Reaching the Summit

Early in 1953 the British Everest Expedition completed plans to conquer Mount Everest, something not accomplished up to this point in time.  The expedition included climbers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.  Before the climb, extensive training and preparation took place.  Everyone seemed ready and determined to succeed where many had failed before.

The climbers were well prepared for a dangerous and demanding expedition, yet as they began the ascent, the challenge grew much tougher than anyone had expected.  They experienced frostbite and exhaustion.  Unfortunately, these difficulties thinned the ranks.  Discouragement crept in.  But those remaining had a clear vision to reach the summit, and they were determined that nothing would deter them.  Finally, on a May morning in 1953…

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This Week (April 9 to 14): 

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

• Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting with Pastor Mike Thompson

• Wednesday @ 7:00 PM – Spanish Prayer Meeting

This Sabbath (April 15): @ 9:00 AM: Morning Manna with Richard Anger / @ 9:30 AM: Central Study Hour with Pastor Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes / @ 10:50 AM: Worship Service with Dr. Michael Hasel  

Upcoming Events

Astonishing Discoveries in the Land of the Bible. Michael G. Hasel, professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology at Southern Adventist University and Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum, will be presenting several riveting messages to strengthen your faith in God’s Word. Join us starting Friday, April 14 @ 7 PM. Click here for more details.

Media on the Brain. We see it all around us. Hollywood, popular music, TV, video gaming, spectator sports, e-relationships, and pornography are saturating the lives of God’s professed people, but what does the latest science say about the mind-altering effects of 21st century media? And what is the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries? Find out starting Friday, April 21 @ 7 PM as we welcome Belt of Truth Ministries to Central. Join us and tell a friend. Click here to receive more information.

Daughters of God Tea. Please join us for fun, fellowship, revival, and learning how to be a Daughter of God on Sunday, April 23 at 11 AM in the Camellia Room. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by April 18 to JeAnn Davis at 209.200.6138 or jeanncherie@sbcglobal.net. Click here for more information.

The Promise. Enjoy this year’s Spring Concert by Sacramento Central entitled, The Promise, as we journey in song through the promises surrounding the cross of Christ and the many others that enable us to walk with Him. Starting at 4 PM on Sabbath, April 29, 2017. Doors open at 3:30 PM.

Family Matters

Now Hiring! We are currently looking to hire a part-time secretary for the church office starting May 1, 2017. Hours will be Monday & Tuesday only, 8 hours each day. Must be a member in good and regular standing, a team player, and have previous secretarial experience. Resumes are currently being accepted at office@saccentral.org. Go to https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/now-hiring/ for more information.

Operation Joash. To learn more about Operation Joash, get updates, get involved, or to donate, please visit https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/operation-joash/.

GYC West presents its 11th annual conference, “Reflect: The Daily Experience,” June 22 to 24 at Pine Hills Academy in Auburn, California. For more information and to register, visit GYCwest.com.



Be Inspired

"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4:8, 9)


Central Happenings is published by the Sacramento Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6045 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819 www.saccentral.org

Sacramento Central Staff: Chris Buttery, Senior Pastor; Mike Thompsons, Associate; Fred Dana, Associate; Michael Butler, Youth/Young Adult; JeAnn Davis, Bible Instructor

Central Happenings: Chris Buttery, Editor; Chrystal White, Copy Editor/Distributor