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July 30, 2020

Unexpected Visit Proves Worth of Drive-In Church

Read this inspiring story about how, despite a lack of indoor church services, the Anchorage Northside Church is still able to minister the community, even reaching those curious and first-time visitors.

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Madrone's Miracles During COVID-19

When Oregon Conference schools had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura Bowlby, Madrone Adventist Elementary School principal, was barely able to sleep. Madrone, located in Cave Junction, Oregon, is a small school of 19 students and had struggled financially even before the stay-at-home mandate. Finding donors in this southern Oregon community that is already in poverty seemed impossible. Then a series of miracles demonstrated God provides even in the most difficult times.

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Early Adventists and Social Justice

Adventist leaders from Light Bearers recently met via live video to discuss Adventism's historic legacy of engaging with the social issues of the world, exploring the Adventist pioneers' bold engagement with, and protest against, the violations of human dignity in the U.S. Watch this four-part series.

Adventism and Black Lives Matter

Many question a Christian's ability to align with the Black Lives Matter movement because of the organization's other values and agenda that seem to collide with the Christian worldview. Leaving aside the question of whether one implicitly pledges allegiance to an organization, the history of Seventh-day Adventism can help inform the question of whether Christians in general – and Adventists in particular – can pursue a common cause with other organizations, even if there is not total agreement about values.
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Grief Recovery for Children

Our children often struggle with grief related to the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions in our communities, economic stresses on the family and hosts of other issues. Here are some helpful ways pastors, youth leaders and parents can help children work through their grief recovery.

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The Risk of Debit Cards

As financial stewards, we must be cautious of the resources entrusted to us in our church ministries and how they are used. This includes taking steps to prevent fraud and embezzlement. Many churches are now using debit cards in their ministries. If you are doing this, it's essential to understand the risks and take the correct steps to prevent losses with their use.

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Staying Safe When You Need to Go Out

With our world upended by the spread of the novel coronavirus, here are precautions and tips from Adventist Health for staying safe when you need to run errands or to go to work.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Feeding Time, McNary Dam, Oregon Credit: Mark D Ludwick
View a gallery of the Photo of the Week winners

Christians Feel Responsibility to Help Those Facing Discrimination

Barna set out to contribute to a broader understanding of race relations and equality in our present moment and equip church leaders with context for challenging conversations. Explore some of their findings and what practicing Christians — across racial, denominational and political fault lines — feel should be done to repair the damage.

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Love Matters Most, Part 7

It seems like more people than ever are getting easily provoked and ready to boil over with anger. Paul tells us love is not provoked. The only way to not be provoked is to love people. And the only way to love people is to receive the love of God.

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