Union News

"Just Claim It" NAD World Youth Prayer Conference Scheduled for April


The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America will host its second World Youth Prayer Conference April 7 through 11 in Columbus, Ohio. Themed "Just Claim It: Experience the Power of …

Southeastern California

SECC Youth Serve in Arizona and on the Gulf Coast


Four groups of academy students from Southeastern California conference went on mission trips in November, according to Rick Silvestri, associate youth ministries director. Three groups went to New Orleans to …

LLA Fifth-Graders Aid Tsunami Victims


Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, 2009, was the beginning of an ordinary day in Loma Linda. But that morning, many miles away in the Samoan Islands, tsunami waves struck, taking many …

Southern California

Burbank Church Plans Centennial Events for Community


The Burbank church held its 100th anniversary celebration service Nov. 21, 2009. Pastor Jan Kaatz and the centennial committee leadership planned the centennial with an outreach focus. "We did not …

Santa Clarita Evangelism Focuses on Children


Santa Clarita church children's ministry director Debbie Hittle launches the children's ministry section of the church's website ( by affirming the church's commitment to the spiritual development of children. "Based …

Congregation Celebrates Jewish Holidays


Congregation Beth Ohavey Torah celebrated Hanukkah in December at the Thousand Oaks church with a party, traditional foods, music, stories and games. In retelling the Hanukkah story and the miracle …

Church Marks 50th year and a Pastor's Passion for Evangelism


The Valley Crossroads Church celebrated its 50th anniversary with joy — and with tears for the loss of beloved senior pastor, Reginald Robinson, who recently passed away. "Though our hearts …

Central California

Chowchilla Church Gets an Extreme Makeover Through Prayer


"As long as I can remember I had struggled with glossophobia — fear of public speaking," said Ed Walker. "I would break out in a cold sweat, my heart would …

Camp Wawona Set to Begin Accredited Outdoor Education Program


The first time Elden Ramirez, CCC youth ministries director, visited Camp Wawona, he was awed by the beauty and the endless ministry opportunities. "Camp Wawona, in the midst of Yosemite …

Keele Joins CCC as Associate Junior Youth Director


Donnie Keele's mission as Central California's new associate junior youth director is simple: lead our young people to be disciples for Jesus Christ. "Every program we do is simply an …

Northern California

The Oldest Adventist Church in the West Celebrates 140 Years


Santa Rosa Seventh-day Adventist Church — the oldest Adventist church west of the Rockies — celebrated 140 years on Nov. 20 and 21, 2009. "We didn't wait for the 150th …

A Brief History of the Santa Rosa Church

Adventists have been worshipping in Santa Rosa since 1869, just 19 years after California became the nation's 31st state. The Seventh-day Adventist Church first sent missionaries to California in 1868. …

Stockton-Mayfair Church Hosts a Modern Tent Revival


Last summer, the Stockton-Mayfair church hosted a weeklong tent revival and got a dose of that old time religion designed for today's generation. "In the Storms of Life, There is …

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, California, on …

NCC Adventurers Attend Family Fun Weekend


Almost 40 families attended the eighth annual Northern California Conference Adventurer Family Fun Weekend at Leoni Meadows, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. The weekend was designed for Adventurers (ages 4 …


Telethon Raises $86,000 for MAS-TV


Phoenix airwaves are now saturated with the gospel message in both English and Spanish through two new Adventist television stations. The 150,000 watt MAS-TV (Mas Alla Del Sol Television) reaches …


Samoan Evangelism on Oahu Impacted by Lavea’i Ministries


Lavea'i Ministries, a newly formed evangelism ministry team based in Sacramento, Calif., plans to take an active role in evangelism among the Samoan communities in North America and potentially the …

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 nine o’clock am on Sunday, April 25, 2010, …


SSAS Students Volunteer at a Tahoe Wildlife Center


On Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, the students of Silver State Adventist School in Reno had the opportunity to participate in their first community service project at Wildlife Center, Inc. Staff …

Sparks Commits to Family Ministry for 2010


The Sparks, Nev., church has a new Family Ministries director, and with her comes a renewed focus for those needs. "When I was asked to serve as Family Ministries director, …

La Sierra University

Businesses, Students Mix It Up at Meet the Firms


Business graduate student Patricia Green handed out résumés to three different prospective employers on Oct. 29, 2009. But she didn't have to travel far. Accounting firm Eadie and Payne, LLP, …

Loma Linda

LLU School of Nursing Professors Research Diabetes Management in Local Community


New research conducted by Loma Linda University School of Nursing professors is helping to uncover the growing burden of diabetes in the United States. Edelweiss Ramal, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor …

Pacific Union College

Students Bring Faith and Service to Varsity Sports


The scoreboard is important to any team that's practiced hard and played hard, and Pacific Union College's varsity teams (the Pioneers) have taken satisfaction in some excellent scores during current …

Adventist Health

Community Members and Employees Support Adventist Health Hospitals


In times of economic uncertainty, when some families are faced with the decision to put food on the table or pay bills, it is hard to think about charity. And …

Church State Council

Church State Council Launches New Website


The Church State Council has launched its brand new website, designed to be a gateway to all things related to religious liberty. Need help with a Sabbath work problem? Want …

Ed Fargusson Joins PARL as Associate Director


The Pacific Union Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty formally welcomed Ed Fargusson as its newest member Dec. 1, 2009. He'll serve as associate director for the department and …



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At Rest

Anderson, David – b. July 29, 1930, Magnolia, Miss.; d. Dec. 12, 2009, San Diego, Calif. Survivors: wife, Ethel; sons, Anthony, Brice; daughter, Seleta Anderson-Walker. Baughman, Norman T. – b. …

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