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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.

Benton Harbor High School students participate in “The Nativity Story."

Andrews University H.E.L.P. Project Hosts “The Nativity Story” Christmas Program

On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, the Human Empowerment Life Project (H.E.L.P.) team hosted “The Nativity Story” in the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University for approximately 460 students in grades 2–5 from the Benton Harbor, Michigan, area.

Del Delker, VOP soloist

Del Delker, Voice of Prophecy Soloist, Passes Away

Beloved Voice of Prophecy soloist Del Delker passed to her rest on Jan. 31, 2018, in Porterville, Califoria, at the age of 93.


Southwestern Adventist University Welcomes Largest Group of Teams for 23rd Hoops Classic

Southwestern Adventist University hosted the 23rd annual Hoops Classic this weekend. The largest basketball tournament in the North American Division, the event accommodated 56 teams from 30 schools from across the United States. Launched for Pastors, Health Ministry Directors

“The Well Churches Certification initiative facilitates awareness of health and well-being among clergy; to motivate and guide the population to improve their own health, to strengthen their immune systems, and resist sickness and disease,” affirmed Velino A. Salazar, SCC president.


Refugees Brave the Cold for Fellowship in North Carolina

On Sabbath, Jan. 18, just three days after Greensboro, North Carolina, was buried under 6-8 inches of snow that cancelled flights and closed schools, at least 170 refugees from six language groups braved the winter conditions to gather at the Greensboro Seventh-day Adventist Church for what they called a "Refugee Families Thanksgiving Worship."


Sonscreen and Southern Adventist University Present Film Workshop at Hawaii Mission Academy

In January 2018, the Sonscreen Film Festival and Southern Adventist University (SAU) School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) partnered to present a film production workshop at Hawaii Mission Academy (HMA).


Terry Johnsson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Terry Johnsson, vice president of mission integration for the Pacific Northwest Region of Adventist Health in Portland, Oregon, was the first Adventist recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Portland.


U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit Rules for Plaintiffs in Kellogg Sabbath Accommodation Case

On Jan. 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in favor of Richard Tabura and Guadalupe Diaz, former employees of Kellogg USA, who were terminated in 2012 for violating the company’s policy mandating work on Saturdays (the day Tabura and Diaz observed as their Sabbath).