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.
Pathfinders from 11 clubs across the Pacific Northwest gathered in the Walla Walla University Adventist Church to test their knowledge of the Bible.
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
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.
Though some of the worst weather conditions of the winter occurred in Kamiah, Idaho, during the Ten Days of Prayer, members came together
Have you ever wondered what life would be like at Upper Columbia Academy? Students recently made videos showing three aspects of UCA.
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.
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
What happened when the Linwood Adventist Church saw a need and filled it?
Judy Castrejón, UCA science and biology teacher, has a passion for making a difference for her students and for her local community.
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.
The Omak Seventh-day Adventist Church members have been ringing bells for the Salvation Army since 2012.
The Community Service department of Hayden Lake Adventist Church invited all who received help from them during the past year to dinner.
Merlene Olmsted is “Volunteer of the Year,” in Airway Heights, Wash, for her involvement in SAIL, and various outreaches in West Plains.
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
A new tradition may have begun at Upper Columbia Academy as students and staff decorate doors for Christmas.
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.
Pathfinders at the UCC Pathfinder Camporee are asked, 'Where's the Beef? in your relationship with Jesus, by Ron Whitehead at Farragut State Park.
Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2016 welcomed Yakima Valley Academy and Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) alumni to the campus in Spangle, Wash., this past October.
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.
In early November the coach learned of the Pathfinder Bible Experience. The program intrigued her so much that she gathered a group of seven ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 17, 2016 - Spokane Central Church receives $15,000, a Compassion Model Church grant, for their ministry to the community through Discovery Junction.
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.
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.
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.
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
Get all the information about Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting going on now at Upper Columbia Academy.
Monty Knittel, president and CEO of Walla Walla General Hospital has been named president and CEO of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif.
Pastor Jeff Wines has accepted a new role within Upper Columbia Conference as the conference youth director which includes serving as Camp MiVoden director.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Upper Columbia Conference welcomes Tony Phillips as he serves as a temporary assistant to the interim youth director, Jeff Wines.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Not many young adults would choose to spend a day off with kids, but Chris Tempel, special effects supervisor at Laymen Ministries does.
Coming from the Gold States Conference, Rodriguez will pastor Yakima Spanish and Yakima 3 Angels Spanish churches in Yakima, Wash.
Three unique people encountered by Outreach Coordinators in Upper Columbia Conference. Stories that shape our reach.
Veronica Crockett, teacher at Beacon Christian School, shares what K-2 students are learning -- skills we all need to relearn from time to time.
We are pleased to announce a new employee at UCC. Tracy Yeager is the new Human Resource Administrative Assistant!
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.
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.
For students at Upper Columbia Academy attending the Friendship Tournament is as much about friendship as it is the tournament.
Over six hundred children entered a coloring contest, expressing their unique views on living heart-healthy.
Irrigon Church Members are proud to announce a celebration of six generations with the birth of Senna Rose Stone.
It always strikes me how often we find Jesus with people with whom the religious elite don’t mix.
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.
Exploring public evangelism versus health ministry and how to connect with people and grow disciples
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.
Read the update from Prescott, Arizona where the final round of Pathfinder Bible Experience for North America was recently held.
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.
Peace is not found in a political party or physical security. It’s found in a person - Jesus Christ!
... 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.
Police in Kiev, Ukraine preliminarily identified a body recovered from a construction site as that of Dr. Jay Sloop.
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.
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.
Upper Columbia Conference is pleased to welcome Stephanie Bailey as the new human resources director for the Adventist church in the Inland Northwest.
“We love haystacks!” Is a common strain heard at Crosswalk youth shelter in Spokane, the first Tuesday of every month.
Mr. Duckett and a few of his students were featured at the Mini maker Faire hosted at Spokane Valley Barnes & Noble
Almost 200 women and young women were rejuvenated at the Upper Columbia Conference Women’s Retreat held in October at Camp MiVoden.
More than 20 individuals were honored at the Upper Columbia Conference Adventist Communication Services (UCC ACS) Appreciation Luncheon.
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
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.
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.
A beehive of activity is taking place in a little house between Spokane Central Church and its fellowship hall. The church is creating ...
The Spokane South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church opened their doors and invited their community inside this past Halloween.
Students from Milton Stateline Adventist School depart for their annual leadership trip in what for many was a “new” form of transportation:
Learn many ways to teach children about Jesus through some workshops offered at the NPUC Children's Leadership Conference
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?
Penny and Carl Buick, local SAIL coordinators in East Wenatchee, share how the program has helped them as well as the attendees.
For reasons that will become apparent shortly, I want to address the topic of spiritual formation. On the face of it, this phrase ...
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
With fires in Idaho and Washington setting records -- the help needed is at an all time high! Here are ways to help.
We are happy to introduce Jeff Wines as our newest addition to the Upper Columbia Conference. Jeff comes to us from ...
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 ...
At the mega health clinic, Your Best Pathway to Health, a visit with Rhonda as she waited in line to receive a haircut revealed ...
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.
Dental patients being treated in the expo center at the Spokane County Fairgrounds on Aug. 3. (Anthony White / NPUC)
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.
Any Pathfinder will tell you that Pathfinder fairs are always special. But this year several amazing things happened...
Walla Walla University has an annual Friendship Tournament that provides opportunity for Adventist academy basketball teams to ...
Delegates of the 2015 General Conference Session voted
Jackson reelected to serve as president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. More stories and links as well!
Ruminations from the NPUC Gleaner Editor and more stories from the GC Session in San Antonio.
Thousands of Adventists descend upon San Antonio for the 60th world church business session. Highlights from NPUC Team.
Students at UCA Elementary School are raising funds to purchase a 3D printer so they can print prosthetic hands ...
The St. Maries Christian School meets in the Shadowy River Mall, so they are neighbors with the other businesses.
Located on 10 acres of country land with a pristine view of the Blue Mountains, Milton Stateline Adventist School has a ...
Every year Irrigon has a one-day Watermelon Festival in the local marina park. This became an opportunity for the church to reach out ...
Beacon Christian School partnered with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects used clothes in exchange for cash.
Picture 170 Adventurer kids together, enjoying a 45-minute worship talk, without getting bored. ...the kids were not just listening but copying...
A large health clinic entitled “Your Best Pathway to Health” will be held in Spokane this summer. The decision to go ahead...
The Pathfinder Teen Mission Adventure began this week in Brewster. Teens fanned out all over the area to assist ...
The thrift store board is passionate about outreach, being of service to the community and reaching out to those burned out on life.
Students and families at Rogers Adventist School in College Place, (Wash.) mourn the loss of Fisher Schroeder...
Community outreach starts with healthful approaches to cooking at the Spirit Lake Church. Church members are ...
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. ...
The savory smells of a bountiful dinner greeted visitors seeking to return books at the North Spokane (Wash.) Library...
To learn how to effectively follow Jesus Christ’s example and help people gain a better life, become a Community Health Advocate ...
Caleb Nelson and Myles Nelson, students at St. Maries Christian School, were awarded a “Vacation from Class.” A field trip ...
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 ...
A goal of the Hayden Lake Adventist Church is that every member can be a medical missionary. Some dismiss medical work ...
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.
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. ...
Will you commit to ten (10) days of prayer from January 7-17 Experiencing the Fruit of the Spirit?
Taylor Sims committed her life to Jesus Christ at a Pathfinder Camporee in Republic, Wash., seven years ago ...
Thanks to 26 people, 10 days, about $40,000 and the Lord's blessing, the new building at the Sheridan Meadows ...
The theme was "Discipling ... more than clowning around!" Dan Solis focused on how to care for God's kids.
The new name, FoundationONE, sets the foundation apart. The old name (Upper Columbia Academy Foundation) ...
The Goldendale Adventist Church presented their first annual Journey to Bethlehem on December 5 and 6, 2014.
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.
This video greeting card is sent with warm wishes to all for a wonderful Christmas, with Jesus as the best gift ever!
KEEH, Spokane’s Positive Life Radio Station, held a Christmas party for children from three local shelters.
At a dinner for veterans hosted by Spokane Valley Adventist School, Andrew Abbott heard about Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Every year I run into grinches trying to steal Christmas. They lurk in church lobbies, send "concerned" emails, and manage ...
Warming shelters are crucial in our communities, literally saving the lives of those who would otherwise be in desperate danger ...
After a recent plea for help to the Spokane area Adventist Churches to provide clothing and housing items for a group of refugees ...
Surrounded by family, mentors and colleagues, Mario DeLise was ordained for ministry at Walla Walla General Hospital.
If you have noticed a decline in attendance or fewer young people at your church, the answer might be to revitalize Sabbath School.
Cascade Christian Academy is focusing on serving others as one of its priorities this year. Make a Difference Day's activities ...
United States military veterans of the Moscow (Idaho) Church were presented Quilts of Valor made by church members.
What do you get when you cross a United Methodist church with a Seventh-day Adventist? Some big hearts filling a need.
With the weather getting colder, we are reminded how important warm clothing and blankets are.
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.
Walla Walla General Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing ...
Surrounded by collegues, family and mentors, Pastor Ryan Kilgore was ordained for ministry October 4, 2014 in Brewster, ...
Tracy Morrow, Sarah Baum, Katherine Richardson and Jay Williams all have something in common. Christian TV changed their lives.
Paul and Ken were part of a group of 90 veterans from Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho who flew to Washington D.C.
One day a man opened the mall door in the middle of class. “Hey, here’s something for the hard-working teachers!”
Expect the unexpected when Pavel Goia speaks at the UCC Christian Men’s Summit at Camp MiVoden February 6-8, 2015.
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.
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.
Dr. Earl Bolton, member of the Wenatchee Adventist Church, will celebrate his 100th birthday on October 3.
During the first week of September, students from Milton Stateline Adventist School learned about leadership
It was a sunny day September 14 for the groundbreaking ceremony and corn roast ...
This is a first hand report from Lola Mae Worth, the Adventist Community Center leader for Brewster.
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' last Sabbath at Sunnyside (Wash.) Church was Aug. 30. Mays was in ministry for almost 40 years serving in ...
About seven weeks through her experience at Youth Rush, Ina received a phone call from a young lady who lives ...
Shrieks and giggles erupt from the “Israelites” marching through the fabric waves of the Red Sea as water...
Sixteen-year-old Caleb Rittenour hails from a quiet corner of north Idaho where he spoke recently about missions.
After receiving an Ice-Bucket challenge from the Georgia Cumberland Conference, UCC president, Paul Hoover, responded ...
There has been talk about putting up a greenhouse at UCA. It is no longer just talk. Volunteers began construction ...
Their church nearing completion, the Living Hope Church members are praising God for all he has done to bring the good news of salvation ...
At about five minutes to the hour the lobby is filing up. Little voices filled with excitement, like royal trumpets....
Over four years ago, Bill Pond would not have considered doing prison ministry. But somehow that changed when ...
Tom Stanyer, class of 1950 and a founder of Upper Columbia Academy Foundation, recently stepped down ...
Patty Marsh, UCC Adventist Community Services director, visited the fire lines on Friday. Here's her report.
As firefighters begin to get control of the largest fire in Washington State history, Adventists are playing a key role in fire relief efforts.
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.
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 ...
Merlene and Carol went to the Spokane County Christian Summit called by Sherriff Ozzie Knezovich and something happened ...
The snappy rustling of paper bags stuffed with food by Spokane Valley Pathfinders and students ...
Following the words of Jesus to be salt in the community is simply find the needs ...
Genesis Carrion Estrada was one of two students chosen to share their essay at the Yakima National Day of Prayer luncheon
When a discussion started between two pastors about whether or not camp meeting was "worth it" what was the outcome?
Geoff Heald is among 10 teachers selected by the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF) to receive a 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Molsteads recently established a memorial Scholarship Fund at the UCA Foundation in Eric’s memory, that provides financial support ...
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.
Twenty seven UCA students build a community center during spring break to assist the Mukuyu Project in Zambia, Africa.
Coeur d'Alene Church presents a musical from the perspective of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea,
Fifteen eighth- through tenth-graders from Palisades Christian Academy (PCA) and 12 adults travel to Portrerillo, Panama.
A celebration of life service was held for Dr. Jay Randall Sloop April 26 at the Yakima Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Journey to the Cross at Spokane Valley Adventist Church is still going strong at seven years of age.
Tri-City Adventist School was abuzz with eager elementary and middle school students and their families on a brisk March evening.
Thirty-four students and adults from Cascade Christian Academy and Wenatchee Church flew to Belize to build a security fence around ...
The Islam and Christianity Seminar, that created quite a buzz around Spokane, are coming to UCC camp meeting.
Water For Life began their 2014 season in Guatemala with 23 volunteers and so far have dug 17 new wells.
Many church members have asked how they could best help the people in the Oso area in Western Washington ...
Much can be accomplished with volunteer labor. Just ask the teen who joined a local mission trip, called Teen Pathfinder Mission Adventure.
The Blue Mountain Mission Outreach team believe God will do a mighty work on the Umatilla Indian Reservation ...
Loren Mandigo passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 of Malaria. He and his family were serving in Kenya as missionaries.
Dr. Paul Hoover, Upper Columbia Conference president, writes to share some changes here in the Upper Columbia Conference.
Pastor Mark Weir received an anonymous letter from someone in his community about his upcoming Islam and Christianity seminar.
Nine Pathfinder teams from around the Northwest gathered at UCC on March 8, 2014 for the NPUC Pathfinder Bible Experience.
Four fifth-graders from Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Wash. placed first in Lewiston district knowledge bowl.
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 ...
The First Spanish Church in Pendleton, Ore., celebrates church status on February 22, 2014 ...
The new Upper Columbia Academy cafeteria's grand opening was celebrated during a winter storm on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Suicides on the Colville Indian Reservation led to the tribal leaders suggesting their young people learn to pray.
A once dwindling church made a turnaround through prayer for more children and faith in God's promises.
Pathfinder clubs convened at Coeur d’Alene Church for level one of the four-level Pathfinder Bible Experience NAD Bible Bowl program.
Traveling through Northport, population 295, you might want to stop on a Thursday for a delicious “free” vegan meal.
Leaders of Lower Yakima Valley churches and UCC discussed the fate of Grandview Adventist Junior Academy. Funds were dwindling ...
Grades 3-5 social studies class at Beacon Christian School has been studying about colonial America times ...
Hermiston Adventist Church members take the suggestion of a prisoner and the advice from Jesus and make 2,000 gift bags for prisoners ...
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 ...
Hundreds packed into the Milton-Stateline Adventist School for an evening of talent. Each of the participants auditioned for a spot ...
Ben and Naomi Green died Saturday, December 28, 2013 in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 97. According to the Yakima Herald ...
During an already busy time of year, hundreds of volunteers all over eastern Washington gear up to visit the ancient berg of Bethlehem ...
Dr. Alex Bryan accepted an invitation by Upper Columbia Conference to serve as senior pastor of the Walla Walla University Church.
Walla Walla University Church welcomed incoming University students to The Longest Table, a unique ...
A one-hour documentary about Adventist education is scheduled to air on Public Television early in 2014.
As a local ministry outreach, the Pendleton Women's Ministries got busy and decorated holiday wreaths for Martha's House ministry ...
The new cafeteria at Upper Columbia Academy is complete, almost! On November 20 the senior class spent the day moving food and supplies ...
Give a gift that will last forever! Sharing Jesus is a daily passion that doesn’t stop when Daniel leaves church on Sabbath.
Joe's mother had a dream that God had a purpose for her boys. But it turned out different than she expected ...
Summit Northwest Ministries transitioned from their rented church in Newman Lake to their purchased and remodeled theater ...
Ben had lost a lot in life due to his addictions. He’d lost his marriage, his self-esteem, his sense of self-worth and his direction. He needed a change...
Upper Columbia Academy's new dining hall is nearly complete. The project, which started more than a year ago, is the result of ...
Recently SonBridge Community Center was awarded a grant by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, that will be used to expand ...
What do you get when you combine a cement slab, giant logs and construction volunteers? In Plummer Idaho, all these elements ...
A simple survey tool can lead you find people who want to study the Bible. Here's a story of someone who used this approach and discovered Band-Aids for Jesus.
Spokane Mayor, David Condon, took time out of his busy schedule for an interview with Positive Life Radio station manager, Darin Patzer.
Are you looking for a quick way to synthesize what the Bible teaches on a specific topic? A new series of 90 second long video's does just that.
The fall backpacking trip for juniors at Upper Columbia Academy could have turned out differently. But several miraculous events ...
A large work of art was unveiled at Palisades Christian Academy the first day of school. The artwork, by Michele Davis, is entitled ...
More than 1,200 church members attended the Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Campmeeting held at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Washington
Tamara Terry, wife of UCC Treasurer Randy Terry, caught three UCC Presidents together at ASI in Orlando, Florida.
He's Alive Television (KHBA UHF Channel 39) is now on Roku, an Internet streaming service throughout North America and beyond ...
A unique event is happening each evening in Riverfront Park, August 2 through 9. Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“I don’t even know what’s in this book, but I know I agree with it,” remarked Roy as he flipped through a copy of The Great Controversy.
Yvonne House retired from serving as the Upper Columbia Conference Corporation treasurer at the end of April after 40 years ...
Camp meeting is about people and the awesome speakers but there are others who make these days great as well.
Wed seats on shuttle vehicles, rain showers, wind blowing, mud puddles, umbrellas, and blessings at the UCC Camp Meeting, 2013!
The Upper Columbia Conference Camp meeting began with a bang this year as thunderstorms rocked the area around Spokane and Spangle
Sandpoint Junior Academy students experience the thrill of helping others weekly, as community service was incorporated into their curriculum
Troy, Idaho, Church members and friends gather on Big Meadow Road to break ground for a $500,000 addition to the existing facility.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Sloop family as searchers continue to look for Dr. Jay Sloop.
Natasha DiBiase, a third grader at LCJA, helped Google representatives unveil an eight-foot wide rendering of her artwork at a special school assembly to declare her the Idaho state winner of the Internet search engine’s doodle contest.
“If we are not involved in the community, then when we say ‘follow me’ the people will say ‘who are you?’”
As the children at Rogers Adventist School leave the classroom for the summer months, three teachers will be starting their retirement.
The miracles continue for participants of Spokane Valley Adventist Church's sixth production of the outdoor walkthrough event, Journey to the Cross.
Alex Bryan, senior pastor at the Walla Walla University Church, has been named president of Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio.
In a dream Ron Bayless felt impressed to offer Virginia’s heirs “all the money in the building fund,” for ...
For more than 20 years, the first Tuesday of each month finds a handful of Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) office workers chopping lettuce, onions, tomatoes and cooking beans.
Teen Pathfinders began their week of service by building a greenhouse, creating trails and shingling a roof amoung other tasks.
What's better than a party? How about a Party-in-a-Box Reading Day? Fifth and sixth graders at Rogers Adventist School participated in ...
Con Brio, a music group from Rogers Adventist School performed at Upper Columbia Conference for their staff worship.
Hobbies can be a great source of personal satisfaction, especially if one takes advantage of their retirement years and uses that hobby for
Adventist pioneers in the Colville Valley purchased land near Kettle Falls, Wash., in 1890. After seven years of work, they opened a boarding school.
What is Pathfinders? Instead of telling you, I want to let you experience a normal day in a Pathfinder club using your imagination.
Spokane’s Positive Life Radio – 104.9 FM hosted an on-air project in January that raised over $21,000 to dig two new wells in remote villages in Guatemala.
By God's grace, His work has begun and has already made an impact on the lives of a few individuals on the Umatilla Reservation down in Mission, Ore.
Morris L. Venden, well known husband, father, Seventh-day Adventist preacher, teacher, and author, passed to his rest Sunday evening, February 11, 2013.
Dr. Atilio Dupertuis taught 140 students on the topic of “Introduction to Bible Theology” at the Lay Adventist Seminar.
Every year, first and second grade students in Tonya Wessman’s class learn lines, scripture verses, and songs in preparation for ...
A family of four, new to Bonners Ferry and struggling financially, hears through the local food bank they might get help ...
Elder Paul Hoover accepted the call to serve as president for the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Two years ago Denise Ellenwood, a member of the Spokane Central Church, lost her mother to suicide. She and the rest of her family...
When Phyllis Fisher heard about God’s Closet, she thought it might be benefit the community. What she found was an amazing way to connect
A special day for members of the Newport, Wash., Church as they celebrated the baptism of three individuals.
The Irrigon Church celebrated the 100th birthday of Bertha “Bertie” Fay Gallagher. Five generations attended the party.
Pathfinders, along with Newport Church members went to their local communities to invite families to donate non-perishable food
The Newport (Wash.) Church joined other Northwest churches in honoring their pastors during the annual October Pastor Appreciation.
KHBA is pursuing ways introduce Spokane’s secular population to Jesus. Driven by the need for people to see and hear a witness for Jesus...
One of the many things Upper Columbia Academy music students learn when they go on tour is that music is one of the highest ...
Each year, Walla Walla Valley Academy offers Balance Week, a series of talks designed to fearlessly and directly tackle the pressures and negative influences of our culture
God has recently opened my eyes to an unreached culture in our own backyard. No passport or plant ticket needed ...
Omak Native Ministries group was very excited to be given a booth space in the Indian encampment at the Omak Stampede. Our booth theme was creation...
News anchor, Stephanie Vigil, visited Palisades Christian Academy and presented the Teacher of the Month Award to Judy Castrejon ...
You never know when you hand out GLOW, what the result will be. But you can know that there is a master designer who helps you.
On Monday, October 1, I received a call from Second Harvest, alerting me our food purchase order would not be coming this week as it had failed to get on the delivery truck ...
Bob and Audrey Folkenberg announced Monday they have accepted a call to serve the Adventist Church in Hong Kong.
... Goldendale had three students and no funds, and St. Maries had one student in the lower grades and two set to graduate. Here’s what God did to help them reopen their doors.
The idea for the booth came less than two months before the fair, and church members had no supplies nor a budget ready. The space alone cost $800, plus they needed literature and items to give away. They decided to lean on Jesus,
Positive Life Radio (PLR) continues to live up to its name as it spreads a positive influence regionally and throughout the world. Listeners contributed ...
Twenty-six Hispanic congregations in Upper Columbia Conference work together to find out what comprehensive evangelism looks like.
It was springtime and people everywhere were breaking ground, mostly for gardens. But ground was broken for a different purpose on April 19 at Plummer, Idaho
Upper Columbia Academy students and staff hosted a food drive this fall, as part of the HOPE program, to help an area food bank prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
Sam Knutson, Wenatchee, Wash., businessman, believes collective memory is as important to a church as short-term memory is to an individual.
On Oct. 20, 1962, to the sounds of trumpets, and the choir leading the way, Walla Walla campus church members marched from Columbia Auditorium (currently Havstad Alumni Center) to the new College Church, built on the site of the old college barn
When the Better Living Center was looking for a way to grow beyond being a food bank, Gretal Cromwell began exploring options to start a community garden.
Last week Patty Marsh received an unusual request. Her phone rang. It was from Marilyn in Main. “In my four years as ACS Director, this is the first time I’ve received a request like this,” said Patty.
If you live in Upper Columbia Conference, there is a good chance you caught a glimpse of a member of His Travelers team trekking through your area to a nearby Vacation Bible School or day camp.
SonBridge Community Center received a $170,000 grant from the Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust to complete construction of its new medical and dental clinics.
Under the direction of Pastor George Chambers, Milton-Stateline Adventist School (MSAS) was founded in 1962. The Stateline and Milton churches needed more space.
Baptisms are wonderful occasions for churches and no matter the age, it is always a joy to see new birth, new life in Christ. In Spirit Lake, the baptism of Jessica and Jonathan Mandigo on the ...
Vehicles and RV's were crushed by falling trees and yet miraculously no lives were lost in Friday's wind storm that swept through the Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting grounds near Republic, Wash.
Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) announces the departure of Dave Livermore, personal ministries and discipleship director. He has served with distinction in this post. His contagious energy and passion for sharing Jesus will be missed. Livermore is leaving the Northwest to serve as
Pastor Eric Shadle began a cross country bike ride on July 8, 2012, to help raise awareness of the need for diapers all across America.
Members of the Pendleton Seventh-day Adventist Church are accepting and sorting donations of furniture and household goods for the more than 50 people who lost everything in a terrific apartment fire in Pendleton Saturday, July 7.
Designed and engraved by Charbonneau, the sign features an old-growth fir log slab, milled and donated by Jack Knight. It includes the Adventist logo as well as Sabbath School and church times. An additional ...
The Walla Walla University Board of Trustees decided with a two-thirds vote to not approve the recommendation of Alex Bryan as university president. They unanimously expressed their appreciation and affirmation of Dr. Bryan’s continuing pastoral leadership and ministry at the WWU Church.
Students who grew up hearing stories of their grandparents sharing the gospel door to door now have an opportunity to follow in their footsteps and become evangelists and Bible workers in their own right when they enroll in leadership classes at the Northwest Mission Institute (NMI) on the campus of
Providing three meals a day for hungry campers can be a tall order for many kitchens. But it’s just another 13 hour day of work for the kitchen staff at Camp Meeting 2012.
He's Alive Television has made an interesting impact into the community with a first-time-ever, yard sale. "You figure you can try anything once, and when Doug Cameron offered to plan a huge yard sale, the
You don't have to have a fancy RV set up to come to camp meeting. Some campers simply use a hamock and a rain tarp.
UCC Camp Meeting is under way in the largest tent in Eastern Washington. According to Spokane county officials, the mammoth 19,000 square-foot tent is the biggest temporary structure of it’s kind in the inland Northwest.
Pathfinder club members, Nathaniel Hoskins and Rachelle Santee, spent the afternoon today greeting campers as they arrived at the Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting in Spangle, Washington.
Two loads of golf carts arrived at Upper Columbia Academy for camp meeting. They are already in service as the new Hop-on Shuttle. Hauling luggage to dorms and assisting many with ...
Construction began today on the big meeting tent for next week's Upper Columbia Conference annual Camp Meeting June 13-16.
Anita Roberts, the third and fourth grade teacher at Lake City Junior Academy, was presented with a national award Thursday, May 31.
Eight-hundred and fifty Pathfinders, along with forty-four pastors, convened for the Upper Columbia Conference's 2012 Pastors' Appreciation Pathfinder Fair, May 18-20, 2012..
The Tri-Cities Diaper Bank (TCDB) recently received a $20,000 grant from the North American Division Adventist Community Services (ACS) to support its work.
A Court of Honor was held Jan. 28, at the Ellensburg Church to present Arill Bartrand (Cle Elum Church member) with the rank of Eagle Scout.
Upper Columbia Academy announced the selection of a new principal following Troy Patzer's decision to join the Upper Columbia Conference Trust department, effective July 1, 2012.
After taking her children through Spokane's Journey to Bethlehem the first time, Sara* joined another group that was just beginning and journeyed through again. After the second time
Local Pearl Harbor survivors shared their stories with students from Spokane Adventist schools.
Driving into Palisades Christian Academy on Thursday evening, December 1, one could see the “It’s a Kids Christmas” banner being hoisted and taped on the wall as the 7th grade students were scurrying around to unload and set-up the party crafts. What was the occasion?
Wenatche Adventist Church holds memory Sabbath, a time to remember how God has led through the years.
On September 17, 2011 the Upper Columbia Conference graduated their first class of ten students from the SHINE Bible Worker Training School.
Upper Columbia Conference and Adventist Health sponsored the Partners in Mission Conference. The conference brought 65 clergy and medical professionals from around the Inland Northwest.
The fall Sharathon for the Positive Life Radio Network brought in faith promises of over $617,000. Despite hard financial times, listeners from all over the urban and rural areas of Upper Columbia Conference called
The Irrigon SDA Church hosted a second annual gospel/patriotic concert on September 11, 2011. It featured a color-guard service with speaker Lt Col Kris Perkins of the Umatilla Army Depot.
Over 114 young people made a request to be baptized during the Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Camporee at Farrugut State Park.
Richard Parker accepted an invitation by the Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee to be the new Human Resources director and Office Manager for the conference.
The Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to invite Wendy Eberhardt to be the new director of the Youth department and Camp MiVoden .
New app for iPhones and Androids helps you quickly locate Adventist churches
AdventistLIVE exists to provide access to Adventist education for any 9th or 10th grade students who desire to obtain an accredited, Adventist education no matter where they live.
When Jesus told the story about why his people inherit the kingdom, (Matthew 25) you don’t hear reasons such as: they had great preaching ability; they were excellent runners; ... Jesus said, “I was hungry and you fed me, ... I needed diapers
To the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist message ... who have handed on to us the torch of truth — kindled again at such infinite cost,
The Upper Columbia Academy Foundation recently awarded six students with scholarships from the foundation's various endowment funds.
Weather forecasters predicted rain and even tornadoes during the recent Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Fair in Lewiston, Idaho. But instead, an outpouring
Troy Patzer, Upper Columbia Academy principal and Debbie Nelson, vice principal for finance, added part-time teacher to their job description this past spring.
Back in January, members of the Coeur d'Alene Church began planning an Easter drama that would bring to life the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The Borrowed Tomb, an Easter musical, was
Sabbath afternoon on Sept. 4, the angels of heaven did not sing alone. Shelle Harrelson and Rod Ritter openly declared their desire to accept Christ as their Redeemer and become members
John Bradshaw, speaker-director of It Is Written, opened the first weekend of the Revelation Today Bible Prophecy Seminar on March 18 at the Farwell Elementary School Auditorium in North Spokane. Local pastor and church planter, Wayne Kablanow, presented the messages the following
Bob Folkenberg Jr., UCC president, welcomed representatives from local and state government, and
Delegates to the 76th Constituency Session of the Upper Columbia Conference re-elected all officers and directors.
“Consumed with Christ,” it was the theme of the Upper Columbia Conference’s first extended camp meeting on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy.
Elder Finley shares his thoughts with UCC website readers on campmeetings, being consumed with Christ, and what he hopes listeners this weekend will know and do after hearing his messages.
There’s a pond, a construction zone, the seashore, even a time machine at camp meeting, and it’s all for the children.
The first full day of camp meeting inspires and excites those in attendance.
Campmeeting has a prayer room this year. Prayer room volunteer Melissa Miranda says, “We call it the CPR room, the Lord revives people here.”
Camp meeting is getting underway at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash.
On Sunday, April 10, the Cascade Christian Academy bus pulled out from the school parking lot embarking on a nine-day, nine-concert journey that would cover more than 2,500 miles
Thanks to advancements in Internet streaming technology, BMT’s programming is available online at www.bmt.tv. Around the clock, around the world BMT is accessible by anyone with a high-speed Internet connection.
It's not every Sabbath that church members can watch their Adventurers do a Grand March through the sanctuary with flags and smiles. Children then wished the church a
Upper Columbia Conference adopted an official vision statement at the recent conference executive committee meeting, January 25.
The Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to invite Becky Barts to serve as an Associate Superintendent of Education.
Was it because of taxes that 12,719 people traveled to Yakima, Hermiston, Spokane and Wenatchee the first and second weekends of December? What kind of production caused 695
Upper Columbia Academy band, string and choral groups performed a Christmas music concert at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, December 18, 2010. It was the fourth year the school has held this special event as a gift to the community and as an opportunity for students to perform in a professional music facility.
Barry and Shelley Bacon hosted the second annual Music on the Menu event with the UCA Choraliers and raised $2,000 for Somaly Mam Foundation.
AJ Patzer, former Seventh-day Adventist conference president, church leader and pastor, died October 10 at Wheatland Village in Walla Walla, Wash. He was 90.
“This is every college boy’s dream,” exclaimed Chad Angasan, senior theology major at Walla Walla University. He was speaking of The Longest Table, an event coordinated by the University Church on Saturday, October 2.
Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee voted to elect Randall Terry as the new UCC Vice President of Finance. Terry, who has served as Southern New England Conference treasurer since 2006, has accepted the call.
About 700 Pathfinders from all over the Upper Columbia Conference attended the annual Pathfinder Camporee, September 17 to 19, 2010. During the event, hundreds of young people made a commitment to follow Jesus and 91 Pathfinders requested Bible studies to prepare for baptism.
This year Camp MiVoden, Upper Columbia Conference's youth summer camp in Hayden Idaho, received 192 requests for baptism. That number is nearly 30 more requests than usual from campers, and for the past four years the number has been rising.
Over 600 people attended the Signs of the Times Rally held by Spokane area Seventh-day Adventist Churches on September 11, 2010.
Former staff, directors and caretakers of Camp MiVoden converged on Hayden Lake September 10-12, 2010 to celebrate 70 years of summer camp ministry.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department says two people, who went missing from Camp MiVoden over the weekend, were found dead Monday evening, September 6.
August 14, 2010 marked a high Sabbath for the West Central Multi-cultural Seventh-day Adventist Church. Members and visitors gathered to celebrate the official opening of their new church building.
Over 400 hardy souls enjoyed camp meeting under a big new tent at Sheridan Meadows Adventist Retreat Center near Republic, Washington, July 27 through August 1, 2010. A new
Construction continues on the new Conference office and Adventist Book Center in Spokane.
Dr. Fred Hardinge accepted the call to serve as associate health ministries director Friday, July 2.
The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have elected Myron Iseminger to serve as associate secretary.
Fred Hardinge was elected Associate Director for Health Ministries for the General Conference. Hardinge has not yet accepted the call.
Bob Folkenberg, Jr. will continue serving as Upper Columbia Conference's president.
More than 70 people gathered at the site of the new camper village at Camp MiVoden for a groundbreaking ceremony.
Eight hundred twenty nine Pathfinders set up camp on the campus of Walla Walla Valley Academy, May 14-16, 2010 for a weekend of fun activities, community service and spiritual growth.
Every year, hundreds of kids ditch the classroom in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) schools to get a different kind of education at Camp MiVoden. Their teachers are happy for them to attend this unique week long learning experience that the conference has provided for the last 12 years.
Palisades Christian Academy lost both of their buses in an electrical fire Saturday morning, May 8, 2010.
Lake City Junior Academy celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 1, 2010 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Adventurers stepped outside “the box” Sabbath, April 24, 2010. Instead of having the expected UCC Adventurer Sabbath at a church, Adventurer Sabbath was held on Canada Island in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.
Verna Sonnentag retired from teaching in 2008 and has been sewing clothes for children ever since. In addition to clothes she makes, Sonnentag also collects unused clothing and sends them to those in need.
Steve and Suzanne Day, members of the East Wenatchee Seventh-day Adventist Church in Upper Columbia Conference, have headed east some 2,300 miles from their home in Washington State to reach out to a dark county.
Four UCC churches participated in Easter outreach events that shared the good news of our risen Savior. Nearly 4,000 visitors attended three events in Spokane, Cheney, and Coeur D’Alene.
Olin Peach, former teacher at Upper Columbia Academy, passed away on April 9, 2010. He was involved in a snowmobile accident on his property in Oregon.
A groundbreaking ceremony, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 marked the beginning of the building phase for Upper Columbia Conference, regional headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The community of Brewster, Washington received help from 61 teens through community service projects throughout the city.
The Blue Mountain Television Board of Directors voted to invite Pastor Kim Kjaer to join the television ministry as its new station manager.
Upper Columbia Academy announced an innovative tuition incentive plan offering all students interested in obtaining the UCA experience significant discounts of up to 50 percent off full tuition.
During January and February Adventists in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) raised more than $149,900 to help Haitian earthquake survivors.
The North Lakes District Pathfinders held their 2010 Pinewood Derby on Sunday, March 7, at the Spokane Valley Adventist School. Over 130 cars were entered in the all day racing event. Kevin Minden of the Linnwood Lightbearers Club placed first in the Teen class races and Christina Bays of the Spokane Valley Trailblazers club placed first in the Junior class races.
An Open House for Frieda’s Healing Center was held March 7, 2010. A house became a home, and this home is now a healing center serving women who need a place to heal, regroup and renew their emotional health following domestic abuse.
A groundbreaking ceremony, scheduled for April 6,2010, at 4 p.m., will commemorate the official start of construction on the new Upper Columbia Conference headquarters.
The next time you head out on the highway, keep an eye out for a mobile billboard asking the important question, “Are you on the right road?”
A two-day search for a lost teen who got separated from his family during a ski trip ended Monday afternoon when the boy's body was found.
BJ Bower, laymember of Spokane East Central Community Adventist Church recently held a
Blue Mountain Television celebrated the grand opening of its new location with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, February 20, 2010.
UCC news, February 12, 2007. A story from the Adventist Review about the largest ever Thirteenth Sabbath Offering.
Churches, businesses, and other organizations that use wireless microphones operating in the 700 MHz band must stop doing so by June 12 or face fines.
Eight area Seventh-day Adventist churches joined to launch the first Adventist Russian language television channel in North America. Read the complete story at www.uccsda.org/news.
Workers cut down over 30 trees today to clear the way for construction to begin on the new Upper Columbia Conference office at the Grove Road location in Spokane, Washington.
Over 40 people attended the Share Him Boot Camp in Lewiston, Idaho, recently. It was the fifth Boot Camp held in the Upper Columbia Conference since they began in the fall of 2008.
Local doctors from Walla Walla, Wash. travel to take aid to Haiti.
The first ever training session for Share the Life Bible worker coordinators launched the new outreach initiative.
Nov 15, 2009 All of the worship services, seminars and even the children's meetings at Go Mission Fest focused on some aspect of being a missionary, weather it is mission work in a foreign country or mission work locally.
Nov 5, 2009 Bibleinfo.com moves from Upper Columbia regional headquarters to North American Headquarters
October 2009 Pathfinders hold Jamboree campout.
A new lifestyle evangelism initiative is launched by Upper Columbia Conference, which seeks to fulfill the overarching mission statement to create meaningful relationships with the 1.8 million people in our territory.
Jesus' love flowed like lava during the Pendleton Seventh-day Adventist church's Vacation Bible School week, August 3-8, 2009.
News story for UCC Web News about the East Wenatchee Vacation Bible School August 20, 2009
UCC news story about the site preparation begining on Grove Rd campus. Posted July 29, 2009.
UCC President, Bob Folkenberg, Jr. calls on on members and conference employees to join in daily prayer.
UCC News, July 19, 2009. The Hispanic Camp Meeting is held in College Place, Washington.
2009 Campmeeting story posted June 21, 2009
The Spring 2009 meeting of the Lay Advisory Coucil met in Spokane.
News Story of WhyIQuitChurch.com Results from the Upper Columbia Conference
Bob and Audrey Folkenberg share about their family, their decision to come to the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and how they are looking forward to working with Adventists in the Inland Northwest.
Upper Columbia Conference Welcomes Robert Folkenberg, Jr. and Family to the Team
News of a new president invited to come to Upper Columbia Conference
News Story from January 22, 2009 about Upper Columbia Conference locating a temporary office site
Links to UCC Fire Stories from the December 28, 2008 fire of Upper Columbia Conference Headquarters
A recap of the fire that destroyed the Upper Columbia Conference office and how the various ministries continue.
Images of the Upper Columbia Conference Fire that took place December 28, 2008.
Story of the fire that burned Upper Columbia Conference office on December 28, 2009. Story posted December 28, 2008.
News Archive from December 29, 2008, UCC Office building destroyed by fire.
UCC news story about He's Alive Television, Channel 39, going digital. Posted December 22, 2008
Jay Wintermeyer has accepted an invitation from Upper Columbia Conference to serve as communication director.
News story for UCC Web News. UCC Schools Cooperate to Promote Christian Education
An Upper Columbia Conference news story about Journey to Bethlehem at the Spokane South Hill Church December 2, 2008
A UCC news story about the Patzer memorial service with video clips available. Story dated December 1, 2008.
UCC news story, November 23, 2008. The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) announces that Max Torkelsen, II, has accepted the invitation to become the next NPUC president.
UCC news, November 18, 2008. A story about Spokane's Better Living Center reaching thousands of people each year who are in need of food. This ministry has been a significant out reach for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years.
UCC news, November 18, 2008. A story about how a city bus grabs people's attention with the words,
UCC News October 27, 2008. A lot of ministry has happened in 20 years at Christian Women’s Retreats. And this year, for one lady, the theme of the weekend was planned especially for her by God. She said “the speaker had the background to help her with exactly what she needed at this time of her life.”
UCC News, November 3, 2008. The Women's Healing and Empowerment Network (formerly Polly's Place Network) received a donation of three homes for use as women's shelters in Spokane...
From Gleaner Online, October 27, 2008. President of the North Pacific Union Conference and former UCC President, Jere D. Patzer, Passes Away at age 61.
ANN Story, October of 2008. An unusual Bible begins an unusual journey.
UCC News, October 2008. Garrett Caldwell Accepts the position of associate director of communication and public relations director for the General Conference.
Upper Columbia Conference News out of College Place, October 2008. US News & World Report ranks Walla Walla University 36th in the category of
Upper Columbia Conference News out of Spokane, October 27, 2008. Several hundred people turned out for the opening night of God Said ... So What?
Several churches and ministries in Coeur d’Alene area partner together to provide a meal each night of the week to those who are in need.
Gender may keep an estimated 70 percent of the Seventh-day Adventist world church's membership out of certain church leadership positions, but in Southern Mexico altering that tradition is transforming some congregations.
Neil Nedley, M.D. has accepted the call to become president of the new Weimar Center of Health and Education (formerly called Weimar Institute). Nedley is author of Proof Positive and Depression—A Way Out,
Three outdoor school sessions are held each year at Camp MiVoden. Approximately two-thirds of the K–10 Adventist schools in the UCC participated this year.
Walla Walla University recently received a grant for $75,000 from the Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust. This gift will benefit the university’s aviation program, which is currently completing a $400,000 aircraft and technology upgrade project.
A group of Seventh-day Adventist Internet pioneers were honored by the Communication Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists during the 2008 Global Internet Evangelism Forum held here July 11. At the same time a separate award program offering as much as $67,500 in annual prizes was announced to drive further innovation in technology and ministry.
The Seventh-day Adventists are being urged by their top leader to develop an approach to environmental issues that is consistent with the church's historical values.
Ray Turner, the bass in the original King's Heralds Quartet, a singing group long supported by the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Voice of Prophecy radio ministry, died May 15, 2008.
The Amazing Facts and Weimar boards have voted to keep the renowned Weimar Academy and College open this coming school year.
Auburn Adventist Academy’s class of 2008 decided as sophomores to tithe on all the money that was earned through fundraising.
The new Oregon Conference Office opened for business July 7, 2008 at Gladstone park in Portland, Oregon.
Lay evangelist Ken Norton, who directs the newly-formed Lay Institute for Evangelism, says anyone can learn practical evangelism
Shari Booth, a Walla Walla University freshman biology major from Brush Prairie, Washington, is feared dead after she was reported missing following a dive with her Advanced SCUBA class May 19.
In a unanimous vote, members of the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee recently selected Mark A. Remboldt as NPUC treasurer. Rembolt replaces Norman Klam who stepped down from the position for medical reasons.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani invited the Seventh-day Adventist and other Christian churches to a formal dinner at his residence last month to affirm their unique role in Iraq's historical and cultural heritage.
It's seemingly simple lifestyle choices such as these that researcher and author Dan Buettner thinks can add a good 10 years to most people's lives, helping them join ranks with cardiac surgeon Ellsworth E. Wareham who, at 93, still picks up the scalpel on occasion to assist with surgeries.
An international editorial team of Seventh-day Adventist Bible scholars began work on a new study Bible this month, the president of Adventist-owned Andrews University announced March 4. The Andrews Study Bible, to be published by the university's press, is the first such project in Adventist publishing.
A Seventh-day Adventist missionary family survived a plane crash yesterday, emerging from the wreckage just moments before it exploded.
Two Seventh-day Adventist leaders -- Jere Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference president and John McVay, Walla Walla University president -- received an unexpected welcome from the Washington State Senate during a recent visit to the state’s capital, Olympia.
After two years of heartfelt prayer, study, discussion, and observing the leading of the Lord, Amazing Facts and Weimar Institute voted on April 6, 2008 to proceed with a bold new joint venture.
Paul Brantley wants the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be the world's best-run organization.
Dennis N. Carlson has been named vice president for university advancement at Walla Walla University.
North Pacific Union Conference president, Jere D. Patzer has experienced a relapse in his battle with non-Hodgkins mantle cell lymphoma.
A London court has found three men guilty of swindling the equivalent of millions of dollars out of fellow Seventh-day Adventist Church members.
Church targets commuters with modern screen ads. Electronic billboard messages point to freedom through Jesus
A vegetarian diet not only protects personal health, but may also help conserve the environment, world health leaders concluded at a conference on vegetarianism hosted by Seventh-day Adventist-owned Loma Linda University in California.
A vegetarian diet not only protects personal health, but may also help conserve the environment, world health leaders concluded at a conference on vegetarianism hosted by Seventh-day Adventist-owned Loma Linda University in California.
Adventist basketball team has law on its side when it comes to scheduling games
Pastor Jan Paulsen, president of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church, has reiterated the church's long-held position on noncombatancy
We intend to be very deliberate and specific about our commitment to the church and to who we are as Seventh-day Adventists,
Paulsen Appears on Global Cable Network, Bloomberg TV interview is first for world church leader
Union College, La Sierra University given President's Honor Roll Award; Union receives state legislature resolution
Weimar board cites finances, says closure will give college a new start
Seminar set for April 22 broadcast; 10th annual training available via Internet, Hope Channel
Seminar set for April 22 broadcast; 10th annual training available via Internet, Hope Channel
Forty-four percent of Americans, overall, have switched or dropped faith
Seventh-day Adventist television ministry is teaming up with a local Adventist Church conference to reach a major North American city for Christ.
Kraft Foods, the makers of coffee alternative Postum, recently announced they will no longer make the once popular beverage.
Whether low omega-3 levels trigger the doldrums is the focus of a new joint research project between the Sydney Adventist Hospital-based Australasian Research Institute and the University of New South Wales.
The Review and Herald Publishing Association, in partnership with Griggs University (Home Study International), is launching a radio talk show dedicated to home-based education.
Jan Paulsen, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has accepted an invitation to be interviewed on television. The interview will take place on January 24, 2008 at the Night Talk studio in New York, New York.
Presidential candidates may be the only ones vying for party nomination this Saturday in Nevada, but civic duty and religious conviction are on the ballot in many voters' minds.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, at least in the United States, isn't alone on the anti-tobacco front anymore.
Upper Columbia Conference News posts story of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama
The Red Cross is pulling out from the flooded areas in Oregon and asking other groups to get involved
Floods of volunteers came to the small town of Vernonia, Oregon, to aid the victims of flooding. One-hundred and twenty-five of them were Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) Juniors and Seniors.
In the dark hours through the crest of flooding in Chehalis and Centralia, Washington, local listener supported Adventist station 90.5 fm KACS Family Friendly Radio remained on the air.
Students at Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America are raising funds to provide immediate assistance to a fellow university in Zimbabwe that church leaders say is running out of food.
Students at Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America are raising funds to provide immediate assistance to a fellow university in Zimbabwe that church leaders say is running out of food.
Academic achievement levels for students in Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America are above national norms, according to data from the first year of a three-year study.
Beatrice Lospa, coordinator of the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Reading clubs in Romania, never imagined a nationwide initiative to make reading the Bible attractive and accessible to every Romanian would be so popular.
The use of electronic polling devices at the Upper Columbia Conference 75th constituency session did more than facilitate delegate voting on officer elections or issues related to the conference constitution. With representation from every church in the conference, there was an opportunity to gather member information which could be helpful to church leaders.
In spite of strides made to include women in ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church during the last 25 years, more needs to be done to include the demographic that comprises 70 percent of membership, some church members say.
Let's Talk Caribbean is the the 17th such program in a series of unscripted, unedited conversations between the Seventh-day Adventist Church President and its under-30 crowd.
A report on the link between cancer and diet, physical activity and weight is providing more evidence that healthful living fights disease.
At press time some 8,000 firefighters continue to battle more than 20 blazes in southern California. Beginning last weekend, the fires charred an estimated 723 square miles, devastating residents in fire-threatened neighborhoods across southern California,
A brand new, lightweight airplane plane made a stop at Cessnock Airport in Australia on May 24, during its maiden voyage from Auckland to Papua New Guinea (PNG) where it will be used to transport medical staff and much needed supplies to remote communities.
Over 250 people attended a creation versus evolution lecture by Doug Newton, M.D., in Kettle Falls, Washington.
United States Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts rallied behind a bill designed to protect the rights of people of faith, including Sabbath-keepers, in the workplace
Learning new methods of such subtle, or even overt, evangelism brought together about 100 Adventist Church leaders, communication professionals and technology experts from around the world for the fourth annual Global Internet Evangelism Forum at Newbold College in Bracknell, Berkshire, Britain, June 28 to July 1.
CWM is an innovative project by and for young adults ages 18–35, which combines a vacation and spiritual retreat with active and meaningful mission projects
There was standing room only at the memorial service for Pastor Lenard Atkins. The service, Saturday, June 30, 2007, was held at the Pine Ridge Community Church in Newport Washington.
Ask Evelyn Fischer who vacuums the floors and polishes the pews at the Blooming Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ohio, and she'll tell you without hesitation:
Four young adults suspected of arson and related crimes at Lake City Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, may face trial as early as the fall, a local police spokeswoman said June 26.
Missionaries, none of whom were Israeli, have been sharing the Seventh-day Adventist Church's message of hope in Israel since 1898. But on June 16, the first pastors of Israeli descent in Israel were ordained to continue sharing the gospel in that volatile state.
In a world where the Internet helps people fit news, entertainment and even spiritual enrichment into their increasingly multitasked lives, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific now offers the Adult Bible Study Guide on podcast.
Arrais has helped to grow subscriptions of the English version of the quarterly Elder's Digest magazine to 60,000, up from 3,000 just 15 months ago.
2007 News Story about the mission of WWVAs Acro Knights, a gymnastics team from Walla Walla Valley Academy.
Church membership records at the Phoenix Camelback Seventh-day Adventist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, top out at a weighty 1,000. But weekly head counts in the pews reveal an average Sabbath worship service draws only between 350 and 400 members.
An early-morning June 19 blaze damaged much of the library at Seventh-day Adventist-owned Lake City Junior Academy in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Leonard Atkins, pastor of the Newport Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed away Sunday morning, June 24, 2007.
After nearly 17 years and almost 12,000 successfully treated patients, the Proton Treatment Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), has been renamed for its developer Dr. James Slater.
Maranatha Volunteers International will air a new weekly television program beginning this May on Hope Channel. Maranatha Mission Stories “goes in-depth to bring the people and projects of volunteering to life,” according to its producers.
Spokane Junior Academy students were amazed to discover they had won the North Pacific Union LEGO Robotics Tournament at Walla Walla College in April.
The WWVA class of 2007 voted that their senior class trip be a mission trip.
llness doesn’t keep “doctor’s hours”—and because of that, Juliet Santos, a nurse practitioner and Seventh-day Adventist, has found an opportunity to help people as well as bring a unique understanding of wellness to communities where such insight isn’t often easily available.
By simply drinking water,students at Seventh-day Adventist-owned La Sierra University can help build classrooms, science labs and libraries for villagers in Kalaala, Ethiopia.
The Ellen G. White Estate in Silver Spring, Maryland, has posted a new electronic magazine for children ages 9-14.
The General Conference Office of Global Mission reported a record-breaking year in 2006 with some $5.3 million distributed to more than 1,800 projects around the world, said church officials. Combined with funds from other local church organizations, the projects worldwide totaled almost $14 million.
When members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's General Conference (GC) Session Theme Committee reviewed past GC Session themes, they noticed not one mentioned grace.
On a night dedicated to recognizing and upholding religious freedom for all, key speaker and United States Senator John Kerry rallied behind a bill designed to protect the rights of people of faith, including Sabbath-keepers, in the workplace.
God is like an ... egg? The concept of the Trinity has stumped plenty of scholars and wrinkled the brow of many a Sabbath School teacher, so why would anyone try to explain how one God can be three to kids? Why not? is a question world Seventh-day Adventist Church Children's Ministry director Dr. Linda Koh is more likely to ask.
First immortalized when former United States' president, Harry Truman, presented him with the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor, the late Cpl. Desmond T. Doss' story of faith and service lives on in Collegedale, Tennessee's Veterans Memorial Park
Each spring hundreds of students graduate from Adventist colleges throughout North America and move into cities all over the country to begin graduate schools, new jobs, and new lives.
The man recounted how for the past 10 years he and his fellow church members had been collecting funds and praying for a group who would be willing to come build a church for them.
A new magazine called Renewed & Ready is being published for Adventists 50 years and older. It will be a 64-page monthly magazine designed to celebrate the best of mature Adventist living.
The Upper Columbia Conference will hold it’s annual Camp Meeting Friday and Sabbath, June 15 and 16, on the Campus of Walla Walla College. This year’s theme is “Cross Training: Closing in on the Finish Line”.
In 1904 when founders established the sanitarium that would eventually become Paradise Valley Hospital, life was dramatically different compared to today.
Between March 15 and 22, the Walla Walla College Steel Drumb Band performed seven times on the tiny islands of Bermuda, some days playing multiple concerts.
Five Seventh-day Adventists were among thousands of women who voiced their concerns in deploring violence against women and the girl child at the United Nations’ fifty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held February 26–March 9.
Amazing Facts and Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) announced on April 19 plans to unite the two international Christian media ministries.
The United Nations (UN) is waking up to the role that religious organizations can play in meeting its goals--particularly in the area of social, development and peace issues.
God is able. Ask Seventh-day Adventist pastor Reginald Sibanda and he will tell you that God is truly able. Sibanda knows this because he has watched God transform the hearts and minds of thousands of people living in the district of Mwenezi, Zimbabwe in just the past two years.
It wasn't your typical church outreach effort. You were as likely to learn about Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky as you were the Old Testament prophet Daniel. And if you missed a meeting at your church, you could catch it on a colossal screen in the city square, on local television after work, or even as a cell phone video clip.
When Donesky thought about what's really going to matter in a hundred years? The Adventist Robotics League or leading someone to Jesus he decided to skip the Adventist Lego League national championship exhibition.
Nearly 50 youth leaders and pastors from across the Middle East pledged to launch about a dozen new Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs within the next few months during a week-long training seminar in Cairo, Egypt, in mid-February.
Following a presentation on March 15 concerning the human rights violations of prisoners in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa, Pacific Union College (PUC) students, faculty, and staff donated $18,745 to aid a prisoner advocacy program.
Adventist Heritage Ministry (AHM), the heritage evangelism arm of the Advent movement, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary.