In this week’s episode:
—Clovis Church Pastor Interviews Police Chief—
Pastor David Dean felt convicted to reach out to Police Department Chief Fleming after he saw an official online post of his balanced, heartfelt, and informative response to the death of George Floyd. Chief Fleming agreed to come to the Clovis church and answer questions on Sabbath, June 6, and the church deeply appreciated it.
“It has opened up a door for further connection and bridge-building between us,” Pastor Dean said. Their interview was posted to the Police Department website and has had nearly 8,000 views! Thank you, Clovis and Pastor Dean, for a very tangible demonstration of community engagement.
Watch online: https://www.facebook.com/376151075761914/videos/565110844426722/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card
—Celebrating Father’s Day—
This weekend we will celebrate Father’s Day, a day to honor what our fathers mean to us and to express our gratitude to them. This year, Father’s Day occurs on Sunday, June 21.
Learn More: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day#:~:text=The%20nation’s%20first%20Father’s%20Day,occurs%20on%20Sunday%2C%20June%2021.
The senior leadership of the Pacific Union Conference—including conference presidents, Union officers, North American Division officers, and education and health care leaders—convened for a Leadership Roundtable on June 10, 2020. Their purpose was to formalize a shared conversation and address some of the issues raised by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, and to respond to the nationwide protests against police brutality and systematic racial injustice and the outpouring of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Watch Online: https://adventistfaith.com/leadership-roundtable-june-10-2020/
—Arizona Conference Youth Ministries Hosts Virtual Camp Sabbath for Adventurers—
Some wonderful things have been happening for our children to help combat the isolation of social distancing due to the coronavirus.
Using Facebook and YouTube, the Arizona Conference Youth Ministries department recently hosted a virtual Camp Sabbath for Adventurers—children ages 6-10. Participants sang together, prayed together, listened to stories, shared photos of their pets, and used the Kahoot app to answer questions about the Bible. Supplies needed for the various activities were posted on the Adventurer’s page of the youth ministry website.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/azsdayouth/
—Gracepoint Church Adventurers Enjoy Camp-in Weekend—
In Northern California, Gracepoint church’s Adventurer Club held a “camp-in” in place of the traditional spring campout. Director Janis Koh, leaders, and parents endeavored to make it as much like a real camping trip as possible. Families slept in tents in their backyards and living rooms; they prepared “camp” food, such as s’mores; and they went on nature walks near their homes. Fifteen families gathered together by Zoom for a Friday evening vespers and a Sabbath afternoon program. Kids and parents enjoyed singing, earning the Nature A to Z Award, going on a nature scavenger hunt, making crafts, and playing online charades. They posted photos of their activities in a Google album and then watched a slideshow together to see all the fun.
More Photos: https://www.facebook.com/graceisthepoint/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3437665619594507
—June Recorder 2020—
The June Recorder should be in your homes by now. It’s also available online. And the brand new summer 2020 Spanish Recorder is also online; see the link below.
Even as circumstances have forced us to develop new ways of connecting and communicating, each month it’s our great privilege at the Pacific Union Recorder to bring the inspiring news of God’s care and blessing to the Adventist believers in the Pacific Southwest. The churches, schools, and ministries that serve our region continue to function and fulfill their vital role for worship, learning, fellowship, and witness. This month we are pleased to begin the serialization of William G. Johnsson’s new book, Simple Gifts.
Read Online: https://adventistfaith.com/recorder/
—Adventist Risk Management Resources for Churches—
As congregations everywhere are looking forward to reopening their doors and beginning live services at churches once again, Adventist Risk Management has provided complete guidelines on reopening our churches. Click below to find to these comprehensive guidelines.
Next week, our program will showcase some of the amazing graduations from our schools around the Union. It’s going to be a very special program that you won’t want to miss.
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“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” –1 Peter 5:7, KJV