Union News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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