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San Joaquin Community Hospital to hold Sacred Work Sabbath in Honor of 100-Year Anniversary

Event In honor of San Joaquin Community Hospital’s 100-Year Anniversary, the hospital is inviting local churches, organizations and community members to join with the SJCH family for a special day of worship, testimony and fellowship. The Sacred Work Sabbath will be held on at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Rabobank Theater. The program will feature a dynamic blend of speakers, video presentations and musical performances.

The featured speaker for the church program will be Dick Duerksen, assistant to the president and storyteller for Maranatha Volunteers International — a charitable Christian organization that enhances communities around the world through various mission outreach projects. Musical guests will be The Heritage Singers, The Adventist University of the Philippines choir, and SJCH’s own Jarrod McNaughton and Sandy Johnson.

“As an Adventist Christian hospital, we felt it was important to invite the community to see some of the great things happening at San Joaquin Community Hospital,” McNaughton said. “With 2010 being the celebration of our 100-Year Anniversary, this was a great opportunity to share this special day with our community.”

With all 14 local Seventh-day Adventist churches closing their doors for the day, estimated attendance is expected to be 2,000-3,000. The day will also include testimonies from hospital employees, free lunch immediately following the service and an evening concert at 7 p.m. with The Heritage Singers. In addition, everyone in attendance will receive a free DVD that includes a new documentary highlighting the vital link between spirituality and health care.

“We strongly believe in the link between physical and spiritual health,” McNaughton said. “Our mission is to provide whole-person care to our patients, staff and community. I’m excited that we’re going to have a chance to provide an in-depth look at the spirit of what San Joaquin Community Hospital is all about.

For more information on this free community event, call (661) 869-6560.