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The Azure Hills Church in Grand Terrace, California has announced that Pastor Tara VinCross will serve as its next senior pastor.

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The Panama Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists made history at its mid-year executive committee meeting by appointing Shesell Busby (pictured, third from left) the district pastor of four churches in the Metro Los Andes Experimental Mission. Ms. Busby is the first woman to serve as a licensed minister in the Panamanian Union Mission.

Announcing the hiring of Ms. Busby, the Panamanian Union Mission wrote on its Facebook page,

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Daniel R. Jackson, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, issued a statement by video from Orlando Florida on the Pulse Club Shooting in Orlando, Florida. Jackson traveled with his wife Donna to Orlando to offer encouragement and support.

A post accompanying the video message on the North American Division's Facebook page said:

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Adventist Forum annual conference, titled Non-violence and the Atonement. It will take place September 16-18 at the Doubletree Washington D.C. in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

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The Pulse Massacre Sunday in Orlando, Florida has once again shone a light on the use of assault weapons in acts of mass violence. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has spoken clearly against the legal sale and purchase of such weapons.

The following is the Seventh-day Adventist Church's official stance on assault weapons, adopted in 1990. -Ed.

 

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Seventh-day Adventist congregations in Florida and California have reached out to LGBT+ communities in the wake of yesterday's massacre at the Pulse gay club in Orlando, Florida. The shooting claimed the lives of fifty people and wounded fifty-three more.

The Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka, Florida, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Geoff Paterson, announced on Facebook that it would hold free funeral services for any of the victims of the shooting. The announcement said,

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