Volume 3 Issue 27 June 18, 2020
News
Prayer Walk for Justice
Last weekend, members of the Fairfield Community and Vallejo Central churches held their own prayer walk for justice. About 40 people walked a mile from a local Fairfield park to the steps of the Solano County Superior Court, where they held a prayer session. Fairfield Community Pastor Chris Estay, Vallejo Central Pastor Jonathan Henderson, and NCC African American Ministries Coordinator/Urban Ministries Director Willie Johnson participated in the walk. 

“Many people driving by were honking and waving at us in support,” said Estay. “It was really great to have a sister church join together with us as we called for justice and an end to racism and police brutality.” 
Crucial Conversations
On Sabbath afternoon, Stockton Mayfair church Pastor Rudy Peters hosted an online discussion called “Crucial Conversations” to discuss systemic racism within the Adventist church. Participants included Pacific Union Conference President Ricardo Graham, NCC President Marc Woodson, and other NCC leaders and pastors. Watch it here.
Adventists Respond: Prayer and Protest
The most recent episode of the program “All God’s People” showcases some of the churches in the Pacific Union that have been involved in recent demonstrations, prayer walks, and vigils. The episode also features a roundtable of leaders from throughout the union and elsewhere, titled “Adventists Respond: Prayer and Protest,” led by President Ricardo Graham. Other participants include NCC President Marc Woodson, Pacific Union Conference African American Ministries Director Virgil Childs, and North American Division President Dan Jackson. Watch the episode.

You can also view the roundtable and read recent statements from conferences and institutions throughout the union on this page.
Membership Assistance Fund
As of mid-June, 44 donors have given $13,520, and—thanks to a very committed donor—every dollar has been matched, for a total of $27,040, which will help 270 families. More families need a helping hand as our region transitions back after sheltering at home. Prayerfully consider making a gift to the Membership Assistance Fund . Remember, every dollar you give today will be matched 100 percent.
Pastor Updates
Michael Kontes (far left) is now the pastor at the Stockton Central church. He is the former pastor of the Antelope Hills/Rio Linda district.

Beginning July 1, Chanda Nunes will be the senior pastor of the Pacific Union College church. She has been serving as the associate pastor at the Sacramento Capitol City church.

Jon Terry is the new pastor of the Antelope Hills/Rio Linda district. He was formerly the Roseville church pastor.

Please keep all three pastors in your prayers!
New Veg Hub Menu
The Veg Hub has a new, expanded menu with many more options, including fresh smoothies, a wider variety of sandwiches, and more. Check out the new kids’ menu! The old favorites are still available, including best seller The King of Philly. “The response to the new menu has been overwhelmingly amazing,” said Chef G.W. Chew. “After we launched it, sales just took off!”

Veg Hub food is available for takeout only. You can now order online through Caviar, Grubhub, and Uber Eats. Keep up with the latest news on The Veg Hub Facebook page.
Make a Reservation at Leoni Meadows
Leoni Meadows has permission to open for cabin and campground use only. However, campers must be self-contained (no public bathrooms/showers) and do their own cooking. The camp can't offer all the usual activities, but bring your own bicycles, basketball, volleyball, and discs for disc golf. Leoni can open these activities for one household group at a time. They can also open the pool for one household group at a time by appointment (Wednesday - Friday). The camp requests that guests practice appropriate social distancing at all times. Call (530) 626-3610, ext. 1, for more information or to make a reservation.
Prayer
Day of Prayer for Racial Justice and Equality
“On Sabbath, June 27, 2020, the leadership of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is asking its members, churches, ministries, and services to join in a special day of prayer for the deep hurt and frustration that racial injustice and inequity have caused in North America.” Read the full statement.

NCC Prayer Line
You’re invited to join the NCC Prayer Line every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. This morning, the message will be presented by Sacramento Woodside church Pastor Vince Saunders. Next week Fortuna church Pastor Dan Freedman will give the devotional. Call 1-916-637-8111, and use code 669648#.
Adventist Book Center
Reclaim your health in the most simple (and most delicious) way possible. With 92+ plant-based recipes, corresponding cooking videos, and a plethora of dynamic nutrition content, Plant to Plate Diabetes Edition  will jump-start your journey to a healthy new you! Find it at the Northern California Conference ABC.
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