Southeastern California

Indio Spanish Church Hosts Youth Hike at Joshua Tree National Park


Members of the Indio Spanish church hosted a hiking trip to the Joshua Tree National Park on May 3. The event, a first of its kind, included 147 people from …

Mission Road Church Celebrates Grand Opening


Members of the Mission Road church celebrated the grand opening of their recently purchased building on April 26. Those in attendance included Sandra Roberts, conference president; Jonathan Park, executive secretary; …

Annual Retreat at PSR Celebrates Retirees


Nearly 200 organizers and attendees gathered at Pine Springs Ranch May 19-21 for a few days of fellowship and bonding at the annual spring retiree retreat. Their previous retreat had …

Evangelistic Series at Valley Fellowship Yields 28 New Believers


Twenty-eight people were baptized following an evangelistic series at the Valley Fellowship church this past April. Justin Wilson, youth coordinator of Valley Fellowship; Kayla Edwards, Bible worker; and Gloria Bell, …

Southern California

Church Celebrates Grand Opening of Vietnamese Mission Center


“Today is the most important day for our church in the last two decades,” said Vinh Khac Nguyen, pastor of the El Monte Vietnamese church. “Today, May 31, 2014, my …

San Fernando Valley Academy Goes Mobile


“San Fernando Valley Academy students and teachers spent the last weeks of the 2013-14 school year using the communication devices that are presently owned by students to start the mobile …

Young Adults and Teens Help Get the Word Out


“One Sabbath afternoon, I was spending time with my friend Alden Barnett after a Daniel seminar,” said Christopher Bowman. “Alden suggested that we could go and spend some time with …

Summer Health Expos Provide Free Services in Los Angeles


Several SCC churches are hosting health fairs during the summer months. The following reports are from two recent ones. Delaware Avenue More than 60 people attended the free Delaware Avenue …

Central California

Building Bridges, Touching Lives, Connecting Communities


The Bridges: Bay Area for Jesus initiative, a joint effort between Central and Northern California conferences, continues to thrive — touching lives and connecting communities. The Bridges to Health event …

Camp Wawona Celebrates 85 Years of Service


Since 1929, Central California Conference’s Camp Wawona has been on the front lines of evangelism through its personal, church and family retreats, summer camp and outdoor school ministries. Camp Wawona’s …

Northern California

Three New Ethnic Ministries Coordinators Join NCC Team


Three new ethnic ministries coordinators recently joined the Northern California Conference leadership team. On March 5, the NCC executive committee voted to approve Leon Brown Sr. as the new African-American …

Young Women's Ministries Guide Girls to God


Several Northern California Conference churches are reaching out to the girls in their congregations through young women’s ministries. Each program is unique, utilizing a variety of methods to lead girls …


Arizona Hispanic Women’s Ministry Celebrates 25 Years


Concluding her 25th consecutive year as the Hispanic Women’s Ministry coordinator, Maria Denneny said, “It has been a real privilege to be a part of this ministry. What a joy …

Pacific Union Sponsors Dynamic Prison Ministry Weekend


The Arizona Conference hosted a three-day prison ministry seminar in Scottsdale May 23-25 sponsored by the Pacific Union. Daniel McManus, lay chaplain, Virginia Correctional Center for Women, and Alliance of …


Hawaii Churches Recognize Service Members


On May 17-19, after months of planning and coordinating, Honolulu Japanese church and neighboring SDA churches came together to acknowledge and honor the men and women, particularly those of the …

Maui Women’s Ministries Unite for Annual Retreat


The fifth annual Maui Christian Women’s Retreat, sponsored by LEHUA, the Lahaina church’s women’s ministry, featured speaker Michele Seibel, prayer ministry director for the Hawaii Conference. Evy Wyrostek and Naomi …


Boulder City Youth Engage in Mission Service


The Boulder City church has focused on developing its youth to become leaders in church as well as society. There has never been an organized or formal program, just an …

La Sierra University

Twenty La Sierra Students Dedicate Their Lives to Christ


When students approach La Sierra University’s Spiritual Life office for baptismal classes, they usually arrive with many questions, particularly about how to live after baptism, said Pastor Sam Leonor, LSU …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Health Hosts EXSEED Conference for Math and Science Teachers


Research has shown that if children haven’t developed a foundation in math and science as early as the fifth grade, their ability to be successful in these areas in high …

Pacific Union College

PUC Awards Five 2014 Maxwell Scholars


Among the incoming freshman coming to Pacific Union College in September are five exceptional students who have been chosen as this year’s recipients of the Maxwell Scholarship. Named for PUC’s …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Hospitals Recognized for Excellence


“Excellence” is one of Adventist Health’s most important values, and an integral part of its mission to share God’s love through physical, mental and spiritual healing. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever …

President's Perspective

How Close?

Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the man who was auditioning for a new chauffeur. After checking drivers’ license, DMV records, and referrals, he devised a simple test to discern …

Church State Council

The End of Republican America?

Ellen White comments about Revelation 13, that the United States “will repudiate every principle of her constitution as a Protestant and republican nation.” These two concepts are closely linked. In …

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Baybrook, Garwood Gilette – b. Feb. 4, 1917, Clymer, N.Y.; d. May 12, 2014, Payson, Ariz. Survivors: son, Wayne; daughter, Sherry McDonald; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Founder of the Payson …