Burn Brightly!

There is no question that the 21st Century has already seen more than its share of burned out people.  Workaholics abound.  Countless people have bought into the belief that no successful person can achieve balance in life.  As a result, children don’t see enough of their parents, families are collapsing, and individuals are increasingly stressed out.

A CNN story about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg set off quite a debate in the tech world when she told an interviewer that she works a nine-to-five schedule.  What’s interesting is that she only felt comfortable in talking about her work hours once she had entered the highest levels of management, suggesting that biases against life-work balance are very real in the working world.  

The rat race is in high gear, but the pace of competition has left many people exhausted and disillusioned.  They’re yearning for more personal time and family time like Sandberg has attained.  They’re questioning whether work-life balance is fact or fantasy... 

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This Week (September 7 to 12): 

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM – Women’s Bible Study Class (Family Life Room)

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM - Prayer Meeting with JeAnn Davis – “The Way of God More Perfectly” – Acts 18 (Chapel)

Wednesday 11:00 AM – Food Closet (Chapel)

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Spanish Group Prayer Meeting (Chapel)

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 Fred Dana + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes

Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery

Sabbath @ 1:00 PM – Men & Women’s Ministry Luncheon


Central Events

Adventurer Club Registration for 2015-2016 has begun for children ages 4 -10 (3½ with parent). Your children are invited to join and learn about Jesus through Bible stories, music, nature, and crafts. Year-round activities include Christmas caroling outreach, family fun days, field trips, etc. The first meeting is on the third Sabbath of September. Please pick up a registration packet at the foyer after service. If you have any questions, please contact Amapola Francisco at (916) 741-2665.

Let's Share Smart Thrift! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. Know your shirt size. 2. Come to Smart Thrift and talk with Teri Harper (6700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento). 3. Give the recommended donation for a brand new polo shirt with the store's name on it (male and female sizes available). There aren't many, so come while supplies last. Wearing these shirts is an easy way to let others know about this vital ministry in Sacramento and a way to introduce them to the Adventist Church.

Women’s Ministry Bible Study happens each Tuesday at 10AM. The topic is “Putting on the Whole Armor of God.” Class will continue through Tuesday, November 10. Light refreshments are served.

Discipleship University continues Sabbath, September 19 from 2PM to 4PM with Pastor Fred Dana. You don’t want to miss these vital studies in Genesis.

Annual Church Picnic! Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 20 for our annual church picnic at Howe Avenue Park. Good food, fun, and fellowship for all. Bring a family member or friend. From 10AM to 4PM. Bring your 10x10 pop-ups for shade.

Quilting Ministry will be meeting Sunday, September 27. More details to follow.

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Central Matters

Now Hiring! Central's Human Resources Committee is now receiving resumes for the administrative secretary position. Hours will be up to 27hr/week. This position is for Central members only (or someone willing to transfer in). Deadline to submit your resume is Monday, September 14. Please turn them in to pastorchris11@gmail.com.

Anya Warda, a volunteers with Central’s media department, recently lost everything she owned in a house fire. If you desire to help her financially, please do so by going to her Go fund Me account - http://www.gofundme.com/rp2w8wvc

Friends of Sacramento Central are needing to move from their present place of residence. They stated, “Maybe some in the congregation has or knows of a place we can stay or knows of a camping trailer/motor home for sale cheaply or would trade all or part of it for tree work.” If you have any leads, please email them to office@saccentral.org. Thank you!

Smart Thrift needs your help in sorting through donated items. A large gift was just made to the store that has needs immediate attention. Call the store at (916) 457-6500 to find out the best time you can help.


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

News & Announcements

Around the World

NET '95, the first satellite-delivered evangelism series by the North American Division, is "back.” This year, beginning October 9, It Is Written will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of NET ’95 with a new evangelistic series, “Revelation Today: The Mysteries Revealed,” live from Chattanooga, Tennessee, with free apps and tweeting. Who could have seen that coming 20 years ago? Like NET '95, every church can host the series live, but no satellite dish is necessary. In fact, millions of people can watch, with or without the help of a local church. 

Heroes of Faith, with Amazing Facts speaker/director Doug Batchelor, will begin October 2, 2015 and run through to October 10. Important Bible messages for the whole family will be presented. To learn more about how you might get involved in sharing these messages with others, please go to http://www.theheroesoffaith.com/

Seventh-day Adventists are the most racially diverse group in the U.S., according to Pew Research Center, which studied 29 groups including Protestant, other religious groups and subsets of religiously unaffiliated. The U.S. adult population is reported as 66% Whites, 12% Blacks, 4% Asians, 5% other mix, and 15% Latinos. Adventists are reported as 37% Whites, 32% Blacks, 8% Asians, 8% other mix, and 15% Latinos. To read more click here.

New 3ABN President! After seven and a half years of serving as the president of 3ABN, Elder Jim Gilley decided it was time to step down and retire. Danny Shelton was asked to take the helm, and he has gratefully accepted the offer. To learn more about a new initiative happening there, click here

The Your Best Pathway to Health (YBPTH) project in Spokane, Washington, recently completed a successful free mega medical, dental, and eye care clinic serving 3,111 patients with Adventist health care, suits, haircuts, and/or massages in two days. YBPTH President Dr. Lela Lewis was interviewed by Upper Columbia Conference Communication Director Jay Wintermeyer about the project and she discussed their experience with one of the persons served. They also talked about the next planned YBPTH slated for Los Angeles, California, in March 2016 . To watch the video click here - https://vimeo.com/135403445

Around the Pacific 

Golden Gate Academy (GGA) Alumni Choir, is looking for vocalists. Alumni, former staff and friends of GGA, we want your voices! For more information contact Mellonie Banks at mellonierb@hotmail.com or call (510) 691-1579 and join the Facebook group “The Reunion Choir.”

Around Sacramento

Orangevale SDA School is looking for a part time 7th/8th grade teacher, Language Arts and Bible. Please call Brad Davis, Principal (916) 718-4276. 

Would you like to receive the SAA Weekend Report? Email Eva Mason at emason@sacaa.org. Please include your name, connection to the school, and email address.

Would you like to be an SAA volunteer? Stop by SAA’s front office for more information and to register as an official volunteer.


Testimonies for the Church on audio! The same great series as the printed volume by E. G. White, is available in audio book format – all nine volumes.  Now you can listen with ease and comfort wherever you are. These volumes reveal articles and letters that contain instruction for the benefit of the church. They not only deal with issues that church members faced at the time they were written, but deals with many of the same issues, dangers, and opportunities we are faced with today. Order yours today by clicking here.

Distraction Dilemma DVD Series. In exposing the dangers in music that distract Christians from their Maker, The Distraction Dilemma seminar uncovers the traps and methods of Satan in an easy-to-understand, common sense series using the Bible, inspired writings, science, music history, and even the music industry itself! To order your set for your family today, click here.