Southwestern Adventist University’s Communication Department is proud to announce that the film project, Truth, was selected to be shown at the Fort Worth FotoFest Film Festival this weekend. About 20 faculty and students, with faculty sponsor and professor Kyle Portbury, were able to attend the Festival held at the Omni IMAX at the Museum of Science in Fort Worth. Several of the students attending voiced the characters in the animated short film.
On June 20, 2018, Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) joined Montgomery County leaders, local Seventh-day Adventist church pastors and other leaders to celebrate community service center's 35th anniversary. The gathering, hosted by the Adventist Church world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, also raised awareness of the rapidly expanding social/economic challenges of east Montgomery County.
This spring, more than 30 Adventist church members, leaders, and innovators from across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church convened at Fuller Youth Institute in Pasadena, California, to complete the Growing Young certified speaker training and participate in the Growing Young Adventists (#GYA) cohort summit.
The media evangelism ministry It Is Written received six Telly Awards last month. The awards honor excellence in video on all screens and devices, including social media videos, promotional videos, commercials, television programming, and more.
Roland R. Hegstad, an Adventist minister, public speaker, author, and editor, passed to his rest on June 17, 2018. He was 92. Hegstad, a graduate of Walla Walla University, became an expert in international religious liberty. His work took him around the globe, to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, beginning in the mid-1960s. In 1959, at age 32, Hegstad accepted a call to the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as associate editor of Liberty magazine. Within months, he was promoted to editor. Hegstad edited Liberty for 35 years until his retirement in 1995.
The associate director of the North American Division Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) was recently selected for promotion to captain for the United States Navy Reserve. Furthermore, Johnson is now the third African-American Seventh-day Adventist to hold the rank in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp, following Captain Herman Kibble and Admiral Barry Black.
Recent events in the United States have brought the news of young children being separated from their parents as they cross our borders. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America joins other faith-based groups in expressing concern over these actions.
A team of 55 Adventists joined an area-wide response effort in Baltimore, Md., on June 10 in response to substantial flooding that affected an entire community. The Frederick Avenue Corridor in southwest Baltimore received 10 inches of rain on May 27 that caused severe road damage and affected approximately 100 homes.
Lake Union Youth Distribute Petition Urging Fairness and Humanity in U.S. Immigration and Gun Control Policy
More than 300 participants attending last weekend's Hispanic youth congress on the campus of Andrews University signed petitions requesting fairness and humanity in policies pertaining to U.S. immigration and gun control.
On June 7, approximately 70 family members, NAD employees, and guests attended the C.D. Brooks Prayer Chapel dedication ceremony in the division’s headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. The renowned Adventist evangelist passed away June 5, 2016, at age 85.