The 29th annual Society of Adventist Communicators convention took place at the North American Division headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, Oct. 18-20, 2018. Nearly 300 professionals and students were inspired to embrace their purpose, serve with passion, and build partnerships with their colleagues.
This letter is written by Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, to all of the young people under 20 years of age who may be discouraged by the actions of the 2018 Annual Council. Jackson says, "I address the letter to Emma, a young woman, who is very discouraged in light of Sunday’s outcome. My letter is meant for her and for all the Emmas, Judys, Philips and Franks."
The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will headline the next Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series performance on the campus of Washington Adventist University on Saturday evening, Nov. 10, 2018. The Parker Quartet will also work with selected WAU students during a master class on at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
A film produced by the North American Division Stewardship Department and One Mustard Seed seeks to teach parents and children on what it means to be a good steward. The Mysterious Note is available for churches to use Oct. 22-Feb. 22, 2019, as part of an evangelistic and/or fundraising campaign.
Types & Symbols, a creative studio that designs Adventist experiences, is partway through a Kickstarter campaign, launched Oct. 1, 2018, to fund The Conflict Beautiful, a new, beautifully-designed, hardcover edition of Ellen G. White’s Conflict of the Ages series. “We are thrilled to have finally launched this project,” said Mark Cook, project lead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.