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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 18, 2019 Episode 315

This week in All God’s People:
Special guest Greg Evans sings his original song, “A Hill Far Away.”

Greg’s song reminds us not only of that old song, “The Old Rugged Cross,” but why those events of two thousand years ago are still so relevant today.

Greg’s music speaks to our hearts, and for all of us here at All God’s People, it speaks of our faith and greatest longing during this Easter.

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“Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” -Romans 8:34

2019-04-30T07:09:41-07:00April 15th, 2019|All Gods People|

Mission to Black America

Mission to Black America

The True Story of James Edson White and the Riverboat Morning Star


Ron Graybill has a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University and a PhD in American Religious History from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked as a university professor, historical researcher, corporate communications specialist, journalist, and editor during his career. He spent 13 years as an associate secretary at the Ellen G. White Estate at General Conference Headquarters, where he assisted Arthur White in writing the six-volume biography of Ellen G. White. He wrote the introduction to the current Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal and the original draft of the Preamble to the Seventh-day Adventist Statement of Fundamental Beliefs. His many articles on Adventist history made him one of the most frequently cited sources in the new Ellen G. White Encyclopedia.

In Mission to Black America, historian Ron Graybill tells the harrowing and yet inspiring story of James Edson White’s heroic and misunderstood efforts to spread the advent message among the Black people of Mississippi in the late 19th century. The Black people were willing to listen, but not everyone wanted them to hear. Before the first edition of this book was published in 1971, the author carefully researched the facts involved, visiting the sites in Mississippi, interviewing persons who lived through the events described, and making use of unpublished and confidential correspondence between Edson White and his mother, Ellen G. White. Graybill even uncovered previously unstudied court records on the Olvin murder case. For this new edition, the author has added further newly discovered facts and inserted photographs to illustrate the book.


Ron Graybill’s Mission to Black America remains as singular and significant an achievement as it was when first published nearly 50 years ago. It is a page-turner, accessible to readers across the spectrum of age groups and educational levels, and grounded in historical research of the highest caliber. That’s singular! It is also an honest account that inspires, not because its characters are flawless but because of their bold persistence in seeking to heal injustices along racial and economic lines, even though doing so provoked reprisals from powerful interests. The first edition of Mission to Black America in 1971 helped prod and guide a church grappling with a civil rights revolution that had left it behind. Re-readers and new readers today will find in this new edition as much or more significance for current issues, along with the joy of an exciting, meaningful story.

—Douglas Morgan, PhD, professor of History & Political Studies, Washington Adventist University

2019-04-09T20:41:14-07:00April 9th, 2019|Oak and Acorn Publishing|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 12, 2019 Episode 314

In this week’s episode of All God’s People –

Over ten years, one woman’s gift impacted a million people through Christian Record Services, Sonscreen Film Festival hosted at one of our universities, and a creative Easter message from Pete McLeod.

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Christian Record Services for the Blind Celebrates 120 Years of Service

NAD Hosts Annual Sonscreen Film Festival at La Sierra University

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“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all. . .”
-Acts 4:33

2019-04-30T07:09:42-07:00April 8th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 5, 2019 Episode 313

This week in All God’s People, the Paradise Prayer Warriors take on Pacific Union PBE, the Recorder publishes 2nd Annual Education Issue, and Loma Linda Academy preps for Mini Maker Faire.

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Paradise Prayer Warriors Among First Place Teams to Advance to the North American Division PBE

Paradise Prayer Warriors Win First-place PBE AwardLast Sabbath, the Paradise Prayer Warriors won a first-place award…

Posted by Northern California Adventists in Action on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Recorder Publishes the 2nd Annual Education Issue

Loma Linda Academy to Host Mini Maker Faire on April 7

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“All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.”
-Galatians 1:5

2019-04-30T07:09:42-07:00April 3rd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 29, 2019 Episode 312

All God’s People for the week of March 29, 2019, episode #312

Hawaii Voted Happiest State for 7th Year in a Row—with all Pacific Union States in Top 20

Based on a new Gallup poll, the Aloha State took the top spot for overall well-being for the seventh year in a row. Hawaii came in the number one spot, and Utah came in fifth on the list of ‘happiest states.’ All five of our states were in the top 20.


Hawaiian Mission Academy Gears Up for 2020 Centennial Celebration

Hawaiian Mission Academy is gearing up to celebrate their Centennial in 2020, and they’re kicking off a full year of special events with a very special event right on their historically recognized campus, honoring one of their most famous Alumni, Mary Kawena Pukui—one of Hawaii’s most celebrated artists and scholars.


Northern California Conference Congregation Celebrates Church “Rebirth” Renovations

Earlier this month, the Pittsburg church in Northern California gathered for its official “Celebration of Rebirth.” Fitting for a day of rebirth, Pastor Garrett Anderson preached on the story of Lazarus.

Learn more about this congregation’s celebration online via the link below!

On Sabbath, the Pittsburg church gathered for its official celebration of rebirth. The congregation had been forced to…

Posted by Northern California Adventists in Action on Friday, March 8, 2019

Pacific Union Treasurer Ted Benson Retires after 43 Years of Service

On Wednesday evening last week, there was a special retirement celebration honoring the life and career of Ted Benson—our much beloved Pacific Union Treasurer. Beverly Benson—Ted’s wife—retired from the Office of Education last fall. The Benson’s are retiring from 43 years of service to the Pacific Union. What a huge impact Ted and Bev have made on the work of the Seventh-day Adventist church here in the west!


“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!”
-Philippians 4:4 KJV

2019-03-29T01:01:58-07:00March 29th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 22, 2019 Episode 311

The Bulletin for All God’s People #311

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Adventist WestPoint Takes Premier Training to Reno, Nevada

Adventist Westpoint is a training event focusing on innovative strategies and training for church growth. Pastors, chaplains, students, local church lay leaders—anyone with an interest in expanding their ministry effectiveness—will be challenged and blessed by the slate of activities that are planned for this year. If you’ve never attended an Adventist Westpoint, the good news is, it’s not too late to register for Adventist Westpoint 2019 in Reno, Nevada, April 21-24. The theme this year is focused on “Reaching My Community for the Kingdom.”

Learn more: http://adventistwestpoint.org/

Tala Ki Mamani (“Tell the World”) Church Forms in Salt Lake City

Did you know that according to the Salt Lake Tribune’s analysis of the 2010 U.S. census data, one of every four Tongans living in the U.S. resides in Utah? And the state of Utah ranks second in the U.S. for the total population of Tongans, behind California and ahead of Hawaii. The recently formed Tala Ki Mamani church in Salt Lake City, Utah, gathered friends from across their conference and beyond, to celebrate in a church organization ceremony in their rented facility last October. Initially, the group was formed in 2003, and they grew steadily…and as they grew, so did their vision for becoming a church and expanding their outreach!

Read more on page 30 of the February Recorder online!

Visit: https://adventistfaith.com/recorder/

Safety Sabbath in North America

How do we prepare for the worst? How do we keep our institutions, schools and churches safe – most importantly, how do we keep our members safe? Adventist Risk Management has prepared excellent resources that are being highlighted tomorrow, March 23, on Safety Sabbath. In addition to Earthquake drill and fire drill guides; they’ve included active shooter drill guides and an active shooter situation video to help educate us on what to do. Much thought and planning has gone into these resources from ARM. If your church is not prepared to actually conduct the drill on Sabbath, March 23, you can plan ahead with these resources to begin the process of readiness and educating members in the weeks to come.

Resources: https://adventistrisk.org/en-us/safety-resources/safety-sabbath

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“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” -Isaiah 41:10

Learn more about All God’s People at: https://adventistfaith.com/all-gods-people/

2019-03-20T17:09:27-07:00March 20th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 15, 2019 Episode 310

This week in All God’s People, we’re sharing inspiring stories from several of our schools and from our friends in the Pacific Northwest! Details in the Bulletin below.

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Calexico Mission School Students Reach Out to Soldiers
Operated by the Southeastern California Conference and located in Calexico, California, Calexico Mission School is literally a stone’s throw from the border. Approximately 85% of the nearly 300 students reside in Mexico and make their daily journey across an international border just to attend school. There’s a whole lot of learning—and outreach—going on! Learn about the kind gesture from Calexico students to soldiers at the border in this week’s episode of All God’s People, and also via the link below:


Learn About Calexico Mission School:

NPUC Members Raise Nearly $500,000 for Paradise Fire Relief Efforts
Our church members and friends in the Paradise area have some amazing friends! Do you know what our fellow church members up in the North Pacific Union did recently? They raised nearly $500,000 for fire recovery in Paradise and the surrounding area. Read more about it in the Gleaner! (Link below.)
A huge thank you to our sister union in the Pacific Northwest for your generosity and continued prayers for all of those impacted by the fires in Butte County, California.

Read more:

Students Become Published Authors at Valley View Adventist Academy
At Arroyo Grande Valley View Adventist Academy teacher Glasmine Ellis helps her students become published authors. Ellis introduced her students to the young author program she initiated, published by Student Treasures, a student-based publishing company. For students, grades 5 through 10, this was an opportunity to write, design, and publish their own work. The students go through the entire writing process, learning all the steps to become a published author. How incredible is that for these young authors? KEYT-TV thought it was a good story, too—and sent a crew out to cover it. Read the full story and watch their report via the link below:


March Recorder Highlights Patience
The theme in this month’s Pacific Union Recorder is patience—and features a number of articles and reports from our communication directors across the conferences and our editorial team here at the Pacific Union.

Next month, our April issue will be our 2nd Annual Education Issue! We’ll be sharing more about it soon, right here on All God’s People.

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“…those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” -Psalm 34:10

2019-03-13T01:29:55-07:00March 13th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 8, 2019 Episode 309

This week in All God’s People, join us for a briefing of eHuddle’s 2019 gathering in San Diego and a conversation with Crosswalk Church Pastor Tim Gillespie.
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2019 eHuddle Gathers Church Leaders in San Diego

For two and a half days last month, evangelism directors of conferences and unions, church administrators, pastors, innovators, and other leaders gathered at eHuddle in San Diego to share, learn, and dialogue on how the church can more effectively reach people in a growing, secular culture. During the meeting, more than 30 presenters shared tried and tested ways—often referred to as traditional soul-winning methods—to reach out to their communities, while others shared innovative, creative, and new approaches for how they engage their local community and church. . .

Read more: https://www.nadadventist.org/news/ehuddle-reinvigorates-passion-evangelism

AGP Visits the Crosswalk Church

Recently, our All God’s People team had the opportunity to visit Redlands, California, and speak with Tim Gillespie, lead pastor of the Crosswalk Seventh-day Adventist Church. During the interview, Pastor Gillespie spoke with us about how his church helps remote churches connect to Crosswalk. The satellite congregations reap the benefits from the programming at the main church. Learn more in this week’s All God’s People!

Learn more about Crosswalk: http://www.crosswalkvillage.com/

More details in our All God’s People Bulletin! Want to stay connected to your faith community? Sign up today at: https://adventistfaith.com/subscribe/

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“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” -Luke 6:45

2019-03-06T19:08:20-07:00March 6th, 2019|All Gods People|