January 12, 2012

2010 Church News Archive

December 22, 2010

Myklebust Named Interim Head at Newbold College
Jane Sabes resigns after two years in role.

Antillean Adventist Hospital Resumes After Flood Damage
Hurricane Tomas closes AAH for a month.

Ministry Editor Satelmajer Completes 40 Years of Service
Former pastor, administrator leaves a legacy of accomplishments.

WWU Students, Church Members Set "The Longest Table"
Fellowship, outreach topped the menu.

December 15, 2010

Neal C. Wilson, 90, Retired Adventist World Church President, Passes to His Rest
Led North American church, then world headquarters through time of growth and challenge.

John Bradshaw is New 'It Is Written' Speaker/Director
Shawn Boonstra steps aside for health reasons.

Julia Bethea is Still Cooking at 103
She's lived to see 18 presidents.

In Euro-Asia, Advneitst Leadership Connects with Missing Members
"Return Home" project is preparing the region for membership audits.

December 8, 2010

Obama's Anti-Obesity Initiative Receives Faith, Community Support
At White House, Wilson pledges support for "Let's Move" goals.

Daniel Latchman Named Quebec Conference President
Latchman has served as president of the Reunion and Mauritius conferences.

December 1, 2010

Jeopardy! Update: SAU Student Takes Third Place in College Championship

New Book Captures Martyred Adventist Missionary's Story.  
Book Includes Interview with Kirsten's Murderer  

November 24, 2010

Pennsylvania Adventists Discuss Future of Their Campground

Delegates propose fundraising initiatives.

Update: SAU Student Takes Third Place in Jeopardy! College Championship
Hans von Walter wins $25,000.
Andrews University Symposium Probes Theology of Salvation
Scholars discuss Arminianism and Adventism.

"Kids Helping Kids" Ignites Pathfinder Community Service
Project helps blind kids attend summer camp.

New Book Showcases Story of Martyred Adventist Missionary
Work includes interview with self-confessed killer.

November 17, 2010

SAU Student is Jeopardy! Finalist
Hans von Walter could win $100,000.

SAU Student Appears on Jeopardy!
Hans von Walter is first to represent the school.

Abandoned Churches in Alaska Home Again to Adventist Ministry
Many buildings sat empty for decades.

In Angola New Church Structure Addresses Postwar Challenges
Former union mission becomes two administrative units.

November 10, 2010

Adventist Accrediting Team Visits La Sierra University
Biology issues to be on docket, at school's suggestion.

Missionary Dorothy Eaton Watts Dies
She wrote many books and was an officer of the Southern Asia Division.

Ordained or Commissioned Ministers Can Lead Conferences, Division Says
North American vote reaffirms older policy; request sent to General Conference for exemption.

Maier to Lead ADRA, Morris Becomes Ministry Editor
Trip tapped for archives; Costa, Hucks now Ministerial associates.

New Mission Board to Streamline Missionary Processing
Move to help funding, planning.

November 3, 2010

Oakwood Board Elects New President
Loma Linda vice president Leslie Pollard replaces Delbert Baker.

Montana Conference Elects New President
Merlin Knowles replaces John Loor Jr.

Adventist Communicators Honor Roy Adams
The Review associate editor recieves SAC's lifetime achievement award.

October 27, 2010

In Zimbabwe, Adventist University Has Food Again
Campus farm provides food for students.

Edson Farm Visitor Center Dedicated
Site was "theological birthplace" of Adventism.

Adventists Participate in United Bible Societies' World Assembly
Pastors lead Bible groups in Norway, Mauritius, Latvia, and Lesotho.

October 18, 2010

New associate editor succeeds retiring Roy Adams; Editor Knott, staff reappointed.

Mexican Drug Violence Claims Two Adventist Lives
Brother and sister are murdered in Ciudad Juarez.

Murdered Adventist Reporter Was Running For Public Office
Church appeals to government for safety of journalists.

Loor is NPUC secretary; Manchur is Kettering CEO


October 11, 2010

Focus on Revival-driven Outreach Opens Business of Annual Council
Spiritual renewal motivation for mission, leaders say.

Wilson Exhorts Seventh-day Adventists: "Remember Your Name"
Focus on Revival, Reformation and Proclamation, GC President says.

September 22, 2010

Walter R.L. Scragg, 84, Division President and Pastor, Dies
Headed Adventist World Radio, South Pacific and Northern European Divisions.

Atlantic Union College to keep Regional Accreditation in 2011
Adventist-owned school to seek national accreditation, has backup plan.

September 15, 2010

Andrews Seminary Grad is First Blind Doctoral Recipient
Ray McAllister will work for Christian Record Services.

Adventist Professor to Enter C.S. Lewis' World
Higgens will oversee "The Kilns" for two years.

Learning to See Without Looking
Camp Frenda provides an alternative for the visually impaired.

Adventist Memorial Hospital Opens ICU
The ICU will be the first privately-operated unit in Jamaica.

September 9, 2010

Montana School May Gain $500,000
Mount Ellis Academy is 10th of 20 "Kohl's Care" winners.

Adventist Pastor/Biker Reaches Out at Motorcycle Rally
Special edition of Steps to Christ handed out at Sturgis rally.

Adventist Archaeological Dig Yields Iron Age Temple
Ruins and artifacts document Moabite worship.

U.S. Humane Society President Addresses GC Employees
Society engages faith communities.

100 Years of Ministry in Venezuela
Wilson, in visit, says Adventists are a "people of hope."

New Zealand Members Safe After 7.1 Earthquake
U.S. $1.4 billion in damage to area.

August 26, 2010

Shirley Burton, Former GC Communication Director, Dies
Burton was 83.

ASI Members Pledge $1.8 Million for Mission
ASI Convention draws nearly 2,000 for Sabbath worship.

Chow Becomes AWR President
He served as VP since 2005.

Adventist University's Team Takes High Honors at Microsoft Challenge
Northern Caribbean University among top 11 teams out of 300,000 entrants.

August 19, 2010

GC President Envisions a Church Marked by Prayer, Revival
Evangelism, stewardship keys to strategic plan, Wilson says

Adventists, China's Christians to Continue Cooperation
Wilson hosts China Christian Council representatives at world headquarters.

Adventist Outreach Earns Church Role in World Mission Conference
Sharing Christ in twenty-first century among collaborative events' goals.

Lutherans Apologize for Anabaptist Persecutions
Religious minority, in which Adventism has roots, suffered.

August 12, 2010

Mark Haynal to Head Canadian University College
Veteran educator, administrator follows Andrea Luxton

Adventist Headquarters' Neighbors to Get Book Mailing
Great Controversy going to 22,000 area homes in outreach

Mark Johnson to Head Adventist Church in Canada
Veteran leader was Alberta Conference president.

August 9, 2010

Fire Kills 22 in South Africa Nursing Home
Church-owned property burns to the ground.

Young Adults Participate in Florida Outreach Effort
"Youth for Jesus" gives experience before ASI convention.

Evangelism Gets Personal with New Beginnings DVD Distribution
The new video was distributed on the closing Sabbath of GC session.

Video Series Invites Viewers to Jesus' Homeland
Tracing the Footsteps of Jesus was filmed on location.

Jesus to Join Bus Commute in Auckland, Thanks to Adventists
Lay ministry promotes Christian books on bus tickets.

July 8, 2010

Adventist Church Administration to Study Ordination
Expect a report within five years session Steering Committee says.

Church President Says He Won't “Flinch” on Creation Issue
Wilson speaks at "Yes, Creation!" lectures.

Inter-America Names Women Leaders
Largest world division has first female general VP, seven other female leaders.

The Swift Transition of a New Church President
Wilson's calendar will fill at warp speed.

From Brazil to Atlanta
Cyclist George Silva began pedaling 11 months ago to spread church's message en route.

Prayer fueled the fifty-ninth GC session.

Jerry Page Appointed Ministerial Secretary
Vote to delay ministerial associate appointees veers from earlier decision.

Telling the Adventist Story
Adventist Heritage Ministry on display in Atlanta.

The Surprising Way God Works
A young member of the General Conference session Nominating Committee shares her experience.

July 2, 2010

What’s the Story at AUC?
An interview with the college president.

Of Men and Mountains
Former Adventist Review editor W. G. Johnsson reflects on the ministry of the two Wilsons.

Wilson Calls Adventists to 'Go Forward'
Read the complete text of Pastor Wilson's sermon.

Evangelism Is Focus for Youth Center Exhibit
Center unveils new iPhone application at session.

From Sick Care to Health Care
Adventist HealthCare launches whole-person initiative.

Evangelism Is Focus for Youth Center Exhibit
Center unveils new iPhone application at session.

New Associate Directors
Nominating committee chair brings back names that had been sent back to committee.

Hitting the Right Note
Behind the scenes with the Music Committee.

The Tradition Continues
Producing the daily General Conference Bulletins.

July 1, 2010

Church Cooperation With WHO to Impact Community Health
Areas of focus include physical growth, mental health, disease prevention.

Nominating Committee Focuses on Associate Directors
Brings back names that had been sent back to committee.

Costa Tapped for Communication Post, Associate Department Directors Recommended
Australian delegate sends recommendations back to Nominating Committee.

From Everywhere to Everywhere
Cross-cultural missionaries fellowship at General Conference session.

"Who's Who" at the Session
Seventh-day Adventists welcome high-profile guests.

Painting of Second Coming to Be Unveiled at Session
Nathan Greene to be present for artistic portrayal of Jesus’ return.

June 30, 2010

Church Manual Revision Clarifies Women as Deacons, Written Notification of Sexual Misconduct
Discussion continues on 95 proposed changes

Temperance Still Central to Church's Health Message
After surgeon general's visit, leaders pledge to reinforce message

Nominating Committee Focuses on Associate Directors
Brings back names that had been sent back to committee

Geoscience Seminars Point to God's Creating Power
The series showed the church united by a belief in creation.

Painting of Second Coming to Be Unveiled at Session
Nathan Greene to be present for artistic portrayal of Jesus’ return

Delegates Join Forces With ADRA
Passersby sign enditnow petitions.

June 29, 2010

Victims of Gulf Oil Spill Remembered in Worship Service
Session delegates express solidarity with governors’ call to prayer.

Delegates Elect Three New Division Presidents
New leaders elected in the North American, East-Central Africa, and Euro-Asia divisions.

Surgeon General Praises Adventist Commitment to Healthy Living
Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin speaks at General Conference

GC VPs, Secretariat, and Treasury Leaders Elected
The Nominating Committee selected nine general VPs, including four new ones.

Traveling the Silk Road
Session offering to sustain health ministries, education, and evangelism in 10/40 window.

Ministries in the Spotlight
Highlights from the exhibit floor

New Exhibit Calls Young Adults
Generation of Youth for Christ showcases young adult ministry.

Voices From the Dome
Commentary on the daily events at the GC session.

June 28, 2010

Proposed Time Shift in Election of Departmental Associates Not Accepted
Delegates cite representational, practical issues.

Behind the Scenes of a President's Appointment
The Nominating Committee's attempt to keep the process confidential.

Adventists Race for Health
Runners and walkers face the Atlanta heat to emphasize healthful living.

Discipleship and Community Service Training Main Focus of iATL
More than 100 youth descend on Atlanta.

Voices From the Dome
The Pacific Union College President asks, ”Will heaven be like this?”

The Second Time Around
Miclen LaiPang shares his talent at two GC sessions

June 27, 2010

Ted N. C. Wilson Elected GC President
Veteran leader, former president’s son,
to serve five-year term

Ng Elected World Church Secretary, Succeeding Bediako
Robert E. Lemon reelected treasurer

Behind the Curtain
Organizing platform participants is more challenging than some might think.

"What Did He Say?"
Some 200 translators facilitate cross-cultural communication.

Voices From the Dome
While attending his 15th GC session, Bert Beach offers insightful comments on the meetings.

June 25, 2010

What the Spirit Achieves
The new president reflects on leadership, volunteers and church unity.

Ted N. C. Wilson Elected GC President
Veteran leader, former president’s son, to serve five-year term

Program and Agenda Highlights
What issues will session delegates vote on? GC Vice President Eugene Hsu has the answers.

A Church on the Move
Former Adventist Review editor William G. Johnsson takes a look at the past five GC sessions.

June 24, 2010

World Church Executives Move Statements, Manual Revisions
Creation, deaconess' ordination elicit discussion.

June 10, 2010

Pastor, Deacon Slain in North Mexico
Two killed in "mistaken identity" shooting, church leaders says.

NBC to Air The Conscientious Objector
The compelling documentary of World War II army medic Desmond Doss airs on June 13.

Adventist to Particpate in Edinburgh's World Missionary Conference
Church's study center director will co-chair "Foundations for Mission" session.

The Adventists Documentary Makes Amazon "Best Seller" List
The film claimed the second spot for religious documentaries, 26 among all documentaries.

Wireless Microphone Rule to Hit Churches, Schools, Other Venues
FCC change makes many systems obsolete, illegal.

May 27, 2010

How Are Church Leaders Elected?
Nominating, voting rules structured to let the job find the candidate.

PUC, WAU Install Presidents
Knight, Spence feted in bicoastal honors.

Adventist Risk Mgt. Restructures
California office to close.

Second Chance Offers Compelling Testimony
From drug user to Jesus addicts, Jim Ayer's story bears surprises.

May 21, 2010

La Sierra Board Moves to Resolve Evolution Issue
Intro. to biology course to be revised.

May 19, 2010

WAU Officials Break Ground for New Music Building
It will be the first new building constructed in 40 years.

Paulsen Encourages Haitians
Continued humanitarian response needed, he says.

Adventist Scholar's Dissertation Honored
University of Notre Dame honors Nicolas Miller.

May 12, 2010

GC Officers Cautiously Optimistic About Recent Market Rise
Stronger US dollar a real plus.

Netherlands Queen Honors Three Adventists for Community Service
Adventist leaders commend award recipients.

AR Garners 7 Press Awards
Ministry magazine, Atlantic Union Gleaner also received awards.

May 5, 2010

Adventist Publishing House Faces Management Shift
Four execs depart; interim president named as search committee forms.

Ministerial Seminar Stresses Bible's Centrality
The satellite event connected thousands around the world.

April 21, 2010

LLU Opens Biodiversity and Conversation Studies Center
Goal is to study creation care.

LLU Med Grad Brings Healing to AIDS Victims
Harvey Elder prays with patients, shares Christ.

Ophthamologists Go a Long Way to Bring Eye Care to Patients
LLU doctors minister in Micronesia and Guatemala.

April 14, 2010

TV Pioneer Virginia Fagal Dies
She cofounded Faith for Today with her late husband, William.

Strategies for Advancing Ministry in South America
Erton Köhler on management of big projects, big growth.

Visit to Timor-Leste Reveals Religious Liberty Gains
National leaders demonstrate commitment to protect faith expressions.

April 8, 2010

Women's Ordination Not on Atlanta GC Session Agenda Paulsen Says
World field not ready to move forward, based on 11 divisions' responses.

New Studio Expands Channel Programming Capacity
Opening is next step in church's digital communication commitment, producers say

Church in Jamaica to Become Its Own Adventist Union Conference
Three other management restructures in Latin America accomodate church growth

April 7, 2010

Griggs International Would Split, Move Location Under Proposed Changes
College-level programs would stay with Griggs, K-12 could move to NAD.

Adventist Composes Mission-Minded Opera
The debuts in Carnegie Hall April 10.

Paulsen Talks with Dutch Youth
Topics include reelection, environment, and homosexuality.

A Unique Mission
A statement about the Adventist Review's coverage fo the evolution controversy at LSU.

March 31, 2010

Evolution Controversy Stirs La Sierra Campus
Adventist school reaffirms church's teachings; some critics unsatisfied.

Breath of Llife Ministries Adds New Assoc. Speaker
Adventist Media Center Board elects Pastor Carlton P. Byrd

March 24, 2010

Two Adventists Killed in Nigeria Riots
Six member families' homes burned; police guard church building.

Belize Adventist Schools Closed to Protest Violence
Students demonstrate in concern over police violence.

Adventist Active at 2010 Olympics and Paralympics
Vancouver events draw focus of church members.

March 17, 2010

Deaf Ministry Pioneer Arthur Griffiths Dies
Was first ordained deaf Adventist minister.

Paulsen to Youth: Get Involved
Let's Talk reaches Inter-America youth.

Multilingual Bible Nears End of World Tour
The trek promoted Bible reading.

March 10, 2010

Maryland Adventist Gets Key Whitehouse Appointment
Orlan Johnson will chair a securities protection board.

Haiti: Adventists Hold Fasting and Prayer Weekend
The rebuilding process begins.

Andrea Luxton Named AU Provost
She succeeds Heather Knight, who became president of PUC.

Finland Smoking Ban Expected by Summer
The goal is to make Finland smoke free.

Herald of Health Marks 100 Years
It's India's oldest health journal.

February 24, 2010

Chile: Adventist Churches Severely Damaged in Quake
No reports of members killed.

M.T. Battle, First Black GC Associate Secretary Dies
Battle served the church for more than 50 years.

Regional Conference Pioneer H.D. Singleton, 101, Dies
Singleton was the first president of South Atlantic Conference.

Adventists Featured on Humane Society Web Page
HSUS lauds church's creation care stance.

2010 Ministry Seminar to Originate From Pasadena
The event will feature noted theologians.

Florida Hospital Get $4.2 Million Grant
Funds will be used for surgical robotic research.

Orlando Conference Provides Health Ministries Training
Adventist health message, a tool to teach the community.

February 17, 2010

Russian Pioneer Mikhail Kulakov Dies
He secretly operated Adventist work in the former Soviet Union.

Washington Churches Launch a New TV Channel
It's the first Russian-language channel in Washington state.

Lawyer's Blog Ministers When Many Need It Most--Monday Morning
Kent Hanson reaches 4,000 people via the Internet.

Fourteen and Counting
Adventist statesman Bert Beach reflects on GC sessions, past and present.

February 10, 2010

Generation of Youth for Christ Takes Louisville by Storm
Evangelism, service projects highlight event.

Paulsen Honored at Loma Linda with Festschrift, Presidents Medal
Adventists, other scholars contribute essays to honor world church president.

January 27, 2010

New Year, New Budget
General Conference budget shows more support for developing countries.

General Conference President Marks 11 Years
Paulsen believes people are "most important asset."

Adventist Youth Tells Story on Radio
UN boosts teen's religious freedom.

Lester Merklin Takes Helm at Church's Muslim Study Center
Longtime missionary to head importnt group.

January 19, 2010

Update From Haiti
Ongoing dispatches, reports, and updates from the devastated island nation.

Haiti: How to be a Good Samaritan
God also loves careful givers.

Adventist Singers Win NBC Sing-off
NOTA gains US fame on NBC-TV.

Church Leaders Comment on Climate Summit
Caring for environment is "Christian issue," GC president says.

Russian Proposal May Restrict Missionary Activity
Amendments trouble religious liberty advocates.

ADRA's Antiviolence Campaign Succeeding
EnditNow is global effort.

"Follow the Bible" Helps Adventists Reach Jamaica
Traveling Bible has a national impact.

January 13, 2010

Adventist Leaders in Haiti Ready to Assess Earthquake Damage
Initial reports reveal thousands of casualties.

East Jamaica President Injured in Plane Crash
Adrian Cotterell suffered minor injuries.

Noted Musician Gets Second Chance
Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse plays violin after "reverse shoulder replacement."

GC Affirms Human Dignity, Opposes Uganda Bill
Church leaders release official statement.