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William Bartlett Receives First-Degree Ordination

William Bartlett Receives First-Degree Ordination

On Saturday morning, April 4, 2009, a Rite of First-Degree Ordination as an Initiate of the Order of the Holy Child was held for the Reverend Dr. William Bartlett in the head bishop’s chambers. Officiating was the Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr. and the Right Reverend Sean Savoy. Assisting was the Reverend Deacon Rhys Andrews. Following the [...]

Japanese Mission Up and Running

Japanese Mission Up and Running

The Community’s mission in Japan, led by Bishop Yukinori Matsushita, continues to work and function on a regular basis with sunrise services, meetings, classes, and public outreach offerings. Bishop Matsushita is also translating many of the books of The Church into Japanese. Meanwhile, Jamil, Child of Light: Messenger of God is also being [...]

Claudia Grady Becomes U.S. Citizen

Claudia Grady Becomes U.S. Citizen

Consociate Claudia Grady, wife of Deacon Shane Grady, became a naturalized American citizen this spring in a ceremony held in Reno. Claudia, originally from Mexico, and Shane have a daughter, Kendra Jane, who was baptized in The Church in April 2008.

New Students Join The Academy

New Students Join The Academy

During the spring three young men of The Church began studies in the Academy program. These included Gary Huss Jr., Matthew Madonna, and Ryan Anderson. Both Gary and Matthew are well known to The Community, as they both grew up in the Church in Reno. Gary is the son of the Reverend Gary Huss Sr., and Matthew is the son of the Reverend Michael [...]

Consociate Robert Anderson Moves to Reno

Consociate Robert Anderson Moves to Reno

The Reverend Deacon Robert Anderson relocated to the center in Reno during the month of March. Anderson has been actively involved in assisting with proofreading and copyediting drafts of the Community Communiqué and Jamilian University theology lectures, participating in work crews, and assisting at Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa [...]

Swami Vedananda Lectures on Vedic Scriptures

Swami Vedananda Lectures on Vedic Scriptures

On the evening of Friday April 20, Swami Vedananda from California presented a talk about the wisdom of the ancient Sanskrit scriptures the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita at the Vajra Temple in Reno. Attending on behalf of the sponsoring Nevada Clergy Association and The Second Advent Church was the Reverend Dr. William Bartlett.

Head Bishop Attends Lecture on Jihad

Head Bishop Attends Lecture on Jihad

The Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr. attended a lecture at the University of Nevada on Saturday April 20, titled “Jihad: Between Myth and Truth.” The lecture was presented by Dr. Emad Bayoun and organized by the Muslim Students Association at UNR and the Northern Nevada Muslim Community (Imams Abdul Barghoutti and Abdu Mulla). Dr. Bayoun is [...]

Hindu Baccalaureate Service at UNR

Hindu Baccalaureate Service at UNR

A Hindu baccalaureate service was held at the University of Nevada–Reno in the Joe Crowley Student Union on Saturday April 11. Attending on behalf of the Second Advent Church were the Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr.  and the Reverends Robert and Francine Petrovich. Bishop Savoy also participated in the planning of the event. The bishop also [...]

Head Bishop Gives Invocation at Awards Gala

Head Bishop Gives Invocation at Awards Gala

On Friday evening April 3, Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. attended the Cultural Image Awards gala at the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno. At the request of the Reverend Terry McCray-Hill, pastor of Bethel AME Church, Savoy delivered the invocation for the event. Individuals in attendance with whom Bishop Savoy conversed included Washoe district court [...]

Head Bishop Visits Ashram

Head Bishop Visits Ashram

On Saturday March 21, head bishop Gene Savoy Jr. visited the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. Accompanying him were Sonya Savoy, Sabrina Savoy, Sophia Savoy, and Lisamarie Wand. Organized by Hindu leader Rajan Zed through the Nevada Clergy Association with about twenty Nevada participants, the visit included a tour of the [...]

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