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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Episode 020-Sept 29, 2017

All God’s People with Ricardo Graham and Connie Jeffery
September 29, 2017, Episode #020

Links to the stories covered in this week’s episode of All God’s People:

Previous episodes of All God’s People can be found at:
http://www.allgodspeoplemedia.com

Southern California Conference’s convocation, themed “Alive: A Journey to Health & Hope,” brought together members from all throughout the SCC family for a special reunion and worship time. See pictures of the fellowship, personal testimonies, inspiring messages and beautiful music at:

Student leaders from across the Pacific Union honed their leadership skills up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas over the weekend of Sept. 21-23. Read the story for the Leoni Meadows Student Leadership Conference at:
https://paucedu.adventistfaith.org/education-student-leadership

This Sabbath, Sept. 30, churches around the Pacific Union are joining together to pray. Visit the Let My People Pray event page on the Union’s Facebook to share this day of prayer with others:
http://bit.ly/letmypeoplepray
Share the event with your network:
http://bit.ly/facebookeventlmpp

Spiritual Fellowship at Oahu Convocation
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The Hawaii Conference celebrated an Oahu Convocation from Sept. 22-23, 2017. Every congregation on the island joined for worship at Honolulu Central Church with special guest Elder Ricardo Graham, Pacific Union Conference President. Elder Graham shared three messages on the gospel, grace, and the transforming power of God.
Friday night began with a vespers service to open the Sabbath, with the Oahu pastors leading out in the service.
The Sabbath morning service saw the sanctuary brimming with attendance. Elder Ralph Watts, welcomed the congregation and reminded all of the Hawaii Conference mission: “Each One, Reach One.”
In the youth chapel, Pastor Erik VanDenburgh and his youth ministry team provided a service for youth and young adults, while not turning away those who may have been a little too young or old!
For many, the potluck after the service was a time to meet old friends and make new ones. Church members joined together in various areas of the campus, many invited (or just tempted!) to visit more than one potluck line!
Sabbath afternoon came with the highlight of a musical concert, featuring voices and instruments from churches across the island. Praise teams, youth soloists, an elementary school bell choir, Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, and Korean choirs, and many others shared their talents to God’s glory.
For the final song that afternoon, the congregation joined hands for “Hawaii Aloha,” traditionally sung to bring unity in appreciation for God’s blessing to live in such a beautiful land. When translated, one
particular line rang true: “We rejoice in the blessings of heaven!” Hawaii has so much to be joyful for, in this paradise and the one to come!

Written by Jesse Seibel

2017-09-28T22:59:05-07:00September 28th, 2017|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Episode 019 -Sept 22, 2017

All God’s People with Ricardo Graham and Connie Jeffrey
September 22, 2017–Episode #019

Livestream recording of the “Festival of the Reformation,” including the panel discussion lead by Elder Brad Newton, and Elder Ricardo Graham’s stirring sermon, “The Man Who Shook the World.”

Elmshaven , Ellen G. White’s home from 1900-1915 in St. Helena, California was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993, and is open for tours every day. Details can be found on the Elmshaven website.

http://www.elmshaven.org

The latest updates from Adventist Community Services:

http://www.communityservices.org

September 30 has been designated a Day of Prayer for Pacific Union Conference Churches

Impact Pacific Offering—God has blessed the Pacific Union with unique opportunities for service and mission. The Impact Pacific offerings on September 30 and again on December 30 will be used to expand these initiatives and embrace new opportunities for evangelism and service unique to our region:

2017-09-21T18:51:25-07:00September 21st, 2017|All Gods People|

George Knight’s “Quotes to Ponder” September 19, 2017

Taken from the front of George Knight’s book, “Adventist Authority Wars, Ordination, and the Roman Catholic Temptation. Available on Amazon at : http://a.co/cMtHSX3
Dr. George R. Knight is a leading Seventh-day Adventist historian, author, and educator. He is emeritus professor of church history at the theological seminary at Andrews University. He is the author of many books, including the Adventist Heritage series, the Ellen White series, and a devotional Bible commentary series.

2017-09-20T05:39:05-07:00September 20th, 2017|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Episode 018 -Sept 15, 2017

All God’s People with Ricardo Graham and Connie Jeffery
September 15, 2017 Episode #018

All of the episodes for All God’s People can be found at:
https://vimeo.com/agppuc

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Updates:
http://bit.ly/2wvF0W6
http://bit.ly/2xGfORO
https://www.facebook.com/suacsdisasterresponse/

USAToday story: USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2vYhOVd

Susanville Adventist Christian School
In the Susanville and Quincy District, a teaching principal who just arrive partners with a local pastor who has spent the last decade going above and beyond to meet the needs of the teachers at the Susanville Adventist Christian School. Read the inspiring story: http://bit.ly/2y4LBIu

Pathfinder Camporee
Is your Pathfinder Club joining in the fun? Information at:
http://www.puccamporee.org

Festival of the Reformation: On Sabbath, September 16, there will be a special livestream broadcast of the “Festival of the Reformation” from the Pacific Union College Church, with the morning message from Elder Ricardo Graham, celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Watch the livestream at: https://livestream.com/pucchurch
More information at: https://adventistfaith.com/reformation/

Impact Pacific Offering—God has blessed the Pacific Union with unique opportunities for service and mission.
The Impact Pacific offerings on September 30 and again on December 30 will be used to expand these initiatives and embrace new opportunities for evangelism and service unique to our region:

2017-09-15T23:31:40-07:00September 15th, 2017|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Episode 017 -Sept 8, 2017

Program Notes: All God’s People with Ricardo Graham and Connie Jeffery
September 8, 2017 Episode #017

Hurricane Harvey Reports
https://www.swau.edu/harvey

http://www.nadadventist.org/article/1073743556/news/current-and-archived-news-stories/2017-current-news-archives/9-6-17-southwestern-adventist-university-students-help-hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts

The North American Division has determined that a special offering will be collected on Sabbath, September 9, as aid to the relief effort: http://bit.ly/2vL7cEg

The Azure Hills church, Loma Linda University SIMS team, and the Southeastern California Conference partnered with the Cuban Union Conference in a two-part/week trip from Aug. 6-19.
https://secc.adventistfaith.org/news_entries/8285

Western Adventist Foundation 20th Anniversary
http://www.wafsda.org

On Sabbath, September 16, there will be a special livestream broadcast of the “Festival of the Reformation” from the Pacific Union College Church, with the morning message from Elder Ricardo Graham, celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. More information at:

God has blessed the Pacific Union with unique opportunities for service and mission.
The Impact Pacific offerings on September 30 and again on December 30 will be used to expand these initiatives and embrace new opportunities for evangelism and service unique to our region:

The Union-wide Pathfinder Camporee will be held from Oct 4-8, 2017 at Lake Skinner Regional Park. More information at:
http://puccamporee.org

Learn more about “Alive—a Journey to Health and Hope,” Southern California at:
http://www.AliveConvocation2017.org

Thank you watching! Visit us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/PacificUnionConference/

2017-09-08T19:24:31-07:00September 8th, 2017|All Gods People|

George Knight talks about his new book “Adventist Authority Wars, Ordination, and the Roman Catholic Temptation.”

An irrepressible George Knight talks about his new book “Adventist Authority Wars, Ordination, and the Roman Catholic Temptation,” and why the outcome of this conversation will determine the future of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Available through Amazonhttp://a.co/d1xhqwm, or AdventSource: http://bit.ly/2w0TEV0

Published by Oak & Acorn Publishing. adventistfaith.com/oakandacorn

2017-09-06T00:46:38-07:00September 6th, 2017|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Episode 016, Sept. 1, 2017

All God’s People with Ricardo Graham and Connie Jeffery
September 1, 2017 Episode #016

Four stories this week, and a musical reflection to wrap the show up.
Hurricane Harvey
Festival of the Reformation
La Voz 75th Anniversary Tour
Impact Pacific Offering

All of the episodes for All God’s People can be found at:
https://vimeo.com/agppuc

Program Notes

Hurricane Harvey updates:

The Southwestern Union is the regional office for the Seventh-day Adventist church in the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They have prepared an excellent summary of the situation as it stands on Friday, September 1, 2017—and will no doubt update this as the situation changes:
http://www.southwesternadventist.org/hurricaneharvey

The North American Division has determined that a special offering will be collected on Sabbath, September 9, as aid to the relief effort: http://bit.ly/2vL7cEg

Southwestern Adventist University has a summary report, and links to other stories: https://www.swau.edu/response-hurricane-harvey

The Adventist Review also has a report:
http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story5401-adventist-church-in-north-america-asks-members-to-help-victims-of-hurricane-harvey

Adventist Community Services is a very active member of “NVOAD,” National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster,” one of the primary coordinating groups for disaster response. If you go to the NVOAD website, you will see ACS listed as the first national agency and member. There are links to the ACS website and to the ACS donation page.

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On Sabbath, September 16, there will be a special livestream broadcast of the “Festival of the Reformation” from the Pacific Union College Church, with the morning message from Elder Ricardo Graham, celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. More information at:

La Voz de Esperanza—“the Voice of Hope” ministry is celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary with a wonderful series of 10 convocations—three of which are right her in the Pacific Union, where the ministry first began:
http://www.lavoz.org

God has blessed the Pacific Union with unique opportunities for service and mission.
The Impact Pacific offerings on September 30 and again on December 30 will be used to expand these initiatives and embrace new opportunities for evangelism and service unique to our region:

“Wonderful Peace/’Tis So Sweet” (Medley) performed by the “Freedom Singers, from the Family Reunion DVD entitled “150 & Beyond.” http://www.familyreunionmusic.com

Thank you watching! Visit us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/PacificUnionConference/

2017-09-02T01:16:59-07:00September 2nd, 2017|All Gods People|