Pacific Union “All God’s People,” May 24, 2019 Episode 320
Iconic Loma Linda University Surgeon Passes Away
Seventh-day Adventists lost one of our most celebrated and iconic medical figures on Sunday, May 12. Leonard Bailey, MD, the renowned Loma Linda University Health surgeon who garnered international media attention in 1984 for transplanting a baboon’s heart into a human infant known as “Baby Fae,” died on May 12 at the age of 76, following a battle with cancer. Learn more about his life and work in the article and video linked below.
Military HR Specialist Recognizes SCC Leadership as "Patriotic Employers"
Earlier this spring, Danielle de Asis, who works as both an HR generalist at the Southern California Conference and also a 42A Human Resources Specialist in the military, arranged to have personalized awards presented to the leadership of the SCC in gratitude for their support as a "patriotic employer." Read more about this story from the SCC online via the link below.
Observing Memorial Day
This is Memorial Day weekend. Observed on the last Monday of May, it is a day to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed forces, and particularly those who died while protecting our freedoms. Memorial Day 2019 is on Monday, May 27. Learn more about the history of this day via the link below.
Elder Don C. Schneider Passes Away
Elder Don C. Schneider, former president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), passed away on May 23, 2019, in Burleson, Texas. Elder Schneider served as the NAD president from 2000 to 2010. He was well known in the Pacific Union, and he served as the president of the Northern California Conference from 1989 to 1994. Read more via the link below.
NPR Podcast on Religious Freedom
NPR recently posted a podcast giving important coverage of a religious liberty case involving Seventh-day Adventists. A must listen:
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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
Pacific Union “All God’s People,” May 17, 2019 Episode 319 - Updated
This week in All God's People:
An extraordinary group of young people take home an award, a church in Compton, Calif., brings the community together, and an interview with our intern.
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Paradise Prayer Warriors Win a Second Place Award at PBE Division Finals
The 2019 PBE Division Finals drew a record-breaking 210 teams to Rockford, Illinois at the end of April. One of the clubs representing the Pacific Union at the event was the Paradise Prayer Warriors. Each of the four pathfinders from this club who attended, as well as the club's staff, all lost their homes in the Camp fire that raged through Paradise, Calif., last November. In the face of immense challenges, this team persevered and won a second-place award at the Division Finals.
Congratulations to these young people, and to all the Pathfinders who competed in the Pathfinder Bible Experience! Read (and watch) more in this article and video from the NAD:
Tamarind Avenue Church Hosts Community Town Hall
When numerous potholes in town started becoming a problem for drivers, the Tamarind Avenue church decided to get involved by hosting the community town hall held by Congresswoman Nanette Barragan. Approximately 1,000 people from the Compton, Calif. community came to the meeting. Learn more about the challenges this community is facing in the article linked below:
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"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." -Colossians 3:2
New from the Living God's Love Blog: Dreamers, by Ray Tetz
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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 5, 2019 Episode 313
This week in All God's People, the Paradise Prayer Warriors take on Pacific Union PBE, the Recorder publishes 2nd Annual Education Issue, and Loma Linda Academy preps for Mini Maker Faire.
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Paradise Prayer Warriors Among First Place Teams to Advance to the North American Division PBE
Recorder Publishes the 2nd Annual Education Issue
Loma Linda Academy to Host Mini Maker Faire on April 7
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"All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.”
Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 22, 2019 Episode 311
The Bulletin for All God's People #311
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Adventist WestPoint Takes Premier Training to Reno, Nevada
Adventist Westpoint is a training event focusing on innovative strategies and training for church growth. Pastors, chaplains, students, local church lay leaders—anyone with an interest in expanding their ministry effectiveness—will be challenged and blessed by the slate of activities that are planned for this year. If you’ve never attended an Adventist Westpoint, the good news is, it’s not too late to register for Adventist Westpoint 2019 in Reno, Nevada, April 21-24. The theme this year is focused on “Reaching My Community for the Kingdom.”
Learn more: adventistwestpoint.org/
Tala Ki Mamani ("Tell the World") Church Forms in Salt Lake City
Did you know that according to the Salt Lake Tribune’s analysis of the 2010 U.S. census data, one of every four Tongans living in the U.S. resides in Utah? And the state of Utah ranks second in the U.S. for the total population of Tongans, behind California and ahead of Hawaii. The recently formed Tala Ki Mamani church in Salt Lake City, Utah, gathered friends from across their conference and beyond, to celebrate in a church organization ceremony in their rented facility last October. Initially, the group was formed in 2003, and they grew steadily…and as they grew, so did their vision for becoming a church and expanding their outreach!
Read more on page 30 of the February Recorder online!
Safety Sabbath in North America
How do we prepare for the worst? How do we keep our institutions, schools and churches safe – most importantly, how do we keep our members safe? Adventist Risk Management has prepared excellent resources that are being highlighted tomorrow, March 23, on Safety Sabbath. In addition to Earthquake drill and fire drill guides; they’ve included active shooter drill guides and an active shooter situation video to help educate us on what to do. Much thought and planning has gone into these resources from ARM. If your church is not prepared to actually conduct the drill on Sabbath, March 23, you can plan ahead with these resources to begin the process of readiness and educating members in the weeks to come.
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“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” -Isaiah 41:10
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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 15, 2019 Episode 310
This week in All God’s People, we’re sharing inspiring stories from several of our schools and from our friends in the Pacific Northwest! Details in the Bulletin below.
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Calexico Mission School Students Reach Out to Soldiers
Operated by the Southeastern California Conference and located in Calexico, California, Calexico Mission School is literally a stone’s throw from the border. Approximately 85% of the nearly 300 students reside in Mexico and make their daily journey across an international border just to attend school. There’s a whole lot of learning—and outreach—going on! Learn about the kind gesture from Calexico students to soldiers at the border in this week's episode of All God's People, and also via the link below:
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NPUC Members Raise Nearly $500,000 for Paradise Fire Relief Efforts
Our church members and friends in the Paradise area have some amazing friends! Do you know what our fellow church members up in the North Pacific Union did recently? They raised nearly $500,000 for fire recovery in Paradise and the surrounding area. Read more about it in the Gleaner! (Link below.)
A huge thank you to our sister union in the Pacific Northwest for your generosity and continued prayers for all of those impacted by the fires in Butte County, California.
Students Become Published Authors at Valley View Adventist Academy
At Arroyo Grande Valley View Adventist Academy teacher Glasmine Ellis helps her students become published authors. Ellis introduced her students to the young author program she initiated, published by Student Treasures, a student-based publishing company. For students, grades 5 through 10, this was an opportunity to write, design, and publish their own work. The students go through the entire writing process, learning all the steps to become a published author. How incredible is that for these young authors? KEYT-TV thought it was a good story, too—and sent a crew out to cover it. Read the full story and watch their report via the link below:
March Recorder Highlights Patience
The theme in this month's Pacific Union Recorder is patience—and features a number of articles and reports from our communication directors across the conferences and our editorial team here at the Pacific Union.
Next month, our April issue will be our 2nd Annual Education Issue! We'll be sharing more about it soon, right here on All God's People.
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“...those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” -Psalm 34:10
Pacific Union “All God’s People,” February 15, 2019 Episode 306
Join us this week in All God's People for a special highlight of Presidents' Day, a conversation with Pastor Cherise Gardner about her vision of service to young people, and a glimpse at the profiles celebrating Black History Month in the February Recorder.
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16
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