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!
Sabbath School is from 10 am; Worship from 11 am.
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 church's 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
Congratulations! Argee & Annabelle
Argee Osena and Annabelle Trajano were united together as husband and wife at the church in the first ever outdoor wedding ceremony on Oct. 4. Although there were some storms over the weekend, they receded during the wedding and we had a joyous ceremony for the two. God bless as they begin the new journey as husband and wife! Pictures of the wedding ceremony & celebration.
Aloha Sabbath, Oct. 17
We are happy to have another Aloha Sabbath in Oct. Michael Nalauai will be leading out the music. Donna DeLeon & the Halau o Kapunawai'olu will dance several Hula Praise songs. And of course, lots of wonderful food & fellowship.
Young Adult Harvest Festival, Oct. 31
Our young adults held its 4th annual Harvest Festival with fun games, pumpkin carving, and delicious food. Pics of Harvest Festival.
Budounoki Japanese Language School Undoukai (Sports Day), Nov. 15
On Sunday, Nov. 15, our Japanese language school, Budounoki, held its annual Sports Day. This is a traditional event for all schools in Japan. The students are divided up into two teams: the Red Team and the White Team. The event begins and ends with the traditional "Radio" Calesthenics that is still seen in all Japan is schools, companies, local parks, etc. The Sports Day has all kinds of events appropriate for little children through adults. It was a fun day that ended with udon noodles and vegetable curry for lunch. Oshikatta!!! Special thanks to all the helpers from the church, the school, and the students from Crafton and CSUSB who are studying Japanese. Here are pictures of the Undoukai.
"A Taste of International Food & Crafts", Dec. 6
Our first ever, "A Taste of International Food and Craft" (held on Sunday, Dec 6) was a huge success thanks to our Craft Ministry, the wonderful cooks of our church and the many helpers. There were over a dozen booths that people could taste foods from Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Hawaii, Cambodia, Okinawa, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Colombia, West Africa, Kenya, Singapore, etc. There were also many beautiful crafts from our Craft Ministry and from other members and friends of the church (Asian wall hangings, baseball caps, baby quilts, lap quilts, Christmas dish towels, pillow cases, Christmas cards, nature prints and outdoor paper goods, bracelets, etc.). The entertainment was presented by TaikoMix (Taiko Drums), children from the Halau O Kapunawai'olu, Lani Ohana Ukulele, and our young people demonstrated Filipino tinikling (bamboo dancing). All in all, it was a fun, exciting, and delicious day for all. Here are Pictures of "A Taste of International Food & Craft Fair
Photos of Miscellaneous Events in 2015
Lunar New Year Festival - Feb. 28
Japanese Matsuri (Festival), March 22
Ministry Fair, March 28
Baptism for Kenneth Kim, April 4
Japanese Camp Meeting at Camp Wawona, Yosemite, April 17-19
Vacation Bible School "Everest", July 27-31
Silverwood Lake Campout - Oct. 9-11
See photos of church events on our Facebook Account