Close to 20 pastors, church administrators and leaders, and specialists addressed the 926 Zoom webinar users and 500 Facebook viewers participating in the “Let Justice Roll,” the NAD's live, two-hour virtual conference on June 10, 2020.
Mendocino Coast District Hospital and Adventist Health have signed a management agreement, announced Jason Wells, president of Adventist Health services in Mendocino County, in May 2020. The hospital will draw on Adventist Health’s extensive experience, as well as its vast network and resources in Mendocino County, where Adventist Health operates two other hospitals.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Employment Decision Impacting Religious Liberty
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Bostock v. Clayton, County, Georgia is a landmark decision with far-reaching consequences in the area of civil rights, including religious liberty. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.
It Is Written will hold an online, health-focused evangelistic series called Take Charge of Your Health beginning June 22 at 7 p.m. EDT. The week-long series will feature interviews with medical experts, Bible study of wellness principles, and practical instruction in lifestyle change for health improvement. Registration is free.
On Sabbath, June 27, 2020, the leadership of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is asking its members, churches, ministries, and services to join in a special day of prayer for the deep hurt and frustration that racial injustice and inequity have caused in North America. As the conversations on racism in society and in the church continue to grow, we are urging the 1.2 million church members in the territories of Bermuda, Canada, Guam/Micronesia, and the United States to come together and prayerfully seek God’s guidance and leading in our lives, especially in how we relate to one another, and how we can help stop injustice against people of color.
In the past couple weeks, tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of cities across the world, protesting against racism, injustice, and wrongful deaths. Alongside the world, Washington Adventist University’s students and community have found their voices. Among the peaceful protestors in the D.C. area were many of WAU’s leaders, students, and activists.
Designated as an Essential Service, the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church Continually Feeds Thousands in Kansas City
The New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas, has helped address food insecurity with its Renewed Hope food pantry in the greater Kansas City area since 2011. With the reputation the church has built for nearly a decade as a large, reliable food assistance service for the community, it was deemed an essential service by the local government when stay-at-home orders went into effect. The pantry distributes food to more than 2,500 people a week.
On Friday, May 22, 2020, the first ever virtual “The Tent” meeting, a collaboration between the Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC) youth ministries, premiered on YouTube and Facebook. “The Tent,” as it is known, has been an evangelistic series put on by junior high students in a large tent on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. For the past seven years, the program has occurred every May.
Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s suffocation death may be leading to a sea change in terms of how Americans see race relations. Only time will tell. For those who believe transformation is needed sociologically and administratively throughout American Adventism, I pose the question: How do we accomplish such in a way that we relate to others as equal brothers and sisters in Christ, in an effort to present a strong witness to society?
Retired Breath of Life Speaker Walter L. Pearson Jr., 74, Whose Ministry Spoke Across Generations, Passes to His Rest
Walter L. Pearson, Jr., former speaker/director for Breath of Life, passed to his rest on June 7, 2020. Pearson retired in 2010 after serving the Breath of Life media ministry for 12 years.