The Do It Together Virtual Sabbath School Conference Trains and Inspires Leaders Across the North American Division

On September 14-16, 2023, Sabbath school attendees, teachers, and superintendents gathered for enrichment and inspiration through virtual training sessions and worship at the North American Division annual Do It Together (DIT) Sabbath School Virtual Conference. Close to 1,200 signed up for the event, with 763 of those registered completely new to the DIT event.

La Sierra University’s Rankings Jump Again in U.S. News & World Report Colleges Guide

La Sierra University saw its placement climb across three categories in the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges guide this fall, to include a jump to No. 4 for social mobility among western region universities.

Alfredo Campechano, Long-time Editor at Pacific Press Publishing Association, Passes to His Rest

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, Alfredo Campechano, a long-time editor at Pacific Press Publishing Association, passed to his rest. He was 69.

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During Hispanic Heritage Month, a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Houston Distributes Special El Centinela Magazine Edition to Community

Each September, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., the El Centinela team at Pacific Press Publishing Association prepares a special bilingual issue of the magazine for distribution around the North American Division. This year, 450,000 copies were printed and sent to conferences and churches to use in outreach during the month.

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Maryland Governor Has "Homecoming" at Takoma Park Church

“It was a long overdue homecoming,” said Maryland Governor Wes Moore during his visit to the Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland this past weekend. During the visit on Sabbath, July 22, Moore shared the story of how members of the church stepped in to provide support for his family after his father passed away suddenly.

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La Sierra University’s Founding President, Beloved Scholar Fritz Guy Passes to His Rest

La Sierra University is saddened to announce the passing of its founding president, Fritz Guy, who died yesterday morning, July 25, 2023, in Longview, Washington, following an acute cardiovascular event. He was 93.

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Adventist Information Ministries Expands Reach With New Assistant Director for Pastoral Care

AIM recently appointed Marshall McKenzie as assistant director for pastoral care. His primary responsibility will be training and mentoring AIM’s referral chaplains, who develop interests in different regions, and digital evangelism specialists, who engage with social media contacts. McKenzie will also ensure that contacts coming through AIM are offered an opportunity for pastoral care. This move underscores AIM’s focus on providing contacts to the local church and serving as a bridge between digital and traditional media and the local church.

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Southern Adventist University Names Ruth McKee School of Business After Bakery Co-founder

Officials from Collegedale-based Southern Adventist University and McKee Foods Corporation gathered at the McKee Foods campus on Thursday, July 20, 2023, to announce the naming of Southern’s School of Business after Anna Ruth (King) McKee. The new campus building that will house the business program will also carry her name. Known as Ruth, she and her spouse O.D. McKee co-founded McKee Foods Corporation, best known as the maker of Little Debbie® snacks. Both were also students at Southern.