From our church family to you and yours during this holiday season. We pray God's richest blessings on you as 2017 comes to a close and as 2018 soon opens. As we each remember the birth of God's dear Son into our world at this time, may Jesus, the King of glory, be born anew in our hearts.

We thank you for being a part of our journey this year. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year.



Blessed to Bless

I am blessed. I think you could say the same.

I was on my way to the United States to study for the ministry. My dad, who was living in Bangkok, Thailand at the time, invited me to visit him for two weeks before continuing to my final destination. I said yes, and was so glad I did.

The Thai people, the culture, and the beauty intrigued me. City life wasn’t very exotic, but the countryside offered  a feast for the eyes. A weekend trip to the coast was the highlight of the trip. I have some fond memories of my time there. But the thing that I will never forget is the extreme poverty I witnessed.

As an afternoon outing, my dad treated me to a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River. It was beautiful…at least until...

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Behold the King Christmas Concert

Join us for our annual Christmas concert entitled, Behold the King, December 9, 2017 @ 6 PM. The course of history was forever changed 2,000 years ago when Immanuel, God with us, came into this world. Behold Him through music this weekend. Admission and parking is free. Doors open at 5:15 PM. All are welcome to attend. Invite your neighbors, family, and friends. Click here for more information.


Your Chance to Give. When you support Sacramento Central you are supporting a vital ministry. Please prayerfully consider what your generous gift this year will be. (The Love Offering will be collected during the Dec. 16 worship service, or you can click here to donate now)


Fountainview Academy Orchestra & Singers Concert

Take time to worship the King of Kings this Christmas season by joining Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers for their musical program entitled, “Come, Let Us Adore Him” on Sabbath, December 16, 2017 at 4 PM right here at Sacramento Central Church. Admission and parking is free. Doors open at 3:15 PM. All are invited to attend. Click here for more information.


Last Discipleship University for 2017

Discipleship University continues Sabbath, December 16, 2017 @ 2PM in our Camellia Room. Study guides and past presentations are available here. This will be the last for 2017.


Primary Room Nearly Completed!

It looks like we will meet our December 31 goal to complete the renovations on the Primary Room. Very exciting! Thank you to all of our many supporters! To learn more or to support Operation Joash, click here.


We are looking for a qualified candidate to fill the church office secretary position by January 1, 2018. Six to seven hours/day, 4 to 5 days/week. Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good standing, a team player, and have previous secretarial experience. Resumes are currently being accepted at office@saccentral.org until December 8, 2017. Click here for more information.


Click on the Calendar to find out what else is happening at Central this month - from Sabbath speakers, to events, plus much, much more!



Watch Us On Television! Enjoy viewing Central’s flagship program, Central
Study Hour, every Friday night at 7 PM and Sabbath morning at 6 AM (PST)
on 3ABN Proclaim! They can also be viewed on our website, www.saccentral.org


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

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

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