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Gulf States Conference to Debut New Community Service Vehicle

The Gulf States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Dothan First Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 147 Picard St., Dothan, Alabama. The ceremony will celebrate the launch of a new community service and disaster response trailer, “Shower+Laundry.”

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Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Elects Paul Llewellyn as Executive Secretary/Vice-President

On Dec. 10, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Board of Directors elected Paul Llewellyn as the next executive secretary/vice-president for administration. Llewellyn will begin his duties as of Jan. 1, 2020. He most recently served as Maritime Conference president.

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U.S. Department of Justice Urges Supreme Court to Hear Adventist's Sabbath Accommodation Case

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, December 9, 2019, urged the Supreme Court to hear a case brought by Darrell Patterson who was fired by Walgreens for refusing to work on the Sabbath. The Supreme Court will consider Patterson’s petition on January 10, 2020. If the court agrees to hear the matter, it will issue a ruling by the end of June 2020.

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It Is Written Welcomes More Than 500 Guests During Grand Opening 

It Is Written hosted a grand opening of its new ministry headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 12 to 3 p.m. The event was live streamed on It Is Written’s Facebook page and featured a dedication, a ribbon cutting with the local Chamber of Commerce, ministry tours, giveaways, and refreshments.

This is an aerial shot of the new headquarters for It Is Written, which will host its grand opening on Nov. 22, 2019.

It Is Written to Host Grand Opening of New Headquarters

It Is Written, a media evangelism ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will host a grand opening of its new ministry headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will feature a dedication, a ribbon cutting, an open house, ministry tours, giveaways, and refreshments. 

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New Books Address Christian Relationships with Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus

The 2017 Before We Call Them Strangers: What Adventists Ought to Know about Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus, by Paul Dybdahl, Walla Walla University professor of mission and New Testament, will be offered as three separate books, one on each religion highlighted in the original book.

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Ron Smith Elected Board Chair for AdventHealth

AdventHealth’s Board of Directors has elected Ron C. Smith to serve as chair during its most recent quarterly Board meeting. Smith assumes responsibilities immediately, replacing Gary Thurber after he served a two-year term as board chair.

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Christian Record Services for the Blind Extends Services Worldwide

Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRS), a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, has extended access to its proprietary online library to all of the divisions outside North America. This includes several different reading formats, including audio streaming, large electronic print and refreshable Braille.

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Research Shows Correlation between Faith and Recovery

A new study from Faith Counts, a nonprofit, multifaith organization, led by sociologist Dr. Brian Grim of Baylor University and published in the Journal of Religion and Health, looks at the role of religious and spiritual faith in preventing and recovering from substance use disorder.

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Andrews University Releases New Edition of Its Study Bible

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Andrews University Press will release for sale the long-awaited New International Version (NIV) of the landmark Andrews Study Bible. In addition, nearly 700 new students at Andrews will receive a complimentary copy from the university, continuing a tradition that began in 2011, but now takes place for the first time with the NIV.