Archived Friday Faxes
February 8, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
■ Funds Needed for Response in Wake of Storms
■ HeartQuest Evangelistic Series Available on DVD
■ Adventist Preaching Series Features GC President Jan Paulsen
■ SONscreen Festival Extends Film Entry Deadline
■ URGENT – Your Voice and Prayers Needed for Religious Liberty
■ Jan Paulsen Discusses Church History and Growth on Bloomberg TV
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ FUNDS NEEDED FOR RESPONSE IN WAKE OF STORMS — Adventist Community Services is on the scene with disaster relief following the worst tornado outbreak in 25 years in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. More than 50 were killed and hundreds injured. So far we know of one Adventist family in Arkansas that lost their home. There are no reports of churches or members’ homes damaged in Gulf States Conference.
Funds are needed to assist in the relief. No clothing or water are needed.
Contact: www.communityservices.org or call 800-381-7171 to donate.
■ THE HEARTQUEST EVANGELISTIC SERIES AVAILABLE ON DVD –13 NET 2007 programs on five discs. — Churches or individuals who missed this ground-breaking series can now share the messages with friends and family. HeartQuest, with the basic beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists presented in the light of the Gospel, was designed to appeal specifically to postmoderns. It shows the value of each doctrine as a tool in our journey toward intimacy with God and “Finding the One Who Has Loved Us All Along.”
Contact: AdventSource at www.AdventSource.com /800-328-0525 or Seminars Unlimited, 800-982-3344. Cost: US$59.95.
■ ADVENTIST PREACHING, VOL 19 FEATURES GC PRESIDENT JAN PAULSEN — “Almost Home: Completing the Journey,” includes five sermons selected from Paulsen's addresses during his years as president of the world church. During his tenure as president, he has traveled to all 13 world church divisions to encourage and inspire our members in mission and to uphold one another in faithful witness. Since it is not possible for him to visit every church or camp meeting, his messages are being made available to you on DVD.
■SONSCREEN FESTIVAL EXTENDS FILM ENTRY DEADLINE to February 11. A late submission fee will be added to late entries. The Festival will be held April 10-12, at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California.
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ URGENT — PRAYERS AND 20,000 LETTERS (OR MORE) NEEDED BEFORE TUESDAY — Everyone is needed to send a letter to their state senator and house representative before Tuesday, February 12, supporting the Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is working to ensure that the WRFA is defeated.
For the first time in a generation a representative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be testifying before Congress in support of the rights of Sabbath keepers and other people of faith in the workplace.
As many as possible of DC area church members and GC and NAD employees are being asked to provide a supportive presence by attending the hearings at the Rayburn House Office Building.
Contact: www.religiousliberty.info (on right frame under “Take Action Now”) where you can send a letter in less than two minutes. Also, download church bulletin inserts. Read more in the NAD News section at www.nadadventist.org.
■ GC PRESIDENT JAN PAULSEN TO APPEAR ON BLOOMBERG TV — He will be a guest on the February 11 edition of “Night Talk” with Mike Schneider on Bloomberg TV. He will participate in a 30 minute interview about the history and growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is the first time Paulsen has granted an interview with a major international television network. The show airs on the Bloomberg TV network in the U.S., Europe and Asia at 8 p.m., 10 p.m and midnight on week nights and is simulcast on Bloomberg Radio at 10 p.m.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division
• 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 -
• Seventh-day Adventist Healthcare Chaplains Association Annual Conference, March 6-12, Pittsburgh, PA - www.adventistchaplains.org
• “From This Day Forward/Miami” Marriage Conference, March 8, Miami, FL – www.adventistfamilyministries.com
• Adventist Campus Chaplains Conference, March 26 - 29, Kettering, Ohio - www.adventistchaplains.org