Union News

Mythbusters: Revealing the Truth Behind Paying for College

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Young people and their parents are often intimidated by the finances of attending college. Our Adventist colleges and universities have an abundance of resources, experts, and benefits that make the …

Sam Yook Korean SDA Language School Celebrates 40 Years

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It was registration day at the first Seventh-day Adventist English language school in Korea. Four student missionaries — Doug Havens, Dave Whitaker, Janene Conley and Nancy Follett — had worked …

Southeastern California

Baptism at Crystal Cathedral Is Highlight of 2009 Hispanic Outreach

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Members of Hispanic Adventist churches in Orange County ended the month of November having welcomed 241 people into their congregations by baptism and profession of faith during the previous six …

Southern California

Church Reaches Out on Foot and On Camera

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Early in 2009 Dennis Hill, a member of the Hollywood church and a working actor, noticed a number of talented young adult artists attending the church with one thing in …

SCC Pastors Ordained to Ministry

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Three Southern California Conference pastors were ordained to the ministry during 2009: Joseph Oh, Salvador Garcia and Moises Benitez. (Other ordinations were reported earlier.) Joseph Oh, associate pastor of the …

Central California

Prodigal Son Returns Home

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It was the love of baseball that created the divide in Rindon Heinz' heart. "I was raised in a great Adventist family," he says. Little did Dennis and Phoebe Heinz …

Northern California

Notice of Constituency Meeting of the Northern California Conference

Notice is hereby given that a regular session of the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at the Pacific Union College Church in Angwin, Calif., on …

Three NCC Pastors Respond to God's Call

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The Holy Spirit's call to ministry has been confirmed for three Northern California Conference pastors in ordination/commissioning ceremonies. Michael Kontes Michael Kontes, Antelope Hills/Rio Linda district pastor, was ordained at …


Mud Madness Triathlon Raises $30,000 for Education

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The steam rolled off the pool at 6 a.m. The bike racetrack received its final sweeping as volunteers walked one last time over the run course. The anticipation was almost …


Notice of Constituency Meeting of the Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Quadrennial Constituency Meeting of the Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Hawaiian …

Evangelism Continues on Leeward Oahu

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Leeward Oahu's celebration of proclamation evangelism continued nearly every night between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 with the Waipahu and Waipahu Samoan churches joining the Aiea church for the evangelism …


J. Gary Norman Retires as Secretary/Treasurer

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For the past 10 years, the Nevada-Utah Conference has been blessed by the dedicated work and presence of J. Gary Norman, conference secretary/treasurer. He has worked diligently to maintain the …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Board of Trustees Affirms Support for Church's Creation Doctrine

The La Sierra University Board of Trustees has reaffirmed the school's foundational commitments as a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education with particular focus on the Church's official doctrine of …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Celebrates the Life-Saving legacy of Baby Fae and the infant heart transplantation program

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More than 2,000 people came to Loma Linda University Church on Oct. 31 to hear the until-now untold story of Baby Fae — an infant who captured the nation's attention …

University Celebrates New Cenntennial Complex Opening

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Donors, university administrators and staff, architects, contractors, and other guests gathered on the north side of the Centennial Complex at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, for the grand …

Pacific Union College

Piano Fantasia Promotes PUC Music

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When he was 6, David Tsao started piano lessons at Pacific Union College's Paulin Hall. A few years later, he and his family left Angwin for Hong Kong, but David …

Adventist Health

GAMC Loses Cancer Center Manager

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Last year, Glendale Adventist Medical Center lost a remarkable woman who dedicated more than four decades of service to the Southern California hospital. Liliane McLaughlin, former manager of the cancer …

President's Perspective

A New Year, New Mercies

As 2009 comes to a close, right on the heels of it, the New Year commences. The year that fades into eternity past has been a tumultuous one. Jobs lost, …

Church State Council

SECC Hosts Religious Liberty Luncheon for the Inland Empire

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On Nov. 2, Audray Johnson, SECC religious liberty director, hosted a luncheon at the Lotus Garden for loyal supporters of religious liberty in the Inland Empire. She had recently returned …



Central California Hispanic Sabbath School & Church Officers Training (Jan. 9) San Jose Spanish church. Info: 559-347-3150 or Women's Retreat (Jan. 29-31) Tenaya Lodge. Info: 559-642-2396 or Women's …

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Alumni Reunions La Sierra Academy Alumni Weekend (April 23-24) Friday golf tournament, vespers, Sabbath services at LSA gym, class reunions, basketball game; yearbooks available for sale. Visit campus, renew friendships. …

At Rest

Adam, Viola (Reading) – b. Feb. 2, 1921, McAlester, Okla.; d. Oct. 2, 2009, Orosi, Calif. Survivors: sons, Terry, Bill; daughter, Chole Pruitt; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Carl, Frederick Arthur …