Lansing Community Services Center was recognized as Community Organization of the Year by the Delta Township, at an event held October 23 at the Crown Plaza Lansing West. While grateful for this newfound recognition, Snowrene Mitchell, the Center's director acknowledges that it comes with a greater commitment. “This [award] means we will work even harder to serve the community.”
On Nov. 13, Lake Union executive committee members voted new language on sexuality and gender language as it relates to employment. A more in-depth policy statement is scheduled for release in spring 2020, but in the meantime, this statement was necessary so job applicants could have full knowledge about the policy and can inquire further if they have questions.
Three years ago we brought you the moving story of Fidencio Sanchez. Sanchez, at 90, was photographed pushing a vending cart in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. It was a photo that went viral around the world and was responsible for a GoFundMe account created to help the struggling grandfather. Donations poured in and over the course of 10 days more than $380,000 was raised. Now, after two months in hospice care, Sanchez went to sleep in Jesus early Wednesday morning.
The Andrews University School of Social Work has developed a new International Center for Trauma Education & Care. Working in conjunction with several other departments on campus, the Center’s purpose is to provide education and tools to support healing from trauma in organizations, churches, and communities around the world.
Valentine shared the story of procuring Lucas Oil Stadium for the Session. Owned not by the city, but by an individual, the stadium was originally priced beyond their budget, so the committee gathered and fasted with prayer for two weeks. They asked God not just to bring the cost within their budget, but to simply make their use of the stadium of no cost to the church.
Against a backdrop of fiery autumn colors, almost 50 academy students attending leadership camp pledged to dedicate a year of their life to mission.
The students were part of a group of 75 from seven Lake Union academies who gathered Oct. 3-6 at Camp Au Sable in preparation for leadership roles in their schools.
Last Thursday, hundreds of individuals from Andrews University community gathered in front of the Andreasen Center for Wellness for the Ribbon Cutting Celebration. David Faehner, vice president for University Advancement recalled the groundbreaking of the Andreasen Center 18 months prior and noted that 1,400 gifts had added up to provide the building.
Renowned evangelical theologians Jim Wallis of Sojourners and Ronald Sider, author of “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger,” will headline a scholarly conference and community gathering on October 17–19 titled “Jesus & Politics: Christians, Liberty, and Justice Today” at Andrews University.
Scrubbing windows. Raking mulch. Organizing files. Stuffing envelopes. These were some of the tasks Andrews Academy students performed around Berrien County yesterday.
Over the last forty-plus years, students leave their textbooks behind and serve in the community--an outreach event that and Earth Science Teacher, Steve Atkins, says makes a big difference. "It helps the community see AA in a different way and opens doors to conversations." Pictured here are students and staff who gave a boost to ASAP Ministries in Berrien Springs.
The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Chapel on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, was full during the afternoon and early evening on September 4, the first day of the North American Division’s 2019 enditnow Summit on Abuse.
During a three-week span in August, 6,253 Pathfinders from around the world traveled to the Historical Adventist Village in Battle Creek, Mich., on their way to and from “Chosen,” the 2019 International Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis. Some clubs came from the farthest corners of the world like South Korea, Papua, New Guinea, Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Belgium, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, England and Argentina.
Andrews University student Jeremy Barrett planned to fully move into the Berrien Springs apartment he shared with his sister Sunday morning.
That changed Saturday night when he learned that his apartment was among 12 destroyed by fire at Park Manor Apartments in Berrien Springs.
Almost 5,000 from the Lake Union are attending the International Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin which started on Tuesday.
On Wednesday evening dozens of youth and young adults from the Lake Union were baptized, including Kryslyn Maldonado from the Hinsdale Fil-Am Church.
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Photo credit: Dan Weber/North American Division
Thousands of Pathfinders ventured into Hangar C to interact with our Adventist educators from across North America. Ruth Horton, Lake Union's assoc. Education director and chair of the planning committee takes us on a brief tour hours after the doors opened to visitors.
Versacare announces that for 2020 it will award $1 million in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) grants to qualifying Adventist primary and secondary schools across the North American Division.
Just one week after completing their training in Disaster Response Donations Operations, Greg and Wendy Larson, members of the Living Faith Church, responded to needs in the hard-hit Wisconsin Langlade County where lack of power and water were immediate needs.
“We provide health care to patients from all walks of life,” said Grys. “We’ve seen grandmothers raising three to four grandchildren who are worried about where their next meal is coming from. Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ, so if people are hungry and don’t have enough, we can’t look the other way.”
Andrews University is one of only 139 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. For the fourth year in a row, Andrews has earned gold level designation from the Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) program.
On June 26, exactly one year from the opening of the General Conference Session (GC2020), Lake Region pastors conducted a prayer walk around the Indianapolis Convention Center and at the Lucas Oil Stadium. The walk was led by Lake Region Adult Ministries director and Chicago pastor, Leon Bryant, with participants also joining online.