Casting Our Eyes to Calvary
The 2022 CALLED Convention Arena Experience
The North American Division’s CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention is a time centered around guiding, supporting, and celebrating pastors. The CALLED Arena Experiences not only met that goal, but exceeded it, focusing on pastoral health and how believers must be grounded first and foremost on Christ alone. Over the course of four days, the arena experience was the central point of group worship that capped each day with morning and evening sessions.
Two Adventist Universities Unite as Southwestern Adventist University and Sahmyook University Sign Exchange Agreement
On Nov. 4, 2022, Southwestern Adventist University president Ana Patterson welcomed Sahmyook University president Il Mok Kim and director of international Education Jae Wook Yang to campus. They met to sign a three-year exchange agreement.
Pacific Union College has launched a groundbreaking collaboration with St. Helena High School, giving students the opportunity to learn how technology is applied to the environmental challenges they face in their own local communities and beyond – including severe drought and wildfires. The 10-week class will meet in person on PUC’s campus and provides the students with the chance to earn college credit.
Like you, I have challenges in my life. At times they have threatened to overwhelm me. But I have a spiritual discipline of gratitude that is giving me the strength to overcome them. My overcoming involves being able to trust God more and live by the truth that I am loved by God, He is my provider, and I don’t have to know all the steps in my future. When it’s time, He’ll reveal the next step.
To start day six of the 2022 Year-End Meeting for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), attendees saw video reports from both ASi and Oakwood University. On the heels of these inspiring videos came a review of policy revisions, led by Jorge Ramirez, undersecretary for the NAD.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, the North American headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will give away 10,000 lbs. of fresh fruit and vegetables. “During this Thanksgiving season, we want to help our neighbors and express our gratitude for being a part of the local Howard County community,” says Orlan Johnson, Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.
Inaugural Hit the Mark Sabbath School Summit Attracts Attendees from Canada, the U.S., and the Bahamas
In March 2020, our world as we knew it changed. The COVID-19 pandemic struck, and in short order, schools, businesses, and churches closed. It was then that Hit the Mark Sabbath School began streaming live on Facebook and YouTube every Saturday.
“The opportunity of a lifetime,” “a mind-blowing experience,” “the best week of my life,” “unforgettable memories,” “an experience beyond my wildest dreams,” “my most treasured memory,” “a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” and “the highlight of my university years” were just some of the remarks from members of The University Singers after their recent concert tour to the United Kingdom. From August 11-18, 2022, The Singers, along with British composer Philip W. Stopford, were invited to perform at Westminster Abbey, Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth Cathedral.
One of the most innovative lay evangelism programs in Adventist history moved into its permanent home when Loma Linda University Church formally dedicated the Literature Ministry Distribution and Training Center on the campus of Loma Linda Elementary School on Sabbath, October 15, 2022. The center, whose steel walls and barred windows resemble an armored fortress, represents the culmination of years of vision, faith, prayer, and hard work on the part of a dedicated lay group eager to share the gospel in the Inland Empire of Southern California.