Things You Need to Know


Hi Colville Adventist Church,

News and events for May 27, 2020 


Education Sabbath is May 30 
Join us this Sabbath for a very special Education Sabbath service. The service will be live-streamed featuring our schools in Upper Columbia Conference. Holley Bryant, principal at Rogers Adventist School, will be the speaker. All are welcome to join this virtual event that will begin at 11:00 a.m. at



Virtual Pathfinder Fair — May 29-31 
The Pathfinder Fair this year can be attended by every member of the Upper Columbia Conference — virtually. Programs will be live-streamed beginning Friday night May 29. Participate in a scavenger hunt Saturday afternoon May 30, followed by another live-streamed program, and then Sunday, you can watch or participate in the first-ever live Simon Says drill down by Zoom! The weekend will wrap up a final live-streamed program. Sound like fun? Then head over to our registration page and sign up today. Registration is free and online at

Camp MiVoden Prepares to Reopen
We have exciting news to announce! Camp MiVoden is preparing to open for summer camp. Our staff has been working hard to get Camp MiVoden open for our kids! Health and safety are our main priorities. For the full announcement, see

2020 Family Giving Record
Here is a family giving sheet you can print out to keep so you know all of the offerings for the year and can plan out your giving. 2020 Family Giving Record
Final Call, UCC Campmeeting Needs Your Video
Parents, we would like you to record a welcome video with your family that we can play at camp meeting. Simply gather your children and give your version of a welcome. Make it fun and in the environment, your children have been enjoying (on swingsets, in trees, playing with toys). You can upload your video and learn more about camp meeting at

Health Tip #4
Look for a new health tip about zinc. Here is the link:

Food Pantry Volunteers
Several volunteer positions are needed to help local food pantries. If you have time please contact one of these locations below to offer your service.
• Volunteer Spokane
• Spokane Better Living Center
Contact Wendy Urbin at 509-828-2437
• In Walla Walla area, Center for Humanitarian Engagement
• Anywhere we have a food pantry, individuals could call the leader if they are in a less at-risk category (Deary, Endicott, Hayden Lake, Pasco, Troy, Walla Walla University Church, Yakima 35th Avenue)

Prayer Ministry in UCC
Prayer Ministry is praying for your needs as they come into our web site. The UCC prayer team will pray for you that day. You may submit your request or request a phone call where you can pray with someone, at the UCC web site here.

Rich Aguilera at UCC Virtual Campmeeting
New this year for children will be special programs by Rich Aguilera, also known as the "Mud Guy" who writes for the Guide magazine. Be sure to plan on joining us for this one-of-a-kind virtual camp meeting on June 17-20. Our theme is Search & Rescue. You will find a more detailed schedule at our camp meeting website as well as more information about our speakers — Lee Venden, Buddy Houghtaling and Minner Labrador. 

Websites for Sharing
These websites from our Youth, Young Adult and Club Ministries departments are for sharing with your community, and are specifically for Pathfinder-age young people and young adults respectively. Enjoy and share on Facebook, Instagram, wherever you go on social media! 

Offering Appeal for this Sabbath, May 30
Thank you UCC Church members for your faithfulness with your tithes and offerings during this crisis. If you are having any trouble getting your funds to your church, please contact your pastor.
This Week's Offering is for the Local Church Budget
Lunch money. In the communist regime of Romania, a teacher felt called by God to teach in a government-run school. The all-boys boarding academy was no picnic for her. She often tried talking to the students about Jesus, but was unsuccessful.
The teacher decided to pray for a venue in which God would use her to be a witness. She noticed that the students’ state-provided school lunches were a bit on the light side. This observation impressed her to save a little money every month and put it in a special jar. When she would hear of a hungry student, the jar would be emptied, food would be purchased, and the student would be filled.
Soon, news got around in the student body about the teacher and her lunch provisions. The teacher rented a small house next to the school building. The students often walked to her house for food during recess. This idea of feeding hungry students became a ministry for her with great success.
Three of the students started listening to her stories about Jesus. They started reading the Bible and engaging in Bible studies. Two were baptized.
What ministry is God calling you to engage in and witness with in your local church? Do you have a talent and a desire to be used by God? God can use you and your talents to witness to others.
Giving Options
In giving to the Lord's Work during this crisis Use your local church website or go to UCC Giving site:
AdventistGiving Bulletin Insert - English Brochure  Spanish Brochure
AdventistGiving Donor Instructions - English     Spanish

Plan now for the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering – June 27
The first 13th Sabbath Offering Project was introduced in 1912 to establish a mission in India. With approximately four hundred 13th Sabbaths since that first project, this offering has allowed the church to build schools, dormitories, hospitals, clinics, churches, mission-launches, lamb-shelters, printing presses and universities around the world. Often there is more than one project for an offering so there have been over a thousand projects. Because tithe money is not allowed to be used for buildings, the 13th Sabbath offering has usually been for construction-type projects.
This quarter’s offering will benefit the Trans-European Division in three ways: open a center of influence in Norway, establish a church in Serbia and construct a church and center of influence in Cyprus (refer to the map on the back of the Adult Quarterly).
You can give a Thirteenth Sabbath Offering any time throughout the quarter by marking your tithe envelope.

New Position in Education
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a part-time 5th/6th Science and Social Studies teacher and a part-time Special Ed aide. Please send applications to or mail to 53565 W. Crockett Rd., Milton Freewater, OR 97862

Need a Delivery from the Adventist Book Center?
The ABC has now added an extra service to help you deal with limitations during this uncertain time. FREE home delivery anywhere within a 30-minute drive from the ABC. Applies to orders of $25 or greater. Call to place your order today. You can do that by calling us at 800-286-0161.

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