Prayer for Retention of Biblical Knowledge: Out of a total of 12 clubs in the NPUC going to the Pathfinder Bible Achievement Bowl on March 14, generic Five of our clubs will be there: The Ponderosa Pathfinders, sales tadalafil the POV Wildcats, Walla Walla City Church Sunrise, Wind Valley Arrows and the Young Disciples Team Yakima Braves. Pray for your clubs as they participate in this Biblical knowledge Bible Bowl event.

One Day Vacation! Plan to join Masterpiece, an Upper Columbia Conference One-Day Women’s Retreat on Sabbath, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with keynote speaker Conna Bond and special feature by artist Michele Davis. Online registration will be available soon. For more information, contact Tamara Terry at (509) 242-0478 or email her attamarat@uccsda.org.

Notable Dates: March 8 Daylight Savings Time. We spring forward one hour.

March 12 Teacher In Service Day
March 15 Constituency Large Committee at the Conference Office
March 18 Spring Break for UCA, WWU, CCA, UCA, WWVA and K-10 Schools
March 21 Disabilities Awareness Sabbath

The BLC Community Garden: The Better Living Center Community Garden is an idea waiting to happen!  It will result in fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment.  Bring friends to share the prep and sowing, weeding, and harvesting for the BLC Food Bank!  It all starts when the snow melts…bring a picnic, take some home, share in the fresh organic produce!  If you are willing to be a master gardener and/or coordinator for Linwood, you can let us know by clicking the link below to fill out an online form.  If there are any questions,509-494-9184. http://l.uccsda.org/1Gh2Rvd

Many Praises and Prayers for Upper Columbia Academy: UCA serves students in grades 9-12. Principal John Winslow leads the team of faculty and staff. He says,”We are praising God for the wonderful Student Week Of Prayer we recently had — one of the best I have ever experienced.  The kids were great and they truly challenged themselves and their fellow classmates to make their life count by making a difference for God.”

Other praises include: Great students, many of whom are making application for next school year; The new greenhouse/agriculture program that is getting started on our campus; The evangelism/discipleship director/teacher who arrive on campus in January; A successful choral clinic with 109 attendees swelling the combined choirs to 200 all praising God; Fifty UCA students going on mission trips in just a few weeks — to New Mexico, Guatemala, and India and The support of staff, board, conference, sister schools, and constituency!

Please pray for UCA’s prayer requests which include: Students who are considering where they are going to school next year; students going on mission trips; and for staff and students to shine with Christ¹s love so others will want to follow Him with all their hearts.

You Have a Voice: If you are especially interested in issues that will be discussed at this year’s General Conference session in San Antonio, Texas, you may contact your session delegates. The 21 delegates to the July session are listed online along with their email addresses at GleanerNow.com. If you want your voice to be heard, take the opportunity to express your views or concerns to an NPUC delegate.

2015 Camp Meeting is Around the Corner: Start making plans now to ask your boss for a few days off so you can attend camp meeting. It’s a wonderful time to gather and be encouraged for greater service for Christ. The Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting is coming June 17-20, 2015. There are still camp meeting sites and rooms available. Be sure to reserve yours to guarantee a spot. Main speaker this year will be Derek Morris. Also with us will be Paul Dybdahl. For more information about camp meeting and to register go to: uccsda.org/home/cm-registration.

For a schedule of speakers, go to: www.uccsda.org/home/cmschedule
For more information and to register go to: www.uccsda.org/home/cm-registration.

Ministry/Business Opportunity in Orofino: Mission focused well paying job opportunity for experienced SDA husband and wife team to purchase or manage a busy Health Food Store and Deli in Orofino, Idaho.  Helpful also to have experience in teaching healthy living and giving Bible studies. Option of a house for rent in the country. Send resume’ and references toRonda@drjimsaid.com.

Find Photos and Resources from VBS Plus+ Day: The Upper Columbia Conference Children’s Ministries VBS Plus+ this past Sunday was a fun and informative day for attendees from more than 20 churches in our conference. The day included crafts, decorative snacks, hands-on worship ideas, VBS program suggestions and more! If you are on Facebook (or know someone who is), like “UCC Children’s Ministries” to see pictures from the day and share what you are doing with children’s ministries at your church. The pictures and links will be on the UCC Children’s Ministries web site in the near future. Thanks to attendees, presenters and helpers who came and made it a fun day and love God’s children. Facebook Children’s Ministry Page

VBS Resources on UCC Ministries web site 

Union College Gymnastics Team at UCA March 8: This coming Sunday, March 8, Union College will be at Upper Columbia Academy with their gymnastics team to perform at 6 p.m. Greg Meager, athletic director and PE Teacher at UCA says, “I would love to have a nice big crowd to support them.” So come one, come all!

Young Adult Retreat: Digging Deeper: Digging Deeper Retreat — May 29-31 @Camp Mivoden. We invite you to a spiritual retreat for young adults and young families (ages 20’s-40’s). Whether single, married, with or without kids, all in the 20’s-40’s age range are invited to come together for a weekend of connecting in friendship and digging into the Word. Peter Gregory, the keynote speaker, will be unpacking tools on how to go 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 website www.diggingdeeper2015.com.

Cascade Christian Academy’s Alumni Weekend: Wenatchee SDA Church and Cascade Christian Academy Alumni Weekend–It’s All About Grace–is April 17-18, 2015. The guest speaker is Mark Wittas from Pacific Union College. The weekend events include a golf tournament Friday, April 17, at the Highlander Golf club, and vespers at 7 p.m. Then on Sabbath, April 18, Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m., worship service, 10:45, both at the church and luncheon 12:30 at the CCA gymnasium. In the afternoon enjoy a contemporary praise service at 4 p.m. at the church; a playground fundraiser supper at 6 p.m. at the CCA cafeteria; and a basketball game at 7 p.m. in the CCA gym. For more info contact Julie Savino, CCA Chaplain at509-662-2723 or Julie.savino@ccawenatchee.org.

WWVA will offer Engineering 2015-2016 School Year: WWVA will launch a new curriculum that focuses on engineering.  STEM Education: Project Lead the Way Engineering. In Project Lead the Way Engineering, students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use the same industry-leading technology and software as are used in the world’s top companies. Students are immersed in design as they investigate topics such as sustainability, mechatronics, forces, structures, aerodynamics, digital electronics,  circuit design, manufacturing, and the environment, which gives them an opportunity to learn about different engineering disciplines before beginning post-secondary education or careers.  Link to website