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October 22, 2020

WWU Professor Headed to Cooperstown

Joel Libby, Walla Walla University assistant professor of art, has had a painting of his accessioned into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's permanent collection in Cooperstown, New York.

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Adventist Health Portland Names New President

Adventist Health has announced that Kyle King, current operations and network development executive, has accepted the role of president for Adventist Health Portland. He will fill the position vacated by Joyce Newmyer, who has been named chief culture officer for Adventist Health.

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NAD President Shares Appreciation for Pastors

While October is Pastor Appreciation Month, every month should be Pastor Appreciation Month. North American Division president Alex Bryant shares his appreciation for the more than 4,000 Seventh-day Adventist pastors in the North American Division. Thank you! Watch Elder Bryant's message to pastors.

Kids Talents for Jesus Celebration

General Conference children's ministries is holding an art celebration to showcase the talents of the youth. Children can send in their best piece of art, poetry or media production highlighting the theme "Jesus Is My Best Friend." All winning entries will be featured in the GC Kids Talents for Jesus publication. The deadline to submit is Nov. 1.

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Stay the Course Weekend

Now, more than ever before, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus. Don't miss the next One Project online event, this weekend, Oct. 23 and 24. You're invited to join this online gathering of connected believers to be encouraged, to listen and to share. Registration is open, and there's absolutely no cost to participate.

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Four Steps to Security at your Church

Security is a much broader topic than guns or security cameras. While protecting our large gatherings is critical, we should also be aware many security incidents happen when someone is alone at the church. Security is not something we can ignore or just say we are in God's hands and take no responsibility for our circumstances.

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Submit Your Best Northwest Photos

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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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Early Snow at Blue Lake, North Cascades Highway, Washington Credit: John T. Dale
View a gallery of the Photo of the Week winners

Tuning In Where Young People Need Us Most

Most youth ministry has had to go "online" for at least part of this year — if not the bulk of it. The approaches, spaces and resources you used to use to connect with teenagers have been totally disrupted. You may feel going online has thrown your ministry connection offline. But you hold connection powers that are even more powerful than the internet. Here are four questions to tap into your compassion, creativity and courage and set you up to innovate for meaningful ministry connections.

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Struggling With Relational Health

It's no surprise relationships drastically impact our lives. Healthy relationships are supportive and life-giving, while unhealthy relationships have a tendency to leave us feeling drained. During the COVID-19 crisis, these negative impacts have been felt even more prominently. A new Barna report sheds light on some well-known relational pressure points, including how practicing Christians navigate their nearest relationships, how they stay connected with others and how relational well-being can affect mental health.

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