Recorder

Southeastern California

Kansas Avenue Members Welcome New Senior Pastor

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Members of the Kansas Avenue church in Riverside welcomed Dedrick Blue as their new senior pastor on Sept. 27. The members, who all wore blue clothing that Sabbath as a …

Colton Health Expo Is Result of Collaborative Caring

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Early on Sunday, Oct. 12, Colton church members and many volunteers were busy with setting up a health expo. Volunteers from Loma Linda University were preparing their dental van to …

Free Clinic Brings Love and Healing to National City Area Residents

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Approximately 220 medical and nonmedical volunteers recently transformed the San Diego Academy gym into a temporary clinic, treating 274 individuals needing medical and dental procedures. Paradise Valley church, in collaboration …

Southern California

Viva Mejor Television on Air and Building Churches

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Adventist businessman Enriquelme Casali is an active lay leader in the Newbury Park Spanish company and is also the highly active producer of the “Viva Mejor” (“Live Better”) television program. …

Education Day Celebrated at Two SCC Churches

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As part of a weekend celebration of SCC Education Day, “The Blueprint,” a documentary about Adventist education, was screened at the White Memorial and Lancaster churches Oct. 11 and 12. …

West Region Lay People Take the Lead in Two Events

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More than 25 West Region lay people presented or preached during October events in Region churches. Five region churches hosted “Member Training for Local Church-based Ministries;” and a lay-led evangelistic …

Shift Workshop Shifts Hearts and Minds

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“This workshop is not just about information; it is experiential,” said Heidi Carpenter, SCC literature evangelism director, as she opened a Shift workshop on Oct. 25 at the Norwalk church. …

Central California

Smiles 4 Mountain View

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On Sept. 28, the Mountain View church’s social hall was transformed into a free dental clinic for the residents of Mountain View and its neighboring cities. The plan was to …

Monterey Peninsula Church Hosts Dental and Health Fair

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About 50 individuals participated in a combined dental and health fair at the Monterey Peninsula church in Pacific Grove on Aug. 31. Eight dentists, three physicians, one nurse, one podiatrist …

Fresno Central Celebrates 125th Anniversary

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On Sabbath, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m., the Fresno Central church celebrated the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the local church on the corner of Mariposa and O Streets …

Central California Conference Hosts Annual Men’s Retreat

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On Oct. 17-19, the Central California Conference hosted its annual men’s retreat on the grounds of the Soquel Conference Center. This year’s theme, “I am a son of God,” accented …

Your Best Pathway to Health

Approximately 1,500 volunteers needed April 8-10, 2015, to serve 6,000 residents in San Antonio, Texas — host city for the 2015 General Conference session. The organizers and partners who brought …

Northern California

Convocation Challenges Attendees To Live in Expectation of His Coming

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The 36th annual Northern California Conference African-American Convocation, held Oct. 10 and 11, was themed “Living in Expectation of His Coming.” Attendees met at the Stockton Mayfair church on Friday …

New Adventist TV Channel Launches in Northern California and Oregon

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A year in development, Better Health TV began broadcasting to over-the-air viewers in Southern Oregon and extreme Northern California at noon on Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, announced Better Life Television …

NCC Adventists Help Communities Affected by Fires

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In September, two terrible fires ravaged parts of Northern California — the King Fire in El Dorado County and the Boles Fire in Siskiyou County. In each of these areas, …

Arizona

Stephen Gibson Ordained and Married

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Pastor Stephen Gibson had an intense but fulfilling weekend Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. Sabbath morning he was ordained into the gospel ministry; Sunday he was married to his sweetheart, …

Arizona Welcomes Three New Directors

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Three new departmental directors have been selected to fill key positions left vacant as staff members accept positions of leadership in other conferences. “Our team has been working together for …

Hawaii

Kona Youth Take Lead in Evangelism

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Kona church recently held an evangelistic series conducted by their youth. While the youth have enjoyed studying and playing music together, the leadership of the church recognized their potential for …

Women Gather for Annual Maui Retreat

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The sixth annual Maui Christian women’s retreat, hosted by the Lahaina church, was held Oct. 3-4 and featured speaker Jennifer Christian Newton. The Lahaina women’s ministry team spearheaded, organized, cooked, …

Nevada-Utah

Youth Rallies Storm the Nevada-Utah Conference

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October was a very busy month for the Nevada-Utah youth department as it helped coordinate three area youth rallies. The Utah area youth rally kicked it off Oct. 10-11 in …

La Sierra University

Record Number of Students Enrolled at La Sierra Univeristy

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For the fifth straight year, La Sierra University has reached the highest enrollment in its history. The 2014 fall quarter’s enrollment is 2,510, an increase of 70 over fall 2013, …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Health Celebrates Dr. Ellsworth Wareham's 100th Birthday

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Ellsworth Wareham, M.D., whose life is a shining example of wholeness, was honored recently at Loma Linda University Health. Wareham, a cardiothoracic surgeon and co-founder of the Overseas Heart Surgery …

Pacific Union College

PUC Sees Largest On-Campus Enrollment in 19 Years

Pacific Union College’s full residence halls and busy academic buildings are the result of a remarkable increase in retention. Following the Oct. 12 census date, when the college analyses fall …

Adventist Mission Scholarship Sparks Department Growth

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Over the last five years, two departments in particular at Pacific Union College saw incredible growth in their student headcount. Since the fall quarter of 2009, the number of students …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Honors 17 Physicians for Commendable Work

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Each October at the annual Physician Leadership Symposium, Adventist Health presents Physician of the Year Mission Awards. The two-day symposium brings together more than 200 attendees including physician leaders as …

Correction

In the October edition, the Recorder inadvertently misattributed a quote in "Palliative Care Demonstrates Christ’s Healing Ministry." Zahra Esmail, M.D., who established the palliative care program at White Memorial Medical …

President's Perspective

We Need a Savior!

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It is difficult to believe that 2014 is almost over. Here we are in December, the last month of the year. This is the month that the Christian world remembers …

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Atkins, Evelyn– b. Nov. 20, 1918, Clovis, N.M.; d. Sept. 16, 2014, Paradise, Calif. Survivors: husband, Ralph; daughter, Linda Scott; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Bowen, Eva Rebecca – b. May …