Press Releases

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Adventist Church Connect (ACC) and Adventist School Connect (ASC) Continue to Empower Churches and Schools in Digital Ministry

Adventist Church Connect (ACC) and Adventist School Connect (ASC), the leading website content management and hosting provider for Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools in North America, have been instrumental in assisting entities across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Guam-Micronesia Mission territory in utilizing the power of the Internet to connect with their communities of members and visitors. This spring, the North American Division Administrative Committee voted to continue to fund and support ACC/ASC.

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Versacare Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Grants for 2023

In March 2023 Versacare Foundation awarded 133 grants totaling $2,493,872 across North America and Caribbean Island nations. These grants included $449,772 to 58 primary, intermediate and secondary schools across the North American Division.

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Kettering Health Names New Chief Executive Officer

After a five-month search, Kettering Health has invited Michael Gentry to lead the next chapter of the organization’s future as chief executive officer (CEO). Gentry is an accomplished and mission-driven healthcare leader with executive experience at top systems across the country. His first official day at Kettering Health will be July 3, 2023.

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U.S. Consumers Rank AdventHealth Among America’s Most Trustworthy Brands; Health Organization Joins Netflix, Costco, Apple and Other Major Brands 

Newsweek, in collaboration with market research partner Statista, has named AdventHealth to its list of Most Trustworthy Companies in America 2023. Based on an analysis of 95,000 evaluations from U.S. consumers, this research-based ranking recognizes organizations with the highest levels of customer trust, investor trust, and employee trust. 

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Breath of Life Ministries to Host Office Dedication and Open House

Breath of Life Ministries is hosting its office dedication and open house on Sunday, April 9, 2023. The ministry moved into the new suite at the end of 2022. The brand new 8,000 sq. foot space, located on the first floor of the Charles E. Dudley Sr. Center for Regional Conference Ministries, includes a studio, podcast room, green room, collaboration room, and numerous offices.

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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.

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Breath of Life TV to Air April 9 Easter Special on NBC Affiliate Stations Across the U.S.

On Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, Breath of Life Television Ministries (BOL), in conjunction with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC), will air an Easter special on NBC affiliate stations across the United States. The theme for the special is “A Living Hope.”

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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.

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Refreshed and Improved AdventistGiving Website Coming Later this Month

The North American Division's treasury department is pleased to announce that a new and improved version of the AdventistGiving website is coming later this month. The upgraded site features a more modern design, including color photos representing different aspects of stewardship, and is more user-friendly.

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The North American Division Joins the 2023-2024 "The Great Controversy" Project Initiative

During the Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries International Convention in Aug. 2021, GC president Ted N.C. Wilson announced an initiative to distribute copies of The Great Controversy worldwide. As 2023 begins, the NAD is encouraging members to participate in a special new approach to distribution.