In Eugene, a youth worship event expanded to help meet the needs of a community member, after organizers learned of an individual whose property had been damaged during a recent ice storm.
Despite experiencing historically high tithe contributions from 2021 to 2023, inflationary expenses have eroded these gains and we’ve found ourselves in a place that necessitates strategic budget realignment.
Recently, the Annual Board Members Meeting (RED 2024) marked a significant milestone for Hispanic churches in the Oregon Conference. With an attendance of 250 church board members, this event became a pivotal space for reflection, challenge, and strategic planning.
On the rainy, blustery afternoon in January, three Pleasant Valley Pathfinders were invested as Master TLTs at the winter Teen Leadership Training event. These TLTs began the Teen Leadership Training program four years ago, during Covid quarantine in the virtual world.
Late last year, Isaac Kim, JD, joined the Oregon Conference, as associate director for Planned Giving/Trust Services and Legal Counsel, stepping into the role that the recent retirement of longtime general counsel, Herald Follett, left vacant.
In March, podcasters, YouTubers, filmmakers, and more will meet at the Holden Convention Center to learn from each other, create new friendships, and spend intentional, focused time exploring what it means to share our faith through digital media.
Gary Parks announced to the Oregon Conference team that he will be departing conference ministry in early March 2024, after 38 years in Adventist ministry.
On Sabbath, January 13th, as many churches moved to online services due to icy weather, at least one church remained open in Hillsboro, Oregon. Two best friends–students from Tualatin Valley Academy–and their families, prepared for baptism at Crosspoint Adventist Church.
More than 350 pastors, teachers, and staff from across the Oregon Conference met at the Columbia Riverfront Holiday Inn at Jantzen Beach, January 8-9, for the first in-person Together as One convention since 2020!
On Sunday, January 7th, the joint Nominating and Executive Committees approved the nomination of Ron Jacaban to serve as the Vice President for Education in the Oregon Conference.