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Pacific Press Temporarily Closing to Comply with Idaho Stay-at-Home Order

On March 25, 2020, Idaho Governor Brad Little announced a stay-at-home order for individuals and non-essential businesses within the state of Idaho. As a result, Pacific Press is temporarily ceasing on-site operations.

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It Is Written Invites Churches to Join Nationwide Online Evangelistic Event

Although the coronavirus disease pandemic has shut down evangelistic meetings all across the country, It Is Written will conduct a virtual, online evangelistic event starting April 17, 2020. The event, presented by Pastor John Bradshaw, It Is Written speaker/director, will reach all of North America.

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Have you ever considered starting or joining a small group, but never got around to it? Now that most churches have cancelled their on-site services and closed their buildings, it’s an ideal time to start a small group. Getting two or more families together in virtual small groups is an excellent way to share support and to boost one another’s spirits in these strange and isolated times.

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Pacific Press Publishing Association Makes Weekly Children’s Publications Temporarily Available for Free Online

With many church buildings closed because of COVID-19, children aren’t able to pick up copies of their favorite Sabbath magazines. Pacific Press Publishing Association has decided to make its weekly children’s publications — Our Little Friend, Primary Treasure, and Guide — available in PDF format on each magazine’s own website for free. The weekly magazines will continue to appear for as long as the coronavirus threat keeps church buildings closed.

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Christian Record Services Welcomes New Communication Director

Christian Record Services, Inc., a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America for people who are blind, invites Kristine Lemons to join its ministry team as communication director. She begins this responsibility on March 30, 2020.

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Los líderes de la NAD anuncian la transición a oficina virtual en respuesta al COVID-19

Debido a la situación que está cambiando tan rápidamente con la pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19), la administración de la División Norteamericana (NAD, por sus siglas en inglés) ha decidido trasladar su oficina corporativa en Columbia, Maryland, a una operación virtual. Comenzando al final del 17 de marzo de 2020, y continuando hasta el 30 de marzo de 2020, se requiere que todos los empleados trabajen desde casa, y la organización se está esforzando para garantizar que las operaciones diarias continúen sin interrupción.

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NAD Leadership Announces Transition to Virtual Office in Response to COVID-19

Due to the rapidly-changing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the administration of the North American Division (NAD) has elected to transition its corporate office in Columbia, Maryland, to a virtual operation. Starting at the end of business on March 17, 2020, and moving forward until March 30, 2020, all employees will be required to work from home, and all efforts are being made to ensure that day-to-day operations will continue without interruption.

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La administración de la NAD brinda una guía para la Iglesia en Norteamérica durante la pandemia COVID-19

Los líderes de la División Norteamericana (NAD, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Asociación General de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, en consulta con los líderes de las nueve uniones en la NAD, está proporcionando orientación a las iglesias y escuelas en nuestros territorios con respecto al impacto de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19).

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NAD Administration Provides Guidance for Church in North America During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The leadership of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD), in consultation with the leaders of the nine union conferences in the NAD, is providing some guidance for the churches and schools in our territories regarding the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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La administración de la División Norteamericana comparte información sobre COVID-19 y la respuesta de la División

El 4 de marzo de 2020, durante la reunión mensual del personal de la División Norteamericana (NAD, por sus siglas en inglés), la administración de la NAD invitó a Tim Northrop, presidente de Adventist Risk Management (ARM), y al Dr. Peter Landless, director de Ministerios de Salud de la Asociación General de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, a presentar sobre lo que la iglesia está haciendo con respecto a la enfermedad de coronavirus (COVID-19).