Recorder

Southeastern California

Indio Spanish Church Hosts Youth Hike at Joshua Tree National Park

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Members of the Indio Spanish church hosted a hiking trip to the Joshua Tree National Park on May 3. The event, a first of its kind, included 147 people from …

Mission Road Church Celebrates Grand Opening

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Members of the Mission Road church celebrated the grand opening of their recently purchased building on April 26. Those in attendance included Sandra Roberts, conference president; Jonathan Park, executive secretary; …

Annual Retreat at PSR Celebrates Retirees

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Nearly 200 organizers and attendees gathered at Pine Springs Ranch May 19-21 for a few days of fellowship and bonding at the annual spring retiree retreat. Their previous retreat had …

Evangelistic Series at Valley Fellowship Yields 28 New Believers

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Twenty-eight people were baptized following an evangelistic series at the Valley Fellowship church this past April. Justin Wilson, youth coordinator of Valley Fellowship; Kayla Edwards, Bible worker; and Gloria Bell, …

Southern California

Church Celebrates Grand Opening of Vietnamese Mission Center

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“Today is the most important day for our church in the last two decades,” said Vinh Khac Nguyen, pastor of the El Monte Vietnamese church. “Today, May 31, 2014, my …

San Fernando Valley Academy Goes Mobile

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“San Fernando Valley Academy students and teachers spent the last weeks of the 2013-14 school year using the communication devices that are presently owned by students to start the mobile …

Young Adults and Teens Help Get the Word Out

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“One Sabbath afternoon, I was spending time with my friend Alden Barnett after a Daniel seminar,” said Christopher Bowman. “Alden suggested that we could go and spend some time with …

Summer Health Expos Provide Free Services in Los Angeles

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Several SCC churches are hosting health fairs during the summer months. The following reports are from two recent ones. Delaware Avenue More than 60 people attended the free Delaware Avenue …

Central California

Building Bridges, Touching Lives, Connecting Communities

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The Bridges: Bay Area for Jesus initiative, a joint effort between Central and Northern California conferences, continues to thrive — touching lives and connecting communities. The Bridges to Health event …

Camp Wawona Celebrates 85 Years of Service

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Since 1929, Central California Conference’s Camp Wawona has been on the front lines of evangelism through its personal, church and family retreats, summer camp and outdoor school ministries. Camp Wawona’s …

Northern California

Three New Ethnic Ministries Coordinators Join NCC Team

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Three new ethnic ministries coordinators recently joined the Northern California Conference leadership team. On March 5, the NCC executive committee voted to approve Leon Brown Sr. as the new African-American …

Young Women's Ministries Guide Girls to God

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Several Northern California Conference churches are reaching out to the girls in their congregations through young women’s ministries. Each program is unique, utilizing a variety of methods to lead girls …

Arizona

Arizona Hispanic Women’s Ministry Celebrates 25 Years

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Concluding her 25th consecutive year as the Hispanic Women’s Ministry coordinator, Maria Denneny said, “It has been a real privilege to be a part of this ministry. What a joy …

Pacific Union Sponsors Dynamic Prison Ministry Weekend

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The Arizona Conference hosted a three-day prison ministry seminar in Scottsdale May 23-25 sponsored by the Pacific Union. Daniel McManus, lay chaplain, Virginia Correctional Center for Women, and Alliance of …

Hawaii

Hawaii Churches Recognize Service Members

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On May 17-19, after months of planning and coordinating, Honolulu Japanese church and neighboring SDA churches came together to acknowledge and honor the men and women, particularly those of the …

Maui Women’s Ministries Unite for Annual Retreat

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The fifth annual Maui Christian Women’s Retreat, sponsored by LEHUA, the Lahaina church’s women’s ministry, featured speaker Michele Seibel, prayer ministry director for the Hawaii Conference. Evy Wyrostek and Naomi …

Nevada-Utah

Boulder City Youth Engage in Mission Service

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The Boulder City church has focused on developing its youth to become leaders in church as well as society. There has never been an organized or formal program, just an …

La Sierra University

Twenty La Sierra Students Dedicate Their Lives to Christ

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When students approach La Sierra University’s Spiritual Life office for baptismal classes, they usually arrive with many questions, particularly about how to live after baptism, said Pastor Sam Leonor, LSU …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Health Hosts EXSEED Conference for Math and Science Teachers

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Research has shown that if children haven’t developed a foundation in math and science as early as the fifth grade, their ability to be successful in these areas in high …

Pacific Union College

PUC Awards Five 2014 Maxwell Scholars

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Among the incoming freshman coming to Pacific Union College in September are five exceptional students who have been chosen as this year’s recipients of the Maxwell Scholarship. Named for PUC’s …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Hospitals Recognized for Excellence

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“Excellence” is one of Adventist Health’s most important values, and an integral part of its mission to share God’s love through physical, mental and spiritual healing. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever …

President's Perspective

How Close?

Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the man who was auditioning for a new chauffeur. After checking drivers’ license, DMV records, and referrals, he devised a simple test to discern …

Church State Council

The End of Republican America?

Ellen White comments about Revelation 13, that the United States “will repudiate every principle of her constitution as a Protestant and republican nation.” These two concepts are closely linked. In …

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Baybrook, Garwood Gilette – b. Feb. 4, 1917, Clymer, N.Y.; d. May 12, 2014, Payson, Ariz. Survivors: son, Wayne; daughter, Sherry McDonald; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Founder of the Payson …