Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX, 2006
FRIDAY FAX, Special Edition
November 10, 2006
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ New High Definition Production Studio
■ “Prayer for Evangelism” Conference
■ 45,000 Still Missing
■ Bronx Church November eChurch Award Winner
■ Ministry to the Blind for Churches and Conferences
■ Free World AIDS Day Packet
■ Don Schneider’s Surgery Updates
■ GC Session Meeting Planner Featured
■ Office Closure Dates for Holidays
— RESOURCES —
■ A FIRST — READ ABOUT THE NEW MIRACLE MEDIA CENTER just built and debt free, by United Prison Ministries International (UPMI), in the South Central Conference. It’s the first high definition production studio in the North American Division.
Contact: www.southernunion.com/tidings.html November issue, for the story and photos.
■ “PRAYER FOR EVANGELISM" a special time of inspiration, prayer, and training has been planned for January 5-7, before the Adventist Ministries Convention. Mark Finley, Ron Halvorsen, John Ashcroft, and other special guests will be there.
Contact: www.newhorizons2007.org for information and to register.
■ 45,000 STILL MISSING — Terry Butler, co-investigator for Adventist Health Study-2, reports that about 45,000 people still have the AHS-2 questionnaires in their possession. Please alert churches to post a bulletin and newsletter announcement for people to return the questionnaires as soon as possible. They are beginning to wind up their promotion, and want to reach the 100,000 participant mark.
Any Seventh-day Adventist member can enroll on the Internet and will be sent another questionnaire if requested.
Contact: www.adventisthealthstudy.org or 877-700-7077.
■ NOVEMBER ECHURCH AWARD — THE BRONX, NEW YORK Seventh-day Adventist has been awarded the November eChurch of the Month Award.
Contact: www.bxsdachurch.org to see the winning site. Take a look at your local churches’ web sites and submit one that you think deserves an award.
Contact: www.plusline.org/article.php?id=4695 to learn more about what makes a winning web site, to see previous winners, and to submit a web site for consideration.
■ MINISTRY TO THE BLIND — Christian Record Services has developed a unique and simple program to involve members in personal evangelism, personal ministries, or disabilities ministries. The Missionaries Of the Blind (MOB) connects sighted people with blind persons in their community in order to build friendships with them, minister to their needs, and pray with them. There are nearly 100 Adventist volunteers in North America involved in this ministry. The number of volunteers has doubled in the last six months. MOB can be operated in any church or conference.
Contact: www.christianrecord.org/pm or David Klinedinst, at 402-488-0981, ext 246 to learn more.
■ WORLD AIDS DAY IS DECEMBER 1 — ADRA has a FREE packet available with resources and activity ideas to help commemorate World AIDS Day and engage your churches and communities about this global crisis. Separate request required to receive AIDS ribbons.
Contact: www.adra.org or 800-424-2372
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ FOR UPDATES ON PRESIDENT DON SCHNEIDER’S RECOVERY from three surgeries, go to http://www.nadadventist.org/rssarticle.php?id=81994
■ THE RELIGIOUS CONFERENCE MANAGER, a professional publication of the Religious Conference Management Association, featured a story about Sherri Clemmer, our GC Session and other meetings planner, in the October 2006 issue.
■ CLOSED — The North American Division and General Conference offices will be closed for the holidays, November 23, 24 and December 25 through January 1.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
* Westpoint of Evangelism, December 3-6, Simi Valley, California – www.plusline.org
* “Just Claim It” World Youth Prayer Conference – February 28 - March 3, Dallas, Texas – www.plusline.org
*Sabbath School/Prison Ministry Training – March 10-11, La Sierra, California
* Adult Ministries Festival Of The Laity – September 26-29, Orlando, Florida – www.festivalofthelaity.com