The Challenge Of Pursuit

When Kim Kardashian’s wedding of 72-days to Kris Humphrey’s ended, a wave of fury about short marriages and lack of respect for the institution riddled the news.  In a recent Pew Research Poll it was revealed that there just aren’t as many marriages taking place today as there use to be.  It’s very evident that young people are running scared.  If only they knew the Bible’s secrets to lasting and happy marriages.

There is one all-important principle that the Bible offers: maintain personal dignity and self-respect at all times.  Many marriages suffer from what a well-known author says is “a failure to recognize a universal characteristic of human nature:  We value that which we are fortunate to get; we discredit that thing with which we are stuck.”  No toy is ever as much fun to play with as it appeared to an excited child in a store.  Seldom does an expensive car provide the satisfaction anticipated by the purchaser... 

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This Week (March 23 to 28): 

Monday @ 6:30 PM – The Healthy Plate cooking class with Ted Hoehn M.D. (Camellia Room)

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM - Women’s Bible Study with Karen Medeiros (Family Life Room)

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with Elder Ray Rengifo– “Jesus Quickens Faith”

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 – Richard Anger

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

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Michael Butler – Youth Sabbath

Sabbath @ 12:20 PM - Small Group Luncheon


New Believers Orientation will be held on Sabbath, April 4, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM in the Family Life Room.  Come and hear a lively discussion on the following topics: History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Spirit of Prophecy, Adventist Education, Adventist Media, Medical work, and various other ministries and services of our world wide church. A delicious lunch will be provided. Contact Seymour at if you have more questions.

Cultural Fair Coming to Central!  Central’s Family Life Ministry is hosting a cultural fair on Sunday, April 19 from 11 AM to 3 PM.  This is a free event and will be open to the community.  Good fellowship and fun for the entire family.  Food will be sold.  There will be something for everyone, so invite family or friends. If you would like more information about the event, please contact Family Life Committee Chair, Tyra Taylor at

Central’s Annual Retreat is coming up! Mark your calendar and plan now to join us at Leoni Meadows May 29 to 31. Keynote speaker will be Pastor Stephen Bohr from Secrets Unsealed. More information soon to follow.

Youth-Young Adult Vespers continues 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!

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 bring a neighbor!


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

News & Announcements

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,” featuring 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

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 us out at


Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) Third Option. If you want to read a great review of TOSCs proposed third option click here.  This is very important to understand.

Feel free to check out these websites for great resources to aid you and your family in your Christian walk:,,, and