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Union Mourns Gerry Chudleigh

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Gerry Chudleigh, communication director for the Pacific Union, passed away July 4 after a year-long battle with non-smokers lung cancer. George Norman Chudleigh Jr. was born on July 26, 1943, …

Pacific Union Embraces Mission, Moves Forward with Ministry

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By now, most Seventh-day Adventists have read countless stories and watched reports detailing and analyzing every moment of the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 2-11. The …

Southeastern California

Retirees Learn, Socialize and Worship at PSR Retreat

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A balanced program of learning experiences, praise and worship, and plenty of time for social interaction brought 160 retired church members and friends to Pine Springs Ranch for a three-day …

Hispanic Churches in Orange County Come Together for Camp Meeting

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A group of six orange county Hispanic churches recently came together for a camp meeting event at Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove. The guest speaker was Jose Rojas, president of …

Garden Grove Church Organizes Mission Trip to Malaysia

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In May, a group of 52 people went on a mission trip, organized by the Garden Grove church, to Sabah Mission on the island of Borneo, which is part of …

Southern California

Canoga Park Spanish Church Inaugurates New Building

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On May 30, the Canoga Park Spanish church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the inauguration of their building. To start the celebration, deaconesses led visitors on a tour of the …

Russian-American Church Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

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The Russian-American church celebrated its 50th anniversary on the weekend of May 30. On Sabbath, the church was filled to capacity with members, many of them young adults who now …

Adventist Professor at Fuller Seminary Presents Sabbath as a Day to Remember

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At Fuller Theological Seminary April 29 to May 2, Walter Brueggemann, Th.D., Ph.D., a world-renowned Old Testament scholar, spoke about the “Covenant, Justice and Law.” Johnny Ramirez-Johnson, Ed.D., professor of …

Greg Hoenes Elected West Region Director

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On June 23, the SCC Executive Committee appointed Pastor Greg Hoenes to the office of West Region director at its first meeting of the new term following the 2015 constituency …

Central California

Faces of Soquel: Maxine Smith

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Maxine Smith has been coming to camp meeting since it was first held in Soquel in 1948. As a girl, her family came only on Sabbaths and didn’t start camping …

Faces of Soquel: Sajeda Charter

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Camp meeting is a place where many people make decisions for Christ. Every year, dozens of people choose to be baptized in front of friends, loved ones and the entire …

Faces of Soquel: William Leyva

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William Leyva is looking for Jesus, and came to Soquel in search of a spiritual reset. “I need a change in my life, and I can’t take the steps to …

Couple Celebrates Silver Renewal at Soquel

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A few Soquel campers spotted an unusual site as a “bride and groom” made their way to the earliteen tent. “Soquel has always been the high of our year and …

Central Celebrates 135 Years of Camp Meeting

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For the 135th year, the Central California Conference has organized a 10-day camp meeting experience that draws campers and attendees from all over North America. Since the late 1940s, the …

Northern California

PUC Preparatory School Students Grow Food — and Life Skills

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“Hey, Mr. Helmer! They’re selling our radishes!” Pacific Union College Preparatory School freshman Alex Carelock was excited to see some of the fruit of his own labor for sale at …

Willits Church Offers Smoke-free Help and Support

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When LoisAnn Smart came to a stop-smoking class at the Willits church, Pastor Stan Caylor took one look at her and thought she’d never be able to quit. “It seemed …

Golden Gate Academy Alumni Remember and Look Ahead

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In May, more than 200 alumni and friends of Golden Gate Academy gathered on the campus to reminisce and celebrate the transformative impact the school has had on their lives. …

Arizona

Arizona Sonshine Provides Free Medical Care for 800

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Eight hundred guests stood in line June 17-18 to receive free medical services at the two-day Arizona Sonshine event at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The event coincided with the …

Hawaii

Hawaii Conference Mourns the Loss of Feryl Harris

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Feryl Harris served the Hawaii Conference as the children’s ministry director and trust services officer for 11 years. On Monday, June 15, Harris was killed in a car crash in …

Nevada-Utah

Series Brings Revival, Renewal and Baptism in Las Vegas

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The week of June 14-20 was a very important time for the members and visitors attending the "All in the Family" revival that was held at the New Life Seventh-day …

Provo Church Serves the Community

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Provo, Utah's, Adventist Community Center (PACC), constructed six years ago, has become the home for the Utah Valley Symphony, a kids’ gymnastics program, Bike and Build for Habitat for Humanity, …

Nevada-Utah Members Attend GC Session

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Many Nevada-Utah officers, pastors and local church members attended the General Conference Session in San Antonio July 2-11. The city warmly welcomed the tens of thousands that flocked there from …

La Sierra University

Seventeen Baptized During End-of-Year Service

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On a balmy Friday evening in late spring, 17 individuals gave their public testimony of lifelong commitment to Christ during La Sierra University’s annual end-of-school-year baptism. The event was held …

Loma Linda

Tens of Thousands Visit Loma Linda University Health Exhibit

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As Loma Linda University Health’s message of wholeness continues to spread globally, people from 168 countries met and interacted with the organization’s theologians, physicians, researchers and other leaders, who are …

Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College Launches New Online Nursing Degree

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This summer, Pacific Union College is enrolling adult students for a new online degree program, an RN to BSN in Nursing. This WASC-approved degree program is designed for registered nurses …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Participates in 60th General Conference Session

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At the recent General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, Adventist Health hosted a large booth in the exhibit hall along with its sister systems: Adventist HealthCare (based in Maryland), …

Church State Council

Sabbath Accommodation Gets Boost from Supreme Court

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Have you ever found a job that seems perfect for you? You really need it. You can taste it. Then you get to the part on the application where it …

California Clarifies Retaliation Law

When Scott Rope requested a 30-day leave to donate a kidney to his sister, his employer fired him instead. An appellate court ruled that Rope’s request for an accommodation was …

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Affeldt, Joann (Allen) – May 2, 1930, Durango, Colo.; d. Aug. 2, 2014, Truckee, Calif. Survivors: husband, Bud; son, Rob; daughter, Janna; one grandchild; sister, Dorothy Loesche. Ajimine, George – …