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|

Church Support Services Expands Ministry Resources

Faith Hoyt As Church Support Services Director Rich DuBose will tell you, his department is eager to help fulfill the mission of sharing the gospel. Formed to serve the needs of churches, his department has provided a host of resources to help churches share the gospel in the Pacific Union Conference territory. DuBose joined the Pacific Union Conference as an associate director in the Church Ministries department in 1994. “Back then, we launched a new ministry help-desk called PlusLine,” he said. “We had an 800 number that local church leaders could call to help them [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|

Hispanic Heritage Month in the Pacific Union: Highlights from our Churches and Remembering the Work of Marcial Serna

By Faith Hoyt and Connie Jeffery Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) began last month across the United States. In the Pacific Southwest, the contributions of Latino and Hispanic church members were honored with special church programs and events. Currently, the Hispanic population in the United States stands at more than 56 million, making it the largest racial or ethnic group in the United States.1 Members of the Pacific Union Conference administrative team took time in mid-September to share some of the many ways that Hispanic and Latino churches are making [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|