"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God..." 1 John 3:1
Everyone is welcome!
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time
9:15 a.m. Welcome and Superintendant's Remarks
followed by Sabbath School
10:30 a.m. Intermission
10:40 a.m. Sabbath Worship Service
Following Sabbath Service, you are invited to join our fellowship potluck!
If you would like to see program bulletins for each Sabbath, they are published online at the end of the week in the Resources section of the website. Click here to view them.
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Local and Area Church News
Upper Columbia Conference
Women's Retreat 2016
October 21 - 23, Camp MiVoden, IdahoKeynote Speaker: Brenda Duerksen
Would You Like to be a Missionary?
Are you being called to the mission field? Please consider our Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School as your mission field. We have a variety of needs in the classroom, property and facility maintenance, and financial support.
We currently have six new students who have heard of our school and are interested in attending. Their families live below the poverty level and they can attend only if someone is led to sponsor them. Please prayerfully consider how God can use you as a missionary right here in our area. Just one year of these children learning about the Lord on a daily basis will have lasting and rippling effects.
Please contact Angela Fleck if you are being called to serve. 509-993-6686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandpoint SDA Church News:
PEACHES -- If you are interested in being put on a list to order peaches, please contact Odette Maniscalco at 263-2254. The peaches will be coming from Kettle Falls in August.
UCC Tour to Costa Rica, March 2017
Travel with fellow Adventists to beautiful Costa Rico to enjoy breath taking sides such as the Pos Volcano. Awaken to the sounds of the jungle in Tortuguero, a magical place where lagoons, rivers and canals are an ongoing story of marine biology. Travel by motor launch and coach Arenal and much more. Each day you will be able to hike trails and see a variety of birds and scenery. For a complete itinerary and more information contact Sharon Searson at sharons@uccsda org.
65th Anniversary of the Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church
You are cordially invited to join the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Spokane Valley Adventist Church and the 20th anniversary at its present location on Sabbath, September 17, 2016. Please call the church office for more information 509.926.5866. 1601 S. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley, WA
Church Remodel on the Horizon
We are planning several church remodeling projects in the near future, but everyone's help is needed to make these plans possible. Your contributions to the Little Red Church will become part of our Building Fund. Please pray for all the efforts to upkeep our church.
Weekly Prayer Meetings
Welcome to Wednesday night prayer meetings, from 6:30, at the Spirit Lake SDA Church! We are reading Ellen White's book, The Desire of Ages. We read paragraph by paragraph, discussing at each interval.
Got a rock?
Someone is praying for you in our church family.
Select your Prayer Rock for the week (or longer)
for someone in our congregation.
Prayer Rocks are available in the church entry.
Please remember. Bring your items.
Fill the basket at the church entry.
vulnerable adults, and the elderly from physical and emotional abuse,
bullying, financial exploitation, and neglect.
Over the past years, Shield The Vulnerable has provided online training to thousands of individuals and families about preventing abuse and neglect, and ways to help kids, tweens, teens, and elders stay safe. Our purpose is simple: as the number of trained individuals grows, so does the number of persons who are protected.
By being aware and reporting suspected mistreatment, everyone has the potential to help protect the vulnerable. That's what Shield the Vulnerable is about – teaching people how to recognize, report, and prevent abuse, bullying, exploitation, and neglect.
LLU Study: Excessive Soya Adversely Effects Thyroid Function in Women
A recent study out of Loma Linda University School of Public Health Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, links the consumption of large amounts of soya products to adverse effects on thyroid function in women.
The study found an association between soya food intake and elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) only in women; women have more prevalent thyroid disease than men and may be more susceptible to effects of goitrogens or anti-thyroid environmental factors. This is especially true during perimenopause and menopause.
Serena Tonstad, M.D., Ph.D., one of the study’s co-investigators said, “Many consumers choose soya products as healthful alternative to animal products. However, our research at Loma Linda University suggests that high intakes of soya gives some evidence of an adverse effect in women — particularly those that for other reasons may already have a borderline underactive thyroid.”
“This could suggest that women consuming high quantities of soy have an annual check on their TSH,” Tonstad continued. For this study, 548 women and 295 men, a subset of the cohort that participated in the Adventist Health Study-2, completed six repeated 24-hour dietary recalls within a 6-month period. Soya protein and soya isoflavone intakes were estimated, and their relationships to TSH concentrations measured at the end of six months were calculated.
The AHS-2 is comprised of more than 96,000 church members aged 30 years and over, living in the U.S. and Canada, who completed a questionnaire that included lifestyle information, medical history and demographic data.
Some of the benefits of soya food consumption include the lowering of serum LDL cholesterol levels. Soya foods have also been proposed to alleviate menopausal symptoms, promote bone health, reduce cardiovascular risk and protect against cancer. Despite these beneficial attributes of soya protein and isoflavones, eating large amounts of soy is not without debate. There is concern that isoflavones may adversely affect thyroid function.
The full article, titled “The association between soya consumption and serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentrations in the Adventist Health Study-2,” can be found in the June 2016 edition of the Journal of Public Health Nutrition: Vol 19(8), 1464-1470.
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