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Leaders Vote to Postpone General Conference Session 2020 for a Second Time

For the second time in 10 months, members of the Executive Committee of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church have voted to postpone the quinquennial session of the denomination, originally scheduled for late June of 2020, due to challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At Southwestern Adventist University, More Than $50,000 Raised to Meet Student Needs During Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic affected life for everyone, Southwestern Adventist University focused on meeting student needs through the Fighting Food and Housing Insecurity fundraising campaign. Launched with a goal to raise $50,000, SWAU has recently concluded the campaign, exceeding the goal.

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Walla Walla University Participates with Adventist Health on Groundbreaking Community Well-Being Blue Zones Project

The Walla Walla University Center for Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) is pleased to announce that it will participate in a community health initiative, the Blue Zones Project Walla Walla Valley, which was announced earlier this month by Adventist Health, and includes several other participants in the local community.

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Members in North America Asked to Pray Regarding Adventist on Death Row in Indiana

The leadership of the North American Division is appealing to members to pray for those involved in the decision regarding Brandon Bernard’s death sentence; the families of the victims; and Bernard and his family as the scheduled execution draws near.

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“The Dig” Dinosaur Research Project in Need of a New Field Station

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

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Guide Magazine Publishes a Story-based Adventist Fundamental Beliefs Book

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.

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2020 NAD Year-End Meeting Video and News Coverage

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.

Pacific Press October Spirit of Prophecy month Discounts Ellen G. White Writings in October, Chapel and Pocket Tracts in November

For the entire month of October, Pacific Press and 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.

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Adventist Health Launches Breakthrough Move to Promote Community Well-Being

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.

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“God’s Enduring Song of Love” Film Released for Creation Sabbath 2020

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.