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Six New Members, Including Pastor’s Brother, Baptized After Inspirational Series

(También español) In the midst of the “Live Longer, Live Better” series at University church last October, an unexpected and deeply moving transformation unfolded that was close to home for University church Pastor Lawrence Dorsey Sr. His brother, Brandt, after watching the streamed series nightly from New York, embraced a pivotal moment in his faith journey by choosing to be baptized in the Adventist faith. 

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Bethel Church Celebrates Six Baptisms

(También español) In 2023, Bethel church celebrated six baptisms. In the fall, Jana Steele and Stephen Stapleton—after studying with Homer Hart, Bethel church pastor, as well as Marsha Browne, Bethel church member—celebrated their baptisms.

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Why Go to Summer Camp?

(También español) While this could still be the sentiment of many who attend youth camp today, this statement was written way back in 1936! Some things just don’t change, and enthusiasm for the summer camp program continues to inspire both campers and staff in 2023.

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Celebrating Graduates! SECC & SCC

We are celebrating graduations from kindergarten to university! Each graduation, no matter the grade level, represents an important and significant milestone in a person’s life, and we are here to celebrate and pray for blessings on their next steps!

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THE BULLETIN - May 12, 2023

"Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." - Proverbs 31:31 Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible moms, mums, mommies, and mamas!

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Kindergarteners Are Authors and Illustrators at GAE

(También español) Each year, the Glendale Adventist Elementary (GAE) kindergarten classroom hums with the sounds of young authors and illustrators talking to their peers about writing or simply stretching out words so they can write the sounds they hear to compose a sentence.

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THE BULLETIN - March 10, 2023

Opening doors for collegiate young adults is part of the ongoing vision for the Tempe church. Located adjacent to the Arizona State University campus and right across the street from the performing arts center, the church has often been a location for Adventist students to worship. When Pastor Mike Soto became the pastor of the church in 2022, he brought with him a vision of continuing the outreach to the entire student body of the campus.

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THE BULLETIN - March 3, 2023

Late last year, an organization called Streams of Light organized a massive outreach into much of the Phoenix metropolitan area, with the objective of distributing The Great Controversy to as many families as possible.

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THE BULLETIN - February 17, 2023

Within just a few weeks of becoming an officially recognized group, Stronghold International Mission Group in Pearce, Ariz., conducted its first evangelistic meeting, “Our Great Hope Today.”

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Russian-American Church Celebrates Harvest Program With Baptisms

Each year during the fall, the Russian-American church celebrates Harvest—a tradition with roots in Central and Eastern Europe signifying the end of the harvest season—with food, music, stories, and praises to God for His provision throughout the year. This year’s celebration was made memorable with the baptisms of four people.

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THE BULLETIN - January 20, 2023

Yreka church member Ben Woodruff has been involved in ministry for unhoused people in his community. Through his work with area churches and agencies, it was only a matter of time before he got his home church involved.

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NPAA: Helping a 4-Year-Old Boy and Winning at Robotics!

Martin is a 4-year-old boy from Medellin, Colombia, who was born with spina bifida and a mild hydrocephalus. Despite what the doctors told his mom, Martin is improving rapidly intellectually and physically, but he needed a new walker to help him move around the house and play with other kids.

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THE BULLETIN - January 13, 2023

According to the sign that greets people coming into town, Sonora is considered the Queen of the Southern Mines in Gold Rush Country. Starting in 1848, panning and mining gold brought people to this foothill area, about one hour from Yosemite.

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THE BULLETIN - January 6, 2023

2022 was designated as a Year of Evangelism. Over half of all Arizona churches participated in the evangelism effort. “Praise God that our church leaders and members are uniting their efforts to reach their communities with the gospel of Jesus,”

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“Soaring Together With Christ”

Central Filipino church (CFC) commemorated both the past and present with a 65th anniversary celebration at which newly retired Simeon Rosete, who served as CFC senior pastor for 30 years, preached his final sermon in that role.

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Gardening and Mock Trials

Antelope Valley students are busy this year with their newest project: a school garden! Plus, the seventh- and eighth-grade classes got to participate in a Mock Trial, a program from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

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Ping Pong

Adventist Union School in Bellflower, California, is having a great time with their Ping Pong League, and they are getting better every day!

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Monday Meetings and Baking Bread

Stories from Conejo Adventist Elementary School: Conjeo students are busy baking bread and learning a multitude of skills. Plus, sixth-grade students are growing emotionally and socially through Monday Meetings.

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THE BULLETIN - November 11, 2022

“Adventist education is a mission field,” said new Arizona Conference Superintendent of Education Chris Juhl. “We have to truly view ourselves as missionaries and be willing to be called by God and view the calling as just that—a calling.”

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Pathfinders

I have had the privilege of serving as coordinator for Pathfinder, Adventurer, and Youth Ministries for the Pacific Union since 2012. For the last 16 years,...

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THE BULLETIN - July 8, 2022

June 26 was a momentous day for the staff at Leoni Meadows. It was the first day of Family Camp and a soft opening for a camp significantly scarred by the Caldor wildfire a year ago.

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Love Me TV Series Shares God’s Words Through Music

It all started 15 years ago. Schubert and Yolanda Palmer, members of Vallejo Drive church, had recently completed production on a CD of inspirational worship songs when, as they put it, “Yolanda heard God speaking to her, not audibly, but with the distinct impression, ‘Put my words to music.’”

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Central Filipino Church Expands Community Outreach Efforts

For more than 10 years, Central Filipino church (CFC) has participated in the guest chef program at Ascencia, a homeless service agency and emergency shelter in Glendale, whose mission is to “lift people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time” by providing services, resources, and safe, affordable housing.

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The Joy of Acceptance

During one of the difficult times our church was going through, one of the members confessed, "This class is the reason I'm still here." My husband and I...

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Adventist Women Pioneers

Georgia Anna Burrus was born July 19, 1866. Despite family opposition, she joined the Adventist church at age 16 and enrolled as a working student at Healdsburg College in California. She then taught in the Bible Training School in Oakland.

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Top Tier Leadership

I have been involved in church work all my adult life. I was a taskforce worker. As an intern in Southern California, I ran a VBS and day camp for an entire summer without having conducted either one before. I worked briefly as an associate pastor and as a pastor. I’ve worked in communication and public relations at all levels of the church.

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Ministry Spotlight - Women's Ministries

The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them.... They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life.

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In Grandpa’s Shoes is Off and Running

(También español) Oak & Acorn author Raewyn Orlich launched her new book In Grandpa’s Shoes on Jan. 13, 2024.

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Pacific Union Recorder
March 4, 2024
The Language of Heaven

(También español) There are many computer and app-based language learning systems. Recently, our daughter Amanda applied some birthday money to the language program “Babbel” to become conversant in Spanish.

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All God's People
March 1, 2024
Pacific Union "All God's People," February 23, 2024 S8 E04

A 100th birthday; a new VP of Black Ministries in the SEC; ACS in South LA; celebrating Black History in the Feb. Recorder; and Black History resources at the ABC.

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