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Members Serve Communities Impacted by Government Shutdown

Adventists in Maryland and Florida met the practical needs of those whose lives were upended during the government shutdown that took place Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019.


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NAD Health Summit Uplifts Faith Community Nursing

The practice of faith community nursing in the Adventist Church was celebrated during the banquet ceremony of the 2019 North American Division Health Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Leaders and members of the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN), along with nurses who received specialized training during the summit to become a faith community nurse, attended the banquet on Jan. 24.


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La Sierra University's Zapara School of Business Rolls Out MBA in Hawaii

This winter, La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business launched its first out-of-state Master of Business Administration program, offering graduate courses designed for busy health care professionals. The MBA cohort program at Adventist Health Castle medical center in Kailua, Hawaii, officially began instruction on Jan. 7, 2019.


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Camp Meeting: Still Here After 150 Years!

From the very first camp meeting of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, held in 1868 on the farm of E. H. Root in Wright, Michigan, to the 111 camp meetings held in the North American Division (NAD) in 2018, the benefits of these gatherings are still countless.


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Southwestern Adventist University Communication Professors Receive Emmy Award

Southwestern Adventist University’s department of communication has won an Emmy® award — considered the highest honor in the television industry — at a televised awards ceremony in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2018, for the film "Truth."


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Unprecedented Adventist Military Veterans Program Recognizes Exemplary Service, Remembers the Fallen

The North American Division (NAD) Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) hosted its first ever ceremony in honor of Veterans Day entitled, “You Are Not Forgotten: A Salute to Veterans” on Saturday, November 10. More than 200 people attended the Sabbath afternoon program at the division’s headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. Those in attendance included servicemen and women from the five U.S. military services – Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.


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Andrews University's Envision Magazine Wins Pacemaker Award

On Oct. 27, 2018, Andrews University’s student-produced Envision magazine received a Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press. Known as “collegiate journalism’s preeminent award,” the Pacemaker awards are presented yearly by the ACP.


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Community Pulls Together After Deadliest Fire in California's History Burns Through Towns 

The Camp Fire, now considered the deadliest fire in California’s history, has claimed the lives of close to 60 in the Concow and Paradise vicinities. According to news reports, more than 52,000 were evacuated from the area; about 8,800 homes have been destroyed by the fire that started on Nov. 8. Nearly 1,300 Adventist church members have been affected; and several Adventist properties have been destroyed or sustained serious damage.