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Union executive committee approves 14 women and two men for ordination

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After three months of speeches, debates, articles, blogs and comments regarding ordination without regard to gender, the first vote to officially ordain women to the gospel ministry in the Pacific …

ADRA to host info rally in Loma Linda Oct. 19

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ADRA is hosting a free event called On The Edge with a musical performance by The King's Heralds and dynamic presentations from ADRA staff about the organization’s development and relief …

Southeastern California

El Cajon church celebrates 100-year anniversary

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Members of the El Cajon church celebrated the church's 100-year anniversary on Aug. 4. A variety of events planned by the centennial committee marked the occasion. The worship hour featured …

LLA English teacher empowers students with real-world writing assignments

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Loma Linda Academy junior high English teacher Arlene Arthur wants her students to experience real-world applications for writing. One on-going assignment has resulted in more than 300 stories for Guide …

SECC schools achieve a high college-going rate by focusing on whole-person education

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According to a study by the California Department of Education that was released late last year, fewer than 75 percent of students who graduate from high school end up enrolling …

Pine Springs Ranch camp attendance continues to grow

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More than 1,100 children attended summer camp this year at Pine Springs Ranch, near the beautiful mountains of Mount San Jacinto State Park. During the past four years, the number …

Southern California

Youth Rush students experience a summer of ministry

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Doors. Behind them are people; people in need of hope, love and light. Southern California Conference Youth Rush academy and college students spent their summer knocking on those doors, striving …

SCC churches gather children for Vacation Bible Schools

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This summer, Vacation Bible School leaders and volunteers in more than 50 churches in the Southern California Conference engaged the minds and hearts of children for five or six nights …

“Our greatest need: the Holy Spirit now” meetings sharpen listening skills

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Weekend meetings held recently in SCC featured speaker Ron Clouzet, director of the NAD Evangelism Institute (NADEI). Pastor Simeon Rosete greeted opening night attendees with a note of anticipation. “God’s …

Central California

NAD president urges Pacific Union to share iShare

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According to Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division, the Adventist church is losing approximately 40 percent of its young people. At an iShare conference for the first time, …

Central California literature evangelists reach cities and small towns

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Ninety-three students braved the summer heat and spent 10 weeks going door-to-door in cities and towns in Central California Conference selling Adventist books. “These aggressive front-line programs super charge their …

CCC 2012 Youth Rush Report

Areas Worked: San Jose/Peninsula, Salinas, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Tulare, Fresno, Merced, Modesto, and surrounding towns up to 45 minutes away Homes Visited: 373,000 Literature Distributed: 69,200 books & DVDs (79% …

Fresno Spanish church members pool together to renovate outdated facility

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Three years ago Pastor Antonio Huerta walked across the street to one of the neighborhood’s small businesses and asked the owners a question. “What does our church look like?” The …

Northern California

NCC launches a plan to make Adventist school tuition more affordable

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The Northern California Conference has launched a campaign to fund a new education endowment to reduce tuition at its K-12 schools. Called 10+10, the fundraising effort invites every NCC church …

Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy students help orphans in Belize

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Hard work, teamwork, God’s work — all three characterized Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy’s mission trip to Belize earlier this year. Along with four sponsors, 16 academy students spent their spring …

NCC Youth Rush impacts Lodi and Oakland

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This summer, 21 students formed a team of colporteurs eager to share the Word of God through the door-to-door ministry of the Northern California Conference Youth Rush program. Held in …

Arizona

Arizona youth makeover mobile home park

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Eighty young people descended on Dells View Mobile Home Park with rakes, shovels, mowers — and a plan to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the residents who …

Hawaii

Hawaii holds first summer Youth Rush program in seven years

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For the first time in several years, 22 Hawaii Youth Rush literature evangelism students spent 10 weeks strategizing, mapping out the territory, learning via training and drills, knocking on doors, …

Nevada-Utah

New location of Tahoe camp meeting and Reno-area convocation boosts attendance

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This year’s new location for Tahoe camp meeting and the Nevada-Utah Conference Reno-area convocation saw increased attendance as planners navigated through a sea of changes and last minute challenges for …

Teachers’ convention inspires educators

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Nevada-Utah Conference administrators and teachers attended the North American Division Teachers' Convention Aug. 5-8 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.   All of the 6,000+ attendees, including 29 from …

La Sierra University

La Sierra rolls out bullying prevention effort to serve the Adventist education system

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Name calling, hitting, ostracizing, abusive text messages — when aggressively repeated within a power imbalance, such behavior is called bullying and can lead to disastrous consequences including debilitating low self …

Loma Linda

LLU nutrition congress to consider plant-based diets

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Loma Linda University will cut through the opinions and present the latest scientific facts about the health implications of plant-based diets when the School of Public Health hosts the 6th …

Pacific Union College

Literature evangelism helps PUC students finance education, build faith

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Since the earliest days of Healdsburg College, the forerunner of Pacific Union College, students have worked as literature evangelists, or canvassers. This summer, PUC students carried that tradition forward by …

Adventist Health

Lifestyle program makes health a reality for many

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Tom Osborn hadn’t been feeling his best. His health was at risk — with type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure — the number of pills he was …

White Memorial Medical Center prepares for centennial: a time to reflect on God’s leading

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As White Memorial Medical Center, named after Ellen G. White, prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2013, one thing is clear: even the casual observer can trace the finger of …

Adventist Health — working together for a bright future

Recently, I attended a week of meetings with the Adventist Health leadership team. This meeting included vision casting, strategic planning, Christ-centered worship and more. I came away from the meetings …

Adventist Health hospices light up lives

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Lighting a candle in honor of those who have passed is an old tradition that allows people to express what they often cannot communicate with words. Lighting a candle can …

Working together for a bright future

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Health care is undergoing significant transformation. With those changes come opportunities to progress, grow services and enhance the vision for a bright future. Adventist Health’s mission motivates us to seek …

Communities reflect the spirit of Adventist Health

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Adventist Health works to make a positive difference every day in the communities it serves through its 19 hospitals and 150+ clinics. In 2011, the organization gave back more than …

Spiritual partnerships build collaboration in the community

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A holistic approach to ministry has been the hallmark of the Seventh-day Adventist church since its very beginning. Since the fall of man, in order to minister to human need …

Church State Council

Slavery in America?

As I was researching the topic of human trafficking recently, I saw an article about Vivienne Harr, an 8-year-old girl who raised $30,000 to help stop human trafficking and slavery …

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