“Connected to the Word, Connected to Jesus”
Learning the Book of John makes a deep impact for many at the Pathfinder Bible Experience finals
More than 150 teams participated in the 2023 Pathfinder Bible Experience in Tampa Bay, Florida, on April 21-22. This is the second year the event is back in person after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event online in 2020 and 2021.
In the heart of compassion and dedication, Christian Record Services (CRS) stands tall as it celebrates an incredible milestone — 125 years of unwavering commitment to serving individuals worldwide who are blind and visually impaired. Since its inception in 1899, CRS has been a beacon of hope, breaking down barriers and providing life-changing services to individuals facing vision challenges.
Walla Walla University School of Nursing Receives More Than $100,000 to Update Portland Simulation Lab
Walla Walla University School of Nursing has received a $105,231 grant from the Washington Student Achievement Council to upgrade nursing simulation labs on the Portland campus. This is the third significant grant awarded to the School of Nursing in the past year which total more than $490,000, continuing to support high-level nursing education at WWU.
Beginning January 4, 2024, a North American Division (NAD) administrative team visited several islands within the Guam-Micronesia Mission (GMM) for two weeks. “We wanted to provide encouragement and do an assessment of needs and see how we could better support the work there,” said NAD president G. Alexander Bryant.
The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) has awarded a 2023 Pacemaker Award to Envision, Andrews University’s student-produced magazine. Envision was distinguished in the category of feature/general audience magazines produced by four-year colleges and universities. The award, designated by the judges of the ACP, recognizes national excellence in collegiate journalism.
On January 18, 2024, roughly 110 local faith and civic leaders attended the fifth Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast hosted by the North American Division (NAD) and organized by its Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) department. The event commemorated Religious Freedom Day (Jan. 16) and coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15). Attendees experienced a religious freedom-themed keynote, special musical selections, and prayers focusing on religious freedom, peace, unity of spirit, and personal responsibility.
The Pacific Union College (PUC) Church resonated with powerful words as David Anthony Johnson addressed students during a special Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day. The event, held in the sanctuary on Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2024, as part of the Community Speakers Series, was dedicated to honoring King’s legacy.
Who are the least of these? And who is called to serve; and what does that service look like when perhaps there are other life situations that make it challenging to help? And can our church serve as a conduit for understanding what help looks like and how everyone can be involved? Those are the questions we are asking ourselves within Adventist Community Services. While our traditional avenues for providing help will continue — operating food pantries, providing clothing to those that need it, and running community gardens — we are also looking to expand the ways we define help as well as the type of help we provide in the communities we serve.
“The Lord has brought us a mighty long way.” That was the testimony of members and friends of Patmos Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka, Florida, as they celebrated the church’s platinum (70th) anniversary on September 22, 2023. More than 650 members and friends crammed into the church’s edifice to worship and praise God for His guidance over seven decades and to ponder what God has in store for the Patmos’ future.