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Upper Columbia Conference News Archive


Conference Bulletin  Announcements:

Spokane Hosts Adventist Leadership for Special Sabbath
The Spokane Central Church hosted the administrative team of the world church this past Sabbath. Read more about it here. And watch Elder Labrador's full closing challenge at the end of the day.

Seventh-day Adventist Survey
Every five years the Adventist Church conducts a survey to discover what members believe, their experiences with the church, and how they live their daily lives. Here is a chance for SDA members to participate.  Please note this survey takes about an hour to complete.  It is encouraged that you not become overwhelmed or weary because of the length as the information you provide is valuable.The survey is both in English and Spanish.

Increase your Giving Power by Gifting Appreciated Securities
Have stock that has appreciated or gone up in value over the past several years?  You may gift the stock, take a deduction for the full current value of the stock, and yet avoid all capital gains.  And, if you still like the stock, repurchase it with cash and raise your cost basis after avoiding taxes.  To learn more about this simple yet incredibly tax-efficient gifting strategy to advance God’s work, contact Jimmy Johnson at 509.242.0474 in the UCC Trust Department.
Oberammergau Passion Play and Education Tour to Germany 
If you have always wanted to attend the world renowned Passion Play that takes place just once a decade for five months during the years that end in zero, this is your opportunity.  With such a high interest in this tour, we will have one group going to Germany during the month of June in 2020 and one group going to Germany during the month of July in 2020.   There are ten places left between the two options.  For more information please contact Sharon Searson at    

EGYPT BIBLE TOUR: DECEMBER 12-22, 2019 with Dr. Carl Cosaert of Walla Walla University. Discover the land of the Pyramids, the Pharaohs, Moses and the Exodus, including a Nile cruise and much more. Wonderful weather, meals and accommodations for only $2,425 plus airfare. For more information, Contact Sharon Searson at

One Voice: Communicating With Excellence - Sept 30
 Want to be a voice that matters in your community? Pastors and church and school communication leaders are invited to a one-day seminar geared to help you communicate with clarity and excellence in an age when getting your message across is increasingly challenging. Learn smart social media skills, learn how to handle press in tragedy or triumph, discover how easy it can be to take great photos with your smart phone, as well as equipping you with more vital communication tools. The cost is $15 and covers lunch and seminar materials. Register online at or contact the communications department at 509-242-0512.

Help Omak Church with Free Dental Clinic
Omak Church is collaborating with Caring Hands Worldwide to host a free Dental Clinic on October 5 & 7.  So far they have four dentists and two dental hygienists.  They need more dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, massage therapists, and barber/hairstylist.  Omak is a mission field so please consider this short term assignment and share the news with anyone who might want to volunteer.  They solicit your prayers. Please contact Jeff Jones at 209-537-1864 or

UCA is looking for You!
Have you been dreaming of attending UCA? Did you think it was not possible? UCA is looking for kids just like you! See if your dreams can come true call Upper Columbia Academy at 509-675-5003 for more information.

Part-Time Building and Grounds Maintenance Coordinator 
The Upper Columbia Conference is accepting applications for the position of Building and Grounds Maintenance Coordinator. This position performs diverse building and grounds maintenance assignments for assigned supervisor. Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and maintains grounds. Coordinates building and grounds maintenance details using initiative and sound judgment. Go to: for more details.

Women's Retreat this Fall - October 26-28
Save the date for the upcoming women's retreat.  “Beautiful” is the theme for the 2018 Fall Women’s Retreat at Camp Mivoden—The retreat team at UCC would like to invite all teen girls and Women to come for a refreshing getaway weekend on peaceful Hayden Lake  Friday-Sunday noon, October 26-28. Our keynote speaker is Cindy Tutsch, a seasoned retreat speaker who has shared the gospel around the world in over 60 countries.  In addition, she has a large variety of other experience including literature evangelism and youth ministries.  There will also be several other presenters in breakout sessions sure to bring something for everyone!  Register soon as you will not want to miss out on this “Beautiful” weekend! Register online at or by calling Wendy (afternoons only) at 509-838-2761.

Part Time Teacher Needed
Sonshine Pre-School in Hermiston, Oregon (Hermiston Jr. Academy) is seeking a part-time secondary Pre-School teacher to run an afternoon program Monday thru Thursday and co-teaching on Fridays.  Please contact Sarah Byrd at or by phone at 541-377-3778.  

Does Your Church or School Need to Know Copyright Law? 
Yes you do!  There are many reasons to take this free, short 5-hour mini-course that will look at the legal responsibilities of educational and church leaders where copyright is concerned.  After learning activities and completing the short 25 question quiz at the end of the mini-course you’ll earn 0.5 continuing education units, and earn a copyright training certificate in your Adventist Learning Community ePortfolio.

Hispanic Couples retreat - Sept, 28-30
The Hispanic Couple Retreat will be at the Red Lion Hotel near the Pasco Airport. The main speakers will be Claudio and Pamela Consuegra.  To register or receive more information contact Walter Pintos at:  Email: or by phone: 509-242-0535.

Will You Partner with Palau?
Partners for Palau is a North Pacific Union Conference long-term mission initiative to provide ministry and educational support to this island territory. Palau is part of the Guam-Micronesia Mission at the far western edge of the North American Division. From teachers to Pathfinders and from mentoring a student teacher to purchasing a desk, there is a project for every group or person. Learn more about how you can become involved at

Northwest Passages  
“Your ability to even think is a gift from God. When everything is a gift, we see other people with new eyes.” Minner Labrador’s at ministers retreat.
“Never question the motives of your brother. For as you judge, God judges you.” Jeremy McCombs
 "Even on your worst day you can still be someone's best hope." by Manny Scott, presenter at the NAD Teachers Convention in Chicago; and one of the original Freedom Writers.