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April 17, 2009
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■ Ministry Seminar Moved to Hope Channel
■ Attend Adult Sabbath School Summit “Live” on the Internet
■ “FOOD: What a Waist...” with Special Guest from NBC’s Biggest Loser
■ “Living with Hope” Evangelistic Materials Available for Download
■ Only 2 Weeks Left to Register at Early Bird Rate for SEEDS
■ Southern Deaf Fellowship Began as Church Plant
■ Upper Columbia Conference’s New Street Address
■ Upcoming Events



■ MINISTRY SEMINAR MOVED TO HOPE CHANNEL — The Ministry Professional Growth Seminar (PGS) will be broadcast on the Hope Channel and not the Hope Church Channel, as previously advertised. Time and date of the Ministry PGS broadcast will remain the same: Tuesday Apr 21, 1:00-4:30 p.m. EDT.

 Contact 888-446-7388 for technical support.

■ VIEW NAD ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL SUMMIT “LIVE” ON THE INTERNET — Friday, Apr 24, 6:45-9:00 p.m., and Sabbath, Apr 25, 8:45 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

 Contact: www.nadadultministries.org to watch. Communicate in “real time” with the Summit at sabbathschoolsummit@nad.adventist.org.

■ SUMMER SCHOOL OF ADDICTIONS (SSA), MAY 4–7, ANDREWS UNIVERSITY — "FOOD: What a Waist! A New Look at the Consequences of Obesity, its Prevention and Treatment” will be the focus this year. Learn directly from professionals in the fields of nutrition, bariatric surgery, religion, psychology, sociology, medicine, public health and government.

 The special guest will be Bernie Salazar, NBC's “Biggest Loser” the Season 5 at-home winner. Speakers include: Evelyn Cole-Kissinger, Vicki Griffin, Michael Schuhknecht and others.
 A total of 1–3 academic credits BHSC438-001, BHSC648-001, SWOK438-001, SWOK648-001 or 24 clock hours for continuing education are available.

 Contact: www.andrews.edu/cas/behavioral/summer or email hansond@andrews.edu for more information.

■ “LIVING WITH HOPE”EVANGELISTIC SEMINAR MATERIALS from the NAD Church Resource Center are now available for pre-release download at www.livingwithhopeseminar.com. This complete 16-part Bible seminar sharing fundamental Seventh-day Adventist® beliefs is ideal to use in a worship service, small group, evening meetings or any combination. The series is available at no charge to every church in the NAD and includes sermon manuscripts and outlines, editable sermon slides, participant handouts, decision cards, marketing materials, event manual and evangelism training handbook.

 Contact: Dave Gemmell at 301-680-6699 if you have questions.

■ JUST TWO WEEKS TO REGISTER FOR SEEDS 09 BEFORE THE RATES GO UP — This is your personal invitation to come with your team to SEEDS 09, June 10-13 at Andrews University. Attend: Church Planter Connect: What strategies are helping church plants grow?  Basic Church Planting: What’s important as we start new work?  Intro to Church Planting: Should we plant a new congregation? What do we need to consider?

 Don’t miss the evening sessions: Faith . . . Where God’s Power Prevails, with Dr. Paul Ratsara.

 Contact: www.nadei.org to see all topics, seminars, and other information. Questions? Call 800-255-7568.

■ BE INSPIRED BY THE SOUTHERN DEAF FELLOWSHIP which began as a church plant in 1997. Read the story in the news at www.nadadventist.org. Catch a service online at www.deafchurchonline.org/contacts.htm


■ UPPER COLUMBIA CONFERENCE HAS RELOCATED TEMPORARILY while they rebuild the office building that was destroyed by fire in December. The phone, fax, and postal addresses remain the same. The new street address is 15918 E. Euclid Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99216-1815.


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

• NAD Human Resources Conference, April 19-21, Phoenix, AZ – http://tinyurl.com/cj8jn5

• NAD Adult Sabbath School Summit, “One Mission, Many Methods," Apr 24-25, Silver Spring, MD – www.plusline.org 

• "From This Day Forward" Marriage Conference, Apr 25, Philadelphia, PA – www.adventistfamilyministries.com

• Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program- Level I, May 3-7, Burleson, TX - www.plusline.org

• New Hope Worship Conference, May 14-16, Fulton, MD – www.lookingforachurch.org 

• RE:FRAME training event, May 15-17, Marietta, GA – www.reframe.info 

• RE:FRAME training event, May 22-24, Seattle, WA – www.reframe.info 

• RE:FRAME and LIFEdevelopment training event, May 26-31, Vancouver, BC – www.reframe.info 

• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Mid America Union, May 30, Denver, CO – www.innovation2009.com



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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