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Asian/Pacific Pastors Gather in Ontario for Workshops and Fellowship


In February, 148 Asian/Pacific pastors and 59 spouses gathered in Ontario, Calif., for training and inspiration at the North American Division Asian/Pacific Pastors Convention. It was one of the largest …

Southeastern California

The Story of Acts: Part 3


The word “toast” usually brings to mind the metallic click of a crisp slice of bread popping out of the toaster for butter and jam, or biting into a crunchy …

Chef Mark Anthony Encourages San Diegans to Eat Healthfully


Chef Mark Anthony is passionate about sharing his love of good food and how to prepare it healthfully. That passion took him to San Diego in early February. During his …

Adventist Education — Is It Worth It?


In 2012, there were 55 million children attending K-12 schools across the United States, and of those, 53,257 of them attended an Adventist educational institution. In fact, the Seventh-day Adventist …

Mark Anthony's Signature Cheese Sauce


Ingredients 3 cups diced potatoes, peeled 2 cups diced carrots, peeled 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/2 cup water (reserved from the vegetables) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 Tbs. chicken …

Southern California

Linda Vista School Celebrates Year-Long 50th Anniversary


Excitement and energy enliven the campus of Linda Vista Elementary School in Oxnard, and the reason seems evident the moment a visitor arrives. A large banner and new flag announce …

Southern California Pastors Experience First Holy Spirit Conference


In January, 220 delegates representing 55 local Spanish churches attended a conference titled “The Spirit, the Church and the Second Coming,” sponsored by the Hispanic Region of the Southern California …

1House Aims to Create Modern-Day Joshuas


On Feb. 15, the annual senior youth/young adult 1House event attracted more than 800 attendees. SCC's young adults and senior youth came together for worship, networking and seminars. Musical artist …

Pastors and Members Go Online for Ministry


Increasingly, pastors and members are using online resources to help their churches reach out, as well as to enable lay people to be involved with planning church programs. One Korean …

Central California

Women’s Retreat Focuses on Joy


A group of about 500 women from all over the Central California Conference came together for a joy-filled women’s retreat at Tenaya Lodge Feb. 7-9. The theme for the annual …

Student Choirs Honor WW II Vets


This year, the Adventist church celebrates 50 years of religious liberty advocacy in the United States. In step with these celebrations, the Central California Conference Department of Education hosted a …

Camp Meeting 2014 Promises Memorable Lineup


Some traditions are known to stand the test of time, transcending the ebbs and flows of cultural change, societal trends and economic conditions. Such traditions — viewed in their proper …

Northern California

NCC Hispanic Marriage Retreat Strengthens Families


Eighty couples — from newlyweds to long-time married — attended the annual Northern California Conference Hispanic Ministries Retiro Matrimonial (marriage retreat) at Leoni Meadows, Feb. 14-16. The weekend’s speaker was …

Jovan Ilijev Ordained to the Gospel Ministry


On Sabbath, Feb. 1, Jovan Ilijev was ordained to the gospel ministry at the Sacramento Yugoslavian church. Ilijev serves as the pastor of three congregations — Foresthill, Georgetown and Shingle …

Plans Are in the Works to Re-open Golden Gate Academy


The Golden Gate Academy Reorganization Committee is actively working with the Northern California Conference Education Department to reopen Golden Gate Academy as a diverse, high-achieving and fiscally sound Seventh-day Adventist …

Church Members Leave Lasting Legacy in Willits


What difference can a gift make? Ask the members of the Willits church about the legacy of Ralph and Olga Morsillos. They were faithful, long-time members of the Willits church. …


Churches Celebrate 50 Years of Adventist Work in Mesa


On March 1, the Mesa Palms church celebrated the 50th anniversary of Adventist work in Mesa, Arizona. Pastor Terry Darnall and his team put together a celebratory weekend as they …


Oahu Pathfinders and Adventurers Participate in Presidential Fitness Challenge


On Feb. 2, Adventurer and Pathfinder clubs gathered at Kaiser High School to participate in the annual President's Challenge, a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. …

Hand 'n Hand Participants Take a Stand


The sixth annual Hand ‘n Hand leadership training event took place at the Hawaii Conference Training Center the weekend of Feb. 7-9. The theme for this year was “Stand Up! …


Notice of Session

Notice of Nevada-Utah Conference Session Notice is hereby given that the 33rd Constituency Session of the Nevada-Utah Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at 10 a.m. on Sunday, …

Summit Christian Academy Students Conduct Worship Services


Summit Christian Academy staff and students recently conducted complete worship services at each of the school's constituent churches as a token of appreciation for members' support. The students prayed and …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Students Seek Aid for Syrian Refugees


La Sierra University students Caitlin Cuenca and Andrew Pedersen had witnessed extreme poverty and disease during aid missions to other countries. But nothing prepared them for the ravages of war …

Loma Linda

Nephrologist Helps Disadvantaged Patients with Kidney Disease


It’s nearing three years since the young woman sitting in front of him received her new kidneys through a lifesaving transplant. She shares with him some devastating news. Her Medi-Cal …

Pacific Union College

Dr. Ben Carson Speaks at PUC


More than 2,500 students, faculty and community members were inspired to “Think Big” on the morning of Feb. 6 as they listened to world-renowned neurosurgeon and Seventh-day Adventist Ben Carson, …

PUC Launches New Ministry to Connect to the Pacific Union


Pacific Union College’s office of enrollment services has launched a new ministry called Connect to share the spiritual experience at the college with churches, schools, and other groups within the …

Adventist Health

Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Sponsors Interfaith Prayer Breakfast


Faith leaders came together at a prayer breakfast sponsored by Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, Calif. Native American, Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant spiritual leaders came together to …

President's Perspective

God Will Hold Your Hand


When I travel by airplane, which I do often, I prefer sitting in the aisle seat. However, those seats are often taken when I reach my preferred row. On one …

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Bergem, Robert J. – b. May 5, 1928, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; d. Oct. 6, 2013, Redding, Calif. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, John, Dennis, Robert; stepson, Dwayne Curtis; stepdaughter, Donette Jones; …


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Dear God: It’s a side of my experience that I absolutely loathe: the twist of racism that exists ...


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Spring Growth

Spring has definitely sprung, along with plant-life activity around my garden. Many trays with se...


The Ticket

His lights flashed. My heart fell. Another ticket. Another ticket! It’s all I could think. How ca...