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Sonscreen Film Festival Holds First Alumni Mixer

The November 7, 2021, first-ever Sonscreen Film Festival alumni event opened with a screening at which presenters showed trailers for their films. The schedule then opened up, giving the almost two dozen guests participating time to share information for future projects, learn what their peers were working on, and connect with former classmates and new friends.


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New Southern Adventist University Student Center Receives Design Awards

The new Bietz Center for Student Life at Southern Adventist University has won four awards from the Association of University Interior Designers (AUID), a national organization. Most notably, wall art in the Bietz Center’s Jack Blanco Chapel won “best in show.”


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NAD Summit on Abuse Offers Hope and Healing for Victims of Abuse

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) recently sponsored its annual enditnow Summit on Abuse. It featured professionals presenting on support for children and their families, legal obligations for church members and staff, the threat of pornography, and the dynamics of power and control. The summit was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on Nov. 14, 2021, in English, and on Nov. 15 in Spanish.


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Waves of Grace

Google led Iris Miranda to the Peoria Seventh-day Adventist Church’s weekly “Sabbath Stream” livestream. Iris and her husband, Herminio Irizarry, weren’t able to find a local church home during the pandemic, so they began joining the Peoria church each week: “I am seriously hesitating going back to my church here in Virginia,” Iris wrote, “because I don’t want to stop watching Peoria’s services.”


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God Sees the Little Sparrow Fall

As we move closer to the enditnow Summit On Abuse in November, we pray that our members will purpose in their hearts to stand for the vulnerable among us. And may we all practice compassion and loving support through acts of kindness and familiarizing ourselves with proper procedures for prevention, reporting and healing in our churches.


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Pacific Press Promotes Creation Books for Creation Sabbath

There are some amazing books out there about the biblical creation. How do you find those that are worth reading and avoid those that promote strange ideas or unbiblical positions? There is no better place to look than the diverse catalogue of creation books published and distributed by the Pacific Press Publishing Association. And with Creation Sabbath just around the corner on Oct. 23, 2021, the good news is that these exceptional books are now easier than ever to obtain.


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Southwestern Adventist University Hosts Annual Scholarship Gala

Southwestern Adventist University hosted its annual scholarship gala on Sept. 27, 2021. Proceeds from this fundraiser exceeded $100,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations.


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Wisconsin Adventist Community Services Gives Afghans a Warm Welcome 

The desperate airlift out of Kabul, Afghanistan, had barely kicked into gear last month when a call went out to Wisconsin’s Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD) group. There was an urgent need for clothing to help the displaced Afghans arriving in Wisconsin in early September with only what they had on them. Alice Garrett, the Wisconsin Adventist Community Services director started the drive for clothing with a flurry of emails for help on short notice. The response was overwhelming.