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Union News

Union Executive Committee Takes Care of Business

The Pacific Union Executive Committee met Thursday, March 17, and opened with a devotional message from Berit von Pohle, director of education, in which the committee considered some of the …

Ministry Training Event Draws 200+

Adventist WestPoint, an annual Pacific Union-sponsored ministry training event for pastors and leaders, drew 230-some attendees this year. Pastors, chaplains, evangelists, departmental leaders, students and others gathered March 27-30 in …

Southeastern California

Calexico Student Experiences Growth, Observes Results After Just Claim It Event in Ontario

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Fermin Morales was one of more than 800 teenagers who attended the North American Division’s Just Claim It World Youth Prayer Congress on Feb. 17-20. The weekend event, hosted by …

LEGO Robots Take Over School Campus for Robotics League

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Students programmed LEGO robots to move on their own, using light and color sensors on March 14 at the Adventist Robotics League at Loma Linda Academy, hosted by Southeastern California …

Southern California

Weekend Program Celebrates Christian Education in SCC

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A weekend planned to help students of San Gabriel Academy develop a vision of the mission of the world church expanded to include young people in schools throughout the Southern …

SCC Translators Gather for Rally

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Translators representing Southern California Conference churches preaching in more than a dozen languages gathered at the El Monte Vietnamese Mission Center on March 13. The group came together for a …

Temple City Women’s Ministries Invites Widows “for Pampering”

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“We invited the widows of our church, their relatives and friends to come and be pampered,” said Connie Asli, who coordinated an event that cared for widows in special ways …

Central California

ACF Campus Connection and Growth Weekend

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It is believed that today there are over 1.5 million Adventist college and university students who attend public campuses. It is also believed that by 2025 that number will double. …

Homeless Ministry Warms Feet and Touches Lives in Campbell Area

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A chance encounter at the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio became a life-changing experience for Atonte Myers, whose husband serves as pastor of the Campbell church. When she …

Kristi Burkhart Honored as 2016 Woman of the Year

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Fresno Sunnyside church member Kristi Burkhart was honored in March as 2016 Woman of the Year for California’s 23rd District, an honor bestowed upon her by Assemblyman Jim Patterson.  The …

Central Celebrates Stories Emerging from Women’s Retreat

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The 2016 Central California Conference Women’s Retreat was once again held in beautiful Yosemite National Park. Attendees reported that the event was “incredible and spirit-filled.” Over 460 women attending from …

Northern California

Churches Use CREATION Health to Reach Out to Their Communities

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Churches throughout the Northern California Conference are discovering a variety of ways to use the CREATION Health lifestyle seminar, a faith-based wellness program from Florida Hospital. The program is based …

Notice of Constituency

Notice of Constituency Meeting of the Northern California Conference Notice is hereby given that a regular session of the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at …

Lakeport and Santa Rosa Churches Open Their Doors to the Homeless

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It’s 4 p.m. The sun will be setting soon, and the temperature will drop quickly. Imagine looking forward to a night “sleeping” on a park bench or huddled behind a …

Nevada-Utah

Forever Healthy 2016 Energizes Ogden Churches

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A line began to form early on a cold February morning at the Marshall White Recreation Center in Ogden, Utah. Volunteers from all over the west coast hurried to make …

Parents of Two Decide it's Time to Commit to Each Other and God

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“We want to be ready when Jesus comes, but we have some problems,” Bertina Peralta explained to her pastor. “Luis and I have been living together for 10 or 12 …

La Sierra University

University’s First Homeschool Day Draws 200

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“How many of you like bugs?” asked biologist Lloyd Trueblood as he set a plastic container on a table in a classroom at La Sierra University. “How many of you …

Loma Linda

Researchers Investigate How Choices Change DNA

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A new piece of equipment at the Center for Genomics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine is allowing researchers to map the effects of lifestyle choices on health and …

NICU Nurse’s Story Featured as a ‘Random Acts of Helpfulness’

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“He’s a little bigger now,” giggles Jennifer Gingras, a nurse in Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, as she holds a photo of her baby in the NICU. Jennifer’s story is …

Pacific Union College

Marilyn McEntyre Presents Longo Lecture

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Celebrated writer and professor Dr. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre spoke at Pacific Union College Feb. 18 for the 2016 Frank A. and Florine A. Longo Lecture Series. She spoke to a …

Adventist Health

LivingWell in the Blue Zone

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After months of hard work by LivingWell committee members, Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii, has been recognized as the first Blue Zones Project Approved worksite in Hawaii. The project …

President's Perspective

Four Words

Recently, Audrey and I were on a trip when we saw a teenager wearing a T-shirt that had the words “Dedication, Discipline, Determination, Desire” printed on the back. It was …

Church State Council

California Corrections Adopts Religious Accommodation Policy

Thousands of California’s correctional officers now have the benefit of a new religious accommodation policy. We believe the policy may well have been adopted in response to discrimination charges filed …

California Legislature Takes Aim at Cal Grants

Students attending religious colleges and universities may lose their Cal Grants under Assembly Bill 1888, which passed the Assembly Education Committee in February. If passed, all private and religious colleges …

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Abney, Azzie "Kitty" Lee (Burke) - b. June 3, 1922, Millen, Ga.; d. March 5, 2016, Beaumont, Calif. Survivors: sons, Gary, Frank; step-daughter, Barbara; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Served as …