January 26, 2012  

The Atlantic Union Gleaner FYI Electronic Newsletter Has a New Format
The Atlantic Union Gleaner FYI, the electronic newsletter published by the Communication department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Atlantic Union Conference, has a new format. Feel free to share this with a friend.  Any portion of the bulletin may be reprinted, however, please identify the Atlantic Union Gleaner FYI as the source. 
The Gleaner Reaches Another Milestone   
The Gleaner reached another milestone on January 1, 2012, when it commemorated 110 years of service as a faithful chronicle of the work and progress of the Adventist Church in the Atlantic Union territory. The magazine is the official publication or voice of the Atlantic Union and the six conferences it serves. It allows the readers to hear, not only in regard to the progress of the work in their home conference, but also in all of the conferences in the union and beyond. Read More.  
Register Now for the Atlantic Union Conference Festival of the Laity SEEDS - March 30 - April 1  
 Register now for the Atlantic Union Conference Festival of the Laity SEEDS Conference on March 30 - April 1, at the Stamford Marriot Hotel and SPA, 243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford CT 06901. The event, sponsored by the Personal Ministries department of the Atlantic Union Conference and its six local conferences, is for church members, leaders, and pastors and will offer seminars in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. To reserve your hotel room, call (800) 732-9689 (mention Atlantic Union Conference meeting). To register for the event, visit PlusLine. Get information on hotel cost, registration fees, and more, here.
Register Today for GODencounters - February 2-5  
GODencounters is a life-changing experience for young adults, college, university students, and young professionals (ages 18-35). The event sponsored by the Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Youth Ministries is coming up on February 3-5 at Camp Winnekeag, 257 Ashby Rd., Ashburnham, MA. Registration will remain open till Tuesday, January 31, or till all rooms fill up, whichever comes first. To register, click here.
Community Services in Bermuda Makes a Difference 
The Adventist Community Services (ACS) in the Bermuda Conference is making a real difference in the lives of real people on the Island. After a recent visit to Bermuda, Pierre Omeler, Atlantic Union Conference ACS director, reports that every church in the Bermuda Conference, in some way, is involved in serving the community. Read More. Look for the article in the February 2012 Gleaner
Lois King Elected Interim Director for Women's Ministries in the Atlantic Union  
The Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee, at its November 16, 2011, meeting, elected Lois King, Ph.D., as the interim director for the Women's Ministries department in the Atlantic Union during the current quinquennium. She succeeds Charlotte Thoms who was the director for 14 years. Thoms will continue to serve as the union's Disabilities Ministries director. King is also the director for the Atlantic Union Ministerial Spouses Association. Look for the article in the February 2012 Gleaner
Atlantic Union Church and Ministry Leaders Attend the Adventist Ministries Convention  
Church and ministry leaders from around the Atlantic Union, along with others from North America, met in January at the North American Division (NAD) sponsored Adventist Ministries Convention (AMC) in Innisbrook, Florida. "Revolution on Our Knees," an NAD-sponsored prayer summit convened prior to the convention. "Tools of the Master" was the theme for the convention and Dan Jackson, G. Alexander Bryant, Jose Rojas, and Adrienne Townsend were the speakers for the general sessions. Leaders were encouraged as "tools of the Master" to go beyond their comfort zone and let God use them to be His instruments of service. View photos from the event on Flickr here.
SNEC 2013 Bold Initiative 
The Southern New England Conference is planning a bold initiative for 2013 to evangelize the 11 million people living within its territory. The goal is to grow God's kingdom by baptizing "2013 by 2013," something that has never been done before. The plan is to have eight major evangelism projects between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. For more information, contact SNEC at (978) 365-4551 or visit www.sneconline.org.
Let's Pray!    
Starting on January 9, Hope Channel launched a LIVE, interactive community of prayer called Let's Pray! It airs Monday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. E.T. This prime-time program gives you a place to ask other viewers to pray for you, and it will give you a chance to encourage someone else by praying for them. Read More
Name Changes
Shepherdess Ministries has a new name: Ministerial Spouses Association. The association is designed to connect, affirm, and empower the spouses of pastors within the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

The Atlantic Union Conference Youth  Ministries, Pathfinder, and Adventurer departments is now the Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Youth Ministries.



The Edward D. Herndon Memorial Concert - March 17 
The Edward D. Herndon Memorial Concert, will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church, 230 South Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10553. (914) 664 8586. The event is sponsored by the Edward D. Herndon Legacy Group from the Northeastern Conference. For more information, contact: P. Lindo, PMLbutts@yahoo.com (347) 885-9209;  L. Wells, Lawrencewells19@hotmail.com (732) 979-7160; M. Franklin, myrabeth55@yahoo.com (845) 405-9115; L. Watkins, laurencew62@yahoo.com; M. Armstrong, carringtonsam@aol.com (914) 439-3704; A. Dawson, avery1212@yahoo.com (212)569-4800.
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In This Issue
The Gleaner FYI
The Gleaner Reaches
Festival of the Laity SEEDS
Community Services
Union Women's Ministries
NAD Adventist Ministries
2013 By 2013
Let's Pray
Name Changes
Herndon Memoral Concert

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About Atlantic Union Conference
Founded in 1901, the Atlantic Union Conference is the headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the northeast United States and the islands of Bermuda. It serves six conferences, more than 105,698 members who worship in 568 churches and 59 groups, 63 schools, one health care facility, and numerous community based ministries.

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