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Friday FAX, 09-29-06
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September 29, 2006
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America



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IN THIS ISSUE — 
 
2007 Youth Prayer Conference Early-bird Registration Ending
“The Presence” Is Here
NEW - Subscription Plan for “Adventist Preaching” DVDs
Adventist Health Study Update
“Most Amazing Prophecies” Programs Are Online
Mission Giving Increase
Upcoming Events



     — RESOURCES —       
 
■ 2007 WORLD YOUTH PRAYER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ENDED THURSDAY NIGHT — The early-bird registration for “Just Claim It,” scheduled for February 28 - March 4, and sponsored by the Youth/Young Adults Ministries Office, was  extended to September 28. This was in order to accommodate schools and colleges that haven't had time to register yet. 
 
 Contact: www.justclaimit.org for details and to register yourself and youth groups right away!  
 
“THE PRESENCE” IS HERE — Beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. in most locations, it will be uplinked to registered churches in Spanish or English via ACN/Esperanza for five nights, through October 3. More than 1,000 sites have registered, even though it follows so closely on the heels of “The Most Amazing Prophecies” series. The series is unique in that it allows for both a satellite and local presence, with a time for questions and relating to visitors at the end of the broadcast.
 
 It’s not too late to register. Go to www.thepresence.com/host or call 1-877-507-3239 to learn more or to sign up.
 
■ ADVENTIST PREACHING SUBSCRIPTION PLAN 2007 —  Pastors and churches can now enroll in a subscription plan for Adventist Preaching DVDs 2007. Subscriptions will include two special editions that will have more content than normal. Therefore, the subscription will provide three releases in 2007 but will have the same amount of content as in previous years. 
 
 Plans include popular Black preachers known for their spiritual messages and the gift of preaching; Mike Tucker, Speaker/Director of Faith For Today and pastor of the Arlington, Texas, Adventist church; and a special edition featuring “Adventist pioneers” preaching sermons they delivered back in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 
 
 The subscription price of US$59.95, plus S/H, is 40% off the retail value. The conference Ministerial Director will accept orders from pastors and churches, or send an e-mail to bernie@acn.info, or call 301-680-6145. All group orders will be distributed and invoiced through the conference offices.
 
■ ADVENTIST HEALTH STUDY UPDATE — Approximately 93,000 questionnaires have been returned so far.  Enrollment continues and it's not too late to return questionnaires. Any member 30 years and older can join. If you still have a questionnaire the administrators of the study ask that you complete it soon. They need more than 100,000 questionnaires to ensure the future viability, success and funding of the project.  
 
 Contact: www.adventisthealthstudy.org or call 877-700-7077 for the questionnaire.
 
■ DID YOU MISS “THE MOST AMAZING PROPHECIES?” — All of the MAP programs are available to view and hear in English, Spanish and Portuguese online at www.mostamazingprophecies.com, under “Program Archives.” Individuals can watch whenever convenient.
 
■ MISSION GIVING INCREASE — A new report shows that mission offerings received through the end of June from members in North America were up more than $500,000, a 5.14 percent increase. North Americans give nearly 50 percent of the Adventist Church’s worldwide mission offerings. Last year’s worldwide mission offerings totaled $51 million, $22 million of which came from NAD. 
 
 Contact: www.AdventistMission.org to learn more. —  Columbia Union Visitor News Bulletin Update


  — UPCOMING EVENTS —   
 
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
“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 
 
Society of Adventist Communicators Convention, October 12-15, Baltimore, Maryland – www.plusline.org and www.adventistcommunicator.org 
 
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Level II – October 16-20, Glendale, California – www.plusline.org 
 
SEEDS Vancouver, “Tell Your World – Church Planting, Personal Witnessing, Church Renewal,” October 20-22, Vancouver, British Columbia –  www.nadei.org
 
Se7en Signs, November 4-11, via ACN – www.acn.info and www.sevensigns.net
 
 


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Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch
lynetta.murdoch@nad.adventist.org
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