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Shirley Burton, Former Pacific Union Communication Director, Dies at 83

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Shirley Burton, former Seventh-day Adventist world church communication director who helped shape church public relations, died Aug. 16 at the BryanLGH Hospital in her native Lincoln, Neb. She was 83. …

Southeastern California

Family Fun Takes Over Tuesday Nights at Riverside Church

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Children darting through sprinklers, dads sprinting to home base, and moms serving hot dogs and lemonade. This is how it was every Tuesday night, from June 8 to 27, as …

High on a Hill, New Escondido Church Is Officially Opened

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"You can’t miss this place on the hill as you drive by on the freeway,” Sandra Roberts noted at the Escondido church’s festive grand opening ceremony July 17. Located at …

Corona Mission Team Presents

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Vacation Bible School presenters on the mission team from the Corona church prepared for what they thought would be another typical VBS program in tiny Namoutini village, Fiji, in July. …

Victoria Members Celebrate 30th Anniversary

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"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in a triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For you, Victoria …

Southern California

Pathfinders Help in the City and on the Trail

Throughout 2010, SCC Pathfinder clubs have been helping in their communities — baking muffins for Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Ridgecrest, cleaning up hiking and park areas in San Dimas, …

Pathfinders Respond to the Call to Help Earthquake Survivors

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The lyrics, “Servants of God are we,” will have special meaning for the Breath of Life church Pathfinder club from now on. Nearly two dozen Pathfinders, with their parents and …

Six Pathfinder Clubs Join in Park Cleanup and Bike-a-thon

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The third annual Race to Race – Mercy & Grace Bike-a-thon drew six Pathfinder clubs, with more than 100 participants coming out to support the event. The bike-a-thon is a …

SCC Youth Rush Students Visit 200,000 Homes

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Coming from four out of five SCC academies, both Pacific Union colleges and local churches, 40 young people set out from early June through mid-August for the experience of their …

'Jesus Loves Jeans' Missionaries Get Results

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More than 130 SCC young people accepted the call to become small-group missionaries in their homes, following a Jesus Loves Jeans 2.0 rally earlier this year. A total of 45 …

Erratum

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A photo caption in an article about the Eagle Rock church mortgage burning (Sept. 2010 issue) incorrectly identified one individual as Erich Knipschild. The firefighter shown actually was Keith Knipschild. …

Central California

Dave and Rosa Gillham Join the Central California Leadership Team

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Dave Gillham always knew he wanted to be a church school teacher just like his mom. “My mother taught me in five of my first six years of school. I …

Evidence Rally Draws Youth

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Alma Cervantes had always turned down her friend Lexi Alvidrez’s invitations to youth events at her Visalia, Calif., church. So Alvidrez never thought to invite Cervantes to the Evidence youth …

Northern California

Paradise Church Member Celebrates 105th Birthday

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Edith Skyberg celebrated her 105th birthday on July 26. She has been a member of the Adventist church for more than 80 years — 47 of them with her Paradise …

Remote Lassen Creek Camp Meeting Provides Fellowship and Inspiration

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More than 100 people attended Sabbath services at this year’s Lassen Creek camp meeting, held June 24-27 in Modoc National Forest. The annual event is organized by small congregations on …

NCC Pastoral Couple Retires After Nearly Half Century of Service

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After 46 years in Adventist ministry, Ernest Toppenberg and his wife Dorothy are retiring — again. They retired for the first time five years ago, but since then they have …

El Dorado Adventist School Teacher Receives Award for Excellence

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El Dorado Adventist School math teacher Jerry Zappia received a 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Alumni Awards Foundation. The award was presented to him on June 4 at …

Arizona

Tucson Desert Valley Church Spawns Northwest Heights Group

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Following two years of church planting activities led by Pastor Gisella Montana, the new Northwest Heights group in Tucson, Ariz., celebrated its grand opening. Sixty-six members and guests attended the …

Small Church Works in Big Ways

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The Phoenix Central church is small, but it embraces the call to a big mission — sharing God’s love and caring for His children. Recently, a group of Karen (Burmese) …

Hawaii

Wahiawa Welcomes New Pastor

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Hawaii’s Wahiawa church had been without a full-time pastor for more than two years. But lay members didn’t stand idly by waiting for someone to lead the charge. Instead, they …

Nevada-Utah

Las Vegas Youth Gather at PROPEL Rally

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Las Vegas is best known for its glitz and glamour, and not normally associated with spiritual events. But on Jan. 8-9 a large gathering of youth and young adults proved …

Nevada-Utah Welcomes New Secretary/Treasurer

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Jason Dwight Bergmann joined the Nevada-Utah Conference staff as secretary/treasurer beginning Feb. 1. “Jason is a friendly, hard-working, conscientious person who loves the Lord,” said Larry Unterseher, conference president. “He …

La Sierra University

First National Adventist Education Summit to Brainstorm Change

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Survey results from the La Sierra University-based CognitiveGenesis project show that Seventh-day Adventist education in k-12 schools is producing well-rounded, high-achieving students. Despite these successes, major funding gaps, school closures, …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Sweeps its Categories at Emmy Awards

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Loma Linda University won three Emmys June 24, taking home an award for each of its nominated categories at the 36th Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards in San Diego. The …

Pacific Union College

PUC in Top Ten "Best Colleges"

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Pacific Union College was ranked among the 10 best regional colleges in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue — one of …

Adventist Health

Radical Loving Care

God is love, and He created us to require love — meaning that we require God. But what about those that don’t know Him yet?  Where are they getting their …

Our Distinctive Brand of Care

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As a health care organization, it’s a given that we focus on care. You might automatically think of physical care — how well we treat and minister to the body. …

Hospitals Demonstrate Quality Care

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The relentless pursuit of quality care has always been a top priority at Adventist Health. Every thing we do — from changing the bed sheets, to the more technical aspects …

Care in Action

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At Adventist Health, healing isn’t just about medicine and treatments. It’s also about enriching the lives of employees, patients and the communities in which they live and work. Several hospitals …

Compassion and Quality Go Hand in Hand

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What do you think of when you contemplate a hospital stay or doctor’s visit? Do fear, pain and dread come to mind? At Adventist Health, we work hard to ensure …

Adventist Health's Mission Sets It Apart

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Adventist Health has a long standing history of caring for the whole person. The mission of sharing God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing has been with us …

Quality and Technology Come Together at Adventist Health

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Imagine you’re in the emergency room. After seeing the doctor, orders are written for your treatment. Maybe you need labs drawn, an X-ray or medication. But what if the person …

Caring for Caregivers

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For Adventist Health staff, providing compassion and a gentle touch comes with the territory. However, some acts of love and kindness from employees aren’t aimed at patients but toward each …

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Central California Youth Convention (Oct. 2) Fresno Adventist Academy. Info: Lisseth, 559-347-3176 or lpasillas@cccsda.org. Hispanic Men's Retreat (Oct. 8-10) Camp Wawona. Info: Florina, 559-347-3150 or fmorales@cccsda.org. Pathfinder Camporee (Oct. 15-17) …

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Alumni Reunions Orangewood Academy (Oct. 23, 24) Speaker, Nate Furness; sports and golf tournaments. Info and to register for golf tournament: zolivarria@orangewoodacademy.com. At Your Service AdventistEvangelism.com your #1 source for …

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Baroya, George M. – b. June 19, 1929, Bangladesh; d. July 25, 2010, Loma Linda, Calif. Survivors: wife, Shanti; sons, Ivan, Eugene, Orville; five grandchildren. Served as a teacher at …