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Asian/Pacific Pastors Gather in Ontario for Workshops and Fellowship

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. …

Arizona

Churches Celebrate 50 Years of Adventist Work in Mesa

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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 …

Hawaii

Oahu Pathfinders and Adventurers Participate in Presidential Fitness Challenge

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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

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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! …

Nevada-Utah

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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