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December 21, 2011

Evangelism Symposium Urges Simpler Gospel Presentation
Church leaders share resources and ideas.

Adventist Honored by White House
Doctor cited for National Cancer Institute work.

Pastor Gives Inside Story of Chilean Miners
Carlos Parra Diaz recounts tales of courage.

Adventist Youth Win "Gold Hope Prize"
"Equal Opportunity Project" provides homework help, tutoring for disadvantaged kids.

Storyboard, “Felts,” Now Available for Tablet Computer With GraceLink Program
iPad app evokes much-loved storytelling method, updated for digital era.

December 14, 2011

Former GC Undertreasurer Dies
William L. Murrill was 85.

Clinton Valley to Head University of Southern Caribbean
Was education school dean at La Sierra University.

Adventists, National TV Station Unite to Help Disaster Victims
Guatemala hit by earthquakes, tropical storms.

Amazing Facts Promotions Nominated for Awards
National Religious Broadcasters says Adventist ministry shines in two categories.

December 7, 2011

Texas Adventists Bring Good News to Zambia
Joshua church travels long distance to preach.

"Canada para Cristo" Nets 179 Baptisms and Candidates
Effort unites 12 Spanish-speaking congregations.

Ministers Connect in Regionwide Virtual Council
Online meeting draws 3,000 pastors.

Adventist Radio Network Helps Send Rice to Cambodia
Positive Life Radio's listeners help hungry in Asia.

British Adventists Should "Look at Reality," BUC President Says
Ian Sweeney urges evangelistic push.

November 30, 2011

Trans-European Division Votes 'Women in Leadership' Motion
The Nov. 14 vote took place at TED's year-end meetings in Montenegro.

LLU Aids 'Orphaned' Puerto Rico Students
LLU has tradition of helping stranded scholars.

November 17, 2011

George Atiga Dies
He served the Adventist Church for 60 years.

Church Leaders Call for More Transparency, Accountability
Document encourages a new culture of leadership.

Adventists Do Good in Bahamas
Prime Minister Says Bahamas leader lauds church's community work.

November 9, 2011

Process, Timetable to Review Theology of Ordination
Move follows action at 2010 GC session to review ordination's biblical foundation and meaning.

Andrews Study Bible Goes Digital
Notes available for Windows, Mac computers, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

October 26, 2011

Phillip Follett, Former GC Vice President Dies
He helped lay groundwork for church's TV ministry.

Adventist Member is One-day 'Jeopardy!' Champion
Lloyd Caesar, 33, falls $2 short in second try.

Northern New England Buys Main Library Building
Building will serve two purposes, leaders say.

October 19, 2011

Pollard Installed as OU President
Oakwood campus celebrates new administration.

Andrews University Assistant Dean Killed in Car Crash
Andrews campus mourns tragic death.

Highlights From the Emotional Health and Wellness Conference
More than 60 health professionals gather at LLU.

Renovations to Make Bates Home Historically Accurate
Home of church cofounder gets restoration.

Northern New England Buys Main Library Building
Building will serve tow purposes, leaders say.

TED, EUD Communicators Meet
More than 100 persons participated.

October 12, 2011

Wilsons Meet Norwegian Adventists at Oslo Weekend
GC President offers condolences after violent attack.

Montemorelos Enrollment Strong Months After Shooting
New security measures in place to protect students, faculty, and staff.

Weimar's Health Program Retools to Meet Global Needs
Wilson attends launch of the NEWSTART Global health program.

At La Sierra, Biology Faculty Affirms Importance of Teaching Creation
Statement welcomed by NAD leadership.

'Variance' for North American, Trans-European Division Constitutions Fails Annual Council Vote
Determined opposition from African delegates thwarts effort, but with fewer votes.

Trecartin Appointed President of New Greater Middle East Union Mission
Szilvasi to continue as union secretary; Iseminger replaces Trecartin as GC undersecretary.

Adventist Church Membership Audits Planned, Revised Figures Contemplated
Accuracy, transparency are key, says church statistician.

Urban Evangelism is Wilson's Call to Adventist World Church
New York City is 2013 launch site; every division to participate.

"Mission to the Cities"--- Comprehensive Urban Evangelism
The complete text of the GC President's Annual Council sermon delivered October 8.

"Revived by His Word,"  Bible-reading Initiative, to Launch in April 2012
Goal is to increase Scripture involvement among members, leaders.

September 21, 2011

Southern Union Elects New President  
Former secretary Ron Smith takes top post.    

Obama Visits ACS Volunteers After Hurricane Irene  
Adventists operated a New Jersey distribution hub for food, supplies.

Bruinsma Elected President of Belgium-Luxembourg Conference
Retired administrator accepts new post.
Oakwood Taps 3 Veteran Educators for Administrative Posts
Retired GC education director, two others named.

Message Magazine to Have National Newsstand Presence
Adventist outreach magazine coming soon to Barnes and Noble, Gander Mountain.  

September 7, 2011

Adventist health Study 2 Awarded $5.5 Million
Grant will fund study's ongoing research.

ADRA Continues Somali Relief Effort
New emergency coordinator to oversee water, sanitation, food security efforts in the region.

Bible Study is Second Phase of IAD Revival Initiative
100,000 witness launch of Heeding the Word.

August 25, 2011

Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse Dies
Her New England Youth Ensemble toured the globe, mixed music with Christian witness.

Wagner Returns to Union College as Interim President
Search for permanent chief continues.

Ganoune Diop Named Church's U.N. Liaison
To represent GC at world body.

Euro-Africa Division Official Dies in Swimming Accident
Karel Nowak was in Australia for IRLA conference.

August 18, 2011

Adventist Church Partners with Pan American Health Organization
Church leaders call for more partnerships with local churches and community health agencies.

Adventist Leader Says Hate Must Not Prevail Following Norway Attacks
A religious liberty director urges caution in use of "fundamentalist" label.

August 12, 2011

Memphis Academy Principal Found Dead; Student, 17, in Custody
Suzette York also taught grades 7-10.

UK Adventist Youth to March for Peace
Church responds to rampant violence.

Wilson Issues Call to Evangelism, Faithfulness at ASI Meeting
Great Controversy Project, Urban Evangelism, Medical Missionary work stressed

Sacramento Event Draws Record Crowds, Missionary Offering
3,101 join in worship on Sabbath morning

"God's Remnant Church--Finishing Strong"
Pastor Ted Wilson's sermon delivered at the ASI convention on Aug. 6.

August 11, 2011

Light Bearers, ARISE Ministries Merge, Uniting Two ASI-member Groups
Goal is to synergize, equip believers

AUC Temporarily Shuttered
Washington Adventist University to take up slack for 2011-2012 school year.

Clearing Path for Recovery, Adventist Shares Gospel in Action
ASI member teams with disaster unit to help Joplin tornado victims.

Church Says La Sierra Employee's Lawsuit is 'Without Merit'
Outside counsel will defend school, leaders.

July 27, 2011

Zimbabwe: Adventists See One Third of Offenders Taking Bible Studies
"Groundwork laid," now a need for support.

Women's Ministries Scholarship Program Turns 20
Donations total $767,000.

ADRA Wins Best Practices Award for Women Empowerment Project
Effort helps women, communities in Bangladesh.

July 20, 2011

Adventist TV Channel Launches  
Hope Channel India culminates a vision, prayer.   

IAD Continues Community Prayer Focus 
Hundreds renew their commitment to Christ.  

GC VP Receives LLU Honor
Lowell Cooper is also an LLU alumnus.

Ghanaian Adventist Church Structure in Germany Dedicated
Believed to be first owned by an expatriate Ghanaian congregation

By Design: New Science Curriculum
Inquiry-based science drives new texts for NAD K-12 students.

July 14, 2011

Adventist Distance Learning Expands
Andrews University takes charge of Griggs University.

Spanish GYC Conducts Texas Outreach
Hundreds renew their commitment to Christ.

Updating Property Listings is an "Ethical Issue," Risk Management Says
Outdated assessments may bring inadequate restoration funds.

June 22, 2011

Black Adventists Exceed U.S. Health Averages 
Quality of life better than general population.  

Vandeman Elected CUC Secretary 
He was Chesapeake Conference president.

In Arabian Desert an Adventist Church Rises
Congregation, administrative office opens in Ras al-Khaimah.

LLU Graduates 10,000th Student
Rieker Schultz sets school milestone.

Division Hosts Media Summit in Simi Valley

Delegates discuss strategy, social media.

June 15, 2011

Google Buys Former PPPA Campus
The property sold for $63 million.

NAD President Prays for Joplin Tornado Victims
Many lay members lost their houses and jobs.

Pastor Overcomes Drugs, Baptizes 940 in 2010
His testimony inspires South American ministers.

June 8, 2011

Angolan Governor Says Church Strengthens the Community
GC president, national leader sign "cooperation" agreement.

Bahamas Parliament Recognizes New Adventist Union
Prime Minister commends church's outreach.

June 1, 2011

Montemorelos Student Killed in Kidnap Attempt
Yoselin Perez was baptized in November.

May 25, 2011

Joplin Tornado Damages Church, But Members are Safe
Adventists give aide in wake of deadly twister.

In Loma Linda, Postman Now Rings on Saturday
U.S. Postal Service cancels Sunday delivery.

Study of Adventist Publishing Continues
GC buys property from RHPA.

The Adventists Film Wins Award
PBS release highlights church's health work.

Union College President Departs
David Smith to pastor Collegedale, Tenn., church.

RHPA Officers Re-elected, Board Downsized
Adventist publishing house stems money losses.

Tithe Index Shows Increases in Global South

Index offers perspective on giving patterns.

May 18, 2011

Unity is Key, Wilson Says, in Kenya Visit
GC president meets head of state.

"Friends of Hope" Effort Reaches Millions in South America

One-day event includes includes 1.2 million e-mails.

May 11, 2011

Columbia Union Secretary Dies Suddenly
J. Neville Harcombe was 71. 

Newbold College Board Appoints New Principal
The board taps Philip R. Brown, an Avondale College vice president.

Religious Freedom Ambassador Keynotes Religious Liberty Event
Suzan Johnson Cook shares her vision.

Mission Board Reviews Plans to Centralize Mission Operations
Institute of World Mission to move to world headquarters.

April 27, 2011

Adventists Show Well at Associated Church Press Convention
Adventist Review receives four awards. .

3 Adventists Die in Violent Storms
Oakwood University shuts down, cancels exams.

Adventist Ministers to Gangs
Former drug dealer now calls himself "advocate."

Ivory Coast Adventist Work Resumes
West-Central Africa Division employees back at work.

Adventist Youth Plant Seeds of Service
More than 2,200 youth participate in community service projects.

April 20, 2011

"Pentecost and More" Still Strong in Its Fifth Year
Annual evangelistic program reaches thousands.

Washington Adventist University to Establish Massachusetts Campus
School will use property of AUC.

Children in Need Aided by AU Student's Paintings
Thesis paintings boost child sponsorship.

Adventist Composer Hugh Martin Dies
He wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

April 13, 2011

Adventist Church Intensifies Japan Relief Effort
North Asia-Pacific Division pledges $50,000.

Dr. Wayne McFarland Dies
He helped millions to quit smoking.

April 11, 2011

Church Leaders Stress Accountability During Spring Meeting Session
Financial leadership, transparency is goal

Wilson Opens Spring Meeting Sermon with Call to Christ's Righteousness
'Our only hope at history's close,' he says.

ADRA Board Studies Agency's Reorganization
February cutbacks dropped 17 full-time positions.

Adventist Youth Make a Statement in Orlando
United Youth Congress opened April 6.

AAA Board Votes on La Sierra Accreditation

Board extends accreditation for an additional year.

March 23, 2011

ADRA Board to Weigh Staff Change Effects
ADRA leaders recently reduced the staff by 20 percent.

Newbold College Restructures
Plans layoffs, drops media studies course.

New Adventist Hospital Opening Draws 10,000
LLUMC-Murrieta boasts 106 beds.

March 16, 2011

GC President Releases Statement on the Japan Earthquake
Wilson calls Adventists to pray for the people of Japan.

"Blue Zones" Icon Marge Jetton Dies
She represented the promise of good living.

Spanish NET Event Features Female Evangelist
Series focused on family relationships.

March 9, 2011

Adventist Scholar Hans LaRondelle Dies
He was converted by reading The Great Controversy.

Inter-America Pledges Support of Revival Initiative
World church president calls for prayer, humility.

Cancer Survivor Serves Church, Community
Retired missionary, educator, Dorothea Amey lives to help others.

Leslie Tapped as Adventist Point Person in Washington, D.C.
Veteran attorney, business leader, seeks place for church in public sphere.

February 23, 2011

Chinese Pastor David Lin Dies
He remained faithful despite being persecuted.

Adventists Respond to Human Need in New Zealand Quake
Temblor kills at least 65.

Mississippi Adventist Confirmed as U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge
James Graves, Jr., served on state supreme court.

Weismeyer, LLU Spokesman, Dies
Richard Weismeyer traveled the world to tell of Adventist health outreach.

European Financial Woes Reflected in Church Operations
The church copes with financial uncertainty in Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

February 16, 2011

Azerbaijan: A Step Forward in Church-State Relations
Church leaders meet with government officials.

Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission to Get New Headquarters
New entity serves Bahamas, Caymans, and Turks and Caicos islands.

GC World Budget Totals $160 Million
Funds support missions, administrative work.

February 9, 2011

Adventist Scholar Roger Coon Dies
Retired White Estate associate director co-founded what became Babcock University.

Egypt: Adventist Schools Suspend Classes
Church operations are not affected.

January 26, 2011

92-Year-Old Adventist Likely Sets Marathon Record
Great-grandmother completes 26.2-mile race.

New President Elected for Central California
Ramiro Cano follows Jerry Page.

Maranatha Volunteers Build Home for Arizona Church
Yuma congregation gets new worship space.

Azerbaijan: Adventists Accused of Illegal Worship, Evangelism
Registration loopholes frustrate minority religions.

Adventist HealthCare Loses Maryland Expansion Bid
State panel backs rival for hospital site.

Miracles Seen by Adventists During Massive Queensland Flooding
Six weeks of rain unleashes torrents in northeast Australia; churches, crops protected

January 20, 2011

Neal Wilson Remembered at World Headquarters Service
Hundreds attend memorial ceremony.

New Church Resources Available for Smartphones
Revival and Reformation Committee, White Estate and Sabbath School release new apps, upgrades.

Adventists Join in Prayer Over Arizona Shooting
Gunman kills 6, injures U.S. Congresswoman.

January 7, 2011

'No Turning Back' is Wilson's New Year's Appeal at GYC Event
Pastor Ted Wilson urges youth to faithfulness.

CBS TV Probes 'Predatory Gambling'
Harmful effects will be noted on '60 Minutes' segment.

Adventist to Walk Length of New Zealand in Anti-suicide Bid
Church plans conference on emotional health.

Papua New Guinea Adventists Confront Massive Growth, Challenges
One mission drops leaders to add pastors.

New Opportunities Drive Church’s Trans-European Region
Goal is to facilitate, inspire, and give direction to church, leaders say.


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