Long-Anticipated Secondary School Biology Textbook Published
Textbook, described as a “powerful tool,” is published by the NAD Office of Education.
The book, "By Design Biology: The Scientific Study of Life," represents years of effort by Christian scientists and educators to provide a text that investigates the origins of life from a biblical worldview and also explores the theory of evolution.
The subject of 2020’s Creation Sabbath film, “God’s Enduring Song of Love” is the murmurating of grackles. Each year a short film is produced for Creation Sabbath, designed to draw viewers’ minds to the wonder of God’s creation. These films are for personal viewing and reflection, sharing on social media, and sharing together as a group of worshipers during Creation Sabbath celebrations. This year, Creation Sabbath occurs on October 24.
On Oct. 20, 2020, Adventist Health announced the launch of its Well-Being Division. With this far-reaching change, Adventist Health is further demonstrating its commitment to inspire health, wholeness, and hope within the communities it serves. In keeping with its goals, Adventist Health acquired Blue Zones® in early 2020, marking the first step in the creation of its Well-Being Division.
This past Thanksgiving, Seventh-day Adventists in Ontario, Canada,* had a lot to be thankful for, despite a challenging 2020. One of the biggest blessings is that a Cessna 185 aircraft was obtained in collaboration with Adventist World Aviation.
The OneTeam Playbook 2020 Leaders Convention (#oneteamNAD) shifted gears from an onsite meeting that was planned in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to an all-digital platform conference. The convention was also extended to include four Sunday afternoons in September and October. The last session will occur this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, concluding the “convention” phase of this event.
On August 20, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met virtually to receive the name of Kyoshin Ahn, the recommendation for division secretary, from both the North American Division’s standing nominating committee and executive committee.
“After nearly 30 years of planning and discussing strategies for a full campus for Oakwood Adventist Academy, I’m pleased to announce that the third and final phase of the Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) Building Project is now completed! It’s been a long time coming, but look what God has done!" These were the opening words from Oakwood University Church (OUC) senior pastor and OAA building project chairperson, Carlton P. Byrd, to the crowd of community residents, church members, and OAA employees, parents, and students gathered to witness the official opening of the newly constructed OAA high school building in Huntsville, Alabama, on August 9, 2020.
On August 18, 2020, Synchronous Health, a behavioral health company that combines the strength of human empathy with artificial intelligence (AI) to increase access and quality of behavioral health services, and Adventist Health, a faith-based nonprofit integrated multi-state health system serving more than 10 million people in more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii, announced a strategic partnership that provides customized behavioral healthcare and well-being solutions to key populations.
The NAD leadership has identified the process to elect a new executive secretary. G. Alexander Bryant, NAD president, notified the members of the standing NAD Nominating Committee that they will meet on Aug. 17 to select a name to be recommended to the NAD Executive Committee, which will then vote on the recommendation on Aug. 18.