Monday, December 31, 2012

Seventh-day Adventists in the News│December 2012

Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black
Senate chaplain prays for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal (Navy chaplain and Seventh-Day Adventist minister, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black). Washington Post│USA, Dec 31

End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine.│USA, Dec 31

Cabinet documents open window on 30 years ago (Azaria and Lindy Chamberlain Case). ABC News│Australia, Dec 31

 Cousins caught in SDA church sex act. News Day│Zimbabwe, Dec 31

 Church must engage with IMF — Rev Dr Marjorie Lewis. Jamaica Observer│Jamaica, Dec 31

 Car Crashes Into Culver City SDA Church (Culver City, CA). NBC│USA, Dec 31

Driver plows into Culver City SDA church, flees (Culver City, CA). ABC│USA, Dec 31

 Pastor Calls For Prayer, Changes, Tolerance In 2013 (Washington Gardens SDA Church). The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 31

Redlands community saw many ups, downs in 2012 (Redlands SDA Church, CA). Redlands Daily Facts│USA, Dec 31

Review of the Year: September (Loughborough SDA School). Haringey Independent│England, Dec 31

Church Holds Service Despite Tornado Damage (Emmanuel SDA Church in Toulminville, AL). MSNBC│USA, Dec 31

 Dawnville man once weighed 552 pounds (Dalton SDA Church, GA). Dalton Daily Citizen│USA, Dec 31

 More Jamaicans Getting Baptised For The New Year (Washington Gardens SDA Church), The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 31

The Year in Review: Significant News of 2012 on Redlands-Loma Linda Patch (CA). Redlands-Loma Linda Patch│USA, Dec 31

Adventists celebrate Christmas through drama (Calhoun SDA Church, GA), Calhoun Times│USA, Dec 30

Religious Leaders Want Corruption-Free 2013. All Africa│Uganda, Dec 30

Emotional services for Mobile congregations rendered 'homeless' by Christmas Day tornado (Emmanuel SDA Church, Mobile, AL).│USA, Dec 30

 Parsis are right on top as the finest Indians. FirstPost│India, Dec 29

Moving scenes witnessed at JPMC after explosion (Seventh-Day Adventist Hospital).│Pakistan, Dec 29

 Auburn church hosts Geneva choir (Auburn SDA Church, NY). AuburnPub│USA, Dec 29

 The Lord elevated me. Jamaica Star│Jamaica, Dec 29

 We didn't see this coming: Celeb shockers in 2012 (Angus T. Jones). The Arizona Republic│USA, Dec 29

Church Leaders Hoping For Change In 2013. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 29

Laurel Resident Releases Book on Adventist Leader (Highly Committed by DeWitt S. Williams│Laurel, Maryland). Laurel Patch│USA, Dec 28

 The Library as Lifeline: Getting Past Superstorm Sandy (NY). American Libraries Magazine│USA, Dec 28

 Escamillas headed to new home in Lincoln (Nancy and Manuel Escamilla, NE). StarHerald│USA, Dec 28

Coconut oil can provide enough light: Reynolds. Solomon Star│Solomon Islands, Dec 28

 Coble Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School students go caroling for community (GA). Calhoun Times│USA, Dec 28

 The Mayans Aren't the Only Ones to Get It Wrong - Worst 'End of World' Predictions... and the Embarrassing Excuses. News Channel 10│USA, Dec 28

Vegetarian may live longer than meat eaters: Study. Jagran Post│India, Dec 28

The new vegetarians. The Star│Canada, Dec 28

 Former adventist sailors claim discrimination after getting kicked out of Navy: Captain says action justified. Sailors say: Discharge was because of power trip. ABC 10│USA, Dec 27

Kicked-out sailors claim religious intolerance. Navy Times│USA, Dec 23

 Stanford to start new religious liberty law clinic. The National Law Journal│USA, Dec 27

Church’s Christmas feast is welcomed by many (Hamilton SDA Church). The Royal Gazzette│Jamaica, Dec 27

Restoration House thrift store opens in Smelterville (Kellogg, ID). Shoshone News Press│USA, Dec 27

Health digest: Abundant Life Expo planned in Jefferson, more (Jefferson Central SDA Church, Longview, TX). News Journal│USA, Dec 27

Doomsday predictions come and go. Aberdeen News│USA, Dec 27

Top 10 Celebrity Religion News of 2012│Seventh Day Adventist Actor Angus T. Jones Declared His Faith, Denounces His Show 2.5 Men. Christian Post│USA, Dec 27

Adventists Help With Donation Organization (Adventist Community Services Disaster Response. Newtown, CT).│USA, Dec 27

 News of 2012: Top Thirty Most-Viewed Reports on Redlands-Loma Linda Patch (CA). Redlands-Loma Linda Patch│USA, Dec 27

New Year's Eve celebration and dinner at Middletown S.D.A. Church (Townsend, DE). Middletown Transcript│USA, Dec 27

Cathy Dunn, holding the flowers, was given the best Christmas present ever, when a team from the Aldergrove Seventh Day Adventist Church showed up on her doorstep on Christmas Eve to announce she and her two boys would be the recipient of the church’s 10th annual Extreme Home Repair. This 10-day volunteer undertaking is initiated by the church’s Acts of Kindness ministry.
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 Family given 'invaluable' gift Christmas Eve. Church announces the 2013 home makeover recipient (Aldergrove SDA Church). Langley Advance│Canada, Dec 27

End Of An Era As Black School Is Set For Closure (John Loughborough School). The Voice│England, Dec 26

The new face of religion in New England (Auburn SDA Church). Alaska Distpach│USA, Dec 26

New England's Changing Denominational Landscape. The National Catholic Reporter│USA, Dec 27

Needy family receives an Act of Kindness│A team of volunteers from the Aldergrove Seventh Day Adventist Church turned up on Aldergrove resident Cathy Dunn's doorstep on Dec. 24 morning with an early Christmas gift. Vacouver Sun│Canada, Dec 26

Langley couple’s 11-year legal battle to trace lost investment money nears end. The Province│Canada, Dec 26

 Vegetarians less likely to develop cancer (Loma Linda University). The Press-Enterprise│USA, Dec 26

It’s the end of the world as we know it. Rutland Herald│USA, Dec 26

Clearlake's precious hospital (Lakeport, CA). Record Bee│USA, Dec 26

Di Ionno: N.J. churches are the unsung heroes of Hurricane Sandy.│USA, Dec 25

 Religious Leaders Preach Peace for Christmas. All Africa│Rwanda, Dec 25

During one of their regular stops at the Kroger store at 
Nicholasville Road and Lowry Lane, Kentucky Harvest 
volunteers Tony and Susan Higdon loaded their 
van with breads and pastries that had hit or passed 
their sell-by dates. The Higdons say the work, 
which they do five days a week, is their ministry.

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 Couple who live their beliefs deliver bread, pastries to those in need (Tony and Susan Higdon).│USA, Dec 25

$25,000 community education centre (Cabramatta Fijian Pathfinder Club). The Fiji Times│Fiji, Dec 25

'Not even sinners we hate' — Jamaica SDA head. Church leader moves to heal wounds from Catholic priest’s comments. Jamaica Observer│Jamaica, Dec 24

 Second Valley View University To Be Established In Brong Ahafo. Goverment of Ghana│Ghana, Dec 24

Businessman steps in to support those in need (Nanaimo SDA Church). Nanaimo Daily News│Canada, Dec 24

 Biblical ignorance and the Patois Bible. Jamaica Observer│Jamaica, Dec 24

Bulgarian Gypsies Can Hardly Wait to Settle in UK.│UK - Bulgaria, Dec 24

 Holiness Is Not About The Day Of Worship. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 24

 Shimla to miss Christmas qawali for second year in a row. The Times of India│India, Dec 24

Fairhaven helped shape thinking of 19th century religious leader (The Joseph Bates Home is being renovated to restore the 1742 house to its authentic late 18th century appearance│Fairhaven, MA). South Coast Today│USA, Dec 23

Exploring can lead you to a new spiritual home: Regina Brett.│USA, Dec 23

 Who's filling America's church pews. Yahoo│USA, Dec 23

 Groups give toys to children (El Centro SDA Church, Niland, CA). Imperial Valley Press│USA, Dec 23

D.C. Churches Host Annual Holiday Party For Homeless (Fourth Street SDA Church, Washington DC). wamu 88.5│USA, Dec 23

Boy run down on Eastern Parkway is making a recovery (Canarsie SDA Church, NY). NY Daily News│USA, Dec 23

What Adventists Really Believe About Catholics.  The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 23

Ceres girl spreads good cheer via warm toes, treats (Modesto Central SDA Church, CA). ModBee│USA, Dec 23

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African Seventh Day Adventist leader opposes Uganda anti-gay bill. GayStarNews│Uganda, Dec 22

Church leaders' Christmas message: It's a matter of faith (Pastor Eddie Tupa'i, President North New Zealand Conference, SDA Church). The New Zealand Herald│New Zealand, Dec 22

 Adventists Don't Advocate Hate. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 22

 A church in concert (Central Islip SDA Church in Central Islip, NY│Ephesus SDA Church in Harlem, Manhattan, NY│Kingsboro Temple of SDA in Brooklyn, NY│Linden SDA Church in Laurelton, Queens, NY│New Dimension SDA Church in Brooklyn, NY│Brooklyn Temple SDA Church in Brooklyn, NY│Willis Avenue SDA Church in Bronx, NY). Examiner│USA, Dec 22

South Ghana Conference of SDA elects new leadership. Vibe Ghana│Ghana, Dec 22

 Charges against former adventist pastor dropped (Salinas, KS). Salinas Journal│USA, Dec 22

Sex charges dismissed when victim changes mind (Salinas, KS). Salinas Journal│USA, Dec 21

 Sherlock, Santa And The Three Wise Men. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 22

► Will the World End Today. All Africa│Kenya, Dec 21

 11 Other Times The World Was Supposed To End (But Didn't). Huffington Post│USA, Dec 21

 Quilting for a cause: Learners craft practical quilts for themselves and the needy. Hometown Debate│USA, Dec 21

The Table recognizes generous supporters (Napa Valley, CA). Napa Valley Register│USA, Dec 21

Another doomsday’s passed — now what? Chicago Sun-Times│USA, Dec 21

 Organizations serve up holiday meals (Nanaimo SDA Church). Nanaimo Bulletin│Canada, Dec 21

 Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church to welcome new pastor. Watford Observer│England, Dec 21

 Christmas hampers mean a happy holiday for Oshawa families. Food bank hands out 150 holiday boxes (College Park SDA Church, Oshawa). Durham Region│Canada, Dec 21

 Churches to offer Christmas Eve party for the homeless (Okaloosa County, FL). NWF Daily News│USA, Dec 21

 Celebration of Christmas, community (Lanai SDA Church, HI). Maui News│USA, Dec 21

 Failed Doomsday Prophecies From Around The US.│USA, Dec 21

 Churches plan busy Christmas lineups (Riverton DA Church, WY). The Ranger│USA, Dec 21

 21 December is not the end of the world. Chistianity Today. Australia / Christianity Today│Australia, Dec 21

 Adventists, CableVision unite to host a Christmas lunch for needy families. The Royal Gazzette│Bermuda, Dec 21

 The Unsecular Student: Religion at BHSEC (Brooklyn, NY).│USA, Dec 21

Health digest: Abundant Life Expo focuses on obesity, more (Jefferson Central SDA Church, TX). News-Journal│USA

 The history of end times. Winona Daily News│USA, Dec 21

No hatred from Seventh-day Adventists. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 20

 Will The Mayan Apocalypse Actually Happen? History Is Full Of Failed Doomsday Prophecies. IBT│USA, Dec 20

'It's A Pleasure To Give To Others'. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 20

 Gardening group to host Banning speaker (Calimesa SDA Church, CA). The Press-Enterprise│USA, Dec 20

 Oh Maya! How many ways can the world end on Dec. 21? Morning Sun│USA, Dec 20

 Doomsday or waiting for Godot? Cool Age│USA, Dec 20

History’s biggest doomsday duds (after the Mayan apocalypse). Yahoo│Dec 20

 Fijians facing uncertain Christmas. Scoop│Fiji, New Zealand, Dec 20

 Children centred approach to emergency response in Fiji. Scoop│Fiji, New Zealand, Dec 20

Vegetarian/Vegan Potluck (Sequim SDA Church, WA). KONP│USA, Dec 20

 Mayan calendar aside, end times theology has meaning for many Americans. Deseret News│USA, Dec 19

 'Tis the season to be jolly - and stressed out (Loma Linda University and Hemet SDA Church, CA). The Valley Chronicle│USA, Dec 19

 Stand Launches Second Album. All Africa│Zimbabwe, Dec 19

 Meeting the Need Close to Home (SDA Church pastor Rev. Joseph Perricellia, Newton , IA). Newton Daily News│USA, Dec 19

 Churches to hold joint Christmas service. Borneo Post│Borneo, Dec 19


Youth group hosts radiothon (LightBearers Pathfinder Club is a nonprofit youth organisation of the West Bay SDA Church). Compass Cayman│Cayman Islands, British West Indies, Dec 19

L.A. interfaith vigil remembers Sandy Hook victims (Pastor Ryan Bell - Hollywood SDA Church, CA). Jewish Journal│USA, Dec 19

December 18│Members of the Loma Linda University Health Office of Advancement gather with nine Inland Empire children selected by Childrens Fund to receive a brand new bicycle ...

 LOMA LINDA: University staff build bicycles for kids. The Press-Enterprise│USA, Dec 18

 Vegans, Vegetarians Less Vulnerable to Cancer, Loma Linda University Study Suggests. The study began in 2002 among members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout the United States and Canada, according to the university. Murrieta.Patch│USA, Dec 18

 Vegans and vegetarians are less likely to develop certain cancers, says Loma Linda University study. Highland News│USA, Dec 18

Loma Linda University School of Public Health and Loma Linda University Church to Host Exercise Seminar Series to Help People Get in Shape in 2013. SFGate / Benziga / PRWeb│USA, Dec 18

 Houses flooded at Nabouva village. FijiVillage│Fiji, Dec 18

 Knicks Power Rankings: Missing Melo ("James White ... so we're left to appreciate his work in co-founding the Seventh Day Adventist church."). NYMag│USA, Dec 18

SDA church sets up new diocese. Sunday Monitor│Uganda, Dec 18

 SDA Church Pays $2.5M for Norcross Office Bldg (Southern Union Conference of SDA). CoStar│USA, Dec 18

On road to modernization, Church of England finds crisis ("Ordination of women remains a hotly contested issue in Christian denominations, with the Church of England long falling into a middle group, between traditionalists such as the Roman Catholic, the Eastern Orthodox and the Seventh-day Adventist churches that forbid female clergy and those such as its affiliated U.S. Episcopal Church that have pioneered gender and sexual equality."). Washington Post│England - USA, Dec 18

 Failed Predictions of Jesus' Second Coming: Seventh Day Adventists and the Jehovah's Witnesses (Part 4). God Discussion│USA, Dec 18

Inventions by TTU students help people with disabilities stay active (SDA Church in Cookeville, TN). Herald Citizen│USA, Dec 18

 Mourners told: Emulate Sherman Mc Nicolls’ example (Torib Trace SDA Church). Guardian│Trinidad and Tobago, Dec 18

Sherman Mc Nicolls to be laid to rest today. Newsday│Trinidad and Tobago, Dec 17

 A farmer who became Chief Magistrate. Tributes to Sherman McNicolls at funeral. Trinidad Express│Trinidad and Tobago, Dec 17

Bethlehem tells Christmas story (Tauranga SDA Church). Bay of Plenty Times│New Zealand, Dec 17

 Winston FFA gives back through Christmas Service Projects ( SDA Church Community Service Center in Gallatin. MO). North Missourian│USA, Dec 17

 Rockville church holds vigil to honor victims in Connecticut elementary school shooting (Havre de Grace SDA Church in Rockville, MD). Gazzette│USA, Dec 17

 Angus T. Jones. 2012's Biggest Celebrity Meltdowns. US Magazine│USA, Dec 17

SDA church speaks out on Anti-homosexuality Bill. New Vision│Uganda, Dec 17

Christmas Cheer For Church Food Banks, BerNewsBermuda, Dec 17

Bryan Police Department's Blue Angels program gives gifts to needy children, elderly (Bryan SDA Cgurch, TX). The Eagle│USA, Dec 16

31 honoured for service (Archbishop Anthony Pantin Awards to SDA Pastor Clive Dottin). Newsday│Trinidad and Tobago, Dec 16

 Cherie Priest. Celebrated steampunk author returns to city after six-year absence (Chattanooga, TN). Times Free Press│USA, Dec 16

 Do Adventists Hate Catholics?  The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 16

Church Leaders Tackle Connecticut school shooting (The Havre de Grace SDA Church, Rockville, MD). Fox DC│USA, Dec 15

Mass Shooting in Conn. Sparks Support in Metro (Oak Grove SDA Church, MO). Fox4kc│USA, Dec 15

 Sherman McNicolls dies. Trinidad Express│Trinidad and Tobago, Dec 15

 Former adventist Chief Magistrate Sherman Mc Nicolls, 57, passes on. Guardian│Trinidad Tobago, Dec 14

 Controversial former T&T Chief Magistrate dies at 58. Stabroek News│Trinidad Tobago, Dec 14

 Rochester pastor who shot granddaughter thought she was intruder (Rochester SDA Church, MN). Star Tribune│USA, Dec 14

• Tragedy in Rochester. (Minnesota SDA Conference report) "We are saddened by a terrible tragedy that happened in the Minnesota Conference Monday night. Stan Wilkinson, pastor of the Rochester Seventh-day Adventist Church mistook his granddaughter for an intruder and accidentally shot her. She is currently in stable condition; we are expecting a complete recovery. The Minnesota Conference and Rochester Seventh-day Adventist church are helping the Wilkinson family in every way possible. Please pray for the family."

911 call from shooting of Rochester granddaughter mistaken as intruder.│USA, Dec 14

 Granddaughter improving after being shot by Rochester adventist pastor. The Bedmiji Pionner│USA, Dec 14

 Teen shot by grandfather is improving (Rochester SDA Church, MN). Fox 19│USA, 14

 Teen shot by grandfather is improving. SFGate│USA, Dec 14

 Rochester Pastor Shoots Granddaughter, Mistaken for Intruder. KSTP│USA, Dec 13

 Man who shot granddaughter is Rochester minister. Post Bulletin│USA, Nov 12

► LOMA LINDA: Renovated Heritage Research Center re-opens. The Press-Enterprise│USA, Dec 14

Apocalypse postponed: the sequel. The Telegram│Canada, Dec 14

 Changes Loma Linda Murrietta bring new, expanded services (Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA). Valley News│USA, Dec 14

 Century-old church open to all (CA). The Chronicle Herald│USA, Nov 14

The Great Panic of 2012 and the Balm of Skepticism. Big Think│USA, Dec 14

 Local man searching for health answers (Scottsbluff SDA Church, NE). Star Herald│USA, Dec 14

Spiritual Wellness Fair Offers Links to Supports. Groton Patch│USA, Dec 14

 Clerics caution Kibaki against naming successor. Standard│Kenya, Dec 14

 WUTH: Tax breaks an unholy rort (Sanitarium│SDA Church). Goldcoast│Australia, Dec 14

 End Of World 2012: Mayan 'Doomsday' Part Of Long-Standing Interest In End Times, Apocalypse. The Huffington Post│USA, Dec 13

Sing the sounds of Christmas (Paradise SDA Church, CA) Chico ER│USA, Dec 13

 Churches urge people to remember Jesus this Christmas. CathNews│Australia, Nov 13

Responders help in hurricane aftermath (NY). ABC Newspaper│USA, Dec 13

 Health digest: Abundant Life Expo planned in Jefferson, more (Jefferson Central SDA Church, TX). News Journal│USA, Dec 13

 TEXAS FACING OBESITY CRISIS Local Health Expo to Raise Awareness and offer Assistance. The Gilmer Mirror│USA, Dec 13

Choir's gift is a festive concert (Leicester Central SDA Church). Leicestershire│England, Dec 13

 This Christmas, remember Jesus: churches. The Australian│Australia, Dec 13

Loma Linda Academy Students Earn National Merit Scholar Program Honors. Redlands Patch│USA, Dec 12

Loma Linda Academy seniors Charlene Wang, Alexandra Stream, Cynthia A. Viera, Chase Atiga, Iris Lee and Dillon Liang have been recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholar Program, school officials announced Dec. 11, 2012. Submitted photo. Credit Loma Linda Academy
 Teen violated young boy at church (Hastings SDA Church).│New Zealand, Dec 12

 Apocalypse Wow! The end days that weren’t, part 1. Death and Taxes│USA, Dec 12

 New Protestant music director joins Religious Ministries. Ligthhouse Ventura County Star│USA, Dec 12

 Turning 10, Youth Rights Revisits Cop-Teen Divide (Mt. Zion SDA Church in Hamden, CT). New Haven Independent│USA, Dec 12

 Malawi SDA pastor tells youth love is not blind in the face of AIDS. Nyasa Times│Malawi, Dec 12

 Faithful to God (Loria Campbell is currently a member of the James Hill SDA Church in Clarendon). Jamaica Star│Jamaica, Dec 12

 Christmas is year-round at Klothes Kloset in C-Falls (Columbia Falls SDA Church, MT). Hungry Horse News│USA, Dec 12

 Shiloh bids pastor adieu (Shiloh SDA Church, NY). Examiner│USA, Dec 12

 Hundreds cast their votes early. The Royal Gazzette│Bermuda, Dec 12

  Road to Bethlehem makes its way through Nunawading. The Age│Australia, Dec 12
THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM CHRISTMAS PAGEANTThousands of people arrive at the SDA church's convention ground in Nunawading for Road to Bethlehem, a free outdoor Christmas pageant.
 Monks attack church in Sri Lanka. Christian Today│Sri Lanka, Dec 12

Loved ones remembered at Mercy Hospice tree lighting. Mt Shasta News│USA, Dec 12

Rusangu University warns erring staff (SDA Rusangu University). Zambia Daily Mail│Zambia, Dec 12

Pastor condemns family violence (pastor Paul Jonker, Rotorua SDA Church). The Daily Post│New Zealand, Dec 12

 Church distributes food and clothing on Mondays (Corning SDA Church, CA). Corning Observer│USA, Dec 11

 Election advance polling today and tomorrow. The Royal Gazzette│Bermuda, Dec 11

 City Proposes Landmark Status for Vacant Church in Ukrainian Village (Chicago, IL). DNAinfo│USA, Dec 11

► Woman slammed for accusing SDA pastor. NewsDay│Zimbabwe, Dec 11

► Mernda parents lead school push. Whittlesea Leader│Australia, Dec 11

Project Christmas helped 887 families in Wexford, Missaukee counties (Cadillac SDA Church, MI). Cadillac News│USA, Dec 11

John Lello
 Casey church mourns missionary member│John Lello, 46, was killed last month in Papua New Guinea (Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, KY). Central Kentucky News│USA, Dec 10

Long-running toy service continues to help poorest families (Stanborough Park SDA Church). Watford Observer│England, Dec 10

Church marks Uhuru Day with donations to hospitals (Arusha Central SDA Church). IPP Media│Tanzania, Dec 10

 Oakwood University's WJOU Praise 90.1 FM begins "I Love WJOU Week" (updated).│USA, Dec 10

The Links, Inc. Presents SDA Christmas Concert (Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy Choir).│USA, Dec 9

 Long wait for sidewalk finally ends (New Gainesville SDA Church, GA). Gainesville Times│USA, Dec 9

 Doing the Lord’s Work, One Healthy Tofu Loaf at a Time (Claremont SDA Church, NH). Valley News│USA, Dec 9

New Dimension installs new pastor (New Dimension SDA Church, NY).│USA, Nov 8

 Angus T. Jones is a still-learning 19-year-old. The Angeles Times│USA, Dec 8

 25 St Ann Youth Get Life-Skills Training (Ocho Rios District of SDA Churches). Jamaica Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 8

Red Bluff SDA Church Christmas concert scheduled for Dec. 11. RB Daily News│USA, Dec 7

Special dolphin ‘dance’ to Christmas carols will be highlight for Dockyard festivities (Hamilton SDA Mass Choir). The Royal Gazzette│Bermuda, Dec 7

How Handel’s ‘Messiah’ became holiday tradition (Camelback SDA Church, Phoenix, AZ). AZCentral│USA, Dec 7

Students sit late night exam to honour faith. Fiji Times│Fiji, Dec 7

 Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents four free Christmas concerts (Arlington SDA Church). Keene Star│USA, Dec 7

 Church to hold praise and prayer celebration (SDA Church Kuching). Borneo Post│Borneo, Dec 7

 Millennium Project Review on HUNC Agenda (Hollywood Adventist Church).│USA, Dec 7

Choir director Monica Pavel-Kissinger
poses for a photo in the sanctuary of
Hazelwood Christian Church in Muncie
Tuesday. / Jordan Kartholl/ The Star Press
 Conductor brings a unique perspective to local church (Adventist Choir director Monica Pavel-Kissinger). The Star Press│USA, Dec 7

Power in the blood extravaganza review. SKNVibes│St. Kitts, W.I., Dec 6

 Christian Counseling Service will have open house in Redlands (Victoria SDA Church in Loma Linda, CA). Redlands Daily Facts│USA, Dec 6

 Handel's Messiah Community Sing-Along Is Dec. 16 (Chattanooga First SDA Church). The Chattanoogan│USA, Dec 6

Man linked to anti-gay posters in Buffalo is ruled mentally incompetent (Buffalo SDA Church, MN). Star Tribune│USA, Nov 6

Combined choirs to perform Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols' (Pleasant Street SDA Church). Telegrams Towns│USA, Dec 6

 Earl Meyers' annual holiday concert (Fresno Westside SDA Church). FresnoBee│USA, Nov 6

Wildwood Center Kicks Off Vegan Cooking Classes (Wildwood Lifestyle Center, GA). The Dade County Sentinel│USA, Nov 6

 Meridian SDA: Live Nativity (ID). KTVB│USA, Dec 6

 Ozark Melody will perform a gospel concer at Sedalia SDA Church (MO). Sedalia Democrat│USA, Dec 6

 Over 1,200 Graduate From HEART Trust - Trelawny, St Ann, St Mary, Portland Youth Ready For The World. The Gleaner│Jamaica, Dec 5

Live Nativity at Santaland in Poplar Bluff (Poplar Bluff SDA Church, MO). KFVS│USA, Dec 5

“O Holy Night” (Antioch SDA Church, CA). Mercury News│USA, Dec 5

 Shower Power Goes On Tour.│Zimbabwe, Dec 5

 Holiday stress takes its toll on ministers (Rev. Leon Bryant, pastor of City Temple SDA Church in Detroit).│USA, Dec 5

 Adventist Christmas program has multicultural flair (Great Bend SDA School, KS). GB Tribune│USA, Dec 5

Seventh annual Living Nativity (La Grande SDA Church, OR). The Observer │ USA, Dec 5

‘Bethlehem’ musical program set for Saturday (Hayfork SDA Church). The Trinity Journal│USA, Dec 5

 Parliamentary Registrar Notice: Advance Polling. Bernews│Bermuda, Dec 5

 East Lansing police close investigation into September assault that hospitalized man, injured woman due to lack of leads on suspects (East Lansing SDA Church, MI). Michigan Live│USA, Dec 5

 Should High-Profile Converts Wait to Publicly Share Their Conversion? Experts weigh in on controversy over Two and a Half Men star's conversion. Christianity Today│USA, Dec 4

 Lovin’ the crew. Childhood bond, talent propel R&B group Nuzzcrew to campus success (First Igbo SDAt Church, NY). The Spectrum│USA, Dec 4

 Seventh Day Adventist Church wins sweepstakes in Christmas parade (Taft SDA Church, CA). Taft Midway Driller│USA, Dec 4

 Comelec OKs Senate bid of late filer (Adventist Israel Virgines to file his candidacy for a Senate seat). Rappler│Philippines, Dec 4

'Joy Story' captures parade's supreme award (Maranatha SDA Church). The Daily Post│New Zealand, Dec 3

A section of the crowd attending a function honouring former custos of Manchester Dr Gilbert Allen at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seated in the front pew are (from left) his wife, Mrs Georgia Allen, the former custos Dr Gilbert Allen, Lady Allen and Governor General Sir Patrick Allen │Jamaica, Dec 3
▲ Former custos of Manchester honoured (Dr Gilbert Allen, Mandeville SDA Church). Jamaica Observer│Jamaica, Dec 3

 ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor apologizes ... sort of. Standart-Examiner│USA, Dec 2

 Napo Donats 200 Bags Of Cement. To SDA Church (Ashtown SDA Church). Daily Guide Ghana│Ghana, Dec 1

 Visit Bethlehem…in Kelso • December 6-9 (Kelso-Longview Community SDA Church). Valley Bugler│USA, Dec 1

 Church hopes for record attendance in live Christmas play (Yakima SDA Church, WA). KIMA TV│USA, Dec 1

Virgin Islands events mark World AIDS Day (Central Seventh Day Adventist Church in Estate Plessen). Virgin Islands Daily News│Virgin Islands, Dec 1

 GLEAP gears up for area holiday help (Grand Ledge SAD Food Bank, MI). Lansing State Journal│USA, Dec 1

 Alternative gift-giving to lift your spirits (ADRA Canada). Winnipeg Free Press│Canada, Dec 1

 The Reverend Donald Constantine Francis ... dedicated to leading the flock (Spaldings District of SDA Churches in Clarendon). Jamaica Star│Jamaica, Dec 1

 Gladstone born soldier turned pastor fights with back pain (Pastor Patrick Marshall). Gladstone Observer│Australia, Nov 1

• Compilation & research: Taato│Ojo Adventista


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