Pacific Union Recorder


The Recorder is the monthly news magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pacific Southwest.


Every church member or family in Arizona,
California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah receives a
hard copy of the magazine, free of charge.

Please note:

The Northern California Conference ONLY submits information for the 4-6 pages/obituaries/calendar items each edition that pertain to the Northern California Conference. We do not choose articles for other conferences/ministries, and we do not choose the Recorder cover photo. The cover image is chosen from the photos that are submitted from all around the union and is based on a variety of criteria, including resolution, format, composition, relevance, etc.

If you have questions that are not about the Northern California Conference's 4-6 pages, please send your message to the Recorder directly.

Recorder Links

Submit to the Pacific Union Conference

Click here to submit an obituary to the Pacific Union Recorder.

Note: no photo is required. Photos won't be published in the magazine.


Submit to

Each month the Recorder includes a calendar of events for the Northern California Conference. Churches, schools, and ministries may submit 50-word announcements for events happening within the month of the published issue (or within the first two weeks of the next month). For example, items happening during the first two weeks of April can appear in the March and the April issues.

The deadline for the Recorder is at least six weeks ahead of publication date, so please be aware of the announcement deadlines at right.

The announcement must contain the event's location address and a contact telephone number or web address. Feel free to write if you have any questions.


Submit to

Church clerks may submit a list of missing members to be published one time per year for free. (For more than once a year, churches must pay the standard classified ad rate.) Please submit the following information: church name, church clerk, contact information for clerk (telephone number, email address, and/or mailing address), list of missing members.


Submit to

Click here to view a sample article and instructions.

Each month, the Northern California Conference submits articles and pictures to the Pacific Union Recorder for publication. With nearly 80,000 household subscriptions, this monthly magazine is a great way to tell readers what’s going on in your church and school.

Recorder editors reserve pages for the NCC in every issue. Usually, for the even months (February, April, June, August, October, December), the NCC has two pages, which appear in all copies of the Recorder throughout the Pacific Union, and four pages that only Recorder subscribers in Northern California receive. (The NCC Communication Department designs these pages as an insert.) On the odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November), the NCC has four pages that appear in every Recorder throughout the union.

We are looking for articles describing special events or ongoing activities happening in your church or school. Some topics that are excellent for Recorder articles: baptisms, ground-breaking ceremonies, mission trips, community outreach projects, evangelistic meetings, school events, Pathfinder outings, etc.

Pictures always make stories more interesting. If you know of an event coming up, plan to take pictures. Each photo must have a caption. The caption should be one or two sentences describing what happened in the photo and must include the name(s) of the person/people if possible.