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October 1, 2020

Northwest Adventists Provide Support to Fire-hit Communities

While the Northwest fire danger to life and property has mostly subsided, there is still a great need for those in the community who lost everything. The Northwest Adventist Community Services Disaster Response team has sprung into action. Find out how you can offer support.

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Emergency Planning Tools and Techniques

Because no one knows when an emergency will occur, it becomes critical to plan for the various types of emergencies that could occur. Preparing for them through a careful process, and then implementing protocols by practicing drills, enables participants to stay calm and take the best steps to preserve life when an emergency arises.

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God's Enduring Song of Love

When was the last time you and your church took time to specifically recognize God’s power and grace as Creator and Redeemer? Creation Sabbath is a special time of celebration, a chance to rejoice, praise and rest with God as we enjoy the creation He made. Oct. 24, 2020, is Creation Sabbath. This annual celebration acknowledges God as our Creator. Encourage your church to participate.

Northwest Photo Contest

We are excited to announce that our photo contest is back. We're collecting photos for 2021. As a reminder, our team selects Images of Creation from all over the Northwest. Winning entries are featured in print and online. 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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Sharpen Your Communication

The Society of Adventist Communicators convention is going virtual for 2020. Whether you're a communication professional, freelancer, student, teacher, pastor or local church volunteer, the convention will have something for you. Join on Oct. 14–15 at 5 p.m. EDT for engaging keynotes, breakout sessions and digital networking opportunities. The event is free and all are encouraged to attend.

Register Today

Grow Your Church

This is your last change to sign up for the North Pacific Union Growing Young cohort. The cohort is geared 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 tomorrow, Oct. 2.

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The Delight in Their Eyes

October is Clergy/Pastor Appreciation Month. What can you do to show appreciation?

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Administer Self-Care

A lot of pastors are experiencing increased stress. Here are some tips and resources on how pastors can administer self-care to weather the storm.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Dancing Autumn, Portland, Oregon Credit: Renae Smith
View a gallery of the Photo of the Week winners

Lord, I Don't Want to be a Pastor Anymore

What do you do when the rub of difficult members, the grind of day-in-and-day-out ministry and sheer exhaustion take their toll on you to the point you don't even want to be in the ministry anymore?

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Keep Your Lights On For Halloween

God did not put you in your neighborhood to fight Halloween and its evil practices. It is likely that many in your community may already know most arguments against Halloween, but God placed you there to share His love, compassion and hope and the day of Halloween is not an exception.

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