August 2006

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  • Secretary

    August 01, 2006
    The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive secretary wears several other hats, including coordination of stewardship and health programs, as well as leading out in the activities and events of the Northwest Institute for Mission and Minis...
  • Disaster Response

    August 01, 2006
    NPUC church members contributed more than $270,000 in offerings and donations, as well as volunteer teams and supplies to assist victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the official Adventist disaster response ...
  • Native Ministries

    August 01, 2006
    Monte Church travels more than 150,000 miles every year to visit far-flung native groups.There are 31 native churches or companies in the NPUC, with 1,489 members.There are 15 annual native camp meetings across the Northwest and Canada.The North P...
  • Walla Walla College

    August 01, 2006
    Enrollment growth reached 1,968 in 2004–05, the second highest enrollment in WWC history.An average of 90 WWC students serve as student missionaries every year.Approximately 84 percent of students receive financial aid each year; the average finan...
  • Hispanic Ministries

    August 01, 2006
    Hispanic membership has increased 31 percent over the last five years.Hispanic members contributed $1 million more in tithe since 2001.Ramon Canals personally holds approximately five evangelistic series each year.Recognizing the tremendous growth...
  • Treasurer

    August 01, 2006
    More than $43 million in appropriations were passed on to local conferences through the NPUC during the last five years.The NPUC revolving fund is generally open for deposits by members who wish to provide funds for church and school buildings whi...
  • Education

    August 01, 2006
    There are 588 certificated, full-time K–12 teachers in 122 schools within the NPUC, with 43 percent of the teachers possessing masters or higher degrees.Of the 14 NPUC senior academies, Idaho has one, Montana one, Oregon five, Upper Columbia three...
  • Public Affairs, Religious Liberty

    August 01, 2006
    Labor union exemption requests have doubled since 2002, indicating increased assertiveness of labor unions in businesses and state agencies.Three individuals lose their jobs every day in the U.S. because of religious discrimination in the workplac...
  • Delegate List

    August 01, 2006
    The delegates on these pages represent those individuals or positions designated as of the press time for this publication. An asterisk (*) by the name means that individual is also a member of the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committe...
  • Hispanic Ministries

    August 01, 2006
    Hispanic membership has increased 31 percent over the last five years.Hispanic members contributed $1 million more in tithe since 2001.Ramon Canals personally holds approximately five evangelistic series each year.Recognizing the tremendous growth...
  • Treasurer

    August 01, 2006
    More than $43 million in appropriations were passed on to local conferences through the NPUC during the last five years.The NPUC revolving fund is generally open for deposits by members who wish to provide funds for church and school buildings whi...
  • Education

    August 01, 2006
    There are 588 certificated, full-time K–12 teachers in 122 schools within the NPUC, with 43 percent of the teachers possessing masters or higher degrees.Of the 14 NPUC senior academies, Idaho has one, Montana one, Oregon five, Upper Columbia three...
  • Public Affairs, Religious Liberty

    August 01, 2006
    Labor union exemption requests have doubled since 2002, indicating increased assertiveness of labor unions in businesses and state agencies.Three individuals lose their jobs every day in the U.S. because of religious discrimination in the workplac...
  • Delegate List

    August 01, 2006
    The delegates on these pages represent those individuals or positions designated as of the press time for this publication. An asterisk (*) by the name means that individual is also a member of the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committe...
  • President

    August 01, 2006
    NPUC president Jere Patzer has held evangelistic meetings in nine different countries since 2001—Tanzania, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Guatemala, Brazil, India, Bolivia and the United States.He has hosted 200 Issues & Interviews radio ...
  • Treasurer

    August 01, 2006
    The long process of acquiring land, the proper permits, building and then relocating the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office to Ridgefield, Wash., is nearly complete.Some have questioned why relocation was even necessary. While that discu...
  • Information Technology

    August 01, 2006
    More than 600 gigabytes of data passed through the NPUC "firewall" last year—nearly two gigabytes per day.The NPUC information technology department provides technical support for nearly 200 church-related employees in the Northwest.The weekly bac...
  • Regional, Youth

    August 01, 2006
    African American members celebrated their 30th annual convocation in 2006.There are more than 126 NPUC Pathfinder clubs.During the past five years, regional members have contributed more than $8 million in tithe and baptized 864 new members to bri...
  • President

    August 01, 2006
    Membership Growth—We can do better than the typical North American 2 percent church growth. That must change dramatically if we are to make headway in the mission God has given us. Together with our local conferences, churches, pastors and members...
  • President

    August 01, 2006
    NPUC president Jere Patzer has held evangelistic meetings in nine different countries since 2001—Tanzania, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Guatemala, Brazil, India, Bolivia and the United States.He has hosted 200 Issues & Interviews radio ...
  • Treasurer

    August 01, 2006
    The long process of acquiring land, the proper permits, building and then relocating the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office to Ridgefield, Wash., is nearly complete.Some have questioned why relocation was even necessary. While that discu...
  • Information Technology

    August 01, 2006
    More than 600 gigabytes of data passed through the NPUC "firewall" last year—nearly two gigabytes per day.The NPUC information technology department provides technical support for nearly 200 church-related employees in the Northwest.The weekly bac...
  • Regional, Youth

    August 01, 2006
    African American members celebrated their 30th annual convocation in 2006.There are more than 126 NPUC Pathfinder clubs.During the past five years, regional members have contributed more than $8 million in tithe and baptized 864 new members to bri...
  • President

    August 01, 2006
    Membership Growth—We can do better than the typical North American 2 percent church growth. That must change dramatically if we are to make headway in the mission God has given us. Together with our local conferences, churches, pastors and members...
  • Secretary

    August 01, 2006
    The Institute for Mission and Ministry has sponsored 31 weekend Faith in Focus forums throughout the local Northwest conferences since 2004.Attendance at the second annual Health Summit–West event quadrupled to more than 300 individuals who were t...
  • Communication

    August 01, 2006
    More than 2 million pages are printed each month to provide the GLEANER to Northwest Adventist homes.The NPUC and GLEANER Web sites received more than 100,000 visits last year.Adventist media touches more than 100,000 listeners/viewers each week i...
  • Legal Counsel

    August 01, 2006
    David Duncan received his law degree from Willamette University in 1971.Duncan works through enough paper each year to create several stacks equal to his height.Legal work on estate planning fills 60 percent of Duncan's time; the remainder is spen...
  • Planned Giving

    August 01, 2006
    The NPUC planned giving and trust services department annually administers an average of $25 million in trusts and annuities.As of the end of 2005, the department was administering nearly 400 charitable documents.During the past five years, the de...
  • Delegate List

    August 01, 2006
    Donald Ammon*Wendell HesseltineRay AndreassenDoug BeckerDan BergeronBrant BerglinRick BinfordJoe ChythlookKen Crawford*Harold Dixon*Ruth Farnsworth*Edson Joseph*Jim KincaidNita LarsonFrancine LeeSteve Libby*Robert MartinezOdea SighGary Waterhouse*...
  • Secretary

    August 01, 2006
    The Institute for Mission and Ministry has sponsored 31 weekend Faith in Focus forums throughout the local Northwest conferences since 2004.Attendance at the second annual Health Summit–West event quadrupled to more than 300 individuals who were t...
  • Communication

    August 01, 2006
    More than 2 million pages are printed each month to provide the GLEANER to Northwest Adventist homes.The NPUC and GLEANER Web sites received more than 100,000 visits last year.Adventist media touches more than 100,000 listeners/viewers each week i...
  • Legal Counsel

    August 01, 2006
    David Duncan received his law degree from Willamette University in 1971.Duncan works through enough paper each year to create several stacks equal to his height.Legal work on estate planning fills 60 percent of Duncan's time; the remainder is spen...
  • Planned Giving

    August 01, 2006
    The NPUC planned giving and trust services department annually administers an average of $25 million in trusts and annuities.As of the end of 2005, the department was administering nearly 400 charitable documents.During the past five years, the de...
  • Delegate List

    August 01, 2006
    Donald Ammon*Wendell HesseltineRay AndreassenDoug BeckerDan BergeronBrant BerglinRick BinfordJoe ChythlookKen Crawford*Harold Dixon*Ruth Farnsworth*Edson Joseph*Jim KincaidNita LarsonFrancine LeeSteve Libby*Robert MartinezOdea SighGary Waterhouse*...
  • Ministerial

    August 01, 2006
    In the Northwest there are about 13 million people and 90,000 Seventh-day Adventists, a ratio of 1:144.On average, one person is baptized each year for every 33 current members.Sixty percent of the Northwest's population live in the ten largest me...
  • Secretary

    August 01, 2006
    The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive secretary wears several other hats, including coordination of stewardship and health programs, as well as leading out in the activities and events of the Northwest Institute for Mission and Minis...
  • Disaster Response

    August 01, 2006
    NPUC church members contributed more than $270,000 in offerings and donations, as well as volunteer teams and supplies to assist victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the official Adventist disaster response ...
  • Native Ministries

    August 01, 2006
    Monte Church travels more than 150,000 miles every year to visit far-flung native groups.There are 31 native churches or companies in the NPUC, with 1,489 members.There are 15 annual native camp meetings across the Northwest and Canada.The North P...
  • Walla Walla College

    August 01, 2006
    Enrollment growth reached 1,968 in 2004–05, the second highest enrollment in WWC history.An average of 90 WWC students serve as student missionaries every year.Approximately 84 percent of students receive financial aid each year; the average finan...

Others

  • Services Based in the NPUC Office

    August 01, 2006
    eAdventist, an online membership management system, was originally developed for the North Pacific Union, but it has been adopted by the North American Division. Brian Ford and Rob Garvin provide training and support for this efficient method of t...
  • Fast Facts

    August 01, 2006
    Education funding amounts to 71 percent of all appropriations to local conferences and institutions by the NPUC.Enrollment growth reached 1,968 in 2004–05, the second highest enrollment in Walla Walla College (WWC) history.There are 588 certificat...
  • Constituency Session FAQ

    Do you know how the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) delegates are selected, how many are lay members, or why Walla Walla College also has its constituency session at the same time and place? Will the current president, Jere Patzer, who is un...
  • Executive Committee

    August 01, 2006
    The North Pacific Union Conference Executive CommitteeA sincere “Thank you” on behalf of the 91,000 Northwest Seventh-day Adventist members to those who have served on the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee during the 2001–06 term....
  • Introduction

    Dear fellow members:The North Pacific Union Conference was organized 100 years ago to partner with members and local conferences in the Adventist mission to "Share the Light" in the Northwest. Now here we are, a century later, still with earthly a...
  • Introduction

    Dear fellow members:The North Pacific Union Conference was organized 100 years ago to partner with members and local conferences in the Adventist mission to "Share the Light" in the Northwest. Now here we are, a century later, still with earthly a...
  • Constituency Session FAQ

    Do you know how the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) delegates are selected, how many are lay members, or why Walla Walla College also has its constituency session at the same time and place? Will the current president, Jere Patzer, who is un...
  • The Adventist Mission Who Are We ... Why Are We Here?

    August 01, 2006
    Is it preaching the simple gospel? Is it the Three Angels Message? Is it to tell the world about the Sabbath... the mark of the beast... the health message? Do Adventists have a unique mission beyond that of mainline evangelical churches that unit...
  • Executive Committee

    August 01, 2006
    The North Pacific Union Conference Executive CommitteeA sincere “Thank you” on behalf of the 91,000 Northwest Seventh-day Adventist members to those who have served on the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee during the 2001–06 term....
  • Services Based in the NPUC Office

    August 01, 2006
    eAdventist, an online membership management system, was originally developed for the North Pacific Union, but it has been adopted by the North American Division. Brian Ford and Rob Garvin provide training and support for this efficient method of t...
  • The Eagle

    A mountaineer sits on an outcropping of rock on the peak of one of the mountains in the majestic Chugiak range in Alaska. It had been an arduous climb. Hour after hour of back-wrenching climbing, ever climbing, while muscles protest, bones resist,...
  • Fast Facts

    August 01, 2006
    Education funding amounts to 71 percent of all appropriations to local conferences and institutions by the NPUC.Enrollment growth reached 1,968 in 2004–05, the second highest enrollment in Walla Walla College (WWC) history.There are 588 certificat...
  • Light Thoughts

    "Secret discipleship” is an oxymoron. In the words of William Barclay, “There can be no such thing as secret discipleship, for either the secrecy destroys the discipleship, or the discipleship destroys the secrecy.” 1
  • The Adventist Mission Who Are We ... Why Are We Here?

    August 01, 2006
    Is it preaching the simple gospel? Is it the Three Angels Message? Is it to tell the world about the Sabbath... the mark of the beast... the health message? Do Adventists have a unique mission beyond that of mainline evangelical churches that unit...
  • The Eagle

    A mountaineer sits on an outcropping of rock on the peak of one of the mountains in the majestic Chugiak range in Alaska. It had been an arduous climb. Hour after hour of back-wrenching climbing, ever climbing, while muscles protest, bones resist,...

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