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January 30, 2009
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America

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■ Important Notice about NAD Email Availability
■ First Friday FAX Editorial – Family Ministries and February 14-21
■ Developing a User-Friendly Church – New Adventist Preaching DVD
■ New Multi-Language Feature for Adventist Mission DVDs
■ The Adventist Channel in the iTunes New and Notable Section
■ Offertory Readings Now in English, Spanish and Portuguese
■ Healthy Vacation and CEUs at Sea
■ Gifted Hands - NEW Movie on Ben Carson Starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
■ Upcoming Events


■ IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NAD EMAIL AVAILABILITY — The North American Division will be switching email servers over the weekend of Feb 6-8. This means that no one having an NAD email account will be able to receive or send email beginning Thursday, Feb 5, at 6:00 p.m. (EST) and continuing through Monday morning, Feb 9. This will be true if everything goes according to plan.

 If you send an email to an NAD account, the recipient will not be able to view or respond to your email during this period of time. Email sent to NAD accounts during this period of time will be stored for delivery on Monday, Feb 9. If the matter is urgent, some other method of communication will need to be used during this period.

■ FEBRUARY 14-21 IS CHRISTIAN HOME AND MARRIAGE WEEK on the NAD Calendar of Special Days — See what NAD Family Ministries Director Willie Oliver has to say about this on the first Friday FAX editorial of the year at http://tinyurl.com/caoo3r.

■ DEVELOPING A USER-FRIENDLY CHURCH — New Adventist Preaching DVD Vol 23, with 5 sermons by Elder Gordon Bietz. Each sermon ends with an illustration from Dr. Bietz' Fenton Forest Friends. Also included: a student-conducted interview and a walking tour of Southern Adventist University.

 Contact: AdventSource, 800-328-0525 or order online at www.AdventistPreaching.com.

■ ADVENTIST MISSION DVD — New and Improved: The Adventist Mission DVD now contains an important new multi-language feature.  Just click on English, Francais, Espanol, or Portugues for the version of your choice.  This means that many more members can see how their mission offerings are actively working to help spread the gospel around the world.  Each DVD contains a 13th Sabbath feature, several additional stories from the world field, a children’s story, and a music video.  At a time when churches are facing financial challenges, it is important to note that the video is free to every church in the North American Division. 

 The Adventist Mission DVD is filmed and produced by professionals at the world church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.  If you are not receiving the DVD, please contact www.AdventistMission.org.

■ THE ADVENTIST CHANNEL (TAC) MADE IT TO THE NEW AND NOTABLE section of the iTunes Store in the Religion and Spirituality Video Podcast section last week.

■ OFFERTORY READINGS ARE AVAILABLE in English, Spanish and Portuguese at www.adventiststewardship.org/offertoryreadings.html with the offering schedule and an explanation of the recommended Personal Giving Plan.

■ VACATION AND CEUs AT SEA:  “How Healthy Are You...Really?” —  This 6-hour CEU workshop is based on the principles of health supported by the Adventist Health Study and other research findings. It is designed to provide health care professionals and others with eight basic principles for health improvement, health maintenance, and prevention of lifestyle related diseases.

 The 7-day cruise offered by Loma Linda University and Medical Center staff will sail the Western Caribbean July 26 to Aug 2.

 Contact: www.llu.edu/llu/sahp/cruise/2009.html for more information.  Deposit deadline is Feb 12.


■ GIFTED HANDS, A NEW MOVIE BASED ON THE LIFE OF BEN CARSON and starring Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will be shown on TNT Feb 7 at 8 pm ET. 



For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350

FEBRUARY 14-21 IS CHRISTIAN HOME AND MARRIAGE WEEK. See http://tinyurl.com/caoo3r for more information.

• 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

• 1st Annual Adventist Muslim Relations Summit/East, Collegedale, TN, Feb 13-15 – http://amfaatlanta.com  

• Children's Ministries Training, Feb 27-Mar 1, Owahu, HI – www.childmin.com



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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