Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX 2007
March 2, 2007
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
■ News, Photos and Video Footage from Just Claim It Prayer Conference
■ Last Call for AHS-2 Enrollments
■ A Dish for Every Church
■ Ben Leach, Former President of Southwestern Union, Dies
■ Wayne Hooper, Voice of Prophecy Musician, Dies
■ Son of Greater New York Conference Worker Killed in Iraq
■ Two Escape Injury and Death in Serious Accident
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ JUST CLAIM IT PRAYER CONFERENCE UPDATES — You can see what all is going on at the youth conference by viewing pictures and stories at www.adventistphoto.com and video footage at www.justclaimit.org.
■ FINAL CALL FOR AHS-2 ENROLLMENTS — AHS2, Loma Linda University, needs another 5,000 surveys to top the 100,000 mark. Every survey is precious! Even one more participant could make all the difference. Each one makes a valuable contribution to health research and the mission of the church. It is not necessary to be the picture of health to participate. It is vitally important for the Adventist Health Study to attain as much participation as possible. If a survey form has been lost, AHS2 will send another. Encourage your leaders and members over 29 years old to complete the survey this week! It’s not too late to join or request a replacement survey form.
■ A DISH FOR EVERY CHURCH— The more connected Adventists are, the more we can share our faith. Satellite evangelism is an effective way of sharing, and involves the pastor and church members in both the church and dish-equipped homes. Every year there are more satellite evangelism and outreach events.
Adventist Satellite (www.Adventistsat.com) is the official distribution partner for the Hope Channel and Esperanza TV with distribution offices in the US, Canada and Mexico, as well as for the GC and the Inter-American Division. Inexpensive satellite dishes will receive Hope TV, Esperanza, 3ABN, and more.
Conferences should call to make special bulk buys for their churches. Adventist Satellite’s goal is to install a unit in every church. The more churches and homes that have the systems, the more that will invite people to events like the NET series.
Contact: 866-552-6882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ BEN E. LEACH, FORMER SOUTHWESTERN UNION PRESIDENT, DIED February 26, at the age of 87, in Woodville, Texas. President of the Southwestern Union Conference from 1966 - 1985, he served the Adventist Church for 40 years as a pastor and administrator before retiring in 1985. After serving as a pastor in Ohio, New England, and Texas, he was elected Texas Conference president in 1958 where he served until his election as the Southwestern Union president.
Memorial service will be March 3 at the Keene, Texas church.
Contact: www.southwesternadventist.org for more information.
■ WAYNE HOOPER, LEGENDARY ADVENTIST COMPOSER and King's Heralds Quartet baritone, died February 28, at his home in Newbury Park, California, at the age of 86. In lieu of flowers the church family is invited to remember his contribution to Adventist hymnody and the GC Session theme song this Sabbath by 1) Singing his trademark song, "We Have This Hope;" 2) Contributing to the Wayne Hooper Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are pending.
■ THE SON OF DAVID CADAVERO, JONATHAN, age 24, was killed by a roadside bomb Tuesday while serving as a medic in Iraq. David Cadavero is the superintendent of schools for the Greater New York Conference.
■ ESCAPED INJURY AND DEATH — Max Torkelsen and Jon Corder, Upper Columbia Conference president and secretary, were on their way to Walla Walla, Washington for a meeting when they hit a patch of ice and lost control of their vehicle, which rolled and landed on it's top. The Ford Explorer was totaled but there were no serious injuries.
"God is good and we praise His name for His deliverance. Life is precious and fragile. Live each day to its maximum potential," said Torkelsen.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
! ACS & Health Ministries Institute, March 8-11, Huntsville, Alabama -- www.plusline.org
! “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
! Addictions Conference, “Freedom to Live,” July 12-15, Andrews University – www.nadhealthministries.org
! Adventist Urban Congress, July 22-27, Huntsville, Alabama – www.plusline.org/events.php
! Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries Annual International Convention, 60th Anniversary Celebration, August 1-4, Louisville, Kentucky. www.asiministries.org
! 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