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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.

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Mango Tree Dentistry with Caring Hands Worldwide
Dick Duerksen
March 17, 2022

“God hasn't failed us yet,” smiles Randy. “You see, this isn't about us going and doing a two-week mission trip. It's about establishing something that can be run locally and continued for years to come, even if we are never able to come back.”

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Sometimes God Heals in Stages
Cynthia Crawford
March 17, 2022

The Holy Spirit kept fanning Jerry’s desire to have God in his life, even as he went in and out of prison and the years ticked by. Just as Jesus healed the blind man’s eyes in stages, he began to heal Jerry’s tortured existence.

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Experiencing God's Presence
Dan Linrud
February 17, 2022

A few years ago, my daughters asked me what I would most like for Christmas. My response was immediate. I hadn’t given it prior thought. But the natural reply was: “I would like to experience some fun thing together with you.”

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Learning to Pray Like an African
Dick Duerksen
February 11, 2022

Pastor Brent said I should listen to the Bend Adventist Fellowship worship service for January 15, 2022. “Listen on Facebook,” he said. “You’ll be totally inspired. Four of our ladies are telling about their Christmas mission trip to Kenya.”

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Lights of the World
Dick Duerksen
February 4, 2022

Some sermons keep on preaching long after the sanctuary is empty.