Southeastern California

Corona Church Offers Hope and Comfort During “Blue Christmas” Event


Although Christmas is commonly a time of joy and celebration, for the many individuals who have experienced loss and pain throughout the year, the holiday is an especially painful time. …

UReach Combines Several LLU Church Ministries


Now in its third year, UReach, the outreach ministry of the Loma Linda University church, encompasses a variety of ministries and community services. UReach was formed at the end of …

Vista Spanish Church Seeks to Expand Soccer Program


Members of the Vista Spanish church hope to expand a church youth soccer program in San Diego County. The church began its own soccer teams in September 2012 because of …

Claremont International Church Finds New Home and Name


More than 100 people attended the inauguration of the Upland Community church, formerly known as the Claremont International church, on Dec. 27. Church members and visitors celebrated the blessing of …

inSpire 2015 Brings Adventist Creatives Together


Is there a place in the Church for “creatives”? For those who participated in the inSpire weekend at the La Sierra University church, the answer is a resounding yes! Held …

Southern California

Tongans and Samoans Share Communion Service as a Witness


For the first time, the Los Angeles Tongan and the Compton Samoan churches united their communion services during the fall of 2014. This was done in response to shootings that …

Pathfinders Celebrate Oshkosh “Afterglow” at 2015 Convocation


The White Memorial church’s 2,000 seats were all filled on Feb. 7 for the annual SCC Pathfinder Convocation. The sanctuary hummed with energy as Pathfinders, leaders and friends came together …

Highland Park Spanish Church Inaugurates Building


After 38 years of renting, the Highland Park Spanish church congregation finally owns its own church building. "We believe that being able to buy our own church is a blessing …

2015 Constituency Session Notice

Please take notice that the 64th Regular Constituency Session of the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene as follows: Place:  White Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church 401 …

Hundreds Attend “Watch and Pray” Weekend


The Watch and Pray Religious Liberty Weekend on Feb. 20-22 offered a varied menu of presentations and resources in addition to religious liberty issues. A major theme was using the …


The author of "'Night of Inspiration' Highlights Walking by Faith, not Sight" in the March 2015 issue was Krista K. Bathan, not Bradon Schwarz. We regret the error.

Central California

The Nehemiah Project Rebuilds Walls, Community


In the record-breaking heat of June 2014, with the assistance of constituency members and Maranatha Volunteers International, more than 100 workers came together at Sierra View Junior Academy for a …

Trash-a-thon Cleans Community


Students from Dinuba Junior Academy walked back to campus with heads held high as they retraced their steps with trash bags in hand after participating in the ninth annual DJA …

GLOW Continues to Expand, Reaching People Around the World


In September 2007, the Central California Conference began a ministry centered on the creation and distribution of short tracts. The idea was to inspire everyone to carry informative literature with …

Northern California

Kids Find Fun and Faith at Leoni Meadows


Summer camp season is just around the corner. This year’s camp theme at Leoni Meadows is “In the Light,” based on John 8:12: “I am the light of the world. …

Redwood Creek Summer Camp Tradition Continues


Almost every summer for the past 75 years, Redwood Creek Summer Camp has provided a safe and fun place for campers to connect with Jesus. Located on Cookson Ranch — …

Kingdom Kids Christian Preschool Opens in Orangevale


On the first Monday in February, Kingdom Kids Christian Preschool opened its doors to eight charter students, ages 3-5. A long-anticipated addition to Orangevale SDA School, the preschool is the …

Sacramento Fijian Company First in North America


On Jan. 24, the Sacramento Fijian company became the first formally organized Fijian congregation in the North American Division. The service took place on a Sabbath evening at Sacramento Central …


Glendale Church Dedicates Rodgers Trillium 968 Organ


The choral ministry of the Glendale church in Glendale, Ariz., has been growing for the past 39 years. It began under the leadership of Rene and Giomar Marsollier, and is …

Music and Arts Festival Features 270 Musicians


The second annual Arizona Music and Arts Festival attracted 270 students in grades 5–12 from Arizona, California and Nevada to the campus of Thunderbird Adventist Academy in Scottsdale Feb. 5-7. …


Leaders Trained for Youth and Children's Ministries


The eighth annual Hand ’N Hand leadership weekend for leaders of youth and children began with the question, "Why Me?" Pastor Erik VanDenburgh, conference youth director, posed this question in …

Youth Retreat Asks "What Now?"


On Feb. 20-22, youth from Oahu gathered at Camp Waianae for “What Now?” a spiritual retreat geared for academy and high school students. The goal of the weekend was to …


First Nevada-Utah Teen Training Inspires Future Leaders


Nine teens and their mentors traveled from all over the Nevada-Utah Conference to Las Vegas, Nev., for their first ever Teen Leadership Training event, held in conjunction with the conference’s …

Abundant Life Begins “A Time for Change”


Abundant Life church is home to people of varying ages and ethnicities who demonstrate an array of passions, skills and talents, and who are willing and eager to lend those …

Ten Days of Prayer Initiative Reaps Souls in Sparks


Pastor Omar A. Palmer and the Sparks church members are celebrating after seven people committed their lives to Jesus on Jan. 17 following a Ten Days of Prayer event, a …

Lake Tahoe Camp Meeting


The 2015 Lake Tahoe camp meeting will be held Aug. 3-8, at the Tahoe Valley RV Resort, 1175 Melba Drive, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Make your reservations directly with the …

La Sierra University

Career Services Center Helps Students Find Career Opportunities


La Sierra University’s new Career Services Center officially opened with two events in February 2015 — an open house introducing the center’s services to students and faculty, and a dedication …

Loma Linda

Annual Women’s Conference Empowers 1,000 with Vital Health Information


For many women, the challenges of navigating their needs and the needs of others while pursuing careers or education limits time to learn about vital developments in health care and …

Loma Linda University School of Public Health Works to Improve Health Equity


Determined to improve health equity by increasing access to health care in San Bernardino, Loma Linda University School of Public Health students and faculty are working with community organizations to …

Pacific Union College

Reinvented Honors Program Continues Tradition of Excellence


The Honors Program at Pacific Union College provides an alternative to traditional general education requirements, enrolling students in classes that depart from a traditional lecture format to encourage a lifetime …

Notice of Constituency Session

An official session of the Constituent Membership of Pacific Union College will be held in PUC’s Fireside Room at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  The members will elect …

Adventist Health

Hernandez Shows Compassion Is More than Skin Deep


If you ask Teresa Hernandez, RN, BSN, CWON, what she does, she’ll tell you she is a registered nurse certified in wound care and ostomy care. She is a knowledgeable, …

Fighting the War on the Mind


Despite living through traumatic events, such as fleeing a bloody civil war when he was a boy, Jacob A. Ayuen has kept his faith in God, and has been given …

President's Perspective



As I was driving down a street a while back, I saw a sign on a telephone pole. It was bright yellow, and from a distance it looked like it …

Church State Council

Building Bridges for Freedom


Religion can create walls, but the Adventist church’s religious liberty ministry has long been in the business of building bridges of friendship. This has proven to be an effective way …

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Arizona Conference Pathfinder Camporee Camp Yavapines Prescott (April 10-12). Info: Lisa Anderson, 480-991-6777, ext. 125. Welcome home TAA alumni (April 10-12). Special activities begin Friday evening and activities for all …

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Correction: Abrams, Carola – b. May 18, 1920, Omaha, Neb.; d. Dec. 8, 2013, Stockton, Calif. Survivors: son, Robert Garrett Jr.; two grandchildren; sister, Harriet Hooper. Benderman, LaVerne – b. …