Volume 3 Issue 43 October 8, 2020
Redwood Adventist Academy Breaks Ground for New Campus
On Sept. 25, Redwood Adventist Academy held its groundbreaking ceremony for phases one and two of its new campus. The goal is to have the multipurpose gym and the administration building completed before the beginning of next school year.

Those in attendance included school families and local pastors, as well as members of the school board, the school foundation, local government, the local chamber of commerce, the Pacific Union, and the NCC.

After the Tubbs Fire destroyed the school in 2017 and before the current pandemic, classes met in temporary buildings on the campus. Teachers and their K-8 students are currently meeting online until they receive the go-ahead from Sonoma County to return to their classrooms.

“Breaking ground gives us hope,” said Principal Shaun Lazarus (pictured bottom right). “A brighter future awaits us.” 
Health Outreach at Lake Merritt
While sheltering in place, the Oakland Immanuel Temple church health committee began to brainstorm ways to be of service during the pandemic. At the same time, church elder Mickel Jenkins started walking around Lake Merritt for exercise and met people who were stressed and in pain. Church members began taking the mobile health unit to locations where people gather and found a vibrant merchant community at Lake Merritt. “We were invited to join the city’s trial vendor program, and on the first Sunday of October, we joined the vendors at the lake,” said Rose Robinson, the church's health ministry leader.

The group set up a booth offering health tests, health age analysis, and body metrics. A nursing student from California State University, San Francisco helped with the medical testing. (The head of the nursing department at the university heard about the health team and asked if her students could be involved this semester.)

The response was very enthusiastic! Church members prayed with a number of those who stopped by the booth, and one person expressed interest in studying the Bible. “We were truly blessed that we were able to pray with people who had overwhelming needs,” said Robinson. “At the same time, we were able to give health information and encourage people to take care of their health and wellness.” 
Food for Evacuees
For the past week, Napa Christian Campus of Education school families provided dinners for evacuees staying in their area. Organized by the home and school group, the families served 25-45 people each evening. “It was our blessing to be able to feed our community,” said parent Amy Kim.

Many people and organizations throughout the NCC have stepped up to support church members and others forced to leave their homes due to fires. To name just a few, Adventist Health, the Fairfield Community church, The Haven church, the Napa Community church, the Pacific Union College church, and the NCC provided food in the Napa Valley area. Adventist Health also donated food and other items, which pastors, members, and PUC students distributed in Calistoga and Yountville. 
Evangelistic Series
From Oct. 3-10, NCC Executive Secretary Jose Marin is presenting an evangelistic series for the North Highlands Spanish company titled "Revelations of Hope.” Broadcast from the NCC office in Roseville, the hour-long meetings are being viewed on YouTube and Facebook by people around the Sacramento area, across several states, and as far away as Mexico and Venezuela.
Memorial Service for Jim Redfield
The memorial service for retired NCC Pastor Jim Redfield will be held at the Grass Valley church on Sabbath, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. The service will be broadcast on YouTube: youtu.be/jkJZIViqz-Q.

Foothills School News
Keep up with the latest news from Foothills Adventist Elementary School on its Facebook page.
RoseAnn Dalmas Engages Her Calling to Ministry
 RoseAnn Dalmas serves as an administrative assistant in the NCC education department, and she also helps in the Adventist Community Services and health ministries departments. As part of her duties, she enjoys talking to young people who want to get a Christian education but are intimidated by the scholarship process. “It’s rewarding to be able to direct them and explain how funds are dispersed,” she said.
A member of the Yountville Signs Memorial church, Dalmas has worked with the Napa Valley Pathfinders for nearly 30 years, most of the time as the club's director. She loves running into former Pathfinders who share their favorite memories with her. “That’s what it’s all about – giving them good memories and experiences of getting closer to Jesus,” she said. She looks forward to the time when her club can meet together in person again.

Dalmas shares a principle that guides her conduct: “As I always tell my Pathfinders, we need to remember how we act because we may be the only Jesus that a person sees that day.” She endeavors to follow this principle in all her ministries – at the conference office, with her Pathfinders, and in her daily life.
Adventist Book Center
During the next few months, the NCC Adventist Book Center will be making pre-paid drop-offs throughout the conference, as well as several places in Nevada. Find out more!

Click here to see the October food specials.
Prayer Call
Join the NCC Prayer Line every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. This morning, Covelo/Fort Bragg/Willits church Pastor Caleb Henry will be the speaker. Call 1-916-637-8111, and use code 669648#.
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