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
Vacation Bible School, July 21-26
Vacation Bible School this year was entitled, "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind" The week ended with a packed worship service with the VBS kids sharing God's love with the congregation. Here are some pictures of the VBS. VBS pictures.
Japanese Matsuri, May 4
On May 4 our church held our annual Japanese Festival at our new church facility at 27240 Alabama Street, Redlands. The 500 some people in attendance enjoyed Japanese sanshin music, taiko drums, hula dancing and lots of food and fun. Photos of the Japanese festival.
Church Family Retreat, May 31-June 1
Our church had its annual retreat this year at Camp Cedar Falls. We enjoyed the great weather, the beautiful, scenic atmosphere and the wonderful fellowship of the church family. Chaplain Mike Rhynus, our guest speaker, inspired and challenged us as he spoke about preparing our lives for Jesus to come. Photos of our retreat.
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