PROPHECY TRENDS

The Biblical book of Revelation is most definitely Christ’s book.  It presents Jesus in all His glory and delineates His message and mission to planet earth.  It would be an understatement to suggest that if we missed Christ after reading the book, we’ve missed a crucial component of the book.  If we’ve missed Christ, we’ve missed everything!

While Revelation points us to Jesus as man’s Savior, Creator, High Priest, and soon coming King, it also opens our eyes to Christ’s number one enemy and his plans for earth’s inhabitants.  Revelation verily exposes the devil’s strategies to bring the entire world under his dominion; but the world won’t arrive there overnight.  Satan has been honing all of his skill, cunning, and deceit toward this last great showdown.  He has been readying humanity’s minds for centuries to accept his last masterpiece of deception.  He’s just about worked out all of the glitches in the program and is nearly ready to overwhelm us with his final duplicitous surprise...

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CENTRAL HAPPENINGS & NEWS

This Week (3/2-8):

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM  Prayer Meeting with Pastor Chris – Incredible Possibilities            

Sabbath @ 9:00 AM  Morning Manna with TBA

Sabbath @ 9:30 AM  Central Study Hour with Pastor Doug & Children/Youth Sabbath School Classes                                                                      

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM  Worship Service with Pastor Mike

Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward in time for daylight savings starting at midnight on Saturday night!

Calling All Youth, Families, & Singles!  Mark your calendars for April 11 to 13 for a special retreat at Leoni Meadows sponsored by Central’s Family Life Ministries.  The theme is “Restoring God's Image in Us: Addressing Youth Rebellion, Empowering Family Units, & How to Live Successfully as a Single Christian.”  Look for important details to follow shortly.

"LIKE" us on Facebook! If you haven't done it already go to: www.facebook.com/SacramentoCentral 

Winter Sanctuary Help: Looking for a worthy cause to donate your time and resources too?  Central’s homeless ministry is looking for assistance from March 16 to 20.  Call Buddy Harper if you can help (916) 676-6632.

Central Food Closet: The Nominating Committee is currently looking for an individual or a married couple that would be interested in spearheading this very vital ministry to the less fortunate.  Please contact Buddy Harper [(916) 676-6632] Central’s Community Service leader or Helen Thompson, Nominating Committee Chairperson, for more information or to indicate your interest.

Prayer Meeting Resumes! Starting this Tuesday, March 4 @ 7 PM in the church chapel we’re launching into “The Sermon On The Mount” and taking a closer look at Jesus’ practical instruction for everyday Christian living found in Matthew 5 through 7.  Tell a friend, and we look forward to seeing you there!

James4 in Concert: Mark your calendars for March 22.  Come out and listen to this inspirational quartet from Weimar College happening right here at Central.  Time yet to be determined. 

Hell & Mr. Fudge: Mark your calendars and plan to join us in the Camellia Room for a special viewing of the acclaimed film Hell & Mr. Fudge, Staurday, March 29 @7 PM. This is an event open to the public so please bring a friend or family member. Following the film one of the producers will be hosting a Q&A session. Childcare and light refreshments provided.

Covered & Kept Ministries: Join author and speaker Karen Johnson, whose story of a life-shattering tragedy that God turned into a triumph has helped thousands, as she presents The Gift: The Restarting Of A Life on Sunday, March 30 @ 2:00 PM right here at Central Church.  For more information visit www.CoveredandKept.com

New happenings will be featured each week.

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

News & Announcements

Charismatics & Catholics: Just recently pope Francis addressed Kenneth Copeland Ministries Convention pastors and gave a stirring appeal for Christian unity.  Pastor Doug Batchelor has offered a thoughtful commentary on the event.  Click here to watch for yourself.  Prophecy continues to unfold right before our very eyes.

Noah Movie: Remnant Publications have just a released a sharing book to be passed on to friends and family who have shown an interest in the new Noah movie produced by Hollywood.  This book will share the real truth about the story and how Jesus applied Noah’s day to our very own. To learn more go to Noah Movie Hype.

Theology of Ordination: All 28 presentations from the January Theology Of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) are now exclusively available online at the Archives & Statistics TOSC page.  Be informed and know the issues by learning about ordination truth.

13th Annual Prayer Retreat: Plan now to be a part of this year’s prayer retreat at Leoni Meadows from March 14 to 16, 2014.  Joseph Kidder, a professor of Christian ministry at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, will be the guest presenter.  To register for this event call (530) 312-3831 or visit www.ncc.adventist.org/prayerministries

Building Bridges: Big City Evangelism Convention is calling all physicians, dentists, eye specialists, and other medical professionals and lay workers to serve the undeserved from April 23 to 27, 2014.  Call (623) 329-0078 or visit www.BigCityEvangelism.com.  This event is sponsored by ASI Pacific Union.

Maranatha Youth Mission Trip: Each summer a life changing mission experience designed especially for youth (ages 14-18) takes place. Don't miss this year's trip to the Dominican Republic!  Register now by clicking here.

It Is Written Courage Tour: This is something that is worth checking out. Visit http://www.itiswritten.com/courage-tour to learn more.

More and new programs will be featured each week.

Resources

The Great Controversy: With prophecy fulfilling right before our very eyes we need to reacquaint ourselves with this powerful volume.  Pick up a copy at the local Adventist Book Center or to listen go online here

Kids View: The Adventist Review has a children’s counterpart – Kids View. To learn more go to http://kidsviewmag.org

Witness the Panorama of History: www.biblehistory.com gives you a concise history from creation to our day and beyond. If you haven’t seen this resource before it is time you checked it out.

Revived By His Word: is a journey-through-the-Bible resource designed to get God’s people back into the Word and reading it together.  Go to the provided link to discover more. http://revivedbyhisword.org/

More and new programs will be featured each week.

ABOUT CENTRAL HAPPENINGS

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