Calling All Cyclists! A 2015 Tour de Youth Cycling Event to GC Session will be hosted
by the Southwest Region Conference (SWC). The ride will journey 325 miles from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas, through the beautiful towns, hills, and back roads of Central Texas, beginning Sunday, June 28, arriving on Thursday, July 2.
This four-day cycling adventure will bring awareness to Texas and the U.S. about the
growing problem of youth and adult obesity. Ten out of the 11 states that have increased rates of obesity are located in the South, and children between the ages of 2‐19 are recording dangerous levels of obesity and unhealthy lifestyles choices. The SWC wants to encourage young people and adults to “get moving” and live better for the future.
to join them or sponsor someone on June 28th, 2015 at the SWC headquarters in Dallas. MORE
Blue Mountain Academy saved more than $100,000 on dorm furniture
recently by bidding for it on a listing at govdeals.com, and selling some of the scrap metal that came with it. MORE
Gone but not Forgotten
William A. Loveless, 1928-2014
Dr. William Loveless passed away on September 15, 2014. He served in several Adventist churches and conferences (more) and was a major influence in starting the one-year mission program for college students, which is now a widespread program in NAD colleges and universities.
His memorial service will be held on September 28, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Loma Linda University Church. The service will be live-streamed on www.lluc.org
and shown on Loma Linda Broadcasting Network (LLBN)
. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers or food, donations may be made to School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University; Calexico Mission School; and Loma Linda Broadcasting Network (LLBN). Condolence cards and letters may be mailed to Loma Linda University Church, 11125 Campus Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354. MORE
Alicia Viera passed away this morning, September 24, 2014 at 7:45 a.m.
in the City of Hope, Calif. She was the mother of Elizabeth Talbot, Speaker-Director of the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, and wife of Elder Juan Carlos Viera, former director of the Ellen G. White Estate. Information on a memorial service is not available at this time.
Hotel Registration Deadline Extended for The Society of Adventist Communicators
25th Anniversary Convention, October 16-18, in Jacksonville, Fla. Registrants can reserve their room at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel at the special event rate until September 29.
Join the NAD Prayer Ministry all-night Prayer Call, from 10 p.m. ET Thursday, October 2, to 5 a.m. ET Friday, October 3. Join anytime throughout the night, even if for only a few minutes. Call 404-891-6338. Code is 772937# (Prayer). Here are a few suggestions to make this a powerful time of prayer with as few disruptions as possible.
To become an intercessor for evangelism and receive weekly prayer requests send an email to email@example.com.
Remember the Association of Adventist Women (AAW) 32nd Annual Conference, to be held on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn., October 16-18. Registration deadline:
Email prayer requests by 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 2.
To promote the Prayer Call, download a bulletin insert (four per page) for this month to share with church members and friends. Prayer Call Suggestions could be printed on the back. MORE
October 15. MORE
inSpire writing contest link corrected: We regret that
we gave an incorrect link to the contest last week. The correct one is at www.visitinspire.org/article/213/news/inspire-2014-writing-contest. Thank you for your patience.
"I Believe" on Bible Bay.org features articles and stories useful for discussion. The articles are written by Christian author, David B. Smith, and can become excellent study guides for individual use or in small groups, Sabbath School classes and other discussion-oriented settings (PDF study sheets are available to print out). Each I Believe Study Guide covers one of the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Adventist church, but does so in a fresh new way. See the Study Guide index.
To enditnow, Break the Silence
"Ministering Hope to the Healing Heart, Part 2," presented by Roberta Fish at the 2014 Summit on Abuse
In this presentation of Part 2, (see part 1) Roberta Fish talks about how to care for someone, or one's self when being abused. How do we talk to them? What should we say to ourselves? How do we heal?
Dr. Fish makes suggestions such as the use of texts from the Bible, singing uplifting songs, and to learn to ask for what we need, and many other ways of ministering. When helping survivors, we need to be an example of good self-care, and Jesus is our example. Setting up healthy boundaries is healing. "But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ Matthew 5:37."
Learn more: Watch the video
|REACH: Community Outreach and Evangelism
Kettering's GospelFest Attracts 4,000
More than 4,000 recently attended Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s GospelFest, a free, Christian music festival that featured Sanctus Real, a Dove Award-winning Christian band, and 10 local church groups.
Jarrod McNaughton, a vice president at Kettering, says they have received a tremendous response from the event and hope to do it again in the future.
“Our goal was to bring the faith community together and celebrate our Christian mission of caring for our community as we celebrate our 50th anniversary,” says McNaughton.—Story by V. Michelle Bernard, Columbia Union Visitor News Bulletin, August 21, 2014