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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.

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Sonscreen Film Festival 2023 to be Held at the Loma Linda University Church Complex

From April 13-15, 2023, in sunny California, student filmmakers will gather for the 21st annual Sonscreen Film Festival. For the second year in a row, Sonscreen will be hosted in the Loma Linda University Church complex in California, with students, faculty, and professional filmmakers traveling from all across North America to attend.

The Verge series from Breath of Life

Breath of Life Speaker Launches New Teaching Series "On the Verge of Something"

Pastor Debleaire Snell, speaker/director of Breath of Life Television Ministries, and pastor of the Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, Alabama, recently kicked off a new teaching series entitled "On the Verge of Something." The series launched on Sabbath, Jan. 7, and while Jan. 21 is the final Sabbath series, this theme continues on Wednesday evening through Feb. 22.

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Pacific Press: al servicio del evangelismo y el discipulado

Cada año, Pacific Press Publishing Association y el ministerio multilingüe de la División Norteamericana producen dos valiosos recursos literarios denominados “libro de evangelismo” y “libro de capacitación laica”. Estas obras han sido cuidadosamente producidas, a fin de proveer un recurso práctico, económico, y con alto estándar profesional, que pueda beneficiar a la obra hispana en toda la división.

Adventist Women Leaders luncheon January 2023

Adventist Women Leaders Now Part of North American Division Women’s Ministries

Adventist Women Leaders (AWL) has joined the North American Division Women’s Ministries Department. The community’s new home is part of a larger plan to help AWL grow, reach and serve more women leaders with resources, events and mentoring opportunities.

Speaker Leah Dean

Women Leaders Invited to “Lunch and Learn” Event Held in Conjunction with the 2022 Adventist Ministries Convention

Leah JM Dean, executive coach, author, and speaker will be the featured speaker at the next Adventist Women Leaders Luncheon, to be held on Jan. 11, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The event will be held in conjunction with the North American Division Adventist Ministries Convention. This in-person event is part of the organization’s response to member requests for more mentoring, coaching, tools, and resources. “As leaders, especially Christian leaders, God has literally handed us the keys to be able to impact destinies,” says Dean.