It was just another ordinary September day. The air was beginning to cool and bits of fall color was showing up on trees. All seemed normal and ordinary…except it wasn’t. September 11, 2001, is etched into the minds of those who lived through that dark day of tragedy and sorrow. Twenty years ago, our nation [...]
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Walla Walla University’s Donald Blake Center recieved a $120,000 grant from the Sherwood Trust to provide staffing for the center and to develop a regional network of scholars committed to understanding inequality. The grant provides the Donald Blake Center in College Place, Washington, with needed resources to grow the center and actively engage in the [...]
In July, Discovery Junction, a Spokane Central Church outreach ministry, offered free weekday morning programs for children in the surrounding community. “This summer we did a week of Lego robotics, a week of cooking and a week of art,” said Gayle Haeger, Upper Columbia Conference urban ministries coordinator. “We added another Lego robotics class in [...]
Mountain top experiences are not soon forgotten: a symphony performance, an exhilarating conversation, a hard-earned achievement, a significant life milestone or a discovery of natural beauty. Sometimes, it is truly a mountain top experience. Like many camps in an emerging pandemic environment, Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Washington, found themselves in need to shorten the [...]
Up From the Ordinary, a virtual spring women’s retreat, inspired women from across the North Pacific Union Conference and the world. Up From the Ordinary was sponsored by the women’s ministry departments from both the Upper Columbia Conference and Alaska Conference. It featured music and more from Walla Walla University, Walla Walla University Church and [...]
When Washington Conference announced plans for hybrid camp meeting, there was a range of reactions. From sorrow in not gathering together to confusion about what these hybrid plans would look like and a willingness to try something new. The hybrid model sent a broadcast signal from Puyallup Adventist Church to 32 different church host sites [...]
As a kid, I loved making candied apples with my family each fall. As the weather turned cooler we'd gather the ingredients and make these special treats. There was just one problem. They were always so hard to eat. I discovered a solution to the mess: candied apple slices! These are fun and easy to [...]
Beatitudes and Fruits of the Spirit Crossword Puzzle Across 5) Blessed are the __________, for they will be called children of God.
One source of experience that Walla Walla University students turn to to obtain skills needed for real-world workplace environments is summer internships. More than 40 WWU students participated in unique internship opportunities placed around the country.
One of the highlights of being a Pathfinder is the opportunity to join other clubs at a variety of conference, union and global events. Pathfinders experience being a part of something much bigger by making friends and forming connections with those beyond their club alone. In April, the Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Teen Retreat was [...]