NUC Hosts Pathfinder & Adventurer Camporee in Ogden, Utah
They left their cell phones in the city, forgot about fast food for a few days, and ditched their digital devices for the outdoors. They pitched their tents, rolled out their sleeping bags, and set up camp under the sun, moon, and stars. They participated in arts & crafts activities, practiced outdoors survival skills, paced with precision for drill competition, and paraded through the park to begin Sabbath worship. “They” are the Nevada-Utah Conference Pathfinder and Adventurer families. Over 450 children, teens, and adults enjoyed a weekend of worship and fellowship at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden, Utah. Daily activities for Adventurers included singing, science projects, art & crafts, and games. Pathfinders participated in marching and drilling exhibitions, orienteering races, campfire afterglow, and team building games.
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Interview with Associate Director for the Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education (CRAE)
It is always a privilege for us to tell the stories of the good things happening in our schools, and we were very interested in some research that is being done that looks at the impact that the faith and religious practice of parents has on the kind of educational experiences they seek for their children.
Aimee Saesim Leukert, associate director for the Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education (CRAE) at La Sierra University and a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University is seeking to understand this issue. In her research, Leukert is exploring the relationship between religiosity with the component of culture and school choice.
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Northern California Conference President Jim Pedersen Retires
After almost 42 years of service to the church, Northern California Conference President Jim Pedersen retires on July 31. Elder Jim Pedersen, longtime President of the Northern California Conference, spent his entire career here in the Pacific Union, as a Pastor in Southern California, and as Pastor and Administrator in Northern California. Thank you for your service, Jim—and may God be with you in your retirement.
Read the article (page 44-45) at: https://adventistfaith.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/0718Recorder.pdf
A Tribute to the Haystack Tradition
We learned recently of the death of Sister Ella May Hartlein, who is thought to be the creator of the Haystack—the quintessential potluck, picnic, and pathfinder favorite for Adventists across North America.
There are many different ways one can assemble a haystack. Like the differences in haystacks, one of the best things about being an Adventist is the experience of coming together with diverse groups of people to worship and fellowship in unity. How wonderful it is that we can come together in our shared hope and faith. There is unity in our diversity, and the fellowship of the family of God in celebrating the many ways we are blessed by His grace.
Read the article at: https://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story6270-ella-may-hartlein-credited-with-the-invention-of-the-haystack-dies-at-98