Casting Our Eyes to Calvary
The 2022 CALLED Convention Arena Experience
The North American Division’s CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention is a time centered around guiding, supporting, and celebrating pastors. The CALLED Arena Experiences not only met that goal, but exceeded it, focusing on pastoral health and how believers must be grounded first and foremost on Christ alone. Over the course of four days, the arena experience was the central point of group worship that capped each day with morning and evening sessions.
Adventist Church in North America Releases New Short Film “Those Were the Good Days”
The North American Division and Sonscreen Film Festival have announced the release of a new short film entitled Those Were the Good Days. Produced by Sonscreen Films and Pacific Union College, the film explores themes of joy and parenting as it follows a father and daughter on a trip to the park.
Medical Mission Takes Off Again
Before the pandemic, the last mission trip by a medical team of the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic was in November 2019. They traveled to Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia to provide primary care. The return to missions began in November 2022 when the clinic’s eye care team went to the Republic of Palau, followed by a medical and dental trip to Rota in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in January 2023.
NASCAR’s Corey Lajoie and Jessie Rees Foundation Bring “Joy” to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Ahead of Auto Club Race
NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie and Irvine-based nonprofit Jessie Rees Foundation partnered to gift 100 "JoyJars" filled with toys, games, and activities to patients at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Where Do I Belong? Collegiates Discuss Finding Their Place in the Church
On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, an engaged group of 27 undergraduate and graduate student leaders, union-level youth directors, and NAD leaders met via Zoom to discuss what young people need to feel part of church life and leadership and how the NAD can better support them. This meeting had an open agenda, which was intentional.
John Wesley Taylor V Elected as Seventh President of Andrews University
On March 7, 2023, the executive session of the Andrews University Board of Trustees elected John Wesley Taylor V to serve as the seventh president of Andrews University (and 25th president overall since Andrews University first began as Battle Creek College in 1874). Taylor will serve as the next Andrews University president and will continue to fulfill the "Legacy of Leadership" that is a hallmark of the university and is the inscription on the J.N. Andrews sculpture in front of Pioneer Memorial Church on the Berrien Springs campus.
Oakwood University Hosts Historic Evangelism Event in Collaboration with Southern Union, Gulf States Conference, and South Central Conference
“I conduct around 14 evangelism meetings every year; however, I’ll remember this one,” said Pastor Roger Hernandez, ministerial and evangelism director for the Southern Union Conference. Hernandez was talking about the successful “Revive” evangelism meeting that took place on the Oakwood University campus on February 17-25, 2023, an event sponsored and directed by Hernandez in collaboration with the university and two local conferences.
AdventHealth to Partner with Loma Linda University School of Medicine for New Medical School regional campus in Orlando
Central Florida is becoming a destination for world-class medical training as AdventHealth and the Loma Linda University School of Medicine announce a new medical school regional campus located in Orlando. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine - AdventHealth Orlando campus is expected to welcome up to 100 future students annually for third- and fourth-year clerkships.
Ukrainian Delegates Speak With Southern Adventist University Students About Service Amid War
Southern Adventist University’s School of Education and Psychology recently hosted two distinguished delegates from Ukraine. The campus welcomed Valeriia Palii, Ph.D., president of the National Psychological Association of Ukraine (NPAU), and Olena Vladovska, chief operating officer of Angelia Medical Center, a Ukrainian Seventh-day Adventist clinic.