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News Headlines: Zimbabwe Hospital Ward Adopted by Adventist Church (and More!)

Hospital Ward in Zimbabwe adopted by Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has adopted a Zimbabwe female ward at Gokwe South District Hospital, one of the biggest district referral centers in the country.  It  registers about 700 births every month.  The church will take complete charge of the running costs.  So far the Church has spent $2,500 on the ward, buying new plates, spoons, and bed covers.

Dr. Sandra Roberts is Spectrum Magazine's 2016 Adventist Person of the Year

Southeastern California Conference President Dr. Sandra E. Roberts has been named Spectrum Magazine's 2016 Adventist Person of the Year. Roberts bested a field of ten candidates selected by Spectrum editors. In online voting spanning seven days, she received 23% of the vote ahead of North American Division President Daniel Jackson (20% of the vote) and WWII noncombatant Desmond Doss, whose story is featured in the award-nominated biopic "Hacksaw Ridge."

Vote for the 2016 Adventist Person of the Year

We are pleased to announce the inaugural "Adventist Person of the Year" award presented by Spectrum Magazine to a Seventh-day Adventist who contributed to the denomination or to society at large in an outsanding way. Below are ten nominees for the award selected by Spectrum editorial staff. Help decide the winner by voting in the reader poll via the link below. The winner will be announced on the Spectrum Website by year end, so be sure to check back for results!

News Headlines: Kenyan Government Intervenes in Adventist Leadership Dispute (And More!)

Kenyan Government Intervenes in Adventist Leadership Dispute.  An Adventist leadership dispute has arisen in Kenya.  The Registrar of Societies has intervened after the agency was informed that some church officials may not be legally recognized.  In 2012, the SDA Church East Africa Union was reorganized into the Kenya Union Mission which further split int

Pacific Union College Names Eric Anderson President

Pacific Union College in a media release today announced that former Southwestern Adventist University President Dr. Eric Anderson will serve as interim president when outgoing PUC President Heather Knight steps aside in January 2017. The statement from PUC's media relations department follows:

Dear PUC Community:

Hacksaw Ridge Nominated for Three Golden Globe Awards

The nominees for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards have been released, and Mel Gibson’s "Hacksaw Ridge" collected three nominations.

Terry Shaw Named President and CEO of Adventist Health System

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The Adventist Health System (AHS) board of directors has appointed Terry Shaw as the organization’s new president/CEO. Shaw will immediately assume leadership responsibilities for the faith-based health care system, which includes 46 hospital campuses in 10 states as well as a continuum of integrated care comprised of urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, physician practices, and skilled nursing facilities.

Headlines California Edition: Adventist Pastor Emcees Ghost Ship Fire Vigil (And More!)

Pastor Ruben Rios Helps Lead Vigil for Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims. An estimated 2,500 mourners convened at the Lake Merritt pagoda in Oakland, California, on Monday, December 5, 2016 to mourn the loss of at least 36 lives in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

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