Becoming a Man of God – March 1-3
The UCC Men’s Summit tackles important questions around manhood. Men; do you find yourself struggling to know where you fit as a man? Are you wanting more in your walk with God – but aren’t sure how to go deeper? Do you want to do more than survive? Do you dream of making a real impact? There are still spots available at the UCC Men’s Summit where Pastor Kevin Wilfley will address these questions, in with his “Becoming a Man of God” series. Join us at Camp MiVoden March 1-3.Reserve your spot at https://uccevents.regfox.com/ucc-mens-summit . And why not share this event on your facebook page to invite some of your friends to attend.
Equipping for Service Weekend
The Equipping for Service Weekends will be held in several locations throughout the Upper Columbia Conference in 2019. Intended for the whole church, these weekends focus on training members to reach their communities with the Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness. For more detailed information about the weekend schedule and to see all dates in 2019 go to: https://sp.uccsda.org/News2018-11-27/
February 22-23, 2019 Spokane Valley, Wash. (Includes: Spokane South Hill, Central, multi-Cultural, Slavic, Spanish, Linwood, North View, Countryside and Valley churches; and Cheney, UCA, Otis Orchards, West Plains, Fairfield, Farmington, Ritzville and Grand Coulee churches.)
Reversing Diabetes Seminar – Jan. 20, 2019
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in all of recorded human history. The CDC declared it is an epidemic affecting 8.8 percent of the world’s populations. It is expected to be one third higher by the year 2045.Spirit Lake Adventist Church wants to help fight this trend by holding a life-changing Reversing Diabetes Seminar. The program is based on the award winning Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars which has seen hundreds reverse diabetes trough a changed lifestyle. The first session begins Sunday, Jan. 20 and will meet for five consecutive Sundays for a total of six weeks. Each meeting is 2 to 4 p.m. and will educate on prevention and reversing diabetes and associated diseases. The course includes two books and a workbook. A small fee of $20 per person or $30 per couple will cover registration and materials. Contact Barbara Brown at (208) 623-4553.
Pathfinder Teens, Save the Date – Jan. 25-27, 2019
The annual retreat for Teen Pathfinders is all about “A God Who Won’t Let Go.” Pastor Jared Spano from Pasco Riverview SDA Church will be the main speaker. Mark January 25-27, 2019 in your calendar! Click here to register. Early Registration is $85.
UCA Choral Clinic – Jan 31
If you or someone you know has a student grades seven and up who loves to sing, then plan now to participate in the Choral Clinic at Upper Columbia Academy, January 31 – February 2. Students will practice many hours for two days, but will also have opportunities for fun, food, and fellowship with each other and with UCA students, and a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. The final mass choir performance will be during church on Sabbath, February 2, 2019. Contact music department chair Curtis Anderson at Curtis.email@example.com for more information. https://l.uccsda.org/UCAChoralClinic2018
Singles Awareness Event – Feb 8-9
College Place Village Church will hold a Singles Awareness Event Feb. 8-9 beginning at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.villageadventist.org/connect/singles.
Save the date for Children’s/Young Teen’s Leadership Expo
The next Children’s/Young Teen’s Leadership Expo will be held at the Conference Office on Sunday March 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year’s VBS previews will include the Adventist VBX, Jamii Kingdom, as well as a demo of the Biblically-themed program, Athens, plus another African savannah-themed VBS, Roar, and a weekend VBS, Yee Haw. Special topics include breakouts on crafts, decorating ideas and how-to’s for Beginners and Kindergarten teachers, a breakout about engaging ideas for pre-teens and young teens (Primary, Junior, Earliteen age). Also Attorney Jennifer Carpenter will give straight talk about helping our children and teens navigate the complex world of sex – including body safety, boundaries, consent, appropriate touching, and God’s plan for healthy relationships. If you are parents or lead out in areas for children and teens, mark your calendar and join us! On-line registration opens soon.
Emotional & Spiritual Care Provider 1 – March 13-14
This foundational program will equip people to serve as credentialed responders after disasters and other traumatic events. It is happening Wednesday-Thursday, March 13-14. (Last spring attendees completed Emotional & Spiritual Care Provider II).
Can You Donate Items for Guatemala Mission Trip?
Some items still needed for the Guatemala Mission Trip. We still need more toothbrushes, funding for some equipment and supplies and funds to assist some attendees that could some financial assistance. We needs these items by March 5 at Upper Columbia Conference. Any questions please call 509-242-0506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Lodging for Camp Meeting? – June 19-22, 2019
Get off to a good start in the new year. Reserve your lodging for Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting. The main speakers this year are Randy Roberts, senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Adventist Church and Sung Kwon, director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services. Your whole family will be spiritually blessed as we seek to build up the family of God. This is the time to invite your new members and interests! Go to: https://www.uccsda.org/campmeetingto register.
Free Estate Planning
Interested in creating a Will, as well as power of attorney and other estate planning documents? Free estate planning is offered as a service of the Upper Columbia Conference Trust Dept. for UCC members. We help you take care of family, and just ask that you have a desire to make a significant difference in some way connected with Upper Columbia Conference (evangelism, your local church or school, etc.). For more information, or to arrange an appointment next time a representative is in your area, please contact Andrew McCrary at 509.242.0472 or E-mail AndrewM@uccsda.org.