Justice Served

I don’t know about news outlets in other corners of the globe, but here in the U.S the Casey Anthony trial that took place a couple of years ago received much media attention.  Little Caylee, Casey’s two-year-old daughter, was missing.  Then the dreaded news – Caylee was dead and by all accounts it wasn’t an accident.  Caylee’s mom, Casey, was the suspect.  Her chronic lying and untoward behavior, apart from the evidence, pitted her as guilty, however the jury acquitted her stating there just wasn’t enough evidence for conviction...

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This Week (June 16 to 21): Tuesday & Friday @ 7:00 PM – Unsealing Daniel’s Mysteries with Pastor Chris – Daniel 11 & 12; Sabbath @ 9:00 AM Morning Manna – TBD; @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Doug + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School; @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris – Fire In My Bones

Board Meeting: This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday @ 6:30 PM. Please pray that God will guide the important discussions that will transpire regarding Your Neighbor Thrift Store and Central’s Media Ministry.

Vacation Bible School is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for the week of June 23 to June 28, from 5:45pm to 8:15pm. This year’s theme is “The Creator Is My Friend,” a journey through the seven days of creation. There will be activities, creative crafts, Bible stories, health adventures, memory fun, and science experiments. Contact Shirley Hope for more information or if you wish to help @ (719) 580-2189 or shope3888@gmail.com

Your Neighbor Thrift Store is in need of jeans, furniture and donations of sellable items! Call the thrift store at (916) 457-6500 to see how you can help! Volunteers are always needed; please consider giving some of your time for this worthy service.

Buddy Harper is in need of good Christian books! Please drop off your good to slightly worn books at the church office or by the thrift store donation box so he can get them into the hands of those who need to read about Jesus. Please carefully consider what you can donate and bring your books!

CENTRAL MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES (volunteer positions only):

1.Central is currently looking for someone to help take over the design and layout of the Central Connection to continue its publication. Please contact the church office at (916) 457-6511 or Pastor Chris at (717) 250-8116 if you possess some qualifications in this area.

2. Our children of the Pre-K (3 to 4 year-olds) Sabbath School class need a new Sabbath School leader, which involves scheduling teachers, musicians, and crafts. Please contact Shirley Hope (shope3888@gmail.com) or Helen Thompson (htompson@amazingfacts.org) if you sense God leading you and you have prior experience with children.

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

News & Announcements

GYC West: Coming to Weimar, CA June 18 to 22. This year’s theme: “I Am: The Conflict Continues.” For more information go to www.gycwest.com.  

Local Camp Meeting Schedules: Soquel July 17 to 26; Redwood July 24 to Aug 2; Tahoe July 28 to Aug 2.

Reflections on the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC): Pastor Mark Finely recently shared his personal reflections after sitting on the TOSC for the past two years. It’s worth a moment of your time. 


The Elephant in the Room: In this ground-breaking work, Pastor Dustin Hall draws from his experience in teaching biblical sexuality to diverse audiences. Never before has an author woven together the inspiring truths of Bible prophecy, the gospel, and the beauty of biblical sexuality with such clarity. Click here to review and/or order.

Adventist World: Stay in touch with what's happening in our church around the world. www.adventistworld.org 


Dear friend,

We would like to warmly welcome you to Central Happenings – a weekly e-newsletter from your pastoral staff to inform, update, and keep in touch.

It was George Bernard Shaw who once quipped, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  Ask anyone and they will tell you how true this is.  Healthy communication is a prerequisite to healthy relationships, and no less for the church family.

We plan to make Central Happenings a pithy and relevant read with the obvious goal to simply communicate.  You can expect each edition to contain:

Pastor’s Blog - a refreshing Biblical insight from your pastors.

Central News & Happenings – important info on news and events taking place at Central.

Bulletin Board – includes various news, resources, programs, and/or initiatives taking place in the Seventh-day Adventist Church locally and around the world that may impact you.

We trust you’ll find Central Happenings (not to be confused with The Central Connection put together by Central’s Communication Department) another great resource that will allow you to stay in touch with your church family.  As your pastoral staff we look forward to continuing to reach out to you, including through this new way, as we seek to press together for the work at hand and in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.

Your Pastoral Staff