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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,” 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)

  2. 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/

  3. 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

  4. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 8, 2019 Episode 345

    In this episode of All God's People

    Frank Jobe Memorial Gala; Veteran's Day; November Recorder; Gratitude; and more.

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    La Sierra University's Frank Jobe Memorial Gala Raises Scholarship Funds for Student Athletes

    La Sierra University recently hosted the Frank Jobe Memorial Gala at the Riverside Convention Center, featuring basketball legend Bill Walton as the keynote speaker. The Gala raises money for scholarships for La Sierra’s Student Athletes. The Pacific Union Conference is just one of the many sponsors of the event. Pastor Ricardo Graham hosted a table with several of La Sierra’s students. As a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics institution, La Sierra University has developed a “Champions of Character” campus program. We are so proud of La Sierra - “where academic investigation, Christian faith, and service to others unite!”

    Learn more about the event: lasierra.edu/article/nba-great-walton-forwards-gratitude-lessons-learned-at-fundraising-gala/

    National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

    The month of November is known as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it’s still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer's Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Learn more about helping children understand Alzheimer’s disease in a recent Adventist Health article:
    adventisthealth.org/blog/2019/november/helping-children-understand-alzheimer-s-disease/

    November Recorder Themed on Gratitude

    When the Aiea church in Hawaii gathers in gratitude after their worship service on Sabbath, families and babies are welcome participants in the fellowship meal. These three precious children are named Leilani, Jonathan, and Zamora. Read the articles on gratitude and find out what some of our student leaders and communication team members are grateful for, as well as all the news and inspiration from our conferences and entities. This year we are grateful for is the Spanish Recorder! The Fall issue is out and you can read it online at adventistfaith.com. Many thanks to our editor Alberto Valenzuela for 4 outstanding issues of the new Recorder in Spanish in 2019 as well as our monthly English Recorder!

    Read the Recorder online: adventistfaith.com/recorder/

    Honoring Veteran's Day

    Veteran’s Day is next Monday, November 11, and it’s a day to pay tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Originating in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson marked a year since the end of the First World War, the day coincides with other days of remembrance around the world including Armistice Day in the United Kingdom and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth of Nations.

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    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV

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

  5. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” October 18, 2019 Episode 342

    All God's People, Episode 342

    In this week's episode:
    Maranatha to Build 200 Sheds; New EMS Station for Paradise; Fire Preparedness; October Recorder; Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Maranatha to Build 200 Sheds

    Almost one year ago, the Camp Fire swept over the Paradise community, devastating more than 20,000 acres, and leaving very little unscathed. Some families and individuals who lost their homes are currently living in campers and RV’s, with no space to store their belongings. In coordination with the Northern California Conference leadership, Maranatha Volunteers International is being asked to assist the Paradise Adventist Church with a community outreach project. Maranatha volunteers will assist in constructing 200 storage sheds for members of this community, and they invite you to join them, starting November 5.
    Learn how you can get involved:
    maranatha.org/projects/tgid2936/

    New EMS Base Station for Paradise

    As a result of a grant from the Butte Strong Fund, Paradise will soon have increased medical transport services. Adventist Health reports that since last December there has been a 30% increase in ambulance runs for Paradise. Right now the closest ambulance service is in Magalia. The North Valley Community Foundation awarded a $49,000 grant to Adventist Health from its Butte Strong Fund. That builds on a $21,000 donation by the Adventist Health Feather River Foundation. This money helps support the funds needed for the new EMS base station.
    Learn more:
    actionnewsnow.com/content/news/EMS-base-station-brought-back-to-Paradise-562534891.html

    Fire Prevention

    Every October, Adventist Community Services takes a week to focus on fire prevention and the resources produced by the National Fire Protection Association. Numerous resources are available on the ACS website, on Ready.gov, and the NFPA website for helping families and older adults be prepared in case of a fire emergency. The links to these resources are below. And, if you’re interested, check out the Introduction to Disaster Preparedness DVD that was produced by our ACS team here in the Pacific Union Conference! It’s available through AdventSource.

    ready.gov/

    communityservices.org/fire-prevention-week

    adventsource.org/store/adult-ministries/disaster-response/introduction-to-disaster-preparedness-37954

    nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week

    October Recorder Highlights

    The October Recorder is in your homes and is filled with articles and beautiful nature photographs on the theme of Reverence. James Ponder, a writer, editor, and photographer from Loma Linda, loves how the land and sky reveal the creativity and power of the mind of God. His photographs grace the front cover and illustrate our Portraits of Reverence this month. Be sure to check out one of our newest features—the Newsdesk section (pg 45-51). You can download the Recorder to your mobile device from the QR code located on pg. 3. Or read it online via the link below. The Recorder continues to bless and inspire our members and their families in the nearly 76,000 households it reaches each month.

    adventistfaith.com/recorder/

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which, according to the Center for Disease Control, is the most common cancer found in women. One of the easiest ways to promote early detection, and therefore increase the chance of a positive outcome after diagnosis, is the self-exam. Adventist Health has wonderful resources online that will help you learn the five ways for you to screen for breast cancer at home: adventisthealth.org/blog/2018/october/breast-cancer-awareness-five-ways-to-screen-for-/

    There are also stories of courageous women who are surviving and thriving with breast cancer.

    adventisthealth.org/blog/2019/october/surviving-and-thriving-with-breast-cancer/

    And there are several practical tips on supporting your loved one with breast cancer.

    adventisthealth.org/blog/2018/october/how-to-support-a-loved-one-with-breast-cancer/

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    “Every human being should look to heaven with reverence and gratitude, and exclaim with amazement, ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.’”

    -Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, July 4, 1895

  6. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” October 4, 2019 Episode 340

    Highlights from the 2019 Student Leadership Conference

    Student leaders from 34 junior and senior academies spent the last weekend of September at Leoni Meadows camp in Grizzly Flats, California. Their aim? To learn how to better love, serve, and lead their campuses. This year's theme for the conference was “Leadership lessons from Nehemiah.”

    Over the course of the weekend, group facilitators helped students discuss how they want to lead, what they want to accomplish, and ways to help their classmates get involved and grow together. Leadership groups from the different academies spent time working on teambuilding through different outdoor and indoor challenges, games, and activities.

    In addition to fun activities, attendees also gathered at the Leoni Lodge to sing and worship together.

    This week, Gisselle Asij, senior at Newbury Park Adventist Academy and the ASB president for the 2019-2020 school year, joined us as our guest host of All God's People! Watch this week's episode to learn more about the great things students learned at this annual conference, and click the link below to learn more about Adventist Education in the Pacific Southwest.
    adventistfaith.com/education/

    Sign up for the All God's People weekly news roundup: adventistfaith.com/subscribe/

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    So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.” -Nehemiah 2:20 (NKJV)

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