Union News

5,700 Pacific Union Pathfinders Attend International Camporee in Oshkosh


The Pacific Union, with more than 5,700 Pathfinders in attendance, was the fourth largest group attending the 2014 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 11-16. At least 87 Pathfinders …

Southeastern California

SECC Celebrates Three Ordinations in June


Southeastern California Conference recently ordained three pastors. On June 7, Kyle Allen was ordained at the Mentone church. The following week, Edna "Josie" Asencio was ordained at the Corona church. …

Campus Hill Church Conducts Depression Recovery Program


Campus Hill church members recently concluded a 10-week Nedley Health Solutions Community Depression Recovery program held at the church. The program’s aim is to help people uncover the root causes …

Two Southern California Conferences Sponsor Leadership Training Event


The recent Empower Ministry leadership event, held in Palm Springs, focused on seminars to empower, equip and enable youth and young adults for leadership and service in the Seventh-day Adventist …

Hope Community Group Becomes a Company and Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary


Members of the Hope Community group in Thousand Palms recently celebrated a decade of service and the good news that they are now a “company,” a milestone on their way …

Southern California

106 Master Guides Inducted at Oshkosh


Kimberly Esteban, a senior high school student from the Newhall Spanish Pathfinder Club, had her heart set on being invested as a Master Guide at the International Pathfinder Camporee in …

Community Service Impacts Pathfinders’ Education


Four young women have received full scholarships to universities and colleges in different parts of the U.S., largely as a result of involvement with Pathfinder community service projects. Amy Ochola, …

SCC Youth Rush Experiences Growth


Joseph Samaniego spent his summer selling books with the Youth Rush literature evangelism program. At one house, he stood in awe, watching a woman he had just met share his …

Anne Blech Receives Excellence in Teaching Award


A Southern California Conference teacher created a “Museum of Living History,” a walkthrough museum in which every student in the school researches and dresses as their assigned historical character and …

Central California

Soquel Camp Meeting Draws Thousands and Offers Something for Everyone


As July approaches, anticipation begins to build for those planning to attend Central California Conference’s camp meeting. Known as the Soquel camp meeting, the 10-day annual event is renowned for …

Soquel Evangelism Offering Continues to Drive Ministry Impact

Central California Conference’s annual evangelism offering is the catalyst for many of the creative evangelistic programs and projects that make CCC unique. The offering, which is received mostly during Central’s …

Northern California

Napa School Reopens After Major Earthquake; Still Facing Repairs


On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Napa Christian Campus of Education opened its doors for the first time since the earthquake that rattled the Napa Valley on Aug. 24. Principal Justine Leonie …

NCC Pathfinders Attend International Camporee


About 1,000 Pathfinders from 37 Northern California Conference clubs attended the “Forever Faithful” International Camporee Aug. 11-16 — part of the 46,000 people who attended. “The programs and activities greatly …


Refuge and Revelation


Bu Meh’s life began in a refugee camp in Thailand. She immigrated with her family to the United States seeking a new life. But the urban jungle is a stark …


Oahu Elders Begin Certification Training


On July 27, local church elders from Adventist churches across Oahu gathered at the Aiea church for a full day of ministry training. Dr. VicLouis Arreola III, Asian/Pacific ministries director …

One Evangelistic Series Gains Members for Six Churches


This summer, the Hawaii Conference and the Kaneohe church sponsored an evangelistic series on the windward side of Oahu. Entitled “Revelation of Hope,” the series ran for the entire month …


Living Water Fellowship Celebrates 10 Years


Living Water, the Adventist church in Henderson, Nev., celebrated its 10th anniversary Aug. 9 by remembering how God has blessed them from the beginning. In January 2004, Pastor Tammy Losey …

Youth Rush Program Doubles in 2014


It was a historic summer for the Nevada-Utah Conference student literature ministries program (Youth Rush). In all previous summers, the Youth Rush has only had one summer program (around 20 …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Academy Student Named 2014 Presidential Scholar


Rachel Pfenninger, a first year student from La Sierra, Calif., has been named as the university’s 2014 Presidential Scholarship recipient. Selected for the award from more than 35 applicants, Pfenninger …

Loma Linda

Heinrich Appointed Medical Center CEO


Kerry Heinrich, interim chief executive officer of Loma Linda University Medical Center and interim administrator of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, has been named CEO of both facilities, as well …

Loma Linda University Alumni Serve in Ebola-Stricken Region


The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in collaboration with Adventist Health International is keeping Liberia’s Cooper Adventist Hospital open in spite of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak. Gillian Seton, …

Pacific Union College

Puffins and Polar Biology


Grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose and orcas are unusual college classmates. Pacific Union College students enrolled in this summer’s polar biology class encountered these animals and more as the thriving …

Adventist Health

Palliative Care Demonstrates Christ’s Healing Ministry


Palliative care is, at its core, the fulfillment of Adventist Health’s mission to share God’s love through physical, mental and spiritual healing. Often confused with hospice, palliative care brings physical, …

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