Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
|November 6, 2009
A News and Information Service
for Leaders in North America
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IN THIS ISSUE —
● GET YEAR-END MEETING (YEM) ALERTS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER — YEM began Thursday at 3:00 p.m. NAD will post Tweets on Twitter and updates on Facebook about the meetings.
Contact: www.Twitter.com and follow NADpres. Also, go to www.facebook.com and become a fan of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Online and printed stories about Year-end Meeting will be developed by Adventist Review. Or search for AdventistReview to follow on Twitter
Contact: www.adventistreview.org to subscribe to the Adventist Review or AR iNTOUCH online edition.
● IMAGINE 85 BAPTISMS OUT OF 87 BIBLE STUDIES GIVEN! “LIFTING UP JESUS,” written and used by Karen Lewis, program director for Bible worker training in the Rocky Mountain Conference, is a 30-lesson Bible study set in which the first nine lessons are all about Christ. Results have been phenomenal!
“I believe it is because that's where the power is – in Jesus,” says Karen. "John 12:32 says, 'And I, if I be lifted up will draw all men unto myself.' I believe that with all my heart and can testify to His incredible drawing power!"
They have been translated into four languages to date: Russian, Spanish, German and Chinese. Two more translations, Laos and Braille, are currently in process. Four-color lessons are being published by Color Press and expected to be available for $8.95/set by the end of 2009. They will be available in ABCs.
Contact: www.liftingupjesus.net to download the free online lessons.
Go to Vervent’s www.veotag.com/player/?u=jsomapdiwl to view Karen’s seminar given at the 2009 Adventist Ministries Convention.
● DECISION MEETINGS are scheduled on the Hope Church Channel (HCC) to help move people who are in the valley of decision to be baptized:
• “Revelation Now” with evangelist Jac Colon, Nov 7-13, at 7 - 8 p.m. ET, CT, PT – on HCC only.
• “Celebrate Hope” with evangelist Carlton Byrd, Nov 30 - Dec 5, at 7 - 8 p.m., ET, CT, PT – on HCC only. The CTZ 7 pm start time will be slightly delayed.
Contact: www.sharethehope2009.com for bulletin inserts, posters and artwork for “Celebrate Hope.”
Lessons and seminar handbooks are available at www.revelation-now.com (linked at the www.sharethehope2009.com website. Because of licensing issues, no graphics will be available for this series, but a poster has been prepared that you can download and add your address for the meetings.
Baptismal dates for decisions from these series will be Nov 14 and 21
● NEARLY 2,200 WOMEN ATTENDED THE WOMEN’S MINISTRIES CONVENTION, “Free Indeed,” held in September in Dallas, Texas. “Two years ago we were hoping and praying for 1,500 women. A year ago, when the recession hit, I lowered my sights and I prayed for 1,000 women. Praise God, He has exceeded my wildest dreams!” said Carla Baker at the Friday evening general session.
There have been six known baptisms resulting from the convention, so far. Four were rebaptisms. During the convention the attendees participated in 10 “God in Shoes” outreach ministries to area shelters, hospitals, homeless child daycare, food pantries and other help centers.
● THE BIGGEST DISCOUNT ADVENT MALL HAS EVER OFFERED on Adventist business cards will be available through Wednesday, Nov 11. A set of 1000 business cards is 30% off regular price – now $64.96 plus s/h.
Contact: www.adventmall.com to order online.
● ADRA RANKED AMONG THE 400 BIGGEST U.S. BASED CHARITIES for the fifth consecutive year.
Contact: http://tinyurl.com/yd2u5t4 for more information.
● INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE AT ADVENTISTBOOKCENTER.COM — From now until the end of the year.
Contact: http://tinyurl.com/yd3p29b or http://tinyurl.com/ybhc8lq.
• NAD Year-end Meeting, Nov 5-9, Silver Spring, MD – www.nadadventist.org
• Decision Meeting, "Revelation Now," with Evangelist Jac Colon, Nov 7-13, at 7 - 8 p.m. ET, CT, PT – on HCC only – www.revelation-now.com
• K.I.D. University, Nov 8-11, Collegedale, TN – www.KidsInDiscipleship.org
• Young Adventist Haitians in America (YAHA) Convention, Nov 12-15, Jacksonville, FL – www.plusline.org
• "From This Day Forward" Marriage Conference, Nov 14, Riverside, CA – www.adventistfamilyministries.com
• Youth & Young Adult Ministries Leadership Training/Canada, Nov 21, Toronto, ON – www.innovation2009.com
• Decision Meeting, "Celebrate Hope," with Evangelist Carlton Byrd, Nov 30 - Dec 5, at 7 - 8 p.m., ET, CT, PT – on HCC only. (CTZ 7 pm start time slightly delayed) – www.SharetheHope2009.com
• WestPoint of Evangelism, Dec 6-9, Simi Valley CA – http://paucministerial.adventistfaith.org/westpoint-of-evangelism
• 30th Annual Pastoral Evangelism Council, Dec 6-9, Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL – www.bcblc.org
• “Techno-Evangelism” Conference on Local Church Technology and Evangelism, Dec 7-8 – Huntsville, AL -- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC) Conference, Dec 30 - Jan 3, Louisville, KY – www.gycweb.org/conference.html
• Journey Towards Intimacy Marriage Retreat, Jan 22-24, Berrien Springs, MI – email@example.com
• Annual Health Summit in Orlando, “Optimal Health in the 21st Century,” Jan 29-Feb 7 – www.nadhealthsummit.com or 800-732-7587
• K.I.D. University, Mar 21-24, Collegedale, TN – www.kidsindiscipleship.org/training
• Journey Towards Intimacy Marriage Retreat, Mar 19-21, Nevada-Utah Conference – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Coach Certification Training – Part 1, Mar 23, 24, Berrien Springs, MI – www.nadei.org/article.php?id=252
• Andrews Music and Worship Conference, Mar 25-27, 2010 – Berrien Springs, MI - www.auworshipconference.org
• Adventist Community Services Convention, Mar 28 – Apr 3, Orlando, FL -- www.communityservices.org
• 4 EXTREMES, Apr 7–11, Columbus, Ohio – 301-680-6472 or www.jci2.org
• SONscreen Film Festival VIII – Apr 8-10, 2010 – Simi Valley, CA – www.sonscreen.com
• Spanish From This Day Forward Marriage Conference, Apr 17, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, – www.adventistfamilyministries.com