The North Pacific Union Conference in consultation with conference Pathfinder directors announces that the Northwest Pathfinder Bible Experience Event has been canceled. An online event will take it's place.
The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC), in consultation with conference Pathfinder directors, announced that the Union-level Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) event in Chehalis, Washington scheduled for March 14, 2020, has been canceled.
Several counties in western Washington declared emergencies this week. In addition, the state governor has urged Washington residents to avoid major events and large gatherings of people.
“The current civic concern over the coronavirus and the potential danger of infection is why we’ve decided to cancel the union PBE this year,” says Rob Lang, NPUC Pathfinder director. “We’re really disappointed that we have to take this precaution.”
Pathfinder leaders across the Northwest are working hard to create a live online union PBE event. The event will still allow NPUC Pathfinders to test their Bible knowledge with their teams. Details will be shared in the coming days.
“No, it won’t be the same as coming together in person,” says Lang, “but I think it will still be a fun and rewarding experience.”
Richie Brower is the associate director of Club, Youth, Young Adult Ministries & Camp MiVoden in Upper Columbia Conference.
The photo is of the two PBE teams from the Spokane Valley SDA Church who both placed first in the Upper Columbia Conference event.
The Oregon Conference has released rules of engagement regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. While many events are being canceled, we still look forward to hosting the Union Level PBE in our board room. Please see the attached information sheet with all the details for live stream and testing.
Oregon Conference Information Sheet