Stories & Commentaries

About Stories & Commentaries

From time to time, the North American Division shares commentaries on issues and/or events important to Adventists in this division. We also publish stories, which sometimes include interviews and features, to inspire our leaders and members.

volunteers praying together

Youth and Young Adults Put Words Into Action in Rochester, New York

More than 450 people participated in the 2017 Atlantic Union Compassion Rally held in Rochester, New York, on March 24-25. Volunteers participated in 24 projects spread throughout the city.

presentation of gift

Southwestern Adventist University Receives Major Gift From Marti Foundation

Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, is grateful to receive a major gift from the Marti Foundation towards the Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration Building.

Robert A. Cushman

Pacific Union College Announces New President

Robert A. Cushman Jr., Ph.D., has been selected as the president of Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, California. Cushman will be the 23rd president in the institution’s 135-year history.

damaged home from flood

ACS Disaster Response Helps Tornado, Flood Victims

A sudden downpour on April 29-30, 2017, resulted in significant flooding in Missouri. Kansas and Arkansas were also affected. Approximately 1,000 homes sustained damage (some were completely destroyed); and several roads, property, and businesses have also been devastated by the natural disaster.

Talking about sabbath school crisis

Sabbath School Matters: Shaping Its Future in North America

A group of Sabbath School practitioners, curricula developers, media producers, university professors, and conference, union, and division youth and young adult ministries directors met on May 9-11, 2017, to discuss what many are seeing as a crisis in Earliteen, Youth, and Young Adult Sabbath School across the North American Division.

kids enjoying swimming area at Camp Lawroweld

This Summer, Campers of all Ages Will "Shine Bright" at National Camps for Blind Children

National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC), a program of Christian Record Services, Inc., is excited to announce open registration for its 51st summer season.

picture a few hours after the distress call

On Sleepless Night, Adventist Couple Helps Save Woman from Flood

“God wouldn't let me sleep,” Sabra Johnson said about the night she and her husband, Nick, helped save motorist Kristin Smitson from being swept away by flood waters in the early morning hours on April 29.

chair of WAU music dept.

James Bingham, Music Department Chair, Retires from Washington Adventist University

Washington Adventist University’s Music Department chair, James Bingham has announced that he is retiring at the end of this academic year.

Angeline David speaking

New York Church Holds Nurses' Sabbath, Emphasizes Faith Community Nursing

For the past 11 years Joan Payne, a nurse practitioner and member of the Westvale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Syracuse, New York, has coordinated Nurses’ Sabbath, typically held on the first Saturday of May.

La Voz de la Esperanza speaker/director Omar Grieve, and associate speaker/director Nessy Pittau Grieve

La Voz de la Esperanza Celebrates 75 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel

God has led La Voz de la Esperanza for 75 years! As we celebrate our 75th anniversary we have been busy with evangelistic campaigns and tours, baptisms, graduations, and seminars.