New President for Pacific Union College
The Pacific Union College Board of Trustees announced on May 25, 2021, that Dr. Ralph Trecartin has been named the school’s 24th president. Dr. Trecartin is currently serving as Associate Provost of Cross-Campus Collaborations, and Dean of the School of Business Administration at Andrews University. He will officially assume his new role on July 1, 2021.
Chico Church Member Celebrates 100th Birthday with Community
This Mother’s Day, dozens of people drove by the church in Chico to celebrate one woman’s incredible life. Frances Caviness Layland, better known as “Frankie,” has lived in Chico for nearly 70 years. After travelling the world with her late husband as a missionary, she has seen and done a lot. But Tuesday, May 11, was a day not many people get to celebrate; Frankie turned 100 years old!”It’s exciting when you think about it,” she beamed. “100 years.” Action News Now was there to capture the smiles, laughter, and memories of one remarkable Adventist woman! Happy 100th birthday, Frankie!
Paradise Adventist Academy Students Return to Renovated Campus
Just a short drive east of Chico, Paradise Adventist Academy celebrated a major victory. Like most children this past year, students at Paradise Adventist Academy have been learning in not-so-typical ways. But the pandemic wasn’t the only reason why.
The 2018 Camp Fire made their campus unsafe and unusable. After extensive reconstruction and refurbishment of the academy, high school students from both this year and the next got a peek at what they’ll return to next school year. And KRCR TV was there.
Steven Hamilton, lead pastor at the Paradise church, addressed over 50 returning students and staff in the courtyard located at the center of the campus. “It gives me great pleasure to say to you as Paradise Adventist Academy students and staff: welcome home,” he said.
Students spent the day touring the upgraded facilities that have been in the works for two years. While classes will not be held here until August 2021, it was the first time the student body has physically been together since 2018.
Three hundred ninety of the church members and school constituents’ houses burned in the Camp Fire. “So many of the students don’t have their home to go back to. What’s left of this campus and has been restored post-fire is really the only home-ness that they have to come back to,” Pastor Hamilton said.
Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.
Memorial Day 2021
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day that commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America. Traditionally, it is viewed as a time of honor and remembrance. Throughout the United States it is common to visit cemeteries, particularly military ones, and decorate graves of the deceased with flowers, small flags, and wreaths.
The observance of Memorial Day in the United States dates back to the Civil War and focused on honoring the war dead of both the Union and the Confederacy by laying flowers of the springtime on the graves of those whose lives had been lost from both sides. The honors demonstrated on Memorial Day helped bring the divided country together. As we honor our heroes, may we also be mindful of the wounds that divide our country and should be healed.
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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