News Briefs for May 25, 2023
25 May 2023 |
NAD Hosts 21st Annual Sonscreen Film Festival for Young Creators
This year’s festival was held April 13-15 at the Loma Linda University Church in California. Forty-two student films were screened and Oakwood University students debuted at the event. John Quinn, editor of The Chosen, attended as a special guest to screen films, give advice, and run a masterclass on the integration of faith and filmmaking. Full article at ANN site.
Berean SDA Church in L.A. Offers Anger Management Workshops
The Berean Women’s Ministries group within the Berean SDA Church in Los Angeles is facilitating a community workshop for anger management and emotional regulation. After researching community needs, it became clear to elder and women’s ministries leader/social worker Erica Tobin that the class would be extremely beneficial to the community. Read more about the class at the L.A. Sentinel site.
Steps to Christ Released in Braille System
Adventist Possibilities Ministries (APM) has successfully coordinated the translation of Ellen G. White’s Steps to Christ into the Braille system. There are plans for two more Ellen G. White books, as well as a series of Bible studies. The World Health Organization estimates that there are approximately 253 million visually impaired people in the world. Full story at ANN site.
Andrews University Addresses Student Food Insecurity with “Manna”
Andrews University has opened a student service that now offers non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and meals three times per week to students in need. The project will be called “Manna” and will work in partnership with the Andrews University Dining Service. See AU’s press release here.
Four Hundred Participants Complete SDA Initiative for Crime Reduction in St. Lucia
Project STOP ‘n’ THINK is a three-month program from the Adventist Church to assist St. Lucia’s government in reducing crime. It is designed to “educate and sensitize individuals, especially young people, about the consequences of their actions and the impact of crime on society.” Full story at Inter-American Division website.