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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.