May/June 2021

About this issue:

Ministry in 2021 seems radically different than it did a mere 18 months ago. What is the way forward? This issue celebrates 115 years of Gleaner history and looks at our early roots to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities the Adventist Church faces today. One thing is clear. Remembering God’s leading encourages and informs our path today.

More Features

April 28, 2021 | Church | Doug Johnson
1861: The Thomas and Augusta Moorhouse family traveled over the Oregon Trail from Iowa … read more
April 28, 2021 | Church | Terrie Dopp Aamodt
It was a pleasant but breezy June day on San Francisco Bay. The steamer Oregon wove … read more

Editorial

At first, the symptoms are not obvious. Early on you can still speak and hold simple … read more

Perspective

May 08, 2021 | perspective | LaVonne Long
Since 2000, my husband has worked in ministry, specifically evangelism to local … read more

Perspective

"I believe in Jesus. I believe in God. I just don't know if I believe in the god I grew … read more

Perspective

April 29, 2021 | perspective | Kevin McGill
There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen As my … read more

News

Acción

May 07, 2021 | Church | César De León, et al.
Faced with the challenges all churches experienced when worship services were shut down … read more

Acción

May 07, 2021 | Church | César De León, et al.
Ante los desafíos que todas las iglesias experimentaron cuando los servicios de … read more

Adventist Health

May 04, 2021 | Health | Brendan Collins, et al.
Congratulations to the Gleaner as they mark their 115th anniversary of sharing news and … read more

Alaska Conference

April 25, 2021 | Education | Anika Bergeron, et al.
Golden Heart Christian School in Fairbanks, Alaska, has a unique approach to kids … read more

Alaska Conference

April 17, 2021 | Youth | Jerilyn Burtch
After many months with squirrels left alone to frolic in the lodge rafters, moose free … read more

Alaska Conference

April 10, 2021 | Church | Sueal Cunningham
Planning a school program is challenging enough without having to worry about social … read more

Idaho Conference

April 19, 2021 | Education | Melanie Lawson
This last school year had a rocky start for Boise Valley Adventist School. After a … read more

Idaho Conference

April 06, 2021 | Education | Marta Stone
The athletic program has always been strong at Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell … read more

Montana Conference

April 15, 2021 | Education | Maurita Crew
What can you make with 750 or fewer toothpicks and wood glue? Students from Montana's … read more

Montana Conference

April 01, 2021 | Youth | Jim Jenkins
The last morning of Camp Paxson had arrived, and the typical craziness of that last day … read more

Montana Conference

March 11, 2021 | Church | Anthony White
The Montana Conference board of directors has invited Ken Norton to serve as the next … read more

Oregon Conference

April 27, 2021 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
Following the tragic death of George Floyd last year, Portland Adventist Academy joined … read more

Oregon Conference

April 21, 2021 | Church | Nancy Yoder, et al.
At lot has changed since a group of 50 members of the Bonanza Company met on Jan. 5, … read more

Oregon Conference

April 16, 2021 | Church | Dick Duerksen
“It all started way back in the ’80s when my grandson would not go to sleep," says Lila … read more

Oregon Conference

April 07, 2021 | Church | Jeanie Hooper Reed
Although COVID-19 has impacted a great deal of life’s activities, Oregon's Albany … read more

Oregon Conference

February 27, 2021 | Church | Cheryel Whitsell
COVID-19 meant online church at first and then no children’s Sabbath School classes, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 09, 2021 | Church | Dustin Jones
Justin found himself in a rough patch. After turning to drugs and alcohol, he … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 02, 2021 | Church | Christine Wong
Before the pandemic, our group from Kettle Falls Seventh-day Adventist Church used to … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

In February, a new Christian television station was launched in Spokane, Washington, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

April 26, 2021 | Church | Dustin Jones
At a staff retreat held Monday, March 29, 2021, Upper Columbia Conference celebrated … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

April 20, 2021 | Church | Dustin Jones
Minner Labrador Jr., Upper Columbia Conference president, recently launched a new radio … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

April 05, 2021 | Health | Larelee Misseghers
The health ministries team at Chewelah Adventist Church was faced with a dilemma. … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 10, 2021 | Education | Ruth Lenz
Students at Palisades Christian Academy in Spokane, Washington, felt the blessings of … read more

Walla Walla University

The Walla Walla University student missions program is celebrating its 60th anniversary … read more

Washington Conference

April 28, 2021 | Church
Jason Canfield’s last sermon before COVID-19 pandemic closures was about being a … read more

Washington Conference

April 23, 2021 | Youth
Pacific Islander and Hispanic youth in western Washington led the commemoration of … read more

Washington Conference

Imagine you were given three days to produce certain citizenship paperwork. If you … read more

Washington Conference

April 09, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
If restaurants can have curbside food pickup, why can’t the church do something similar … read more