Archived NewsPoints and Friday Faxes
|November 13, 2009
A News and Information Service
for Leaders in North America
1-page PDF Version
IN THIS ISSUE —
● TWO THANKSGIVING SERMONS ARE PROVIDED on the Collection of Holiday Sermons Special Edition DVD from Adventist Preaching: “When You Don’t Have Enough Gratitude in Your Heart,” presented by Randy Roberts; and the other, “An American Thanksgiving in Canaan,” by Dwight Nelson.
Contact: www.AdventistPreaching.com for more information and to order.
● GET DVDS AND CDS FROM THE NAD WOMEN’S MINISTRIES CONVENTION, “Free Indeed,” held in September in Dallas, Texas.
● SDA FINDINGS FROM THE 2008 FACT STUDY are available online.
● NAD HAS HAD “MORE BAPTISMS THIS YEAR THAN WE HAVE HAD in many years,” says President Don Schneider. The North American Division church membership is expected to reach 1.1 million by the end of this year.
Contact: www.adventistreview.org/article.php?id=2944 for more details about the growth of NAD membership.
● REVIVAL FOR CHURCH MEMBERS, DEC 2-5 — Amazing Facts with Doug Batchelor will broadcast live from England, the “Streams of Light” revival series to help God’s people rediscover the victorious Christian life. Pastor Doug will preach on how to overcome temptation, achieve a better faith experience, and reach others more effectively. It’s time for revival in God’s church!
Contact: www.AmazingFacts.tv for details about times in your area.
● FREE IPHONE APP — The Pacific Union Conference recently launched a free iPhone app that feeds devotional content to iPhone and iTouch users. SpiritRenew features information and short articles that relate to health, family life, spiritual growth and more.
Contact: The App Store and download SpiritRenew.
● THE FINAL PAPER ISSUE OF RENEWED & READY HAS BEEN SENT to its readership of 20,000. Industry trends are moving away from print to electronic formatting. Pacific Press® has recognized the need to explore new options and announces the launch of www.RenewedAndReady.com, a new web site targeted to engage the 50+ age group.
INSIDE SCOOP —
● URGENT NEED — ADVENTISTS IN AMERICAN SAMOA ARE SUFFERING GREATLY following the tsunami created by the 8.0 earthquake in the South Pacific on September 29. As a U.S. Territory, American Samoa is relying on help from the U.S. There are 15 Adventist families that have lost their homes and another 15 that have lost the contents of their homes. Ten churches have earthquake and water damage. School buildings and staff homes were also affected. There are numerous broken windows, floors, stairs, roofs and concrete walls. Damaged electronic equipment such as copy machines and computers need to be replaced.
In addition, the main industry in Samoa is tuna canning. One of the two canneries has permanently closed and the other has been closed since the tsunami hit and may never reopen. This has left many people without any form of income and little hope of rebuilding.
FEMA is assisting American citizens and nationals, but many people living there will not qualify for aid. Adventist Community Services (ACS) is collecting financial donations to assist with relief and recovery efforts.
Contact: www.communityservices.org or 800-381-7171 to donate by credit card, or mark a donation through the church as “ACS American Samoa.” Donations also accepted by mail at the NAD.
• 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