Union News

Stained Glass: Three Church Documentaries Screened in Pacific Union


Three films featuring Pacific Union churches premiered this spring. Produced by the NAD Church Resource Center, the series, titled “Stained Glass,” portrays each church’s attempt to engage its community for …

Prayer Congress Directs Youth to “Salvation and Service”


Though she was hundreds of miles away, 9-year-old Veronica Slack, who attends Capital Memorial church in Washington, D.C., decided to be baptized after watching, over the Internet, the Just Claim …

Union Committee Affirms Women in Ministry

On May 12, the Pacific Union Executive Committee affirmed a statement (see sidebar) made by the same body 15 years earlier, supporting the ordination of women and their full and …

Southeastern California

Second Calimesa Mission Team Ministers in Honduras


Thirty-four Calimesa church members spent March 21 to 28 on a mission trip in Roatán, Honduras. This is the second year the church has sent members to Roatán, the largest …

Sharing Saving Grace: Quiet Hour Ministries Celebrates Evangelism Success


Involving young people in evangelism is always something to celebrate. At an Ambassadors of Hope and board meeting weekend held April 16-18 in Temecula, Calif., Quiet Hour Ministries announced a …

Anaheim Pastor Reflects on SDA Hymnal’s 25 Years


A quarter of a century ago, at the General Conference session in 1985, the current church hymnal was introduced. It was an exciting day, especially when 35,000 members sang the …

Southern California

Pen Pals Finally Meet


Early this spring, students from the Valley Adventist Christian School in the Southeastern California Conference traveled to the Whittier school in the Southern California Conference to meet their pen pals …

SCC Education Department Pilots Principals’ Webinar Sessions


It was 10 a.m., the time of the monthly SCC Principals’ Council, and education department staff members were at their desks, watching monitors and holding their phones. Using Go To …

Students’ Robotics Traffic Solutions Match Local Firm’s


The Adventist Christian School’s Team Gold received the top trophy for their entry in the 2010 SCC "Smart Move: Transforming Transportation" Robotics Challenge. “We are excited about getting to go …

Churches Learn to Disciple Their Children with K.I.D. University


Pastors and lay people from six area churches came together in late April for three days of intensive instruction and small-group involvement in Kids in Discipleship training. “We do other …

Central California

Delgado Turns from Organized Crime to Jesus


In his past life, Jude Delgado’s* responsibility was to get things done. As a successful employee in an organized crime business, the pay and benefits were very, very good, and …

Work Witness Leads Seeker Back to Jesus


Anyone who meets Lisa Manzanares, 21, soon learns how much she loves Jesus. But six years ago, it was a very different story. “I woke up one morning one way, …

Northern California

Camino Church Thanks Teacher with Chimes


When the Camino church decided to present a gift of appreciation to the local church school’s music teacher, they expressed their gratitude with chimes. El Dorado Adventist School teacher Carmen …

Lodi-Fairmont Homecoming Celebrates 105 Years


On March 12 and 13, hundreds of people gathered for the Fairmont-Hilborn church homecoming to celebrate 105 years since the first official meeting of a group of German Adventists who …

NCC Choral Festival Features 611 Voice Choir


Six hundred eleven students from 15 Northern California Conference schools joined together to participate in the bi-annual NCC choral festival, held March 4-6. Lodi Adventist Elementary hosted this year’s festival, …


Camp Yavapines Museum Houses Frank Sherrill's Collections


The Camp Yavapines Museum is an often-overlooked location filled with treasures obtained and professionally catalogued by former Arizona Conference President Frank Sherrill. This extensive collection has been accumulated through years …


Hawaii Constituents Meet


When the Hawaiian Mission become a part of the Pacific Union in 1929, union president J. E. Fulton devoted three weeks to visiting Adventists there, plus two weeks to travel …


Youth Rally Inspires Service to Others


“I Am Third” was the theme of the Northern Nevada R.O.C.K. Youth/Young Adult Federation Rally held April 16-17. Guest speaker Pastor Keith L. Gray, vice-president of enrollment for Southwestern Adventist …

Nevada-Utah Elects Officers, Plans Outreach


Every conference in the Pacific Union holds a constituency session every four or five years — to elect officers and set ministry directions. Most meet on a Sunday morning, and …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Professor Points Way To Teaching Excellence


While columnists and pundits discuss the implications of national education reform efforts such as the current “Race to the Top” initiative, Sandra Balli, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in …

Loma Linda

Peace Corps Commemorates 15-Year Relationship with Loma Linda University School of Public Health


This year, 2010, is the 15th anniversary of Loma Linda University School of Public Health’s partnership with the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps presented a plaque to the school commemorating …

Peace Corps Statistics

Total number of volunteers and trainees to date: Nearly 200,000 Total number of countries served: 139 Current number of volunteers and trainees: 7,671 Average age: 28 Education: 89% have at …

Pacific Union College

21st President Brings New Vision to PUC


On April 15, Pacific Union College hosted the inauguration of Heather J. Knight, who stepped into the presidency in September 2009. Knight was welcomed with accolade and advice from local …

21st President Brings New Vision to PUC — extended version


On April 15, Pacific Union College hosted the inaugural ceremony and installation of Dr. Heather J. Knight as president. Knight, who is the first African-American woman to lead an Adventist …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Creatively Collaborates for Success


In large organizations, it’s not uncommon for partnerships to emerge between coworkers, departments and even external organizations. At Adventist Health, it’s not uncommon for those partnerships to generate amazing outcomes …

President's Perspective

God Promises

At any given moment, we are confronted with issues, problems, concerns and challenges. There is always the possibility that they can overwhelm us if we focus on them rather than …

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