Southeastern California

Pastor Returns From Iraq to Home Churches

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Colton and Fontana church members welcomed their pastor home from Iraq on Feb. 20 during an all-day celebration at the Colton church. The morning worship service was followed by a …

Two Indonesian Churches Become One

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"Bersatu di dalam Kristus itu indah!" (United in Christ is beautiful!) read the banner stretched across the platform of Southeastern California Conference's newest church, the United Indonesian church in Ontario. …

Calexico School Wins Award for Christmas Float

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Calexico Mission School won the first-place trophy for their float in Calexico’s Christmas parade the weekend of Dec. 2. The award came as a surprise, because the school had never …

SECC Responds to Haitian Earthquake Victims

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The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake on Jan. 12 left an impact on people around the world. Members of the Southeastern California Conference responded generously. Two special offerings were taken …

Southern California

SCC Hosts Fifth Reversing Diabetes Seminar

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"Yesterday, my blood sugar was 235. Today it is 120 and I am so thankful, because it has been out of control before this weekend." "I attended last year and …

URBAN IMPACT Takes Church to the Streets

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In months that have five weeks, a Los Angeles Adventist youth group takes every fifth Sabbath "off" and conducts youth church in the streets. Recently, a security officer greeted the …

Medical Center, Church and School Join in “Hospital Sabbath”

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"Hospital Sabbath, held each year at the White Memorial church, is a chance for all White Memorial Medical Center employees and physicians of any religion or faith to worship together …

South Bay Friendship Program Plays Out on the Field

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When Adventist Junior Recreational Program teams play ball Sunday mornings at South Bay Junior Academy in Torrance, they participate in a friendship program that can outlast playing seasons and have …

Central California

Fresno Hispanic Church Picks Up the Glass Slipper

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Thirty-five little princesses for Jesus walked through a flower covered archway, their eyes lighting up with excitement. At each of their seats, a glass slipper with a personal Bible promise …

Bakersfield Convocation Includes Training Sessions

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Fifteen hundred Adventists and community guests crowded into Bakersfield's Majestic FOX Theater on Jan. 16 for the final weekend of Bakersfield's annual convocation. The preceding week of health presentations, community …

CCC Members Repond to Haitian Earthquake

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When Haiti was devastated by the Jan. 28 earthquake, countries, organizations and individuals world-wide immediately responded. In North America, Adventists were encouraged to give to the Adventist Development and Relief …

Amazing Facts College of Evangelism Hits the Road

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Since Frank Farmer became an Adventist in 2006, he has been eager to share the gospel. He attended every Revelation seminar in his area, then began presenting his own ShareHim …

Northern California

Fundraiser Was Almost a Close Shave for Galt Teacher

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Teacher Michael Rosich kept his hair — just barely. He almost lost it for a worthy cause. Each year, Galt Adventist Christian School holds a fundraiser to help others. In …

NCC Hispanic Laypeople Equip Themselves for Service

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More than 250 people attended the fourth annual Northern California Conference Hispanic Laypersons Training Conference, held at the Concord International church on Sunday, Feb. 21. The event was designed for …

Sunset Oaks Sponsors Apartment Evangelist Experiment

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How does a church reach out to a young, white-collar, well-educated community that does not feel a need for God? "The traditional means by which we have done outreach are …

Sue Urive Teaches "You Can Create Community"

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Sue Urive's "You Can Create Community" seminar is designed to help others connect to God and to each other by creating and maintaining small group fellowship. Her ministry with small …

Arizona

Devin Howard Inspires Congregation with Hymn Festival

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On Feb. 7, Phoenix organist Devin Howard united his talents with Claudio Marsollier and the Paradise Valley Sanctuary Choir for a hymn festival. Howard is the head organist for the …

Conference Makes Summer Camp Affordable

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Arizona youth director Erik VanDenburgh recently returned from staff recruitment trips to Southern and Southwestern Adventist universities inspired by the zeal of his former staffers. They even lined up potential …

Nevada-Utah

Las Vegas Churches Host New Year’s Health Fair

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The Las Vegas Valley churches collectively began the New Year with a free community health fair on Jan. 3 at Las Vegas Junior Academy. The idea for the event began …

Notice of Constituency Meeting of the Nevada-Utah Conference

Notice is hereby given that the thirty-second Constituency Session of the Nevada-Utah Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the …

Seminar Prepares Fil-Am Church Members for Cell Group Ministry

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Rudney Bartolome, senior pastor, and Villamor Meriales, volunteer pastor, of the Fil-Am church in Las Vegas, Nev., conducted a Cell Explosion Ministry Leadership Seminar, a four-hour session for seven consecutive …

Notice to the Membership - Amendment to Bylaws

NOTICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NEVADA-UTAH ASSOCIATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS (THE CORPORATION), A UTAH, NON-PROFIT CORPORATION IN GOOD STANDING WITH A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE FROM THE UTAH SECRETARY …

Notice to the Membership - Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation

NOTICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NEVADA-UTAH ASSOCIATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS (THE CORPORATION), A UTAH, NON-PROFIT CORPORATION IN GOOD STANDING WITH A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE FROM THE UTAH SECRETARY …

Notice of Nevada-Utah Association Meeting -- May 1, 2010

Notice is hereby given that the regular Quadrennial Session of the Nevada-Utah Association of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday May 1, 2010, at the …

La Sierra University

iPhone App Strengthens Campus Communications

Freshman Fawaz Tarzi knows how to stay plugged in to campus events at La Sierra University no matter where he is. When the pre-dentistry and biology major wants information, he …

Loma Linda

Pediatric Residency at SACHS-Norton Clinic Brings Physicians Face to Face with the Health Care Needs of Inner City Kids

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A pediatric residency program designed to meet the health care needs of inner city kids in San Bernardino, Calif., is proving to be a blessing for the families it serves …

Pacific Union College

Students Provide Stability for Kids

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Aren Rennacker is a busy man. He's a full-time student. He plays varsity basketball. He's a resident assistant in Grainger Hall dormitory. These things are all major time commitments. You'd …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health's Mission is Multi-Faceted

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An obvious part of Adventist Health's mission is patient care, but that's just the beginning. Each of organization's facilities also is committed to ministering to patients, families, staff and the …

President's Perspective

Follow the Lamb

Recently, while driving down a rural road, I saw a herd of sheep. One of them, apparently a mother, was grazing near the fence adjacent to the road. A little …

Church State Council

Lobby Day Attendees To Learn Religious Liberty Activist Techniques

The Church State Council will hold its second annual Lobby Day on Monday, May 3, at the Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street in Sacramento. This event is for Seventh-day Adventists …

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Arizona Pathfinder Camporee and Fair (April 1-4) Strawberry, Ariz. Guest speaker is Pastor Steve Hamilton of the Central California Conference, and music by Evidence. Info: Karen Glassford, 480-991-6777, ext. 125. …

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Alumni Reunion Fresno Adventist Academy/Fresno Union Academy Alumni Reunion (April 23-24) Alumni Golf Tournament starts on the 23rd. Reunion registration starts at 10 a.m. on the 24th followed by potluck …

At Rest

Anderson, Patsy Jane – b. June 16, 1928, Hood River, Ore.; d. Sept. 26, 2009, Ukiah, Calif. Survivors: daughters, Sue, Candice Gorbenko, Becky Reiswig; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Baca, Antoinette …

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