November 5, 2013

NAD Executive Committee Recommendation "Affirms" Mend and Women for Ordination
The vote was 182 to 31.

Temples
The NAD president addresses church leaders on Sabbath, Nov. 2.

Kenyan Adventist Wins NYC Marathon
Priscah Jeptoo's winning time was 2:25:07.

Moving Forward Together
A response from the General Conference to recent actions in North America.

Sandra Roberts Elected President of Southeastern California Conference
She served as executive secretary since 2004.


October 17, 2013

Fire Destroys Georgia Church
Building declared a total loss. 

Adventists Sue Las Cruces New Mexico       
City ordinance mocks First Amendment, attorney says.  

Adventist Health CEO to Retire        
Robert Carmen to end 44-year career in 2014.   

Unlikely Source Gives Kudos to GC Stewardship    
Humane groups lauds creation care message.

Christian Record Services Creates Solar-powered Audio Player    
Audio books feature noted Adventist authors. 


October 16, 2013

La Sierra U. Gets 3-Year Adventist Accreditation Association Renewal     
AAA also approve Chilean Adventist University's dental school, notes changes at Atlantic Union College.

Adventist Church Global Membership Nears 18 Million, With 1.1 Million Baptisms in 2012
Ng and team identify trends, reasons for growth or decline in Annual Council report. (Posted October 14, 2013)

Consistent, Expressive Faith Called for in Annual Council Messages
1888 Message remembered; Wilson emphasizes communication of gospel. (Posted October 12, 2013)

Adventist Evangelism Gets Boost From 'Creation' Film, Departmental Plans
27-minute video should be shown in all congregations, Wilson says.

Another View
A young mother and her baby at Annual Council? It's about time. (Posted October 14, 2013)

Ten Years on, Adventist Church’s Hope Channel Claims Global Victories
New Philippines channel launched during Annual Council report. (Posted October 14, 2013)

Creative Outreach Projects Highlighted at Council on Evangelism and Witness
Health-food store ministeriing to hundreds, safety conversations with neighbors. (Posted October 15, 2013)

Portrait of a Delegate: Stefan Giuliani
Meet a new face to Annual Council. (Posted October 15, 2013)

Management Expert Hamel Exhorts Adventist Leaders to Encourage ‘Radicals’
World’s leading business thinker among those presenting at GC’s LEAD sessions. (Posted October 12, 2013)

‘Enter Cities’ for Mission, Ng Urges at Urban Mission Conference Opening
Necessity of urban work clear from need, Ellen White’s counsel (Posted September 28, 2013)

Statistics Reveal Massive Adventist Missions Challenge, Leaders Say
There’s substantial church impact in many lands, but ‘10/40 Window’ remains unreached (Posted September 29, 2013)

In Sermon, in Demonstration, Seventh-day Adventists Urged Toward Urban Ministry
Wilson: ‘It’s time to reach the millions’ in the cities (Posted September 30, 2013)

“It’s Time!”
International Urban Mission Conference Sermon---September 28, 2013

Statement Due on ‘Mission to the Cities’
World church leaders promise action as conference concludes (Posted October 2, 2013)


October 10, 2013

Pacific Press Asks to End ABC Contracts
Conferences will resume ownership; online options available.

Seventh-day Adventist Wins Sabbath Case
Car dealer pays $158, 000 discrimination suit.


September 19, 2013

Adventists Help Flood-Ravaged Colorado Communities
Three members lost homes; prayer meeting becomes 'work bee.'

3 Dead, 13 Injured in Florida Vehicle Accident
The crash occurred en route to a Tampa meeting.


September 12, 2013

New PBS Film on Adventist Education Available for Previewing
The documentary will air in early 2014.

LLUMC Staff Awarded for Helping Deputy Injured in Shootout
Officer Alex Collins suffered leg and facial injuries.

"The Record Keeper" Teaser Wins Geekie Award
The Web series depicts The Great Controversy.

'Go Into the Harvest' Wilson Tells Northern Asia Adventists
Sabbath sermon at International Missions Conference.


August 28, 2013

Northern Asia Adventists Launch Mission Conference
Thousands gather in Jeju Island, Korea.

Installation of New Seminary Dean at Andrews University
Jiri Moskala is welcomed to his new position at August 27 dedication.

Three Adventist Colleges Weight Alliance, Some Joint Operations
The institutions seek to find efficiences.


Adventist Pastors, Academics Unite in Chile for Revelation Theological Symposium
Meeting focuses on 'End-time Gospel.'

IIW Speaker/Director Optimistic About Health Challenge
John Bradshaw is feeling good after surgery.


August 21, 2013

Pitcairn Island Adventist Thomas Coleman Christian Dies
Seventh-generation descendent of mutineer kept faith.

Pakistani Adventist Convicted of "Blasphemy"
The 29-year-old faces a life sentence.

Burst Sewer Pipe Displaces NY Congregation
Utica congregation now homeless.

Review and Herald Marks 30 Years in Hagerstown, Maryland
Literature still important, GC president affirms.

Adventist Convert, Pastor Mike Adams Dies
Wife's Bible studies led Adams to church.

In Egypt, Mob Destroys Adventist Church in Assiut
Muslim neighbors rescue pastor, wife


August 7, 2013

Asscherick, Reality 7 Inspire Adventist Youth
Former punk rocker encourages youth.

ASI Europe Elects New Leaders, Promotes Evangelism
The meeting drew nearly 1, 200 attendees.

New Media Program Launches in Quebec
Program provides missionary training for students.

Publishing House Study Ends Without Merger Recommendation
Pacific Press, Review & Herald continue as seperate entities under GC control.


July 24, 2013

Study Committee Votes Statement on 'Theology of Ordination'
Document to go to 2014 Annual Council, 2015 General Conference Session.

Kevin Krueger Takes Helm at WGTS-FM
General Manager began work as a student announcer.

After New York, Adventists to Continue Global Outreach
World divisions note significant plans.

Tennessee Pastor Dies on Panama Mission Trip
Jeff Brown collapsed during an afternoon outing.

SECC Camp Staff Loses Home in Forest Fire
124 campers evacuated, property safe so far.

Adventists Poised to Assist India Flood Victims
Monsoons strand tens of thousands.


July 10, 2013

Robotics Group Instills Science Skills
Trains academy students, homeschoolers in tech disciplines.

Journal of Adventist Education Fills Major Big Need
The magazine is a handbook for teachers.

Maryland Church Reopens After 2012 Fire
The 68-year-old building was restored in a little more than a year.

NAD Responds to High Court Rulings
Read an official statement from the North American Division president.

Hundreds Baptized as First Phase of NY13 Wraps Up
Wilson says the campaign isn't finished yet.


June 27, 2013

Longtime Evangelist Royce Williams Dies
Served It Is Written ministry for 31 years.

Adventist Pastor Leads Church-specific Focus for Digital Publisher
Martin Weber heads new department for Logos Bible Software.

Global Religious Freedom Remains a Concern
Church experts express concern over increased intolerance worldwide.


June 20, 2013

New York: Korean Adventists Concentrate on Outreach
At least 50 sign up for Bible study after week of nightly, two-hour meetings.

North American Publishing House Boards Asked to Consider Merger
GC and NAD administrators make request.

Harlem's Ephesus Church Confronts Changing Neighborhood
'My Whole Life Matters' campaign aimed at drawing new members.

Thousands Rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for Religious Freedom
Leaders from 20 movements participate.


June 13, 2013

Storms Don't Diminish NY13's 'Revelation of Hope' Opening
More than 500 pack Greenwich Village church for campaign kickoff.

Adventist Pastor Expelled from Equatorial Guinea
Authorities claim FM transmitter was actually an illegal satellite rig.

Major Study Affirms Adventists' Vegetarian Diet
More than 70,000 studied in U.S.

La Sierra Constituents Vote to Reshape Trustee Panel
Union president may no longer chair university board.


May 23, 2013

LLU's Earth and Biological Sciences Department Turns 50
Only accredited geology program supporting an Adventist worldview.

Adventists Join Oklahoma Tornado Relief Effort
ACS sets up relief center at Hope Adventist Fellowship.

Adventist Internet Summit Highlights Technology Integration
In Dubai, 230 tech leaders meet to share strategies.

GC Takes Steps Toward a Comprehensive Health Ministry
Spring Meeting delegates hear new outreach approaches.

May 15, 2013

Update: Adventist Health Worker Still Missing in Ukraine After 72 Hours
Search intensifies for Dr. Jay Sloop, 77, of Yakima, Washington.

Swiss Adventists Unite for Meeting
French-, German-speaking congregations join.

Adventist Academy Notes Centennial, Plans Rebuilding Effort
Valley View school's impact remembered.

Adventist Educator Edith Davis Dies
She mentored students at Andrews Academy, Middle East College.

Single-Volume Adventist Bible Commentary Due in 2015
The 1,800-page commentary will be a ready reference.


May 8, 2013

Adventist's Discrimination Trial Heads to Court
Bus driver will get hearing over Sabbath observance-related firing.

Hope Channel Ukraine Launches
It's the fourth Adventist channel in Europe.

Advent Hope Reaches Out to Community With 'Balancing Life'
The NYC church moves beyond comfortable boundaries.

NAD to Sell Media Center
Media Center Board votes sweeping changes.

Boonstra to Lead VOP Ministry
Former It Is Written speaker/director takes the helm.

April 25, 2013

Adventist Youth Respond to Bangladesh Factory Collapse
Four rescued alive, 26 othres recovered by teens trained in disaster relief.

Religious Freedom Threatened, Canadian Ambassador Says
Bennett addresses Liberty Dinner.

Adventists, Friends Celebrate Religious Liberty in Chiapas
In southern Mexico religious liberity grows despite a history of intolerance.


April 18, 2013

At Andrews University, Wilson Urges 'Authentic' Spirituality for Adventists
Vespers service includes Q-and-A exchange.

Walla Walla Pastor to Lead Kettering College of Medical Arts
Alex Bryan ends four-year ministry in the Pacific Northwest.

Robert Olson, Church Scholar, Dies
Led White Estate, defended Spirit of Prophecy.

Florida's Congregation's Radio Station Yields Baptisms
In Leesburg, population 19,000, local media outreach touches lives.

New Book: Christians Suffer a Global Assault
Scholars take up issue of freedom of religion.

Dakota Conference Moves to Bismarck
Relocation makes front-page news in North Dakota.

April 11, 2013

No More Anniversaries, Wilson Says in Spring Meeting Sermon
Sabbath message calls for recapture of urgency.

Florida Congregation's Radio Station Yields Baptisms
In Leesburg, population 19,000, local media outreach touches lives.

New Book: Christians Suffer a Global Assault
Scholars take up issue of freedom of religion.

Dakota Conference Moves to Bismarck
Relocation makes front-page news in North Dakota.

Survey: Morality Down, Bible Reading Shunned
American Bible Society poll shows polarized public.

Adventist Leaders Hear Fresh Perspective on Early Adventist History
At Battle Creek's 'Historic Adventist Village,' movement's lessons recounted.

March 29, 2013

Adventist Youth March Across Brooklyn Bride Against Violence
More than 3,000 youth and supporters participated in the march.

La Sierra University Receives Presidential Award
La Sierra is one of five honored by Corporation for National and Community Service.

Oakwood University in Contention for $50,000 Grant
The online contest is sponsored by Home Depot.

Hope Channel Launches in Poland
Launch of television service cements growing media ministry.

Retired Executive Secretary Clyde Franz Turns 100
He served church in U.S., British West Indies, and Cuba.


March 22, 2013

Pakistan Adventists Among Victims of Anti-Christian Violence
At least 40 church members lose their homes.

Vegetarian Diet Report Launched at Loma Linda University
LLU hosts conference on vegetarian nutrition.

One Project Draws Adventist Leaders to Chicago
Two-day meeting celebrates "supremacy of Jesus."

Wilson Makes Pastoral Visits to Netherlands, Poland
Stresses church unity, outreach with gospel message.


March 13, 2013

AU Board Names Jiri Moskala as Seminary Dean
The announcement came March 5.

Adventist Security Leaders Unite to Keep Campuses Safe
PASS group to hold conference July 2013.

50 New or Remodeled Churches to Open in Dominican Republic
Membership approaches 282,000 attending 686 congregations.


February 28, 2013

Czech Republic: Church to Get $45 Million
Government will repay church for stolen property

Adventist Leaders Recommit Themselves to Spiritual Revival
At Holy Convocation, year of lay action celebrated.

Prayer, Support Flood In for Burned Engineer
Linden Millist received burns covering over 50 percent of his body.

Hospital Staff Provides Medical Care in Honduras
Hinsdale unit brings basic, emergency care. 


February 21,  2013

Hoover to Lead Upper Columbia Conference
He previously served as vice president of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference.

Wilson Meets Indonesia President
Pledges cooperation to help people in need.

Brazilian Adventists Help in Healing After Santa Maria Inferno
In wake of nightclub fire, blood drive, first aid given.

ADRA Germany Gains News Leader
Erich Lischek follows Christian Molke.

Lichtenwalter to Lead Islamic Studies at MEU
Veteral theologian has taught at Andrews University for 12 years.

2013 VBS Curriculum Spotlights Genesis
The program explores several Adventist beliefs.

Noted Preacher, Author Morris Venden Dies 
He ministered to generations, had wide influence.



February 14, 2013

In Tahiti, Wilson Urges Spiritual Leadership
Wilson meets with Presidenrt Oscar temaru.
 
6,000 Youth Gather at GYC Event
Young adults bring witness and ministry to Seattle.
 
Adventists Launch "Mission to Cities" in London
Major urban initiative targets growth.

End Child Abuse Campaign Releases Digital Kit
ARM sponsors the Seven Campaign.

Poll: Religious Liberty Views Mixed in U.S.
Many feel traditional values are at risk.

 
January 24, 2013

Adventists Prepare for NYC Outreach
Training spans multiple sites, participants eager to reach neighbors.

2013 GC Budget Targets Mission
$42.4 million goes to fields outside North America.

Volunteers Replace Storm-ravaged Curaçao School
MVI completes project within six months.


January 17, 2013

Theology of Ordination Committee Ends First Session
Members, officers optimistic about final outcome.

Religiously Unaffiliated "Nones" Swell to 1.1 Billion
Third-largest group behind Christians, Muslims.

Adventists Call for More Global Religious Freedom
Planning continues for May 2013 event in Brazil.

Lifeglow, for Visually Impaired, Ends Run, New Magazine to Follow
Christian Record produced Lifeglow for 29 years.


January 10, 2013

Adventist Food Company Relaunches "CHIP" Lifestyle Program
Australia's Sanitarium Health focues on program expansion.   
 
Adventists in Mongolia Poised for Growth
Land purchases make expanision possible.   

12,000 ADRA-UK Shoe-boxes Head to Burkina Faso
Nationwide effort brings relief to needy students

WGTS General Manager John Konrad Dies
He passed to his rest on January 2.