Debt Crisis, Part 1

It’s all over the news and dominating the headlines; the U.S continues to rack up serious debt!  Presently the nation’s debt stands at a whopping $18 trillion.  That means each citizen owes over $50,000!  If you go to you won’t be able to keep up with the accumulating numbers as they increase at an alarming rate (be prepared to brace yourself). 

According to economist in the know, it will be practically impossible to pay back this amount.  It’s just not going to happen.  The word “crisis” doesn’t even begin to describe the financial mess we’re in.  Speaking of debts, have you ever considered that every person on planet earth owes a debt they cannot pay?  I’m not talking dollars and cents, but something of far greater consequence.  According to the Bible each of us carries around a sin debt that requires our very life.

How did we acquire this debt?...

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This Week (April 20 to April 25)

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with Ray Rengifo – “Bridge Building”

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 – Elizabeth Rengifo

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 Chris Buttery

Sabbath @ 1:00 PM – Small Group Ministry Luncheon

Sabbath @ 2:00 PM - Discipleship University: "Making Friends for God" 


The Healthy Plate: Join us Monday, April 27 for a cooking school extravaganza. Learn more about how to reach your ideal weight, how to fight diabetes, and the best way to lower your blood pressure. For more information contact Health Ministries leader Karen Medeiros at

All Heaven Declares: Central’s annual Spring Concert will take place on Sabbath, May 2 starting at 2 PM. Come and celebrate the life of Jesus through song and scripture. Local talent will be featured in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome!

Church-Wide Potluck & Ministry Fair is on Sabbath, May 9. Come one, come all and enjoy good fellowship, food, and a chance to learn more about the various ministries at Central.

Join us for Central’s Annual Family Life Retreat, May 29 to 31, 2015 at The Leoni Meadows Christian Retreat Center, 6100 Leoni Road, Grizzly Flats, CA 95636. This years theme is “Lord, Send Your Rain” with keynote speaker Pastor Stephen Bohr, Senior Pastor of the Fresno Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Special Guest Presenters will include Alice Merrill, NCC Assistant Director of Family Ministry, Little Light Studios, and Allen Davis, Executive Vice President of Amazing Facts. Presentation topics include: Healthy Communication between Couples, The Impact of the Media in Christian Homes, and more…

For registration forms click here or contact Central Church at (916) 457.6511/, or Family Life Ministry Chair, Tyra Taylor at (916) 230.3938. 


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

News & Announcements

Your Best Pathway to Health event far exceeded expectations,with $20,124,000 in services offered, more than double the original goal of $10million. Instead of achieving their original goal of 1,500 healthcare professionals and volunteers, more than 1,700 volunteered to assist with the no-cost mega medical and dental clinic. Out of the 6,192 people treated, 360 were given free surgical services. San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor came for a tour of the event which was held in San Antonio, Texas, April 8 to 10, and talked with the volunteers and patients. Watch the video here.

The Voice of Prophecy media ministry officially opened the doors at its new home in Loveland, CO on April 9, following 86 years in California. The dedication ceremony hosted more than 300 people and included leadership from the Rocky Mountain Conference, members of the local Chamber of Commerce and the community, and many church members – some of whom drove hours to attend the event. Click here to read more.

Health Ministries Training (May 1 to 3 & October 2 to 4) – Want to be engaged in transformational evangelism sharing hope and wholeness? This Creative Health Ministries training is the official North American Division (NAD) training for anyone interested in meeting the holistic needs of the community, including pastors, health professionals, and any lay leaders or members. For more information and registration email or register at

Adventist Women’s Ordination Crisis Overview: Please take a moment to watch this short video about the ordination of women ministers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Express your opinion on this issue by taking an ordination survey. 


The highly popular books, Over and Over Again, volumes 1 and 2, which have been out of print for a number of years, have been requested "over and over." Free downloads are now available on the NAD Stewardship Ministries website. Click here to start reading these inspirational stories of how God blesses people when they put Him first in all things. 

The new Bible study guides from It Is Written are a great way to learn and share the timeless truths of God’s Word.  These 25 guides are attractive, modern, and easy to use.  They offer a simple Q&A format, with the answer key included; high quality photos and artwork; lead-in stories, abundant illustrations; and feature boxes to engage readers.  To order your set today, click here.