Volume 3 Issue 5 January 30, 2020
Bible Verse to Light Your Day
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9, New Living Translation ).
News
New NCC Headquarters Grand Opening and Dedication
On Sunday afternoon, more than 300 people came to the new Northern California Conference office for its official Grand Opening and Dedication. Highlights included: 
  • a flag raising by Pathfinders from the Sacramento Spanish church and the Sacramento Ukranian company. 
  • a ribbon cutting by President Marc Woodson, Executive Secretary Jose Marin, and Treasurer John Rasmussen.
  • choral music from the Sacramento Adventist Academy choir and members of Pacific Union College’s Vox Pro Musica. 
  • presentations by government representatives.
  • a prayer of dedication given by Pacific Union Conference Executive Secretary Bradford Newton.
  • the grand opening of the Roseville Adventist Book Center.
  • a reception catered by Leoni Meadows. 
  • tours of the building.
“As we dedicated our new headquarters, we also dedicated ourselves anew to God,” said Woodson. “We celebrate His past guidance as we look foward to His future leading.”
Government Representatives Welcome the NCC
Left: Early in the day, California State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley toured the office and presented a certificate of recognition to the NCC, which was received by Woodson and Marin. Kiley represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties.

Right: During the event, Woodson accepted a commendation from the City of Roseville on behalf of the NCC. The commendation was presented by Roseville Police Chief James Maccoun and Roseville City Council Members Scott Alvord, Pauline Roccucci, and Bruce Houdesheldt.
Former NCC Presidents
Special guests at the Grand Opening included former NCC President Darold Retzer (1994-2001) and his wife, Carol Ann, and former NCC President Jim Pedersen (2006-2018) and his wife, Debi. 
A Brief History of the NCC
1869 - The first organizational meeting of Adventists west of the Rockies was held in Piner, now part of Santa Rosa. This first temporary conference had about 75 members.

1873 - The California Conference was officially formed. Made up of seven churches, its headquarters were in Oakland.

1911 - The California Conference was divided into three conferences, including the Northern California-Nevada Conference, with headquarters in Lodi.

1932 - The Northern California Conference officially organized with headquarters in Oakland. At this time, the NCC had 6,015 members.

1972 - The conference office moved to Pleasant Hill.

2019 - The NCC office moved to Roseville. The conference currently has 41,018 members.
Roseville ABC Opens
Also on Sunday, the Adventist Book Center officially opened at its new location in the conference office. The Madison Avenue location in Sacramento is now permanently closed. Visit nccsda.com/abc for more information about the NCC ABC. (See below for hours of operation.)
Spotlight on the Family
For the next few months, we will focus on some practical ways for families to live more healthfully in 2020.
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Work on posture this week, while your family is eating, sitting in front of a computer, or walking. Keep score by “catching” each other with good posture. The winner gets to choose his/her favorite place to take a hike.
Upcoming Events
Resources
Roseville ABC Hours
Sunday - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Feb. 2. 
Monday - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Friday - 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Visit nccsda.com/abc .
Safety Sabbath
Safety Sabbath is scheduled for March 28! Join churches all around the North American Division in this fifth annual church safety event. Register at SafetySabbath.com to get free resources and guides on emergency drills and planning. Show you care by making your church a safer place to worship. 
Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
(916) 886-5600 I www.nccsda.com