May 21 is U.S. Armed Forces Day – a special holiday for people all over the nation to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949. The single day celebration for all SIX (don’t forget the Space Force!) branches of the United States military celebrates the united defense of our country under the Department of Defense, which was organized in 1947. Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May, this year falling on May 21.
After three years of not having an in-person Pathfinder Fair, 300-plus eager youth descended on the Napa Campus of Christian Education. Pathfinders demonstrated drilling and marching skills, earned honors, and participated in archery and many other fun activities. For many younger participants, this fair was a new experience.
According to Eddie Heinrich, director of youth and Pathfinder ministries, “This event engaged our Pathfinder youth to excellence in earning their honors, sharing passionate hard work, and making new friends.”
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Under a large oak tree on Gainsborough Road, a small mailbox collects letters to God. About 18 months ago, the Adventist church in Thousand Oaks set up the receptacle in front of its Gainsborough Road campus so members of the community could submit prayer requests.
During the pandemic, congregants were looking for a way to reach beyond the walls of the church. For the past year and a half, passersby have submitted between four and eight prayer requests a week.
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Registration is open for the 2022 CALLED Pastors' Family Convention, to be held June 19-22, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. A slate of outstanding speakers is scheduled for this unique Family Convention.
There are still lots of cabins available for the English campmeeting at Camp Yavapines in Arizona, June 14-18. Also, the Spanish campmeeting is scheduled for June 6-11 and has space available.
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