CONFERENCES

Southeastern California

La Sierra Academy Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of this year’s Black History Month, La Sierra Academy celebrated the history and accomplishments of the Black community with intentional chapel programs...

Creative Connections: Virtual Chapel Brings Two Schools Together

Pre-COVID, the sixth- to eighth-graders at Escondido Adventist Academy (EAA) and Oceanside Adventist Elementary (OAE) got together on a regular basis so the students...

Southeastern California Conference Churches Are Equipped 2 Serve

On Jan. 9, the Southeastern California Conference (SECC) hosted the annual Equipped 2 Serve training event. This Sabbath afternoon session offered inspiration for church...

Doing Better to Be Better: SECC Holds Second Forum on Racial Equality and Justice

Often there are misconceptions about how and why regional conferences began,” said Robert Edwards, VP for Black Ministries in the SECC. “Our purpose with...

Lord Make Us One: 10 Days of Prayer in the SECC and Beyond

As the prayer leader for both the Pacific Union Conference and the Southeastern California Conference, Karen Martell regularly connects with prayer leaders at conferences...

AVID Learners: Academies Adopt Uniquely Effective Program

We all know school is where you go to learn “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic,” but how do you learn how to study? How do...

The Next NormalX: Meeting the Needs of Black Evangelism

By Tricia Murdoch Zmaj For most of 2020, the nation has been struggling with a pandemic that disproportionally impacts communities of color; in addition, we...

Called to a Mission: Calexico Mission School Faces COVID-19

By Becky St. Clair Schools around the world have experienced challenges adjusting to their new normal, but Calexico Mission School (CMS) faces some unique challenges....

Deirdre Solomon is Ordained at Arlington Church

By Tricia Murdoch Zmaj On August 29, Deirdre Solomon, associate pastor at Arlington church, was ordained. This was the first ordination service in Southeastern California...

Hello, I Am…:

First Virtual Youth Leadership Convention Presents Possibilities By Becky St. Clair Adapting events to follow COVID-19 restrictions and precautions has become part of what is dubbed...

Churches Meet Growing Needs of Communities During COVID-19

By Natalie Romero In the months since the spread of COVID-19, families in the Southeastern California Conference have struggled with needs like food, rent, and...

Making Lemons into Lemonade

By Tricia Murdoch Zmaj Southeastern California Conference schools started classes virtually this year, but students were still able to visit campus for events to meet...

Women Driven by Service Prove COVID-19 Can’t Stop Love

By Araya Moss More than 30 years ago, Sali Butler, a member of Valley Crossroads church, often joined friend June Williams, a member of Altadena...

SECC Camp, VBS Offered Virtually

By Suzanne Ocsai Pine Springs Ranch summer camp and Vacation Bible School (VBS) are summer staples for kids, teens, and the young adults who help...

Prayer Vigil Unites Church Communities

By Suzanne Ocsai Arriving early at the San Bernardino Community church for the Prayer Vigil for Unity and Racial Injustice on Saturday, June 27, Bryant...