The year 2021 marks Southwestern Adventist University’s Dinosaur Science Museum and Research Center’s 25th annual summer dig in Wyoming. Through the past quarter century, this special project has excavated and cataloged more than 30,000 dinosaur bones and brought together thousands of students and researchers together. As the research project has gained world-wide recognition over the years, the number of summer participants has outgrown the capacity of the onsite research station
Guide magazine managing editor Laura Sámano has compiled 28 true stories, one for each of the Seventh-day Adventist fundamental beliefs, and written Bible study questions for each belief in the new book What We Believe for Guide Readers. Taken from the weekly magazine for readers ages 10–14, the book’s stories, which include stories of Adventist pioneers as well as contemporary protagonists, introduce kids to each of the Church’s fundamental beliefs.
Starting October 29, the 2020 NAD Year-End Meeting sessions will be streamed here. The first session started on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. ET. YEM runs to Tuesday, Nov. 3. Also included here are news stories, links to YEM photo collection, and more.
AdventistBookCenter.com Discounts Ellen G. White Writings in October, Chapel and Pocket Tracts in November
For the entire month of October, Pacific Press and AdventistBookCenter.com celebrate Spirit of Prophecy Month. Shoppers receive 25 percent off most Ellen G. White books with a retail value of more than $5. And November, which is just around the corner, features deals, including the Chapel Month [media] sale.
On Oct. 20, 2020, Adventist Health announced the launch of its Well-Being Division. With this far-reaching change, Adventist Health is further demonstrating its commitment to inspire health, wholeness, and hope within the communities it serves. In keeping with its goals, Adventist Health acquired Blue Zones® in early 2020, marking the first step in the creation of its Well-Being Division.
The subject of 2020’s Creation Sabbath film, “God’s Enduring Song of Love” is the murmurating of grackles. Each year a short film is produced for Creation Sabbath, designed to draw viewers’ minds to the wonder of God’s creation. These films are for personal viewing and reflection, sharing on social media, and sharing together as a group of worshipers during Creation Sabbath celebrations. This year, Creation Sabbath occurs on October 24.
On October 13, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its global humanitarian arm, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), announced the second phase of the Every Child. Everywhere. In School. campaign during this year’s global church leadership meetings. The joint initiative will now mobilize government support in countries around the world through the Adventist Church 22-million-plus membership.
Since 1975, hundreds of It Is Written ministry partners have gathered with the It Is Written ministry leadership team at weekend partnership events. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, It Is Written will be conducting most of its 2020 Partnership events virtually for the first time.
David Smith has announced that he will retire in May 2021 at the conclusion of his fifth year as president of Southern Adventist University. Smith has a long relationship with the institution, where he began teaching English in 1981, serving 17 years as professor and then department chair.
In what may be a first for Adventist publishing, Andrews University has released a small book containing only the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation, with study notes, in the form of a study journal. More than 5,000 pastors in North America will receive the book during the next few months.