Las Cruces, N.M. reversed an ordinance that Adventist legal counsel said violated religious expression and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 1997 ordinance defined a business as “any profession, trade or occupation and all and every kind of calling,” including the work of pastors, priests, rabbis, bishops, imams and other religious leaders. It required a registration fee and passing a discretionary review process before a pastor-led church could gain approval to conduct worship services or provide pastoral care. MORE
A $1 million initiative that will partner with ministries
to create new resources for evangelism and church growth has been approved by the Pacific Press®
Board of Directors. Through the "A Million Streams of Light" initiative, Pacific Press®
will offer seed money to help church departmental ministries, supportive ministries, and local church ministries create and develop new evangelistic products and programs. MORE
Black vegetarian Seventh-day Adventists are at lower risk for heart disease
compared with their meat-eating counterparts, according to results of a new Loma Linda University Health study. The study, available online in the journal Public Health Nutrition
, compared the cardiovascular risk factors between black vegetarians and non-vegetarians who are part of the ongoing Adventist Health Study-2. MORE
Memorial services held for Dr. Teleka Patrick
– Dr. Patrick was missing under mysterious circumstances for four months. Her body was finally found in a northern Indiana lake
. Cause of death was ruled asphyxiation by drowning.
New York memorial service: 7 p.m., Apr 24, will be live streamed on Praizevision.com
Loma Linda University (LLU), where she was a 2013 School of Medicine alumnus, will hold a memorial service on Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Loma Linda University Church. MORE
Oakwood University held a memorial service for her on Apr. 17, during their worship service, and issued this statement
Many were praying for her well being while she was missing. Please continue to remember her family and loved ones in your prayers.