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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | ADRA Responds to Major Storms Affecting U.S., Philippines, and the Caribbean

September 19, 2018 Large numbers of people on three continents face hardship in the aftermath. By: Kimi-Roux James, ADRA International News The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms, one that blasted the east coast of the U.S., one that crossed the northern Philippines and moved on to China, and a third in the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean, with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate. “Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, and has......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Community Services Disaster Relief provides help to Hurricane Florence victims :: Adventist News Network

Sep 19, 2018 | Columbia, Maryland, United States | Kimberly Luste Maran, NAD communication department Cape Fear River, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Monday, September 17, 2018 Adventist Community Services (ACS) is working with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other disaster relief groups to help victims of Hurricane Florence. “We appreciate the help ADRA has offered,” W. Derrick Lea, ACS Disaster Response (DR) director for the North American Division, said today. “Financial support is there; we are working on solidifying the program so we can......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Local Church Engages the Community through Painting Class, Exhibition

September 19, 2018 In Australia, art-minded residents respond to church pastor’s initiative. By: Vania Chew, Adventist Record Happiness is the theme of the inaugural Ashrei art exhibition currently running at Woollahra Seventh-day Adventist Church in Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia. In early 2017, church pastor Daniel Przybylko was looking for ways for the Woollahra church to connect with the surrounding community. He decided to start a painting group, as he enjoyed painting himself and knew a professional artist, Christina Rogers, who would be willing to give lessons. Using the Meetup platform, Przybylko......

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Sep 2018
Life-saving heart device program recognized for excellence :: Adventist News Network

For the third time, the Loma Linda University Medical Center received the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), further highlighting the hospital’s commitment to excellence in service. The Joint Commission awarded this reaccreditation earlier this year. “The importance of implantable mechanical devices cannot be overstated because they save the lives of heart failure patients who may otherwise die,” said Anees Razzouk, MD, surgical director of the VAD program, chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and professor of cardiothoracic surgery and of pediatrics.   VAD therapy is available for infants, children and adults.   ......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Administrative Committee Continues to Refine Unity Document

September 18, 2018 Ongoing discussion process leads to clarification. By: The General Conference Administrative Committee The following release was received from the General Conference Administrative Committee. ~ Editors  Following its vote on July 17, 2018, of a preliminary document outlining a process addressing non-compliant entities, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) voted updates to the document during its meeting at the church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, on September 18. This latest action of the committee follows the regular process of vetting and refining a document before being presented to the......

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Sep 2018
ADCOM refers to Compliance Committees :: Adventist News Network

Sep 18, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | The General Conference Administrative Committee During a discussion of the General Conference Administrative Committee on Sept 18, 2018, it was recognized that a procedural oversight was inadvertently communicated, which stated that an in-house General Conference committee would be established by the General Conference Executive Committee, and that committee would report directly to the General Conference Executive Committee. In the normal course of establishing General Conference in-house operational Committees, those committees are established by and report back to the Administrative Committee of the......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | ADCOM Refers to Compliance Committees

September 18, 2018 After Clarification, Two subcommittees activated By: The General Conference Administrative Committee The following release was received from the General Conference Administrative Committee. ~ Editors  During a discussion of the General Conference Administrative Committee on Sept 18, 2018, it was recognized that a procedural oversight was inadvertently communicated, which stated that an in-house General Conference committee would be established by the General Conference Executive Committee, and that committee would report directly to the General Conference Executive Committee. In the normal course of establishing General Conference in-house operational Committees, those committees are......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Heritage tour called a life-changing experience :: Adventist News Network

Children will receive new learning materials about Ellen White and other Seventh-day Adventist pioneers. University presidents will be invited to tour church historical sites in the United States. General Conference leaders will spend more time reading Ellen White’s inspired writings and taking her advice to heart. These were among the immediate results of a six-day church heritage tour that participants described as life-changing. The group of about 75 General Conference departmental directors and spouses also expressed a new appreciation for Jesus’ leading in the church’s past and a......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

September 17, 2018 They could lead to serious, long-term lung damage, specialist says. By: Janelle Ringer, Loma Linda University Health The rapid rise in electronic cigarettes use by teenagers has caused the United States Food and Drug Administration to consider banning selling the devices to minors, raising the concern of safety for young users. There is still a need for research to better understand the adverse effects these devices have on the body, but many studies have already shown numerous long-term, avoidable health risks. Earlier this week, more than 1,000 businesses involved......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Women Clergy Retreat Creates Atmosphere of Affirmation and Healing

September 17, 2018 In North America, nearly 200 female pastors and chaplains receive encouragement. By: Mylon Medley, North American Division News While scanning the low desert of southern California, one cannot help noticing the skyline of the surrounding mountains and hills that contrasts vividly with the vast open sky. It was the landscape of this region, near the town of Indian Wells, that inspired Brenda Billingy to choose the theme for the 2018 North American Division (NAD) Women Clergy Retreat. “We visited four sites,” said Billingy, associate director for women clergy in......

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