Praying for Cascade Christian Academy: Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, sales levitra Wash., serves students pre-school through grade 12. The principal is Stephanie Gates. They are led by Stephanie Gates as principal.  They request prayer for strength and patience for staff and students as they finish the year; discernment in hiring additional staff; for their students will develop a deeper, personal and meaningful relationship with God; that the spirit will move mightily during the next couple weeks as they have Week of Prayer; and for students and staff traveling to NYC (seniors) and to DC (High School).

Messiah’s Mansion Comes to Spokane: Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, home of Journey to the Cross, invites you to view Messiah’s Mansion on May 16-24, 2015. This is a full-scale model of the Mosaic Sanctuary. In a little more than an hour, they share the plan of salvation through the services done in the ancient sanctuary. Tours: 1-7pm. Located at 1603 S. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley, WA  99037. More info at: www.ValleySanctuary.com

Your Best Pathway to Health: Coming to Spokane: A very large health clinic will be held August 3-4, 2015 at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. Volunteers will be needed from all walks of life including all kinds of medical professionals.  Read more here:   http://uccsda.org/News/news2015-04-21
To volunteer, go to: http://pathwaytohealthvolunteer.org

Your Chance to be a Star! Musicians are needed for the National ASI Convention to be held August 5-8, 2015. ASI organization is looking for people willing to share their musical gifts with the attendees. It’s not too late to submit an application! Head over to asiministries.org/music-guidelines for more information by May 5.

First Aid Volunteers Needed!  Camp meeting is just around the corner and we’re looking for people willing to help drive the golf cart taxis, signing for the hearing impaired, first aid coverage and camera operation for the live streaming. If you are available to help  or know someone willing to volunteer, or if you have helped in years past and would like to continue, please give Jay Wintermeyer a call at:  509-242-0510. Volunteers receive compensation in meals and possibly lodging depending on hours. Camp Meeting is June 17 to 21, 2015.

Openings at Summer Camp: We have openings in all our youth camps for ages 8 – 17 years. We have cowboy camps, wakeboard/water ski camps, extreme camps, expedition camps that you can either white water raft or rock climb, high ropes course and our basic camps that include several activities to choose from. Come adventure with us and get to know our friend, Jesus and build a closer relationship with Him. Please visit www.mivoden.comor you can call 509.242.0506 or email denisek@uccsda.org
Adventure Camp: June 21-28 – 8-10 years – $310
Teen Camp: June 28-July 5 – 13-17 years – $310
Junior 1 Camp: July 5-12 – 11-13 years – $310
Junior 2 Camp: July 12-19 – 10-12 years – $310
Challenge Camp: June 21-28 – 12-15 years – $330
Extreme Camps: July 5-12, July 12-19 – 13-17 years – $355
Expedition Grande Ronde: June 28-July 3 – 13-17 years – $340
Expedition Smith Rock: July 19-24, July 26-31 – 13-17 years – $340
Family Camp 1 & 2: August 2-9, August 9-16 – $320 per person
Med/Dent Camp: July 26-August 2 – $320 per person
Wakeboard Camps: June 28-July 5, July 5-12, July 12-19 – 13-17 years –  $355
Cowboy Camps: June 21-28, June 28-July 5, July 5-12, July 12-19 – 13-17 years – $340

Celebrating 75 Years for Spokane Junior Academy/Palisades Christian Academy: “Established” is the theme for this celebration of 75 Years of Excellence in Christian Education! This Spokane Junior Academy (SJA) / Palisades Christian Academy (PCA) Alumni Event is for all supporters – whether former/current students or staff. Starting with a golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, connect with others while strolling down memory lane and wonder at the changes. There will be a tour of the old SJA building and the new PCA one.For more information, visit www.pcadsa.org, e-mail palisadessda@gmail.com, 509.325.1985, and/or connect with the Spokane Junior Academy (SJA) / Palisades Christian Academy (PCA) Alumni Group Facebook page! For a flyer, click here.

Camp Meeting is around the corner: Planning is in earnest for camp meeting seminars and children’s divisions.  Keep posted by going to www.uccsda.org/campmeeting.  Our speakers and seminars are focusing on helping us be ready and share with others about Jesus soon return. The Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting takes place June 17-21. If you haven’t already, made reservations, we encourage you to reserve your lodging right away so you can be assured of having a space. www.uccsda.org/campmeeting.

You are a Masterpiece: One Day Women’s Retreat: Masterpiece, Upper Columbia Conference Women’s Ministries One-Day Retreat, is a wonderful time to invite your neighbors and friends to join you in a time of spiritual refreshment. Planned for Sabbath, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UCC Auditorium (Spokane), it will be a special time to rejuvenate – the setting?  A gallery of art. For more information or to register log on to www.uccsda.org/oneday2015 or call(509) 242-0478.

Learn How to Dig Deep: You are invited to attend Digging Deeper, a weekend spiritual retreat for young adults and young families (ages 20’s-40’s) at Camp Mivoden, May 29-31, 2015. Peter Gregory, the keynote speaker, will be unpacking tools on how to dig deeper into the Bible. A children’s program for ages 4-12yr, childcare for ages 18mos-3yr, and a mother’s room for infants will be provided at the retreat. For more information or to help financially sponsor a young adult or family, visit the websitewww.diggingdeeper2015.com.

UCC Constituency Session: If you agreed to serve as a delegate to the Upper Columbia Conference constituency session, May 31 at Upper Columbia Academy, watch your mailbox for your delegate packet. If you haven’t already, check out the interactive website for the 2015 Constituency.

Faithful Giving: We’re praising God for a 1.28 percent tithe gain for the first 3 months of the year. Thank you for your faithful leadership as we encourage, model and teach our members the blessings of faithful stewardship!

New Additions: We’re please to welcome two new pastors into service in Upper Columbia Conference. Jeremy McCombs is the new pastor for the Pendleton/Pilot Rock Church district. Jeremy is coming to us from the Texico Conference.  And yes, he is the son of current pastor, Rick McCombs. Hugo Villalobos is the new pastor for the Hermiston/Pendleton Spanish Church district. Hugo has been serving as a part-time pastor in the Lake Region Conference in Chicago, IL.