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Col. Richard “Dick” Stenbakken, former director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, shares how an Army chaplain gave up his life jacket to save Stenbakken’s life during a torpedo attack in WWI.

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.

SWAU communication department receives an Emmy award on Nov. 10, 2018

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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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.

Oakwood University Church mass choir of high school students

Third Annual Fall Classic Highlights Adventist Academies

On Nov. 2-4, 2018, for the third consecutive year, Breath of Life Television Ministries, in collaboration with Oakwood University and the Oakwood University Church, invited academy students from across the North American Division (NAD) to celebrate Adventist education through sports and the arts.

Firefighters in Paradise, California, fight the Camp Fire

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.

AdventSource college worker

Following NAD Year-End Meeting, AdventSource Ministry Supply Center Becomes Division Institution

AdventSource, the official ministry supply center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, became an North American Division institution on Nov. 9, 2018, following a vote by the NAD Corporation Board.

NAD Vice President Alvin Kibble asks the executive committee to consider ways to help the emerging immigrant and refugee populations within the division’s territory.

Final Day of YEM Yields Opportunities for Mission Expansion for Immigrants and Refugees

On Nov. 6, 2018, the North American Division Executive Committee voted to launch a two-year study to evaluate the needs and ways to serve immigrant and refugee groups. The body also heard reports on Verified Volunteers, Church Planting, Education, Adventist Learning Community, Children’s Ministries, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Stewardship, Ministerial, Communication, and the Pacific Press Publishing Association.

Tom and Shirley Evans at the 2018 Year-End Meetings

Final Reports Spur Well Wishes to Three NAD Leaders Preparing for Retirement

An officer of the North American Division, a vice president, and a ministry director gave their final respective reports during the division’s 2018 Year-End Meeting this past week as they prepare for their retirements by the end of 2018 (Evans, Blackmer) or the beginning of 2019 (Matthews). Executive committee members seized the opportunity to thank the leaders for their service and lasting impact on the division and the Church’s mission of spreading the gospel.

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Issues Joint Statement on Thousand Oaks, California, Shooting

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist church family mourn all loss of life, but especially cry out against mass violence such as took place last night in Thousand Oaks, California, very close to our headquarters for the western United States, the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

AU interfaith prayer meeting for Jewish victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting where 11 lost their lives.

At Prayer Service, Michigan Faith Leaders and Officials Urge Unity After Pittsburgh Massacre

Congregants from various faiths gathered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Monday night, Nov. 8, 2018, to pray for unity in the wake of the Pittsburgh massacre which left 11 Jewish worshippers dead. Before a standing-room only crowd of 150, faith leaders resolved to support Jews and other victims of religious hatred in the hopes of sending a clear message that love will triumph over hate.