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Friday FAX, 09-21-07
September 21, 2007
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■ Live Streaming of Festival General Sessions
■ Urgent Notice to Send to Pastors and Churches
■ New Certification Program for Adventist Communication Professionals
■ “Out of Thin Air” Well Advertised, Begins Next Week
■ Register Soon for “HeartQuest” NET 2007
■ Adventist World Now Online
■ Halloween Treats
■ Upcoming Event


■ THE FESTIVAL OF THE LAITY GENERAL SESSIONS WILL BE STREAMED, live, over the Internet, facilitated by Allegheny East Media.
 Contact: www.festivalofthelaity.com for details about keynote speakers and to link to the streaming sessions. The "streaming" schedule, September 26-29, in EDT is: Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.; Thursday, 8:17 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 8:17 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.; Sabbath, 9:00 a.m.,10:50 a.m., and 3:55 p.m.

■  PLEASE NOTIFY ALL OF YOUR PASTORS AND MEMBERS NOW, before it’s too late to act! Do you have a full-power Adventist radio station in your conference? A short and rare window of time is opening, October 12-19, for applying for a radio frequency for a noncommercial station. Many pastors and members have not yet heard of this opportunity.

 Technical and legal help are available to help with applying for and starting a radio station. Most of the desirable frequencies are expected to be taken in this October’s filing window. The estimated cost for preparing and filing an application is US$4,000- $6,000.

 Contact: LifeTalk at 800-775-4673 / email office@lifetalk.net; or Don Martin at dempc@prodigy.net / 703-642-2344 for assistance and information. Both are on Eastern time. More information is posted in the August 17 Friday FAX at  www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=245.

■ NEW CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR ADVENTIST COMMUNICATION professionals — Six tracks of certification are planned for enhancing communication skills of professionals.

 Contact: www.adventistcommunicator.org/article.php?id=66 for more information.

“OUT OF THIN AIR” BEGINS NEXT WEEK — It Is Written's 4-night series about the creation/evolution debate begins Friday, September 28! If a church hasn't registered as a host site, there is still time. Resources needed for a successful event are on the host website. Now that TV, newspaper and magazine ads, including Christianity Today, are running across the US and Canada, people are looking for a site near them. Don’t let seekers in your area miss out.

 Contact: 877-507-3239 or visit www.thinairevent.com/host to learn more and sign up.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE “HEARTQUEST” SERIES — "Heartquest: Finding the One Who has loved you all along” with Faith for Today Speaker Mike Tucker, is designed to appeal to those who might not respond to traditional evangelism. People are encouraged to show it in their homes and invite in their neighbors and friends. It can also be shown in a church or large group setting. It will include 12 evening meetings, October 19 - November 3, at 7:00 pm CT, PT and 8:00 pm ET, MT, plus a Sabbath morning broadcast October 27, at 11:00 am CT on the Hope Channel.
 Follow-up study guides are available on the HeartQuest website for use as either one-on-one Bible study guides or in small group settings to help prepare participants for baptism.

 Eight different gift books are suggested as giveaways. They are listed at the HeartQuest host website.

 Contact: www.HeartQuest.info/host  for details and to register.

ADVENTIST WORLD IS NOW ONLINE with six issues posted so far, in English, Chinese and Korean. Plans are to have Spanish issues posted by December 1, and Portuguese and French early in 2008.

 Contact:  www.adventistworld.org.

HALLOWEEN TREATS — “The Little Treasures” sharing tracts are perfect for giving away. They are entitled Romper Escapes (Forgiveness), The Great Dog Rescue (Salvation), A Miracle for Tangy (Prayer), and Saving Domino (Honesty). Each one includes information on how to sign up for children’s Bible lessons.

 Contact: Your local Adventist Book Center or www.AdventistBookCenter.com. Cost: US$7.99/100.


 A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division

• “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conferences, September 22, Denver, Colorado -- www.ftdf2007.org 

• Adult Ministries Festival Of The Laity – September 26-29, Orlando, Florida,

• Vervent Worship Conference: 3rd Annual United Christian Artists Association’s Music and Worship Conference, September 27-29, Baltimore, Maryland – www.ucaaonline.org 

• “Out of Thin Air” 4-day satellite series with Shawn Boonstra, September 28-October 1,

• National Conference on Innovation, September 30 to October 2, Columbus, Ohio – www.sdapartnersininnovation.org  

• Society of Adventist Communicators Convention, October 11-14, Nashville, Tennessee – www.plusline.org/events.php and www.adventistcommunicator.org/index.php 

• Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program, Level II, October 14-19, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland --

• NET 2007, “HeartQuest: Finding the One Who Has Loved You All Along,” Satellite direct-to-church event with Mike Tucker, October 19 - November 3,

• Vervent Worship and the Arts Conference, October 25-27, Denver, Colorado –

• Children’s Ministries Convention, November 8-11, Loma Linda, California – www.plusline.org; http://gofishconference.net

• Cruise With a Mission, December 16-23, Carribean cruise: Florida, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico – www.cruisewithamission.org

• Christmas Mission Trip, "Impact Taiwan," December 24, 2007 - January 5, 2008 – http://www.wcycs.org/main/main.asp


Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch


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