News Briefs for March 19, 2020
News reports from several Adventist universities, Adventist Community Services, the North American Division and Hope Channel:
Adventist universities around the world are scrambling to respond to COVID-19 by means of campus closures, distance learning, extended Spring Break dates and other measures. Here are some links to school-specific updates:
Southwestern Adventist University
Washington Adventist University
Adventist Community Services has shared an AARP article on handling the issues that can come with social isolation for seniors. Check it out here.
From NAD Newspoints:
Is your church live-streaming? We want to hear from you! The NAD is looking to compile a list of churches that are currently live-streaming their services. Email email@example.com with the info including streaming platform, link, name of church and website, and pastor/AV contact information.
AdventistGiving allows you to return your tithe and give your offerings online, in a secure way, while you do your online banking, are on a long business trip, on vacation, or even if you are unable to attend church due to an illness.
Here are a few resources and ideas NAD’s Children’s Ministries has gathered to help with different activities parents and care providers can do at home with children. There are some great ideas that can be utilized by parents and churches going virtual! Check out the list!
SHARE GOD’S LOVE with FREE CARDS! Just in time to include with Spring and Easter cards and gifts . . . new LifeTalk “God Loves You” cards help you to share God’s love easily. Remind someone that God loves them with a LifeTalk sharing card. You can choose from 30 different card designs for all ages and order your favorites for free at: LifeTalk.net/sharing-cards.
Hope Channel invites you to get Hope at Home this weekend! Worship, pray and study the Word of God with Derek Morris, president of Hope Channel, and others from the safety and comfort of your home. Tune in through the Hope Channel app, Facebook page, HopeTV.org or your television.
NAD Ministerial has put together a list of resources for worship service and community online. It is regularly updated. Check it out here.