The Bulletin For the Week October 22, 2021 • Season 5, Episode 37
This week, we share reports from two conferences that held virtual live events this month that you can watch online – Southern California hosted their second annual “Week of Encouragement” and Northern California hosted the African American Ministries Virtual Convocation.

Then, we shine a spotlight on Fallon Seventh-day Adventist Church, the oldest church in the Nevada-Utah Conference.

We also ask for prayers for the families of church workers and missionaries around the world who lost their lives to Covid-19.
Making good use of social media streaming channels, the leadership of the Southern California Conference presented transformational messages, powerful music, and personal testimonies for the eight consecutive nights of SCC’s Week of Encouragement. The theme was “The Red Letters of Jesus.”
During the second weekend in October, hundreds of people were blessed by the NCC African American Ministries Virtual Convocation, themed “Engaging the Vision, Living the Dream.”

Wesley Knight, pastor of Revision church in Atlanta, served as the featured speaker for the convocation. Northern California pastors, musical groups, church members, and special guests contributed to a variety of programs for adults, youth, and children.
A Historical Look
Here’s a great historical story from the Nevada-Utah Conference. The oldest Adventist church in Nevada is the Fallon church in Churchill County.

The Adventist church had a profound influence on the community, and in 1896, in the dusty crossroads between St. Clair and Stillwater, the town was founded and named after Michael Fallon, a Seventh-day Adventist farmer.

Today, the Fallon church is very active, supporting its own radio station and elementary school, which was started in 1916. Here’s a glimpse of what the school year looks like in 2021 at Fallon Adventist Christian School.
On October 8, members of the General Conference Executive Committee paused during Annual Council meetings to remember scores of church workers and missionaries who became infected and ultimately lost their lives to COVID-19 since August 2020. At the Adventist Church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, leaders invited members attending the 2021 Annual Council in person or following the proceedings online to stand for a moment of silence to reflect on the lives of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their service.
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’” Matthew 25:23 (NKJV)
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