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Adventist Community Services Retreat
Sponsored by the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

April 23-26, 2017

Theme: Community Crisis Care
Location: Leoni Meadows

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Devotional Messages
Kelly Mowrer
Sunday • 7:00-8:00 p.m. • Monday-Wednesday • 7-8:00 a.m.

Speaker, writer, and concert pianist, Kelly founded and heads Live at the Well, a ministry encouraging others in the joy of practical, vital friendship with God. With over 20 years in full time ministry, Kelly conducts seminars at churches, conference retreats, and camp meetings around the country. She has coordinated and played music for multiple worldwide telecasts, hosts two programs on 3ABN - Praise and His Words Are Life, and served as scriptwriter for Windows of Hope, a telecast of The Quiet Hour ministry. Her personal concerts are worship events interweaving music with Scripture passages, messages of encouragement, and stories of music throughout the history of the church brought alive with practical application for today. She lives with her husband and two sons in TN.
Monday — Higher Ground
Tuesday — Lord, Teach Us to Pray
Wednesday — Roller Coaster to the Promised Land

Monday-Wednesday • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Crisis Care Certification

Chaplain Carolyn Oliver graduated from the LawEnforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento Academy in 2002 with a certificate from American River College in Community Chaplaincy. After her graduation she served in the County of Sacramento representing the Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Justice and several privately held companies such as Teichert Aggregate. Her on-call schedule amounted to several days a week for 18 months until the time she and her husband Jim moved to West Point in Calaveras County. Thinking she would truly “retire”, she found herself about a mile from the West Point Fire Department and dropped by one day to see what she might do to help. That was 11 years ago and she now serves the West Point Fire Protection District and the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office as a chaplain. Besides keeping her certificates updated with continuing education, she has most recently begun to instruct in Firefighter Emotional Health at the Calaveras Structure & Wildland Fire Academies around Calaveras County. The mother of two, grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three adorable boys, counts the young men and women she serves to be part of her family as well.

Derrick Lea retired as Deputy Chief over operations after 20.5 years of service for the Prince George’s Country Fire/ EMS Department in 2011. Using the background developed in Public Safety, he began consulting and creating Development Plans for organizations. This led to the largest Muslim organization in the United States, Islamic Relief USA asking him to lead their effort in forming a Disaster Response Team. After 3 years of successful work assisting those experiencing crisis, the organization asked that he lead all of their US Programs, which included Community Engagement, Grants, and Disaster Relief work. Derrick has been a member of the First Seventh Day Adventist Church of Washington DC, where he has served in many positions such as the Family Life co-chair, a nominating committee member as well as the leader of Bible Boot Camp for youth. He is currently a Sabbath School Teacher for the College-aged students and enjoys giving monthly Bible studies at his home. Additional service activities include serving on the Emotional/ Spiritual care Committee for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) for the past two years, serving as a board member of the Community Blessings Center in Danville, VA as well as serving as the chair of the Maryland Emotional Spiritual care Committee. Derrick also holds certifications as an EMT B, Hazmat II and Executive Level credentials for County Government. Derrick has been married for 20 plus years, has two adult children, and his favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:6, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.

Our Annual $20 Participant Offering
Many of the building signs on our ACS centers and church fellowship halls have either faded, rusted out, or are collapsing. This year’s offering is to enhance our ACS signs around the 150-plus churches in our conference. Our ultimate goal is to offer ACS centers and churches 50% or more off the cost of new signs through this offering and other conference monies. Please give liberally as this may be a signage blessing to your own ACS buildings.

Special Musical Guest
Concert: Hymns in American History, including favorite hymns of US Presidents and a segment on ASCAP's Songwriters of the 20th Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither. Monday, 7-9 p.m.

Kelly Mowrer, a full-time concert pianist, enjoys regular airplay on television and radio networks around the world. For 10 years, she served as music director and pianist for the award-winning religious broadcast It Is Written, airing on TBN and other networks. In her solo concert performances, Mowrer's style fuses classical, contemporary, inspirational, and old-time gospel camp-meeting styles into a joyful musical worship. Between songs, she shares personal testimony, bringing encouragement, laughter, and a reminder of the faithfulness of God. Mowrer lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two sons.

Tuesday • 7-8:00 p.m.
Annual NCC ACS Business Meeting
At this annual business meeting, the five-member board will be reporting on the activities of the Community Services Trust Fund and distributing an annual financial report. If you have items that need to be discussed at this meeting, please send them by e-mail to Northern California Conference Community Services Director Gordon Botting at gordon.botting@nccsda.com.
North American Division Adventist Community Services Brochure
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