Southeastern California

Four SECC Schools Have New Leadership


The Southeastern California Conference welcomed several new members to its school administration team for the 2014-2015 school year. Loma Linda Academy Junior High Jim Weller is the new principal of …

Mission Field Reality Series Marks New Chapter in Quiet Hour Ministries


The red carpet rolled out, flashbulbs popped and "Missions Today," a new television series from Quiet Hour Ministries, debuted on Sept. 27. The premiere event, hosted by Randy Bates, QHM …

Southern California

Pastor Sung Min Lee Ordained


Sung Min (Sam) Lee was ordained to the gospel ministry on Sabbath, Sept. 6. Born in South Korea into an Adventist family, Lee attended Adventist schools, majoring in biblical theology …

Multicultural Concert Celebrates Unity in Diversity


The first multilingual concert representing Asians in both Southern and Southeastern California conferences, was held Sabbath, July 26, at the Olympic Korean church in Los Angeles. Singers and others from …

Central California

Central’s Summer Literature Ministries Program Breaks Records


Central California Conference celebrated a milestone year for the Youth Rush program, an annual summer program that provides teens and young adults with the opportunity to raise scholarship funds while …

31st Annual African-American Convention Continues Tradition of Excellence

It has been dubbed a “giant weekend prayer conference” and the “family convocation” for Central California Conference. For 31 years, the annual African-American Convocation, held Sept. 18-20 at the Fresno …

Northern California

Four NCC Pastors Ordained This Summer


This summer, four Northern California Conference pastors were ordained to the gospel ministry. Tyler Kraft Tyler Kraft was ordained on Sabbath, June 21, at the Lodi Fairmont church during his …


$100 Camp Challenge Yields Nearly 100 Baptisms


Pastor Tim Feig was startled by the $100 Camp challenge. “Look around,” someone asked. “What’s missing?” “In many of our churches,” Feig says, “many of those old enough to make …


Erik VanDenburgh Appointed Youth Director for Hawaii Conference


Erik VanDenburgh recently accepted the position of youth ministries director for the Hawaii Conference. He will be coming to the islands after spending more than a decade in the Arizona …


Vegas Marriage Retreat Enriches Relationships


On the weekend of Sept. 26-28, the Nevada-Utah Conference held its third married couples retreat in the last seven years. The weekend featured Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra, family ministries …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Moves Ahead in Best Colleges Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has included La Sierra University as one of America's Best Colleges in its 2015 rankings. The magazine's much-anticipated rankings were released to the public on …

La Sierra Freshmen IGNITE in Big Bear


With laughter, words of encouragement and shouts of frustration, three teams of La Sierra University freshmen raced along a forest floor under soaring pine trees. Each team stood in a …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Ranked No. 1 in National Survey on Job Meaning


Loma Linda University Health is known as a place where faculty, students, and staff “Live It.” Can the commitment to living it — with its emphasis on wholeness — be …

Pacific Union College

PUC Week of Welcome Concludes with Service


As the classes began on Sept. 22, both new and returning students started the school year right with the annual Week of Welcome celebration. Through an array of social, spiritual …

Adventist Health

Partnering to Achieve Whole-Person Care


Even in these challenging times, opportunities are abundant. Adventist Health is determined to fulfill our mission of sharing God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing. We are working …

Adventist Health Fast Facts

Did you know? 19 hospitals in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington More than 230 rural health clinics, physician clinics and outpatient centers 14 home care agencies Seven hospice agencies Four …

Re-structuring to Achieve Better Systems of Care


Health care reform, industry changes and market trends present enormous opportunities for Adventist Health to create better systems of care for the communities it serves. During the past few years, …

Jesus' Mission — Whole-Person Care


Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10, NIV). Jesus demonstrated His compassion, …

Adventist Health Clinical Pastoral Education Program Benefits Clergy


When Matthew Kirk, associate pastor of the Bakersfield Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church, enrolled in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at San Joaquin Community Hospital, he expected to learn how to …

Meeting the Health Needs of Rural Communities


What is a Rural Health Clinic? Rural health clinics provide services to publicly insured individuals and others in medically underserved communities. RHCs must be in eligible areas and meet the …

Partnering with Churches to Meet Needs Through CREATION Health


Health is the gracious gift of God, but achieving and maintaining a healthful lifestyle isn’t easy. To help individuals take ownership of their health, and to integrate it within the …

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Black, Charles Edward – b. Feb. 4, 1924, Jefferson, Mich.; d. June 14, 2014, Napa, Calif. Survivors: daughters, Helena Black-Soler, Cindy; two grandchildren. Worked at Pacific Union College Press; served …