News Briefs for March 2, 2023
2 March 2023 |
New Recommendations Voted for Atlantic Union College Property
The delegates voted unanimously to authorize the board to begin implementing steps to create a “Hub of Education” on the college campus. The “hub” components include opening a trade school to offer in-demand trade courses and certificates…profit-sharing workforce development certification programs, leasing space to the Southern New England Conference Corporation, etc. Read full story at the Atlantic Union Gleaner website.
Adventists Welcome Jordanian Ambassador to Discuss Ministry and Religious Freedom
In a courtesy visit, Her Excellency Dina Kawar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, along with the Second Secretary, Mr. Raad Elfawair, was welcomed to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, by Ted Wilson. Wilson shared his appreciation for the cooperation between the church and the Jordanian government and expressed his desire for continued involvement on behalf of the people of Jordan. Read full story at the ANN website.
SDA Church in Trenton, Missouri, Hosts Event Promoting Sexual Health Options
On February 26th, the Gallatin Adventist Church hosted an event to promote Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy and Health Center in Trenton. Services provided included obstetric ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, parenting classes, options counseling, prenatal classes, community resource referrals, baby supplies, and sexually transmitted infection and disease consultations. See original post at KTTN website.
Barbershops and Adventist Churches in California Offer Blood Pressure Checks
A Pressure Project initiative launched in February will place blood-pressure machines inside Inland Empire churches and Black-owned barbershops so employees can use them with their clientele. Loma Linda Academy Black Student Movement students, nursing students, and volunteers were trained to use the machines at the Kansas Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church in Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood. Mt. Rubidoux Seventh-day Adventist Church is also part of the project. Full story at the Press-Enterprise website.
ADRA Highlights Ongoing Humanitarian Response in Ukraine
Since the start of hostilities on February 24, 2022, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has launched a global response to assist the tens of thousands of families and individuals who have fled their homes to escape shelling and sought refuge in neighboring countries. ADRA has provided nearly US$40 million in humanitarian assistance…activated more than 5,000 church volunteers, mobilized dozens of emergency response teams, and deployed multiple convoys to evacuate and transport more than 60,000 people from the war-torn region. Full report at the Adventist Review website.