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U.S. Department of Education Awards $483,900 Title Grant to Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University has been awarded a Title V grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. Over the next five years, SWAU will receive around half a million dollars each year, for a total of just over $2.5 million.

Mac McCottry and Andy Nash

Two Ethnically-Diverse Churches Worship Together in Denver

Two pastors of ethnically-diverse churches who became close friends decided to bring their churches together in a joint worship. Aware of COVID-19 pandemic regulations, the attending believers registered ahead for the worship service, and more than 300 of them from the Littleton and Denver Park Hill churches gathered on the Mile High Academy sports field on Oct. 3, 2020.

Michael Kruger

Michael Kruger Named ADRA President

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced today that its board of directors has unanimously elected Michael Kruger as its new president, effective immediately.

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The Delight in Their Eyes

Some claim that in 1992, Hallmark Cards started “Clergy Appreciation Day.” After all, giving us a reason to buy a card is good for business. Others state, however, that the concept of clergy appreciation began way back in AD 65-66, when the Apostle Paul wrote to young Timothy: “Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine” (1 Tim.5:17, NKJV). While Hallmark may have helped us focus our appreciation by buying cards and gifts from their stores during October, Paul reminds us that it is biblical to honor and care for our pastors.

Foothills Adventist Elementary School

Adventist Entities in Northern California Provide Updates as Wildfires Draw Near

Only a few weeks after being threatened by wildfires, the northern California communities of Angwin and St. Helena are again facing fires that have caused thousands of people in those communities to evacuate. According to CALFIRE, the Glass Fire began at 4 a.m. on September 27, 2020, in an area to the west of Angwin and north of Deer Park and St. Helena.

Oregon Conference fire response

Oregon Conference Responds to Wildfires, Helps Evacuees

NAD Communication Director Dan Weber talks to Jonathan Russell and Andy Villanueva from the Oregon Conference on how the Seventh-day Adventist Church has responded to the needs of the local communities after more than 100,000 people needed to evacuate due to the recent fires in their territory.

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Guide Magazine Publishes a Special Sharing Issue on the State of the Dead

Guide magazine has produced "Death’s Doom," a 16-page outreach magazine for readers ages 10-14 that uses Guide’s famous storytelling technique along with related sidebars to help kids understand the biblical view of death and the hope we have in a future resurrection.

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Before You Reopen Your House of Worship, Consider This

Is there a spiritual imperative for houses of worship that can be met only by conducting in-person services? And does that imperative outweigh the very real physical risks? If a member becomes ill and dies of COVID-19 contracted during church attendance, will reopening still have been worth it? Considering how was can keep each other safer during a time such as this is a biblical imperative.

La Sierra University is ranked No. 1 in the nation for its diverse environment by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education annual college ranking.

La Sierra University Ranked No. 1 in Nation Again for Diverse Environment by Wall Street Journal

La Sierra topped the “Environment” category for the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021, which was released September 17. The category considers the diversity of the faculty and of the student body, numbers of international students, and numbers of in-need students receiving financial aid through the federal Pell Grant.

LifeTalkKids is now on LifeTalk Radio.

LifeTalk Radio Launches Online Channel for Kids

LifeTalk Radio®, a media ministry of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, has launched a daily, 24-hour, online radio channel designed especially for children. The division’s only owned and operated radio networks now featues LifeTalkKids™, which offers a variety of Bible-based, character-building, and educational programs for children of all ages.