All God’s People S4:E2 – Young Adult Retreat; Churches Celebrate 150th Anniversaries; Remembering Dr. King – for the week of Jan. 17, 2020

Young Adults Gather for Retreat in Central California
A retreat in Oakhurst, Calif., brought 300 young people together for a weekend of Bible study, fellowship, and seminars in mid-December of last year. This Central California Conference-hosted retreat drew young adults from all over the Pacific Southwest and even Canada. This year the focus was on “Surviving Eden”-a provocative title that brought interest in the Garden of Eden story. Praise the Lord for our dedicated young adults!

Are you a Young Adult? Follow the CCC Young Adult Retreat Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungAdultDept/

Read the full story: https://www.centralcaliforniaadventist.com/single-post/2018/02/07/Registrants-Flood-Largest-ever-CCC-Young-Adult-Retreat-1

Northern Calif. Congregations Celebrate 150th Anniversaries
This past fall, two Northern California Conference congregations celebrated their 150th Anniversaries! Santa Rosa and Healdsburg were the first Adventist churches founded west of the Rocky Mountains. On Sabbath, Oct. 26, the Healdsburg congregation came to church prepared for a full day of anniversary celebration, but the Kincade fire changed their plans.
The entire city was to be evacuated by 4:00 pm. So the Healdsburg church members went home to prepare for the evacuation and then took their celebration to the Santa Rosa church. On Nov. 16, they continued the celebration at their own church, thankful that it was still standing.

On Nov. 15 and 16, the Santa Rosa congregation celebrated their anniversary during a weekend of events themed “Milestones of Grace and Providence.” We are so grateful for these two vibrant churches! Read the history of missionaries John Loughborough and D.T. Bordeau and how they started these two congregations back in 1869. Read the full story in the January Recorder (pg. 38-39) via the link below:

Reflecting on the Work of Dr. King
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was born on January 15, 1929, and the Federal Holiday next Monday offers us a reminder to reflect on the important work to which Dr. King devoted his life. Join us in this week’s episode as we share an excerpt from the sermon Dr. King preached in October of 1954 on the parable of the New Wine in Old Bottles found in Matthew 9:17.

Learn More about Dr. King: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/

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How can we be “Now” and “Not Yet?” How can we live out our faith so that it’s relevant in the world we live in today—and yet are looking for the world to come, and the return of Christ Jesus?

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, let this be our challenge and our prayer—to be both “now” and “not yet!”

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