Offices at the North American Division will be closed on Monday, Dec. 14 for the day off following our Christmas Brunch.
Adventist Community Services (ACS) is to receive the offering collected this Sabbath, Dec. 12. You can download a special video to assist in explaining what ACS does can be downloaded from Vimeo. Poster and bulletin inserts are also available here.
The NAD Day of Prayer will be Jan. 2. Why not plan a prayer event weekend that is truly transformational for your family, group or congregation? Sermons on prayer by Pastor Pavel Goia are available on the NAD Prayer Ministries website. Pastor Goia will also deliver the Jan. 2, Day of Prayer sermon, "Getting Personal with God," which will be aired on HOPE Channel-Church at 11 a.m. ET/PT.
The 2016 Tour de Youth "The Big Easy" bicycling tour, a youth and adult obesity awareness cycling event, sponsored by the Southwest Region Conference, will take place, Apr. 3-8. It will take 20-25 cyclists on a six-day, 533-mile scenic journey from Houston, Texas to New Orleans, La. Register before Dec. 31, and get $350 off with code TDY350. MORE. Like Tour de Youth on Facebook.
Treat yourself in January to a trip to Orlando, Fla. Attend the Emotional Wellness Summit, Jan. 13-17. Learn how help yourself and/or others in the area of the often neglected mental and emotional needs. Mental health professionals, general health professionals, researchers, pastors, health ministry leaders or anyone interested in integrating ministry with the mental health needs of people will want to be part of this discussion. Register here. Watch the video.
The NAD Calendar of Special Days for 2016, as approved by the 2015 Year-end Meeting, are now posted online. The NAD website page for the Calendar of Special Days, with links to suggested websites and resources has also been updated in terms of dates. Updated resources and helpful links for 2016 will be added as they become available from the respective sponsoring departments. The 2016 Calendar of Offerings will be posted soon.
Churches and groups are advised by Adventist Risk Management not to use 15-passenger vans. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies the 15-passenger van as a particularly dangerous vehicle. Multiple deaths within our church organizations occurred due to the use of 15-passenger vans. The NHTSA reports that 653 occupants of 15-passenger vans were killed during 2004-2013 alone." To keep up with other safety recommendations, subscribe to ARM's Solutions Newsletter. MORE