One-Day Children’s Leadership Expo – March 3
Attend Upper Columbia Conference’s one-day event to inspire, train, network, equip, and resource leaders working with children through earliteens, parents, early childhood educators and those who love children and teens! Enjoy breakouts on crafts, decorating ideas and how-to’s for Beginners and Kindergarten teachers, and engaging ideas for pre-teens and young teens (primary, junior, earliteen age). Learn ways to mentor children in their own personal devotions. Be inspired and learn how one church touched their community with cooking classes for children. Plus there are previews of four VBS programs, Pastor Michael Smith will share six strategies to keep our young people loving their church. Attorney Jennifer Carpenter will give straight talk about helping children and teens navigate the complex world of sex – including body safety, boundaries, consent, appropriate touching, and God’s plan for healthy relationships. Held at the Conference Office Sunday March 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mark your calendar and join us! There is still time to register! Register here: https://expo2019.eventbrite.com/
Volunteer at Camp MiVoden
Camp MiVoden is looking for volunteer medical staff for a couple youth camps and family camps for Summer 2019. Your children get to attend a youth camp for free or your family attend for free during family camp in exchange for your services. We need the medical staff to be either a Licensed Registered Nurse and/or Doctor. If interested please contact Denise Kinney at 509-242-0506 or email – firstname.lastname@example.orgA
Fernando Ortega Featured at UCA Gala – April 28
Upper Columbia Academy’s 3rd annual gala will feature Fernando Ortega, who will be joined by the UCA Choraliers on select songs. Mr. Ortega will bless us with his music while we bless current and future students at UCA with the proceeds of this fundraiser. The gala begins at 5:30 on April 28th and includes an outstanding dinner followed by a dessert auction featuring delectable and beautiful treats. Contact Eric Johnson at email@example.com for information about table sponsorship. Flyer: https://l.uccsda.org/UCAGala2019
AMEN NW Conference – May 9-11
Register now for the 2019 AMEN NW Conference. The Master Plan: Forgiveness & Healing May 9-11, 2019 at the Upper Columbia Conference in Spokane. Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Sandoval will present a series entitled “The Law of Life.” Endocrinologist Dr. Hana Kahleova will share up-to-date research on diabetes and the effects of a plant-based diet. This conference is for all health care providers, pastors, Bible workers, and health ministries leaders. Visit www.uccsda.org/AMEN2019 for more information and to register.
Emotional & Spiritual Care Provider 1 – March 13-14
This foundational program will equip people to serve as credentialed responders after disasters and other traumatic events. It is happening Wednesday-Thursday, March 13-14. To register email Patty Marsh or Wendy Urbin. PattyM@uccsda.org or WendyU@uccsda.org. Registration Deadline: Monday noon, March 4.
Safety Sabbath 2019
Adventist Risk Management has put together a Safety Sabbath Media Kit with everything you need to participate in Safety Sabbath and hold a safety drill in your church. Holding a Safety Sabbath provides a way to show church members their safety is a priority. To Register and to find promotional videos, checklists, etc. https://l.uccsda.org/2TYlwWP. SafetySabbath.com
Nathan Greene Weekend Seminar – April 5-6
Moscow SDA Church invites you to attend a Nathan Greene Weekend Seminar on April 5 and 6 renowned painter and artist, Nathan Greene will be coming to present his artwork and personal testimony. Friday night meeting will be at the Moscow, Idaho Church at 6:30 p.m.(1015 W C St, Moscow, ID 83843) Saturday night meeting will be at the 1912 Center Great room at 6:30 p.m. (412 E 3rd, Moscow, ID 83843) There will be paintings for sale following the Saturday evening meeting. All meetings are free.
Love Heals Walla Walla Free Clinic – April 18-19
Don’t have the time to commit to a long, overseas mission trip but have a passion to serve? How about a short mission trip in the Walla Walla Valley? The Walla Walla Free Clinic is coming in April of 2019 and we are inviting you to be involved in this event! The clinic will be held April 18 and 19, 2019 at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. The clinic will be offering free dental, vision, general medical, preventative and educational services to assist uninsured and under-insured people in our community. We need dental, vision and medical providers, as well as general volunteers to dedicate from 1-2 days of service. Every Love Heals Free Clinic is made possible by the compassion and love of our volunteers. For more information and to register, go to https://www.lovehealsfreeclinic.org/
The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/202745610488447/
Revelation Weekend Seminar – April 19-20
Dr. Ranko Stefanovic, renowned theologian, author, and educator of New Testament studies will be giving a weekend seminar on the book of Revelation. April 19, 20 there will be a Friday evening presentation at 7 p.m, Sabbath church service, and a Saturday afternoon presentation at 2 p.m. following potluck. All meetings are held at the Moscow, Idaho, SDA church (1015 W C St, Moscow, ID 83843) All are welcome to attend.
Your Donation will help the Guatemala Mission Trip?
If you are able, to donate towards the Guatemala Mission Trip, there are needs for more toothbrushes, and some funds to assist attendees that could use financial assistance. We needs these items by March 5 at Upper Columbia Conference. Any questions please call 509-242-0506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find ways to Build up the Family at Camp Meeting? – June 19-22, 2019
Reserve your lodging for Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting. The main speakers this year are Randy Roberts, senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Adventist Church and Sung Kwon, director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services. Your whole family will be spiritually blessed as we seek to build up the family of God. Seminars on how to reach missing members, how to reverse diabetes, biblical truths and training our children are just some of the topics. Invite your new members and interests! Go to: https://www.uccsda.org/campmeeting to register.
Free Estate Planning
Interested in creating a Will, as well as power of attorney and other estate planning documents? Free estate planning is offered as a service of the Upper Columbia Conference Trust Dept. for UCC members. We help you take care of family, and just ask that you have a desire to make a significant difference in some way connected with Upper Columbia Conference (evangelism, your local church or school, etc.). For more information, or to arrange an appointment next time a representative is in your area, please contact Andrew McCrary at 509.242.0472 or E-mail AndrewM@uccsda.org.
Job Openings in UCC
KEEH FM Radio is looking for a part-time administrative assistant.
UCC is in need of Outreach Coordinators in all of our church districts.
For details on these openings, go to https://www.uccsda.org/jobs
Digging Deeper Retreat – May 17-19
You are invited to a spiritual retreat for those in the 20s-40s age group. Come enjoy a beautiful lakeside setting, inspiring messages and good food. Our keynote speaker, Michael Kelly, will lead us in digging deeper into the theme, Authentic Faith. Location: Camp MiVoden. Children’s program for ages 4-10yr, childcare for ages 18mo-3yr, and a mother’s room for infants will be provided at the retreat. Scholarships available. For more information visit the website www.DiggingDeeperRetreat.com
“You are equipped to share a message that I can’t share. Your story is your story and God wants you to share it.”
“Where do you work, that’s your pulpit.”
Quotes are from Minner Labrador, Jr. president of Upper Columbia Conference, as he spoke at Spokane Valley Adventist Church this past Sabbath for the Equipping for Service Weekend. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTMVP5lCVP4
Egypt Bible Tour
Join this Egypt Bible Tour December 12-22, 2019 with Dr. Carl Cosaert of Walla Walla University. Discover the land of the Pyramids, the Pharaohs, Moses and the Exodus, including a Nile cruise and much more. Wonderful weather, meals and accommodations for only $2,425 plus airfare. For more information, contact Sharon Searson at Sharons@uccsda.org