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November 12, 2020

PAA Mourns the Loss of a Student

Portland Adventist Academy is saddened to report the loss of one of their students. Phoenix Forman, a junior, was killed instantly in a car accident on Nov. 6. Our prayers go out to the Forman and Portland Adventist Academy families during this tragic time.


WWU to Return to On-Campus Classes

Walla Walla University has announced they are planning to allow the return of all undergraduate students to the College Place, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, campuses for winter quarter, beginning in January 2021. The graduate studies programs will all remain online for winter quarter.


Humans of Adventism Docuseries

Humans of Adventism started out in 2017, with no funding seeking, to explore and showcase the variety of people sharing the Adventist faith through photo-stories shared on social media. Now, they will soon launch a 10-episode docuseries exploring the diversity and experiences of Seventh-day Adventists in the United States. From grandmothers and pastors to social justice leaders and veterans, the Humans of Adventism series cuts directly to the heart of what unites all of us: the human experience.

Heritage Singers Founder Passes Away

Adventist music legend and Northwest native Max Mace passed away Nov. 4, one day before his 83rd birthday.


Tips for Maintaining Vehicles When Not in Regular Use

Have your ministry activities and events been canceled for health safety reasons? If so, chances are your ministry vehicles are not being used as often as before. Idle vehicles need a level of care to keep them in good working order, ready to be used by your ministry when needed. Here are five tips to maintaining ministry vehicles when not regularly used.


Love Never Fails

Murphy's Law states that everything that can go wrong will. That seems to describe 2020 quite well. As if a pandemic wasn't enough, we've faced murder hornets, wildfires, political tension and economic uncertainty. 2020 has reminded us how quickly things can change, but love never fails.


Three Things to Keep in Mind When Going Digital

While some churches have started to re-open to some form of in-person services, millions of Christians are still choosing to attend church digitally, which makes it important to continue looking for ways to do online church well. Explore this thoughtful advice for ministry leaders who want to help their digital audience be just as engaged as their in-person audience.


Photo of the Week

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Taylor Creek Falls, Merlin, Oregon Credit: John T. Dale
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Minds Differ, So Assume the Best

Have you wondered how someone could call themselves a Christian and vote for __? Seeing the best in them even when you disagree might be the missing piece that actually helps them, and you, open up to new ideas. Ty Gibson explores this and offers up a suggestion on understanding others and how you can help them — and you — grow into an open mind.

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Election Fallout: How to Help Your Church

Explore these four things one pastor is doing during this divided political time to minister to member, regardless of their political views.

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