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2016 Editions of NewsPoints,
The North American Division eNewsletter

News, Announcements, Resources, ViewPoints, REACH story,
Links to Adventists in the News, Special Days & Offerings, Upcoming Events,
Adventist World/NAD Edition, NAD Prayer Calendars, Links to Adventist Mission quarterlies and DVD, Revived by His Word Bible Reading Plan, Hope Channel

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 NewsPoints, May 11, 2016
Jackson continues prayers for Fort McMurray wildfire survivors
Update from ADRA Canada on deliveries to Northlands
SW Union holds 30th Quinquennial Constituency

SAU announces $50 million Campaign for Excellence in Faith and Learning
NAD, Dever DEsigns partnership receives Gold MarCom Award
How can churches help during extreme weather conditions?
SWAU Alum, former American Idol finalist, Rickey E. Smith, killed
May 23 deadline for REACH Columbia Union Registration
WIN! Health and Family Wellness Conference at AU
"Spark" interest at camp meeting with It Is Written Spark workshops
Ministry in Motion - show in November with resources for leaders
It Is Written weekly webinars on Tuesdays
Becoming a Mission-Driven Church - guide to transforming church
Welcome to Jesus 101! Biblical training, studies, podcasts, and more (English and Spanish)
Summer camp and health emergencies
Share the Ministry, Take the Gospel to the World
All Together Now

  NewsPoints, May 5, 2016

    ADRA Canada and the Alberta Conference Offer Assistance to
     Ft. McMurray Displaced Residents
           ACS Gives Update From Lousiana Flooding
           Tattoo Removal at Your Best Pathway to Health LA
           LLU Researchers Develop First Interactive Global Sea Turtle App
           Collegedale Adventist Middle School Eighth Grader Competes in
           Geography Bee
           Pray For Elder C.D. Brooks and Family
           Remember May 5-6 NAD Prayer Call
           REACH Columbia Union Application Deadline May 23
           It Is Written Offers Spark Workshops for Camp Meetings
           It Is Written Offers Weekly Webinars on Tuesdays
           NAD Children's Minsitries Rolls Out New Website
           VIEWPOINTS: Evangelism as a Way of Life, Justin Yang
           Plant1000 Graduates Church Plant Boot Camp Class of 170

NewsPoints, April 28, 2016
NAD votes to receive governance of Christian Record Services for the Blind
Your Best Pathway to Health-LA provides translators for 14 language groups
ACS serves more than 660 Houston flood survivors
Ecuador 7.8 earthquake survivors assisted by ADRA Canada and ADRA International
Kettering Adventist HealthCare named one of 15 Top Systems in US
First Safety Sabbath sign-ups and drills reported
Denver ACS LIFT refurbished by Lowes and Rebuilding Together
Shadow Empire starts Thursday at hundreds of churches in NAD
NAD Apr. 30 Evangelism Offering to go for seeding 1,000 churches
Remember May 5/6 Prayer Call
NEW NAD Children's Ministries websitei
Abuse/rape victims can use Siri with one phrase and click to report
Apr. 30 Evangelism Offertory videos and information
Prepare for visitors; website updates, church beautification, welcoming hospitality helps
VIEWPOINTS: "We have a God Who will solve every little difficulty to meet our needs..." -Mark A. Finley
REACH: Hope and Compassion activities in area near planned NAD headquarters

  NewsPoints, April 20, 2016
ACS providing Houston flooding relief
Oakwood University Consituency; Pollard unanimously reelected
Delaware, Oh. Adventist Church starts color book club
Chaplains DVD wins prestigious Gabriel Award
Still time to participate with VOP's Shadow Empire series
IIW wants your story for their 60th Anniversary story book
Your feedback requested re: Safety Sabbath
May is Community Services Month. Resources for special Sabbath and for Disaster and Famine Relief offering appeal
Kidsville 2016 Vacation Bible Xperience sale on kits ends soon
VIEWPOINTS: "Who is Allah?" Part 1
REACH: Yorba Linda Church empowers younger generations in leadership

NewsPoints, April 14, 2016
A memorial service for Gayle Tucker to be live streamed 
Jay Sloop Trail dedicated at Upper Columbia Conference
First Hmong Adventist church bldg inaugurated in Calif.
WWU student chapter of Engineers Without Borders raised funds for project in Peru
WAU business students successful in Enactus regional competetion, move on to nationals
La Sierra Cow Bank/Enactus buys 55 cows for women in India
Tim Northrop named new president/CEO of ARM
First annual Day of Hope and Compassion, Apr. 16/17
Education Sabbath, Apr. 23
Forever One Marriage Retreat, Sept. 16-18
Emotional Wellness Summit (2016) plenary presentation videos

Kidsville, 2016 Vacation Bible School Xperience
VIEWPOINTS: God Has Already Set Us Free, Orlan Johnson
REACH: Love Matters Most Day, Denver-area community service

  NewsPoints, April 11, 2016
Gayle Tucker, Lifestyle Magazine Co-host, Faith For Today Associate Speaker, Passes Away

NewsPoints, April 7, 2016
SONscreen attracts professional and student filmmakers
PUC welcomes Adventist Intercollegiate Association
SWAU benefit concert raises more than $41,000 - a new record
All Union College December 2015 nursing graduates pass licensure exam on first attempt
World Adventist Volunteer Service Coordinators gather
Remember Prayer Call, Thursday/Friday
Compassion weekend is this week
First annual Day of Hope and Compassion, Apr. 16/17
PAUSE 2016, Apr. 9
Shadow Empire, four part event from VOP, open to churches/visitors
Register for NAD Religious Liberty Summit and Dinner, May 23/24
Message from C. D. Brooks and family
120 Quick and Easy Object Lessons for Children's Story Time
VIEWPOINTS: Be the Channel, Wil Alexander
REACH: Chinese Heritage Club for bilingual children

  NewsPoints, March 31, 2016
First NAD Treasurer's Orientation Meeting
PUC Student Fen Pan from China death
Help Jesus 101 win People's Choice Telly Award
SONscreen invites you if in DC area this weekend
Register for NA Religious Liberty Summit, Dinner
Check for last week's NewsPoints
People working with children must be vetted
Register by May 8 for Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute
Forever One Marriage Retreat
PSI Conference date change
Stewardship Month Resources: 2-DVD set with leader's guide
Kidsville, 2016 Vacation Bible School Xperience
VIEWPOINTS: Are Regional conferences even relevant anymore?
REACH: Global Youth Day


NewsPoints, March 24, 2016

David Smith to begin SAU presidency
Pray for Gayle Tucker
Register now for NLCP
Faith Community Nursing training
Webinar to upgrade church websites
Faith for Today/Lifestyle Magazine 2016 season
Creative video for children's ministries
Revelation Today - Mysteries Revealed DVDs
VIEWPOINTS: It's over in five minutes
REACH: WGTS listeners sponsor 860+ children.
  NewsPoints, March 17, 2016
John Grys new Ministerial associate director
Adventist Health Study to announce new discoveries
Congratulations to Takoma Academy
Castle Medical Center recognized
White Memorial Medical Center one of America's 100 Best
Don't forget Safety Sabbath, March 26
Watch Breath of Life TV Easter Special, "The Rising"
Sign up for Shadow Empire from Voice of Prophecy
"Exploring the Composition of the Pentateuch, dialogues at AU
Register for Religious Liberty Summit, May 23/24
Mission conference at Southern Adventist University
2016 ACS Convention, "Ways to Reach Your Community by Following Christ"
Women's Ministries Leadership Certification Program, Level 1
Women's Intuitions eXpress newsletter
Kidsville, the 2016 Vacation Bible School Xperience now available
VIEWPOINTS: God called YOUR generation - Dan Jackson
REACH: The Bike Man gives "new" bikes and better lives to homeless men

NewsPoints, March 9, 2016
Hospital breaks ground for new campus
LLU Children's Hosp. performed facial re-implantation
New 3-year Physical Therapy doctorate program
Safety Sabbath
Compassion weekend and Day of Hope and Compassion
Church planter BootCamp
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program
Child Protection Plan
Church planters new website
VIEWPOINTS: People have lost hope
REACH: We will live with God in our new home forever
  NewsPoints, March 3, 2016
Church Administrator, President Larry Caviness passes Away
Andrea Luxton New Andrews University President
ARM President Robert Kyte to retire
Jesus 101 in Taiwan
Oakwood University Legal Notice of quinquennial meeting
New: The seven official NAD Adventist Media Ministries listed in NewsPoints
Churches should plan to participate with "Shadow Empire," Apr., 28-30
VIEWPOINTS: Don't die without giving birth
REACH: For sharing: Did you know that God will bring an end to suffering and death?

    NewsPoints, February 20, 2016
NAD president challenges teens to stay grounded in Jesus

NewsPoints, February 20, 2016
Hundreds line up for prayer and anointing service at NAD Prayer Conference
  NewsPoints, February 19, 2016
Seventh-day Adventist young people provide toiletry kits for the homeless

NewsPoints, February 17, 2016
North American Division sponsors youth and young adult events
  NewsPoints, February 12, 2016
Christian Record Services for the Blind reduces staff, preserves mission

NewsPoints, February 4, 2016
Volunteers and donations needed for Flint, Mich. water distribution
Dr. Frankie Rose new Academic VP for Union College
More than 500 Adventurer Club children in "Bible Adventure"
Super Bowl Snack Foods might aid in weight loss
Oregon Conference to air 24-hour television in Spanish/English
Glendale Academy student-run restaurant/marketing
Remember Prayer Call, Feb. 4/5
Family Ministries online survey for parents of teenagers
Compassion Weekend Feb. 13/14. Share your stories.
LIFE Summmit 2016 - "We Are Listening," Young Adult Ministries
Lake Union Youth Evangelism Congress, "Called to Serve"
PAUSE 2016 - Pause five minutes, 4 Sabbaths a year, to pray
"The Rising," Breath of Life Easter TV Special with CeCe Winans, Jaime Jorge, and more
New on NewsPoints: NAD Adventist Media Ministries listing
Live Evangelism Training Webinar Series w/John Bradshaw, It Is Written
Churches can participate/use "Shadow Empire" series from Voice of Prophecy; Seed-sowing event
VIEWPOINTS: Don't die without giving birth, Jose Cortes Jr.
REACH: Did you know God will bring an end to suffering and death?

  NewsPoints, February 2, 2016
Your prayers are requested for
Dr. Charles Brooks and for
Elder Larry Caviness

NewsPoints, January 28, 2016
Community leaders tour new LLUH San Bernardino campus
Emmy Award-winner Michael Price to be a judge for Brain Games by SWAU
SAU #5 in top ten of most affordable Top Ranked Online MBA Entrepreneurship
New, brilliant stained glass window depicts 2nd Coming at NPUC
Prayer Call, Feb. 4/5
Breath of Life Easter Special recorded at Oakwood University
February is Family Life Month, with three family-oriented Sabbaths
Health Ministries Sabbath is Feb. 13; Get Vibrant Life special at bulk rate
2016 Women's Day of Prayer program packet now available
VIEWPOINTS: "Jesus suffered..." by Dan Jackson
REACH: For sharing: Did you know death is a temporary state of unconsciousness?

  NewsPoints, January 20, 2016
Conference and members file lawsuit against city
NAD fills new positions and welcomes new personnel:
Angeline David, Health Ministries Director
Bonita Shields, Stewardship Associate Director
Paul Hopkins, Social Media & Big Data Director
Orna Garnett, Human Resources Director
Chandler Riley, Human Resources Associate Director
SWAU Enactus Club teams with local charity
New DMin concentration: The Millennial Church
Safety Sabbath 2016
Adventist Learning Community offers Origins Curriculum Resources
VIEWPOINTS: "How do you not give this away?",  Shawn Boonstra
REACH: For sharing: Did you know Jesus is coming back to this Earth?

NewsPoints, January 13, 2016
WWU School of Business scores in 96th percentile
Jesus 101 Biblical Institute taping new series: "Chosen..."
It Is Written celebrates 60 years, chooses new logo
If a shooter entered your church, and other emergencies
Free idea pamphlets for ministries and acts of compassion from Women's Min.
Connect with Jesus 101 via new mobile app
VIEWPOINTS: Reflection is a good thing, sometimes
REACH: Did you know God is our advocate and judge?
NewsPoints, January 7, 2016
We mourn the passing of Robert S. Folkenberg
Oakwood University receives top ratings: Best Value, and in top 30 of U.S. Historically Black Colleges
Southwestern Adventist University ranked No. 3 of 63 safest in Texas
ACS DR responding in Texas and Alabama storm aftermaths. You can help.
New Compassion Movement website
Four killed, three injured in auto accident. Loma Linda Indonesian SDA Church members
First Compassion Weekend of 2016 is this weekend
Ending tonight: Online registration for Emotional Wellness Summit
Religious Liberty Weekend: January 17-23. Resource materials sent
2016 SONscreen Film Festival now accepting submissions and registrations.
Loma Linda University Health releases two health-related shows: "Life on the Line" TV; and "Live It" online
Five resolutions you forgot to make
Keeping our children in church - Offer a Summer Day Camp
VIEWPOINTS: There has to be a different approach. Seeking your thoughts
REACH: Did you know God designed families?


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