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Pacific Union Executive Committee Pledges Support for Women Pastors

The Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee met Wednesday, Sept. 9, for its first meeting since the July General Conference session. The late summer committee meeting, typically held by teleconference, convened …

Pacific Union Hosts Appreciation Luncheon for Women Clergy

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Thursday, Sept. 10, the Pacific Union honored its female pastors with a luncheon designed to create dialogue, fellowship and support. “The administration believed it was important to demonstrate beyond words …

A Pledge of Support for Women in Ministry

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1). We raise our voices in praise for God’s grace …

Promesa de apoyo a las mujeres en el ministerio

“Los cielos cuentan la gloria de Dios y el firmamento anuncia la obra de sus manos” (Salmo 19:1). Elevamos nuestras voces en alabanza por la gracia de Dios, mientras somos …

Ambassadors Offer Expertise to Benefit Adventist Education

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In February 2015, the Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education (CRAE) launched a brand new initiative called Ambassadors for Adventist Christian Education, an organization created to recruit, organize and …

Union Office of Education Offers Scholarships for Would-be Teachers

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This year, the Pacific Union Conference Office of Education introduced a new four-year scholarship for 12th grade students who want to become teachers. In order to qualify, the applicants agree …

Southeastern California

SECC Camp Meeting Sees Rise in Attendance

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At this year’s camp meeting, hosted by the black ministries department of the Southeastern California Conference, Dedrick Blue, former senior pastor of the Kansas Avenue church, challenged the attendees to …

Southern California

Community Children End Summer Music Camp on a High Note

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In July 2015, students of a Glendale elementary school attended a five-week summer music camp provided by the Caesura Youth Orchestra, an outreach suggested by Peter Luna, a retired pastor …

Altadena Church Hosts Fifth Classic Car Show

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On Sabbath, the day before the fifth annual classic car show held in the parking lot of the Altadena church, coordinator Bill Keets asked fellow members to plan to be …

Central California

Camp Wawona Makes Improvements in Time for Summer Camp

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Camp Wawona continues to be a source of fond memories for the hundreds who reside, one week at a time, within its borders each summer. Settled in the forest of …

Wawona Installs New Turf Field

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Just before Wawona was to begin another year of summer camp, final steps were taken to complete its new recreational field of artificial turf. In celebration and thanks, Ramiro Cano, …

Adventist Churches Host VBS at Local Apartment Complex

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Parlier, Calif., is a small town with a population of 15,000 and no Seventh-day Adventist church. In an effort to reach this community, the Reedley, Sanger and Selma churches, from …

Notice of Constituency Session

Please take notice that the Central California Conference 33rd Constituency Meeting is called to convene as follows: Date: November 8, 2015, at 10 a.m. Location: Monterey Bay Academy, 783 San …

Central’s Evangelism Offering Exceeds $1 Million

Soquel camp meeting, hosted by the Central California Conference, is known for several things. Among these are well-known and inspirational speakers, extensive children’s programming, massive weekend crowds in excess of …

Northern California

Redwood Campers Build Relationships

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Over the past six decades, Redwood camp meeting has provided spiritual renewal and inspiration for thousands of people, and this summer’s event — held July 23 to Aug. 1 — …


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Kailua Church Celebrates 70 Years

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The Kailua church celebrated is 70th anniversary Aug. 29. More than 300 members and friends gathered together to recognize how God led a small group to start a church, school …


Youth Rush Reaches Souls in Nevada-Utah

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For 10 weeks this summer, Youth Rush had two literature evangelism teams with a total of 40 young people knocking on doors in the Nevada-Utah Conference territory. They worked not …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Ranked 8th Among the 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value

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La Sierra University ranked eighth in the nation on a list of 50 universities and colleges lauded by Money magazine for adding the most value to students’ education. “What’s impressive …

Loma Linda

Vision of the Future in Full Effect at Loma Linda University Health

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Construction is in full swing at Loma Linda University Health as demolition and dirt moving make way for the transformational vision of the organization. Last year, Vision 2020: The Campaign …

Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College Remembers Church Founder

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Ellen G. White, perhaps the most widely known Seventh-day Adventist to have ever lived, was remembered worldwide on the centennial anniversary of her July 16, 1915, death at home in …

Adventist Health

Empowering Our Communities

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Adventist Health is committed to realizing our mission, “to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing,” in the 75+ communities we serve every day. From the Windward …

Population Health: Changing Our Words, Changing Our Thoughts, Changing Our Actions

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Health care is full of buzzwords, and one you may have heard lately is “population health.” While the term’s definition varies, the common thread is the improvement of health in …

Community Outreach Through Clinical Pastoral Education

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Jack Duitsman, spiritual care coordinator for Gentiva Hospice in Bakersfield, Calif., decided to enroll in clinical pastoral education after being encouraged by several other chaplains who had benefitted from the …

Empowering Healthier Communities Around the World

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Adventist Health hospitals and clinics don’t limit their care or love to the United States. Each year Adventist Health physicians, executives, nurses and other employees take mission trips to serve …

Growing Our Reach, One Community at a Time

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With Lodi Health joining Adventist Health earlier this year and continual growth of our rural health clinics, Adventist Health is reaching more communities than ever. Pending discussions with Tehachapi Valley …

President's Perspective

Living Our Mission by Empowering Our Communities

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God calls each of us to follow the example of Jesus Christ as loving and compassionate individuals. This means caring for others and ourselves in mind, body and spirit as …

Church State Council

Same Sex Marriage : Now What?

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The Supreme Court’s recent decision holding that there is a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry did not come as a surprise. The questions of the hour: What does …

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Agee, Douglas M. – b. Oct. 24, 1929, Loma Linda, Calif.; d. Aug. 20, 2015, Riverside, Calif. Survivors: wife, Beverly; sons, Greg, Steve; daughter, Elizabeth; one grandchild. Avila, Eulogio – …