This 263rd episode kicks off our seventh season. Since 2017 we have shared more than 700 stories from across our vast Pacific Union territory. From five states and seven conferences with over 218,000 members in 800 congregations, we have shared the good news—the hopeful news—of our members, our pastors and leaders, our teachers and students, and our hospitals, clinics, and care centers.
The January Recorder is already in your homes, and as always it’s available online. An important innovation, beginning this month: a Spanish translation of the monthly Recorder will now be available online. This is in addition to the quarterly Spanish Recorder mailed directly to Spanish churches across the union, and it is also available online. Under the leadership of Alberto Valenzuela, Recorder editor, the ministry and impact of the Recorder is growing! Be sure to read Elder Bradford Newton’s editorial “The Priceless Bargain” (pp. 4-7) and all the news and inspiring stories from around the Pacific Southwest.
issuu.com/pacificunionrecorder/docs/0123recorder (January 2023 Recorder)
issuu.com/pacificunionrecorder/docs/0123_recorder_sp (Jan. 2023 Spanish Recorder)
issuu.com/pacificunionrecorder/docs/oto_o_fall_2022 (Fall 2022 Spanish Recorder)
Elder Dan Matthews shared a special birthday greeting during his “Congratulations with Pastor Dan” segment from Loma Linda University church last Sabbath! Hazel Shultz turned 110 years old on January 12! Thank you, Pastor Dan, for sharing these milestones with us all! We all appreciate you and Betsy so much!
Whether you’re an artist, filmmaker, graphic designer, musician, photographer, poet, songwriter, writer, or you just enjoy the arts, we want you to know about inSpire 2023! inSpire will be held February 17-19 in Phoenix, Arizona, and is sponsored by the Arizona Conference and the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
It’s a great time for Adventist creatives to collaborate and celebrate their God-given gifts with live presentations, music, and more. The theme this year is “Here by Design.” Register at this link:
You can read a special “New Year’s Letter” written by Ellen White in 1902 from her home in Elmshaven. It was published January 15, 1903, in the Pacific Union Recorder. Here’s a link to that 120-year-old issue of the Recorder with the complete letter from Ellen White.
On behalf of All God’s People, a very Happy New Year to one and all!