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May 17, 2021


Montana Conference Virtual Convocation Weekend

In lieu of Camp Meeting this year, the Montana Conference is hosting an online convocation weekend on June 11 and 12. As much as we wanted to have an in-person event, a combination of Covid restrictions, transitions in the conference office, and other logistics, we simply could not make it a reality. However, we believe you will be extremely blessed to get to know our new conference president and the vision moving forward for the Montana Conference. We will begin Friday evening with a "Get to know the President" live stream. On Sabbath morning, we are planning a Sabbath School discussion and a message presented by Elder Ken Norton. If your church has internet, we invite you to stream some or all of this virtual event in your churches. Times and streaming information will be available on our website,, as we near the dates of this event. 

More information will be available in the future at
General Conference to Host Virtual Global Campmeeting

The Adventist Virtual Global Campmeeting will bring the entire world church together from May 19-23 to worship, be inspired, and learn. This event showcases the incredible breadth and depth of Adventist ministries around the world. Register now to experience powerful preaching, over 400 online seminars, round table discussions with church leaders, continuing education credits for pastors and teachers, and an exhibit hall with more than 100 Adventist organizations sharing their resources for mission.

Registration Link:

Camp Paxson 2021

Camp Paxson summer camp is an event operated by the Youth Department of the Montana Conference Office of Seventh-day Adventists.  This one-week summer camp is open to those between 9-14 years of age. Sign up now to reserve a spot for June 27-July 4!.

COVID-19 Statement

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we must follow the guidelines set forth by the Missoula County Health Department. In order to adequately follow the guidelines, the number of campers may be limited.

Register Here!

Cruise with a Mission

From December 12-19, participants depart Sand Diego, California with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, before returning back to San Diego. The Center for Youth Evangelism's Cruise With a Mission provides young adults from all walks of life opportunities to connect with God and others in Christian community — and experience genuine joy as you engage in serving others both on and off the ship. More information can be found at


Northwest Adventist Timeline
Doug Johnson
Upper Columbia Executive Secretary

1861: The Thomas and Augusta Moorhouse family traveled over the Oregon Trail from Iowa to the Walla Walla Valley. Augusta was the first Adventist in the Pacific Northwest.         

1877: The North Pacific Conference was organized to coordinate the denomination’s efforts in the Pacific Northwest. In 1880, it launched the Upper Columbia Conference to better promote Adventism east of the Cascade Mountains.

1888: General Conference leaders sent O.A. Johnson (1888) and Daniel Fero (1889) to Montana Territory to conduct evangelistic meetings during the summer months. The next year, J.W. Watt of Missouri was asked to permanently locate in the region, where he started churches in Livingston (1890) and Bozeman (1891).

God's Plans

Sometimes our plans don’t match up with God’s plans. 

Over a year ago Trout Creek Adventist School was preparing for the school’s evaluation. The board contemplated what action plans were needed and a new school building was on the top of the list. The school has been operating for the last 10 years in the basement fellowship hall of the Trout Creek Adventist Church in Trout Creek, Montana. The ranges of ages and grades have increased a and with more and more people moving to the area, it was apparent that a change needed to take place.



Burrowing Owls

Burrowing owls are about 8-10 inches tall and spend most of the day underground. They often live in burrows that have been dug by other mammals and they like decorating the outside of their burrows before their eggs hatch because it may help scare predators.

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Blessing Bottles
A Northwest Adventists Feature

Sometimes a problem is so big, it's hard to know what you can do to help. Homelessness is one of those big complicated problems. But just because it's hard to understand doesn't mean there isn't anything you can do. There is something you can do to show Jesus' love to the homeless people you encounter.



Our Family Room
Quick, relevant, and useful information to both you and your children in light of these uncertain times. The 15-minute streams are viewable on the “Our Family Room” Facebook page and will later be shared on both Family and Children’s Ministry  YouTube channels. For additional resources for every segment, check out Family or Children’s Ministries websites.

Activity Outpost
Check out the links compiled at Activity Outpost from the Upper Columbia Conference to access radio dramas, crafts, science, history, and more!

Dramatized Bible Stories
Click here for videos!

Bible Stories

Praise & Prayer Requests

"And this is the confidence that we have toward him,
that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us."
1 John 5:14
Submit your Praise or Prayer Request

Sabbath School Resources

Mission Spotlight
Children's Mission Quarterly
Click here to access all Sabbath School lessons

Primary Sabbath School Review
(by Rich Aguilera)

Our Little Friend/Primary Treasure,
Ages 0-9

(Scroll down for lessons and activities.
Magazines are at the bottom of the page)

Worship Services
Bible Studies, & Prayer Lines

From Big Timber to North Valley, there is a church waiting for you. Please check with your local church leaders for the latest service info.

Click here to access phone numbers and addresses for our Montana churches.
Click here for the latest list of online services starting as early as 10:45 a.m. on Sabbath Mornings as well as online bible studies and mid-week prayer phone calls.

Offering Calendar

May 22: Conference Advance
May 29: Alaska Conference
June 5: Church Budget
June 12: North American Division/Women’s Ministries
June 19: Conference Advance
June 26: Church Budget

Online Giving

Give Online Easily and Safely using Adventist Giving
Have you used AdventistGiving?  It is a convenient way to give tithe and offerings from your computer or through a smart phone app.  The button below gives you access to the Montana Conference digital envelope. To find out if your church uses Adventist Giving, follow the steps below.

1. Go to and start typing the name of your church

2. As you type, a list of churches will appear; The word "(Enrolled)" at the end of the church name lets you know that your church is signed up for AdventistGiving.

3. If your church is enrolled, select it.  You will be redirected to its online Tithe & Offering envelope. (if your church is not enrolled, contact your church treasurer to start the process.)

4. After completing the form, select "Continue" at the bottom of the page.  You will have the opportunity to make an account or continue as a guest. If you continue as a guest, you will not receive a tax receipt.

5. Make your donation by credit or debit card, or with an electronic check.  Check fees are significantly lower than credit or debit cards.

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