Ropes Of Sand

There are many people at this time of year that has been thinking of making or has made a new year’s resolution.  Whether it is to exercise more, eat less, treat people better, eliminate debt, or spend more time with their spouse, a new year always seems to be a nice excuse to “start over.”

Perhaps I don’t need to remind you, but for a follower of Jesus, the opportunity for a new start can happen at any time.  If there was a slip of the tongue, a moment of unbridled anger,...

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This Week (January 6 to 10)

Monday thru Thursday – New sanctuary lights installation

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting with Pastor Chris – The Breath of the Almighty

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM – Spanish Group Prayer Meeting

Various L.I.F.E. groups (in-home small group Bible studies) take place across Sacramento. To locate one near you contact Richard Anger @ (916) 681-3990

Sabbath @ 9:00 AM Morning Manna – Eileen Eisenbeisz; @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School; @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery; @ 1 PM (or right after church – whichever comes first) Women’s Ministry Meeting.


Women in the Bible & Me. Starting January 13 from 10 AM to Noon a 14-part Bible study for women will begin in the Family Life Room of the church. This is a great chance to join with other women and invite others who are seeking Jesus to come and learn important Bible truth pertinent to women.

Central Business Meeting: Calling all members! On Wednesday, January 14 @ 7 PM we will be conducting our annual business meeting. Join us as exciting reports are shared and plans are anticipated for the new year. Your presence, voice, and support are much appreciated.

*Dennis Priebe Coming to Central! Join us Friday, January 16 @ 7 PM and Sabbath, January 17 @ 11 AM and again from 1:15 to 4:15 PM for an engaging Bible series on the all-important topic of righteousness by faith.  All (members & guests) are welcome to attend.  Plan to join us for a buffet luncheon.  All presentations will be live streamed for those living out of town.*

Heritage Singers Concert: Join us on Sabbath, January 17 @ 5 PM for an evening of rich gospel music. Tell a friend. Invite the family. A free community event for all.

Fijian Group Dedication: We are excited to announce that on Sabbath, January 24 @ 5 PM our Fijian group will be dedicated as a church company, the first of its kind in the North American Division. You are cordially invited to this groundbreaking event that will take place in the church sanctuary.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Central’s 2nd Annual Family Life Retreat: Mark your calendars for this year’s Family Life retreat to Leoni Meadows Retreat Center taking place April 10-12, 2015.  Guest presenters, children’s programming, relaxing atmosphere in nature, and more all await you and your family.

The Central Connection is back. After taking a nine-month hiatus, your favorite magazine is back in circulation. Click here to read the latest edition. 


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

News & Announcements

Our Deepest Condolences to the Douglass Family. Herbert E. Douglass, a leading Adventist theologian, administrator, and prolific author, died mid-December after a long illness. He was 87. To learn more about the influence and leadership Douglass played in the Adventist Church click here. A memorial service is being planned for Sabbath, February 14, 2015 @ 4 PM at the Sacramento Central Seventh-day Adventist Church.

3ABN Proclaim! Is Moving: Please note that if you have had the AON channel for more than three months, the Proclaim! Channel is taking its place and you do not need to make these changes unless you want the names in your channel banner to match the current channel saying Proclaim. Click here to learn more. 

2015 is the Year of Health. The worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church has designated this year the Year of Health.  With this in mind we’ll be sharing some health tips from time to time during the year that we hope will inspire and encourage you to make the best choices when it comes to your health.  Watch this short clip and take action. 

Northern California Adventists Assisted in the Response to the Destructive Wild Fires that ravaged parts of Northern California. The Camino, Calif. church members provided their church building for use as an evacuation center and a shelter for people and about 50 dogs and cats. They provided food, assisted the Red Cross and more. The Yreka church and school made "sifting boxes" to help people whose homes were destroyed search for small items lost in the fires. They spent hours helping to organize donations including clothes and toys. Mount Shasta church members continue to help a family get what they need after they lost their home.  To read more, click here


Share 2015 Missionary Health Book, Health and Wellness: Secrets That Will Change Your Mind, during the 2015 Year of Health. Available for 65 cents/book only until Jan. 31. Order hundreds or thousands to give to members, visitors, students, clients, patients, parents and friends.  To order your copies or to learn more click here

BibleTools.Info. Someone has created this simple yet very useful website for those looking for comments on a particular Bible verse and don't have access to these resources via Logos or other software packages. It combines The Ellen White Writings Scriptural Index data with the SDA Bible Commentary Ellen G. White comments (i.e. vol. 7A). Some navigational features aren't implemented yet and the SOP links don't always work from inside the SDA Bible Commentary, but it's a great start! Go to to get started today!

Exodus - The Great Deliverance: Hot off the press from Remnant Publications, this book was released in time to share the true story of Moses and the exodus to counter the confused story shared in the new Hollywood movie “Exodus: Gods & Kings.” Click here to get your copy to share, or wait till it comes to Central and Your Neighbor Thrift Store in the next few days.