Welcome to the Mission Road Church of Seventh-day Adventists website. Although our church is historically a "Japanese" church (previously known as the Loma Linda Japanese Church), we are an international group open to all people. We have services in both English and Japanese. We invite you to come and join us in our praise of our Lord and Savior. And may your visit with us be a foretaste of what the Family of God in heaven will be like!
We Bought a Church!
On Jan. 15, 2014, our church officially became owner of the church at 27240 Alabama Street, Redlands, CA 92373. It was truly a miracle in that the property was already in escrow with some developers. However, the developers, on hearing of our churches desire to purchase and continue preaching the Gospel at that location, cancelled escrow and gave us the opportunity to purchase it.
Our first worship service was on April 5. And then on April 26 a Grand Opening/Ribbon-cutting Ceremony was held. The opening began with representatives from various periods in our church history, the pastors and the conference officials cutting the ribbon tied to the two trees in the plaza area. Then a worship of dedication was held with special musics from our handbell choir & the Japanese choir, and the Southeastern California Conference officials leading out. After worship, we had a feast to celebrate and to thank God for opening up the way for us to obtain a 7,400 facility on 5.7 acres of land. Photos of our Grand Opening Celebration. MAP to our New Church
Lunar New Year Celebration
On February 28 our church celebrated the Lunar New Year (Year of the Sheep/Goat) at our church. Although we are so happy to own our church (since Jan. 2014), our current facility is much smaller than the industrial park facilities that we leased on Nevada Stree. We were packed into the very small fellowship hall. Food tables had to be set up in the foyer. But we enjoyed the entertainment, the lion dance, the socializing and, of course, the delicious food. Photos of the Lunar Festival Celebration
Japanese Matsuri 2015, March 22
On Sunday, March 22, our annual Japanese Festival was held at our church facility at 27240 Alabama Street, Redlands. This was the largest crowd that we have had for the Festival. We enjoyed Japanese sanshin music, taiko drums by TaikoMix, our seniors playing traditional Japanese songs with ukuleles, and children singing in summer kimonos and also dancing hula. And of course, we had lots and lots of delicious food and fun. Photos of the Japanese festival
Ministry Fair, March 28
On March 28, our church concluded its series on Living God's Love by holding a Ministry Fair. As Christians, we live God's love in many ways: to the church family (fellowship), to God (worship), to the world (evangelism), to ourselves (by growing and learning), and in all aspects of our life (service). The Ministry Fair allowed members to see the various ministries in the church. It gave them opportunity to also join a ministy as well. Thanks to all the leaders and for the successful Ministry Fair. Photos of the Ministry Fair
Japanese Camp Meeting at Camp Wawona, Yosemite. April 17-19
Come join our Japanese Churches as we have our semi-annual camp meeting at Camp Wawona in the world famous national park, Yosemite National Park.
Vacation Bible School 2015, July 27-31
Vacation Bible School this year will be held on the last week of July, July 27-31. Mark your calendars!!! Here are some pictures of last years VBS entitled "Wierd Animals!" VBS pictures.
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