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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” January 17, 2020 S4:E2

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!”

Have a beautiful sunset you’d like to share with others? Send us your sunset photos: News.Desk@adventistfaith.com

2020-01-15T18:42:57-08:00January 15th, 2020|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” December 13, 2019 Episode 350

Repicturing Christmas

In this last episode of the year, we’re journeying to Bethlehem and the scene of the nativity. Share this illustrated story with your friends and family!

Thank you for joining us for this last episode of the year. We’ll see you again on Jan. 10, 2020!

2019-12-13T00:21:14-08:00December 13th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” December 6, 2019 Episode 349

Have you discovered Pacific Sunrise? This week, we’re sharing a few favorite stories from Pacific Sunrise about local churches and members making a difference in their communities.

1. Backpacks for Christ Ministry Meets Needs in Phoenix
Learn more about this ministry:

Watch a video produced by Church Support Services about this ministry:

Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:

2. Victorville Church Gives the Gift of Shoes
Read this story in Pacific Sunrise Here

3. Sparks Church Hosts Summer Campout

Check out the church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SparksSDA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1036108386593990&ref=page_internal

Read this story in Pacific Sunrise Here.

4. Kaneohe Church Member Dedicates Her Retirement to Service

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5. Community Teams up to Feed Homeless in San Bernardino

Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:

See photos from their outreach:

6. Young People Participate in Tongan Congregation Inauguration

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Check out the church group on Facebook:

7. Capitol City Church Partners with Community

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I expect!

Posted by Capitol City Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, September 8, 2019

We hope you enjoyed these seven inspiring stories! If you’d like to receive Pacific Sunrise and read short stories like these each Tuesday and Thursday morning from our churches and schools, visit the link below:

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Paul writes in I Corinthians 3:8-9, “Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.” (NKJV)

2019-12-06T16:09:46-08:00December 4th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 22, 2019 Episode 347

Happy Thanksgiving to All God’s People

Thanksgiving is all about friends and family—and is rich with tradition. At our tables at home and our potlucks at church, we’ll be able to find all the traditional dishes, special family recipes, menu mainstays, new versions of old favorites, recipes for new things that may or may not be brought back another year, ethnic dishes we’ve just discovered, and novel products that get tasted and tested. Thanksgiving is delicious.

Thanksgiving is also about worship and prayer together. Across our great Union, in many different languages and in many different ways, our church family will come together this Thanksgiving—to celebrate God’s abundant gifts to us! And to express our gratitude with thankful hearts! Thanksgiving is all about God’s grace and care for us.

At the heart of Thanksgiving is just that: “Thanks-giving.” A time of great gratitude. A time of joyous expression of our thankfulness.

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“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.”

Psalm 100, RSV

2019-11-20T23:25:34-08:00November 20th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 15, 2019 Episode 346

Ministry at Holbrook Indian School (HIS)

Located in Holbrook, Arizona, Holbrook Indian School is a first- through twelfth-grade boarding academy. HIS also manages a first- through eighth-grade day school on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona. 80 percent of funding for the ministry of Holbrook comes from individuals who have a desire to make a positive change in Native American communities.

The Pacific Union territory is home to more than 1.2 million Native Americans. Much of the Navajo Nation lies within the Pacific Union. November is National Native American Heritage Month, and during this time, we celebrate the diverse and rich culture, history, and traditions of Native people.

National Native American Heritage Month is a perfect time for each of us to become more aware of the struggles Native people have faced in the past as well as the present. And that’s one of the reasons that a group of communication professionals from our Pacific Union conferences, schools, and health care system visited Holbrook Indian School and had the opportunity to fellowship and talk with the HIS staff, to meet the students, and to see this ministry firsthand! Our All God’s People production team was there to capture the experience.

Join us in praying for the students, the teachers, the staff—and all those families at Holbrook Indian School. Truly a mission school right here in our union.

Learn more and how you can help HIS: https://www.holbrookindianschool.org/donate

Learn about the history of Holbrook Indian School: https://www.holbrookindianschool.org/history

Follow HIS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HolbrookIndianSchool/

Life at Holbrook: https://www.holbrookindianschool.org/news-and-events

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“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. The will walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:29-31

2019-11-15T12:25:13-08:00November 15th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 8, 2019 Episode 345

In this episode of All God’s People

Frank Jobe Memorial Gala; Veteran’s Day; November Recorder; Gratitude; and more.

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La Sierra University’s Frank Jobe Memorial Gala Raises Scholarship Funds for Student Athletes

La Sierra University recently hosted the Frank Jobe Memorial Gala at the Riverside Convention Center, featuring basketball legend Bill Walton as the keynote speaker. The Gala raises money for scholarships for La Sierra’s Student Athletes. The Pacific Union Conference is just one of the many sponsors of the event. Pastor Ricardo Graham hosted a table with several of La Sierra’s students. As a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics institution, La Sierra University has developed a “Champions of Character” campus program. We are so proud of La Sierra – “where academic investigation, Christian faith, and service to others unite!”

Learn more about the event: https://lasierra.edu/frank-jobe-gala/

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

The month of November is known as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it’s still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Learn more about helping children understand Alzheimer’s disease in a recent Adventist Health article:

November Recorder Themed on Gratitude

When the Aiea church in Hawaii gathers in gratitude after their worship service on Sabbath, families and babies are welcome participants in the fellowship meal. These three precious children are named Leilani, Jonathan, and Zamora. Read the articles on gratitude and find out what some of our student leaders and communication team members are grateful for, as well as all the news and inspiration from our conferences and entities. This year we are grateful for is the Spanish Recorder! The Fall issue is out and you can read it online at adventistfaith.com. Many thanks to our editor Alberto Valenzuela for 4 outstanding issues of the new Recorder in Spanish in 2019 as well as our monthly English Recorder!

Read the Recorder online: https://adventistfaith.com/recorder/

Honoring Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is next Monday, November 11, and it’s a day to pay tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Originating in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson marked a year since the end of the First World War, the day coincides with other days of remembrance around the world including Armistice Day in the United Kingdom and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth of Nations.

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“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV

New from the Living God’s Love Blog
One Word, by Becky De Oliveira
Read the blog: https://adventistfaith.com/blog/living-gods-love/

2019-11-04T18:01:40-08:00November 4th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 1, 2019 Episode 344

All God’s People Episode #344

In this week’s episode: Artists we love; a word on religious freedom from Bradford Newton; and perspective on important issues facing the church from Alan Reinach

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Seventh-day Adventists have been vocal and persistent advocates of religious freedom for every person since the earliest days of our church. Perhaps it is because of the Fundamental Belief on the “Nature of Humanity” that states “Man and woman were made in the image of God with individuality, the power and freedom to think and to do. Though created free beings, each is an indivisible unity of body, mind, and spirit, dependent upon God for life and breath and all else.” Surely, our advocacy of religious freedom is rooted in our understanding of who we are before God.

Learn more about PARL, the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department of the church via the link below:

Here in the Pacific Union, the Church State Council is dedicated to promoting religious freedom. Through education, legislative advocacy, and litigation, the Council works to fight religious discrimination, bigotry, and intolerance. The Council provides legal representation for persons of all faiths who suffer religious discrimination. This is a ministry concerned with “matters of conscience,” and is an expression of some of our deepest and most fervently held beliefs.

Learn more about Church State Council and how you can get involved via the link below:

Learn more about All God’s People on the Pacific Union Conference website:

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“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

2019-11-01T16:54:05-08:00October 29th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” October 25, 2019 Episode 343

This week in All God’s People:

Happy Sabbath from Around the World; Unity in the Pacific Union; Celebrating Diversity

Did you Know?
There are 222,741 members in the seven conferences of the Pacific Union. We have 814 churches/companies, including:

225 Hispanic or Latino churches/companies
120 Asian churches/companies
76 Black or African-American churches/ companies

Our churches are served by 632 pastors.
They represent more than 30 language groups.

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

“The secret of unity is found in the equality of believers in Christ.”
Ellen G. White, The Review and Herald, Dec. 22, 1891

2019-10-25T19:46:08-08:00October 25th, 2019|All Gods People|