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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,” 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

  2. 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/

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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)

  3. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” September 13, 2019 Episode 337

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    From Sept. 15 to Oct.15 every year in the United States, we honor the contributions of Latino and Hispanic communities with National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Learn more via the link below:
    census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2019/hispanic-heritage-month.html

    Remembering the Work of Pastor Marcial Serna

    In the Seventh-day Adventist church our Hispanic roots are deep and strong. Did you know that the first Hispanic Adventist church was in Sanchez, Arizona? In 1899, in Sanchez, Arizona, Abel and Adiel Sanchez discovered while studying their Bibles that the day of worship was the seventh day, sabado. They learned that Marcial Serna, the pastor of the Tucson Mexican Methodist-Episcopal Church, had become an Adventist through the work of Adventist colporteurs, and they contacted him. Eventually so many of the Methodists in Sanchez became Adventists that the Methodists gave them their church on the condition that the Adventists help them build a new one—and the church in Sanchez became the first Hispanic Adventist church in the U.S. Learn more about Pastor Serna's work in the Milestones article in the September Recorder, and also in a recent episode of All God's People!
    Watch the Milestones Episode: vimeo.com/353907755
    Read More in the Sept. Recorder: adventistfaith.com/recorder/

    September Recorder Highlights Oshkosh Camporee

    The September magazine is in your homes, and features a special report! We extended our publishing deadline just a little longer to include an eight-page photo essay of our Pacific Union Pathfinders at the 2019 International Camporee. The theme of this month’s issue is “Hospitality” and there are a wealth of stories and feature articles highlighting this spiritual gift. We pray that the Recorder continues to bless and inspire you. You can also read it online at our website! Past issues are archived for your convenience, including three issues of the Recorder en español:
    adventistfaith.com/recorder/

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    “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” -Romans 12:10-13

  4. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” September 6, 2019 Episode 336

    All God's People for the week of Sept. 6, 2019
    Episode #336

    "Back to School" with our Top 10 Pacific Sunrise Stories

    Each Tuesday and Thursday, we send out a new edition of “Pacific Sunrise,” an email that shares the most interesting, exciting, and inspiring stories that are impacting our members and our communities. We thought it would be interesting to go “Back to School” this week, as our teachers and students are all returning to the classroom over the next few days, or have already returned! Here is our Top 10 Pacific Sunrise story picks since the first edition last January.

    Here we go—

    #10 - Fresno Adventist Academy Expands STEM Program with Versacare Grant
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    #9 - PUC Preparatory School Takes Fitness Class Outdoors
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    #8 - Hawaiian Mission Academy Visits Camp Erdman
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    #7 - Linda Vista Robotics Team Earns First Place at National Championship in Florida
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    #6 - San Gabriel Academy Students Build a Playground
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    #5 - Summit Christian Academy Students Make Electricity
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    #4 - Students Become Published Authors at Valley View Adventist Academy
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    #3 - Lodi Adventist Academy Invites Special Guests to Banquet
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    #2 - Calexico Mission School Students Reach Out to Soldiers
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    #1 - Rubber Boots Required: Napa Christian Delves into Learning Outside the Classroom
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    These Top 10 stories were first featured in Pacific Sunrise! Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, we send out two stories that we find inspiring, engaging, and important to our community as Adventists. Join us for another year as we highlight our schools, churches, and ministries!

    adventistfaith.com/subscribe/

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    “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” -Psalm 34:8

  5. Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 23, 2019 Episode 333

    Pacific Union “All God’s People,” for the week of August 23, 2019
    Episode 333

    Northern California Conference Office Moves to Roseville

    On Monday, Aug. 5, the Northern California Conference office opened for business at its new location on Douglas Boulevard in Roseville. A new office for the conference—the property was previously owned by Adventist Health, and became available after their consolidating move to their new corporate headquarters, also in Roseville.

    New NCC location:
    2100 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
    New telephone number: (916) 886-5600
    New mailing address: P.O. Box 619015, Roseville, CA 95661
    Learn More on the NCC Website: nccsda.com/

    iShare Conference Hosted in Riverside

    The 2019 iShare conference was held at the Riverside Convention Center on Aug. 16 & 17. Attendees were challenged to “Think Different” and to share their faith in new ways. Imagine a gathering that challenges you to unlock your creative potential for God. A weekend where you experience a paradigm shift in the way that you see and share your faith. That's what iShare 2019 was all about!
    Learn more about iShare: ishareconference.com/

    Pacific Union Pathfinder at Oshkosh International Pathfinder Camporee

    Last week, from August 12-17, approximately 55,000 Pathfinders, sponsors, leaders and parents, had the time of their lives at the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Clubs from more than 100 countries gathered at this once-every-five-years event. During the day, Pathfinders earned honors, traded pins, performed community service, tried a wide variety of fun activities, demonstrated their marching skills, and made new friends. Each evening, Damian Chandler, senior pastor of the Sacramento Capitol City church, shared the keynote address. They also watched an ongoing nightly play about the life of the Bible character David. The 2019 Pathfinder Camporee was a resounding success and a truly unforgettable experience for our young people – so much so that we’ve dedicated an entire All God’s People episode to the Camporee.

    See more photos from Camporee: adventistfaith.com/camporee-2019/

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    “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” -1 Corinthians 13:12

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  6. Pacific Union "All God's People" — Oshkosh Special Report, Episode 334

    Pacific Union "All God's People," Special Oshkosh Edition; Commentary by Bradford Newton

    Oshkosh. For Adventists, this single word has taken on a very special meaning. The 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee brought more than fifty-six thousand pathfinders and leaders to Wisconsin this last week—including more than 7,000 from the Pacific Union!

    Pathfinders from 92 Countries gathered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the 8th International Pathfinder Camporee, which kicked off on Monday, August 12, and ran through Saturday night, August 17.

    The Pacific Union was well represented by Pathfinders from across the Pacific Southwest! Some 236 clubs from each of the seven conferences in the Pacific Union attended this camporee, which is now held once every five years.

    Pathfindering is now a global youth movement—and it was nurtured and developed right here in the Pacific Union. Our history with Pathfinders goes back some 90 years, including foundational work done in the 1940s and 50s. “Pathfinders” was first adopted by a camp in Southern California and then a club in Anaheim. The first conference-sponsored Pathfinder clubs were in Southeastern California, and many of the most familiar aspects of Pathfindering—the triangular emblem used worldwide, Pathfinder Fairs, Camporees, the Pathfinder Song—all got their start here in the Pacific Southwest.

    At its core, the Camporee is designed to inspire young people to lift up Jesus in their lives. At this year’s camporee, 1309 precious young people were baptized—including some 200 from the Pacific Union! Thursday evening of Oshkosh was a special time for our Pacific Union clubs, as large crowds gathered on the left side of the main stage to participate as witnesses in the baptisms of dozens of young people from our conferences. An important moment witnessed by family and friends—and a moment of hope for the church.

    Unforgettable experiences, special memories, and important life decisions. We’re grateful for the youth directors, coordinators, medical, security, and many other teams of people who worked hard to make this an educational, memorable and rewarding experience for our young people. Most of all, we’re grateful for those who prayed for our young people to experience God’s love while at Camporee, and for the young people who have chosen to follow Jesus.

    The 2024 Camporee theme was announced on the final day of the Camporee. The next Camporee theme is “Believe the Promise.” The dates for the 2024 International Pathfinder Camporee are August 12-17, 2024.

    Register for next year: camporee.org/

    Do you have memories of Oshkosh 2019 you’d like to share with us? Post your stories to Instagram and Facebook using #PUCPath.

    adventistfaith.com/camporee-2019/

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    “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

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