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Bible Readings for October 2023
Long Awaited Revival
Winning at Conflict Mediation
Adventist Health Portland writer and content strategist
Also writes as:
Portland Adventist Homeschoolers member
Adventist Health contract writer
By Laurel Rogers
Precious in His Sight
At first look, Sharilyn Smith's class of second- and third-graders at Rivergate Adventist Elementary School in Gladstone, Oregon, is much like any other: a mix of boys and girls representing an array of ethnicities and personalities, all busy with...
Rivergate Honors Veterans With Music and More
While most children have no school on Veteran’s Day, students of Rivergate Adventist Elementary in Gladstone, Ore., spent the day a little differently. In keeping with a school tradition reaching back more than a decade, the students presented a m...
What Makes a Church a Family?
I wasn’t there when a group of worshipers met in tiny Boring, Oregon, to form the Hood View Church in 1965. In fact, I wasn’t even born. But when my father moved our family from Florida to pastor this church 11 years later, I became one of the you...
Hood View Celebrates 40 Years
The Hood View Church (Boring, Ore.) celebrated its 40th anniversary in May 2005 with a special worship service, potluck and evening vespers. Former pastors Ron Smith and Tom Stafford preached for the morning service, which included honorary mentio...
The Special Magic of Camp Meeting
"Are you going to camp meeting?" I asked my friend last summer."Oh, is it this weekend? I didn't know … I don't think I got anything in the mail about it." It was obvious I wouldn't be seeing her when I made my much-anticipated annual sojourn at t...
Youth Creates Movies for Children's Stories
A trip to the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, Calif., and an interest in computer animation led Craig Church, a 17-year-old member of Hood View Church (Boring, Ore.), to create a special movie for the children's story one Sabbath.Church, who oft...
Mission to a Forgotten Nation
"I hate white people in my heart, and you two look white. I hate you in my heart!" announced the tribal elder as he stared at Saundra and Peter Trzinski where they sat amid 200 Native Americans at a feast in a Yakama* longhouse.“I knew right then ...