This week in All God’s People: Highlights of this year’s premier training event—Adventist WestPoint—which brought over 200 together in Reno, Nev. to reimagine community engagement.
Learn more about Adventist WestPoint at: http://adventistwestpoint.org/
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
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. . .”
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
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.”
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!
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
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!
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.
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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/
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.
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