Donations & Cards

Hello again dear Anaheim SDA Members,
You likely remember that a few Sabbaths ago, we held an effort at our church to bring donations and make cards to kids who were in facilities while separated from their parents for immigration reasons. It was a little something we could do in a situation where many of us felt moved to compassion, but also felt largely powerless to make a change.
Well, last week, JoAnne & Darryl Lightford delivered those goods to a facility in Fullerton, and the director was so pleased to receive both the goods as well as the care cards made from our kids & other members. She assured that the kids would directly benefit from them very soon (almost surely already have).
I’m attaching a couple of pics that JoAnne sent me. We just wanted to follow-up and make sure all were aware that the goods got to their destination and are achieving their purpose. Thanks very much, JoAnne & Darryl for making the connections & being the driving force behind this effort!
We are glad, of course, to hear that the number of separated children is decreasing. Let’s remember these scared & disoriented kids in our prayers, that God & His angels would console them through this very difficult time in their young lives.
God bless you and your families. May you have a lovely Sabbath coming-up.

Pastor Mark Tatum

Picnic Potluck in the park this Sabbath afternoon!

This being the last Sabbath with our youth coordinator, Sandra Fermin (before she goes to Seminary in Michigan for her M.Div degree), we will be having a farewell picnic potluck in the park across the street from the church immediately after service. Please bring a blanket and/or chairs, some source of shade, and a dish to share. We’ll have a fun time fellowshipping and wishing Sandra well in her future endeavors

Orangewood Academy Emergency Fund

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our sister school had to reach into its reserve funds last year to fix some urgent infrastructure problems at the school. A generous donor has offered to donate $50,000 back into the fund, if the school can raise an equivalent amount elsewhere. This essentially means a dollar for dollar “match” that helps your donation go twice as far for our school. Please consider contributing, so our school can weather unforeseen events again in the future.

Pine Springs Ranch Summer Camp

Week by week, kids are enjoying a week in nature, growing closer to Jesus, and having fun with others at our Christian Camp in the mountains. To see what spots may still be available, go to, or check out a brochure in our church lobby.

Odd jobs for Pathfinders?

Our Pathfinder Club is looking for odd jobs they can do over the summer, to help raise funds for their international camporee in Wisconsin next summer.. If you have any yard work, painting, car-washing, etc. that needs doing, please speak with Margarito G., the club leader.

Picnic/Potluck in the Park Sabbath July 21

After church that Sabbath, come to the park with your blankets, chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. to enjoy a picnic in the park with our church family. This will be youth coordinator Sandra Fermin’s last Sabbath with us before she goes to seminary in Michigan. So come enjoy with us as we thank her for her service & bid her farewell & God’s blessings for her future.