July 2011

About this issue:

Check out the July Gleaner feature "Free as Lambs," discussing Adventist early childhood education. Also read great stories from our schools throughout the North Pacific Union Conference.

More Features

  • Kids' Place

    Kids' Place Preschool came into existence because two moms felt a need to provide quality preschool in the Palmer, Alaska, and area. The desire was to be able to teach their own children and be an outreach for the community. Enrollment is between ...
  • In Our Fold ...

    EDITORS' NOTE: Historically societies are often defined by the way they treat their young and how they look after the old. In animal communities the largest, toughest mammals form protective circles about their weakest members. As Adventist Christ...
  • NW Early Childhood Centers

    July 01, 2011
    ALASKAAnchorage Jr. Academy Pre-KDillingham School Pre-KFairbanks, Golden Heart Pre-KPalmer, Kids' Place PreschoolIDAHOBoise Valley School Pre-KCaldwell School Pre-KEagle Adventist Christian Ctr.Twin Falls, Hilltop Pre-KPocatello, Jessie Clark Pre...
  • Intro to Interview

    July 01, 2011
    Is early childhood education a dilemma or an opportunity? Biblical counsel and words from Ellen White have gifted us with a unique perspective on the importance of parental presence in training our "little lambs."But in spite of this ideal, cultur...
  • NW Early Childhood Centers

    July 01, 2011
    ALASKAAnchorage Jr. Academy Pre-KDillingham School Pre-KFairbanks, Golden Heart Pre-KPalmer, Kids' Place PreschoolIDAHOBoise Valley School Pre-KCaldwell School Pre-KEagle Adventist Christian Ctr.Twin Falls, Hilltop Pre-KPocatello, Jessie Clark Pre...
  • Intro to Interview

    July 01, 2011
    Is early childhood education a dilemma or an opportunity? Biblical counsel and words from Ellen White have gifted us with a unique perspective on the importance of parental presence in training our "little lambs."But in spite of this ideal, cultur...
  • Shelton Valley

    We've been open for over 2 years, it will be 3 years Sept 2, and our newest total of children is 246. Our center is the largest in our county and is the only vegetarian USDA center in the region. We have been intentional at facilitating an "integr...
  • Discoveryland

    Twenty-five years ago the Mt. Tabor (Oregon) Adventist Church was searching for an outreach program. They polled the community and found an overwhelming need for quality child care.Taking the request seriously, they made necessary changes to their...
  • Shelton Valley

    We've been open for over 2 years, it will be 3 years Sept 2, and our newest total of children is 246. Our center is the largest in our county and is the only vegetarian USDA center in the region. We have been intentional at facilitating an "integr...
  • Discoveryland

    Twenty-five years ago the Mt. Tabor (Oregon) Adventist Church was searching for an outreach program. They polled the community and found an overwhelming need for quality child care.Taking the request seriously, they made necessary changes to their...
  • Little Friends

    Little Friends Christian Preschool and Childcare is located in La Grande, a rural town in eastern Oregon. It started as an idea in a church business meeting in June 2006. After many hours of hard work by members, the center opened in September 200...
  • 2011 Caring Heart Award Winners

    July 01, 2011
    Thirteen Northwest academy students were recipients of the $500 Caring Heart Award Scholarship made possible through three-way funding from the North Pacific Union Conference, local conferences and academies. Students were selected by their school...
  • Little Friends

    Little Friends Christian Preschool and Childcare is located in La Grande, a rural town in eastern Oregon. It started as an idea in a church business meeting in June 2006. After many hours of hard work by members, the center opened in September 200...
  • Kids' Place

    Kids' Place Preschool came into existence because two moms felt a need to provide quality preschool in the Palmer, Alaska, and area. The desire was to be able to teach their own children and be an outreach for the community. Enrollment is between ...

Others

  • Leading Little Lambs

    The Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore, once observed, "Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man." 1There is indeed a fresh promise written within each Adventist child. The soft, fertile soil of each young heart and...
  • Our Eternal Mission

    A few simple words from Ellen White are embedded in the very fabric of our Adventist philosophy of education: " ... the work of education and the work of redemption are one." (Education, p. 30) This holistic view of mankind is a defining character...
  • New Blogs

    July 01, 2011
    Dear Counselor ..."Lately I've noticed texting from my mobile phone has become an obsession. I send texts to all my friends and keep sending to those who reply. It doesn't make any sense, but when I am left without anyone to send to, I just text m...
  • Leading Little Lambs

    The Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore, once observed, "Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man." 1There is indeed a fresh promise written within each Adventist child. The soft, fertile soil of each young heart and...
  • News Notes

    July 01, 2011
    Idaho Constituents Elect OfficersDelegates met Sunday, May 22, in Caldwell, Idaho, for the 52nd constituency session of the Idaho Conference. They elected David Prest Jr., president; Don Klinger, vice president for administration; and Gary Johnson...
  • Our Eternal Mission

    A few simple words from Ellen White are embedded in the very fabric of our Adventist philosophy of education: " ... the work of education and the work of redemption are one." (Education, p. 30) This holistic view of mankind is a defining character...
  • Letters

    July 01, 2011
    WWU Not the Only OneAlthough I'm currently a student at Pacific Union College, in Angwin, California, I still make my family forward the monthly GLEANER to me so I can keep up with what's going on back home.In the May 2011 article in the Walla Wal...
  • From the GLEANER Archives

    July 01, 2011
    These fine folks do not deserve to disappear into the GLEANER archives, unnamed and unsung. If you know when or where this photo might have been taken or the names of any of these individuals, we'd like to know. Add your ideas to the July Archival...
  • Tech-NO

    July 01, 2011
    They were gathered around the restaurant table — husband, wife and two girls. Between bites of my own dinner, I observed their marked lack of interaction. There were no shared smiles or playful winks. Each was lost in a separate world, fiddling wi...
  • New Blogs

    July 01, 2011
    Dear Counselor ..."Lately I've noticed texting from my mobile phone has become an obsession. I send texts to all my friends and keep sending to those who reply. It doesn't make any sense, but when I am left without anyone to send to, I just text m...
  • News Notes

    July 01, 2011
    Idaho Constituents Elect OfficersDelegates met Sunday, May 22, in Caldwell, Idaho, for the 52nd constituency session of the Idaho Conference. They elected David Prest Jr., president; Don Klinger, vice president for administration; and Gary Johnson...
  • Letters

    July 01, 2011
    WWU Not the Only OneAlthough I'm currently a student at Pacific Union College, in Angwin, California, I still make my family forward the monthly GLEANER to me so I can keep up with what's going on back home.In the May 2011 article in the Walla Wal...
  • From the GLEANER Archives

    July 01, 2011
    These fine folks do not deserve to disappear into the GLEANER archives, unnamed and unsung. If you know when or where this photo might have been taken or the names of any of these individuals, we'd like to know. Add your ideas to the July Archival...
  • Tech-NO

    July 01, 2011
    They were gathered around the restaurant table — husband, wife and two girls. Between bites of my own dinner, I observed their marked lack of interaction. There were no shared smiles or playful winks. Each was lost in a separate world, fiddling wi...

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