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New Website Dedicated to Crafting Welcoming Statements for Seventh-day Adventist Churches

Adventist churches at times have been exclusive and repellent. We have closed doors to people who didn’t behave like us or think like us or look like us. We have cared more about being right than about being kind. We have confused acceptance with agreement. ... Now is the time to be more intentional concerning the openness and warmth of our local church climates.

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Student, Flight Instructor Safe After Airplane Accident

Shortly before noon (PST) on Feb. 28, 2018, John McVay, president of Walla Walla University, sent an email to inform students, staff and faculty, and friends and family of the university that an aviation student and WWU flight instructor were safe after the plane they were in crash landed.

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Adventist Journey Launches as New North American Division Magazine

In January 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) launched the magazine Adventist Journey, the first division-wide magazine the NAD has published.

Giovanni Santos, La Sierra University Wind Ensemble conductor

La Sierra Conductor Unveils New Work at Kennedy Center, Preps for Carnegie Hall

As La Sierra University’s director of wind and percussion studies, Giovanni Santos leads the Wind Ensemble of more than 40 musicians, a group that spent the first portion of last summer in a whirlwind tour of the Czech Republic, Austria, the Republic of San Marino, and Italy. Now the Wind Ensemble is rehearsing for its debut performance at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall on March 15, 2018.

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25th Annual Concert at Meyerson Highlights World Premiere of New Composition

On Feb. 11, 2018, Southwestern Adventist University celebrated the 25th annual tradition of A Night at the Meyerson with the world premiere of Kim André Arnesen’s newest composition, Sing the Earth.


Christian Record Services Welcomes New Communication Director

Christian Record Services for the Blind, a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to people who are blind, welcomes Patricia J. Maxwell Robertson as communication director.

Parkland, Florida high school shooting

Adventist Community Services Responds to Florida High School Shooting; Pathfinder Recounts Experience

On Feb. 14, 2018, a shooting occurred at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen were killed and 14 were injured when the gunman, a former student, opened fire on campus and entered a building.

Oakwood University Pre-Alumni Council Students Gain Experience, Makes Connections at UNCF Leadership Conference

On Feb. 7, 2018, the Oakwood University Pre-Alumni Council members boarded a van headed for Atlanta, Georgia, for the United Negro College Fund Leadership Conference.


Pastor, Denominational Employee E. Wayne Shepperd Passes Away

E. Wayne Shepperd, Jr., born June 20, 1935, in Los Angeles, California, to Elbert W. Shepperd, Sr., and Naomi E. Owens, passed to his rest on Feb. 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas.


It Is Written Honored with Six Awards

This week, several It Is Written television programs were honored with AVA Digital Awards.