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:
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:
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:
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Spiritual Fellowship at Oahu Convocation
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