Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX, 02-27-09
FRIDAY FAXJanuary 9, 2009
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
■ No Friday FAX until January 30
■ Monday Is Last Day to Register for Prayer Conference
■ SONscreen Submission Early Deadline Is January 26
■ NEW Faith and Finance Stewardship Training Program
■ Listen to the NEW Weekend Voice from Voice of Prophecy
■ NEW Hope Church Channel (HCC) Carries Programming for Churches Only
■ More Than 8,000 Registered for Pathfinder Camporee; NEW Gold Prospecting Honor
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ THERE WILL BE NO FRIDAY FAX UNTIL JANUARY 30 due to the Ministries Convention
■ MONDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the Pre-Convention Prayer Conference, Jan. 16-18, to be held in conjunction with the Adventist Ministries Convention. Onsite registration will not be available. The schedule will cover from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday, and the US$50 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Sabbath, and breakfast on Sunday.
Contact: www.plusline.org/eventdetail.php?id=10115 to register.
■ SONSCREEN DEADLINES — Only 18 days left to take advantage of the early bird submission rate. The categories for films are: drama, comedy, animation, documentary, public service announcement, and music video. An international category is also available for entries from outside of the U.S. and a high school/academy category for students who will be eligible to win collegiate scholarships from various institutions through the Jonathan Dulan Scholarship High School Award.
Early deadline is January 26 and the final deadline is Feb. 20.
Remember the 7th Annual SONscreen Film Festival in Simi Valley, Calif., Apr 16-18.
■ FAITH AND FINANCE – FINANCIAL PLANNING WITH A FAITH FACTOR, is a brand new stewardship resource, four years in the making. It is finally available and will be introduced at the Adventist Ministries Convention next week. It is a practical 12-lesson study on the biblical principles of money management for personal or small group study and contains helpful forms and Bible study application worksheets at the end of each lesson. As the name Faith and Finance indicates, it combines Bible principles with family finance management in a changing world. What better time to present biblical stewardship principles than during the current economic crisis?
Spanish language edition will be available in the first quarter of 2009. A small group leader’s guide is sold separately.
■ LISTEN TO THE NEW WEEKEND VOICE, the Voice of Prophecy’s brand new program for weekends, which started on Jan. 1. If you don’t receive VOP in your area, you can listen online at www.vop.com. Choose mp3 or podcasts to find a program of a particular date.
■ NEW HOPE CHURCH CHANNEL (HCC) CARRIES PROGRAMMING FOR CHURCHES ONLY — There is a difference between the Hope Channel and the HCC which requires programming your dish to receive the additional channel. In the future more and more programming such as camp meetings, conferences, training events and any program not intended for general viewing audience will be carried on the Hope Church Channel.
Contact: 888-393-4673 to add the channel and to ask questions.
■ MORE THAN 8,000 ADVENTIST PATHFINDERS ARE ALREADY REGISTERED for the Courage to Stand International Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 10-15, reports the Center for Youth Evangelism.
Contact: www.AdventistYouth.org for information and to register.
A new Gold Prospecting honor will be introduced at the Camporee, to hopefully 2,000-4,000 Pathfinders.
Contact: www.pacificunionrecorder.com/108/12/37164.html to learn more.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training, Jan 16-18, Spanish “Gente Joven”/East Coast – www.innovation2009.com
• Pre-Convention Prayer Conference, Jan 16-18, Myrtle Beach, SC – www.plusline.org
• Adventist Ministries Convention 2009, Jan 18-21, Myrtle Beach, SC – www.comeseegotell.org
• 2009 Virtual Festival of the Laity, launched at Ministries Convention – DVD distribution to all churches
• Health Summit, Festival of Health, "Prayer. Faith. Wholeness," Jan 30-Feb 7, Orlando, FL – www.plusline.org/events.php
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Southern Union, Orlando, FL, Feb 6-7 – www.innovation2009.com
• ASDASA (Assoc of SDA School Adm) Plus Conference, Feb 15-17, Portland, OR – www.nadeducation.org/Feb09meetings
• Education Marketing Summit, Feb18-19, Portland, OR – www.nadeducation.org/Feb09meetings
• Children's Ministries Training, Feb 20-22, Colorado Springs, CO – www.childmin.com
• K.I.D. University, Feb 22-25, Collegedale, TN – www.kidsindiscipleship.org/article.php?id=8