thursday, July 18

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7 – 8 a.m.

New Love: The Old Fashioned Way – Morning Devotional

Belinda Rodriguez

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Having a relationship with God is like no other relationship you may have experienced. God has a unique kind of love for you. That “special love–old-and-new-at-the-same-time love” is what we need in our crazy lives every day. But let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. Let’s practice it the old fashion way, the only and best way. The way Jesus did. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living, truly living, in God’s reality – Jesus.

9 – 10 a.m.

Mid-morning Meeting

Gary Parks

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Gary Parks, Oregon Conference relational ministries director, will mentor us in developing more meaningful connections with the people around us. He'll be showing us how the love of God creates the opportunity for us to experience emotional healing, relational wholeness, and life more abundant while learning to love others better.

10:30 am – 12 pm

CAMPing Like Jesus: Why Loving People is Supposed to Get Us Dirty

Delena Meyer

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room B/C

This interactive seminar will explore the framework of C.A.M.P - Christ Always Meets People - a way of thinking about relationship building and Loving Well as followers of Jesus. We'll look at the ways trauma and adversity change our brain, behavior, and how we create relationships. Then we'll unpack how Jesus set up camp with people, got dirty, and found his own way of being with people in their pain and triumphs. What kind of love heals people? The kind we don't design - the kind without an agenda. People grow and heal when they are loved well. But what does that mean for people of faith in a world of so much pain and sorrow? You'll be challenged and comforted by the possibilities.

ETC Part 3: Spiritual Friends

Sean Bellman

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Holden Convention Center – Laurelwood Room

Just as children are entrusted to parents for their healthy development in life, it is good for new and future church members to be entrusted to spiritual guardians who will care for their development in the new church family. It’s all about relationships.

Eating to Take Back Your Life

Joyce Choe MD, MPH

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Zull Hall

Would you be interested in having a head start in your health journey? Learn how simple dietary changes can impact your thinking and behavior, as well as your health.

In the Beginning...Dragons and Dinosaurs

Dr. Stan Hudson

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room A

We’ll spotlight the history of dinosaurs, their discovery, and their cause for extinction. Then we’ll look at ancient stories of dragons and an interesting report from a recent bone dig.

Managing God's Finances | Part 1

Oregon Conference Treasury Team

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Conference Office Chapel

This first part will briefly look at the role we play in managing God’s finances on a personal level. Freedom from debt, personal budgets, and financial planning will be touched on, followed by the purpose of tithes/offerings. All who want to learn more about personal financial management should come.

Upstream Suicide Prevention

Curtis Miller

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

This workshop will explore the evidence revealing that the true experience of belonging is the most powerful prevention of suicide. Practical tools and immediately applicable information presented in an engaging format will encourage and equip participants to be difference makers in their relationships, their organizations and their communities.

2:30 – 4 pm

A Passion for God's Love in Jesus

Charles White

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Hear the story of the White family from the perspective of a family member. Charlie White, great-grandson of James and Ellen will share these stories and unique insights with the purpose of re-acquainting us with the personal side of the White family and destroying some of the myths that surround them. In this presentation we’ll discover the three passions that empowered Ellen White in her 70+ years of ministry — and learn which one was most significant. We will try to answer the question: What was the most important thing about Ellen White? . . . and by extension: What is the most important thing about each of us in life?

Disaster Ahead!

Patty Marsh

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Zull Hall

Disasters are increasing – risks in the Northwest swirl about. What must be in the fiber of you and in me — so we live with faith, confidence and security in a chaotic world?

ETC Part 4: Dig Deeper

Sean Bellman

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Holden Convention Center – Laurelwood Room

New members will be challenged regarding the new truths they have embraced. Thus, it is important to provide them with ongoing “solid food." “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Estate Planning Basics: What You Need to Know

Lee Meadowcroft, attorney

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Conference Office Chapel

Estate planning can be a confusing and daunting task, but not all estates need to be complex. Even with simple or modest estates, however, an understanding of the documents required, and what they will do is essential.  Why might a trust be appropriate and not a will? If married, why might you need a Power of Attorney document? We will discuss these types of questions, go over the basic elements of estate documents, and dispel some common “myths” associated with the passing of your estate.

Member Ministry

Cindy Birmingham

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room A

This class is a resource for church clerks who use (or want to use) eAdventist as they minister to their congregation and community. Topics covered will include membership transfers; baptisms, rebaptisms, professions of faith; baptism/death reports; and church contact information. Prior registration is required.

7 – 9 pm

Living Water – John 4

Mark Witas

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Plaza Pavilion

We are involved in constant transition and change. Life is a series of give and take experiences. For instance, we purchase and then we exchange. Our trades may be good or bad. What about spiritual exchanges?

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