Gifted for Service

Dispatch videographer Doral Chenoweth III knew Ted Williams was special when he met him.  Ted Williams was standing at the Hudson Street ramp off northbound I-71 in Columbus, Ohio, holding a sign asking for financial help for his homeless condition and claiming he had a God-given gift of voice.  Doral Chenoweth asked him to prove his talent on video.  Ted Williams had trained in radio years prior.  Problems with drugs and alcohol landed him on the streets for several years, but he never lost "the voice."  The video Chenoweth produced for quickly went viral, making its way around the world.  Ted Williams suddenly began getting job offers and was sought by national news shows.  Today, Ted Williams is making his way back into the American mainstream.  

The Ted Williams story is a remarkable tale of redemption.  From sleeping in a makeshift tent he called home to receiving impressive job offers, you can’t help but feel happy for Ted Williams.  None of this would have happened had not a “Good Samaritan” seen something beyond Mr. Williams unkempt looks and pitiful circumstances.  Doral Chenowith had seen potential in Ted Williams.  Doesn’t this story remind you of another “Good Samaritan” that looked past our pathetic predicament to see our possibilities?...

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This Week (January 19 to 24)

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting with Pastor Mike Thompson – The Baptism with Fire

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM – Spanish Group Prayer Meeting; @ 7 PM – Board 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 with Elizabeth Rengifo; @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School; @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery; @ 5 PM – Fijian Church Company Dedication


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.

Violin Virtuoso: Jaime Jorge will be presenting a special benefit concert for Abundant Life Broadcasting Network on February 7 at 4 PM right here at Central.  An offering will be taken for tower rental and equipment.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired and blessed by Jaime’s music. Be sure to bring a friend!

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 to 12, 2015.  Guest presenters, children’s programming, relaxing atmosphere in nature, and more all await you and your family.

We are still in need of drivers from all zip codes willing to give rides to individuals that do not have transportation. If this is something you would be willing to help with, please email Bill at or the church office at There are immediate needs in many areas, please consider giving a ride to someone each Sabbaths. Thank you!


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

News & Announcements

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. 


365 Amazing Answers to Big Bible Questions by Doug Batchelor. Each day of the year explore a Bible question with your family and receive the benefits of finding the amazing answers. To order your copy 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