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Philadelphian Church Transforms Its Deaconess Ministry

Lay members might traditionally think of deaconesses as being conventional, quiet, older women dressed in white, whose duties are merely to fold the communion cloth and make the communion bread. For the past four years, the deaconesses at Philadelphian church have been revolutionizing the church’s idea of their office, following the model of the amazing impact the first deacons had on the early church. In 2015, head deaconess…

7 Prayers God Will Always Answer

Do you ever wonder if God hears your prayers? Sometimes it’s easy to wish God would write the answers to our prayers in the sky or send lightning and thunder from the sky in response. But even when we don’t get the answers we want, or perhaps we don’t hear from God in the way we want, the Bible assures us that He is always listening.

Members Focus on God’s Protection in Response to Ridgecrest Earthquakes

“All is well with church and church family,” reported William Sellers, pastor at Ridgecrest church, on the Sabbath immediately following the July 4 and 5 earthquakes in Ridgecrest. “Church is still on for today, as we have much to praise Him for.” When multiple temblors occurred…



September 21, 2019 2:00 PM
This seminar will equip attendees for connecting with Muslims, helping to fulfill the Gospel Commission. Presenter Elder Gerald Babanezhad, Coordinator of Muslim Outreach at the Pacific Union Conference and Board Member of NAD Adventist Muslim Relation, will share the historical setting and perspective of Islam, the role of the Adventist Church in sharing the Three Angel's Message with Muslims. Muslim's understanding of Seventh-Day Adventists, practical ways, testimonies and much more.

1:30 p.m.-Mini piano concert
2 p.m.-Seminar
September 21, 2019 2:30 PM
Everyone is invited for a full day of brain health topics, presented by Arlene Taylor, Phd, a leading speaker on brain function.

9:30 a.m. - The Power of Sleep
10:30 a.m. - Q & A session
11:30 a.m. - Prayer Changes Your Brain
12:30 p.m. - Free lunch
2:30 p.m. - Brain Bias, Belief, Bullying and Bigotry
3:30 p.m. - Music and the Brain

To register, visit: http://www.southbaychurch.net/
September 22, 2019 7:55 AM
The purpose of this important meeting is to receive reports, to elect conference officers, the Superintendent of Schools, the Executive Committee, and the Bylaws Committee, and to transact any other business that may properly come before the delegates in session.
September 24, 2019 6:30 PM
Join us on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 28 - September 24 as we read The Starch Solution. Everyone is welcome!

Each night will include:
6:30 p.m. - Free plant-based whole food meal
7:30 p.m. - Discussions on nutrition and spirituality
8:30 p.m. - Conclusion

For more information or how to register, visit http://www.southbaychurch.net/South_Bay_Church/Back_to_Basics.html