16,000 Apples Squeezed

drinking cider

[Launch Slideshow] One hundred and fifty gallons of fresh apple cider got pressed last Sunday by UCA Church members at the Apple Cider Squeeze.  The annual fall social, hosted by Marvin and Karen Gee, brought over 60 people out to take part in the event that’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. […]

Firestorm Offering


 A special freewill offering was received at the end of the church service on Sabbath (Saturday), October 18, for the continuing relief of the Carlton Complex Firestorm that hit Okanogan County this summer. Over $550 was donated to the cause. Ten percent of the total will be placed in the UCC Disaster Response fund so that money […]

Prayer for Ebola Virus Victims


General Conference President Ted N.C. Wilson asks the world church to pray for God’s intervention. Wilson has expressed deep concern for people threatened by the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa and urged Adventists worldwide to band together in praying for God’s intervention. More than 3,000 people, primarily in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are believed to […]


Close up of map of africa with a note pined saying "Stop Genocide"

Roxanne Wickward teaches history at Upper Columbia Academy.  When she taught a unit on genocide recently, little did she know where it would lead. Roxanne wanted her students to realize that there is much more going on in the world than what they see in their community or even on Facebook.  So she spent that summer raising money […]

Guest Speaker: Tammy McGuire – Alumni Weekend

Tammy McGuire and Mountains

It’s alumni weekend at the academy and we are excited to have Tammy McGuire as our speaker for Sabbath. Tammy McGuire is a college professor at Pacific Union College, a former teacher of UCA and a “denizen of the wilderness” as much as possible. When Tammy was an English teacher at UCA she was a […]

Shining for Jesus


If you could go to a place where you were at total peace, where all your needs were met, where you felt love, acceptance, security and significance–wouldn’t you want to stay there? In this sermon, guest speaker Volody Nesteruk shares how you can find that place and stay there forever.  That place is in the […]

Are you Shining for Jesus?


This week UCA Church welcomes Pastor Volody Nesteruk to our worship service.  Pastor Volody is the senior pastor of the Spokane Linwood Church and the Slavic Adventist Church.  His sermon, titled “Shining for Jesus” teaches people how to live as the chosen people that God intends us to be.  The Bible declares (1 Peter 2:9) that […]