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Longest Serving Adventist Volunteer Services Missionary Honored

Each year hundreds of Adventist young people step away from their studies or work to volunteer full-time, for up to two years, around the world, through the church’s Adventist Volunteer Services (AVS) program. Among them, Helen Margaret Hall is unique. She is both the longest serving and oldest active AVS missionary for the Adventist denomination.

Hall, who turns 80 on February 16, will have served for 36 years as an AVS missionary on the Burma-Thailand border as of February 20.

Adventists at the United Nations Emphasize Compassion for Refugees

Migrants and refugees are not “problems to be solved,” but vulnerable individuals who must be treated with respect and compassion, said participants at a United Nations symposium co-sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The event, held January 22 at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, was the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs, and it brought together some 250 representatives from the UN community, religious groups, and non-governmental organizations. 

Unity Oversight Committee Releases Statement Regarding Way Forward

The Unity Oversight Committee met at the world headquarters on December 14, 2017, with newly appointed chair, Mike Ryan (voted by the General Conference Administrative Committee), and Hensley Moorooven, secretary. At this meeting, the committee adopted a process to help it in its work of reviewing the “Procedures for Reconciliation and Adherence in Church Governance: Phase II” document referred to it by the 2017 Annual Council and developing a new or revised proposal.

Religious Liberty Sabbath Highlights a Core Adventist Value

Church leaders are encouraging Seventh-day Adventists to dig deeper into the meaning of “religious freedom” as the global church prepares to commemorate Religious Liberty Sabbath on January 20. 

Southern Adventist University Findings on David and Goliath Displayed at Museum of the Bible

The findings of archaeology students and professors of Southern Adventist University are currently on display at the brand-new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

Christmas Mutirão Donates Half a Ton of Food to Community Hospital

Since the beginning of October, Adventist churches throughout Brazil have been involved in the Christmas Mutirão, or Christmas Drive. The drives primary objective is to promote a better Christmas for people in need by collecting donations of food, clothing, toys and other items. In the city of Bom Retiro do Sul, in Rio Grande do Sul, dozens of families, in partnership with a footwear retailer have collected half a ton of non-perishable food. And, in early December, the food was donated to the Sant'Ana Hospital of Charity (HCSA). 

Adventist Attorneys Admitted to the Bar of U.S. Supreme Court

On November 1, eight Seventh-day Adventist attorneys from across the United States were admitted as members to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. The event was organized by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office of General Counsel.

Annual Council Votes to Continue Dialogue on Unity and Reconciliation Process

Following nearly six hours of discussion and debate, a majority of members of the Executive Committee of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventists voted during their Annual Council meeting to send a document entitled “Procedures for Reconciliation and Adherence in Church Governance: Phase II,” back to the Unity in Mission Oversight Committee for further review.

Long-time Adventist Administrator Richard Lesher Passes Away

Well known Seventh-day Adventist pastor, educator and administrator W. Richard Lesher passed away in his home in Loma Linda, California on August 18, 2017. 

Throughout his long ministry career, Lesher served as pastor, educational administrator, teacher of theology, editor of the Sabbath School lesson quarterly, director of the Biblical Research Institute, vice president of the General Conference, and most recently president of Andrews University.

Thousands of Adventist Young People Participate in Global Youth Day

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists impacted their communities in more than 100 countries on Saturday, March 18 during the annual Global Youth Day event.

As pictures and videos were shared on social media with the hashtag #GYD17, the campaign generated an impact of more than 137 million impressions across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This sets a new Seventh-day Adventist social media record.

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