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NewsPoints, February 19, 2014
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The One Project    
The One Project in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 10-11, drew more than 700 Adventist pastors, students, teachers and other interested people. The project, an affiliated effort of Adventist collegiate chaplains and pastors, seeks to revive urgency among church leaders and members to focus on the centrality of Jesus in spiritual life. During the meetings, participants listened to short presentations and videos, shared their own dreams for the church and also joined in small group discussions. The gathering will be held in Riverside, Calif., this fall, San Diego in February 2015, and again in Seattle in 2016. Read more at The One Project online. (From North Pacific UnionGleaner Weekly, Feb. 13, 2014.)

 

   

Oakwood University senior elementary education major Kenesha Bennett competed in the Jeopardy! College Championship and the Ford Black College Quiz, televised February 12. "I've always wanted to be on Jeopardy!, like always, always!" says Kenesha. After much prayer Kenesha was granted the opportunity to compete with other students on the show and win money for school. Dr. Rennae Elliott, chair of the Communication Department, who accompanied Kenesha to California, said that "you would be proud of the way Kenesha represented Oakwood, and more importantly, the way she represented God." Watch a video clip.  MORE  

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The Summit on Abuse, May 1-4 in Silver Spring, Md., is a co-sponsored training event by the NAD and GC Women’s Ministries. The emphasis of the summit is training members and leaders how to respond to abuse victims in our churches and in the community. Church and school administrators, pastors, teachers, and laypersons are invited to attend. Register by February 27 for the lowest rate.
 

2014 Children's Leadership Conference    
Children's Leadership Conference will be held March 28-30 on the campus of Andrews University. Register before February 28 for the best rate. Full Adventurer Basic Staff Training and Hispanic Workshop Tracks (Basic and Advanced) will be available. Other workshops include Kids' Health Expo, Creative Prayer Ministry, Children's Ministries basics, and much more. Several of the workshops will be great for kids who would like to learn more about ministry. If you or someone you know loves teaching kids about Jesus and need ideas, inspiration or encouragement, then this event is for you!  MORE
 
   
Martin Luther called stewardship “a lofty Christian work.”You have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the reformers from a steward’s perspective. September 3-10, join the director of the NAD Stewardship Department in Germany to study stewardship in the reformation. Every day there will be new insights on how the reformers thought about stewardship. Dr. Hartlapp from Friedensau Adventist University will lecture on various topics. You are invited to travel with Don and Marti Schneider to see the Ishtar Gate (moved to Berlin),Wartburg Castle where Luther translated the New Testament and much more. Spend a Sabbath in the refuge of the Waldenses. Download a bulletin insertSign up.  MORE, or email/call MargaretBotting@gmail.com (916-792-1815).
 
Resources
   

Resources for the Women's Day of Prayer, March 1, are available online. The theme will be "He Lifts Up My Head." The resources are designed so that women can create a special Sabbath service including a sermon, children's story, suggested order of service, and special ideas for enhancing the program based on God's second book: nature. MORE
 

   

The 2014 NAD Camp Meeting Schedule is online on the NAD website. Watch your union magazines for camp meeting updates in your own union. If you are traveling, check the NAD list. Some camp meeting dates may change as late as a few weeks before the camp meeting, so if a date is in question, contact or use the conference links to check the dates given on their websites and for more information on speakers, lodging, etc.
 

ViewPoints

Did you know that God has given us guidelines for living well? 
Fundamental Beliefs #22 from My Way to Jesus

 
   
Just "Click" to share your beliefs: The Fundamental Beliefs videos and other updates are shared on the My Way to Jesus Facebook page and from there onto the NAD Facebook page. Both updates link back to www.MyWaytoJesus.com, NAD's "seeker site." The site offers options such as sending a prayer request, enrolling in the Discover Bible Course, watching a beliefs video, and a connection to Adventist Information Ministry where people can chat with someone about spiritual issues or things that are troubling them. "Like" these pages on Facebook, and then share the updates with your friends.

You can share the Beliefs videos on your own website: Just go to www.vimeo.com/channels/didyouknow for the entire video series and click on the "Share" button in the upper right corner of a specific video for the embed code, to share on social media or to email to a friend.

 
Reaching Out in Love

REACH: Community Outreach and Evangelism
Urban Missionaries With a Passion To Impact Lives In Florida

 

Florida Living residents donated all the items used to fill Bags of Love, including hand-made quilts, pillows with cases, towels and washcloths, an assortment of personal toiletry items, toys, story books, and stuffed animals. (Photo: Stephen Yost)    

“The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow me.’” (Christian Service 119.3) Read how a few churches are doing in the Florida Conference
     The Lighthouse Community Mission Group in Orlando targets the unchurched and the urban community. They have adopted 300 families living in an extended-stay hotel, and, three times a week, they are involved in mentoring the children and helping wherever needed.
     Meals Packed With Love project in the Orlando area had 190 church members and friends who, in 50 minutes, prepared 30,000 healthy meals, each with ingredients to serve a family of six. Later they prepared 60,000 meals! They raised $7,500 and $16,200 respectively to pay for the meals.
     Additional projects in Florida included Hispanics in Action for Community Education and Rehabilitation, Jacksonville Outreach Center "StandUp For Kids, a Biker Sabbath at the South Orlando Church, Ministry to the Elderly and Homeless, 1,000 Cupcakes, and Bags of Love.  MORE

February 19, 2014
February Focus: Family Life
Feb 1-22, Black History Month
Feb 16-22, Family Togetherness Week
Feb 22, Family Togetherness Sabbath


March Focus: Women in the Church
Mar 1, Women's Day of Prayer
Mar 2-8, Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
Mar 15, Disabilities Awareness Sabbath


Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
 
Offerings  
Mar 8, Adventist World Radio

Sample Offertory Readings


 

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February Edition

 
NAD News:  Hoosier Adventists Rebrand Hearts and Congregations, pp. 11-13
NAD Update: Young Adult Life, pp. 14-15
NAD Perspective: "Hope," by Dan Jackson, p. 17
NAD Letters: p. 18
NAD Feature: Facing the Challenge of Abuse in the Church, pp. 32-39


 

 
Feb 23 - Mar 1, Please pray for the New Jersey Conference with 88 churches and 14,635 members.

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