If you will be in the Wash., D.C. area this weekend, you might want to
add the SONscreen Film Festival
to your itinerary. It will be held in Chantilly, Va., Mar. 31 – Apr. 2, at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
This year, SONscreen is inviting interested one-day visitors to come watch the films submitted for the Festival. There will be three film blocks open to the public: Thurs., 8-10 p.m.; Fri., 2-5 p.m.; and Sat., 2:30-6:00 p.m. For each block, a “pay what you can” donation will be requested at the door. To attend for an entire day you can register online or at the door for a $25 per person daily fee (includes a meal). For the entire Festival, the fee is $150 (professional rate) or $25 (student rate). Check the scheduled films and MORE
Register now to attend the annual North American Religious Liberty Summit,
May 23/24 at the GC/NAD headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. and downtown Wash., D.C. (transportation provided from the GC).The Summit will include discussions about domestic and international issue education, legislative office visit training, and coalition building. It coincides with the International Religious Liberty Conference and the annual Religious Liberty Dinner, which is attended by diplomats, U.S. Government officials, and religious leaders. Register online
or call 805-055-7683. Limited to the first 50 people.
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People who will be working with children in programs such as Vacation Bible School, Pathfinders, outings, mission trips, etc., need to be carefully vetted. The North American Division has Child Protection and Volunteer Screening Policies for Children and Youth Ministries, which all church-run organizations need to follow. MORE. Related documents, forms and resources.
Register by May 8 for the Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute (ACFI) to be held in at the University of Houston in Houston, Tex., May 22-29. ACFI is an introductory campus mission training that prepares participants to establish Adventist campus ministries for Christ on public college and university campuses as well as private institutions not run by the Adventist Church. MORE.
Forever One Marriage Retreat, with Drs. Pamela and Claudio Consuegra (English), and Drs. Cesar and CarolAnn De Leon (Spanish), will be conducted Sept. 16-18, at the La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Tex. Early bird registration: June 30. MORE.
NOTICE: The Conference on Philanthropy
, which had been scheduled to take place June 27-30, 2017
, has been changed to June 26-29, 2018
. The venue, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will remain the same.