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August 13, 2020

WWU to Offer Options for Fall Classes

Students at Walla Walla University will have three options for attending classes during fall quarter. The university will offer more than 100 online and dual-modality classes in addition to in-person classes.

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Seattle Adventists Breathe Fresh Air for Equality

How do you minister to a large group of hurting people during coronavirus and racial tensions? You hold a peaceful protest and rally … complete with a police escort along the route. That's what the 300 Adventists from over a dozen churches did one Sabbath.

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Big Lake Youth Camp Lodge Update

On Monday, July 12, the old Big Lake lodge was dismantled in anticipation of the new one being built this year. So far, the camp has raised $1.4 million in pledges and donations towards the $3 million goal for the new lodge. Visit the Big Lake Youth Camp website for photos of the process and more information about the new lodge. Additionally, you can watch the lodge being built live on the Northwest Adventists YouTube channel. Subscribe to the Northwest Adventists channel and get notified when the stream goes live.

Pasco Church Shares God's Love During Challenging Times

We live in unusual times, during which a global pandemic is causing fear, illness, death and isolation. As Christians, we are seeking to stay healthy, while being lights to the world. We want to bring light and hope to others. What are some ways to share Jesus during quarantine? Read how the Riverview Adventist Church in Pasco, Washington, continues to be a light to the community.
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Help Share Hope to Remote Alaska

The annual North Pacific Union Conference offering, in support of Arctic Mission Adventure, is August 29. This offering is one of the major funding sources for the AMA ministry which is fully funded by donations from supporters. AMA focuses on reaching over 220 bush villages throughout Alaska. Through radio and Bible workers, AMA has been blessed to enter several communities. But there is much work to be done. Offerings and donations can be made through AdventistGiving or through the AMA website.

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Staying Active While Socially Distancing

Has the quarantine turned you into a couch potato? Adventist Health has some advice on how to get moving again — while still keeping your distance from other people.

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Millennials Are Most Likely to Lean Toward Charismatic Worship

Since COVID-19 and the nation’s response to the pandemic have disrupted daily life in the U.S., Barna data show that churchgoers across the country have been rethinking their once routine experience. What do Christians value most in their weekly worship experience — and are these perhaps some of the things that are difficult to replicate digitally? This article takes a look at some pre-COVID data to illuminate the worship styles and preferences of believers, noting mainline Protestants' desire for liturgical worship, millennials’ leanings toward weekly charismatic faith expressions, and more.

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Photo of the Week

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Big Horn Sheep Rams, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana Credit: Janeth Edwards
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Most truth is held in the tension of paradox. We like easy answers. We like immediate resolution. The kingdom of the world promises instant satisfaction, but its "pleasures" never last. The kingdom of heaven promises everlasting peace, but you have to wait for it. The kingdom of heaven is coming … but it is also now here. We can taste and see it even now. But the ultimate resolution we are looking for can't be found in a broken world.

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Finding a New 'Normal' for Your Ministry This Fall

Are you struggling to plan for an unpredictable school year ahead? You're not alone. Youth leaders everywhere worry that ministries will lose momentum as buildings remain closed, and wonder how we're going to manage the ever-changing logistics that 2020 continues to bring. Whether you'll be connecting with students on screen or face-to-face this fall, keep listening as we thoughtfully serve young people and families.

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