Pacific Union “All God’s People,” May 17, 2019 Episode 319

This week in All God’s People:
An extraordinary group of young people take home an award, a church in Compton, Calif., brings the community together, and an interview with our intern.

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Paradise Prayer Warriors Win a Second Place Award at PBE Division Finals
The 2019 PBE Division Finals drew a record-breaking 210 teams to Rockford, Illinois at the end of April. One of the clubs representing the Pacific Union at the event was the Paradise Prayer Warriors. Each of the four pathfinders from this club who attended, as well as the club’s staff, all lost their homes in the Camp fire that raged through Paradise, Calif., last November. In the face of immense challenges, this team persevered and won a second-place award at the Division Finals.
Congratulations to these young people, and to all the Pathfinders who competed in the Pathfinder Bible Experience! Read (and watch) more in this article and video from the NAD:

Tamarind Avenue Church Hosts Community Town Hall
When numerous potholes in town started becoming a problem for drivers, the Tamarind Avenue church decided to get involved by hosting the community town hall held by Congresswoman Nanette Barragan. Approximately 1,000 people from the Compton, Calif. community came to the meeting. Learn more about the challenges this community is facing in the article linked below:$2m-in-help-on-the-way/5211246/

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“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” -Colossians 3:2

New from the Living God’s Love Blog: Dreamers, by Ray Tetz
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2019-05-18T12:56:39-07:00May 15th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,”May 10, 2019 Episode 318

This week in All God’s People:

Energetic, mission-minded young people, the celebration of a 100-year old church, and honoring our Mothers and Grandmothers.

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Southern California Congregation Builds a Home of Hope

Earlier this year, the Upper Room Fellowship company (URF) in Arcadia, Calif., partnered with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and spent a weekend in Tijuana, Mexico, volunteering with Homes of Hope. Learn more about their experiences in the article and video linked below:

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May Recorder Focuses on Kindness

The May Recorder is titled “Called to Kindness” and features guest editorials on this fruit of the Spirit. The magazine also includes our new feature debuting this month – the Newsdesk – that goes behind the headlines of events and trends shaping our church here in the Pacific Southwest.

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Northern California Church Celebrates 100 Years

The Roseville church, founded in 1919, celebrated its 100th anniversary on April 26 and 27. During the service, Pacific Union Conference President Ricardo Graham and former NCC President Jim Pedersen offered their congratulations, and NCC President Marc Woodson presented a celebratory plaque. Roseville City Councilmember Scott Alvord presented a special commendation from the city.

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100th Year Anniversary Worship Service

Posted by Roseville Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Celebrating Moms on Mother’s Day

On Sunday, May 12, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day – a holiday honoring motherhood that’s observed in different forms throughout the world. The American version of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Whatever you do to celebrate your mother or grandmother or your children who are Moms – say a prayer of thanksgiving with me for the incredible blessings of our Moms!

Oakwood University Aeolians Choir Survive Bus Accident in San Francisco

On May 4, while traveling from the San Francisco airport, a bus transporting the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir and school staff was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 101, just south of Sierra Point. Students and staff members were checked onsite by EMT, and initial reports revealed no life-threatening injuries. . . Read more via the link below.

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“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

2019-05-18T13:07:14-07:00May 10th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” May 3, 2019 Episode 317

This week in All God’s People:

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial hosts special graduation, a church in Victorville, Calif., gives the gift of shoes, and a Los Angeles church impacts lives through outreach.

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Lodi Memorial Hosts NICU Graduation

Recently, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial welcomed back their tiniest patients and honored them with a graduation ceremony to celebrate the new neonatal intensive care unit that helps keep Lodi babies close to home.

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Community Services Sabbath

This Sabbath, May 4, is Community Services Sabbath for the entire North American Division. Many of our churches in the Pacific Union are becoming the hands and feet of Jesus as they faithfully minister to the homeless or others in need in their diverse communities.

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Southern California Church Gives the Gift of Shoes

In late March, the Victorville church gave the gift of 429 pairs of shoes to students attending Lucerne Valley Elementary School!

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Culver City Church Models Christ’s Method in Los Angeles

Although they haven’t quite yet fed the five thousand, the Culver City church has been following in the footsteps of the Savior—and last year, members hit a major milestone of serving 2,000 homeless people in Los Angeles.

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“….whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.” -Matthew 25:40

2019-05-03T15:16:00-07:00May 2nd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 18, 2019 Episode 315

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

2019-04-30T07:09:41-07:00April 15th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 12, 2019 Episode 314

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. . .”
-Acts 4:33

2019-04-30T07:09:42-07:00April 8th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 5, 2019 Episode 313

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

Paradise Prayer Warriors Win First-place PBE AwardLast Sabbath, the Paradise Prayer Warriors won a first-place award…

Posted by Northern California Adventists in Action on Thursday, March 28, 2019

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.”
-Galatians 1:5

2019-04-30T07:09:42-07:00April 3rd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 29, 2019 Episode 312

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!

On Sabbath, the Pittsburg church gathered for its official celebration of rebirth. The congregation had been forced to…

Posted by Northern California Adventists in Action on Friday, March 8, 2019

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

2019-03-29T01:01:58-07:00March 29th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 22, 2019 Episode 311

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.”

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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

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2019-03-20T17:09:27-07:00March 20th, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 15, 2019 Episode 310

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:

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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.

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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

2019-03-13T01:29:55-07:00March 13th, 2019|All Gods People|