Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX, 2006
September 8, 2006
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
** Urge Registration by September 11
** Many Unaware that 10 Adventist Channels Available with One Dish
** Don’t Forget: Watch “Really Living” with President Don Schneider
** Advise Churches to Register; Banner Ads for “The Presence” on Major Web Sites
** September 12 – Last Chance for Early Bird Rate
** Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
** GIVE YOUR CHURCHES ONE LAST URGENT NUDGE to register as a site for “The Most Amazing Prophecies” (MAP) by Monday, September 11, before the international (U.S. and Canada) television “invitational” on the iNetwork (formerly PAX). It will be a half-hour program about “Endtime Prophecies,” currently a topic of high public interest. Doug Batchelor and Dwight Nelson will invite viewers to check the web site for a MAP site near them, and every participating site will want to be listed there in time for that invitation!
With only one week left before the MAP series begins on Thursday, September 14, there are currently 1,733 registered sites from 41 countries around the globe; 1505 are for-the-public sites in NAD; 1,212 are church sites and 465 are home, cell, hall, or other sites. And of the total 1,733 sites, only 87 are not open to the public.
** MANY OF YOUR CHURCHES AND MEMBERS HAVE LOST ALL Adventist programing due to the removal of 3ABN from the Sky Angel channel list. Most are still unaware that they can get all 10 of the Adventist channels with a single satellite dish system with no monthly fees. These channels are provided free of charge from the broadcasters and the church.
It is important that we communicate this information to the individuals that have lost all Adventist programing. Please forward this information to the churches within your conference and ask them to distribute these fliers to their members.
Contact: www.adventistsat.com/forms for a downloadable Church Handout and an Order Form.
** DON’T FORGET TO WATCH THE PREMIERE OF “REALLY LIVING” a new 60-minute show on the Hope Channel, Friday at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). President Don Schneider is the host. Repeat airings can be seen on Sabbath, September 9, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT); Monday, September 11, 7:00 a.m. (EDT); Thursday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). The show will be broadcast weekly at these same times.
** BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND, banner ads for "The Presence," September 29 - October 3, and the "Sanctuary Quest" will be running on major web sites like Christianity Today. This will be a great way to introduce the topic and the series to even more people.
Many people are downloading the Spanish and English host resources, but have not yet registered. If they don’t register, they won’t be listed in the locator and seekers in their area will not know they are there. Encourage your churches to register today!
There are many people who still don't have a host location near them. Don't miss this opportunity to share the heart of the plan of salvation with them.
Contact: www.thepresence.com/host to register. Invite friends and link your e-mails to www.thepresence.com and invite your friends to visit and to try “The Quest,” which has a new clue and artifact each week.
** SEPTEMBER 12 IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to register at the early bird rate for the Society of Adventist Communicators Convention (SAC) in Baltimore, Maryland, October 12-15. Please get this word out to your colleges, universities, and churches.
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
* “The Most Amazing Prophecies” (MAP) evangelism series from Amazing Facts via ACN, September 14-23 – www.acn.info and www.mapseminar.com
* “The Presence,” 5-night series about the Sanctuary via ACN, September 29 - October 3 – www.thepresence.com/host and www.acn.info
* Adventist Community Services Convention, “Modeling Jesus: His Heart, Our Hands” – September 29 - October 3, Vancouver, British Columbia – www.plusline.org
* “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conference – September 30, Orlando, Florida - www.plusline.org/events
* Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Level II – October 16-20, Glendale, California – www.plusline.org