From the Northern California Conference
Retiro de Damas (March 23-25) Leoni Meadows. Retreat for Spanish-speaking women. “Mujer Florece donde Dios te Plantó.” Info: NCC Hispanic Ministries Department, (925) 603-5092.
Adventist Book Center Focus: How do the hymnals look in your church? Do you need to replace a few - or many? You can purchase the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, which includes 695 hymns and gospel songs, plus 225 Scripture readings and worship aids, for only $14. If you want to purchase the "words only" edition, the price is $7. This is a limited-time offer - for both English and Spanish hymnals - which expires on March 31. Stop by the ABC stores in Pleasant Hill or Sacramento, or contact ABC Manager Sal Alvarado at (650) 245-0583 or Sal.Alvarado@nccsda.com.
Pathfinder Bike-athon (April 8) Metro Air Park, Sacramento. Info: NCC Youth Department, (925) 603-5080.
Caravana de Evangelismo (April 11-14) Various Spanish churches. Info: NCC Hispanic Ministries Department, (925) 603-5092.
Church Treasurer Training (April 15) 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. NCC Office, 401 Taylor Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Bring your laptop computer. Lunch provided. RSVP. Info: NCC Treasurer’s Office, (888) 434-4622, ext. 209.
NCC Adventist Community Services Retreat (April 22-25) Leoni Meadows. Theme “Elder Care.” Info: NCC ACS Department, (925) 603-5072.
Prison Ministry Day (April 28) 2 p.m. West Sacramento church, 2860 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento. “I Was in Prison and You Came” Speaker, Elder Bobby Mitchell. Lunch provided. Info: NCC Prison Ministries Department, (925) 603-5097.
Elders Training (April 29) 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fairfield Community church, 1101 East Tabor Avenue, Fairfield. “The Elder as a Spiritual Leader.” Speaker: Dr. Del Dunavant. Bring your Bible, notepad, pen. Lunch provided for those who register by calling the NCC Church Growth Department (925) 603-5089 or emailing EldersTraining@nccsda.com. Info: www.nccsda.com/EldersTraining.
Instituto Laico Adventista de California (ILAC) (May 27) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pacific Union College. Training for Spanish-speaking laypeople. “Christian Persuasion.” Speaker: Ezequiel Osorio, pastor San Anselmo Spanish/Santa Rosa Spanish district. This class is the last of the current cycle. Info: NCC Hispanic Ministries Department, (925) 603-5092.
Adventist Book Center Focus - If you aren't able to come to one of our stores in Pleasant Hill or Sacramento, or if you prefer ordering online, you can place orders through www.adventistbookcenter.com. All online orders made with a Northern California address will go to help the NCC ABCs and be fulfilled by our local staff.
From NCC Churches and Schools
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend (April 13-15) PHAA, 796 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. Honored classes will be 2003, 2008, 2013 with attendee recognition from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 934-9261.
The Market Street Church invites you to join us in our upcoming Human Trafficking Training conducted by Vanessa Russell of “Love Never Fails.” Vanessa Russell, founder and director of “Love Never Fails,” was chosen by Investigation Discovery and Time Inc.’s magazine as the 2017 winner of the annual Inspire a Difference Everyday Hero Award. The information for the two-day training is as follows:
LOCATION: 900 34th Street Oakland, CA 94608
FIRST EDUCATION – SABBATH, APRIL 7
For Elementary Students
Family Lunch 2 – 2:30 PM
Elementary Education 2:30-3:30 PM
SECOND EDUCATION – SABBATH, APRIL 21
For Parents/Adults and
Middle and High School Students
Working Family Lunch and Parent Education - 2-3 PM
Middle and High School Education - 3-4 PM
The training is free for all Market Street members! Any local church can send five (5) participants for a small fee of $25.00. Individuals not attending with a church group will be charged $25.00. All checks must be made out to the Market Street Church, Attention: Urban Ministries/Local Inner city. If you wish to pay online or by credit card, call Paula Brown at 707-648-7115 or 510-866-6327. Thank you in advance! To register for this training email the attached form to email@example.com no later than March 30. Look to see you at the training.
Fortuna Church 60th Anniversary Celebration (May 19) All former/current members and pastors invited! Bring your favorite memories and stories. Worship service at 11:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Spread the word to family and friends. Watch for details at www.fortunaca.adventistchurch.org, click “Coming Events.” Info: Fortuna church office, (707) 725-6164, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! (June 22-23, 2018) The Placerville church will celebrate 125 years next June! All former pastors, members, friends invited. Friday night vespers; Sabbath services; lunch provided; activities for children; Heritage Singers concert. Please send your current address to receive more information. Info: email@example.com, 530-622-2446.
Berea Youth Council - We are young Christians, ages 18-35, who meet together each fourth Friday of the month to support each other's Christian and life journey while serving our community. Join us each fourth Friday at 7 p.m. All are welcome as we fellowship, study God's Word, encourage our faith, and give back to our community. Vallejo Berea SDA Church - 839 Louisiana Street, Vallejo (Berea House) - 707-644-3015.
FROM the PACIFIC UNION
inSpire, a gathering for creatives!
In a world that pits people, cultures and ideologies against one another, where can we find community, hope and healing? inSpire is an annual gathering of Adventist and like-minded creatives who use art and music as vehicles of expression to celebrate God’s love and work in their lives. The experience typically includes music, art displays, panel discussions, and in some settings, breakout seminars. The event is free and open to all. This year's theme is "Bringing Good to Life.” Mark your calendars for inSpire, hosted this year at the LIFE Adventist Church in Berkeley, Calif., on March 9-10! Learn more at: http://bit.ly/inSpireBerkley
The West Coast Youth Conference is an innovative event for youth and young adults from the North Pacific and Pacific Union conferences. This four-day event is packed with energetic speakers, provoking workshops, spirited praise and worship, workshops and talks addressing relevant topics (leadership, faith sharing, overcoming hurts, learning your purpose, career coaching, learning from failures, music as a ministry, and more). Dale Brown and Truth, from Atlanta, Ga., will be the featured music ministry for the four-day event. This year’s theme is “Empower.” Mark your calendars for the West Coast Youth Conference hosted this year at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif., March 21-24! Learn more at: http://bit.ly/thisWCYC
Adventist WestPoint is the premier training event focusing on innovative strategies and training for church growth. Experience three days of inspiration and training, designed to strengthen your calling to connect your community with Christ and grow your congregation. This event will take place at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Calif., April 1-4. Learn more at adventistwestpoint.org.
FROM other adventist ministries
Register for the March 16-18 Marriage Encounter Weekend to celebrate and renew your marriage by calling Rob & Debbie Purvis 916 599-5560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM pacific unioN COLLEGE
PUC Visual Arts Faculty Show - Rasmussen Art Gallery. Open Thursday, Friday, Sabbath, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Runs through March 17. Info: 707-954-6303.
PUC is hiring! Various openings for faculty, student life, business office, and support professionals. Also seeking skilled workers in the carpentry, HVAC, custodial, general maintenance, vehicle mechanics, painting, and mechanical systems areas. Visit www.puc.edu/faculty-staff/current-job-postings.
Looking to Further Your Career in Nursing? Pacific Union College offers two ways for California nurses to expand further their careers through its RN to BSN programs. To learn more, visit www.puc.edu/rn-to-bsn.
Be a Pioneer. PUC is still accepting applications for spring and fall quarters 2018. Learn more about our 70+ programs. It’s free to apply and scholarships are still available. Info: Admissions, 800-862-7080 or puc.edu/admissions.
PUC Legacy Scholarship: The new Legacy Scholarship recognizes families that have made a Pacific Union College educational experience part of their family tradition. Available to first time freshmen, the program is offered to encourage the pioneer spirit in children of PUC alumni. Contact PUC to learn more. Info: (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email@example.com.
PUC/NAD 100 Percent Free Tuition Partnership
PUC offers 100 percent free tuition for students with a parent serving the SDA church through denominational employment. Students must have at least one parent who receives NAD tuition assistance (per NAD Working Policy, Y 24 05) at 70 percent of PUC’s tuition cost to be eligible. Participation in this plan may result in ineligibility for other PUC financial aid as well as state and federal grants. Student must reside in the dormitory to be eligible.
For Pastors and Churches - Pacific Union College would love to come worship with your congregation. If you are interested in having our Connect Ministries student worship team, campus chaplains, faculty, music groups, or staff members visit with your congregation, please contact William Chunestudy in Enrollment Services at (707) 965-6421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION
NAD NewsPoints is the official North American Division e-newsletter, and it needs to be sent to every Adventist email address in the division. It's your official North American Division source for ministry stories, breaking Adventists news, announcements, evangelism news, resources, video devotionals and ViewPoints of your division leaders. Subscribe at http://tinyurl.com/2cysmu8.
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Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists | 401 Taylor Blvd. | P.O. Box 23165 | Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 | (925) 685-4300 | email@example.com