Southeastern California

SECC Pathfinders Celebrate Their Camporees’ Diamond Jubilee

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Pathfinders and staff from clubs throughout the Southeastern California Conference celebrated the 60th anniversary of SECC Pathfinder camporees Nov. 12-15 at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park in Riverside. The gathering is …

Southern California

Glendale Academy Students Host “Science Chef: Fine Dining Edition"

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The cafeteria at Glendale Academy, sometimes referred to as the “Cougar’s Den,” is not always just a cafeteria. On Nov. 12, it was transformed into a student-run restaurant. The restaurant …

Malibu Congregation Salutes Public Servants

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The Malibu church held a Salute to Public Servants Day on Dec. 5, 2015. Led by church leaders Jobe and Judith Miranda, the service featured a number of guests from …


A Jan. 2016 article about the homeless ministry of the Hollywood church inaccurately stated that the Yucaipa church donated a washer-dryer to the church. Another church, which prefers to remain …

Central California

Holiday Gala Raises $400,000 for Tuition Assistance

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Excited about Adventist education and the work being done at Fresno Adventist Academy, an anonymous donor approached Principal Eric Johnson and offered to match up to $200,000 if that amount …

Colombian Dignitaries Visit Monterey Bay Academy

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In recent months, Monterey Bay Academy was given the opportunity to share its mission with traveling dignitaries from the country of Colombia. The visit was organized as a result of …

Northern California

Galt Students Learn Friendship Evangelism

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Students from Galt Adventist Christian School are discovering that practical actions can be a positive witness. On the last Friday of each month, the students (kindergartners through eighth-graders) visit homes …

Vallejo Central Church Opens HomeBase for the Homeless

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On Nov. 30, the Vallejo Central church officially opened HomeBase, a place for homeless people to help themselves in practical ways. Located in the church’s community services building, HomeBase includes …


Students Learn Legal System Through CourtWorks

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On Nov. 6, 2015, eighth grade students from Glenview Adventist Academy and Thunderbird Christian Elementary played the roles of lawyers, witnesses and judges as they participated in a unique legal …

Navajo Heartland Ministry Serves Native Americans in Kayenta

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Kayenta, Ariz., a town of about 5,000 located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, is the largest town in any direction for about an hour and a half. It is on …


Teen Leaders Take Training to the Next Level

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Nevada-Utah held a Teen Leadership Training event in Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Fifteen teen trainees from five Pathfinder clubs, along with their club directors and mentors, …

Susanville Adventist School Spreads Christmas Spirit

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Susanville Adventist Christian School in Susanville, Calif., held a musical program with nativity props for parents and friends the evening of Thursday, Dec. 17. The program depicted Jesus' birth and …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Piano Student Lands Symphony Performance

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Just before the happiness set in, Jonathan Mamora experienced another sensation — profound relief. The email he received informed him he had won the concerto competition of the Steinway Society …

Loma Linda

Online Show 'LIVE IT' Debuts Jan. 1 on YouTube

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Loma Linda University Health’s online health show, “LIVE IT,” made its debut on YouTube Jan. 1. Based on Loma Linda University Health research and encouraging others to LIVE IT, each …

Adventist Health Study-2 Anticipates Significant Findings in 2016

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New discoveries about the links between diet and health will be announced this year through the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2), a project of Loma Linda University School of Public Health. …

Pacific Union College

PUC Announces New Degree Program in Music Composition

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Pacific Union College is debuting a new bachelor’s degree program focused on music composition. The inaugural class will enroll this fall and has already been accredited by the National Association …

Adventist Health

Security Director Saves Baby’s Life

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A retired California Highway Patrol officer says he felt the Holy Spirit when he revived an 8-month-old baby just days before Thanksgiving. “The Holy Spirit is here,” says Mike Spicer, …

President's Perspective

About Those Resolutions ...

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So, every year some of us make New Year’s resolutions, usually on or about the first of the year. Common among them are saving more money, getting out of debt, …

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Central California Prison Ministry Rally (Feb. 6) Conference office. To register or info: Betty Kelly, 559-348-3223. Pathfinder Council Meeting (Feb. 7) Conference office. Info:, 559-347-3174. Have you been through …

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Baker, Thomas – b. April 10, 1938, Lima, Ohio; d. Dec. 6, 2015, Lodi, Calif. Survivors: wife, Gwen; sons, Gary, Rod. Bownds, Marion Jeanne (Goll) – b. May 29, 1916, …