Please schedule your blood donation today

Upper Room Fellowship SDA Church is proud to sponsor our first blood drive with the American Red Cross on December 16, 2017.

An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you don’t know if you’re eligible, show up to find out. And if you can’t donate blood, we would love to have you as a volunteer at our drive.

Drive Details:

Drive Date: December 16, 2017

Drive Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Upper Room Fellowship SDA Church primary contact: Kevin Camato

Contact email: pastorcamato@urf.org

Contact phone number: 714-319-9432

There are many ways you can help, but most importantly we hope you come out to donate. Pastor Kevin Camato, Pastor Ben Guero, Pastor Chris Farmisaran and Pastor Jeffery Chan have all signed up, and we’re looking forward to seeing many more of you.

Thank you for making the Seventh-day Adventist Church such a success. Let’s make an impact on December 16, 2017.

Click on the link below and type in Sponsor Code: VIDAS

http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/driveSearch.jsp

 

Let It Grow

Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. Will you join me? Start by using the links below.

no-shave.org/team/HungrySouls2017

Help Donate Now!

BESIDES MONETARY DONATIONS, YOU CAN DONATE VIA AMAZON AND WALMART. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Update – August 30

Adventist Community Services (ACS) has been asked by a number of emergency managers to deliver some of the products we have been preparing and stocking in semi-trailers from the ACS Depot in Keene, Texas. On the morning of August 28, a truck left for San Antonio to deliver clothes, hygiene kits and other needed items. Many of the residents housed in the San Antonio shelter were evacuated from Houston, where dirty flood waters forced them out of their homes. Shelter management requires those residing there to shower and have a clean change of clothing before they can enter the shelter. The ACS trailer arrived later in the afternoon to begin distribution of clothes in all sizes for the thousands that had need.

The work also continues in the city of Houston. ACS has been asked to manage a warehouse for the city.

Emotional and spiritual care providers will be ready in the next couple days to deploy to the flood-ravaged area for two weeks. These individuals will be assigned to work out of shelters that have been set up around the state.

ACS is forming a resource and needs listing that will be used over the next few days to determine how to support the local efforts. ACS recognizes that the efforts to support individuals, families and children will be long term, and we’re preparing for the long run.

Relevant: What does it mean to be a Christian today?

Join us every Saturday this month as we discover what it means to be a Relevant Christian in today’s Society.

September 1 – Dr. Ruth Chung, one of our church Elders will be our speaker.

September 8-10, we will be on our camping trip to Carpenteria State beach with Pastor Darrin Thurber as our special guest speaker.

September 16 – Youth Sabbath. Pastor Mikey Minimo will be our special guest speaker.

Includes Love for God and Man

    The whole work of grace is one continual service of love, of self-denying, self-sacrificing effort. During every hour of Christ’s sojourn upon the earth, the love of God was flowing from Him in irrepressible streams. All who are imbued with His Spirit will love as He loved. The very principle that actuated Christ will actuate them in all their dealing one with another.
    This love is the evidence of their discipleship…. When men are bound together, not by force or self-interest, but by love, they show the working of an influence that is above every human influence. Where this oneness exists, it is evidence that the image of God is being restored in humanity, that a new principle of life has been implanted. It shows that there is power in the divine nature to withstand the supernatural agencies of evil, and that the grace of God subdues the selfishness inherent in the natural heart.
    When self is merged in Christ, love springs forth spontaneously. The completeness of Christian character is attained when the impulse to help and bless others springs constantly from within—when the sunshine of heaven fills the heart and is revealed in the countenance.
    It is not possible for the heart in which Christ abides to be destitute of love. If we love God because He first loved us, we shall love all for whom Christ died. We cannot come in touch with divinity without coming in touch with humanity; for in Him who sits upon the throne of the universe, divinity and humanity are combined. Connected with Christ, we are connected with our fellow men by the golden links of the chain of love. Then the pity and compassion of Christ will be manifest in our life…. It will be as natural for us to minister to the needy and suffering as it was for Christ to go about doing good.

The law of God requires that man shall love God supremely, and his neighbor as himself. When through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, this is perfectly done, we shall be complete in Christ.