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Serving the Least of These

(También español) Embracing its commitment to being community-elevating, the Oakland Market Street church hosted an impactful Prison Ministries Sabbath featuring Anthony Lewis, a pastor from Florida. 

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Small School Pastor Program

(También español) The Small School Pastor Program stands as a beacon of support and spiritual nourishment for 16 small rural schools found in the vast expanse of the Northern California Conference.

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Music and Its Muse

(También español) The introduction of the Worship Leadership class at Rio Lindo Academy marks a significant shift in recognizing the profound impact of music within spiritual practices.

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Pastors Recharge at Leoni Meadows

(También español) The NCC pastors braved the snow and ice while traveling to and from Leoni Meadows for their annual pastoral retreat. Despite the odds, they made it to the retreat with high spirits and enthusiasm.

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Celebration of Our Schools

(También español) Our schools are dedicated to fostering the wholistic development of students by nurturing their physical, academic, spiritual, and emotional well-being in every aspect of school life.

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Bowling For Souls

(También español) Sacramento is home to a significant number of refugees who have fled their homes in search of safety, security, and a better life.

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Facing Your Giants

(También español) The NCC African American and Urban Ministries Department sponsored “Facing Your Giants,” a two-week evangelistic series hosted by the Stockton Mayfair and Valley Community churches.

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Medical Service Crosses Barriers

(También español) Through a generous planned gift, the Northern California Conference (NCC) Health Ministries Department has partnered with local churches to host free dental and medical clinics.

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Good Things Come in Sevens

(También español) Recently, Pleasant Hill Academy had an impactful fall week of prayer. Leif Cano, Placerville church associate pastor, spent the week with students, sharing a themed message of God's acceptance.

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Racing Through Childhood

(También español) The first time I laid eyes on little Nova, she was bolting from her kindergarten classroom, left arm adorned in a fresh pink cast, running like her chariot was on fire.

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Baptisms on the Road of Gold

(También español) The small town of Sutter Hill sits at the crossroads of California's mother lode region. Sutter Hill, San Andreas, and Lockeford churches recently engaged their community with two Bible seminars that struck gold.

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A Different Coastal Experience

(También español) The district of Covelo-Willits-Fort Bragg is home to three lovely churches situated amidst the picturesque Yuki Wilderness to the east, Round Valley Reservation Trust Land to the north, and the serene Pacific coast to the west.

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Chris Estay Installed

(También español) Pastor Chris Estay was installed as the new pastor of Vallejo Central church in July. Estay is excited about his new church family.

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True Community Relevance

(También español) The African American ministries department serves as a valuable resource for local churches, providing vital support and fostering community engagement through a variety of impactful initiatives.

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Diplomas for Disciples

(También español) The Fairfield Spanish church is dedicated to maintaining its connection with the community by offering a space for spiritual growth and education.

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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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Burned Out?

(También español) Hope springs anew at Leoni Meadows! While guests participate in various retreats, the staff and contractors are hard at work on the continued recovery efforts.

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Planting a Church in Good Soil

(También español) The name of the Oakland missionary group Buena Tierra translates to “good soil” and was inspired by the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. It is a lively and vibrant group that loves, helps, shares, celebrates, has fun, and grows.

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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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Snow and Rain Collapse Gym Roof

(También español) On March 5, Echo Ridge Christian School, our Pre-K through eighth-grade school in Nevada City, was dealt a severe blow when the gymnasium roof collapsed under heavy snow and rain.

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Northern Lights April 2023

The Northern California Conference is on a journey toward organizational health. As a conference, four strategic anchors will help us better connect people to an abundant life with Jesus Christ and prepare them for the Second Coming.

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God Is in This Story

(También español) As a second grader, Colin moved in with his grandma, Pamela. They lived in Paradise, California, where Pamela worked as a nurse.

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Music and Musicals

Pine Hills Academy just finished their successful production of Les Misérables. Meanwhile, Escondido Adventist Academy students experienced being part of a 200-voice choir during the Junior High Choral Festival.

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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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Served Meals Yields Baptism

(También español) Yreka church member Ben Woodruff has been involved in ministry for unhoused people in his community for many years. 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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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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Love in Action

By engaging their community in a meaningful way, the Pittsburg church demonstrated that love is an action word. Moreover, the church members proved that with...

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Singing and Basketball

Today we are bringing you stories from Redwood Academy and Pine Hills Academy in California. Redwood christens its new gym after suffering great loss due to the Santa Rosa Tubbs fire. Meanwhile, Pine Hills’ Choralaires perform at the Sacramento State Capital. 

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THE BULLETIN - February 24, 2023

Family Ministries conducted its first area certification seminar for all church family directors, associates, assistants, and others who attended on Sabbath, January 21, at the Thunderbird Adventist Academy Student Center.

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Northern Lights - February, 2023

“History gives us the tools to analyze and explain problems in the past; it positions us to see patterns that might otherwise be invisible in the present—thus providing a crucial perspective for understanding (and solving!) current and future problems.”

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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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Back from the Ashes with a Win!

(También español) Redwood Academy celebrated the opening of its new gymnasium on Dec. 9 by hosting a basketball game. The former gym was burned along with the school during the Santa Rosa Tubbs fire in 2017.

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Tabernacles and Firefighters

San Diego students are teaching what they have learned about the Old Testament tabernacle to elementary children and a Sacramento Academy alumnus is teaching preschoolers all about firefighting! 

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Writing, Leading, and Storms

Today's stories are from Vegas Valley Adventist Academy in Nevada and Lodi Academy in California. Students in Vegas Valley are polishing their journalism skills and learning to lead. Lodi Academy and Elementary School were rocked in recent storms, with falling trees coming too close for comfort! 

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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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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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Every Member Involved

October was a busy month at the Sacramento Spanish church. Twenty-eight people gave their lives to the Lord in baptism. According to Jaime Calvo, district...

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Feria de Salud

Mission-driven and community-relevant, the Napa Spanish church hosted its second annual health fair (Feria de Salud) in August. The event brought together...

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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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NCC Constituency

Themed “One Body, One Mission,” 520 delegates met at the Granite Bay Hilltop church on September 25 for the 2022 Constituency Session of the Northern...

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Community Service and Fun Electives!

Two stories from Chico Oaks Adventist School. These students are reaping the benefits of Adventist education by not only receiving first rate academic learning but also participating in acts of service and love to their community. Plus, they have the opportunity to join in fun elective courses that stimulate creativity and are just plain enjoyable! 

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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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Inspirational Women

Overcoming various life challenges, the following three women engage their calling to ministry and connect people to an abundant life with Jesus in their own...

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We Have Come This Far by Faith

Last year was pivotal for the Northern California Conference (NCC) because of its focus on organizational health. During the recorded state of the conference address, Laurie Trujillo, director of communication and development, interviewed NCC President Marc Woodson.

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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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