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Adventist Church Leaders Vote to Hold a Special One-Day GC Session in January 2022

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, members of the General Conference Executive Committee (GC EXCOM) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted to hold a special General Conference (GC) Session on January 18, 2022. The special one-day, one-item GC Session at the world church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, is being called for the sole purpose of amending the GC Constitution to allow delegates to participate by digital means in a future GC Session in the event that unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances arise.


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Adventist Retirement Welcomes New Assistant Treasurer, New Associate Administrator/CFO

Adventist Retirement is pleased to welcome two new employees, Jennifer Chung, as assistant treasurer, and Andrew Choi, as associate administrator/CFO. Chung joins the department to fill the role of outgoing assistant treasurer Lisa Shannon, who has accepted a position with the Adventist Healthcare Retirement Plan. on May 1, Andrew Choi will join Adventist Retirement as associate administrator/chief financial officer (CFO). He fills the vacancy created when Romero became administrator in May 2020.


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Church Garden Builds Community in Santa Barbara, California

In the midst of a pandemic, the effects of which can leave people feeling isolated and alone, Santa Barbara Seventh-day Adventist Church has continued to minister to its church members and neighbors through its community garden.


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Former NAD Treasurer Announces Retirement from Role of General Conference Treasurer

On April 12, 2021, Juan R. Prestol-Puesán, treasurer of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced his retirement. This announcement came one day before the 2021 GC Spring Meeting officially began on April 13. He will continue in his current role until July 31. The new treasurer, Paul H. Douglas, elected on April 14, will commence duties on August 1.


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Oakwood University Church Hosts Water Bottle Donation Drive for Texas, Delivers Truckful of Supplies

In response to the recent Texas winter weather disaster, the Oakwood University Church (OUC)  and Breath of Live (BOL) Television Ministry conducted a “water drive,” collecting more than 30,000 bottles of water as well as other essential items including socks, undergarments, gently-used clothing, feminine products, and cleaning supplies. The items traveled by truck on Feb. 22, 2021, from Huntsville, Alabama, to the Houston, Texas area.


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Voice of Prophecy Debuts "Authentic"

The Voice of Prophecy is pleased to announce the debut of its latest media offering. Authentic is a 30-minute television and radio program featuring Shawn Boonstra, which made its debut on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, on Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN).


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A Sonscreen Gathering

On the heels of the success of the first-ever virtual Sonscreen Film festival in 2020, organizers are preparing for the 2021 event to again be held virtually. But it won’t look much like the 2020 event, said Julio Muñoz, director of Sonscreen, and an associate director of communication for the North American Division (NAD). He shared that Sonscreen, partnering with Tanya Musgrave, has come up with a way to make this year’s event a more interactive experience through online platform Gather.


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AdventHealth Interview Addresses Hesitancy Toward Taking COVID-19 Vaccination

AdventHealth recently recorded a conversation between Jessica Brazier, their new chief diversity and inclusion officer, and AdventHealth's new chief health equity officer Dr. Alric Simmonds. In this conversation, they address vaccine hesitancy in minority communities.