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NewsPoints, September 9, 2015
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ADRA Canada has been providing shelter, food, water, warmth, and other necessary supplies to those fleeing the violence in Syria, Iraq, and other war-torn countries. Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes to escape conflict,  risking their lives to find safety for themselves and their families. Some are now in refugee camps, some have been housed by kind strangers, others are living in construction sites, still others are homeless. Donations are making a difference. 

Donate Canadian funds at ADRA/Canada website. Otherwise, Donate at ADRA International

 
 
   
The Kettering College sonography department recently gained approval to purchase an obstetric ultrasound simulator costing a total of $42, 616. The simulator, which will enhance sonography student learning by allowing them to efficiently practice ultrasound scanning in obstetrics, has a normal fetal scan and will also allow students to practice scanning fetal anomalies without being in a patient setting. MORE

 
   
The first Redwood Community Service Day was conducted by the six-decade old Redwood Camp Meeting this past summer. About 250 campers at Redwood Camp Meeting volunteered. They tackled a wide range of projects in nearby communities, including picking up 1,540 pounds of trash along the Eel River, helping at an animal rescue service, helping a local church make quilts for a local women's shelter and pillowcases for a children's hospital, and many more. They plan to make it an annual event. MORE

 
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If you want to win souls and participate in the "Revelation Today" series, Oct. 9-31, streaming live, you would benefit by attending one of the three Webinars tomorrow, Thurs., Sept. 10. Learn about the new app that allows millions of people to watch anytime, anywhere, and connect with local churches or each other, for further conversations, study, or baptism. Register as a host site. No technical experience is required. Choose your best time. Participate in the video contest


 
   
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Let's Move Day/Week, Sept. 20-27, is just around the corner. Register your Let's Move Day event and send information about it to NADHM@nad.adventist.org. Record your personal activity. MORE

 

   

Join the Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Convention in Chantilly, Va., (Wash., DC suburb), Oct. 15-17 for its annual SAC Convention for communication professionals and university students. Learn about submitting your entry for the SAC Communicators Awards. Find convention details online and  register by Sept. 30 for early bird rates. Like the SAC Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

 

   

Creating a Vibrant Health Ministry Training Seminar, Oct. 2-4, will be held in Boyertown, Pa. Health ministry directors, pastors, health ministry team leaders and members are invited to attend. This is the official NAD Health Ministries training curriculum focusing on Comprehensive Health Ministries. MORE

 

Resources


A short message for increasing Hispanic Heritage awareness for the upcoming Hispanic Awareness Week (Sept. 20-26) is provided here.

 
 
   
 

Facts with Hope are evidence based health messages that may be used in a church bulletin, newsletter, or during the "Health Minute" as part of church service to motivate people to choose a full abundant life. They are published monthly in our Health Unlimited Newsletter.

For more information on Facts with Hope, visit the website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. You can also watch Facts with Hope videos on YouTube.

 

ViewPoints
 

A Time of Trouble

"Thousands have fled their homeland seeking safety in foreign lands, often braving unsafe traveling conditions just for the hope of a new beginning.... It really doesn’t matter what religion they follow or which deity they pray to, for in the end they are all God’s children and should be afforded the same rights that we all take for granted.... 

"Further reflection brought me to a new point of view, one of a cosmic perspective. What about all of us who are refugees on this planet, who are forced to live under the oppression of one who would destroy our freedom? How often do we take for granted the gift that truly makes us free and affords us the opportunity to eventually return to our true home?"  MORE 
 

Reaching Out in Love
 

â– Transformational Evangelism

Get Out! What happens when the church leaves the building?
 

On Sabbath afternoon, August 29, the members of over 40 churches in the Atlanta area totaling close to 1,000 people, gathered in Plaza Fiesta in Atlanta to walk together and align themselves with peace and not violence. They were able to impact thousands of onlookers, get over 25,000 hits on social media in one day because of press coverage, and let the community know they care.  

What were the benefits of doing this? And how would someone else go about doing the same type of thing?  MORE

 

September 9, 2015
 
September Focus: Health
Sept. 13-19, Nurture Periodicals: (Adventist Review, Insight, Guide, Primary Treasure, Our Little Friend)
Sept. 20, Let's Move Day
Sept. 20-26, Hispanic Heritage Week
Sept. 20-26, Let's Move Week/Health Education Week/Vibrant Life

September Offerings
Sept. 12, Fall Mission Appeal

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Sample Offertory Readings
(in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)
 

Upcoming Events


Sept. 10, It Is Written Webinar Training for Revelation Today

Sept. 14-17, 
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

Sept. 20, Let's Move Day

Sept. 20-27, Let's Move Week 

Oct. 1/2, Prayer Call

Oct. 2-4, Health Ministries Training /Columbia Union

Oct. 9-11, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Dallas, Texas

Oct. 9-31, It Is Written, Revelation Today: The Mysteries Revealed

Oct. 15-18, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention

Oct. 26-Nov. 4, NAD Year-end Meeting

Nov. 5/6, Prayer Call

Dec. 3/4, Prayer Call


2016

Jan. 13-17, Emotional Wellness Summit, Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 17-20, Just Claim It Youth Prayer Conference, Ontario, Calif.

Feb. 24-28, GAiN - Global Adventist Internet Network Conference

April 24-27, 2016 HR Conference & Secretariat Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

July 21-23, Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice, Berrien Springs, Mich. 

Sept. 7-10, Adventist Community Services Convention 2016, Gladstone, Ore. 

 

 
 
NAD Feature: Reflections from North America; General Conference Session 2015  –  a Millennial Perspective, p. 36

NAD News: New Kitchen House Coming to Orlando Junior Academy, Find Peace where Adventism began; It Is Written is Streaming Truth to Your Screen, p. 11

NAD Update: The Third Annual Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice, p. 14

NAD Perspective: Finding Light in Darkness, p.17
 

              
Sept. 13-19 – This week, please pray for the Ontario Conference, with 125 churches and 31,307 members. 
 

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