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** Hallmark Channel to Feature Adventists Preparing for Sabbath
** Annual Adventist Community Services Convention in British Columbia
** New Innovation Conference to Encourage Creative Thinking
** “The Presence” Promotion Coming to Churches
** Postcard Invitation Deadline Extended; Canada Included in Saturation Mailings
** Upcoming Events


July 21, 2006

A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America


** SABBATH PREPARATION TO BE FEATURED ON HALLMARK CHANNEL — On Tuesday, July 25, on Hallmark's “New Morning” program, (7:00 am ET and PT, 6:00 am CT), a short piece called “Sacred Time” will be included. It will show an Adventist family getting ready to welcome the Sabbath on Friday evening and will feature the family of Dr. Todd and Debbie Christensen from Auburn, California. “New Morning” is produced by Faith & Values Media and it airs Monday-Friday.

Contact: www.newmorningtv.tv/todaysshow.jsp. (Back to top)

** ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES CONVENTION — “Modeling Jesus: His Heart, Our Hands,” will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, September 29 - October 3. This is the annual national convention for anyone working in or interested in Community Services. Emphasis will be given to spiritual renewal through devotional morning and evening sessions and Sabbath services. Professional growth will be offered through workshops and networking opportunities. Additional workshops, “New-Comer's Session” and "Eight Weeks to Wellness" will also be offered.

Contact: www.communityservices.org for details. (Back to top)

** NEW INNOVATION CONFERENCE — The 2006 National Conference on Innovation will be held October 1-3, in Columbus, Ohio. It will challenge participants to think creatively about the role of innovation in shaping church, education and healthcare organizations of the future in an increasingly complex and fast-changing society. The conference is co-sponsored by the Ohio Conference, Kettering Medical Center Network, the Center for Creative Ministry and others.

Contact: www.sdapartnersininnovation.org or to www.creativeministry.org/site/1/docs/Innovation_Ohio_Oct_2006.pdf for a PDF file of the brochure and registration form. (Back to top)

** “THE PRESENCE” — Churches can expect to receive their promotion kits within the next week.

“The Presence” web site is fully operational now, with the exception of the quiz, which will go live in August. It Is Written is using Google Earth maps in the church locator, so people can actually see a satellite view of the church. Some desktop background images have also been added that people can download to their computers.

Contact: www.thepresence.com and see how many of your churches have registered so far. (Back to top)

** DEADLINE EXTENDED. CANADA INCLUDED IN ZIPCODE MAILINGS — There have been some technical problems with the Color Press web site so the deadline has been extended until July 24 for ordering the postcard invitations to watch the September 11, half-hour “Final Events...” program on iNetwork with Doug Batchelor and Dwight Nelson. If you have not been able to complete your order the invitations can still be ordered at the reduced cost of $64/1000 for ZIPcode mailings by Color Press. The promotional packages to the churches were sent last Thursday. Registrations are climbing rapidly with 727 sites registered for so far for MAP (“Most Amazing Prophecies”), with eight weeks yet to go.

Alert for Canada — Color Press will be able to send handbill saturation mailings to Canada.
Contact: http://materials.adventistevangelism.com/map to order online.(Back to top)


A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division

* ASI 2006 International Convention, August 2-5, Grapevine, Texas – www.asiministries.org

* NAD K-12 Teachers’ Convention, August 6-9, Nashville, Tennessee – www.nadeducation.org

* “Creating Vervent Congregations” Symposium for Creative Ministry, August 27, Ontario, California – www.plusline.org

* Global Internet Evangelism Forum 2006, August 31 - September 3, San Diego, California – www.plusline.org

* “The Most Amazing Prophecies” (MAP) evangelism series from Amazing Facts via ACN, September 14-23 – www.acn.info and www.amazingfacts.org

* “The Presence,” 5-night series about the Sanctuary via ACN, September 29 - October 3 – www.ThePresence.com and www.acn.info

* Adventist Community Services Convention, “Modeling Jesus: His Heart, Our Hands” – September 29 - October 3, Vancouver, British Columbia – www.plusline.org

* “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conference – September 30, Orlando, Florida - www.plusline.org/events
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Editor – Lynetta Murdoch
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