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ACS receives face mask donation from AdventHealth

Adventist Community Services Accepts Donation of 150,000 Face Masks from AdventHealth

AdventHealth in Florida recently donated 150,000 face masks to ACS for use in food pantries and other areas serving communities in need. These masks which are from AdventHealth’s donation-eligible stockpiles were distributed to the Florida, Texas, and Greater New York conferences.

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When We Pray

She was strong, committed, and determined to live for and be like Jesus. She read and studied her Bible daily. She cared for others—fed, clothed, nursed, housed, visited, taught about Jesus, and sang/prayed for and with others. Her purpose in life and her greatest joy, she often said, was to tell everyone about Jesus Christ. She was my "G" — and we called her a prayer warrior.

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Adventist Community Services’ Expanded Partnership in New York City Means More Help For the Food Insecure

​​​​​​​The Adventist Community Services’ relationship with City Harvest expired on Jan. 31, 2021, but the work is continuing at another level. “We are now connected with FEMA* through our City Harvest partnership,” said W. Derrick Lea, ACS Disaster Response director for the North American Division. City Harvest chose ACS because of its ability to disperse the goods they’ve received each Monday for the past nine months.

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Adventist Health Announces the Acquisition of Vallejo Behavioral Health Services by Acadia Healthcare 

To strengthen behavioral health services in Solano County, Adventist Health Vallejo, which has served as the county’s behavioral treatment center of choice for nearly 25 years, announced, on Feb, 9, 2021, that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the hospital and its behavioral health services to Acadia Healthcare, a leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the U.S. 

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Southwestern Adventist University Welcomes New VP for Advancement

Southwestern Adventist University is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Reyes, CFRE, as its new vice president for advancement. Reyes will oversee the SWAU Office of University Advancement, which includes alumni relations, development and marketing and public relations. He joined SWAU on Jan. 18, 2021.

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La Sierra University Plans for Spring Online Operations, Fall 2021 Campus Re-Opening

La Sierra University’s leadership recently announced to students and employees its plans to re-open the campus for fall quarter 2021-22 while keeping operations online through the end of the current school year.

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AdventHealth University Launches New Master’s Degree in Spiritual Care

AdventHealth University has added a new Master of Science in Spiritual Care degree to its online department in collaboration with AdventHealth, a national, faith-based health system. This is the first theological degree from the university. The mission-focused curriculum will prepare graduates to address spiritual needs in the delivery of whole-person care.

Dr. Steven Smith on NewsPoints ON THE AIR with Mylon Medley

Understanding the Safety and Efficacy of the COVID-19 Vaccine

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.”

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When God Moves Members to Give

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.

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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.