Renegade Men

They were preparing to fly home after an idyllic honeymoon in Malaysia, but after only one week of married life, one couple’s romance came to a dramatic end after the bridegroom decided his wife simply spent too long in the bathroom.  His solution was simple: get on the plane without her.  How long she remained in the airport bathroom was unclear, but when she emerged she discovered her husband had vanished without a trace.  Now it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if you want your marriage to go the distance you just don’t do things like that! 

I don’t think I would be mistaken to suggest that there is no substitute for the Biblical prescription for a happy marriage...

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This Week (March 9 to 14): 

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with JeAnn Davis – “Witnessing for Jesus”

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 our small groups coordinator Richard Anger @ (916) 681-3990

Sabbath @ 9:00 AM - Morning Manna – Silvia Ballesteros

Sabbath @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Mike Thompson + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery – “What Soap Can Never Clean” – Communion Service

Sabbath @ 12:30 PM – Men’s & Women’s Ministry Luncheon 


Youth-Young Adult Vespers starts Friday, March 13 @ 6:30 PM, and every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month in the church chapel.  Please join Pastor Michael Butler as he share “The Blueprint” for successfully navigating the world around you, being a victorious young Christian, and recharging your relationship with Jesus!

Communion Service: We will be having communion this coming Sabbath (March 14) during the worship service.  Please prepare your hearts for this very special time.

Condolences: Our heartfelt condolences to the Bernier family at the recent passing of Howard Bernier. Howard’s memorial service will be held in the church sanctuary on Sunday, March 15 @ 2 PM.  A light reception will follow the service in the Camellia Room.  Please keep the Bernier family in your prayers.

Welcome! We happily welcome to our church family the following individuals who have recently transferred their membership: Michael Aldrich, James Dube, and Inga Guyette.

Member Assistance: Recently a couple of our congregation had the joy of welcoming their grandson into the world, however he was quickly diagnosed with HLHA - a birth defect that affects normal heart flow through the heart and where the left side of the heart is absent. His mom needs to stay by her son’s side while he is being treated out of state which is bringing with it extra costs.  To learn more about how you can help click here.

Cultural Fair Coming to Central!  Central’s Family Life Ministry is hosting a cultural fair on Sunday, April 19.  If you’re interested in representing a specific nationality and would like to supervise a booth, please email Family Life chair, Tyra Taylor at

CDs Available: Both Discover Your Divine Design by Pastor Chris Buttery and The Transformed Life by Elder Jim Ayer of Adventist World Radio are now available on CD and can be picked up at the CD/DVD Ministry room off the church foyer.  If you don’t attend Central on a regular basis you are welcome to call the church office to pick up your copy at (916) 457-6511.

Your Neighbor Thrift Store (YNTS): Don’t forget to stop by YNTS to pick up all kinds of items for your home and personal needs- paper products, new and used clothing, new and used furniture, and vegetarian food products. Store hours are Monday to Thursday - 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday - 10:30 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday – 11 AM to 6 PM.  The store is located at 6700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Tell a friend or neighbor!


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

News & Announcements

Vote Now for Truth over Folk Religion! is asking folk to vote for the faith-based movies they like the best.  Movies are paired based on theological content and other factors. Please cast your vote for authentic Bible truth.  Click here to go directly to the tournament site, then scroll down to the “Faith and Theology” section and vote for Hell & Mr. Fudge.  Please forward this to your friends and encourage them to vote.

Prayer Retreat: This year’s NCC-sponsored Prayer Retreat at Leoni Meadows takes place March 13 to 15 with Dr. David Levy, M.D., well-known author and neurovascular surgeon. Contact or call (916) 955-4583 to register or for more information.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program (NLCP), March 22 to 26, is a two-level leadership development program that equips pastors and lay leaders with the latest strategies and professional skills to successfully lead. NLCP focuses on three major components: Leadership, Nonprofit Management, and Social Dimension of Evangelism. This intensive two-session program is taught by a group of professionals who teach participants how to operate and minister effectively.  Click here to learn more 

Dedication Concert: Come and join the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church for an inspirational day as they dedicate their new facility and grand piano.  “Songs of Praise,” features singers and musicians from around Northern California.  The event begins at 3 PM on Sabbath, March 28.  Sanctuary doors open at 2:30 PM.  The address is 3785 Placer Corporate Dr. #600, Rocklin, CA 95765

Sacramento Adventist Academy (SAA) Phone-a-thon. Come help SAA raise $$$ for their Annual Fund.  SAA will hold a phone-a-thon on Monday, March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and they need students, parents, and community members to help them make outreach calls to alumni and others. Bring your cell phone and enthusiastic spirit! They will provide you with brief training to prep you for your calls.  Dinner will be provided. Please continue to pray for SAA and these upcoming efforts.

Live Better, Live Longer Nutrition & Wellness Seminar March 29 and 30 at the Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.  The seminar will feature Jim & Neva Brackett, as well as a lecture by Dr. Neil Nedley. Guests will learn how to prevent cancer, reverse heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and more. Neva Brackett will demonstrate recipes from her Seven Secrets cookbook. Register by March 18 and the cost is $10/person ($5/spouse). $20/person after that date. Register online at or call (530) 798-4269.  The church is located at 12889 Osborne Hill Rd in Grass Valley.

Adventist Alliance is a new online business directory for our Seventh-day Adventist community (members, friends & family, non-profits, churches, schools, and other ministries) at  It’s a place to advertise online publicly and also within the Adventist community.  Help them today in gathering resources. (916) 999-1441.  Also contact Cathie Eason at (916) 730-7443 with any questions you may have. Please also check them out at


Liberty Magazine: "It is hard to find anyone unashamedly opposed to religious liberty. It is becoming even harder to find that rare person who understands the principle at play and will grant religious freedom to beliefs they find abhorrent and to peoples they find vaguely threatening..." writes Liberty editor Lincoln Steed. Do you believe religious liberty is under threat? There is a great lack of understanding in our country, and even in our denomination, about religious liberty.  Click here to learn more. 

Omega Emerging: There’s a saying: “Don’t allow a camel to put its nose under your tent, for soon it’ll be in your tent.” Today the “camel” appears to be the emerging church movement in Seventh-day Adventism. How far has it penetrated the church today? Is it the “omega of apostasy” Ellen White warned us about?  This series presents what could be the undermining of the movement raised to correct the errors of modern Protestantism. If the issues raised are indeed happening, then those committed to the historic teachings of the faith have no choice but to “Meet It!”

To order the DVD series click here

Revived by His Word is a daily Bible reading plan leading up to the General Conference Session in July of this year.  To join the journey visit the Revived by His Word website:

Adventist Mission: Adventist mission work today touches lives in more than 200 countries and areas of the world.  Adventist mission workers preach the gospel, teach relevant living skills, heal people through Adventist hospitals and clinics, spread the gospel on radio and television, run development projects to make better lives for people, and provide comforting relief in times of suffering.

So many mission workers serve God as part of the church that you may not have heard their stories. The Adventist Mission website not only shares their stories, but focuses on the mission of the church.  As you browse through the site, witness how God is improving lives through Adventist mission work around the world and in your neighborhood.