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51 W Mingus, Cottonwood Arizona 86326 928 634-2821

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Come worship with and meet our members.   Weekend Services begin Saturday with
Bible Study starting at 9:30 am   Adult classes meet in the fellowship hall, library,
and large alcove.  Classes and programs for children Cradle Roll, Kindergarten,
Primary, Junior, and Youth.   Preaching Hour starts at 11:00 am.  Come visit and enjoy
worship and fellowship with us this Saturday.   Directions and information on Contact Us


Obituary: Barbara Ruth Willard 1926-2018

Barbara Ruth Willard

Barbara Ruth Willard

Barbara Ruth (Hastings) Willard died on Monday, June 25, 2018, at her home in Cottonwood, Arizona, aged 91. She was born Aug. 11, 1926. in Battle Creek, Michigan. to Ralph Corwin Hastings and Anita Schueler.

Barbara graduated from Battle Creek Academy and enrolled for two years at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

A trip to California to attend her older brother’s wedding brought her to Loma Linda, California. She decided to stay and it was there she met her lifelong love, Rodney Ellsworth Willard.

They married 70 years ago on June 7, 1948, at Loma Linda.

Barbara acquired her teaching credentials, taught in elementary school, started her family, moved from Loma Linda to Detroit (1956), then Dearborn, Michigan (1959), to Avondale Estates, Georgia (1963), to West Hartford, Connecticut (1966), to Redlands, California (1967), passed the test for her ham radio license in 1971, became a private pilot rated for single engine airplanes in 1973, and returned to college, earning her RN in nursing in 1976.

For many years she was a beloved school nurse for the Loma Linda Elementary School and Academy.

She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

An avid reader herself, Barbara not only taught all of her children to read before they entered 1st grade, but infected all of them with her enthusiasm.

In retirement, Barbara and Rodney moved from Redlands, California, to Cottonwood, Arizona, where Willard ancestors had pioneered the Verde Valley, and where Rodney had spent his childhood years.

His family connections to Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Clemenceau, Jerome, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, Prescott and Phoenix provided stories and frequent expeditions to historical spots that enlivened their days.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Rodney; children, Karen Willard, Keith Willard, Kathleen Willard, Kirk Willard, and their spouses; her brother, Ronald Hastings; and sister, Norma Huckaby; and eight grandchildren.



Church Trees Trimmed thanks to Al Scott and the church board. 


Our deepest sympathy and condolances to the Collin's
family at the loss of their beloved wife and mother,
Kathleen.  May the Lord reach down and comfort you in
the hope of the resurrection.    
   Kathleen Collins memorial Sunday, Feb 18, 2 pm at
Cottonwood SDA Church.

1 Thessalonians 4
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not
,even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep   For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words

 Baby Dedication:  Congrats to the Allan Family.  May God bless their child.

Steve and Beverly Garver Wedding

                       Congratulations to Steve and Beverly Garver, 
      Evelyn and Patsy Haase and the entire Garver and Haase families

Desmond Doss and Hacksaw Ridge
Learn How Desmond rescued many soldiers during World War II and received
the congessional medal honor for his bravery.   More info here.

Tell the World Video.   Must See -- Click Here to watch.

"Tell the World" shares the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast region of the United States who would go on to set the foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the 19th century, the Church has been at the forefront of matters relating to health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation.

Adventists In Step for Life - Conquering childhood obesity
Adventists InStep for Life was created by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to assist Adventist churches, schools and health care organizations in tackling the challenge of childhood obesity. Every conference, church, school, university and health care organization in the North American Division is encouraged to form an Adventists InStep for Life team to coordinate activities that inspire healthy eating and physical activity and further awareness of childhood obesity in their community.

Astronaut John Glenn passes at age 95. 

“To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible, ... It just
  strengthens my faith.  I wish there were words to describe what it's like.”  – John Glenn

Radiant Living Health Seminar presents Veggie Burger Cooking and Physiology
of Overcoming Addictions
  - Sunday, March 26,  2017 3 to 5 pm at Cottonwood SDA Church
    The Radiant Living Health Seminar features a veggie burger cooking demonstration by Kristi
Canther starting at 3 pm.
  A lecture entitled “The Physiology of Addiction and Victory” by Dr.
Diane Burnett begins at 4 pm.  Come this
March 26, 2017, 3 pm – 5 pm to the
Cottonwood, Seventh-day Adventist Church, corner of
Mingus and Willard. 
   Dr Diane Burnett will show how a basic understanding of the workings of the mind give us
tremendous insight to the
battles of life.  A three-pound mass of gray and white matter sits at
the center of all human activity. So important is this
control center that God Himself and Satan
contend for the ownership. This lecture anatomically demonstrates the location
of the body’s
“Throne Room,”
and shows how lifestyle factors impact the performance and outcome of daily
  In simple terms, you will learn how each decision impacts every future decisions, and
how to break the addictive cycle
and gain victory in everyday life. You will gain an
understanding of why things like nutrition, exercise, and sleep affect
our health of mind as well
as our
   Diane Burnett, MD has been in the health field for over 35 years. After Family Practice
Residency at the University of
Arizona, she has had a private practice utilizing natural remedies
and educating others in healthy lifestyles. She served as
medical director of a lifestyle center in
Alabama, served as a missionary doctor for the Native Americans, and travels
throughout the
United States and abroad teaching how to prevent and treat the health problems in today’s world.

   For more information contact Ariel Hume 300-8510.

Radiant Living Health Class and plant based potluck meets on various Sundays at 3 pm in the Church Fellowship Hall.  October is completed and no meetings during November and December   Contact Vickie Bird for more info at 928 649 9007

A big thank you to sponsors and attendees of the Verde Valley Health Fair.
Your participation is what made it a huge success.  View photos here.


Coming this Sunday, Mar 2, 2014, and the first Sunday of every month from 3-5 p.m. Join us for a
plant-based potluck at 3 p.m OR just come for the classes at 3:30 p.m.  Inexpensive, natural
remedies, using items found in your home!    March 2 demonstrations are:

Chest / Lungs
Lymphatic System Treatments
Use of Charcoal

Demonstrations performed by:  Pam Martinez, R.N. and Zetta Gore, R.N.
Contact Vickie Bird 928-649-9007 or meet at the Fellowship Hall, 51 West Mingus, Cottonwood.


We had a great turnout for the Healthy Beginnings DVD lectures by Dr. Hans Diehl. Be sure to join us April 14 at the 2nd annual health fair and screening from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We will also be having followup potluck-style meetings with further health DVDs on the 1st Sunday of each month from May through August from 3-5 p.m..  Join us for a healthy potluck and more incredible health videos.  Bring a salad, vegetable or healthy entree.

For more information contact Vickie Bird - 649-9007 and on this link.


Peace in God's Word, a valuable series of meetings presented by Jeremy Smith. Learn how to know God and
have a deeper experience with Him through these presentations.  The series is available for download at
Peace in God's Word

Elder Ed Keyes accepts call to be Arizona Conference President
Elder Ed Keyes officially accepted the call to be the new Arizona Conference President.
He plans to be back in Arizona by February 1.  We rejoice that our dear friend will be
returning home to the Arizona Conference family who loves and appreciates him dearly.
Reporter:  Phil Draper, Arizona Conference Communication Director

       Elder Ed Keyes, new Arizona Conference President

The Memorial Service for Pastor Ted Parks was held at the Mesa Palms SDA Church, 6263 E Thomas Rd, Mesa AZ  85215 on Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m.  You are invited to attend and help celebrate the life of a dear Friend and Servant Leader.  In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be me to the Maricopa Village Christian School in memory of Pastor Parks.

Devotional thoughts -- from the webmaster

Fruits and Veggies Improve Mental Health
(from Laboratory Equipment e-newsletter)

WWII Article Courtesy of Bob Adkisson

The Justice of God and Man

Learning about our Universe -- Aurora Borealis

Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Day Anniversary

Investigative Judgement as Taught in Scripture  (Illustrations Added)

A Shelter in the Time of Storm

Flying lesson 101

             John Earnhardt                        One Day Church / One Day School 
     Race to Victory Lane                                      Marantha / ASI


Del Delker Memorial Service at this link.

3ABN Today Live with GC President Ted Wilson presents
Total Member Involvement to evangelize the world for Jesus
Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. CDT (UTC-5)  6:00 pm Arizona Time
Total Member Involvement (TMI) will be the subject of a special broadcast this Thursday, March 23, on 3ABN Today Live. 3ABN president and CEO, Danny Shelton, and 3ABN World Evangelism director, Pastor John Lomacang, will speak with Seventh-day Adventist World Church president,
Elder Ted N. C. Wilson through a live feed from the Hope Channel studios in Silver Spring, Maryland.
3ABN president and CEO, Danny Shelton, and 3ABN World Evangelism director, Pastor John Lomacang, will host the program from 3ABN’s studios, while 3ABN Proclaim! general manager, Pastor C.A. Murray and his wife Irma will host the feed from the General Conference headquarters.
Full-Scale Evangelism
Total Member Involvement is a full-scale, world-church evangelistic thrust that involves every member, every church, every administrative entity, and every type of public outreach ministry, in personal and institutional outreach, and Danny Shelton is enthusiastic.
“Spearheaded by General Conference president, Elder Ted Wilson, the Total Member Involvement initiative is absolutely a great plan to get the work finished because it puts responsibility where it should be—not on the pastors and leadership, but on the members of the church,” he says. “Jesus told us, ‘Go ye into all the world,’ and that means each and every one of us. What a great way to see the work finished on planet earth, as each of us has an opportunity to be involved in soul-winning.”
Church Leaders as Guests
In the Hope Channel studios, our special guests will be Elder Ted and Nancy Wilson; Total Member Involvement special assistant to the president, Elder Duane McKey and his wife Kathy; and Hope Channel president, Elder Derek Morris. Each of them will relate their amazing experiences while preaching recently at a TMI evangelism event in Romania.
“When we put ourselves aside, the Lord can come and do a work that will absolutely amaze us,” says Pastor Lomacang. “Ellen White says, ‘There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit.’ (The Desire of Ages, p. 250). We must remember that we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13), and that’s when Total Member Involvement becomes a blessing to every member involved.”

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