Pastors’ Update 06-07-2024

Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath,


Mr. Lindenberg, Linda and I are currently in McKinney, Texas, for a few days of continuing education classes referred to as the Pastoral Development Program. There are 20 pastors and wives attending classes and sharing a lot of fellowship over breaks and evening meals. The classes are being taught by members of the administration and FI faculty. It is enjoyable to be together with peers to learn and discuss mutual challenges in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We fly home Sunday evening.  


Pentecost this year will be on Sunday, June 16th. We should all be thinking about and planning for the special Holy Day. Services will be held at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.


Feast of Tabernacles registration for all sites in now underway. Please register through the COGWA portal, if you have not already done so. Registering early is very helpful in planning each of the Feast sites. Our assigned site is Redmond, OR. For those who wish to transfer to another site, transfer registration is now open. If you have any questions, you may contact our Festival Advisors – Bob Besore` (Stockton), John Cornelison (Redding), and Mark Fike (Reno). Members can register at the COGWA member portal (


Camp registration is also now open through the COGWA Portal. If you plan to volunteer to help at one of our camps, or you plan for your children to attend camp, please register at the link in the Camp announcement below. There seems to be some confusion about the Sequoia camps for this year. The preteen and the teen camp will run simultaneously, starting on the same date (July 14th). However, the camps will be operated separately. Everything for the two camps will be run separately, but the same facility will be used.


We will have Sabbath services tomorrow for the Stockton, Reno and Redding congregations at 2:30 pm. For those who cannot meet in person with us, the webcast will originate from our Redding congregation this week (2:30 pm).