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Buildings May Close, but Church Goes On
Communication
March 26, 2020

This week, the governors of Oregon and Washington both released their versions of a “Stay Home” orders that closed many non-essential businesses across both states. Interestingly, the orders have slightly different implications for our churches in Oregon and Washington. Here’s how we’re understanding the implications for Oregon Conference churches.

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PAA Postpones Alumni Weekend
Communication
March 18, 2020

Portland Adventist Academy joins the global effort and unprecedented action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by postponing Alumni Weekend events in 2020.

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NAD Leadership Announces Transition to Virtual Office in Response to COVID-19
Communication
March 18, 2020

Due to the rapidly-changing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the administration of the North American Division (NAD) has elected to transition its corporate office in Columbia, Maryland, to a virtual operation.

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COVID-19 Update: All Oregon Conference In-Person Worship Services Suspended – But Church Will Continue
Communication
March 17, 2020

The Oregon Conference Administrative  Committee has made the decision to suspend all in-person worship services at Oregon Conference Churches until April 14. This also includes any gatherings of the church which will result in more than 10 people attending.

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Oregon Conference Announces School Closures
Communication
March 13, 2020

Oregon Conference Department of Education has announced that all conference schools will be closed from March 16-31. This decision aligns the Adventist Education system with Governor Kate Brown’s order to close all Oregon K-12 schools. The decision applies to all Oregon Conference schools in both Oregon and Washington. 

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Updated Guidelines for Oregon Conference Entities Regarding COVID-19
Communication
March 12, 2020

It’s All About Jesus! The mission of Oregon Conference churches and schools is to focus on Jesus in all things, knowing, loving, and serving Jesus and others as we share Jesus with the world. Sometimes, that feels challenging. Yet our communities need the peace that Jesus brings even more today than ever as we address the COVID-19 pandemic together. 
 
That’s why the Oregon Conference is committed to cooperating with the guidelines of local health authorities and government agencies to promote the public health and wellness of our communities. We are especially concerned for those who are most at risk for severe complications of COVID-19. 

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NAD Administration Shares Info Regarding COVID-19 and Division Response
Communication
March 9, 2020

On March 4, 2020, during the North American Division monthly staff meeting, NAD administration invited Tim Northrop, president of Adventist Risk Management, and Dr. Peter Landless, Health Ministries director of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to present on what the church is doing in regard to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus: What are we doing?
Jonathan Russell
March 5, 2020

With Coronavirus arriving in Oregon, many of our churches and schools are asking, “what should we do to prepare?”

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Executive Committee Approves $1.9 million Reduction to Budget in 2020
Jonathan Russell
February 28, 2020

Have you ever wondered how an Executive Committee decides on the details of a Conference Budget? According to North American Division best practice, each year’s budget is to be based on a projected “income” of 98% of the previous year’s tithe. That’s the starting point.