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Southeastern California

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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...

SECC Educators and Students Begin School Year with Resilience and Faith

By Tricia Murdoch Zmaj The first day of school looked very different this year. While educators in Southeastern California Conference (SECC) schools were in their...

God is Not in Quarantine: Hispanic Church Brings Hope to Thousands

By Becky St. Clair Alberto Ingleton, Hispanic Ministries director for the Pacific Union Conference, is accustomed to holding four or five outreach meetings within the...

God’s Voice Matters

Southern California Adventists Organize Demonstration for Peace and Justice By Lauren Lacson Unity. Justice. Community. Peace. That’s what the demonstration on June 3 in Los Angeles was...

Adventurers Hold Digital Camporee Amid COVID-19 Quarantine

By Suzanne Ocsai When the COVID-19 virus forced the world to go into lockdown in early spring, many events were canceled immediately, including the Southeastern...

Good Neighbors: Church and Academy Host COVID-19 Drive-through Testing

By Becky St. Clair In early May, San Bernardino County officials were looking for sites large enough to host COVID-19 testing events for the general...

Teachers Find New Ways to Engage with Students During the Pandemic

By Cynthia Mendoza Just as ministry does not stop in times of crisis, neither does education. As the crisis began to intensify and schools started closing...

Ministry Happens on Street Corners and Drive-throughs

By Cynthia Mendoza From church parking lots to busy street corners, church members in the Southeastern California Conference are making a tangible difference in their...

Teens Have Honest Conversations About Relationships and God at “Swipe Right”

By Natalie Romero The Azure Hills and Redlands churches joined forces to present a program for teens called Swipe Right: God, Love, and Dating. It...

Young Professionals Profess Their Faith Through Service

by Greg Rumsey Rafael (not his real name), a middle-aged man with a history of psychiatric problems, was in despair over conflicts with his son,...
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