Community Events

Coming soon next month:

 

February 25, 2022, Friday Vespers Concert at 6:00 PM with violinist Jaime Jorge here at Newberg SDA Church. You do not want to miss this special event. Invite family, neighbors and friends in the community. There is no admittance fee to attend the Concert; however, Jaime will be taking up a "love offering" to help support his continued ministry.

 

Jaime is a very gifted violinist who also has an inspiring story to share.

Jaime began playing the violin at the age of five. Born and raised in communist Cuba, he was given many opportunities-including an offer to study in Moscow with some of the greatest musicians of our time-if only he and his family would renounce their belief in God. They refused. When Jaime was ten, miraculously, his family was given the opportunity to leave the country.

They came to the United States, where Jaime received a Christian education and violin lessons with eminent violinist and teacher Cyrus Forough. But Jaime dreamed of being a missionary doctor, and in 1994 he entered the University of Illinois School of Medicine. In 1996, he left medical school and a promising medical career to follow God’s call to devote his life to full-time music ministry.

Since 1988 he has traveled over 6 million air miles and has played on 6 continents and in over 80 countries (he’s waiting for an invitation to play for penguins in Antarctica to visit all 7 continents). He has recorded and released 17 albums.

 

 

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The American Red Cross has an emergency blood shortage. The Red Cross national blood inventory is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2015, with less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks. The Red Cross is working around the clock to meet the blood needs of hospitals and patients – but can’t do it alone. While there is not an immediate need for additional blood drive locations, more blood donors are needed now. We need your help!

To sign up to donate blood go to their website: RedCrossBlood.org/SleevesUp

Important to know: Donors may still donate after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Knowing the name of the manufacturer is critical in determining blood donation eligibility.