Blythe Church Aids in Riverside County Humanitarian Crisis

Faith Hoyt Responding to the need created by the sudden influx of homeless migrant families in Riverside County, Adventist believers from the Blythe Spanish church are providing help in the form of food, lodging, and clean clothing. According to an article published by the Desert Sun in April, “On March 28, Yuma sector Border Patrol officials started releasing migrant families from their custody, because their three processing centers—including one in Blythe—were overflowing with recently apprehended migrant families.” Jesus Jacquez, pastor of the Blythe church, reported that his congregation first got involved in providing help to [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|

Pacific Union Hosts NAD Asian-Pacific Pastors’ Convention

Faith Hoyt Pastors from across North America, Canada, Guam-Micronesia, and Bermuda gathered in Ontario, Calif., from May 13-16 for the North American Division Asian-Pacific Pastors' Convention. About 400 pastors and spouses registered for the convention, which was hosted at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center. “The convention brought our pastors a renewed passion for study of the Bible and helped them embrace the relevance of planting and growing healthy churches,” said VicLouis Arreola, director of Asian-Pacific Ministries for both the Pacific Union Conference and the North American Division. “This gathering was an upper room [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|

Pacific Union Launches Quarterly Recorder en español

Faith Hoyt At the beginning of the year, the Pacific Union Recorder launched the first ever quarterly edition of the magazine in Spanish. The Recorder en español features editorials, news from Hispanic ministries in the seven conferences, and information about events of interest to Spanish-speaking members. In January of this year, the Union launched the winter (inverno) edition of the magazine, followed by a spring (primavera) edition in April. The summer (verano) edition is expected to go to press in late June. "The membership of the Pacific Union includes Spanish-speakers, and we want to acknowledge [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|

La Sierra University Presidential Search

La Sierra University has embarked on a search for the next president of the university. Following Randal Wisbey’s announcement in January of his plans to leave the office of the presidency effective June 30, the Board of Trustees began the search process for La Sierra University’s fourth president. This important undertaking is guided by the university’s mission of seeking truth, knowing God and serving others, by its commitment to Seventh-day Adventist faith and values, and by the university’s long-range goals and ambitions. As directed by the Board Policy Manual, the board chair has appointed a [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|

Relief for Sabbath Observers Seeking Jobs?

The number one problem faced by those who observe Sabbath when seeking jobs is having to disclose their schedule limitations on the job application and in the hiring process. Routinely, Sabbath observers are screened out. Help is on the way! At least in California. The Fair Employment and Housing Commission unveiled its proposed new regulations this week, addressing what are known as “pre employment inquiries” and making it clear that companies must inform applicants they don’t need to disclose their schedule unavailability if it is due to the need for accommodation on account of religion, [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|