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


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


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


"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


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


"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


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


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


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


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 …



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


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


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


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


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


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


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 …


Tucson Desert Valley Church Spawns Northwest Heights Group


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


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) …


Wahiawa Welcomes New Pastor


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 …


Las Vegas Youth Gather at PROPEL Rally


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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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 …



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