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Altamonte Springs Job Fair Brings Employment Opportunities

On April 25, 2024, scores of job seekers filed into the gymnasium of the Altamonte Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida to dialogue with local businesses about job opportunities. Each job seeker had the chance to speak with several local businesses and apply for jobs. After conversing with potential employers, many applicants stopped by the prayer table before leaving, seeking God’s blessing in their job search. A few weeks later, CFEC Director Paulette Weir indicated that 226 job seekers and 17 employment agencies attended the program. Remarkably, 157 individuals gained employment after the event. Pastor Dion Henry attributed the impressive success of the program to the prayers of church members.


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Nearly 100 Attendees Celebrate Freedom of Conscience at NAD Religious Liberty Dinner

The North American Division’s (NAD) 18th annual Religious Liberty dinner, held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., celebrated a central human right — the freedom of religion or belief. It brought together close to 100 religious liberty advocates, government officials, academics, Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders, Washington Adventist University Honors College students, and other guests, for a catered meal, a keynote address and religious liberty awards ceremony.


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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Receives $1 Million Gift for Tower from Grateful Family

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Montgomery County’s largest and longest-serving healthcare system, has received a $1 million gift from the Lee family of Potomac. This substantial contribution will support the completion of a six-story patient tower under construction at the hospital.


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Pacific Union College Continues Building Fire Resilience Across Forest Property Through Successful 13-Acre Planned Burn

Pacific Union College (PUC) partnered with CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and Napa County Fire Department to conduct a prescribed burn across 13 acres of the college’s Angwin forest property on May 1, 2024, successfully managing overgrown vegetation, enhancing forest health, and building fire resilience. These efforts demonstrate PUC’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and community safety.


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Arne P. Nielsen, Vice President for Education for the North American Division, Passes to His Rest

Arne P. Nielsen, vice president for the Office of Education for the North American Division (NADOE) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed to his rest on June 3, 2024, after several days in the intensive care unit dealing with complications from an acute illness. He was 64.


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Oakwood President Appointed as Member of the Executive Committee of the American Council on Education Inaugural Commission on Faith-based Universities

On May 16, 2024, Oakwood University president Leslie Pollard was officially invited by Clark Gilbert, commissioner of the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and co-chair of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) inaugural Commission on Faith-based Universities, to join the inaugural executive committee for this newly formed advocacy organization.


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Announcement: Arne P. Nielsen, NAD Vice President for Education, Passes to His Rest

We are deeply saddened to share that Arne P. Nielsen, North American Division vice president for education, passed to his rest this morning, June 3, 2024, after several days of dealing with complications from an acute illness. The family asks for privacy at this time as they grieve this very unexpected loss.


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Pentecost 2025 Initiative Voted by the North American Division Executive Committee

On May 29, 2024, the North American Division Executive Committee has voted to approve Pentecost 2025, an initiative to be launched for church leaders and members alike to seek the Holy Spirit’s power and mobilize for evangelism with the goal of holding at least 3,000 proclamation initiatives division wide in 2025. Starting in July, Adventists with approval from their church board can sign up to be part of Pentecost 2025, with the option to apply for startup funds.