Southeastern California

Kansas Avenue Members Welcome New Senior Pastor


Members of the Kansas Avenue church in Riverside welcomed Dedrick Blue as their new senior pastor on Sept. 27. The members, who all wore blue clothing that Sabbath as a …

Colton Health Expo Is Result of Collaborative Caring


Early on Sunday, Oct. 12, Colton church members and many volunteers were busy with setting up a health expo. Volunteers from Loma Linda University were preparing their dental van to …

Free Clinic Brings Love and Healing to National City Area Residents


Approximately 220 medical and nonmedical volunteers recently transformed the San Diego Academy gym into a temporary clinic, treating 274 individuals needing medical and dental procedures. Paradise Valley church, in collaboration …

Southern California

Viva Mejor Television on Air and Building Churches


Adventist businessman Enriquelme Casali is an active lay leader in the Newbury Park Spanish company and is also the highly active producer of the “Viva Mejor” (“Live Better”) television program. …

Education Day Celebrated at Two SCC Churches


As part of a weekend celebration of SCC Education Day, “The Blueprint,” a documentary about Adventist education, was screened at the White Memorial and Lancaster churches Oct. 11 and 12. …

West Region Lay People Take the Lead in Two Events


More than 25 West Region lay people presented or preached during October events in Region churches. Five region churches hosted “Member Training for Local Church-based Ministries;” and a lay-led evangelistic …

Shift Workshop Shifts Hearts and Minds


“This workshop is not just about information; it is experiential,” said Heidi Carpenter, SCC literature evangelism director, as she opened a Shift workshop on Oct. 25 at the Norwalk church. …

Central California

Smiles 4 Mountain View


On Sept. 28, the Mountain View church’s social hall was transformed into a free dental clinic for the residents of Mountain View and its neighboring cities. The plan was to …

Monterey Peninsula Church Hosts Dental and Health Fair


About 50 individuals participated in a combined dental and health fair at the Monterey Peninsula church in Pacific Grove on Aug. 31. Eight dentists, three physicians, one nurse, one podiatrist …

Fresno Central Celebrates 125th Anniversary


On Sabbath, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m., the Fresno Central church celebrated the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the local church on the corner of Mariposa and O Streets …

Central California Conference Hosts Annual Men’s Retreat


On Oct. 17-19, the Central California Conference hosted its annual men’s retreat on the grounds of the Soquel Conference Center. This year’s theme, “I am a son of God,” accented …

Your Best Pathway to Health

Approximately 1,500 volunteers needed April 8-10, 2015, to serve 6,000 residents in San Antonio, Texas — host city for the 2015 General Conference session. The organizers and partners who brought …

Northern California

Convocation Challenges Attendees To Live in Expectation of His Coming


The 36th annual Northern California Conference African-American Convocation, held Oct. 10 and 11, was themed “Living in Expectation of His Coming.” Attendees met at the Stockton Mayfair church on Friday …

New Adventist TV Channel Launches in Northern California and Oregon


A year in development, Better Health TV began broadcasting to over-the-air viewers in Southern Oregon and extreme Northern California at noon on Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, announced Better Life Television …

NCC Adventists Help Communities Affected by Fires


In September, two terrible fires ravaged parts of Northern California — the King Fire in El Dorado County and the Boles Fire in Siskiyou County. In each of these areas, …


Stephen Gibson Ordained and Married


Pastor Stephen Gibson had an intense but fulfilling weekend Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. Sabbath morning he was ordained into the gospel ministry; Sunday he was married to his sweetheart, …

Arizona Welcomes Three New Directors


Three new departmental directors have been selected to fill key positions left vacant as staff members accept positions of leadership in other conferences. “Our team has been working together for …


Kona Youth Take Lead in Evangelism


Kona church recently held an evangelistic series conducted by their youth. While the youth have enjoyed studying and playing music together, the leadership of the church recognized their potential for …

Women Gather for Annual Maui Retreat


The sixth annual Maui Christian women’s retreat, hosted by the Lahaina church, was held Oct. 3-4 and featured speaker Jennifer Christian Newton. The Lahaina women’s ministry team spearheaded, organized, cooked, …


Youth Rallies Storm the Nevada-Utah Conference


October was a very busy month for the Nevada-Utah youth department as it helped coordinate three area youth rallies. The Utah area youth rally kicked it off Oct. 10-11 in …

La Sierra University

Record Number of Students Enrolled at La Sierra Univeristy


For the fifth straight year, La Sierra University has reached the highest enrollment in its history. The 2014 fall quarter’s enrollment is 2,510, an increase of 70 over fall 2013, …

Loma Linda

Loma Linda University Health Celebrates Dr. Ellsworth Wareham's 100th Birthday


Ellsworth Wareham, M.D., whose life is a shining example of wholeness, was honored recently at Loma Linda University Health. Wareham, a cardiothoracic surgeon and co-founder of the Overseas Heart Surgery …

Pacific Union College

PUC Sees Largest On-Campus Enrollment in 19 Years

Pacific Union College’s full residence halls and busy academic buildings are the result of a remarkable increase in retention. Following the Oct. 12 census date, when the college analyses fall …

Adventist Mission Scholarship Sparks Department Growth


Over the last five years, two departments in particular at Pacific Union College saw incredible growth in their student headcount. Since the fall quarter of 2009, the number of students …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Honors 17 Physicians for Commendable Work


Each October at the annual Physician Leadership Symposium, Adventist Health presents Physician of the Year Mission Awards. The two-day symposium brings together more than 200 attendees including physician leaders as …


In the October edition, the Recorder inadvertently misattributed a quote in "Palliative Care Demonstrates Christ’s Healing Ministry." Zahra Esmail, M.D., who established the palliative care program at White Memorial Medical …

President's Perspective

We Need a Savior!


It is difficult to believe that 2014 is almost over. Here we are in December, the last month of the year. This is the month that the Christian world remembers …

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Atkins, Evelyn– b. Nov. 20, 1918, Clovis, N.M.; d. Sept. 16, 2014, Paradise, Calif. Survivors: husband, Ralph; daughter, Linda Scott; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Bowen, Eva Rebecca – b. May …