Ropes Of Sand

At this time of the year many people are making or have made New Year's resolutions. They might include exercising more, eating better, eliminating debt, or giving more time to a spouse and family. This always seems to be a great time for a new beginning.

For a follower of Jesus, each new morning is an opportunity for a fresh start. If we have stumbled in a moment of hurtful anger and words, or any other form of sin and selfishness, (fill in the blanks) we don't need to wait until the next January 1 to seek a clean slate. We can repent and confess any sin to our compassionate God, and be reassured of His complete forgiveness at that very moment.

We have all experienced that our "promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand," but "What you need to understand is the true force of the will. This is the governing power in the nature of man. Everything depends on the right action of the will. The power of choice God has given to men; it is theirs to exercise. You cannot change your heart...but you can choose to serve Him (Jesus). You can give Him your will and He can work in you to do according to His good pleasure. Thus your whole nature will be brought under the control of the Spirit of Christ; your affections will be centered upon Him; your thoughts will be in harmony with Him." (Steps to Christ)

"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:4,5)

Chris Buttery, Lead Pastor


Please join us for 10 Days of Prayer starting Tuesday, January 9 until the 19th nightly at 7 PM in the chapel for these precious seasons of prayer as we begin a new year. All are welcome. Please visit tendaysofprayer.org for more information


Discipleship University Continues!

Discipleship University continues Sabbath, January 20, 2018 @ 2PM in the Camellia Room and will meet every 1st and 3rd Sabbath of each month. Study guides and past presentations are available here


The Next Healthy Plate, How to Lose Weight Forever!, is Monday, January 22
at 6:30 PM in the Camellia Room. The presenters are Dr. Clarence and May
Ing. Click here to learn more. Be sure to bring a friend!


Broadcast Television Production  & Camera Training 

Plan to join us at Sacramento Central on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:45PM in the church sanctuary for the opportunity to be involved in broadcasting the everlasting gospel locally and abroad!


Finishing Touches

We're putting the finishing touches on our Primary Room so it can be operational again. It looks fantastic so far! Just a few more things then we'll be ready. Thank you to all of our many supporters! To learn more or to support Operation Joash, click here.


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 our Receiving the Word, 30-minute programs weekly on Sunday at 11 AM, Tuesday at 11:30 AM, Wednesday at 9 PM, and Friday at 9 PM on Sacramento Faith TV. These can also be viewed on our website (www.saccentral.org). Pass the word along.


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, Lead 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