September 2011

About this issue:

See what has the North Pacific Union Conference has done during the past five years to support and enhance the Adventist mission in the Northwest. Read the special report to Northwest members in the September issue of the Gleaner.

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  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsAlaska Adventist Community Services director, received the President's Volunteer Service Award for response following the Spring Breakup Flood in 2009.Oregon and Washington conference teams conducted several New Orleans rebuilding trips....
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMax Torkelsen II has particular interests in furthering the Lord's work through international communication strategies, including Adventist World Radio and Lifestyle TV.Torkelsen is the co-founder of Bibleinfo.com, a global Internet mini...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsHispanic membership and tithe have both increased 15 percent over the last five years.The ratio of Hispanic Seventh-day Adventists to the Northwest population is now 1:156.The Northwest population of people of Hispanic origin jumped to 1...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMore than 100 areas of study are featured, including four graduate degree programs.Satellite campuses include School of Nursing in Portland, Ore.; a marine laboratory near Anacortes, Wash.; and graduate social work programs in Missoula a...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThe Institute for Mission and Ministry has sponsored 20 Faith in Focus forum weekends in local churches throughout the Northwest conferences since 2006.The Institute for Mission and Ministry has also sponsored three inspirational oversea...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThere are over 53 network servers within the NPUC. NPUC IT manages 38 of those and assists in more than 10 others.There are more than 220 client systems in five of the seven administrative office throughout the NPUC.Number of managed net...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsAfrican-American Adventists celebrated their 35th Annual Convocation in May 2011.There are more than 140 Pathfinder clubs throughout the Northwest.During the past five years, regional members have contributed more than $7.3 million dolla...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMore than 2 million pages are printed each month to provide the GLEANER to Northwest Adventist homes.The GleanerNOW! e-newsletter is sent out each week as a free service to those who subscribe online.Adventist media touches more than 150...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMore than 100 areas of study are featured, including four graduate degree programs.Satellite campuses include School of Nursing in Portland, Ore.; a marine laboratory near Anacortes, Wash.; and graduate social work programs in Missoula a...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThe Institute for Mission and Ministry has sponsored 20 Faith in Focus forum weekends in local churches throughout the Northwest conferences since 2006.The Institute for Mission and Ministry has also sponsored three inspirational oversea...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThere are over 53 network servers within the NPUC. NPUC IT manages 38 of those and assists in more than 10 others.There are more than 220 client systems in five of the seven administrative office throughout the NPUC.Number of managed net...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsAfrican-American Adventists celebrated their 35th Annual Convocation in May 2011.There are more than 140 Pathfinder clubs throughout the Northwest.During the past five years, regional members have contributed more than $7.3 million dolla...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMore than 2 million pages are printed each month to provide the GLEANER to Northwest Adventist homes.The GleanerNOW! e-newsletter is sent out each week as a free service to those who subscribe online.Adventist media touches more than 150...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThere are 536 certificated, full-time K–12 teachers in 112 schools within the North Pacific Union Conference.During the past five years, the NPUC has provided nearly $4 million for "remote and necessary" schools throughout the Northwest....
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMonte Church travels more than 120,000 miles every year to visit far-flung Native groups throughout the NPUC.There are 31 Native churches or companies in the NPUC, with nearly 2,000 members.We conduct six Native camp meetings each year a...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThe NRLA works within legislative, civil, academic and other public arenas on behalf of the church and all people and institutions of faith.Since 2006, the NRLA has mediated in behalf of 919 individuals in the workplace and other public ...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsLegal work for estate planning fills 60 percent of David Duncan's time; the remainder is spent on "church" law.Duncan has been NPUC legal counsel since 1984.Duncan works through enough paper each year to create several stacks equal to hi...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMore than $44 million in appropriations was passed on to local conferences through the North Pacific Union Conference during the last five years, ending in December 2010.Education funding amounts to 68.62 percent of all appropriations to...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThere are 536 certificated, full-time K–12 teachers in 112 schools within the North Pacific Union Conference.During the past five years, the NPUC has provided nearly $4 million for "remote and necessary" schools throughout the Northwest....
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMonte Church travels more than 120,000 miles every year to visit far-flung Native groups throughout the NPUC.There are 31 Native churches or companies in the NPUC, with nearly 2,000 members.We conduct six Native camp meetings each year a...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsThe NRLA works within legislative, civil, academic and other public arenas on behalf of the church and all people and institutions of faith.Since 2006, the NRLA has mediated in behalf of 919 individuals in the workplace and other public ...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsLegal work for estate planning fills 60 percent of David Duncan's time; the remainder is spent on "church" law.Duncan has been NPUC legal counsel since 1984.Duncan works through enough paper each year to create several stacks equal to hi...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMore than $44 million in appropriations was passed on to local conferences through the North Pacific Union Conference during the last five years, ending in December 2010.Education funding amounts to 68.62 percent of all appropriations to...
  • How Delegates are Chosen

    September 01, 2011
    The delegates on these pages represent those individuals or positions designated as of the press time for this issue of the GLEANER.Article VII of the North Pacific Union Conference constituency session points out that the voting delegates at any ...
  • Pull Quotes for Perspective

    September 01, 2011
    "Our greatest need is in prioritizing. In these economically difficult times we have to make financial appropriations by determining, not what could be beneficial, but what is absolutely necessary — not to protect status quo, but to accomplish our...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast Facts$35 million in trusts and annuities are administered annually, representing nearly 400 charitable documents.Distributed $9.6 million in benefits to donors and nearly $5.3 million to beneficiaries in the last five years, benefiting family...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsIn the Northwest there are about 13 million people and 97,133 Seventh-day Adventists, a ratio of 1:134.There are 398 pastors in the NPUC to assist members in carrying out their mission.The Northwest, considered to be the most secular are...
  • How Delegates are Chosen

    September 01, 2011
    The delegates on these pages represent those individuals or positions designated as of the press time for this issue of the GLEANER.Article VII of the North Pacific Union Conference constituency session points out that the voting delegates at any ...
  • Pull Quotes for Perspective

    September 01, 2011
    "Our greatest need is in prioritizing. In these economically difficult times we have to make financial appropriations by determining, not what could be beneficial, but what is absolutely necessary — not to protect status quo, but to accomplish our...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast Facts$35 million in trusts and annuities are administered annually, representing nearly 400 charitable documents.Distributed $9.6 million in benefits to donors and nearly $5.3 million to beneficiaries in the last five years, benefiting family...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsIn the Northwest there are about 13 million people and 97,133 Seventh-day Adventists, a ratio of 1:134.There are 398 pastors in the NPUC to assist members in carrying out their mission.The Northwest, considered to be the most secular are...
  • Your Northwest Delegates

    September 01, 2011
    NAD CommitteeDan JacksonTom EvansG. Alexander BryantExecutive CommitteeKami BorgDick ClarkKenneth CrawfordWendell DownsColin DunbarRuth FarnsworthRobert FolkenbergJudy FowlerJohn FreedmanErvin FurneDale GalushaEric HaegerKathy HernandezDeanne Hoeh...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsAlaska Adventist Community Services director, received the President's Volunteer Service Award for response following the Spring Breakup Flood in 2009.Oregon and Washington conference teams conducted several New Orleans rebuilding trips....
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsMax Torkelsen II has particular interests in furthering the Lord's work through international communication strategies, including Adventist World Radio and Lifestyle TV.Torkelsen is the co-founder of Bibleinfo.com, a global Internet mini...
  • Department Report

    September 01, 2011
    Fast FactsHispanic membership and tithe have both increased 15 percent over the last five years.The ratio of Hispanic Seventh-day Adventists to the Northwest population is now 1:156.The Northwest population of people of Hispanic origin jumped to 1...

Others

  • A Report on Northwest Church Mission Editors' Note

    September 01, 2011
    During challenging economic times, Northwest Adventists are more apt than ever to ask if the North Pacific Union Conference and the six local conferences within its territory are helping or hindering the church's mission in the Northwest. On May 5...
  • Perfect or Passionate

    September 01, 2011
    An old story tells of a hopeful young bachelor searching eagerly for the Perfect Woman. Day in and day out the quest continues until finally he hits the mother lode — the Perfect Woman. She's unbelievable, with internal and external qualities surp...
  • Oops

    September 01, 2011
    In the Caring Heart Award Winners article [July 2011 GLEANER] Herbert Sweezey's parents were not identified correctly. His parents are Robert Sweezey (deceased) and Karen (Muffy) Piper.
  • Ad Hoc Mission Advisory Group Sidebar--Members

    September 01, 2011
    The advisory group met six times: Aug. 26, 2010; Nov. 18, 2010; Jan. 17, 2011; March 3, 2011; March 31, 2011; and April 27, 2011. Group members were:Dennis N. Carlson (chair), vice president, Walla Walla UniversityDoug Johnson (secretary), vice pr...
  • Letters

    September 01, 2011
    A Journey of FaithThe Let's Talk column on "Fate or Faith" in the June 2011 issue of the GLEANER came at just the right time. We have lost our sister-in-law Nancy Cross to brain cancer, and we take courage from your reminder that "beyond our immed...
  • Oops

    September 01, 2011
    In the Caring Heart Award Winners article [July 2011 GLEANER] Herbert Sweezey's parents were not identified correctly. His parents are Robert Sweezey (deceased) and Karen (Muffy) Piper.
  • NPUC Constituency FAQ

    September 01, 2011
    With the North Pacific Union Conference constituency session coming up Sunday, September 11, here are some questions and answers in an attempt to demystify the process. You can view an expanded version of "Frequently Asked Questions" or submit a q...
  • Letters

    September 01, 2011
    A Journey of FaithThe Let's Talk column on "Fate or Faith" in the June 2011 issue of the GLEANER came at just the right time. We have lost our sister-in-law Nancy Cross to brain cancer, and we take courage from your reminder that "beyond our immed...
  • Perfect or Passionate

    September 01, 2011
    An old story tells of a hopeful young bachelor searching eagerly for the Perfect Woman. Day in and day out the quest continues until finally he hits the mother lode — the Perfect Woman. She's unbelievable, with internal and external qualities surp...
  • A Report on Northwest Church Mission Editors' Note

    September 01, 2011
    During challenging economic times, Northwest Adventists are more apt than ever to ask if the North Pacific Union Conference and the six local conferences within its territory are helping or hindering the church's mission in the Northwest. On May 5...
  • Ad Hoc Mission Advisory Group Sidebar--Members

    September 01, 2011
    The advisory group met six times: Aug. 26, 2010; Nov. 18, 2010; Jan. 17, 2011; March 3, 2011; March 31, 2011; and April 27, 2011. Group members were:Dennis N. Carlson (chair), vice president, Walla Walla UniversityDoug Johnson (secretary), vice pr...

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