Pacific Union “All God’s People,” May 11, 2018 Episode 048
NEVADA-UTAH CONFERENCE HOSTS 34TH CONSTITUENCY SESSION
Members of the Nevada-Utah Conference gathered for their 34th Quadrennial Constituency Session last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Delegates voted Leon B. Brown, Sr. as president,
Karen Schneider as treasurer, and Carlos Camacho as executive secretary. The Hispanic ministries coordinator, Benjamin Carballo, and Regional ministries coordinator, Oneil Madden, were also voted in. The meeting ended with recognition of the spouses of the administrators, and a prayer over the leaders.
Know much about the Nevada-Utah Conference? Here are some fun facts about the region:
In terms of geography, the Nevada-Utah Conference is the largest of the seven conferences in the Pacific Union.
Both Nevada and Utah make it to the list of top ten for earthquake activity.
Between the two states, they have 8 National Parks.
Utah has the world's largest natural-rock span. (Rainbow Bridge)
There are an estimated 30K wild horses in Nevada.
Read the news release at: http://bit.ly/NUCSession
See photos of the Constituency Session at: http://bit.ly/NUCSessionPhotos
HMS RICHARDS DIVINITY SCHOOL RECEIVES 10-YEAR REAFFIRMATION OF ACCREDITATION
La Sierra recently announced that their H.M.S. Richards Divinity School received notification that it has been awarded a reaffirmation of its accreditation. One of the major schools on the campus of La Sierra University, the HMS Richards Divinity School prepares students for pathways of service in ministry and religious education, as well as offering advanced study in theology. The school is one of only two Adventist schools in North America to receive this accreditation. “This is truly a significant opportunity and moment for La Sierra,” said Dr. Randal Wisbey, president of La Sierra University.
Read more about the 10-year accreditation at: http://bit.ly/HMS10year
RECORDER PUBLISHES BIBLICAL STUDY BY DR. KENDRA HALOVIAK VALENTINE
Did you receive your Recorder in the mail the mail this week? Don’t you love that picture on the cover of four generations of Adventist women?
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and the Recorder has several inspiring articles about Mothers, the importance of generations within our community of believers, and a wonderful Biblical study about the biblical character named Rachel—the beloved wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph. The study was written by Dr. Kendra Haloviak Valentine, and is in the May issue of the Pacific Union Recorder.
Read the full May issue at: http://bit.ly/MayRecorder
ADVENTIST HEALTH CELEBRATES NURSES WEEK WITH VIDEO
This week is Nurses Week, and for Adventist Health, it is an annual opportunity to express gratitude to the professionals who comprise their largest group of employees. Adventist Health celebrated their ministry with a special video—a message for nurses and all of us. Nurses Week coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the visionary woman who founded modern nursing. “The Lady with the Lamp” had responded to what she felt was the call of God to service at just 17, and spent her life responding to the compassionate ministry of Christ, who she viewed as the founder of her profession.
Watch the Nurse Appreciation video at: http://bit.ly/AHNurseVideo
Learn more about Florence Nightingale at: http://bit.ly/FlorenceN
More news from around the Pacific Union:
-President Jim Pederson Announces Retirement from Northern California Conference-
Elder Jim Pedersen, President of the Northern California Conference, has announced his retirement effective July 31, 2018. He was voted as President on December 14, 2005. The constituency to elect a new president is scheduled for September 30, 2018. To read more, visit http://bit.ly/JimPedersonRetires.
-Dr. V Bailey Gillespie Passes Away-
Dr. V. Bailey Gillespie, 75, passed to his rest on Monday, May 7, after a two-year battle with liver cancer. Dr. Gillespie was a member of the faculty of La Sierra University since 1981, and as associate dean of La Sierra’s HMS Richards Divinity School from 2015-17 and as acting dean from 2014-2015. Read more about his life at: http://bit.ly/NCCJimPederson
-Alberto Ingleton to Join Pacific Union as Hispanic Coordinator-
Alberto Ingleton has been elected to be the Pacific Union Conference Hispanic Coordinator, replacing Jorge Soria. Since 2007, Elder Ingleton has been the Hispanic Ministries Coordinator in the Southeastern California Conference. He will take up these responsibilities September 1, 2018. Elder Jorge Soria was elected in March to the position of Vice President for the Pacific Union Conference.
To all the mothers who are watching—we know you stand in the company of Miriam and Hannah, of Sarah and Rebekah, of Leah and Rachel, of Naomi and Ruth, of Elizabeth and Mary; of Mother Eve herself! You inspire hope, faith in the future, and the abundant and nurturing love of God.