Southeastern California

Ordination Service Caps Successful Camp Meeting


The Southeastern California Conference black ministries department, under the leadership of George King, vice president, hosted the 2014 camp meeting at the Riverside Convention Center June 25-28. The theme for …

Southern California

Prayer Team Leads Prayer Initiative for Administrators, Pastors


“The SCC prayer, spirituality, and renewal team began to sense a call to pray with our leadership and to bless and nurture our pastors,” said Janet Lui, coordinator. “We simply …

Pathfinders Engage in Creative Fundraising and Pin Design for Oshkosh Camporee


A virtual beehive of activities have been underway in the last five years in some Southern California Conference churches, as Pathfinder leaders from some 60 clubs have engaged in creative …

Central California

CCC Bridges Initiative: Operation Blueprint Evangelistic Series Concludes in San Francisco


Anticipation filled the air as a pre-meeting praise and prayer session held in a corner of the foyer came to an end and the Operation Blueprint (OB) team took their …

Northern California

Hilltop Christian School Sends Bibles to Ebeye


Last school year, students at Hilltop Christian School in Antioch sent more than 150 Bibles to students in Ebeye, one of the Marshall Islands. The kids learned of the need …


Millennial Matrix — Loving Young Adults Better


Benjamin Lundquist has a big dream — to reach, love, reclaim and retain young adults for Jesus. His excitement for ministry was born during a student missionary project that took …


Hawaii Summer Camp Transforms Lives


This summer, the Hawaii Conference youth department reached out to the youth of Hawaii with another season of summer camp ministry. The theme was “Transformed,” which focused on Romans 12:2: …


Flintknapper Bill Burleigh Visits Riverview Christian Academy


Riverview Christian Academy hosted Flintknapper Bill Burleigh for a special presentation Friday, April 4. Flintknapping is the process of chipping away material from special silica-based stones to produce sharp points …

Elko Gold Boom Sparks Church Growth


The economy of Elko, Nev., relies heavily upon gold mining, with ranching and tourism providing additional jobs. The city is considered the capital of Nevada's gold belt. The state of …

La Sierra University

Senior Class Fundraising Ride Seeds Scholarship Endowment


This spring, nine La Sierra University students and staff pedaled their bikes 30 miles to the beach for some fun in the sun, and to help future senior students stay …

Loma Linda

Funding a Vision: Local Donors Lead the Way with $100 Million Pledge


History was made July 15 at Loma Linda University Health. Vision 2020 — a bold strategy to transform health care for millions of families throughout Southern California and beyond, and …

Pacific Union College

Henderson Joins PUC as Campus Chaplain


Pacific Union College and the PUC church welcome Pastor Jonathan Henderson to his new position as Pacific Union College campus chaplain and associate pastor of the PUC church, effective Sept. …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Launches New Website and Emphasizes Social Media


Nearly everywhere — at the airport, in line at the grocery store, on the playground, in hospital waiting rooms — nearly everybody is focused on a smart phone or tablet, …

President's Perspective

To Walk in the Light

Time magazine reports that 1.5 billion people on earth do not have electricity. When the sun sets, their only source of light is a fire. No refrigerated food, no way …

Church State Council

Adventist Job Applicants Face “Sabbath Ceiling” of Epidemic Proportions

A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar. No, strike that — this is no joke. A Seventh-day Adventist walks into ______ [fill in the blank with …

Hobby Lobby: Perception is the Only Reality

The Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby Lobby may be more modest than its critics fear, and it’s actual holding may prove largely irrelevant. Nonetheless, here’s what they said, as well …

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Abell, J. Rufus– b. July 10, 1948, Newport News, Va.; d. April 27, 2014, Oroville, Calif. Survivors: wife, Shirley; son, Jay; daughter, Talitha Harris; five grandchildren; mother, Ida Mae Abell-Henry; …