to address the topic of spiritual formation. On the face of it, this phrase ...

  • A Statement from Leadership... About Spiritual Formation

    A recent statement from the Carolina Conference officers regarding concerns about “spiritual formation” in Adventist churches and institutions has been adopted by North Pacific Union Conference officers and the presidents of the Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Upper Columbia and Washington conferences

  • Fires in the Northwest

    With fires in Idaho and Washington setting records -- the help needed is at an all time high! Here are ways to help.

  • New Pathfinder/Family Life Director

    We are happy to introduce Jeff Wines as our newest addition to the Upper Columbia Conference. Jeff comes to us from ...

  • NPUC Votes No Special Constituency

    Opinions regarding the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee actions today will likely be all over the map throughout the Northwest and beyond. But we wanted ...

  • Here's Why Dawn Volunteers

    At the mega health clinic, Your Best Pathway to Health, a visit with Rhonda as she waited in line to receive a haircut revealed ...

  • Healing a Village

    For two brief days, residents in Spokane, Washington glimpsed what it might have been like as Jesus healed entire villages during the Your Best Pathway to Health mega-clinic August 3 and 4, 2015.

  • Adventist Mega-Clinic Opens to Long Lines in Spokane

    Dental patients being treated in the expo center at the Spokane County Fairgrounds on Aug. 3. (Anthony White / NPUC)

  • Two Days of Free Health Care For Spokane

    Over $8 million in free health care services available to Spokane residents. Free mega medical, dental & eye care clinic at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.

  • Pathfinder Fair and Farewell

    Any Pathfinder will tell you that Pathfinder fairs are always special. But this year several amazing things happened...

  • UCA Girls Varsity Wins

    Walla Walla University has an annual Friendship Tournament that provides opportunity for Adventist academy basketball teams to ...

  • Women's Ordination: Divisions May Not Decide

    Delegates of the 2015 General Conference Session voted

  • Jackson Reelected NAD President

    Jackson reelected to serve as president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. More stories and links as well!

  • Behind the Bright Lights

    Ruminations from the NPUC Gleaner Editor and more stories from the GC Session in San Antonio.

  • 60th GC Session

    Thousands of Adventists descend upon San Antonio for the 60th world church business session. Highlights from NPUC Team.

  • Helping Hands Project

    Students at UCA Elementary School are raising funds to purchase a 3D printer so they can print prosthetic hands ...

  • Prayer Makes Friends in St. Maries

    The St. Maries Christian School meets in the Shadowy River Mall, so they are neighbors with the other businesses.

  • Kids Growing with Jesus

    Located on 10 acres of country land with a pristine view of the Blue Mountains, Milton Stateline Adventist School has a ...

  • Irrigon Reaches Community

    Every year Irrigon has a one-day Watermelon Festival in the local marina park. This became an opportunity for the church to reach out ...

  • Clothes for the Cause

    Beacon Christian School partnered with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects used clothes in exchange for cash.

  • Adventurers Learn Discipleship

    Picture 170 Adventurer kids together, enjoying a 45-minute worship talk, without getting bored. ...the kids were not just listening but copying...

  • Huge Health Clinic in Spokane

    A large health clinic entitled “Your Best Pathway to Health” will be held in Spokane this summer. The decision to go ahead...

  • Teens Pitch In

    The Pathfinder Teen Mission Adventure began this week in Brewster. Teens fanned out all over the area to assist ...

  • Thrift Store Outreach

    The thrift store board is passionate about outreach, being of service to the community and reaching out to those burned out on life.

  • Rogers Mourns Student Loss

    Students and families at Rogers Adventist School in College Place, (Wash.) mourn the loss of Fisher Schroeder...

  • Cooking Class in Spirit Lake

    Community outreach starts with healthful approaches to cooking at the Spirit Lake Church. Church members are ...

  • Pateros Distribution Center

    Imagine a burn the size of the state of Connecticut, then you can begin to realize the loss from the Carlton Complex Fire last July. The most effective response especially in disasters is working together — churches and conferences, churches and other faith-based organizations, and churches in collaboration with government agencies. ...

  • Dinner With the Doctor

    The savory smells of a bountiful dinner greeted visitors seeking to return books at the North Spokane (Wash.) Library...

  • Become a Health Advocate?

    To learn how to effectively follow Jesus Christ’s example and help people gain a better life, become a Community Health Advocate ...

  • Students Celebrate at Sheriff Office

    Caleb Nelson and Myles Nelson, students at St. Maries Christian School, were awarded a “Vacation from Class.” A field trip ...

  • Love is the Key to My Story

    When I was a little boy, my sisters told me, “Someday Grant, you’re going to die.” I didn’t believe it for a second. Dying is for ...

  • Medical Missionaries in Action

    A goal of the Hayden Lake Adventist Church is that every member can be a medical missionary. Some dismiss medical work ...

  • Hispanic Camp Meeting

    Hispanic Camp Meeting brought members from Omak to Hermiston together in Pasco, Wash. Jan. 10, 2015. One speaker, José Rojas, spoke to young adults, encouraging them to share Christ from their own experience.

  • Spokane Churches Reach Urban Community

    What do you get when you combine nine churches, willing hands, buses, billboards and community outreach and then bake them for more than two years with Holy Spirit power? In Spokane, Wash., you get the Jesus Cares campaign. ...

  • Let's Pray

    Will you commit to ten (10) days of prayer from January 7-17 Experiencing the Fruit of the Spirit?

  • Siblings Baptized at Camporee

    Taylor Sims committed her life to Jesus Christ at a Pathfinder Camporee in Republic, Wash., seven years ago ...

  • Sheridan Meadows Adds Building

    Thanks to 26 people, 10 days, about $40,000 and the Lord's blessing, the new building at the Sheridan Meadows ...

  • Pathfinder, Adventurer Leaders Enjoy Retreat

    The theme was "Discipling ... more than clowning around!" Dan Solis focused on how to care for God's kids.

  • UCA Foundation Gets New Name

    The new name, FoundationONE, sets the foundation apart. The old name (Upper Columbia Academy Foundation) ...

  • Goldendale's First Bethlehem Journey

    The Goldendale Adventist Church presented their first annual Journey to Bethlehem on December 5 and 6, 2014.

  • Christmas Lists Gone Awry

    This time of year it’s hard to avoid an old tradition; the Christmas list. After all, we all want to give others something they want.

  • Christmas Greetings from UCC

    This video greeting card is sent with warm wishes to all for a wonderful Christmas, with Jesus as the best gift ever!

  • It's a Kid's Christmas

    KEEH, Spokane’s Positive Life Radio Station, held a Christmas party for children from three local shelters.

  • Pastor Attends Pearl Harbor Ceremony

    At a dinner for veterans hosted by Spokane Valley Adventist School, Andrew Abbott heard about Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

  • Accidental Pagans

    Every year I run into grinches trying to steal Christmas. They lurk in church lobbies, send "concerned" emails, and manage ...

  • Warming Shelters Need Volunteers

    Warming shelters are crucial in our communities, literally saving the lives of those who would otherwise be in desperate danger ...

  • Spokane Multi-Cultural Thanks Community

    After a recent plea for help to the Spokane area Adventist Churches to provide clothing and housing items for a group of refugees ...

  • DeLise Ministry Affirmed

    Surrounded by family, mentors and colleagues, Mario DeLise was ordained for ministry at Walla Walla General Hospital.

  • Revitalizing Sabbath School

    If you have noticed a decline in attendance or fewer young people at your church, the answer might be to revitalize Sabbath School.

  • Make a Difference Day

    Cascade Christian Academy is focusing on serving others as one of its priorities this year. Make a Difference Day's activities ...

  • Quilts of Valor

    United States military veterans of the Moscow (Idaho) Church were presented Quilts of Valor made by church members.

  • Sign Spells Collaboration

    What do you get when you cross a United Methodist church with a Seventh-day Adventist? Some big hearts filling a need.

  • Can You Share

    With the weather getting colder, we are reminded how important warm clothing and blankets are.

  • Sandwiches and a Second Chance

    On a brisk, fall November morning at Palisades Christian Academy, the upper grade students began their week by making sack lunches for Spokane Community Court, a new way to help repeat offenders turn their life around.

  • Adventist Hospital Receives Award

    Walla Walla General Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing ...

  • Kilgore Pastoral Ministry Affirmed

    Surrounded by collegues, family and mentors, Pastor Ryan Kilgore was ordained for ministry October 4, 2014 in Brewster, ...

  • The Influence of He's Alive TV

    Tracy Morrow, Sarah Baum, Katherine Richardson and Jay Williams all have something in common. Christian TV changed their lives.

  • Adventists Fly with Honor Flight

    Paul and Ken were part of a group of 90 veterans from Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho who flew to Washington D.C.

  • Blessings at St. Maries Christian School

    One day a man opened the mall door in the middle of class. “Hey, here’s something for the hard-working teachers!”

  • Expecting Miracles

    Expect the unexpected when Pavel Goia speaks at the UCC Christian Men’s Summit at Camp MiVoden February 6-8, 2015.

  • The Longest Table

    Now a tradition at the Walla Walla University church, the congregation welcomed students back the first Sabbath of the school year with the Longest Table. Because the University Church exists primarily to serve students, the church members hope the Longest Table will bring students quickly into friendships in their new congregation.

  • Faithful Volunteers in Disasters

    When the Brewster Adventist Church invited people to come in to help clean up after the fire, they weren’t sure how many would come.

  • Wenatchee Member Turns 100

    Dr. Earl Bolton, member of the Wenatchee Adventist Church, will celebrate his 100th birthday on October 3.

  • Leadership Through Service

    During the first week of September, students from Milton Stateline Adventist School learned about leadership

  • North View Church Groundbreaking

    It was a sunny day September 14 for the groundbreaking ceremony and corn roast ...

  • Carlton Complex First Hand

    This is a first hand report from Lola Mae Worth, the Adventist Community Center leader for Brewster.

  • All Nations Center Day Camp

    Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary. Not only this was theme of our day camp but it was also a yearning within our hearts ...

  • Pastor Larry Mays Retires

    Pastor Larry Mays' last Sabbath at Sunnyside (Wash.) Church was Aug. 30. Mays was in ministry for almost 40 years serving in ...

  • 2014: Successful Year for Youth Rush

    About seven weeks through her experience at Youth Rush, Ina received a phone call from a young lady who lives ...

  • God Guides Moses Lake VBS

    Shrieks and giggles erupt from the “Israelites” marching through the fabric waves of the Red Sea as water...

  • Zeal for Missions

    Sixteen-year-old Caleb Rittenour hails from a quiet corner of north Idaho where he spoke recently about missions.

  • 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?


    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


    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

  • 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


  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

  • Folkenbergs: A Fireside Visit


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.