Change During COVID-19...
In a recent meeting, I heard the following story from one of my friends who works at the Union office. A group of scientists developed a plan for a team of astronauts to reach the moon. The scientist's first task was to plot the perfect, most efficient, and effective course to the moon.

Immediately someone asked what do we do if we get off course? One group of scientists (comprised mostly of the ones who created the course) said, “you plot a course to get BACK on the original planned pathway, since we know that is the best way, and thus get to the moon.”

A second group of scientists said, “Wait! Remember the goal is the MOON, not THE COURSE. If you get off course, don’t spend anytime plotting how to get back to the old course. Instead—we need the tools to plot a new course to the moon.”

And that’s what they did. They built a computer that was constantly self-correcting and continually plotting the best course, even if it wasn’t the original course.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the church has a mission as stated by Jesus Christ Himself, ”Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 NIV).

Although we live in unprecedented times in our world, filled with uncertainties and unforeseen challenges that lay ahead, our goal remains the same; however, our strategy must change. God is calling His church for such time as this for every member to engage in creative ways to seek, reach and lead all peoples to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, and disciple them in preparation for His soon return.
 
Jose Marin
Executive Secretary
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From November 4-6, NCC will present our Midterm Report via the NCC Youtube channel. Not only will there be a video report on what the conference is doing, there will also be a special time for praise and prayer. 

We want to ensure EVERY member has a chance to connect and engage with the conference as well as learn about what God has been doing in our region. 

We need your help to make this happen! 

If you or the administer for your facebook page can find the NCC Facebook page and follow us, and we will follow you, this will allow any live streaming updates to automatically populate your church's facebook page. Your members can access the Praise and Prayer event as well as the Midterm report during the above dates using your facebook page. 

Because it is vital to us that all members know what the conference is doing, Laurie Trujillo, our communication and development director will be coordinating the effort for 100% participation by November 4. If you have any questions, please reach out to her at laurie.trujillo@nccsda.com
2nd Quarter Secretariat Report
NAD Recommendations
On September 9, The Northern California Conference Administrative Council, voted to approve a recommendation from the North American Division for Church Business Meetings During COVID-19. The following recommendations are provided to help the local church handle the issue of church business during this pandemic.




 
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