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San Joaquin Community Hospital To Hold Sacred Work Sabbath on Saturday, Sept. 8

Event The Bakersfield community, local organizations and church members are all invited to join with the San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) family for a special day of worship, testimony and fellowship known as “Sacred Work Sabbath.”

Sacred Work Sabbath is open to the public and will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Rabobank Theater. The program will feature a dynamic blend of speakers, video presentations and musical performances. Sacred Work Sabbath began in 2010, during the hospital’s 100-year anniversary. Because the event was so well received, SJCH decided to make it an annual event to bring the community together.

“As a faith-based hospital, our role is to be a healing presence in our community,” said Jarrod McNaughton, SJCH’s vice president of marketing and development. “Adventist Health was founded on the principle of taking care of the whole person. That extends our mission beyond simply providing care for a person’s body; we strive to be an organization that cares for our community not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. Sacred Work Sabbath is just one way to reach out to the Bakersfield community as we try to achieve that goal.” 

The featured speaker will be Lonnie Melashenko, the former director-speaker for the popular Voice of Prophecy radio show. This year’s special musical guests include men’s choir Christian Edition, and SJCH’s own Jarrod McNaughton and Sandy Johnson. An estimated attendance of 2,000 to 3,000 is expected. There will also be an evening concert open to public at 7 p.m. For more information on this FREE community event, call (661) 869-6560.