This week’s episode of All God’s People highlights Religious Liberty, the separation of church and state, and how to support this important ministry in the annual Liberty magazine & Religious Liberty offering. Other stories include how careful stewardship is generating funds for keeping our institutions and employees safe, and national recognition of two of our Volunteer Ministry Coordinators! Details in the bulletin below.

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**Pacific Union Fund Generates $1 Million for Institutional Safety

As a result of good stewardship and management in the Workers Compensation fund, the Pacific Union Conference is able to return $1 million back to the California conferences to be used for Institution and Employee Safety. Schools have installed video monitoring systems or fire alarms, gates have been fixed, and sidewalks and parking lots repaired. Slip/trip/and fall claims and ergonomics claims are down and savings are up as we continue to be proactive in putting employee safety concerns first! are down and savings are up as we continue to be proactive in putting employee safety concerns first!

Learn more about the Pacific Union: https://adventistfaith.com/

Volunteer Ministry Coordinators Honored at NAD Ministries Convention

At the North American Division Ministries Convention earlier this month, two of our Volunteer Ministry Coordinators at the Pacific Union were honored. Ron Pickell (pastor of the LIFE church of Berkeley, chaplain of the Adventist campus ministry group at UC Berkeley, and volunteer coordinator of the NAD Adventist Christian Fellowship) received an Excellence in Ministry award. In addition, Pacific Union Stewardship Coordinator, and Northern California Conference Community Services/Stewardship/Health Director Gordon Botting received a lifetime achievement award. Congratulations Ron and Gordon!

Read more about the convention: https://www.adventistministriesconven…

2019 Religious Liberty Sabbath

Religious Liberty Sabbath is Saturday, Jan. 26. In our congregations in the Union and around the world, our members will be participating in the 2019 Religious Liberty Sabbath campaign, “Protecting the Wall” — the wall of separation between Church and State. Learn more about the important work of this ministry via the links below.

Learn more about Church State Council http://www.churchstate.org/

Learn more about Religious Liberty Sabbath https://www.nadadventist.org/events/r…

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“It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.” -Galatians 5:13

**This Story was updated to reflect a correction in the details 01-25-19**