Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
Friday FAX, 02-27-09
February 13, 2009
A News and Information Service for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
■ NAD Adult Sabbath School Summit, April 24-25, in Silver Spring, Md.
■ How Did Jesus Celebrate Passover? New DVD Docudrama for Easter and Passover Season
■ Remember the Blind in Your Outreach. Free Help and Resources
■ Andrews University Seeking Public Comments for Accreditation Evaluation
■ Oklahoma Tornado Destroyed Ardmore Adventist Academy
■ Upcoming Events
— RESOURCES —
■ THE NAD ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMIT will be held April 24-25 in Silver Spring, Md. Read all about it in this week’s editorial by NAD Adult Ministries Director J. Alfred Johnson.
■ SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR EASTER AND PASSOVER SEASON — Try a dynamic 45-minute docudrama, “The Ultimate Passover.” It covers Passover from the first one in Egypt, to Jerusalem and the time of Jesus 2000 years ago, as well as modern Passovers. Included are bonus features such as Passover music, Passover jokes, recipes, a printable Haggada (Jewish Heritage Scripture Study Book) with instructions for holding a Passover service, and more. See a one-minute trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu-F0vmvBCU or a nine-minute portion at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyqNr4zhxO0&feature=channel which was recorded early in the DVD's creation.
The Ultimate Passover DVD is on sale in February for $16 +S/H (reg. $20). Get the DVD plus the Jewish Heritage Scripture Study Book, $33 +S/H; 10 or more DVDs/$15 ea.+S/H. Additional Jewish heritage items can take 4-5 weeks to receive. Plan ahead!
Contact: www.JewishHeritage.net or call 800-328-0525.
■ REMEMBER THE BLIND — When you hold outreach meetings Christian Record Services (CRS) can send letters of invitation to every blind person who lives in the given community. You can give CRS your evangelistic schedule for 2009 and they will automatically send letters of invitation.
CRS also has 6-7 sets of Bible courses in Braille and large print which serve very well as nightly handouts for the vision impaired.
Contact: David Klinedinst, at 402-488-0981, Ext 246, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Both the Bible lessons and the mailing promotion are free.
■ ANDREWS UNIVERSITY IS SEEKING COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, March 22–25. The team, representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, will review the Andrew’s ongoing ability to meet the Commis-sion’s Criteria for Accreditation. Its accreditation is at the doctoral degree level and includes degree sites at various other locations around the world.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university. Send to: Public Comment on Andrews University, The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing and signed. Comments cannot be treated as confidential.
All comments must be received by February 22.
— INSIDE SCOOP —
■ TORNADO DESTROYED ARDMORE ADVENTIST ACADEMY — The unseasonable EF4 tornado that ripped through Lone Grove, Okla. Tuesday also tore through Ardmore where it destroyed 24 homes and the Ardmore Adventist Academy. The roof is gone, and only parts of the front and back walls are still standing. The pecan grove owned by the school was also wiped out. No vehicles or people were at the school at the time, so no one was injured or killed. Efforts to get to the school were hampered until Wednesday afternoon due to downed power lines and large trees.
Adventist Community Services is setting up a 16-foot trailer next to the school with supplies to serve the community.
— UPCOMING EVENTS —
For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350
• 1st Annual Adventist Muslim Relations Summit/East, Collegedale, TN, Feb 13-15 – http://amfaatlanta.com
• FEBRUARY 14-21 IS CHRISTIAN HOME AND MARRIAGE WEEK. See http://tinyurl.com/caoo3r for more information.
• 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
• West Coast Worship Conference, Mar 4-7, Simi Valley, CA – www.westcoastworshipconference.com
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Pacific Union, Mar 7, Los Angeles, CA – www.innovation2009.com
• Children's Ministries Training, Mar 13-15, Lone Star Camp, Athens, TX (CANCELLED)
• Children's Ministries Training, Mar 20-22, NY -- www.childmin.com