Stand up for Jesus!

We are living in the time of the end, right before Jesus comes! Darkness and evil is all around us. Prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our eyes. Everywhere I look I see the world crying out that Jesus is coming very soon. Are you ready to stand as a son or daughter of Almighty God? 

1 Peter 4:7 says, "The end of all things is near therefore be clear minded, self-controlled so that you can pray." We desperately need to be on our knees everyday agonizing and pleading for victory over all sin. To inherit the heavenly kingdom and live with God for eternity, we must overcome. Jesus is not coming back for a bunch of sinners. He is coming back for those who have victory over all sin. I want to be in that number, don't you?

Now is the time my brothers and sisters, to be completely surrendered to Jesus. To put on the righteousness of Christ; to put on His robe of light, to have the character of Christ for the Day of His Judgment is very near. 

Now is the time to repent and give our sins to Jesus while He is still in the Most Holy Place making atonement for our sins so He can wash us clean and free from all sin and make us spotless without any spot or blemish. It is His job to take away our sins, but it is our job to be willing to let Him complete His work in us.

Philippians 1:6 promises us that Christ who has begun a good work in us will complete that work before He comes again. What an incredible promise to us! Jesus promises that He will give us victory over all sin if we allow Him to.  Are you willing?

JeAnn Davis, Central Bible Worker



This Week (September 28 to October 3): 

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM – Women’s Bible Study Class (Family Life Room)

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with Pastor Chris Buttery – “More Trials, Part 2” – Acts 21

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Spanish Group Prayer Meeting (Chapel)

Various L.I.F.E. groups (in-home small group Bible studies) take place across Sacramento. To locate one near you contact our small groups’ coordinator Richard Anger @ (916) 681-3990

Sabbath @ 9:00 AM - Morning Manna – Richard Anger

Sabbath @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Mike Thompson + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery – “The Sound of One Hand Clapping”

Sabbath @ 1:00 PM – Book Ministry Luncheon

Sabbath @ 2:00 PM – Discipleship University with Pastor Fred Dana


Central Events

Central Choir Rehearsals begin Sabbath, September 26 @ 2PM in the chapel. For more information please contact the church office –

Discipleship University will meet next Sabbath from 2PM to 4PM. We will study Genesis 28 to 50. Pick up your Reading Guide in the lobby. It can also be found on the church website. Our teacher will be Pastor Dana so be prepared for questions and lively interaction.

Pathfinder Registration: Pathfinders are still accepting applications this week. If anyone is interested, please email Stacey Earnest or Nancy Long at

Women’s Ministry Bible Study happens each Tuesday at 10AM right here at the church. The topic is “Putting on the Whole Armor of God.” Class will continue through Tuesday, November 10. Light refreshments are served.

Quilting Ministry will be meeting Sunday, September 27 at 10:30AM in the Family Life Room. If you’re interested in being a part of this ministry you are more than welcome to attend.

Fall Work Bee! Please mark your calendars for our fall work bee on Sunday, October 4 from 8AM to 2PM. There will be washing, cleaning, sorting, clearing, and pruning. See you then!

Revelation: On the Edge of Time will begin on Friday, October 23, in three different locations (Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4401 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento; Swanston Community Center, 2350 Northrop Ave, Sacramento; Clunie Community Center, 601 Alhambra Ave, Sacramento) with three separate presenters – Andre Hope, JeAnn Davis, and Pastor Mike. Plan to attend and bring someone with you to this 13-night, power-packed series on closing events as outlined in the book of Revelation. More details to follow.

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Central Ministries

Photographers Wanted! The Communications team is looking for photographers to capture life here at Sac Central on an ongoing basis. Please email Lynnette at to join.

Central's A/V Ministry is needing your help. Every Sabbath provides an incredible opportunity to be involved in the production of Bible-based messages that are heard all over the world

Central Matters

Your Gifts Needed: Our thrift store ministry is gearing up for the winter season and is in need of new clothing and seasonal items. Due to not having the capital at this time to make the necessary purchases we are asking you to help raise $5,000 towards this very important project. We are encouraged by the steady improvements seen since our renovation project, but your assistance is still needed. Please mark your tithe envelopes, “Thrift Store Ministry,” and give what you can. This fundraising drive will be open for the next two weeks and needs to be above regular giving to the church budget. Thank you kindly. – Smart Thrift Committee.


BULLETIN BOARD - An assortment of happenings, announcements, and resources from around the Seventh-day Adventist Church

News & Announcements

Around the World

Revelation Today The Mysteries Revealed: NET '95, the first satellite-delivered evangelism series by the North American Division, is "back.” This year, beginning October 9, It Is Written will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of NET ’95 with a new evangelistic series live from Chattanooga, Tennessee, with free apps and tweeting. Who could have seen that coming 20 years ago? Like NET '95, every church can host the series live, but no satellite dish is necessary. In fact, millions of people can watch, with or without the help of a local church. To learn how you can get involved, click here.

Heroes of Faith, with Amazing Facts speaker/director Doug Batchelor, will begin October 2, 2015 and run through October 10. Important Bible messages for the whole family will be presented. To learn more about how you might get involved in sharing these messages with others, please go to

Around Northern California

Help Needed! The Lakeport Seventh-day Adventist Church has set up a huge donation center for the victims of the Butte fire. They desperately need volunteers. If you can go help them out, contact the church office at (707) 253-6002 or facility coordinator Seth Cantu at (707) 530-1560. The church would also appreciate donations of storage bins, clothing display racks, and shelving for use in the storefront distribution center.


Remembering Dr. Agatha Thrash: In memory of the passing of Dr. Thrash American Christian Ministries is offering several items that are specially selected from the 100s of resources by Dr. Thrash. Click here to learn more.  For more information about the ministry of Uchee Pines go to

The Pope & Prophecy: Steve Wohlberg’s newest sharing tract about Pope Francis, his June 18, 2015 papal encyclical on “climate change,” the coming global crisis, and timely prophetic issues in light of God’s prophecy in Revelation 13. Sold in packs of 100. Click here to place your order.