Dr. Steven Smith, vice president and chief scientific officer of AdventHealth, and principal investigator of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals COVID-19 vaccine clinic trial, recently shared his expertise and insight on vaccine development with Mylon Medley, assistant director of NAD Communication. Smith says, “You couldn't design a vaccine that looked any better than these first two vaccines [Pfizer and Moderna] that are out of the gate.”
Most were not predicting it, and many treasurers at various levels of the church were looking for a report trending in the opposite direction. But in what could only be described as a miracle of faithfulness, 2020 tithe figures for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) came in close to 1.1 billion dollars.
Walla Walla University Church Hosts Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic in Partnership with Local Hospital and County Health Department
It was Monday morning, Jan. 18, 2021, in College Place, Washington, a year into the coronavirus pandemic, and “As far as the eye could see, there were cars. The mood was one of anticipation and gratitude,” said Alareece Collie, executive pastor for the Walla Walla University (WWU) Church. While most of the world’s population has suffered from social isolation, unease, and painful losses during the past year, it was the promise of hope that brought the Walla Walla Valley community together.
NAD president G. Alexander Bryant shares his reflections on Black History Month and his desire for Adventists in North America to share their own personal story with people from other communities as they seek to better understand the diversity in the church.
In August 2020, Andrews Christian Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was hit with a rapidly forming derecho storm causing destruction and power outages area-wide for weeks. As the teachers, students, and their families recovered, plans were made to ensure the students could get back to school as soon as possible. The teachers felt it was important not only for the students to learn but to talk and work through their frightening experiences.
ADRA Deploys More Than a Million Medical Masks to Loma Linda University Health as Resurgence of COVID-19 Skyrockets in California
On January 26, 2021, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) reported that it has donated 1.6 million medical-grade masks to Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) in California, to support the hospital’s continued battle against COVID-19. LLUH plans to use ADRA’s donation to protect frontline workers during COVID-19 vaccine operations.
Christian Record Services, Inc., is pleased to invite qualified undergraduate students to apply for the Anne Lowe Scholarship. Last year, the organization awarded six-$1,000 scholarships; this year, it anticipates awarding four to six scholarships of $2,000, an increase from previous years.
You’ve read the social media posts before — the ones that make you cringe, angry, hurt, sad, depressed, or simply numb. By the way some "Christians" post online, you might think they don’t realize there is a real person(s) somewhere in the world reading and contemplating their potentially destructive words. Every encounter we have with one another matters.
Ken Bacon has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division, effective March 1. In his new role, Bacon will oversee the strategic direction, development and expansion of the entire division, which spans five regions comprised of 20 campuses across eight states.
As soon as the news was announced that Brevard, North Carolina, was chosen to be the next community Blue Zone project, Pastor Ralph and Joni Henderson and I met with the project leaders to let them know that the local Seventh-day Adventist Church would love to become involved.