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September 17, 2020

Special Fire Relief Offerings

Fires in Oregon, Washington and throughout the Northwest have destroyed lives, communities and property. Enable Adventist disaster relief volunteers to take action in the wake of these fires. Your financial gifts will provide immediate relief to survivors and assist with longterm recovery efforts.

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Alaska Constituency Session

The Alaska Conference will hold their 18th regular constituency session this Sunday, Sept. 20. The session will be livestreamed to the Alaska Conference Facebook page and website, as well as on the Northwest Adventists YouTube channel.

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Gladstone Fire Evacuation Site

Last week the Oregon Conference came together to organize the Gladstone Campground into an evacuation site for those escaping the fear and devastation of the wildfires. Watch this short video of the outreach and support.

NPUC Virtual Camporee

The North Pacific Union Conference Virtual Camporee, Sept. 18–20, is rapidly approaching. You won't want to miss out! It's important that you register TODAY. Registration is important, because it means you'll get a one-of-a-kind patch for this first (and we hope last) ever virtual camporee event. The patch is free just for registering!

This is going to be a fun weekend for kids across our union to gather virtually and be reminded of God's care for us in the past as well as the confidence we have in Him as we look to the future.

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Grow Your Church

The North Pacific Union is gearing up to start another Growing Young cohort for churches and schools that want to better engage their young people. Joining the 2020–2021 cohort gives you access to digital summits, webinars, coaching and the Growing Young Assessment. This year, the cohort and all summits will be facilitated through Zoom. The registration deadline is Oct. 2.

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Adventist Health Appoints New Leaders

As Adventist Health continues to advance its 2030 vision to bring health and well-being into reach for everyone, the faith-inspired health system has appointed three experienced executives to its system cabinet to focus on culture, mission and consumer health.

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Pastor, Protect Your People

My neighbor's church pooh-poohed the warnings about COVID-19. Then they got it. Pastors, this virus is no joke. Continue reading this Northwest pastor's thoughts on how to minister in the midst of a pandemic.

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What to Do If Someone Shares They've Suffered Abuse

What would you do if a loved one, a student, a co-worker or a fellow parishioner trusted you enough to tell you they have been abused? While there is no rigid formula or standard response, some core principles can provide guidance in many situations.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Little Fawn, Vancouver, Washington Credit: Lynne McClure
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Practicing Keychain Leadership

In many ways, young people have been leading adults forward in 2020. Perhaps you've seen them jump in to help your church adapt to new media platforms or suggest innovative ideas for digital summer camps. Or maybe you have a young person at home who's helped navigate the confusing world of video conferencing. Explore this dialogue about how leaders can go deeper in discipleship with young people through keychain leadership. Let's continue equipping faithful young people to change our world.

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An Increasing Divide?

This year, the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake have sparked a nationwide conversation about racial justice. One might assume that the events of 2020 have increased awareness of racial injustice in the United States and motivation to address it. New Barna research, however, shows that the story isn't so straightforward. In the church especially, there is a sense that people are doubling down on divides.

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