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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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There Is No Other Experience Like Studying Abroad

Pacific Union College business student Olivia Newman has been spending her junior year studying in Spain through Adventist College Abroad. The thought of traveling and appreciating a different culture excited her. From the beautiful architecture in Spain and her goal of improving in the Spanish language, Olivia chose to study at Campus Adventista de Sagunto.


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Adventist HealthCare CEO Terry Forde Will Depart to Lead Health First in Florida

Terry Forde, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare, headquartered in Montgomery County, Maryland, will step down from his role on Aug. 2, 2024, to become president and CEO of Health First, headquartered in Brevard County, Florida.


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What’s in Your Hand? eHuddle Inspires Attendees Toward Creative Evangelism

From February 26 to 28, nearly 200 pastors and other leaders gathered at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, Florida, for the 2024 eHuddle, an annual evangelism and leadership think tank hosted by the North American Division’s (NAD) Ministerial Association. Thousands more tuned in via Facebook and YouTube.


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Young Adult LIFE Tour Coming to Portland, Oregon

Many of our local churches love their young adults but are at a loss as to where to begin a thriving ministry with them. The North Pacific Union Young Adult LIFE Tour stop intends to bring insights and relevant, doable steps toward building a flourishing young adult ministry now. The tour’s next stop will be in Portland, Oregon, from April 19-20, 2024, at the Pleasant Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.