Union News

Sandra Roberts Elected President of Southeastern California Conference

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, …