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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” October 11, 2019 Episode 341

All God’s People Episode #341

In this episode –
Church Hosts Kids Cooking Class; Spanish Churches Launch Radio Program; Adventist Health’s TakeTEN™ Lifestyle Program; Clergy Appreciation Sabbath

Chino Valley Chinese Church Hosts Kids Cooking Class
Recently, the Chino Valley Chinese Church hosted Christine Fujitani, a cooking instructor who taught morning cooking classes for children interested in making delicious food. Christine, a professor turned entrepreneur, is the owner of La Tulipe Cooking Studio. She’s passionate about helping children learn to cook a variety of quality vegetarian meals that’ll encourage them to find healthy foods they’ll love to eat. You can learn more about Christine’s unique program via the link below:

Spanish Churches Launch Weekly Radio Broadcast
The Hayward Spanish church and the Central California Conference’s San Jose Spanish church have combined efforts to create a weekly radio broadcast in Spanish. The one-hour program can be heard around the Bay Area—and even as far away as Visalia. In mid-September, the churches held a concert at the Hayward Spanish church to raise money for the program, and 600 people from around California attended! Listen to the radio program on KXZM, 93.7 FM: Sunday from 8-9 a.m., Monday to Friday from 4-5 a.m., and Sabbath from 5-6 a.m.
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/mediahoraconjesuslivestream/

Adventist Health TakeTEN™ Lifestyle Program Helps Participants Live Healthier Lives
TakeTEN is a physician-led, evidence-based program that uniquely combines expert medical care with nutrition, fitness, and spirituality into your personal lifestyle prescription. The program can help with smoking cessation, weight loss, diabetes care, cardiovasular care, and more. Learn more about this 10-day program via the link below.

Clergy Appreciation & Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
Tomorrow, Sabbath, October 12, is Clergy Appreciation Sabbath. Why not let your pastor know how much he or she is appreciated? October 12 is also Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath—a time to focus on our special heritage and the writings of Ellen G. White. Her books include The Desire of Ages, Steps to Christ, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, and The Ministry of Healing. Read her writings online via the link below.

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“Nothing tends more to promote health of body and of soul than does a spirit of gratitude and praise.” -Ellen White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 251

New from the Living God’s Love Blog: Entertaining Unawares, by Edward Motschiedler
Read the blog at: https://adventistfaith.com/category/blog/living-gods-love/

2019-10-10T17:11:05-07:00October 10th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” October 4, 2019 Episode 340

Highlights from the 2019 Student Leadership Conference

Student leaders from 34 junior and senior academies spent the last weekend of September at Leoni Meadows camp in Grizzly Flats, California. Their aim? To learn how to better love, serve, and lead their campuses. This year’s theme for the conference was “Leadership lessons from Nehemiah.”

Over the course of the weekend, group facilitators helped students discuss how they want to lead, what they want to accomplish, and ways to help their classmates get involved and grow together. Leadership groups from the different academies spent time working on teambuilding through different outdoor and indoor challenges, games, and activities.

In addition to fun activities, attendees also gathered at the Leoni Lodge to sing and worship together.

This week, Gisselle Asij, senior at Newbury Park Adventist Academy and the ASB president for the 2019-2020 school year, joined us as our guest host of All God’s People! Watch this week’s episode to learn more about the great things students learned at this annual conference, and click the link below to learn more about Adventist Education in the Pacific Southwest.

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So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.” -Nehemiah 2:20 (NKJV)

2019-10-14T12:01:39-07:00October 2nd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” September 27, 2019 Episode 339

All God’s People episode #339 – for the week of Sept. 27, 2019

In this episode –

Paradise Church Shares Well Water

The Paradise Adventist church has been sharing clean water straight from its well to those in need for forty years, and now they’re aiming to serve Camp Fire survivors. Since the fire, it’s been particularly meaningful to be able to share this resource with friends across the community. The water station at the Paradise church is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Thank you, Paradise church, for reaching out to those in need!

Adventist Health Doctor Weighs in on Vaping Dangers

Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, is creating an epidemic in our country. In the Aloha state, 26% of high school students currently smoke e-cigarettes, which is twice the national average. The state of Hawaii is now investigating its first possible case of serious lung injury related to e-cigarette use. What are the dangers? What symptoms should you be aware of? Takkin Lo, MD, of Adventist Health Castle’s Pulmonary Medicine Department, appeared on KHON2 with details

SCC Hosts Constituency Session

On Sunday, September 22, delegates and constituents of the Southern California Conference gathered at the White Memorial Church in East Los Angeles for the 65th Constituency Session of the conference. The 4 officers of the conference were re-elected for a 4-year term:

President – Elder Velino A. Salazar
Executive Secretary – Elder John H. Cress
Treasurer – Orville Ortiz
Vice President – Elder James G. Lee

SCC’s mission statement is “Exalting Christ by Serving Others.” Let’s remember the officers and entire staff of the Southern California Conference as they continue to do just that in their large, diverse territory.
Learn more about the SCC:

Jorge Soria Shares the Ismael Sanchez Story

As we mentioned two weeks ago, September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. In this week’s episode of All God’s People, Jorge Soria, vice president of the Pacific Union Conference, joins us with a heartwarming story from the early 1900s. The Ismael Sanchez story will also be included in the October edition of the Pacific Union Recorder! Stay tuned.

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“But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.” -Jeremiah 10:12

2019-09-24T18:59:14-07:00September 24th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” September 20, 2019 Episode 338

All God’s People episode 338, for the week of Sept. 20, 2019

In this week’s episode: News from Pacific Union College and La Sierra University, and a word about Public Campus Ministries! Learn which school made the list of 6 most beautiful campuses, and which was voted the most diverse university in the western United States the past five years!

Learn more about
Adventist Christian Fellowship:

Pacific Union College:

La Sierra University:

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“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” -Proverbs 2:6

2019-09-18T17:18:50-07:00September 18th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” September 13, 2019 Episode 337

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct.15 every year in the United States, we honor the contributions of Latino and Hispanic communities with National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Learn more via the link below:

Remembering the Work of Pastor Marcial Serna

In the Seventh-day Adventist church our Hispanic roots are deep and strong. Did you know that the first Hispanic Adventist church was in Sanchez, Arizona? In 1899, in Sanchez, Arizona, Abel and Adiel Sanchez discovered while studying their Bibles that the day of worship was the seventh day, sabado. They learned that Marcial Serna, the pastor of the Tucson Mexican Methodist-Episcopal Church, had become an Adventist through the work of Adventist colporteurs, and they contacted him. Eventually so many of the Methodists in Sanchez became Adventists that the Methodists gave them their church on the condition that the Adventists help them build a new one—and the church in Sanchez became the first Hispanic Adventist church in the U.S. Learn more about Pastor Serna’s work in the Milestones article in the September Recorder, and also in a recent episode of All God’s People!
Watch the Milestones Episode: https://vimeo.com/353907755
Read More in the Sept. Recorder: https://adventistfaith.com/recorder/

September Recorder Highlights Oshkosh Camporee

The September magazine is in your homes, and features a special report! We extended our publishing deadline just a little longer to include an eight-page photo essay of our Pacific Union Pathfinders at the 2019 International Camporee. The theme of this month’s issue is “Hospitality” and there are a wealth of stories and feature articles highlighting this spiritual gift. We pray that the Recorder continues to bless and inspire you. You can also read it online at our website! Past issues are archived for your convenience, including three issues of the Recorder en español:

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“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” -Romans 12:10-13

2019-09-12T19:18:35-07:00September 12th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” September 6, 2019 Episode 336

All God’s People for the week of Sept. 6, 2019
Episode #336

“Back to School” with our Top 10 Pacific Sunrise Stories

Each Tuesday and Thursday, we send out a new edition of “Pacific Sunrise,” an email that shares the most interesting, exciting, and inspiring stories that are impacting our members and our communities. We thought it would be interesting to go “Back to School” this week, as our teachers and students are all returning to the classroom over the next few days, or have already returned! Here is our Top 10 Pacific Sunrise story picks since the first edition last January.

Here we go—

#10 – Fresno Adventist Academy Expands STEM Program with Versacare Grant

#9 – PUC Preparatory School Takes Fitness Class Outdoors

#8 – Hawaiian Mission Academy Visits Camp Erdman

#7 – Linda Vista Robotics Team Earns First Place at National Championship in Florida

#6 – San Gabriel Academy Students Build a Playground

#5 – Summit Christian Academy Students Make Electricity

#4 – Students Become Published Authors at Valley View Adventist Academy

#3 – Lodi Adventist Academy Invites Special Guests to Banquet

#2 – Calexico Mission School Students Reach Out to Soldiers

#1 – Rubber Boots Required: Napa Christian Delves into Learning Outside the Classroom

Join the growing list of Pacific Sunrise subscribers!

These Top 10 stories were first featured in Pacific Sunrise! Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, we send out two stories that we find inspiring, engaging, and important to our community as Adventists. Join us for another year as we highlight our schools, churches, and ministries!


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“O taste and see that the Lord is good!” -Psalm 34:8

2019-09-06T00:15:00-07:00September 5th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 30, 2019 Episode 335

All God’s People for the week of August 30, 2019
Episode #335

Lodi Fairmont ACS Hosts “Cuddle Up” Project

At the Lodi Fairmont church, Adventist Community Service volunteers were featured on Good Day Sacramento earlier this month. The segment focused on the “Cuddle Up” project. Over many years, members have sewn thousands of blankets and paired them with stuffed animals to be sent to kids in need all over the community – and the world! What a way to make sure kids in need have a sense of comfort in tough times. Watch a local news report of this story:

ACS Continues Support of Camp Fire Survivors with Kitchen Supply Kits

The ministry of Adventist Community Services continues to help support the Camp Fire survivors who are struggling to put the basic pieces of their lives back together. Their latest kitchen supply kit giveaway was held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico last month. Charlene Sargent, the Pacific Union ACS Director, coordinated the effort in Chico and will have ongoing supply kit giveaways in other needed areas. Watch the news report:

Summer Vacation Bible School Programs Engage Young People

Churches across the Pacific Union hosted fun and educational Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs this summer. In late July, the West Sacramento Spanish church hosted a Vacation Bible School using the new program developed by the North American Division called “Jamaii Kingdom.” Children learned to appreciate nature and had a great time exploring an African savanna while making friends and learning how we are all part of God’s big family!

In Elko, Nevada, the local church invited young people in their church and community to a Fiesta-themed VBS. Youth learned about Jesus through songs and activities that integrated the Spanish language and culture. Highlights from their program included “Sing and Play Olé” time, “Hot Bible Adventures” with Bible story reenactments, and “Cactus Crafts.”

Roughly 400 miles south, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Maranatha Spanish church hosted an average of 70 kids each evening at their Route 66-themed VBS held during the last week of July. The theme was based on the 66 books of the Bible.

For churches like West Sacramento Spanish, Elko, Maranatha Spanish, and many more – VBS is a special way for congregations to participate in children’s evangelism and engage young people in meaningful ways.

Learn More About Jamaii Kingdom: https://www.adventistvbx.org/

Pacific Union Hispanic Ministries + Communications Departments Launch Quarterly Magazine in Spanish

At the beginning of the year, the Pacific Union launched a new quarterly edition of the Recorder magazine in Spanish. This new publication reaches about 20,000 Adventist homes in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah! It is distributed through our Spanish-language churches, and the next edition comes out in October! Read the latest edition of the Recorder en español via the link below:

KHON2 News Interviews Senior Chaplain of Adventist Health Castle

Sara-May Colón, Senior Chaplain of Adventist Health Castle, is not what you might expect when you think of someone in her role, but she is exactly the right person for the job. Her faith and her heart for others is evident, and she has had quite the journey so far! Be sure to check out the story of her ministry and passion for serving others in a video interview from KHON2.

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“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”
-Psalm 31:24

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2019-08-29T16:33:51-07:00August 29th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 23, 2019 Episode 333

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” for the week of August 23, 2019
Episode 333

Northern California Conference Office Moves to Roseville

On Monday, Aug. 5, the Northern California Conference office opened for business at its new location on Douglas Boulevard in Roseville. A new office for the conference—the property was previously owned by Adventist Health, and became available after their consolidating move to their new corporate headquarters, also in Roseville.

New NCC location:
2100 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
New telephone number: (916) 886-5600
New mailing address: P.O. Box 619015, Roseville, CA 95661
Learn More on the NCC Website: https://nccsda.com/

iShare Conference Hosted in Riverside

The 2019 iShare conference was held at the Riverside Convention Center on Aug. 16 & 17. Attendees were challenged to “Think Different” and to share their faith in new ways. Imagine a gathering that challenges you to unlock your creative potential for God. A weekend where you experience a paradigm shift in the way that you see and share your faith. That’s what iShare 2019 was all about!
Learn more about iShare: https://ishareconference.com/

Pacific Union Pathfinder at Oshkosh International Pathfinder Camporee

Last week, from August 12-17, approximately 55,000 Pathfinders, sponsors, leaders and parents, had the time of their lives at the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Clubs from more than 100 countries gathered at this once-every-five-years event. During the day, Pathfinders earned honors, traded pins, performed community service, tried a wide variety of fun activities, demonstrated their marching skills, and made new friends. Each evening, Damian Chandler, senior pastor of the Sacramento Capitol City church, shared the keynote address. They also watched an ongoing nightly play about the life of the Bible character David. The 2019 Pathfinder Camporee was a resounding success and a truly unforgettable experience for our young people – so much so that we’ve dedicated an entire All God’s People episode to the Camporee.

See more photos from Camporee: https://adventistfaith.com/camporee-2019/

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“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” -1 Corinthians 13:12

Sign up for All God’s People—a weekly video blog with news and inspiration from around the Pacific Union: adventistfaith.com/subscribe/

2019-08-23T00:14:27-07:00August 23rd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People” — Oshkosh Special Report

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Special Oshkosh Edition; Commentary by Bradford Newton

Oshkosh. For Adventists, this single word has taken on a very special meaning. The 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee brought more than fifty-six thousand pathfinders and leaders to Wisconsin this last week—including more than 7,000 from the Pacific Union!

Pathfinders from 92 Countries gathered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the 8th International Pathfinder Camporee, which kicked off on Monday, August 12, and ran through Saturday night, August 17.

The Pacific Union was well represented by Pathfinders from across the Pacific Southwest! Some 236 clubs from each of the seven conferences in the Pacific Union attended this camporee, which is now held once every five years.

Pathfindering is now a global youth movement—and it was nurtured and developed right here in the Pacific Union. Our history with Pathfinders goes back some 90 years, including foundational work done in the 1940s and 50s. “Pathfinders” was first adopted by a camp in Southern California and then a club in Anaheim. The first conference-sponsored Pathfinder clubs were in Southeastern California, and many of the most familiar aspects of Pathfindering—the triangular emblem used worldwide, Pathfinder Fairs, Camporees, the Pathfinder Song—all got their start here in the Pacific Southwest.

At its core, the Camporee is designed to inspire young people to lift up Jesus in their lives. At this year’s camporee, 1309 precious young people were baptized—including some 200 from the Pacific Union! Thursday evening of Oshkosh was a special time for our Pacific Union clubs, as large crowds gathered on the left side of the main stage to participate as witnesses in the baptisms of dozens of young people from our conferences. An important moment witnessed by family and friends—and a moment of hope for the church.

Unforgettable experiences, special memories, and important life decisions. We’re grateful for the youth directors, coordinators, medical, security, and many other teams of people who worked hard to make this an educational, memorable and rewarding experience for our young people. Most of all, we’re grateful for those who prayed for our young people to experience God’s love while at Camporee, and for the young people who have chosen to follow Jesus.

The 2024 Camporee theme was announced on the final day of the Camporee. The next Camporee theme is “Believe the Promise.” The dates for the 2024 International Pathfinder Camporee are August 12-17, 2024.

Register for next year: https://camporee.org/

Do you have memories of Oshkosh 2019 you’d like to share with us? Post your stories to Instagram and Facebook using #PUCPath.

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“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

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2019-08-22T23:28:35-07:00August 22nd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 16, 2019 Episode 332

All God’s People for the week of August 16, 2019
Episode #332

How do you capture the history of the Adventist church in a territory that encompasses nearly half a million square miles? How can a few stories of a handful of people properly represent a church of more than 700 congregations, with 245,000 members, who come from dozens of different cultures—and worship each week in approximately 30 different languages? Each week we bring you stories of things that are happening in the Pacific Union that show how God is working in our lives and in our churches, schools, and homes. But what about—as the old phrase goes—how God has led us in the past? Do we have a history of providence for the growth of the Adventist Church here in the Pacific Southwest? Our communication team here in the Pacific Union sat down and picked out just a few of the stories that help us remember how abundantly God has blessed us and led us.

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“We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” -Christian Experience and Teachings of Ellen G. White, p. 204

2019-08-14T23:58:54-07:00August 14th, 2019|All Gods People|