Southeastern California

Pastors Ariza and Osborn Ordained


This spring, two pastors were ordained in the Southeastern California Conference: Pablo Ariza, associate pastor of the Calimesa church, and Trevan Osborn, associate pastor of the Azure Hills church in …

Southern California

Cambodians Open Center in North Long Beach


Cambodian members and guests gathered May 9 for the ribbon cutting celebration for a new ministry center for Cambodian people in the North Long Beach area. The “Sua Sdei,” (Welcome) …

Maranata Church Dedicates New Building and Votes New Name


After buying and transforming a warehouse into a church over a period of six years, members of the Maranata Norwalk church, recently renamed Adonai Seventh-day Adventist Church, celebrated the dedication …

SCC Elects Velino Salazar President at 64th Constituency Session


At the 64th Constituency Session of the Southern California Conference, five nominees of the administrative team were elected or re-elected to serve for the next quadrennium. Velino A. Salazar was …

Central California

Girls' Retreat Draws 215 to Soquel


More than 215 teen girls from across the Central California Conference gathered April 17-19 at Soquel Conference Center in Soquel, Calif., for a weekend of prayer, learning and fun at …

God’s Girls Getaway


God’s Girls Getaway, Central’s annual retreat for girls ages 8-12, continues to offer girls and their moms, grandmothers or significant mentors a chance to connect in a retreat-like environment. Those …

Crossfit Inspires Teen Guys


From April 17-19 at Monterey Bay Academy, 55 guys ages 13-17 gathered from across the state for the Central California Conference Guys Retreat 2015 featuring guest speaker Larry Graack, enrollment …

FeJA Teens are Forever Faithful


Every year for the past 22 years, the leaders of FeJA (Federacion de Jovenes Adventistas, or Federation of Adventist Youth) plan, promote, pray and organize a special retreat for teenagers …

Northern California

PUC Children’s Church Engages Kids’ Sense of Wonder


Wonder. Delight. Excitement. Children often experience these emotions — but not often during church. However, when kids attend children’s church at the Pacific Union College church, they discover a worship …

Manteca Church Launches “Little Free Library” Early Literacy Project


Little Free Libraries are showing up all over — including the Manteca church lawn. The house-like structure, mounted on a pole, displays a variety of books through a window on …


Record Numbers Attend Hispanic Women's Retreat


Camp Yavapines, near Prescott, Ariz., hosted 362 women April 24-26 for the 26th annual Hispanic women’s retreat for the Arizona Conference. The event was organized by SEMAA (Sociedad de Esposas …


Maranatha Facelifts Facility in Midst of Storm


Throughout their history, various mission teams have supported Kohala church and Kohala Adventist School. These efforts have not only bettered their facilities but also edified their faith. On Nov. 24, …


Hall Speaks for Week of Prayer at Monument Valley


Pastor David Solomon Hall Sr., youth director for the Nevada-Utah Conference, visited Monument Valley during the week of April 28 to present morning worships at the Monument Valley SDA Mission …

Lake Tahoe Camp Meeting Set for August


Lake Tahoe camp meeting is scheduled for Aug. 3-8 at the Tahoe Valley RV Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Lake Tahoe camp meeting is a lay-run, Nevada-Utah Conference supported …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Homecoming Honors Ten Alumni


International investment banking specialist Fred Masato Uruma addressed the La Sierra University alumni banquet audience in April with humor and the surety of a seasoned speaker, graciously accepting the Honored …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University School of Public Health Appoints New Dean


Helen Hopp Marshak, Ph.D., is the new dean for the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. For more than two decades, Hopp Marshak has served in the school as …

Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College Announces 2015 Maxwell Scholars


Pacific Union College has selected the recipients of the 2015 prestigious Maxwell Scholarship. The scholarship rewards incoming freshmen for high academic achievement, a commitment to Christian service, and outstanding leadership …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health News Notes


Lodi Health to Join Adventist Health Family In May, the California Attorney General approved Lodi Health’s affiliation with Adventist Health, paving the way for completion of the transaction. Lodi will …

President's Perspective

The 2015 Vote on Ordination

In August 2012, delegates to a special constituency session of the Pacific Union voted that requests for ordination would be approved or disapproved by the Executive Committee without considering whether …

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Bryner, Urs Markus – b. May 7, 1946, Winterthur, Switzerland; d. Dec. 12, 2014, Yreka, Calif. Survivors: wife, Darlene; son, Marcus; daughters, Stephanie Bryner Davis, Carrie Bryner Valdes; six grandchildren. …