Church AND cONFERENCE Events

 

Church fellowship dinner every Sabbath following Study time.  Please join us!

 

Help Paradise Recovery:  The Camp fire has become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.  More than 7,000 homes have been destroyed, our Adventist hospital and school have been partially destroyed and the Adventist Church there was completely destroyed.   Upper Columbia Churches took a special offering on Sabbath to support the survivors of the Camp fire in Paradise, California.  The money will be delivered to the Northern California Conference to provide support for those recovering from this tragedy.  You can still donate to this fund. 

All funds you give are going directly to support the brave families who have lost everything except what matters most:  life, love and hope.

You may:

            Select "Online Giving" heading and then "UCC Paradise Recovery". 

           or Mail a check to the Upper Columbia Conference marked "UCC Paradise Recovery"

Frequently asked questions:  https://l.uccsda.org/FAQParadise2018

Contact Patty Marsh, pattym@uccsda.org with further questions or more information.

 

Christmas Concert with Jennifer LaMountain:  Free community concert and a special Christmas concert with international recording artist, Jennifer LaMountain on Friday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene Seventh-day Adventist Church, 111 E. Locust Ave, Coeur d'Alene.  Sponsored by World Vision.  An offering will be received.  For more information contact:  208-664-5473.

 

Upper Columbia Conference News Archive

Conference Bulletin  Announcements:

 

2019 UCC Camp Meeting:  Register now for Camp meeting.  Lodging is now open for reservations.  The main speakers this year are Randy Roberts, senior pastor of Loma Linda University Church and Sung Kown, director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services.  Go to:  http://www.ucccsd.org/campmeeting to register.

Guatemala Mission Trip - March 20-April 3.  Cost $1900.  UCC is sponsoring a mission trip to the San Luis, Guatemala area.  Participants will get to help build a church and have an after school VBS program.  You can visit our website for additional information and an application at http://www.uccsda.org/Guatemala

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 sharons@uccsda.org.    

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 Sharons@uccsda.org.

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 http://www.uccsda.org/communications 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 jeff71gc@gmail.com.

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: https://www.uccsda.org/jobs 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 https://www.uccsda.org/women 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 fbyrd198314@gmail.com 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. https://l.uccsda.org/ALC-copyright2018
 

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: WalterP@uccsda.org 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 palau.npuc.org

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.