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September 26, 2008
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America

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■ Increasing Large-scale Disasters = Decreasing Funds
■ Thirteenth Sabbath Offering Recipients in NAD
     • VOAR
     • LifeTalk Radio
■ LeaderShaping Conference for Women
■ Perils of Harry Potter and Witchcraft for Halloween
■ “Travelogues” – New on The Adventist Channel
■ Correction – InStep for Life Fitness Challenge
■ New Address for Lake Union
■ Upcoming Events.



■ THE INCREASING NUMBER OF LARGE-SCALE DISASTERS IS TAKING A TOLL on the ability of volunteer organizations to respond. Adventist Community Services needs your help in order to be able to continue to help others.

 Please forward this information to all the churches in your conference. A new bulletin insert is now posted at www.adventistcommunityservices.org. Many churches did not receive the notice about the one that was sent last week, so please be faithful to give them this information.

■ THIRTEENTH SABBATH OFFERING —  Members are calling and writing to ask for information for 13th Sabbath Offering appeals. Encourage your local churches to make a very special13th Sabbath Offering appeal this Sabbath. The Adventist® Mission DVDs contain excellent material for presentation. This quarter’s offering will go for expanding the reach and influence of two radio outreach ministries:

• VOAR, our only Adventist-owned radio station in Canada, has a very special and exciting opportunity to spread its reach from its location in Newfoundland to all across Canada with the use of low-cost repeaters or rebroadcast stations. One-fourth of the 13th Sabbath Offering will subsidize the building of 35 low-power radio station throughout Canada.

LifeTalk Radio (LTR) provides satellite programming, enabling churches in small and large communities to have an inexpensive 24/7 Adventist radio presence by assisting them to set up low-power radio stations. Funds will help the continued operation of the radio network that provides more than 100 radio stations across North America with quality programming including some NPR stations. In addition, on the Internet Lifetalk provides three radio feeds to Live365.com where Lifetalk's channel for children ranks higher in streaming hours than that provided by Disney. Lifetalk is a vibrant network of radio, Internet, and satellite feeds that warrants the financial support of those who value media ministry. 

■ LEADERSHAPING CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN — Shape your soul and your career at a dynamic new 2-in-1 conference weekend October 31 to November 2 at Andrews University.

  Friday evening and Sabbath be inspired by "Women & the Word" – fresh relevant studies of Bible women and themes related to women.

 Sunday features practical workshops for career and professional growth. Don't miss the keynote address: "Transforming your Career to Connect with your Passion."

 Contact: www.plusline.org to register or call 800-732-7587. For more information visit: www.leadershaping.blogspot.com

■ “PERILS OF HARRY POTTER AND WITCHCRAFT" is perfect for Halloween giveaways.

 Contact: www.whitehorsemedia.com/products/details.cfm?prod=63.

■ “TRAVELOGUES” IS NEW ON THE ADVENTIST CHANNEL — It’s a new category under "Adventist Mission.” Check out the show called "Making Waves" and leave some feedback.

 Contact: www.theadventistchannel.org.

■ CORRECTION — The September 5 special edition of Friday FAX gave the incorrect name for the InStep for Life Fitness Challenge. The online edition has been corrected if you would like to download it.

 Contact: www.nadadventist.org/go/fridayfax


■ NEW P.O. BOX FOR THE LAKE UNION CONFERENCE — The new P.O. Box 287 replaces P.O. Box C. Please change your records to reflect this new address, effective immediately, and inform people in your organization. 

For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=280

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

• Society of Adventist Communicators Convention, October 9-12, Denver, CO - www.adventistcommunicator.org

Spanish “From This Day Forward” Marriage Conference, October 11, NYC -–  www.adventistfamilyministries.com 

Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program Level II, October 12-17, Gladstone, OR, www.plusline.org 

Health Summit West, October 17-20, Loma Linda CA - www.plusline.org

NET 2008, with Mark Finley live via satellite, October 24 - November 29, Forest Lake Church, Apopka, FL - www.acn.info

Women & the Word and LeaderShaping '08, 2-in-1 conference, October 31 - November 2, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI - www.leadershaping.blogspot.com and www.plusline.org

• “From This Day Forward/Seattle” Marriage Conference, November 8, Seattle, WA –  www.adventistfamilyministries.com 

UCAA 4th Annual Music Conference, November 13-15, Nashville, Tennessee - ucaa@ucaaonline.org 

NAD Adventist Association of Camping Professionals, December 4-6, Place: TBD, http://www.adventistcamps.org



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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