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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|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” October 18, 2019 Episode 342

All God’s People, Episode 342

In this week’s episode:
Maranatha to Build 200 Sheds; New EMS Station for Paradise; Fire Preparedness; October Recorder; Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Maranatha to Build 200 Sheds

Almost one year ago, the Camp Fire swept over the Paradise community, devastating more than 20,000 acres, and leaving very little unscathed. Some families and individuals who lost their homes are currently living in campers and RV’s, with no space to store their belongings. In coordination with the Northern California Conference leadership, Maranatha Volunteers International is being asked to assist the Paradise Adventist Church with a community outreach project. Maranatha volunteers will assist in constructing 200 storage sheds for members of this community, and they invite you to join them, starting November 5.
Learn how you can get involved:

New EMS Base Station for Paradise

As a result of a grant from the Butte Strong Fund, Paradise will soon have increased medical transport services. Adventist Health reports that since last December there has been a 30% increase in ambulance runs for Paradise. Right now the closest ambulance service is in Magalia. The North Valley Community Foundation awarded a $49,000 grant to Adventist Health from its Butte Strong Fund. That builds on a $21,000 donation by the Adventist Health Feather River Foundation. This money helps support the funds needed for the new EMS base station.
Learn more:

Fire Prevention

Every October, Adventist Community Services takes a week to focus on fire prevention and the resources produced by the National Fire Protection Association. Numerous resources are available on the ACS website, on Ready.gov, and the NFPA website for helping families and older adults be prepared in case of a fire emergency. The links to these resources are below. And, if you’re interested, check out the Introduction to Disaster Preparedness DVD that was produced by our ACS team here in the Pacific Union Conference! It’s available through AdventSource.





October Recorder Highlights

The October Recorder is in your homes and is filled with articles and beautiful nature photographs on the theme of Reverence. James Ponder, a writer, editor, and photographer from Loma Linda, loves how the land and sky reveal the creativity and power of the mind of God. His photographs grace the front cover and illustrate our Portraits of Reverence this month. Be sure to check out one of our newest features—the Newsdesk section (pg 45-51). You can download the Recorder to your mobile device from the QR code located on pg. 3. Or read it online via the link below. The Recorder continues to bless and inspire our members and their families in the nearly 76,000 households it reaches each month.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which, according to the Center for Disease Control, is the most common cancer found in women. One of the easiest ways to promote early detection, and therefore increase the chance of a positive outcome after diagnosis, is the self-exam. Adventist Health has wonderful resources online that will help you learn the five ways for you to screen for breast cancer at home: https://www.adventisthealth.org/blog/2018/october/breast-cancer-awareness-five-ways-to-screen-for-/

There are also stories of courageous women who are surviving and thriving with breast cancer.


And there are several practical tips on supporting your loved one with breast cancer.


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“Every human being should look to heaven with reverence and gratitude, and exclaim with amazement, ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.’”

-Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, July 4, 1895

2019-10-18T11:32:31-08:00October 16th, 2019|All Gods People|

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/

2019-10-10T17:11:05-08:00October 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)

2019-10-14T12:01:39-08:00October 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

2019-09-24T18:59:14-08:00September 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

2019-09-18T17:18:50-08:00September 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

2019-09-12T19:18:35-08:00September 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

2019-09-06T00:15:00-08:00September 5th, 2019|All Gods People|