Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX 2007
January 19, 2007
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
■ “Just Claim It!” Youth Prayer Conference Registration Extended
■ 4th Annual Andrews University Music and Worship Conference
■ PBS to Air Film Including “Prominently Featured” Whitecoats
■ Alexandria Community Praise Center Wins eChurch of the Year Award
■ eChurch Awards Program Ending
■ Adventist Ministries Convention Wrap-up
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ "JUST CLAIM IT!" YOUTH PRAYER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION EXTENDED — The “Just Claim It!” prayer conference will be held February 28 - March 4 in Dallas, Texas. You can now get the "Quad regular rate" even if you do not have 4 people. However, you will share a room with others to make 4 people per room. The NAD Youth Ministries will assist to help find roommates within the delegate local conference.
Contact: Plusline at 800-732-7587 to register, and ask for Heather.
If you are planning to register a group it is crucial that the convention planners that know you are coming so they can order the right number of delegate supplies and can secure hotel rooms (if package A). Groups that need additional time to raise funds can be added to the "pending" list.
Contact: 800-732-7587 right away to get on the pending list. The last supply order will be placed soon.
Contact www.justclaimit.org to read more about the plans for the convention and to learn how you can help even if you cannot attend.
■ THE 4TH ANNUAL ANDREWS UNIVERSITY MUSIC AND WORSHIP CONFERENCE will be February 1-3 at Andrews University. It is designed to equip, connect, and inspire church musicians, worship leaders, pastors and lay leaders involved in worship ministry. Participants will have access to a variety of seminars, workshops and worship experiences. Presenters include world-renowned and Grammy-nominated vocalist Wintley Phipps, and Jacques Doukhan, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and Director of the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies at Andrews University.
Contact: www.auworshipconference.org or 800-968-8428 for more information or to register.
■ PBS WILL AIR A FILM INCLUDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE WHITECOATS, entitled "The Living Weapon" on the history of biological weapons on February 5. Dr. Frank S. Damazo, Whitecoat Foundation board member received this information this week and was told by the producer that "the Whitecoats will be featured prominently" in the film. Operation Whitecoat members were predominately Seventh-day Adventist draftees who risked their lifelong health to participate in studies about some of the world’s most dangerous biological agents to find defensive vaccines and antibacterial medicines.
Contact: www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weapon to see what time the film will be aired in your area.
■ THE 2006 “ECHURCH OF THE YEAR AWARD” GOES to the Community Praise Center — the Alexandria (Virginia) Seventh-day Adventist Church. The year award was selected from the 12 “eChurch of the Month” awards that were given during 2006.
Contact: www.cpcsda.org to see the winning site.
■ ENDING ECHURCH AWARDS — The eChurch Award began in 2003 as a way to recognize and encourage exceptional church web sites for churches. At the end of the year one website is chosen from the monthly winners to receive the eChurch Award of the Year.
At the close of 2006, the Office of Communication decided to end the eChurch Award program. The Office wishes to congratulate all winners and volunteers that were involved.
Contact: www.plusline.org/article.php?id=4695 to link to past winners of the eChurch Awards.
■ THE ADVENTIST MINISTRIES CONVENTION drew more than 1,000, with 775 registered attenders. Nearly 350 attended the Pre-convention Prayer Conference.
Contact: www.nadadventist.org/rssarticle.php?id=87195 for more details.
UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
! Health Ministries Summit, January 28 - February 3, Orlando, Florida – www.healthministries.org
! Andrews University Music & Worship Conference, February 1-3, Berrien Springs, Michigan – www.auworshipconference.org
! “Just Claim It” World Youth Prayer Conference – February 28 - March 3, Dallas, Texas – www.justclaimit.org
! “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conferences, March 31, April 21, May 19, September 22, in various locations, www.adventistfamilyministries.com