Newslog2019-01-09T11:40:55-08:00

Pacific Union ASI Young Professionals Rally Held in Northern California

by Pat Arrabito Sharing their energy and enthusiasm for God, 130 Seventh-day Adventist young professionals gathered on Sabbath afternoon and evening, Nov. 15, at the Northern California Conference (NCC) office in Sacramento, Calif. The event was sponsored by the Pacific Union ASI (Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries), an organization that brings together business and ministry for the sake of the gospel. NCC Young Adult Ministry helped to facilitate the event by providing social media advertising and securing the meeting location. Additionally, Pastor Daniel Garza advised with program planning. The group was welcomed by Ed Fargusson, [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|

Pacific Union Public Campus Ministries Hosts Solidarity Project at UC Berkeley Campus

by Faith Hoyt An Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF) chapter of Public Campus Ministries collaborated on a project in late October that showed support and gave voice to survivors of sexual assault. UC Berkeley's ACF chapter, in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Path To Care Assault Crises Center, launched The Solidarity Project on their campus on October 22. The project created spaces for student survivors to write their stories on a wall—giving voice to their experience as a step forward in recovery. Assisting ACF and Path To Care in the project was the LIFE Adventist Church in [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|

Pacific Union Native American Ministries Co-Hosts Dental Clinic for Community in Page, Arizona

by Anne Crosby God’s love was recently demonstrated through a group of dedicated volunteers in Page, Arizona. The Page All Nations church hosted a free dental clinic Sept. 23-25, attracting over 200 people in need of care. During the three days the clinic was open, approximately $200, 000 of free dental and dermatology services were provided. Patients expressed that they were overwhelmed by this gesture of love and service.    The idea for the clinic came from Dr. Calvin Kim, a dentist and church member living in Washington state. Kim contacted Pacific Union Native American [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|

Native American Camp Meeting Hosted in Southern Utah

by Nancy Crosby November is Native American Heritage month. The Pacific Union is home to more than 1.2 million Native Americans. Much of the Navajo Nation lies within the Pacific Union. One of the highlights of the year is the Native American camp meeting. Nevada-Utah Conference held the annual Native Camp Meeting from September 6 to 8 in Southern Utah. The weather was beautiful for the event. Dr. Winston Craig was the guest speaker for the camp meeting. Craig spoke on nutrition and diabetes prevention. On Sunday, volunteers prepared a delicious meal of Navajo tacos [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|

Oak and Acorn Author Lectures at Los Angeles Adventist Forum

by Faith Hoyt The Los Angeles chapter of the Adventist Forum hosted Oak and Acorn author Gilbert Valentine on the last Sabbath of September at the Glendale City church. Valentine, a recently retired professor of leadership and administration in the School of Education at La Sierra University, is the author of five books, with more on the way. His book, The Struggle for the Prophetic Heritage: Issues in the conflict for control of the Ellen G. White publications 1930-1939, was re-published by Oak and Acorn Publishing in 2018. At the forum, Valentine spoke about coming [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|

Maranatha Celebrates 50 Years of Mission Service

by Julie Z. Lee On Sabbath morning, September 21, Don Noble stood before a crowd of more than 2, 000 people in Sacramento, California, welcoming them to the 50th anniversary celebration of Maranatha Volunteers International. Behind him, a massive globe spun on a screen, showcasing the thousands of locations where Maranatha has completed a project. In total, Maranatha has built 11, 229 structures and more than 1, 000 water wells in 88 countries. The numbers are impressive, but they weren’t the focus of the weekend. “The story of Maranatha is a fascinating story,” said Noble, [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|