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November 5, 2020

NAD Holds Year-End Meetings

The North American Division concluded their annual Year-End Meeting, which was held virtually from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3. Read the reports from each day as well as access archived livestreams of each session.

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New Podcast Invites Listeners to Learn

Just Us, a new podcast from Washington Conference, launched this year to model healthy and respectful conversation about race, justice and Christianity. To date, episode topics focus on the black experience, current and past, in America, including the Green Book, sundown towns, redlining, and Black Wall Street. Just Us is released the first of each month on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, with a video version available on YouTube.

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How to Give in 40 Seconds

AdventistGiving.org is a great way to give your tithes and offerings and support your local church. Before COVID-19, 22% of tithe in North America was submitted through AdventistGiving.org. Now, it's almost 60%. Watch this 40-second video which highlights the features of AdventistGiving.

WWU Seniors Score in 99th Percentile

Seniors in the Walla Walla University School of Business scored in the 99th percentile on the 2019–20 Major Field Test in business. This is the highest percentile WWU students have achieved in the 29 years the university has been administering the assessment test and continues a trend since 2013 of WWU seniors scoring above the 90th percentile.

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Auburn Collaborates for Healing

Auburn Adventist Academy faced the reality of needed racial reconciliation this summer after some staff members made a public statement denouncing racism, bigotry and hatred. The academy leaders hosted an outdoor town hall meeting to discuss how the academy could improve and bring healing and change into the student experience on campus. As a result, a community focus group has been formed to engage in a long-running collaborative efforts toward improvement, accountability and change.

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Images of Creation Photo Contest

This is your last week to enter your Northwest nature photos into our Images of Creation photo contest. The deadline to submit your photos this year is Nov. 11. Take a few moments to share the images you've captured of God's incredible beauty and wonder.

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Bible Readings for November

This month our Northwest Adventists team has put together a list of Bible readings on trusting in God's timing. To received these encouraging verses daily, consider subscribing to our NWAdventists social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — for daily inspiration.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Prussik Peak, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington Credit: Trisha Thorman
View a gallery of the Photo of the Week winners

What I Have Learned as a Pastor's Spouse

Pastoral spouses often walk a tight rope between who they are and who their churches think they should be. Here's how to keep your balance.

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New Name, Same Inspiring Content

This year, we've been updating our digital Gleaner offerings to better reflect and share news and inspiration from the six Seventh-day Adventist conferences across our five states. The rebranding of these digital channels to Northwest Adventists allows us to clearly communicate who we are and connect with the people we serve. You may have noticed our social media channels and this newsletter have already made the shift. Now our website, GleanerNow.com, has joined the rebrand. You can now find the same encouragement, inspiration and news at NWAdventists.com.

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