Pacific Union "All God's People," May 19, 2023 S7 E10


On April 18, the Supreme Court of the United States held a hearing whose eventual ruling could have longstanding implications on religious accommodation in the workplace.

The Supreme Court held oral argument in Groff v. DeJoy. Gerald Groff was a rural postal service employee in Pennsylvania who requested to not work on Sunday, his day of worship. Though accommodated at first, he was told later that he would have to start working on Sundays. Groff eventually decided to quit his job and sue for his right to a religious day of rest.

Adventist religious liberty experts and advocates explained that this is not “an Adventist case” but one that nevertheless could have implications for all religious minorities, including Seventh-day Adventists. Indeed, several groups, including Muslims, Hindus, Orthodox Jews, and Seventh-day Adventists, filed what is called an amicus curiae, a brief that expresses support for Groff’s lawsuit.

Read more about this historic case at the links below:

We love our senior members! In February, Lorraine Burros celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at the Santa Clarita church. Multiple generations were present for the occasion—including Lorraine’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who came from near and far.

The May Recorder is in your homes and also available online at the link below:

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2023 will occur on Monday, May 29. 
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.