Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
June 19, 2009
|IN THIS ISSUE —
■ Women’s Ministries Offering Details
■ Safe TV® Now Airing via TVU Networks; 40 Million Potential New Viewers
■ Adventist® Book Becomes Amazon.com Best Seller in One Day
■ Severe Storm, 80 mph Winds, Strikes Illinois Camp Meeting
■ More Camp Meetings Online and On TV
■ Upcoming Events
■ THE WOMEN’S MINISTRIES OFFERING will be collected on July 11. To learn more about Women’s Ministries and the offering, and for a sample offertory reading, go to http://tinyurl.com/ncf3d8. This information also will be uploaded on the 2009 NAD Special Offerings page on the NAD web site, at www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=81.
■ SAFE TV® IS NOW AIRING their programming to viewers around the world over the Internet via TVU Networks, with a potential audience of over 40 million new viewers.
Contact: www.tvunetworks.com and click on the button that says "Watch TV". Download the free TVUPlayer and then do search for “Safe TV®” on Channel 12002. It is all free, wherever high speed Internet is available.
CAMP MEETING INFORMATION —
Get a regularly updated list of NAD Camp Meetings at www.nadsecretariat.org. For local conference camp meeting locations, check the conference web sites. Links to every union and conference can be found at www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=54.
The following camp meetings will be streamed live, online:
• Washington Conference, June 18-27 – Evening and weekend presentations will be streamed live, and will be available on-demand for about four weeks after camp meeting concludes at www.washingtonconference.org/media.
• Upper Columbia Conference, June 19-20 – Watch it live online at www.BlueMtTV.com starting Friday at 7 pm and Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. (PT). You can also watch it live on Blue Mt. Television (UHF21, 28 & Digital 36.1).
• Florida Conference – Video and audio files are now online for free download. 2005 - 2008 sermons are also online. Go to www.floridaconference.com/campmeeting.
INSIDE SCOOP —
■ ADVENTIST® BOOK – AMAZON.COM BEST SELLER — God Wants to Hear You Sing! became an instant Amazon.com Best Seller Tuesday, June 9, the day it was launched on Amazon! At the beginning of the day the book was number 674,000 in the list. Then it became #1 in sales among all Protestant books on the Amazon Bestseller ranking and #2 among all Christian books. And it went to #21 among all books.
When discussing arrangements, Amazon said, “You’re brand new so just send us 20 copies.” Later that day they called, said “[Exclamation!] What is going on with this book? It’s not even noon here and we’ve already sold thousands! Please get more books to us fast!”
The book was written in 2007 by Ruthie Jacobsen, semi-retired NAD Prayer Ministries director, and later was edited and combined in a packet with a CD by Rodney Griffin, Songwriter of the Year for the last 10 years with Southern Gospel National Quartet Association (www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yDALzftoo4).
■ A SEVERE STORM PACKING 80-MPH WINDS STRUCK THE ILLINOIS Camp Akita camp meeting Thursday morning. Thunderstorms, incessant lightning and torrential rain, at times with enough intensity to shake the ground, wrenched apart trees and destroyed the main tent and several smaller tents used for children’s meetings. Even though many trees and large branches came down all over the camp, no one was injured, and at first report, only two vehicles received minor damage.
There is no electricity, running water or septic system. Camp meeting attendees are helping with the clean-up. The Illinois Conference is a tough group! They are going to continue through the weekend with a simplified program, even though the tents cannot be replaced since the rental company lost many of their other tents to the storm.
Contact: www.illinoisadventist.org/news.html for the latest newsletter and more information, once they are able to upload it via Blackberry.
UPCOMING EVENTS —
For a more complete list of upcoming events go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=350
• Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) Convention, July 2-4, Newport Beach, California - www.adventistsingleadultministries.org & www.focusnyc.org
• Pathfinder "Courage to Stand" Camporee, Aug 11-15 - Oshkosh WI – www.camporee.org
• Adventist Correction Chaplains Conference, Aug 26-29, New England Denominational History Tour
• Adventist Urban Congress, Aug 30-Sept 2, Dallas, TX – www.plusline.org
• GIEN Internet Ministries Conference, Sept 9-12, Orlando, FL – www.plusline.org
• UCAA Worship Conference, Sept 18-19, Nashville, TN - www.ucaaonline.org
• Women’s Ministry Convention, Sept 25-27, Dallas, TX – www.nadwm.org
• "From This Day Forward" Marriage Conference, Sept 26, Minneapolis, MN – www.adventistfamilyministries.com