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Union Mourns Gerry Chudleigh


Gerry Chudleigh, communication director for the Pacific Union, passed away July 4 after a year-long battle with non-smokers lung cancer. George Norman Chudleigh Jr. was born on July 26, 1943, …

Pacific Union Embraces Mission, Moves Forward with Ministry


By now, most Seventh-day Adventists have read countless stories and watched reports detailing and analyzing every moment of the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 2-11. The …

Southeastern California

Retirees Learn, Socialize and Worship at PSR Retreat


A balanced program of learning experiences, praise and worship, and plenty of time for social interaction brought 160 retired church members and friends to Pine Springs Ranch for a three-day …

Hispanic Churches in Orange County Come Together for Camp Meeting


A group of six orange county Hispanic churches recently came together for a camp meeting event at Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove. The guest speaker was Jose Rojas, president of …

Garden Grove Church Organizes Mission Trip to Malaysia


In May, a group of 52 people went on a mission trip, organized by the Garden Grove church, to Sabah Mission on the island of Borneo, which is part of …

Southern California

Canoga Park Spanish Church Inaugurates New Building


On May 30, the Canoga Park Spanish church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the inauguration of their building. To start the celebration, deaconesses led visitors on a tour of the …

Russian-American Church Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry


The Russian-American church celebrated its 50th anniversary on the weekend of May 30. On Sabbath, the church was filled to capacity with members, many of them young adults who now …

Adventist Professor at Fuller Seminary Presents Sabbath as a Day to Remember


At Fuller Theological Seminary April 29 to May 2, Walter Brueggemann, Th.D., Ph.D., a world-renowned Old Testament scholar, spoke about the “Covenant, Justice and Law.” Johnny Ramirez-Johnson, Ed.D., professor of …

Greg Hoenes Elected West Region Director


On June 23, the SCC Executive Committee appointed Pastor Greg Hoenes to the office of West Region director at its first meeting of the new term following the 2015 constituency …

Central California

Faces of Soquel: Maxine Smith


Maxine Smith has been coming to camp meeting since it was first held in Soquel in 1948. As a girl, her family came only on Sabbaths and didn’t start camping …

Faces of Soquel: Sajeda Charter


Camp meeting is a place where many people make decisions for Christ. Every year, dozens of people choose to be baptized in front of friends, loved ones and the entire …

Faces of Soquel: William Leyva


William Leyva is looking for Jesus, and came to Soquel in search of a spiritual reset. “I need a change in my life, and I can’t take the steps to …

Couple Celebrates Silver Renewal at Soquel


A few Soquel campers spotted an unusual site as a “bride and groom” made their way to the earliteen tent. “Soquel has always been the high of our year and …

Central Celebrates 135 Years of Camp Meeting


For the 135th year, the Central California Conference has organized a 10-day camp meeting experience that draws campers and attendees from all over North America. Since the late 1940s, the …

Northern California

PUC Preparatory School Students Grow Food — and Life Skills


“Hey, Mr. Helmer! They’re selling our radishes!” Pacific Union College Preparatory School freshman Alex Carelock was excited to see some of the fruit of his own labor for sale at …

Willits Church Offers Smoke-free Help and Support


When LoisAnn Smart came to a stop-smoking class at the Willits church, Pastor Stan Caylor took one look at her and thought she’d never be able to quit. “It seemed …

Golden Gate Academy Alumni Remember and Look Ahead


In May, more than 200 alumni and friends of Golden Gate Academy gathered on the campus to reminisce and celebrate the transformative impact the school has had on their lives. …


Arizona Sonshine Provides Free Medical Care for 800


Eight hundred guests stood in line June 17-18 to receive free medical services at the two-day Arizona Sonshine event at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The event coincided with the …


Hawaii Conference Mourns the Loss of Feryl Harris


Feryl Harris served the Hawaii Conference as the children’s ministry director and trust services officer for 11 years. On Monday, June 15, Harris was killed in a car crash in …


Series Brings Revival, Renewal and Baptism in Las Vegas


The week of June 14-20 was a very important time for the members and visitors attending the "All in the Family" revival that was held at the New Life Seventh-day …

Provo Church Serves the Community


Provo, Utah's, Adventist Community Center (PACC), constructed six years ago, has become the home for the Utah Valley Symphony, a kids’ gymnastics program, Bike and Build for Habitat for Humanity, …

Nevada-Utah Members Attend GC Session


Many Nevada-Utah officers, pastors and local church members attended the General Conference Session in San Antonio July 2-11. The city warmly welcomed the tens of thousands that flocked there from …

La Sierra University

Seventeen Baptized During End-of-Year Service


On a balmy Friday evening in late spring, 17 individuals gave their public testimony of lifelong commitment to Christ during La Sierra University’s annual end-of-school-year baptism. The event was held …

Loma Linda

Tens of Thousands Visit Loma Linda University Health Exhibit


As Loma Linda University Health’s message of wholeness continues to spread globally, people from 168 countries met and interacted with the organization’s theologians, physicians, researchers and other leaders, who are …

Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College Launches New Online Nursing Degree


This summer, Pacific Union College is enrolling adult students for a new online degree program, an RN to BSN in Nursing. This WASC-approved degree program is designed for registered nurses …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Participates in 60th General Conference Session


At the recent General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, Adventist Health hosted a large booth in the exhibit hall along with its sister systems: Adventist HealthCare (based in Maryland), …

Church State Council

Sabbath Accommodation Gets Boost from Supreme Court


Have you ever found a job that seems perfect for you? You really need it. You can taste it. Then you get to the part on the application where it …

California Clarifies Retaliation Law

When Scott Rope requested a 30-day leave to donate a kidney to his sister, his employer fired him instead. An appellate court ruled that Rope’s request for an accommodation was …

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Affeldt, Joann (Allen) – May 2, 1930, Durango, Colo.; d. Aug. 2, 2014, Truckee, Calif. Survivors: husband, Bud; son, Rob; daughter, Janna; one grandchild; sister, Dorothy Loesche. Ajimine, George – …