Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX 2007
February 9, 2007
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ ACS and Health Ministries Institute, March 8-11
■ Marriage and Family Seminar, March 31
■ Churches Praying for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
■ Disconnecting Old Phone Number for Church Highway Signs
■ Seven in “07
■ SONscreen V 2007, April 12-14
■ First Singles International Short-Term Mission Trip
■ Distribute Friday FAX to All Union and Conference Workers
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ TEAMING UP FOR ONE GREAT INSTITUTE — Adventist Community Services and Health Ministries Departments are combining energies to inspire and equip Health Ministries and ACS leaders, March 8-11 in Huntsville, Alabama at Oakwood College. Early bird registration ends February 15. Anyone with a passion for ministry to their community through health or other community services is invited.
Contact: http://www.plusline.org/eventdetail.php?id=229 for details and to register.
■ THE NEXT MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SEMINAR will be held March 31, in San Antonio, Texas. Deadline for registration is February 16. Go to strengthen or repair your marriage, and to have fun.
■ IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE IN ALL THE CHURCHES PRAYING AT THE SAME TIME for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! “Operation Global Rain” is a grass roots movement begun in by a few churches in the Northern California Conference, and is sweeping across the division. The “main event” is planned for July 7 (7/7/07) but conferences and pastors might want to do some advance preparation.
Contact: www.operationglobalrain.com to learn more about it and to register as a participating conference or church. Currently posted in 9 languages – Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English.
■ “NEW” PHONE NUMBER FOR CHURCH HIGHWAY SIGNS — Many churches are still using an old phone number for information and ordering the church highway signs. The old number (for Marvin Reeder) is being disconnected.
Please give the new contact information for church highway signs to all your churches.
Contact: Danny McDonald at 423-762-2881 or 423-396-3674 during regular work hours ET.
■ SEVEN IN ‘07 is an inclusive ministry initiative of the North American Division that was initiated by NAD President Don Schneider. The goal is for every church member in 2007 to reach 7 more people than they originally planned or ordinarily would with a ministry of their own choosing. Members could hand out 7 more booklets or tracts, invite 7 more people to church or outreach events, visit 7 more people in prison or hospitals than they would ordinarily. The choice of ministry is up to them.
■ SONSCREEN V 2007 will be held April 12-14 at the Adventist Media Center. SONscreen offers the opportunity for young Adventist videographers and filmers to show what they can do, and for the church to nurture them in their craft, career development and spiritual life. There will be workshops, panel discussions and presentations, and screenings of this year’s entries, an awards ceremony, and more.
Contact: www.SONscreen.com to learn more about it. Encourage your talented youth to send in their entries. Deadline for entries, March 13. Download the Rules and Usage Agreement. Join SONscreen’s “eCommunity.” Online registration available at www.plusline.org.
■ THE FIRST SINGLES INTERNATIONAL SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP is planned for February 22 - March 5, to Aquiraz, in NE Brazil.
Contact: 800-400-0023 or www.missionserv.org.
■ PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT FRIDAY FAX IS DISTRIBUTED to everyone in your conference office, or that they are told how to subscribe personally (go to www.nadadventist.org). It is the North American Division newsletter and is specifically intended for union and conference administrators and departmental leaders. Many conferences forward it on to their pastors and ministry specialists. You can freely use the information in Friday FAX, in its entirety or selected segments, in your departmental and conference newsletters.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
! “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conferences, March 31, April 21, May 19, September 22, in various locations, www.adventistfamilyministries.com
! Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Level I, May 6-11; Level II, October 14-19; both at Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland -- www.plusline.org
! Adventist Single Adult Ministries – July 5-7, Orlando, Florida www.plusline.org and www.pursueyourpassion2007.com
! Adventist Urban Congress, July 22-27, Huntsville, Alabama – www.plusline.org/events.php
! Adult Ministries Festival Of The Laity – September 26-29, Orlando, Florida, www.festivalofthelaity.com
! 3rd Annual United Christian Artists Association’s Music Conference, September 27-29, Baltimore, Maryland – www.ucaaonline.org
! Denver First Worship and the Arts Conference, October 25-27, Denver, Colorado – www.denverfirstsda.org/worship