Never Alone

Recently British researchers from Cranfield University launched a balloon from Sweden with on-board instruments to search for non-Earth bacteria and microorganisms.  Apparently such a discovery would support the theory that life on Earth came from somewhere else in the cosmos.  Strangely, many scientists believe life may have arrived on Earth in any number of ways - piggy-backing a ride on comets or asteroids for one. 

Electronic engineer Clara Juanes-Vallejo explained why such a discovery would be important to science and to all of us on Earth: "Well, everybody wants to know where we came from, who we are, what we're doing here…" I’m curious.  If micro-organisms are found out there in space somewhere,  how would that answer the basic questions of life?...

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 CENTRAL HAPPENINGS & NEWS

This Week (October 12 to October 17): 

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM – Women’s Bible Study 

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with Pastor Fred Dana – “Priestly Plots” – Acts 23

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 – Ray & Elizabeth Rengifo

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

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery - Running with the Pack

Sabbath @ 1:00 PM – New Believers Luncheon

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

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Central Events

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

Discipleship University will meet this coming Sabbath (Oct. 17) from 2PM to 4PM. We will be reviewing Job 1-28.  Pick up your Reading Guide sheet in the lobby. It can also be found on the church website (https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/ministries/Discipleship-University).  Our teacher will be Pastor Dana so be prepared for questions and lively interaction.

Harvest Festival: The Youth Department is having a Harvest Festival Saturday night October 31, filled with games, food, and fun! Time and location to be determined. Please call Pastor Michael for more information. 

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Central Ministries

Photographers Wanted! The Communications team is looking for photographers to capture life here at Sac Central on an on-going basis. Please email Lynnette at LLSeymour@hotmail.com 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. Contact Michael Aldrich for more information or if you'd like to be a part of this exciting ministry (mikejaldrich@gmail.com).

Desktop Publisher Needed! Central office is looking for a member or two who would enjoy donating their time in preparing bulletin inserts and posters for upcoming events. If you have experience and are interested, please contact the church office (see back of bulletin for information).

Central Matters

Sign Interpreter Coming to Central! We are pleased to let our deaf and HH community know that once a month we will have a sign interpreter come to Central for the worship service. Robin Franzke from the Roseville SDA Church will be here on Sabbath, October 17. Please let everyone know!

Thank you! A BIG thank you to everyone who showed support for our fall work bee. A lot was accomplished and the church property looks a lot cleaner. If you missed this work bee, please keep in mind we have two each year. The next one will be in the spring.

Lost and Found: Several Bibles and other items have been turned in to Lost and Found at the Hostess Desk. If you have lost anything please stop at the desk this Sabbath to ask if your item is there. Next week all items will be donated to our thrift store ministry.

Podcasts Available! If you didn't know, every Central Study Hour and worship service can be viewed and downloaded by going to our website (https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/sermons). This is an easy way for you to invite friends and family to listen to important Bible messages coming from Central church.

Fundraising Goal Met! For the past several weeks you have been asked to give toward a capital campaign for our thrift store ministry. The goal was $5,000. We have great news. The goal was met! Thank you to each who supported this fundraising drive. Our thrift store can now stock items for the upcoming season.

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

News & Announcements

Around the World

ADRA Canada has been providing shelter, food, water, warmth, and other necessary supplies to those fleeing the violence in Syria, Iraq, and other war-torn countries. Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes to escape conflict, risking their lives to find safety for themselves and their families. Some are now in refugee camps. Some have been housed by kind strangers. Others are living in construction sites. Still others are homeless. Donations are making a difference. Click here to do your part.

Revelation Today in full swing: To watch this exciting new series by Pastor John Bradshaw filmed live from Chattanooga, TN, go to https://revelationtoday.com/stream/. Please tell a friend!

New Christian Record Services (CRS) President: Diane Thurber has accepted the appointment to be the new president of CRS for the Blind (CRSB), as voted by CRSB Board of Directors. She will follow Larry Pitcher, who retired October 1 after serving as Christian Record's president for nearly 21 years. Welcome Diane!

Around Sacramento

Fall Festival: Please join us for Sacramento Adventist Academy’s (SAA) annual Fall Festival, Sunday, October 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be hay rides, a bounce house, vegetarian corn dogs, and more. The elementary choir will present, “I Have a Dream: Songs for Peace and Harmony.” The Elementary Band and Middle School Band will also be performing. 

Preorder Vegetarian Corn Dogs: Following tradition, the SAA Senior class is selling vegetarian corn dogs to raise funds for their class mission trip. Preorder online at mkt.com/saaseniors then pick up your order Sunday, October 18 at Fall Festival, or Monday or Tuesday of the following week. 

Would you like to receive the SAA Weekend Report? Email Eva Mason at emason@sacaa.org. Please include your name, connection to the school, and e-mail. 

Men’s Chorus Festival: The Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, invites you to come and be blessed by a Men's Chorus Festival at 5 PM on Sabbath, October 24, 2015. This event features the Bakersfield Hillcrest, Bay Area, Carmichael, Christian Edition, Modesto Praise, and Sonora Community Christian Men's Choruses in concert. Admission is free. More information is available at (916) 487-8684 or www.carmsda.org.

Resources

Learn More About Adventist Heritage! “Interrupted on his path to Harvard, a young Uriah Smith threw in his lot with the first Sabbath-keepers. Soon he was put in charge of the church paper, the Adventist Review and Sabbath Herald, and his sharply worded opinions became familiar to thousands of readers. He had much to say about prophecy, slavery and Catholicism. Often he found himself brought into controversy. Read how his understanding of justification by faith changed and how his statements on prophecy have held up over time…” Click here to read more.

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 http://www.ucheepines.org/seminars/simple-remedies-preventive-medicine/

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