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Union executive committee approves 14 women and two men for ordination


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 youth makeover mobile home park


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 holds first summer Youth Rush program in seven years


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, …


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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