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All God's People

All God's People is a weekly news video highlighting the people of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The Pacific Union includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

  1. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” January 24, 2020 S4:E3

    Adventist Health White Memorial Receives 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    Every year since 1987, the Baldrige Award has recognized a select few U.S. organizations and businesses that have shown an unceasing drive for innovative solutions to complex challenges, visionary leadership, and operational excellence. Adventist Health White Memorial was one of six recipients of the 2019 Baldrige Award. This is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. The 2019 Baldrige Awards will be presented at a ceremony on March 24, 2020, during the Baldrige Program’s 32nd annual Quest for Excellence® conference, which will be held in National Harbor, Maryland. Congratulations, Adventist Health White Memorial!
    Learn more about the award: nist.gov/news-events/news/2019/11/six-health-care-nonprofit-and-education-organizations-win-baldrige-awards
    Or visit:
    nist.gov/baldrige/adventist-health-white-memorial

    Adventist WestPoint 2020 Coming to Newport Beach, Calif.

    “20/20 Kingdom Vision” is the theme of this year’s 11th Annual Adventist WestPoint. Begin this decade of ministry in your church by experiencing encouragement, education, equipping, and empowerment in three days of seminars, powerful preaching, and worship. This year Adventist WestPoint is in Newport Beach, California, from April 12-15. Early bird registration is through Feb. 6.
    Learn more:
    adventistwestpoint.org/

    Southern Calif. Conference to Host Day of Prayer in LA

    The Southern Calif. Conference is hosting a Day of Prayer tomorrow, Sabbath afternoon, from 2:30-6:00 p.m. at the Spanish American Church in Los Angeles. All are invited to this special day of prayer as we begin this New Year.
    Learn more at:
    scc.adventist.org/events/detail/593?date=2020-01-25https://scc.adventist.org/

    Northern Calif. Conference Office Grand Opening and Dedication

    If you’re anywhere near Roseville, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 26, you are cordially invited to the Grand Opening and Dedication of the Northern Calif. Conference office at its new location at 2100 Douglas Blvd. Ribbon cutting and a short program begin at noon. Many blessings to Northern Calif. Conference!
    Learn more: nccsda.com/

    Religious Liberty Offering on Sabbath, Jan. 25

    The Seventh-day Adventist church is strongly committed to religious freedom for all people. A person’s conscience, not government, should dictate his or her choice to worship—or not. Throughout our history, our church has spoken out on issues of religious liberty—and Liberty Magazine has been a part of our witness and outreach since 1906. Liberty is sent free of charge to many lawmakers and public figures. Through our Public Affairs Department and the work of the Church State Council, Adventists are actively involved in advocacy and defense of religious rights in employment disputes for Seventh-day Adventist church members and many others.
    Your generous offering tomorrow, Sabbath, Jan. 25, will provide continued resources to expand this vital work—defending religious liberty across our Union and the North American Division.

    Learn More About Religious Liberty:
    adventist.org/people/religious-liberty/

    Learn More About Liberty Magazine:
    libertymagazine.org/

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    Psalm 19:14 is a reminder of our life together in God’s grace and our high calling: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

  2. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” January 17, 2020 S4:E2

    All God's People S4:E2 - Young Adult Retreat; Churches Celebrate 150th Anniversaries; Remembering Dr. King - for the week of Jan. 17, 2020

    Young Adults Gather for Retreat in Central California
    A retreat in Oakhurst, Calif., brought 300 young people together for a weekend of Bible study, fellowship, and seminars in mid-December of last year. This Central California Conference-hosted retreat drew young adults from all over the Pacific Southwest and even Canada. This year the focus was on "Surviving Eden"-a provocative title that brought interest in the Garden of Eden story. Praise the Lord for our dedicated young adults!

    Are you a Young Adult? Follow the CCC Young Adult Retreat Community on Facebook: facebook.com/YoungAdultDept/

    Read the full story: centralcaliforniaadventist.com/single-post/2018/02/07/Registrants-Flood-Largest-ever-CCC-Young-Adult-Retreat-1

    Northern Calif. Congregations Celebrate 150th Anniversaries
    This past fall, two Northern California Conference congregations celebrated their 150th Anniversaries! Santa Rosa and Healdsburg were the first Adventist churches founded west of the Rocky Mountains. On Sabbath, Oct. 26, the Healdsburg congregation came to church prepared for a full day of anniversary celebration, but the Kincade fire changed their plans.
    The entire city was to be evacuated by 4:00 pm. So the Healdsburg church members went home to prepare for the evacuation and then took their celebration to the Santa Rosa church. On Nov. 16, they continued the celebration at their own church, thankful that it was still standing.

    On Nov. 15 and 16, the Santa Rosa congregation celebrated their anniversary during a weekend of events themed “Milestones of Grace and Providence.” We are so grateful for these two vibrant churches! Read the history of missionaries John Loughborough and D.T. Bordeau and how they started these two congregations back in 1869. Read the full story in the January Recorder (pg. 38-39) via the link below:
    adventistfaith.com/recorder/

    Reflecting on the Work of Dr. King
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was born on January 15, 1929, and the Federal Holiday next Monday offers us a reminder to reflect on the important work to which Dr. King devoted his life. Join us in this week's episode as we share an excerpt from the sermon Dr. King preached in October of 1954 on the parable of the New Wine in Old Bottles found in Matthew 9:17.

    Learn More about Dr. King: nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/

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    How can we be “Now” and “Not Yet?” How can we live out our faith so that it’s relevant in the world we live in today—and yet are looking for the world to come, and the return of Christ Jesus?

    On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, let this be our challenge and our prayer—to be both “now” and “not yet!”

    Have a beautiful sunset you'd like to share with others? Send us your sunset photos: News.Desk@adventistfaith.com

  3. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” January 10, 2020 S4:E1

    All God's People S4:E1 - Happy New Year; Paradise Shed Project; Central Calif. Conference Elects Officers - for the week of Jan. 10, 2020

    Volunteers Build 202 Sheds for Fire Survivors
    In November, Maranatha Volunteers International and the Paradise church celebrated the completion of an ambitious community outreach project. In just three weeks of intense activity, volunteers constructed 202 storage sheds (surpassing the initial goal of 200) for survivors of the Camp Fire, a devastating wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise in 2018.
    Read more:
    maranatha.org/news-events/volunteers-build-202-sheds-for-fire-survivors/
    Get involved: maranatha.org/projects/tgid2952/

    Central California Conference Elects Officers
    On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Central California Conference (CCC) Executive Committee elected Ramiro Cano as conference president for a five-year term—building on the nine years he has already led the conference as president.
    This is an action that is generally taken at a Constituency Session, but it was referred to the Executive Committee after the 34th Constituency Session nominating committee of the Central California Conference, which had convened on Nov. 17, was unable to bring a name to the floor before the meeting concluded. CCC's elected officers are listed below.

    Central California Conference Officers:

    Ramiro Cano, President
    Ron Rasmussen, Vice President
    Myra Thompson, Treasurer
    Antonio Huerta, Vice President for Ministries
    David Hudgens, Vice President for Personnel
    Ken Bullington, Vice President for Education
    Cindy Chamberlin-Eastwood, Vice President for Communication
    George Johnson, Assistant to the President
    Jounghan “Justin” Kim, Associate Executive Secretary

    Ethnic Ministries Directors:

    James Scarborough, director for African American Ministries
    Ricardo Viloria, director for Hispanic Ministries
    Manuao Mauia, director for Asian/Pacific Ministries

    Learn More about the CCC: centralcaliforniaadventist.com/

    Recorder Magazine Launches New Themes for 2020
    Love. Serve. Lead.
    In these three words can be found a general description of the life and work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pacific Union and throughout the world: love for God and for one another; service rendered in the name of Jesus; and the willingness to lead and be led in the proclamation of the gospel and soon return of our Lord. The repeating themes for the monthly Recorder magazines in 2020 are Love, Serve, Lead—with Love leading the way. Look for the January Recorder in your mailbox or read it online via the link below.
    adventistfaith.com/recorder/

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    "Day by day, Dear Lord, of Thee three things I pray: To see Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly, Day by day." May this be our prayer in 2020.

    New from the Living God's Love Blog
    Grandpa's Gift, by Faith Hoyt
    adventistfaith.com/blog/living-gods-love/

  4. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” December 6, 2019 Episode 349

    Have you discovered Pacific Sunrise? This week, we’re sharing a few favorite stories from Pacific Sunrise about local churches and members making a difference in their communities.

    1. Backpacks for Christ Ministry Meets Needs in Phoenix
    Learn more about this ministry:
    camelbackchurch.net/ministries/backpacks-for-christ/

    Watch a video produced by Church Support Services about this ministry:
    Stories of Faith

    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=96da2f590cd7246bbde0051047b0d6f7.225&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723

    2. Victorville Church Gives the Gift of Shoes
    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=fe9fc289c3ff0af142b6d3bead98a923.125&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723
    vvdailypress.com/news/20190327/victorville-seventh-day-adventist-church-donates-429-pairs-of-shoes-to-lucerne-valley-elementary-school

    3. Sparks Church Hosts Summer Campout

    Check out the church Facebook page: facebook.com/pg/SparksSDA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1036108386593990&ref=page_internal

    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=76dc611d6ebaafc66cc0879c71b5db5c.173&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723

    4. Kaneohe Church Member Dedicates Her Retirement to Service

    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=43ec517d68b6edd3015b3edc9a11367b.123&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723

    5. Community Teams up to Feed Homeless in San Bernardino

    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=b3e3e393c77e35a4a3f3cbd1e429b5dc.199&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723

    See photos from their outreach:
    ccmspiritualcare.org/index.php/photo-gallery/

    6. Young People Participate in Tongan Congregation Inauguration

    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=d2ddea18f00665ce8623e36bd4e3c7c5.115&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723

    Check out the church group on Facebook:
    facebook.com/groups/199398556800473/videos/

    7. Capitol City Church Partners with Community

    Read this story in Pacific Sunrise:
    adventistfaith.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=14bfa6bb14875e45bba028a21ed38046.111&s=8d70b4b2985452d40506e32155e29723

    Check out the church Facebook page:
    facebook.com/capitalcitysdasacramento/videos/820842564979861/

    We hope you enjoyed these seven inspiring stories! If you’d like to receive Pacific Sunrise and read short stories like these each Tuesday and Thursday morning from our churches and schools, visit the link below:
    adventistfaith.com/subscribe/

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    Paul writes in I Corinthians 3:8-9, “Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.” (NKJV)

  5. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 29, 2019 Episode 348

    Daily Devotionals for 2020 from Pacific Press Publishing

    As of this weekend, Christmas is just 3 ½ weeks from now. Thoughtful gift selection and gift giving is one of the most rewarding highlights of the Christmas season. If you're in search of something for your friends and family, consider giving the gift that lasts the whole year long. There are more devotional books this year than ever before: books for women, young adults, teens – all the way to our precious preschool children. All of these devotional books are available right now at your local ABC (and on their website). There is certainly something for every single person on your list!

    Adventist Book Center: adventistbookcenter.com

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    “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” -Mark 1:35

    New from the Living God's Love Blog: Encountering the Other, by Becky De Oliveira
    adventistfaith.com/blog/living-gods-love/

  6. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 22, 2019 Episode 347

    Happy Thanksgiving to All God's People

    Thanksgiving is all about friends and family—and is rich with tradition. At our tables at home and our potlucks at church, we’ll be able to find all the traditional dishes, special family recipes, menu mainstays, new versions of old favorites, recipes for new things that may or may not be brought back another year, ethnic dishes we've just discovered, and novel products that get tasted and tested. Thanksgiving is delicious.

    Thanksgiving is also about worship and prayer together. Across our great Union, in many different languages and in many different ways, our church family will come together this Thanksgiving—to celebrate God’s abundant gifts to us! And to express our gratitude with thankful hearts! Thanksgiving is all about God’s grace and care for us.

    At the heart of Thanksgiving is just that: "Thanks-giving." A time of great gratitude. A time of joyous expression of our thankfulness.

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    “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the lands!
    Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!

    Know that the Lord is God!
    It is he that made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

    Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him, bless his name!

    For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures for ever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.”

    Psalm 100, RSV

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