Gavin Newsom Visits Vaccine Clinic at Adventist Church
On Friday, April 2, Governor Gavin Newsom visited a coronavirus vaccination site in San Bernardino’s Westside—one of the most impoverished regions of the state—to encourage eligible Californians to get vaccinated and to highlight efforts to vaccinate people in the state’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas.
The pop-up vaccine clinic at Sixteenth Street Seventh-day Adventist Church was scheduled to give 500 people the Johnson & Johnson vaccine through a partnership between Loma Linda University Health and C.O.P.E—Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement, a network of churches focused on Black residents in the Inland Empire. The first of the 500 to be vaccinated was Sonya Gray-Hunn, age 52, a housing organizer with C.O.P.E.
A big thanks to Pastor Andrea King and the Sixteenth Street church for providing the vaccination clinic! Next week, we will feature an interview with Pastor King in All God’s People.
Fourth Annual Education Issue of the Pacific Union Recorder
April is Education Month for the Pacific Union Recorder, and we’re delighted to bring you the fourth annual education issue!
Over a year ago, the coronavirus pandemic forced all of us to adjust to new ways of doing things in almost every aspect of daily life. Our schools have been deeply impacted. In this issue of the Recorder, we take you inside our school system to see how God has continued to bless this important ministry and to celebrate the unselfish love and commitment that has kept our schools open and teaching during this extraordinary time!
Forest Kindergarten at Pine Hills Adventist Academy
For Pine Hills Adventist Academy in beautiful Northern California, childhood is valued as a treasured, respected period of time that is not to be rushed, but embraced and peacefully nurtured through inquisitive, play-based learning. Students in the Forest Kindergarten program are given a wide range of opportunities and activities to develop a balanced and holistic education. You know it’s been a good day in Forest Kindergarten when your once-white socks are now brown, there is mud or paint on your pants, and your pocket contains a treasure from nature.
Pine Hills Adventist Academy
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Virtual Youth Service Day
Are you ready for a Servolution? Join youth across the Pacific Union and North Pacific Union as they share God’s love through acts of kindness on Saturday, April 24. Make a sock teddy bear, dog, or cat or paint a flowerpot and give soil and seeds to comfort community members who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19. Join virtually or organize the service projects at your church. Sponsored by the West Coast Youth Conference, this is a wonderful way to celebrate Youth Service Day!
Paint a Memory Flower Pot
Sew a Sock Teddy Bear
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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11