News Articles

G. Alexander Bryant Feb 2021

"Listen to Each Other"

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.

Andrews Christian Academy student mid-america

In Iowa, Adventist Education Helps Calms the Storm

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 delivers masks to LLUH

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. 

Marisa CRS

Christian Record Services Anne Lowe Scholarship Application Open for Qualified Undergrads

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.

stock photo of man on phone outdoors with bible under arm

Every Encounter Matters — Digital Encounters Included

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

Ken Bacon Named President and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division, Assumes Role March 1

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.

Brevard Blue Zone

North Carolina Church Chosen For Blue Zones Community Project

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.

Randy Haffner

Randy Haffner Named President and CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division

Randy Haffner has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, effective Feb. 1, 2021. In his new role, Haffner will oversee the strategic direction, development and expansion of the entire division, which includes 18 campuses spanning across seven counties. Haffner replaces Daryl Tol who recently resigned from his position.

three angels for kids curriculum

“Three Angels for Kids” Curriculum Now Available

To deeply engage our students in the three angels’ messages, the NAD Office of Education is excited to offer a new, distinctly Adventist resource for our grade K-12 schools. Sandy Doran, Ed.D., has authored "Three Angels for Kid"s (K-8) and "Three Angels for Today" (9-12), a two- to four-week curriculum available for Adventist schools.

stock photo of man getting vaccine in arm

Walla Walla University Nursing Students and Faculty Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Students and faculty in the Walla Walla University School of Nursing received the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The vaccination clinic was held at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla and included nursing students and faculty from Walla Walla Community College.