Run For Your Life!

Why do we do it?  I mean, why do we run into mortal danger to save other people, and not run away from it?  If our better sense has told us once, it’s told us a thousand times: stay out of danger!  Do we listen?  When a madman is raging, when bombs are going off, when a 110-story building is collapsing, shouldn’t we run for our lives?...

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This Week (Oct. 6 to 11): Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting with JeAnn Davis – The Personality of the Spirit; Sabbath @ 9:00 AM Morning Manna – JeAnn DAvis; @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School; @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery – Authenticity, Period!

Emerging Church Symposium: As you know, the Emerging Church movement has been gaining momentum in Evangelical circles.  Is it possible that it has made inroads into the Seventh-day Adventist Church?  Our movement survived the alpha of apostasy during the Kellogg years, yet we were told the omega would be much worse.  Could this be the omega of apostasy?  “Operation Iceberg" was formed to educate our people on the dangers of emergent theology.  On October 17 and 18th, we will host a symposium of speakers, who are dedicated to sharing the truth about this subject.  Please join us for the following messages:

Friday, October 17th: 6:30pm: Steve Wohlberg - "The Emerging Church Controversy within Adventism”; 7:30pm: Janet Neumann - “A Church in Change?”

Sabbath, October 18th: 11:00am: Allen Davis - “The Power of the Everlasting Gospel”; 1:30pm: Alexa Hernandez - “Adventism’s Emergence"; 2:30pm: David Fielder - “When All Else Fails”; 3:30pm: Gerry Wagoner - “The New Evangelism”

In addition to the speakers above, Stephen Bohr and Dustin Butler will join the group for a town hall panel beginning at 4:30pm. This will be an opportunity to gain deeper insight into the issues as the speakers discuss more specific concerns and also field questions from the audience.  The program will be live streamed and CDs & DVDs will be made available for ordering. We look forward to seeing you there!

Central Study Hour Continues on 3ABN! 3ABN will continue airing Central Study Hour on their Proclaim! channel at the following times: Friday evenings @ 8 p.m. (PT) & Sabbath mornings @ 6 a.m. (PT). Proclaim! is available by satellite over all of North America (that’s all of Canada, the 50 US states, all of Mexico and the Caribbean) and of course worldwide on their website streaming page. Proclaim! is also available on their low-power downlink stations; that they’ve been able to convert to digital.  They will soon convert all of their downlinks to digital. Everyone can also view the final product of Central Study Hour by going to and click on the “CSH” banner on the home page. 

On Sacramento Faith TV: Receiving the Word (Central's worship messages) is being aired on Sac Faith TV (Ch. 14 - AT&T U-Verse; Ch. 19 – Consolidated Communications; Ch. 20 - Comcast) on Sunday morning's @ 11 a.m. and Wednesday evenings @ 8:30 p.m. These will also be made available on our own website – Thank you for your continued support of Central's media ministry. Without it we would not be where we are today. 

Landmarks Of Prophecy Training: The new epic Bible study adventure from Amazing Facts, hosted by Pastor Doug Batchelor, will be broadcast live from Albuquerque, New Mexico beginning October 31, 2014.  If you are interested in hosting the event in your home and would like know the best way to go about doing that, come out to JeAnn’s Bible study training class Sabbath, October 11 @ 2 PM in the Camellia Room of Central Church. You’ll be glad you did.

The Central Connection: Another meeting is scheduled for this coming Sabbath, October 11 right after church in the Primary Room. . If you enjoy writing, taking photographs, proofreading, editing, etc. then this meeting is for you. Join the team who are seeking to re-launch our church paper. You’ll be glad you did.

Women’s Ministry Luncheon is this Sabbath. The potluck menu is set! They will be having a potato bar. The potatoes will be provided, but everyone needs to provide all the toppings!  If you plan to come to the Women’s Ministry luncheon on October 11, call Jan Nichols to find out what toppings you can provide!

Sunday Sale @ Your Neighbor Thrift Store: This Sunday, October 12, our very own thrift store is conducting a store-wide clearance sale – 30% off furniture items, 50% off household goods, and 50-75% off clothing.  The store is open from 11 AM to 6 PM. Don’t miss out on this special event!


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

News & Announcements

Day of Prayer: General Conference President Ted Wilson has called on Seventh-day Adventists to make Sabbath, October 11, a special Day of Prayer for all who have been impacted by the Ebola virus in West Africa. "Let us pray that God will put a halt to the spread of this virulent virus," said Wilson. News from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control projects that by January cases could number between 550,000 to as high as 1.4 million, coupled with a 71 percent fatality rate according to the World Health Organization.

Symposium on Women’s Ordination: Secrets Unsealed, the ministry of Pastor Stephen Bohr, has been hosting a symposium on women’s ordination over the past week.  A variety of speakers were chosen to present biblical messages on the subject dealing with the finer issues of headship and biblical interpretation.  To view the seminars go to

Church Leaders to Tackle Ordination: Starting October 9, 338 leaders from 13 divisions of the world church will come together at the Annual Council to discuss among other things, women’s ordination.  The church has been engaged in a two-year study of the subject amid growing calls from some church leaders and regions to extend ordination to women. To learn more, go here.


365 Amazing Answers to Big Bible Questions. From Christian lifestyle and doctrine to Bible history and prophecy each day’s Bible answer is designed to bring you closer to Jesus and help you understand God’s Word. To pre-order you copy of Pastor Doug Batchelor’s devotional click here.

The End of the World: Fact Versus Fiction by Steve Wohlberg.  Discover BIG things in this little pocket book.  Nothing imaginable is bigger than the end of the world and Christ’s second coming. While we do not know the precise moment, we can know the signs of His coming. Click here to order yours today.



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) 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 as we seek to press together for the work at hand and in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.

Central's Pastoral Staff