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Getting to know new VP for Administration – Dr. Kara Johnsson
Kaleb Eisele
September 30, 2022

At the most recent Constituency meeting, Dr. Kara Johnsson was elected to the position of Secretary/VP for Administration. As she gets started in the new role, we caught up with her to learn more about her approach to this leadership transition.

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Layman's Guide to the 2022 Oregon Conference Constituency Session
Kaleb Eisele
September 15, 2022

The constituency session is, without a doubt, one of the most important decision-making bodies in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Do you know how it works?

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Listening to God
Dan Linrud
September 8, 2022

You and I have been given the invaluable gift of communication with God. It is important for us to learn and grow in our understanding of our communion with God, so that it may flourish as we engage in continual conversation with our loving, present heavenly Father.  

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Impact Your Health Clinic Provides Care in Portland
Dick Duerksen
August 4, 2022

The Impact Your Health Portland clinics have always been miracle magnets, and the July 8 & 10, 2022 clinic was no exception. Nearly 350 volunteers registered for the event and worked to provide care for 154 patients on Friday and 194 more on Sunday.

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Too Many Books! An Oregon Adventist Story
Kaleb Eisele
July 28, 2022

By the time he retired in August of 2020, Pastor Jim McMurry says he had a couple of rooms stacked floor to ceiling with books - and it was time to sort them out!

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Thoughts From a Master Pastor
Guest Author
May 19, 2022

Recently, Oregon Conference StoryCatcher, Dick Duerksen, got a chance to sit down with Pastor Stan Beerman to talk about his many years in ministry, his mentors, and what he plans to do with his retirement.

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Gloria Beerman: An Adventurer in Oregon
Dick Duerksen
May 6, 2022

Stan and Gloria Beerman announced their retirements earlier this year, to the dismay of so many of us who work with them. This is the second article, the longer of two you will find here in the Newsroom about Gloria, because frankly, we couldn’t fit it all into one piece!

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Gloria Beerman An Adventure with Jesus – and His Kids
Dick Duerksen
May 6, 2022

Stan and Gloria Beerman announced their retirements earlier this year, to the dismay of so many of us who work with them! This is the first article, the shorter of two you will find here in the Newsroom about Gloria, because frankly, we couldn’t fit it all into one piece!

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Child Abuse Prevention Month
Communication
April 21, 2022

Recently, Eric Valdes, head teacher at Gold Coast Christian School shared a poem he wrote about a student who seems shy, but in reality, is a victim of abuse. The purpose of this poem is to remind us that sometimes we may think that everything is fine at home, when in reality it is not. 

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The Chrysalis - Crucifixion Sabbath
Dick Duerksen
April 14, 2022

For the disciples, Sabbath was a time of quiet thinking and deep frustration. “Was it something we did?” they wondered as they walked back through their time with Jesus. They had been so certain that He was The One, The Messiah, The Coming King. But now he was gone.