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August 22, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America

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■ Pre-Retirement Seminars for Church Workers
■ Send a Personal Video Farewell Message to Melashenkos
■ La Esperanza es Jesus
■ “The Amazing Adventure” Satellite Evangelism for Kids
■ Health Summit West/Spanish 2008
■ 2008 SONscreen Film Festival VI Award Winners
■ No English NET Evangelism Series in 2009
■ Check the News Stories on www.nadadventist.org
■ Upcoming Event


■  THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT? If you are approaching retirement age and haven't had the chance to attend one of the Pre-Retirement Seminars from the NAD Retirement Office in person, ask your Union/Conference Secretary or your Human Resources office about a Pre-Retirement broadcast on August 28, 2-6 pm Pacific Time. The plan is to both broadcast on the Hope Church Channel and stream on The Adventist Channel for church workers in NAD.

 For Internet Streaming: Click on the “Pre-Retirement Event” link at www.nadadventist.org/ret.

■ SEND A VIDEO FAREWELL MESSAGE TO LONNIE AND JEANNIE MELASHENKO in time for their farewell reception, September 11, 3-5 p.m., at the Adventist Media Center. It’s simple if you have access to a web cam and the Internet. A special video tribute site is being set up on the new Adventist social networking site, SDALink, where you can upload your personal messages instantly. Several will be selected and played at reception. If you can’t be there in person, send your video greeting! It’s the first time this technology has been used at an NAD-sponsored event!

 Contact: www.SDALink.com/group/lonnie/ and follow the simple instructions. Church groups and individuals may participate in this event as we thank Lonnie and Jeannie for their dedicated service to the Voice of Prophecy and wish them well in their new responsibilities at the Kettering Health Network.

■ LA ESPERANZA ES JESUS — More than 1,000 people attended every evening Part 1 of the Spanish NET 2008 meetings. They were uplinked from Chicago and ended August 17. Part 2 will be shown live from Phoenix on the Esperanza Channel, September 13-20, 7:30-9 p.m. PST/MST. It will be rebroadcast the next day at 8:30-10:00 pm EDT.

■ SATELLITE EVANGELISM, “THE AMAZING ADVENTURE” FOR REACHING KIDS — Amazing Facts cares about kids and are broadcasting this special series September 12-20, just for kids. It will be broadcast live via satellite around the world on 3ABN. If you don’t have a satellite dish watch it at www.AmazingFacts.org.

■ HEALTH SUMMIT WEST/SPANISH, 2008 — The NAD, Pacific Union and Loma Linda School of Public Health  announce the first Spanish health certification training program, October 18-19, in La Sierra, California. "Tell the World Christ Brings Health and Wholeness" will present featured speaker Jose Rojas. Six "train-the-trainer" health seminars will be conducted. 

 Contact: www.nadhealthsummit.com for more information.

■ THE 2008 SONSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL VI AWARD WINNERS and excerpts from their films can be viewed at www.sonscreen.com/article.php?id=25.

 The 2009 SONscreen Festival will be held April 16-18 at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California. 

■ NO ENGLISH NET EVANGELISM SERIES IN 2009, Year of Evangelism, because pastors and leaders on all levels are being asked to hold live meetings.

 All staff members of the Carolina Conference conducted evangelistic meetings during October 2007 and will again conduct meetings in their own conference during the NAD Year of Evangelism.

 Contact: www.yearofevangelism.com for resources.


 ■ LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING STORIES AND MORE, currently on the Division website at www.nadadventist.org:

  * Adventist takes the gold at Olympics in Beijing
  * ASI $8 Million Offering 400% Increase for One-Day Churches



 A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division. For a continually updated, more complete list, go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=280.

  Make a Difference and be Blessed!” September 4-7 –  www.plusline.org 

  K.I.D. Training, September 7-9, Collegedale, TN - www.KidsInDiscipleship.org

  Spanish NET 2008, "La Esperanza es Jesús," Part 2, September 13-20, Phoenix, AZ - www.laesperanzaesjesus.org

• “From This Day Forward/Phoenix” Marriage Conference, September 27, Phoenix, AZ - www.adventistfamilyministries.com

• 4th National Conference on Innovation, 20-Year Celebration, October 5-7, Columbus OH -  www.sdapartnersininnovation.org



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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