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.

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Pacific Northwest ACS Disaster Response Prepares to Help in Oregon Fires, Assists in Texas

During the past week, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) volunteers throughout the Northwest have been torn between ongoing storm devastation needs far to the east and the potential of wildfire recovery efforts close to home.

Elden Ramirez

Elden Ramirez, NAD Office of Volunteer Services Director, Says "Yes" to Montana Conference Presidency

Elden Ramirez has accepted the invitation of the Montana Conference board of directors to serve as conference president.

James Black

NAD Votes in Chaplain for New Headquarters, Prayer and Reconnecting Ministries Leader

On Sept. 12, 2017, James L. Black, Sr. was voted to provide leadership for Prayer and Reconnecting [with missing members] ministries, and serve as chaplain for the office staff of the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, after being recommended for the position by NAD administration.

tracy wood

NAD Elects New Youth & Young Adult Ministries Director

On Sept. 12, 2017, Tracy Wood was elected director for Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church after being recommended for the position by NAD administration. Wood has been serving as associate director for the department since July 2015.

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Hundreds Participate in the NAD's enditnow Pastors' Summit on Abuse

On Sept. 11 and 12, 2017, the North American Division (NAD) live streamed the enditnow Pastors' Summit on Abuse from the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland.

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North Pacific Union Opens Creation Study Center

Christians believe in the biblical creation described throughout the Bible. But many need to be better educated about the creation.

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Building for the Future on the Back of a Bike

Pastor David Peay wasn't always a cycling enthusiast. But when gun violence a few years ago took the life of Sean Taylor, a young man who had been part of his church community, Peay remembered his own sister’s violent death. He decided to take action.

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Adventist Single Adult Ministries Hosts Cruise

Over the 2017 Labor Day weekend, 180 adults from across the North American Division (NAD), and two singles from Australia, sailed from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Bahamas on the Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) cruise themed “Plugged In.”

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Religious Liberty Congress Passes Resolutions, Honors Advocates

Leaders and participants at the 8th International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) World Congress reaffirmed their commitment to promoting religious freedom and seeking peaceful coexistence as the three-day conference concluded in Hollywood, Florida, on August 24.

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Adventists Work Together on Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery Efforts

Before Hurricane Harvey slammed into the southern coast of Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) for the North American Division (NAD) convened a meeting with 25 union and local conference ACS DR personnel from across the division.