Five Teen Farms Featured on Good Day Sacramento
Students from Lodi Academy were recently featured in Good Day Sacramento for a garden project called Five Teen Farms, which they launched to raise money for their school study tours. Thanks to their garden, these five teens were able to pay for their sophomore year biology trip to the Mendocino Coast. This year, the students are raising money for their East Coast history tour by growing zucchini, beets, several varieties of tomatoes, and Armenian cucumbers. Their operation also includes making homemade pickles—and they even use reclaimed wood to make decorative signs, yard art, and games.
Pacific Union Webinar Discusses Engaging Media and Community Leadership Post-Pandemic
In late June, communication professionals, principals, schoolteachers, and church members tuned in for a discussion on how media outlets are reporting on the re-opening of houses of worship and religious institutions. To equip local leadership with the tools to engage both the community and local media, the Department of Communication and Community Engagement for the Pacific Union Conference hosted the webinar with strategic communications firm Kurth Lampe Worldwide. Presenters Kevin Lampe and Greg Dunn discussed the types of stories media outlets will be looking for in the weeks to come—and how churches or schools can benefit from renewed interest in how faith groups are meeting the needs of their communities. If you missed this timely, informative webinar, you can watch it in its entirety.
Interview with Karen Martell
Karen Martell is the Prayer Ministries coordinator for the Pacific Union. Recently, Connie Jeffery talked with her about the upcoming Constituency Meeting in August and the plans for a United Prayer Call just prior to this important meeting.
The July Recorder is in your mailbox this week, and it includes a wonderful article from Pastor John Brunt entitled, “Incredible Reality, Infinite Love.” These two sentences from Pastor Brunt sum up the article: “As Jesus gave Himself for us, we as His disciples give ourselves for others. We never do it perfectly as He did, but the more we grasp His grace, the more gracious we become.” The Recorder in English and Spanish is available online.
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“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
– Matthew 18:20 (KJV)