Debt Crisis, Part 3

I read about a landlord in Ireland who decided he wanted to help the poor tenants who lived on his estate.  He came up with an offer and posted it for everyone to see.  It read, “I’ll be in the office this Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. till noon.  Stop by then with any unpaid bills, and I’ll pay off your debt.”  It seemed too good to be true.  This notice was all the tenants could talk about for several days.

When the day arrived, a huge crowd had gathered outside, but no one wanted to be the first to enter and be made the brunt of some practical joke.  The minutes ticked away.  Finally, just before noon, an old couple went inside clutching a number of unpaid bills... 

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This Week (May 4 to May 9): 

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with Buddy Harper – “Prayer Power”

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 Chris Buttery + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery – Between Two Truths Again

Sabbath @ 1:00 PM – Church-wide fellowship lunch and Ministry Fair.


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

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 year’s theme is “Lord, Send Your Rain” with keynote speaker Pastor Stephen Bohr, who is the Senior Pastor of the Fresno Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Special guest presenters will include Alice Merrill, NCC Assistant Director of Family Ministry, the 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. 

Making Friends For God Seminar - Join Pastor Chris Buttery and JeAnn Davis on Sabbath, May 16 and May 23 as they show how to make relationships that will last forever using the Bible. You don’t want to miss this event designed to help “each one, reach one” for the soon return of Christ.

Student Aid Forms will soon be made available. These request forms are for parents who would like to send their children to a Seventh-day Adventist school but require some assistance to do so. Check back here or the church bulletin for more information.

Membership Directories are available to all members. If you would like a copy, please contact the church office for the latest edition and to update your personal information. Email or call (916)457-6511.


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

News & Announcements

Adventist Recovery Ministries (June and October)  – Many people are struggling with unhealthy compulsive behaviors and addictions that are impacting their lives. This training equips people to learn about the journey to recovery of any addictive and harmful behavior using a Christ-centered 12-step approach. The training equips people to start a recovery ministry in their local congregation as well. Registration is $99 and is open now through May 31, 2015.

A Tour de Youth Cycling Event to General Conference Session will journey 325 miles from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas, through the beautiful towns, hills, and back roads of central Texas, June 28 to July 2. The event will be hosted by the Southwest Region Conference (SWC). This four-day cycling adventure will bring awareness to Texas and the U.S. about the growing problem of youth and adult obesity. Ten out of the 11 states that have increased rates of obesity are located in the South, and children between the ages of 2 to 19 are recording dangerous levels of obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices. The SWC wants to encourage young people and adults to “get moving” and live better for the future. Register now to join them or sponsor someone on June 28 at the SWC headquarters in Dallas.

ADRA Helping Victims of the Recent Earthquake. To learn more about what ADRA is doing and how you can support them go to.

Registration for NARLA's Annual Religious Liberty Summit. Join the North American Religious Liberty Association's Summit, May 15 to 18, in Silver Spring, MD. NARLA plans an inspiring weekend filled with religious liberty training and information sessions, spiritual emphasis and testimony, American history tour, Capitol Hill legislative office visits, and a banquet featuring Liberty magazine editor, Lincoln Steed. Due to capacity limits for several of the activities, attendance at this year's Summit is limited to 50 individuals so register now


A View of the Adventist Historic Village from Fox17 News.  Enjoy this 3-minute segment from Fox17 News in West Michigan on the Historic Adventist Village in Battle Creek, MI. It's a well-done piece that tells about the things visitors will see and experience when they visit.

The Antichrist Identified is a new sharing pocket book written by Steve Wohlberg that carefully unpacks this very important subject. To order your copies please click here.