Northern California Conference Moves Headquarters

By Julie Lorenz This summer, the Northern California Conference (NCC) moved its headquarters to a new office building at 2100 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville. The office officially opened for business on Aug. 5. The building is the former headquarters of Adventist Health, which recently relocated to a newly constructed building, also in Roseville. Adventist Health is leasing about a quarter of the NCC office for some of its operations. Through the years, the headquarters of the Adventist church in Northern California has been located Lodi, Santa Rosa, and Oakland. For the past 47 years, the [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|

Southeastern California Conference Hosts FEJA Youth Congress at La Sierra University

Faith Hoyt, with Abigail Marenco Approximately 1, 200 young people from across the Pacific Union Conference worshipped together and built community at the Federación de Jóvenes Adventistas (FEJA) Youth Congress held at La Sierra University in late June. The event, hosted this year by the Southeastern California Conference, included a Bible Bowl focusing on Luke and Acts, several social events, and volleyball, basketball, and soccer games. Each aspect of a FEJA convention is designed to help young people grow spiritually, form Christian friendships, and enjoy physical exercise. “We are grateful to God for the response [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|

Linda Vista Robotics Team Wins Top Awards at National Robotics Competition

Faith Hoyt A team of six students from Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School in Oxnard, Calif., won a series of top awards on May 5 at the National Robotics Competition. The Astro Falcons, a team of students ranging from grades five to eight, travelled to the Adventist Robotics League (ARL) National Championship at Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida, where they tested their skills alongside 29 other teams. The Linda Vista Astro Falcons won first in robot performance, first place in robot design, first place in project, and second place in core values. The team [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|

Pacific Union Education Department Presents Five Students with Scholarships—Future Teachers Committed to Living God’s Love

Faith Hoyt Earlier this year, leadership from the Pacific Union Department of Education attended the graduation weekend ceremonies of five students in order to present them with scholarship awards. Every year since 2015, the Pacific Union has awarded four-year scholarships to five high school seniors pursuing education degrees at an Adventist university. The winners for this year’s scholarships are Alivia Lespinasse, Dannica Roberts, Lauren Vandehoven, Molly Gram, and Se Bin Bong, five students who share common goals: living God’s love in their classrooms and helping their future students discover the joy of learning. When Alivia [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|

Native American Ministries Serves Unreached Communities in the Pacific Southwest

Nancy Crosby The Pacific Union Conference is home to over 1.2 million Native Americans, the largest population of Native Americans residing within any of the unions in the North American Division. Yet this population is the least reached by our church. We are called to witness to all nations, but Native Americans have been neglected. Native American Ministries is currently working to reverse this problem. The Nevada-Utah Conference decided early in the year to focus on supporting the Kayenta Mission in Arizona as it reaches out to share the gospel with the Navajo people. The [...]

By |June 27th, 2019|

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|