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2017 Calendar of Special Days List (PDF) (Approved at Year-End Meeting, 2016)
 

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL WEBSITES
RELATED TO TOPICS OF MONTH-LONG FOCUS
AND SPECIAL DAYS IN 2017

(Resources and links will be updated as they become available from the sponsoring departments)

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January April July October
February May August November
March          June      September December
 

JANUARY:

Focus of the Month – Friendship Evangelism

Helpful websites and resources:

Friendship Evangelism
• Retention Ministry (Word doc)
• Retention Ministry (PowerPoint)



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  Special Days:

January 7, Day of Prayer
January 15-21, Religious Liberty Week

(NAD Religious Liberty offering will be taken January 28.)

Helpful websites and resources:

Day of Prayer
• Prayer Ministries
• NAD Prayer Calendar

Religious Liberty
• North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA)
• Liberty Magazine
 
 

FEBRUARY:

Focus of the Month – Family Life:

Helpful websites and resources:

Family Life
• Family Ministries​
• Adventist Family Ministries: A Training Program for Local Church Leaders (Book, English)
• Ministerio de la Familia Adventista: Un curso de entrenamiento para líderes de la iglesia local (Book, Spanish)



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  Special Days:

February 4-25, Black History Month
February 11, Christian Marriage Sabbath
February 11, Health Ministries Sabbath
February 11-18, Christian Home and Marriage Week
February 18, Christian Parenting Sabbath

Helpful websites and resources:


Christian Home and Marriage Week
• Family Ministries​

Health Ministries
• Health Ministries​
 
 

MARCH:

Focus of the Month – Women in the Church:

Helpful websites and resources:

Women in the Church
• Women's Ministries



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  Special Days:

March 4, Women's Day of Prayer
March 4-10, Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
March 18, Disabilities Awareness Sabbath
March 18, Day of Hope
March 25, ARM Safety Sabbath


Helpful websites and resources:

Women's Day of Prayer
• Women's Day of Prayer Resources and Information

Disabilities Awareness
Disabilities Ministries
Disabilities Ministries Resources & Books
Christian Record Services for the Blind

Safety Sabbath
Safety Sabbath



 
 

APRIL:

Focus of the Month – Stewardship:

Helpful websites and resources:

Stewardship
Stewardship Ministries (iGiveSDA)
Counsels on Stewardship (Book, English)
Stewardship Resources & Books
Stewardship Jack - for children
Over and Over Again stories
Keeper of My Heart (2) DVDs

 

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  Special Days:

April 1, Missionary Magazines (Signs, Message, El Centinela)
April 8, Stewardship Sabbath
April 15, Literature Evangelism Sabbath
April 22, Education Sabbath


Helpful websites and resources:

Education
NAD Education
 

MAY:

Focus of the Month – Community Services:

Helpful websites and resources:

Community Services
NAD Community Services



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  Special Days:

May 6, Community Services Sabbath
May 13, Youth Sabbath
May 20, Single Adults Sabbath
May 27, Deaf Ministries


Helpful websites and resources:

Community Services
• NAD Community Services
• ACS Brochure
• ACS Video
• Called to Serve (Powerpoint)
• Called to Serve (PDF)
• Disaster Response Offering

Youth
Youth Ministries
• The Jesus Way to Youth Discipleship (Book, English)

Single Adults
Single Adult Ministries (ASAM)
• Adventist Singles Ministries Quick Start Guide (Book, English)
• Adventist Singles Ministries Resources & Books

Deaf Ministries
• Three Angels Deaf Ministries
• Adventist Deaf Ministries International
• Deaf Ministries Quick Guide

 
 

JUNE:

Focus of the Month – Church Growth and Evangelism:

Helpful websites and resources:

Evangelism
NAD Evangelism Institute

 

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  Special Days:

June 10, Women's Ministries Emphasis Day
June 10, Refugee Awareness Sabbath

Helpful websites and resources:

Women's Ministries
Women's Ministries Emphasis Day Materials

Refugee Ministries
• Refugee Awareness Sabbath Materials
 

JULY:

Focus of the Month Adventist Lifestyle:

Helpful websites and resources:

Lifestyle
• Health Ministries​
• Adventist Recovery Ministries
• Adventists in Step for Life
Adventist Health Study II
• Journey to Life (NAD Adventist Recovery Ministries Newsletter)


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  Special Day:

July 8 – Griggs University

Helpful websites and resources:

Griggs
Griggs University
 

AUGUST:

Focus of the Month – Spiritual Gifts:

Helpful websites and resources:

Spiritual Gifts
• Spiritual Gifts Resources & Books



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  Special Day:

August 26 - Enditnow Day Emphasis Day

Helpful websites and resources:

Enditnow & Abuse Prevention
• Enditnow North America
• Enditnow Emphasis Resource Kit
• Breaking the Silence (Brochure, English)
• Rompiendo El Silencio (Brochure, Spanish)
• Love Doesn't Hurt (Brochure, English)
• Child Predators (Video by Adventist Risk Management)
• Binding Up Bruised Reeds (Book, English)
• Domestic Violence Awareness (Brochure, English)
• Sexual Violence Awareness (Brochure, English)
 
 

SEPTEMBER:

Focus of the Month – Health:

Helpful websites and resources:

Health Ministries
• Health Ministries​



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  Special Days:

September 2 – Men's Day of Prayer
September 10-16 – Nurture Periodicals: (Adventist Review, Insight, Guide, Primary Treasure, Our Little Friend)
September 10-16, Family Togetherness Week
September 16, Family Togetherness Sabbath

September 16  Let's Move Day
September 17-23 – Hispanic Heritage Week
September 17-23 – Let's Move Week/Health Education Week/Vibrant Life

Helpful websites and resources:

Men's Day of Prayer
Men's Ministries
• Adventist Men’s Ministries: A Training Program for Local Churches (Book, English)
• Ministerio Adventista de Caballeros: Curso de entrenamiento para líderes de la iglesia local (Book, Spanish)

Family Ministries

• Family Ministries​
• Adventist Family Ministries:A Training Program for Local Church Leaders (Book, English)
• Ministerio de la Familia Adventista: Un curso de entrenamiento para líderes de la iglesia local (Book, Spanish)
 
 

OCTOBER:

Focus of the Month – Adventist Heritage:

Helpful websites and resources:

Adventist Heritage
• Adventist Heritage
• Adventist Heritage Digital Archive
• GC Archives, Statistics, and Research
• Biblical Research Institute
• Center for Adventist Research, Andrews Univ.
• Ellen G. White Estate​
• La Sierra Library Heritage Room

 

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  Special Days:

October 7, Children's Sabbath
October 14, Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
October 21, Pathfinder Sabbath


Helpful websites and resources:

Children's Sabbath
Children's Ministries
Children's Sabbath
• Children's Sabbath Resources & Books
• Pathfinder Club
 
 

NOVEMBER:

Focus of the Month – Prayer:

Helpful websites and resources:

Prayer
• Prayer Ministries
• NAD Prayer Calendar



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  Special Days:

November 4, Stewardship Sabbath
November 4-25, Native Heritage Month
November 5-11, Week of Prayer

November 11, Human Relations Sabbath
November 15, National Philanthropy Day
November 18, Welcome Home Sabbath


Helpful websites and resources:

Stewardship
• Stewardship Ministries (iGiveSDA)
• Counsels on Stewardship (Book, English)
• Stewardship Resources & Books
• Stewardship Jack - for children
• Over and Over Again stories
• Keeper of My Heart (2) DVDs

Welcome Home Sabbath
• Reconnecting Ministries Books & Resources
• Reconnecting Ministries Quick Start Guide (Book, English)
• Heart Call - A Reconnecting Ministry
• An Indescribable Welcome Home - Leader's Guide (Book, English)
• An Indescribable Welcome Home - Bible Study Guide (Book, English)

Week of Prayer
• Adventist Review Week of Prayer Readings
 

DECEMBER:

Focus of the Month – Christian Hospitality:

Helpful websites and resources:

Hospitality
• Hospitality Ministry​ Books & Resources
• Retention Ministry (Word doc)
• Retention Ministry (PowerPoint)
• Can You Come to Dinner? (Article, English)

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  Special Day:

December 2, Bible Sabbath

Helpful websites and resources:

Bible Sabbath
• Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies
• BibleInfo.com
• NAD Bible Study Resources
• Bibles and Bible study for the Visually Impaired
 
Additional links on this topic:
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