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Upper Columbia Conference News Archive


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.

Learn Copyright Law through Adventist Learning Community. 
This free, short 5-hour mini-course looks 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.

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.

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.

Learn About Partners for Palau
This 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. Learn more about how you can become involved at

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

Northwest Passages
"As you make your strategic plans, are your plans God's plans or are they your plans?" N.C. Wilson
"Jesus didn't just call the twelve disciples, He calls all of you, too." N.C. Wilson, General Conference president
"The mission of the Upper Columbia Conference is this, we want to claim those who no longer worship with us and stopped because someone broke them instead of bringing them healing."Minner Labrador
"We want to bring people answers. We have the message, we just need the power." Minner Labrador, UCC president.  
All quotes are from the  "Mission - Jesus' Priority"  at Spokane Central Church this past Sabbath.  Watch it here: