Union News

Sandra Roberts Elected President of Southeastern California Conference


On Sunday, Oct. 27, delegates voted (72-28 percent) to elect Sandra Roberts as president of the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Roberts had served since 2004 as executive secretary …

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all of its church schools, admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students …

Southeastern California

San Antonio Christian School Holds Benefit Concert


On Oct. 5, more than 400 community members from Ontario came together to attend the San Antonio Christian School Benefit Concert. The idea for the concert came to Bonnie Cole, …

New Church Forms in Apple Valley


On Sept. 28, the Apple Valley All Nations company received church status, a milestone 19 years in the making. While the current membership is 107 people, the company began as …

Southern California

Small Group Festival Celebrates Ministry of Belonging


At the third annual Small Group Festival held Sept. 21 at the Pasadena church, small-group leaders and participants from area churches, including Glendale Filipino and Central Filipino, came together to …

Iki Taimi Ordained to the Ministry


Iki Tolu Taimi, senior pastor of the Gardena Genesis Community Adventist Church, was ordained to the gospel ministry Sept. 7 in the Long Beach church. University colleagues Jodi Cahill, Community …

Central Spanish Church Hosts Series with 3ABN Latino Network


As part of an ongoing program to serve the community, the Central Spanish church conducted a series in October titled “Chosen and Transformed” (Escogidos y Transformados), featuring 3ABN Latino speaker …

Two Hundred Young Adults Respond to Can U Hear Me Now? Youth Conference


End Times Like These Ministries held its first Can U Hear Me Now? Youth Conference at Camp Cedar Falls Oct. 11-13. The weekend was a time of fellowship, prayer and …

Central California

Youth Rush Literature Evangelists Lay Foundation for Bridges


The 12th largest city in the U.S., San Francisco, has a rich history. Its population exploded during the Gold Rush in 1849, it was devastated by the 1906 earthquake, and …

30th Annual Convocation Renews Commitment As One Family


The 30th annual African-American Convocation, hosted at the Fresno Westside church in Fresno, Calif., Sept. 20-22, was an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Dream” …

Northern California

Granite Bay Church Celebrates Official Organization


The Northern California Conference has organized the 140th conference church in its territory. The Granite Bay company officially became a church on Oct. 5, with about 300 charter members. The …

NCC Ordains Three Pastors


The Northern California Conference ordained three people to the gospel ministry in the late summer. Each one has a unique story to tell of God’s guidance and calling. Christopher Hagen …

Vallejo Berea Church Focuses on Innovative Friendship Evangelism


When a church’s neighborhood hits hard times, sometimes the congregation’s first impulse is to move somewhere else. However, the members of the Vallejo Berea church have a different philosophy. “We …


Sisters Minister in Havana, Cuba


“Hi, Nancy! Hi, Ginger!” called out the eager students at the Cuba Adventist Seminary in Havana when sisters Nancy Van Pelt and Ginger Snarr arrived on campus. They were greeted …


Young Adults Empowered for Mission and Evangelism


In September, pastors Ron Pickell and Ben Lundquist trained and inspired 30 young adults for community and campus outreach and evangelism. Pickell, North American Division coordinator of Adventist Christian Fellowship, …

HMA K8 Celebrates Pastor Appreciation Week by Returning a "Tithe" to Churches


Adventist schools operate on a very limited budget and often request additional funding from churches and conferences for school operations, tuition assistance and special capital projects. Churches subsidize the schools, …


Conference Hosts First Conference-wide Rally for Junior Youth, Youth and Young Adults


In late October, the Nevada-Utah Conference held its first conference-wide event for young people, which included concurrent junior youth, youth and young adult rallies held at the Mountain View church …

La Sierra University

Presidential Scholars Combine Academic Excellence and Community Involvement


Two La Sierra University first year students have been named 2013 Presidential Scholarship recipients. Nicqelle Godfrey, from Loomis, Calif., and Josephine Simorangkir, from Loma Linda, Calif., received the awards based …

La Sierra University Reaches Another Record Enrollment


La Sierra University has reached the highest enrollment in its history, with 2,478 students enrolled for the Fall 2013 term as of Oct. 4. This is the fourth year in …

Pacific Union College

PUC Sees Highest Enrollment in 24 Years


Pacific Union College began the 2013-2014 school year with the highest enrollment in 24 years. On Oct. 14, the college’s census date, total enrollment stood at 1,678, an increase of …

Jose Rojas Inspires Students During Fall Revival


During the week of Oct. 6, PUC welcomed Pastor Jose Rojas to campus as the speaker for Fall Revival, an annual week of spiritual emphasis. Rojas, a PUC alum and …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Strives for a Culture of Safety


Some call it a job, others refer to it as their calling, and some view it as a Sacred Work. Every day, physicians, nurses and clinical staff go to work …

President's Perspective

Of Gifts and Givers


As a child growing up in Michigan, I looked forward to December for several reasons. Topping the list were winter recess from school, snowball fights and Christmas with its gifts, …

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Alimon, Gerald H. – b. Sept. 6, 1967, Iloilo, Philippines; d. July 13, 2013, Harbor City, Calif. Survivors: spouse, Leah; son, Kyle; daughter, Keira. Bermudez, Maria – b. June 23, …