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May 21, 2020

WWU to Reopen Campus in Fall

Walla Walla University will welcome students back to its campuses this fall for the 2020–2021 academic school year, prioritizing safety and quality education, announced John McVay, WWU president. University officials are working diligently on strategies to facilitate on-campus instruction. Local health officials will help identify prevention measures and options for testing and treatment. Significant emphasis will be placed on illness prevention and community health.
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Post Falls Church Provides Shelter for Homeless During COVID-19

When the stay-home order closed church doors, the Post Falls Church decided they needed to find something meaningful to do with their space. They already had a relationship with the Family Promise program — which provides housing and fellowship for homeless families — and when the organization put out a call for help, Post Falls Church answered.
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An Outsider Learns About the Seventh-day Adventist Church

What do others think of Adventists? Turns out they don't know much about us. Recently, Matt Whitman, a Christian YouTuber and an evangelical pastor, visited one our Northwest Adventist churches in the Oregon Conference to find out who we are. Watch part one of his journey.

Process to Elect New NAD President

Daniel Jackson, North American Division president, and his wife Donna, have announced their intent to retire, effective July 1. With the postponement of the 2020 General Conference Session, NAD administration has worked with GC leadership to establish a clear process for the election of the new NAD president in July 2020.
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Bridge Builders

Ministry volunteers serve as ambassadors in the community. They bring the face of Christ to the public, exposing them to God's love, incarnate in us. These volunteers build a reputation for the church that is positive and welcomed, and are able to weave a picture of Jesus into each interaction.
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How To Maintain a "Closed" Building

With the outbreak of COVID-19, many changes are being experienced worldwide for the first time in a generation. Most of us have never witnessed the entire world come to a near standstill. During these challenging times, as church stewards, we have a responsibility to secure the assets of our respective institutions using the best possible methods and practices that are practical in this scenario.
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Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You

For church leaders everywhere, the last few months have presented a near-constant array of complex challenges related to shepherding a church during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest complex challenge is perhaps the trickiest yet: how to prudently resume in-person gatherings.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Got My Eye On You, Willamette Valley, Oregon Credit: Lincoln Weaver
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Guidelines for Reopening Churches

Congregations everywhere are looking forward to reopening their doors and beginning live services at churches again. Much of the world has been brought to a near standstill to combat COVID-19 through social distancing. Some regions are starting to relax the stay-at-home orders. The anticipation of worshipping together means plans are necessary that adapt to how church services are conducted. Here are some guidelines from Adventist Risk Management.
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The Pandemic Needs to Go, But These Need to Stay

The pandemic has brought to the surface certain principles, which perhaps, we should have always followed, but that for sure we need to keep in mind, not only now, but for the future.
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