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January 18, 2008
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■ Get Motivation and New Ideas for Health Outreach
■ Youth Leadership Convention with Young Adult Component
■ FREE Train-the-Trainer Session for Vacation Bible School
■ SONscreen Festival 2008 Call for Entries; Tickets, 2007 DVDs Available
■ GC Session 2010 Musicians Sought
■ Upcoming Events



■ NEED MOTIVATION AND NEW IDEAS FOR HEALTH MINISTRY OUTREACH? More than 25 seminars will be taught at the Health Certification Training Program, Health Summit Orlando, “Tell the World Christ Brings Health and Wholeness.” It will be held February 1-9 in Orlando, Florida, and the registration deadline has been extended to January 29.

 Some brand new offerings this year are: Forgive to Live, Reaching Out to Your Community, Foundations of Health Ministry (college credit), Women’s Health, and Black Family Health.

 Contact: www.nadhealthsummit.com to learn more about this exciting training co-sponsored by North and Inter-American Division Departments of Health Ministry.

■ 2008 YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT/CONVENTION, February 14-17 in Dallas, Texas — Early bird registration has been extended to January 31. For the first time, the biannual Summit will include a comprehensive young adult ministry concentration offering the best practices, dynamic worship, and experiential learning experiences for those passionate about discipling young adults. Important issues, such as sexuality, postmodernism, social justice, spiritual formation, and campus ministry will not only be addressed, but practical solutions, relevant models, and successful initiatives will be exhibited, experienced, and exchanged.

 Contact: www.adventistyouthministries.org.

■ FREE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER VBS SESSION — February 2, at the North American Division headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Open to Vacation Bible School leaders, conference directors, local church Children's Ministries Coordinators, educators, and more!

 It's free (lunch included), and a great opportunity to preview "Castles & Crowns," this year’s VBS program produced by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in cooperation with the North American Division.

 Contact: http://childmin.com/VBS  to register online, and to learn more about “Castles and Crowns,” or phone 301-680-6425. There is no cost to attend, and those who pre-register will receive discount coupons good toward the purchase of materials.

■ SONSCREEN FESTIVAL 2008 – The call for entries for the sixth SONscreen Festival is now open. It will be held April 10-12 at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California. There will be screenings each evening of outstanding films created by talented Adventist and Christian film makers from around the nation and the global community. This year workshops will cover script writing, secrets of great cinematography, and the art of capturing the story through documentary film making. On Sabbath afternoon a panel of experts will discuss, “Behind the Scenes: The Gospel in the Trenches of Hollywood."

 Submission Deadline February 4. Late Deadline February 11  (additional fee required).

 Contact: www.sonscreen.com or 866-766-3146 for more information or for the Submission and Agreement Form, fee information, or to buy tickets and passes to attend the festival. There, you can also order the 2007 SONscreen Festival DVD which includes the winning works from student submissions.

■ GC SESSION MUSIC — The North American Division is looking for excellent music for the next General Conference Session, June 23 to July 3, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 Contact: www.gcsession.org and read the music guidelines and full details. Complete the application blank and send with all requested materials to Ron Christman at the division office.



 A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division

• Week of Devotion, “The Matchless Charms of Christ,” January 12-19, Loma Linda, California -  www.lluc.org and www.llbn.tv 

• Health Summit Orlando, February 1-9, Orlando, Florida - www.plusline.org 

• NAD Youth/Young Adult Leadership Summit/Convention, February 14-17, Dallas, Texas – http://ypac.adventistmeetings.com  

• 5th International Conference on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN) (for health professionals), March 4-6, Loma Linda, California - www.vegetariannutrition.org

• Adventist Nutrition Conference, (for anyone) March 6-8, Loma Linda, California - www.health20-20.org/article.php?id=7

• Adventist Campus Chaplains Conference, March 26 - 29, Kettering, Ohio - www.adventistchaplains.org

• “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conference, June 21, Southampton, Bermuda –  www.adventistfamilyministries.com  



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch
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