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pastors from two Colorado churches in different conferences come together

Two Mid-America Churches Come Together to Bridge the Gap

Recently, two Adventist churches in the Denver, Colorado, area, from separate conferences, came together for a worship service, potluck, and community outreach.


Seeking Understanding: John Walton

In preparation for Creation Sabbath in October, a new episode of the Seeking Understanding series discusses Dr. John Walton’s internationally recognized research on “free radicals,” and how his research has influenced his beliefs about the origin of life.

La Sierra University students receive STEM scholarships

La Sierra University Students Land Edison STEM Scholarships

On May 24, 2018, seven La Sierra University students got a helping hand toward reaching their goals in computer science and mathematics with scholarships from energy conglomerate Edison International.

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Convention to Encourage 6,000 Teachers to “Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence”

In just a few days, Larry Blackmer, vice president of Education for the NAD, and his team of more than 125 staff and volunteers, will greet 6,000 education professionals—from classroom teachers and principals to deans, marketing and development directors, administrators, and food service employees—as they converge on Chicago on Aug. 6-9 for the 2018 Teachers’ Convention.

Sad boy in chair ADHD

Exceptional Children with Special Needs: Knowing the Warning Signs

Charline Etienne’s daughter was a kindergartner at a Miami learning center when she began having problems in school. Etienne turned to a pediatrician who tested the girl and diagnosed her with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From there, Etienne embarked on a long, tiresome journey to find the resources her daughter needed to thrive academically. 

Osceola Church in Iowa

Volunteer Lay Pastor Recognized for "Saving" Church With One Member

With just one member still in regular attendance a year ago, the Osceola Seventh-day Adventist Church was about to close. That all changed when Bill Ruble entered the picture. He and his wife, Carol, immediately got to work inviting old members back to church and visiting with prospective members, many of whom had previously attended evangelistic meetings but had not joined the church. They also recruited help from others who had been active with them in a home-based church plant for several years prior. After a year of these joint efforts, there are now 25-30 people in regular attendance at the Osceola church.

Camp Wawona

Two Adventist Camps Evacuated Due to Nearby California Wildfire

Central California Conference’s Camp Wawona, located within Yosemite National Park, has been evacuated due to the nearby Ferguson Fire, which is encroaching on Yosemite Valley. And Pine Springs Ranch, within the Southeastern California Conference, has also evacuated their camp due to fire and smoke threats.

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Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Awarded Nearly $300,000 in HIV/AIDS Curriculum Funding

For the 16th consecutive year, the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry was awarded $298,848 in federal funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F, to provide community-based HIV/AIDS training for dentistry, international dentistry and dental hygiene students. “We’re extremely proud of the funding we have received the past 16 years,” said Eun-Hwi Euni Cho, DDS, director of Educational Assessment at this Adventist school of dentistry.

Plainfield, New Hampshire Adventist church

Plainfield Church Members Cater to Their Neighbors

Plainfield Seventh-day Adventist Church is located in a small, quiet town, just outside of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Though the church may be small, it is making a big difference in the community. After some discussion, the members decided they would focus their outreach on being in touch with their neighbors. This decision has led to some exciting opportunities.

Blackmer commentary female teacher and girl high five

Learning and Loving for Eternity

Wow, what time is it? It seems that just a short time ago I was the youngest principal in the room, and later the youngest conference associate superintendent. Wasn’t it only yesterday that I was looking forward to trying to implement change and innovation with the Adventist school system?