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South Central Conference Stands with Oakwood Adventist Academy

The South Central Conference administration applauds the young men of the Oakwood Adventist Academy basketball team for their recent stand to not play a state regional tournament game scheduled during the Sabbath hours. The conference administration is thrilled to see faith lived out in the lives of its members.

Social Justice

New 2022 Black History Month Study Guide "Social Justice in the Word of God" Dedicated to Elder and Mrs. Henry J. Fordham III

A new Black History Month study guide, “Social Justice and the Word of God,” dedicated to the memory of former Allegheny East Conference president Henry J. Fordham III and his wife Sharon Elaine (Wright) Fordham, has been launched.

Alina Baltazar

Andrews University Announces Master of Social Work Online Program

The Andrews University School of Social Work has announced a new online program for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in social work (MSW). The program, which is set to begin in the fall semester of 2022, will focus on clinical counseling and trauma.

Southern Adventist University

Online Course Provides Health and Wellness Coach Training Beginning in January 2022

The School of Nursing at Southern Adventist University will offer a 16-week course, beginning Jan. 11, 2022, that equips participants to pursue health and wellness coaching certification. No prior healthcare experience is required.

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Update: Greater New York Conference Issues Statement Regarding the Resignation of Grand Concourse Church Pastor

This is the statement of the Greater New York Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church regarding the resignation of Burnett Robinson, pastor of the Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist Church in New York City.

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North American Division Responds to Statement from Greater New York Conference Regarding Harmful Comments Made by Pastor

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America wholeheartedly condemns any form of behavior or rhetoric that perpetrates any type of violence against women. This is not what the Seventh-day Adventist Church believes.

Brent Hardinge

A New Direction at AIM

Adventist Information Ministry, the North American Division's contact center, welcomed a new director on Nov. 1, 2021. Brent Hardinge, previously the assistant communication director at the General Conference, is poised to help lead AIM into its next era of ministry. 

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This October, Adventist Learning Community Launches “How The Church Works” Podcast

Confusion and questions about Adventism’s place in our world, and our personal lives, have driven younger Adventists, in particular, to struggle with connecting to a religion that at times doesn’t make sense to them and the world they experience. Could it be that we need to understand the past so that we can make sense of today? That’s exactly why the Adventist Learning Community assembled a team to make How the Church Works, a podcast about the inner-workings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and why it’s important to care.

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Message Magazine Announces New Sabbath Worship/Vespers Experience

Message magazine announces the newest podcast in its expanding lineup. “The Rest of Your Story” features veteran Allegheny East Conference pastor and Philadelphia drive-time radio host Nick Taliaferro. A gifted speaker, singer, writer, interviewer, and community leader, Taliaferro works hard to bring listeners a sense of rest.

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Vietnamese Artist Designs Unique Creation Sabbath Swag Art

Each year some amazing graphics are produced for Creation Sabbath. And some of these graphics are available on t-shirts, mugs, and totes for anyone who wants to show their Creation Sabbath colors! This year’s graphic was designed by a brilliant Vietnamese artist named Xuan Le. Inspired by some of her favorite animals, Xuan created a dazzling burst of colory.