News Articles

Compliance document discussion at 2018 Annual Council

Document Voted at Annual Council Outlines Process for Dealing With Non-Compliant Church Entities

On Oct. 14, 2018, after more than five hours of presentations and discussion, the General Conference Executive Committee, at its Annual Council meeting, approved a recommendation from the church’s Unity Oversight Committee: the creation of a new compliance process to assist with the need to implement church policies and voted actions.

NAD headquarters

NAD Statement on 2018 General Conference Annual Council Vote

This is a very challenging time for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Actions taken at the 2018 General Conference Annual Council meeting in Battle Creek, Michigan, did not have the outcome for the church that we had strived toward.

Jeff Wood

“Side By Side” Adventist songwriter, Jeff Wood, Passes Away

After six years of declining health that included two bouts with cancer, Jeff Wood, Adventist song writer, screenwriter, producer and director, passed to his rest on Oct. 11, 2018, in Angwin, California. He was 67. Wood made a significant contribution to Seventh-day Adventist Church media during the course of a career spanning several decades. He may best be known for his song “Side By Side,” originally recorded by the Heritage Singers — and sung in thousands of churches around the world.

Kyle Portbury and two students edit films at Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University Communication Professors Nominated for Two Emmys

Southwestern Adventist University’s department of communication has earned two nominations in the highest honor in the television industry – the EMMY® Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated Truth in the category of Historic/Cultural - Program Feature/Segment in the annual Lone Star Chapter Regional EMMY® Awards.

Aias Cabaça

Student-Produced Film Helps Promote “Creation Sabbath”

The Stop, a clever and compelling three-minute film about the Sabbath and creation was made available October 3 by the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) in preparation of “Creation Sabbath,” on October 27. The annual celebration of the Seventh-day Adventist Church provides a designated time for church and community members to reflect on God’s creation.

Adventist Women in Leadership 2019 meeting

Adventist Women Leaders Invited to Connect Through Newsletter and at Luncheon

On Sept. 13, 2018, the North American Division (NAD) Administrative Committee voted to adopt and endorse the Adventist Women Leaders (AWL) initiative. What started with a lunch for 15 women gathered in a conference room at the NAD Year-End Meeting in October 2017 has grown to more than 50 subscribers to an email newsletter published twice each month.

Washington Johnson, II poses with family and colleagues after receiving his new service dress coat, which reflects his new ranking.

Washington Johnson, II Rises to the Rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve During Historic Promotion Ceremony

Washington Johnson, II, associate director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, was officially promoted from “commander” to “captain” in the U.S. Navy Reserve on October 8, at the headquarters of the North American Division in Columbia, Maryland. Johnson is the sixth Adventist chaplain to reach the rank of captain in the history of the denomination and the U.S. Navy.

ACS DR Greater New York Conference team delivers flood buckets in North Carolina

Adventist Community Services Collaborate in North Carolina Hurricane Recovery

The relief effort as North Carolina residents recover from Hurricane Florence continues for Adventist Community Services Disaster Relief (ACS DR) as both South Atlantic and Carolina conferences work to assist communities across the state. In days immediately following the flooding, ACS DR set up warehouses for distribution of water, food, flood buckets containing clean supplies, and Walmart gift cards. Trucks from several conferences have delivered supplied from across the division; ADRA has pledged financial support; businesses and the American Red Cross have donated hygiene kits, water, and non-perishables.

On Sept. 13, 2018, Andrews University held its second annual Change Day. Approximately 1,400 Andrews University faculty, staff and students worked at 70 sites across seven neighborhoods and two counties.

Andrews University Holds Second Annual Change Day, Serves Community

On Sept. 13, 2018, Andrews University held its second annual Change Day. Approximately 1,400 Andrews University faculty, staff and students worked at 70 sites across seven neighborhoods and two counties.

SWAU opens new nursing and administration building

Southwestern Adventist University Celebrates Grand Opening of New Building

Southwestern Adventist University celebrated the grand opening of the Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration Building on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The ceremony took place on the front steps of the new building, with nursing students, alumni, friends, Board of Trustees and administration in attendance, along with Texas State Representative DeWayne Burns and Keene City Mayor James Chapline. More than 500 visitors attended the event.