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February 20, 2009
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■Today is FINAL Deadline for SONscreen Entries
■ Not a Scam
■ Register by March 2 for SEEDS ‘09 Best Rate
■ Music Auditions for GC Session 2010 Submission Deadline is March 31
■ Texas Children’s Ministries Training Rescheduled
■ Vacation Bible School Program Suggestions
■ Satellite Dish Update May Be Needed by Some
■ Upcoming Events


THE NAD ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMIT will be held April 24-25 in Silver Spring, Md. Read all about it in last week’s editorial by NAD Adult Ministries Director J. Alfred Johnson.

 FINAL DEADLINE TODAY — 2009 SONSCREEN Film Festival VII entries need to be postmarked by this Friday, Feb. 20.

 Contact: www.sonscreen.com for rules, entry forms and ticket information.

■ NOT A SCAM — Letters about a laptop theft and an offer from Kroll Fraud Solutions has been circulated to active and retired church employees. These letters are legitimate.

 Contact: www.retfaq.org or call 800-588-9839 for more information.

■ SEEDS 09, JUNE 8-13:  REGISTER BY MARCH 2 FOR THE BEST RATES — This powerful, multi-faceted SEEDS Conference, “A Light in Every City, Town and Village,” offers equipping, resources and networking for all levels of church planting including introductory seminars, beginners pre-launch to 1-year post launch, and Church Planter Connect for the experienced planters.

 The Reunion for Small Group and Cell Church will celebrate on Sabbath what God is doing worldwide and take a look to the future. Other SEEDS features include World Religions in North America, House Church Summit, and the evening series by Dr. Paul Ratsara: Faith . . . Where God’s Power Prevails.

 Contact: www.nadei.org to register and for an overview of the entire conference. Individual, church or conference groups, student, and spouse rates available. Call 800 255-7568 for additional information.

■ MUSIC FOR GC SESSION 2010 — The deadline for submission of selections from the Division to the GC Music Committee is March 31. Anyone who would like to perform at GC Session needs to submit their entry by then. If your conference has outstanding musicians, pass this information to them right away.

 Contact: www.gcsession.org/music/index.html for guidelines, application and additional information.

■ THE CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES TRAINING previously scheduled for Mar 13-15, at the Lone Star Camp in Athens, Tex., has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for October.

■ VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) FOR 2009 — Churches may be looking for a VBS program to use this year. NAD Children’s Ministries Director Phyllis Washington, is recommending ADRA’s Adventures for Kids. It is FREE and can be downloaded from the ADRA website (http://tinyurl.com/cv566g) or received on a disk with all of the information on it.

 The Review and Herald is offering the Kids In the Kitchen VBS for a discounted price. Order through local Adventist Book Centers or at www.adventistbookcenter.com

  KGCN the new R&H VBS will be ready in October to help with a head start for 2010. 

 ■ SATELLITE DISHES UP-TO-DATE? — Older systems purchased before last year will need to be updated in order to receive SafeTV®. Viewers will need to subscribe to SkyAngel IPTV service and have required IPTV set top box and High-Speed Internet subscription or have a  Glorystar Satellite System (www.safe.glorystar.tv) to receive SafeTV for free via satellite. Some viewers may need to upgrade their systems in order to receive all available Adventist channels.

 “God's Three Greatest Gifts," a LIVE event on SafeTV, Apr 3-5, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. CT, will feature Monte Church, Dwight Nelson and Lonnie Melashenko. They will discuss God's gifts of Creation, Salvation, and Redemption and Eternal Life. It will be hosted by Carlos Pardeiro, President/CEO of SafeTV.


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

• 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

• Adventist Campus Chaplains Conference, Mar 18-24, Lincoln, NE – www.adventistchaplains.org

• Children's Ministries Training, Mar 20-22, NY – www.childmin.com

• RE:FRAME Training, Mar 20-22, Thousand Oaks, CA – www.reframe.info

• Andrews University Music & Worship Conference, Mar 26-28, Berrien Springs, MI – www.auworshipconference.org

•• Young Adventist Haitians in America (YAHA) Convention, Mar 26-29, Savannah, GA –– raghnild.vargas@nad.adventist.org (Postponed until November)

• Children's Ministries Training, Apr 3-5,  Cohutta Springs, Crandall, GA – www.childmin.com

• K.I.D. University, Apr 3-5, Portland, OR – www.kidsindiscipleship.org


Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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