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2014 Editions of NewsPoints,
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NewsPoints, October 15, 2014
 
Adventist Church Sets Vote on Women's Ordination for Next July

Annual Council Asks Session to Consider Letting Divisions Decide on Ordination


 
  NewsPoints, October 9, 2014
Women's Ministries Convention Ministers to 13 locations, collects large offering
VOP to produce ABC TV's national Christmas Special
Alumni Awards Foundation awards outstanding Adventist teachers
Urgent prayer request for Ebola Outbreak halt and help
Missional Church MDiv Cohort forming now at Andrews University
NAD Prayer Call
Adventist Church Connect offers new themes and features for church websites
VIEWPOINTS: Adventist Heritage Ministry - Providing a View of Precious History; To become part of Ellen G. White Estate
REACH: Small Church, Big Heart - A ministry that shares love for Christ

 
NewsPoints, October 1, 2014
GC President Ted Wilson Calls for Special Day of Prayer
Oakwood University Opens New Franchise for student work
October Prayer Call date changed
Young Adults Invited to One Year in Mission
Association of Adventist Women 32nd Annual Conference
Missional Church MDiv: Approach to Mission in Western Culture
VIEWPOINTS: "Good Touch, Bad Secrets," video from 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: NAD's First Refuge and Revelation Refugee Center Opens in Arizona Conference

 

 
  NewsPoints, September 24, 2014
Calling All Cyclists! 2015 Cycling Event to GC Session
Blue Mt. Academy saves over $100K on dorm furniture
Gone but not Forgotten:
     William A. Loveless, 1928-2014
     Alicia Viera died Sept. 24, 2014
SAC Convention hotel registration deadline extended to 29th
Join NAD Prayer Call, October 2/3; Bulletin inserts, instructions
Assoc. of Adventist Wolmen Convention Reminder Oct. 16-18
"I Believe" on Bible Bay features articles and stories for discussion
VIEWPOINTS: "Ministering Hope to the Healing Heart- 2", video from 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: Kettering's GospelFest Attracts 4,000

 
NewsPoints, September 17, 2014
LLU topped colleges and universities in nation for graduates who find meaning in their work
SWAU applies $500K gift to Biology Dept and math/science equipment needs
SAC Convention registration closes Oct. 1
Breathe-Free 2 Webinar Tues., Oct. 7
Assoc. of Adventist Women conference registration deadline Oct. 13
October is Adventist Heritage Month; Oct. 18, Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
inSpire 2014 Writing Contest
VIEWPOINTS: "The God Who Sees" video presentation with Dr. Ron Flowers at 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: New Karen Refugee Company in Kansas-Nebraska Conf.

 
 
  NewsPoints, September 10, 2014
Summit Seeks Educational Pathway for Pastoral Ministry
Breath of Life TV to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
Statement on Headship Now in Spanish
Doctors from LLUH named as "Top Doctors" in Inland Empire
Let's Move Day, September 21 Fights Childhood Obesity
Children's Sabbath, October 4
Washington Conference Website Gets New Look
GAiN Conference Re-envisioned for Online Delivery
Timely enditnow Anti-Abuse Resources Still Available
VIEWPOINTS: "Why She Stays, When She Leaves," video from 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: WGTS FM 91.9 Video Story telling of Effects of Programming
NewsPoints, September 3, 2014
Lodi Health to Join Adventist Health
Andrews University Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Earns Accreditation Candidacy
Society of Adventist Communicators Awards Open for Submissions
Hope Channel Moves to High Definition on DIRECTV
Christian Record Services for the Blind to Host 2nd Annual EYE RUN Event
Facts with Hope
VIEWPOINTS: A Triple Baptism
REACH: A Year in Palau: A Student Missionary Blog
  NewsPoints, August 28, 2014
Adventist Theological Seminary Releases Major Statement on Headship
Church Members in Northern California Respond to Earthquake
Lake Union Conference Hosts Open House for Community
Hope Channel Moves to High Definition on DIRECTV
Christian Record Services for the Blind to Host 2nd Annual EYE RUN Event
Facts with Hope
VIEWPOINTS: A Brother's Moving Prayer
REACH: Adventist Schools in Pacific Islands Outfitted with Emergency Communication Equipment

 
NewsPoints, August 21, 2014
Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Releases Statement on Unrest in Ferguson, Mo.


 
  NewsPoints, August 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL PATHFINDER CAMPOREE, "Forever Faithful"
Investiture Program Pins Master Guide Pathfinders, Ages 17-77
Battle of the Entrances: It's About Building a Kingdom
Exhibits with a Mission at International Pathfinder Camporee
Shofar Help Pathfinders Pause, Remember to Pray

Quote of the Day
Perspectives


 
NewsPoints, August 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL PATHFINDER CAMPOREE, "Forever Faithful"
Pin Trading Brings Conversation, Fun, and Memories
Pathfinders Touch Hearts, Help Community
Video: Exploring Oshkosh Cuisine with NAD President Dan Jackson
Quote of the Day
Perspectives

 

 
  NewsPoints, August 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL PATHFINDER CAMPOREE, "Forever Faithful"
Bike for Life Pedals to Oshkosh from North Carolina
Quote of the Day
Perspectives

 
NewsPoints, August 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL PATHFINDER CAMPOREE, "Forever Faithful"
Conversation with Sam Leonor, Keynote Speaker
Quote of the Day
Perspectives
  NewsPoints, August 6, 2014
46,000 Adventist Young People Ready to Set Up Camp in Oshkosh
Registration is now open for NARLA's Annual Religious LIberty Summit
Facts with Hope
VIEWPOINTS: A Fisheye View of 36,000 Pathfinders
REACH: Andrews University Student Mobile Farmer's Market

 
NewsPoints, July 30, 2014
Gordon Pifher to be vice president for media
Manny Cruz accepts call to Arizona Conference as Youth director
Phyllis Washington recipient of Family Ministries Distinguished Service Award
All-night Prayer Call, August 7/8
Andrews Research Conference, 2015, for grad students, professors
2014 Annual Statistical Report for 2012, 2103
VIEWPOINTS: SDAs On-line Forum on CompuServe 20 years ago
REACH: Students teaching students and standing up to bullying


 
  NewsPoints, July 23, 2014
ACS Response to Washington Fires
LLUMC No. 1 Hospital in counties; Urology program in top 50 in Nation
FFIC Volunteer Staff ticket sales end July 27
enditnow Day, August 23, implementation kit in English/Spanish
Hope Channel moved to HD satellite, customer upgrades may be needed
New kids' app, Noah and the Flood
Logos offers SDA Bible Commentary on sale through July 25
VIEWPOINTS: "Ministering Hope to the Healing Heart, Part 1," video from enditnow 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: Truckee, Calif. church using English (ESL) as outreach

 
NewsPoints, July 16, 2014
$100 Million gift to LLUH to kick start $1.2 billion health care transformation strategy
PSI Awards Luncheon honors volunteers
New in NAD: Southern Asia Ministry
1,200-1,500 medical/dental and other volunteers sought
Register for 25th Anniversary Society of Adventist Communicators Convention
ABC Catalog now online
Nine-Pamphlet Packet from Women's Ministries in English, Spanish and French
VIEWPOINTS: Addressing the Global Challenge of Preventing Child Abuse in Ministries
REACH: Pastors record non-English podcasts to post online


 
  NewsPoints, July 9, 2014
VinCross Recipient of Excellence in DMin Research Award
Adventist Health one of nation's most wired health systems
Webinars "Addressing Tobacco Use within the Faith Community"
Breaking the Silence anti-abuse brochure
VIEWPOINTS: How to Spot Abuse and Abusers video from enditnow 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: Alignment within the Church: ASI Empowers Lay Members to Share Christ

 
NewsPoints, July 2, 2014
Seminary chooses 1st woman associate dean
NAD - the oldest territory, one of newest divisions
ACS opens center following Wessington Springs, S.D. tornado
LLU SPH reports on study: mortality rate 20% higher for non-vegetarians/vegetarian diet helps reduce greenhouse gas
Union College Red Cross Club honored
NAD and GC Offices closed Monday, July 7, for holiday weekend
Civil Rights Acts 50 years ago today important to Sabbath workplace accommodation
PrayerCall date changed to July 10/11
Religious Liberty Summit early bird registration deadline extension
Back2Basics Magazine free mobile app and subscription
VIEWPOINTS: Lifelong Results of Child Abuse
REACH: Bestseller//The Clifford Goldstein Story

 
  NewsPoints, June 30, 2014
Adventist Church Encouraged by Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

 
 
NewsPoints, June 25, 2014
Kansas-Nebraska ACS operating distribution center in Wisner for Pilger tornado survivors/Donations needed
Andrews begins Mobile Farm Market for low income famlies
The Adventists-2 documentary film wins Silver Screen Award
Call for Exhibitors at Women's Ministries Convention in Florida
Braille Acts of the Apostles available from Christian Record
VIEWPOINTS: Katia Reinert: "Exploring Resilience Factors for the Health Outcomes of Survivors" [of abuse] video from 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: Arvada, Colo. church uses health radio broadcast; receives over 3,000 requests for Creation Health Discovery

 

 
  NewsPoints, June 18, 2014
Minnesota ACS needs 800 Flood Buckets/Donations for Flood Assistance
Nebraska twin tornadoes: Too early for volunteers in Pilger at this time. ACS is there
Actor Dustin Hoffman donates large kitchen appliances to Pocono Grace in Stroudsburg
U.S. President Barack Obama recognized LLUH PossAbilities as Presidential Champion
PrayerCall date change to July 10
Religious Liberty Summit, September 5-8; Register by July 1
Love Doesn't Hurt business-card sized pamphlet in English and Spanish
VIEWPOINTS: Pam and Claudio Consuegra: "Not in My Church!" video from 2014 Summit on Abuse
REACH: Pilot Program Offers Adventist Education for Refugees

 

 
NewsPoints, June 17, 2014
With Goal of Repositioning Its Media, Adventist Church Overhauls North American Publishing Operations

Constituency meetings of Review and Herald and Pacific Press clear the way for the implementation of the biggest restructuring in Adventist publishing’s 153-year history.
  NewsPoints, June 4, 2014
Adventist Christian Fellowship, 10-day Institute
Oklahoma church members one year after Moore tornado
NAD Women's Ministries Offering, July 12
Webinar to plan Let's Move Day 2014
Facts with Hope sharing videos
VIEWPOINTS: Aerial view of GC/NAD Headquarters
REACH: Making Adventist Education Affordable

 
NewsPoints, May 28, 2014
Join the worldwide prayer campaign for captured Nigerian girls
More than 8,000 Bible study requests to VOP
Kettering College developing first doctoral program (OTD); seeking faculty
May 24-31 National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Join NAD Prayer Call, June 5-6
Adventist-Muslim Relations Exchange 2014
Vacation Bible School program - Galactic Quest
CALLED: Pastoral mentoring at Loma Linda University Church
REACH: One Book Results in 700-Plus Baptized (So Far)


 
  NewsPoints, May 21, 2014
May 31 Deadline for 3-day InStep for Life Pathfinder registration
LifeTalk Ownership Retained by NAD
Katia Reinert receives doctorate
Dr. Vinita Sauder to be Union College's next president
Don Gray Memorial rescheduled to May 31
Hope Channel to prisons project
Take Christian Record Services Survey
Share "Facts with Hope" videos
CALLED: A Visit to Frisco, Texas
REACH: Grateful singing inmates

 
NewsPoints, May 16, 2014
     Unprecedented Meeting Examines Church’s Missional Structure
  NewsPoints, May 14, 2014
enditnow Summit on Abuse report
New officers at Nevada-Utah Conference
Newmyer president of NW Region and VP of Adventist Health
Nonprofit Leadership Certification, Session 1
Early bird registration deadline for "Free Indeed" Women's Ministries Convention
Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) Training
Camp Meeting Schedule and streaming video
CALLED: Journeys with Marvin Wray
REACH: Bridges to Health: A purpose worth pursuing and a story worth telling


 
NewsPoints, May 12, 2014
Two Adventist publishing houses recommend restructuring proposal
Boards of Review & Herald, Pacific Press set final vote for June 17
  NewsPoints, May 7, 2014
Shady Grove Hospital 1st in Md. to Achieve "Baby-Friendly designation
Oakwood University wins $25K Campus Pride Grant from Home Depot Retool Your School
Like and share with NAD Facebook Page, now approaching 60K Likes
Global Humanitarian Engineering program beginning at Walla Walla University
Military Bible Kits for Adventists serving in the armed forces
VIEWPOINTS: Are you as fit as a Pathfinder?
REACH: "Reach Indianapolis" update - God's Timing is Perfect


 
NewsPoints, April 30, 2014
ACS Mounting response to storms across U.S.
Jesus 101 "Plug into Life" podcast now at 60,000 subscribers
ADRA Canada provides winter assistance for displaced Syrians
Jay Sloop memorial service held
Prayer
Call May 1-2 Reminder
Florida Conference has moved
Oakwood Magazine gone digital
Transforming the City Urban Ministry 8-DVDs set
VIEWPOINTS: Video "A Haven for the Homeless" for use on ACS Sabbath
REACH: Learning to Understand Your Community ACS Conference in Allegheny East Conference


 
  NewsPoints, April 25, 2014
Adventist Publishing Houses Consider Reorganization
 
NewsPoints, April 23, 2014
Ordinance against religious expression and First Amendment reversed
$1 million seed money to help ministries offered by Pacific Press
Black Vegetarian Adventists at lower risk for heart disease
Memorial services held for Taleka Patrick
Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF), May 16-25
Columbia Union experts discuss mental illness on Twitter Chat
Atlantic Union College seeks presidential candidates
Vote for "Hopey to the Rescue"
ACS video, "A Haven for the Homeless," useful for Community Services Sabbath
Download Prayer Call bulletin insert announcements
CALLED: A visit to Philadelphia
REACH: Simplicity Mission in Allentown, Pa.

 
  NewsPoints, April 16, 2014
Review and Herald Board approves smaller publishing house
NAD President Dan Jackson offers prayer for Maryland State Assembly
Six-day Natural Remedies and Hydrotherapy Workshop to be offered at Andrews University
Adventist Home on sale as Spirit of Prophecy Book of the Year
Confidence in Chaos, 2014 sharing book, by John Bradshaw
CALLED - A visit to Glenville Adventist Church and new generations
REACH - A visitor's first time to any church and a member's greeting

 
NewsPoints, April 11, 2014
 
General Conference Makes Decision on "Record Keeper" Series
     Decision to suspend “The Record Keeper” comes with strong endorsement for creative outreach.
     Adventist church leaders questioned some of the series’ theological implications


 
  NewsPoints, April 9, 2014
Mission pilot Bob Roberts killed in plane crash
SDA Church joined amicus brief filed re: parsonage exemption
enditnow Summit on Abuse
Oshkosh Instep4Life 3-Day Pathfinder Challenge
Noah - book for response to just-released movie
CALLED: To plant a church for 2nd generation immigrants
REACH: ASI bringing ministries together to advance the mission of the church

 
NewsPoints, April 2, 2014
Aftermath of Oso, Wash. landslide
SONscreen Film Festival news video
inSpire 2014 Facebook Photo Contest
NAD Prayer Call
JOY-FM radio in Guam
NAD Facebook page enjoys growth surge
VIEWPOINTS: Belief #28 - Did you know we will live with God in our new home forever?
REACH: Pacific Union Conference providing "Critical Support" to Thousands

 
  NewsPoints, March 26, 2014
SONscreen Film Festival Winners
Aeolians to hold fundraiser concert to defend world title
Karen /Burmese to hold first NAD-wide convention
Join NAD all-night Prayer Call, April 3
NAD Health Ministries request survey participation
Indiana Conference new address
Galactic Quest VBS Program
VIEWPOINTS: Belief #27: Did you know God will bring an end to suffering and death?
REACH: Adventists sell tickets to "Hell"

 
NewsPoints, March 19, 2014
LLUH 1st national TV show, "Life on the Line" premieres on PBS
Guam's JOY-FM Radio transmitter at end
SONscreen Film Festival
Online courses offered by Oakwood
Simple Church now a global network
VIEWPOINTS: Belief #26: Did you know death is a temporary state of unconsciousness?
REACH: REACH Philadelphia Church expands stretching volunteers





 
SONscreen Film Festival
 
La Sierra University Alum and sports medicine legend Dr. Frank Jobe dies
Julio Muñoz joins NAD
First female vice-president for Columbia Union
SONscreen Film Festival announces selections
Global Youth Day, "Exit the church, enter the world"
Jackson's Journeys: Paradise Valley Church Refugee Assimilation Project
Add to Your Bucket List
Southern Union Conference office is moving
GIGI, new magazine for young women and teen girls downloadable, free
VIEWPOINTS: Belief #25: Did you know Jesus is coming back to this earth?
REACH: Expanding church partly due to food distribution program

 
NewsPoints, March 8, 2014
Statement Regarding Reality Show on Pastoral Families
 
 
NewsPoints, March 6, 2014
Lawsuit Found "Without Merit"
NewsPoints, March 5, 2014
Weigley prays for U.S. Senate
Joyce Jones new treasurer for Canada
Gone but Not Forgotten: Margaret Taglavore
NAD Women's Ministries Convention in Sept.
Hymnals and songbooks on sale
College and university online courses
VIEWPOINTS: Belief 24: Jesus is our advocate and judge
REACH Exchanging old and new reasons for going to prison


NewsPoints, March 3, 2014
Former NAD Communication Director Owen Troy Has Died
  NewsPoints, February 26, 2014
Just Claim It!4 (JCI4) Youth Ministry Prayer Conference wrap-up
All 28 Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) presentations now online
Oakwood U again entering Retool Your School
Jackson's Journeys: JCI4 talking to the youth
SONscreen Film Festival entry deadline March 1
NAD Prayer Ministry Prayer Call March 6-Bulletin Inserts
Sabbath school lessons from 1888 to 2004 online
Secret mysteries of Adventist Publishing
Black History in the Adventist Church
VIEWPOINTS: Belief 23: God designed Families
REACH: Someone Cares Prison Ministry; Help children of prisoners


 
NewsPoints, February 19, 2014
The One Project draws 700+
OU senior competes on Jeopardy!
Summit on Abuse early bird registration deadline February 27
Children's Leadership Conference early bird registration deadline February 28
Stewardship Reformation Tour
Resources for March 1 Women's Day of Prayer
2014 NAD Camp Meeting Schedule online
VIEWPOINTS: Belief 22: God has given us guidelines for living well
REACH: Urban Missionaries with a Passion to Impact Lives in Florida


 
  NewsPoints, February 12, 2014
Thousands learn to read and write
2013 Adventists InStep for Life awards
Jackson's Journeys - to SWAU
Pathfinder Camporee registration deadline extended; Volunteers needed
Response to survey means new parenting resource
VIEWPOINTS: Belief 21: God want us to take care of all that He has given us
REACH: Ronald McDonald House guests receive great home-cooked meal


 
NewsPoints, February 5, 2014
LSU and PUC beat previous enrollment records
Chesapeake conference elects Jerry Lutz as executive secretary
Gone but not Forgotten: Evangelist Don Gray
SONscreen Film Festival, Mar 20-22, open for submissions
Children's Leadership Conference Mar. 28-30
PSI's premier Fundraising Conference, June 24-27
Church-State Relationships -Compilation of Spirit of Prophecy Counsel
VIEWPOINTS: Belief 20: God gives us a 24-hour period each week to rest...
REACH: Small Groups Community Fair
  NewsPoints, January 29, 2014
New NAD Communication director
Gone but not Forgotten: Dr. Leona Running
Writers for parenting devotional urgently needed
February is Family Life Month and Black History Month
Register for International Pathfinder Camporee
Mental Health Sabbath resources
Watch NAD Health Summit live
Women's Day of Prayer Resources
VIEWPOINTS: Fundamental Belief #19 Video
REACH: God's Closet with "free-shop" days




 
NewsPoints, January 28, 2014
   
Theology of Ordination Study Committee
Meets for Third Session

 
  NewsPoints, January 23, 2014
Southern Adventist University Locked Down

 
NewsPoints, January 22, 2014
Theology of Ordination Study Committee meets
Don Schneider health update
InStep for Life Awards Celebration
New mailing address for Indiana Conference
Monteiro invited to GAiN
Vibrant Life sale of special issue
VIEWPOINTS: Fundamental Belief #18 Video
REACH: How to Give Bible Studies

 
  NewsPoints, January 15, 2014
Adventist Ministries Convention
Washington Johnson II joins ACM as an assistant director
GC victim of cybertheft
Health Summit registration ending Jan 20
Mental Health Sabbath Emphasis Webinar
Pathfinder credit card registration frustrations associated with Target credit card breach
New Resource: Christian Parenting in the Real World
Special issue Vibrant Life for special Sabbath
VIEWPOINTS: Fundamental Belief #17 Video
REACH: A "Difficult Texts" class...


 
NewsPoints, January 8, 2014
(Printable 4-page PDF)
Registration has closed (is full) for Prayer Ministries Conference
Changes in NAD's humanitarian outreach
Voice of Prophecy moving to Loveland, Colo.
New presidents of Ohio and Rocky Mountain Conferences
GAiN Conference moving from India to U.S.A.
PSI offering scholarships to limited number
2014 NAD Prayer Calendar available for download
VIEWPOINTS: Fundamental Belief #16 Video
REACH: Changing Copper into Gold

 
 
Slain Canadian Missionary Leaves Legacy of Service










 
     

 
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