March 1, 2012  
 
Randee Reynolds Named Interim President of Parkview Adventist Medical Center      
Randee R. Reynolds 
Officials at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, Maine, named Randee R. Reynolds interim president succeeding President Ted Lewis. Board chairman Mike Ortel, who announced the news, says "There have been multiple clinical improvements during Ted's tenure at Parkview over the last 10 years, [including] the LifeFlight of Maine helicopter, many new primary care providers, the Topsham practice and new specialists, such as cardiology and orthopedics, to name a few. We appreciate his efforts and thank him for his service to the hospital and community. Parkview has greatly improved its total medical offerings during his tenure." Reynolds, treasurer of the Northern New England Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, has more than 25 years of financial management experience with nonprofit groups. Parkview Adventist Medical Center a non-profit, acute-care hospital was established in 1959.
 
Area Churches Support South Lancaster Academy
Four churches--College, Leominster, Sterling, and Village--are supporting Adventist education at South Lancaster Academy. Each church supports SLA/Browning with an amount equivalent to 12˝ percent of their annual tithe! Together, the
four churches will subsidize SLA with $266,465 for the 2012-13 school year. Contributions to the Three-Way Plan are additional. Presently, Browning's enrollment is 183 (plus pre-school) and SLA's enrollment is 105. (SNEC Update)
A New Child Protection Plan Now Available 
A new Child Protection Plan is now available through Adventist Risk Management (ARM). Last year, the division voted a new child protection policy mandating that every level of church administration implement a training and screening program for volunteers. Adults leading out in Pathfinders, Vacation Bible School, Children's Ministries, and Sabbath School programs "must meet church and legal standards and requirements, such as background checks or certification."
     Online training is offered for adults on addressing abuse, neglect, predators, bullying, boundaries, and respect. There is also age-appropriate information for children on recognizing and reporting abuse. MORE
    ARM resource kits for local churches include PowerPoint presentations, a video clip, a sample child protection policy, and reference information. Click here to download Child Protection Plan resources and references from Adventist Risk Management.
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Survey of Adventist 'Opinions, Attitudes and Spiritual Life  Patterns' Coming to Local Churches 
Beginning this year, the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research will oversee a major research project to survey the opinions, attitudes, and spiritual life patterns of Adventist pastors, church members, institutional employees, and college and university professors worldwide, reports Adventist News Network in a recent article. The survey questions will go beyond age, gender, ethnicity, and other statistics-based research to ask about attitudes and opinions on spiritual life, fundamental beliefs and values, church leadership, Adventist institutions, and fellow members, among other topics. Church leaders expect the first wave of surveys to begin by the end of April. READ the entire news story.
North American Division Releases Update on E60 Policy 
In a letter released on February 6, Dan Jackson, North American Division (NAD) president states that the NAD working policy 2011-2012 will omit "commissioned minister" as a qualification for conference president. This is a change from the affirmation voted at the NAD year-end meeting on October 31, 2011. North American leaders were working under the assumption that the NAD had constituent authority. However, after additional consultation with the General Conference office of general counsel, the NAD executive committee voted to ask Jackson to write a letter to the full committee advising them that the Division did not have the authority to change the wording of the E-60 Policy and that the word "commissioned" would be omitted in the 2011-2012 edition of the NAD Working Policy. READ the entire news story.
Week of Youth and Young Adult Evangelism in Churches Across the Atlantic Union - March 17-24     
During the week of March 17-24, Youth & Young Adults will be leading their churches in mission, outreach, and public evangelism in Bermuda, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Make sure your church is aware and participating. Visit the Atlantic Union Adventist Youth Ministries Web site for more information.
ASI - Atlantic Union Chapter Spring Conference - April 20-22      The 2012 ASI Atlantic Union Chapter Spring Conference will be held April 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport, Rhode Island. Speakers include David Asscherick, Ty Gibson, and others. Children's meetings with special speakers will also be presented. Visit the Hyatt Regency Web site  or call (800) 233-1234 to make a hotel registration. Group number is GASI. The room rate untill March 20 is $129.00 /night. Visit Plusline to register for the conference. The price is $150.00 for adults and $120.00 for children less than 10 years old. After March 30, the price goes up to $165.00 for all attendees. For more information, visit the ASI Atlantic Union Chapter Web site.
March Gleaner Features "Take the gift" 
The March 2012 issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner is online. The cover story shares information about "Take the gift," the public relations campaign launched in New York City and supported by the Greater New York and Northeastern conferences. Another article includes information about the pastoral orientation meeting held at Linden church for pastors in the Greater New York, Northeastern, Southern New England, Allegheny East and New Jersey conferences in preparation for NY13--the evangelistic outreach that will be held in New York City in 2013. CHECK it out! 
AUC Alumni Weekend AUC Alumni Association Alumni Weekend - April 19-23  
The Atlantic Union College Alumni Association announces alumni activities for the weekend of April 19-23 on the campus of AUC. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, followed by Vespers. Maria Roybal-Hazen, M.D., '75, is the speaker for the Sabbath worship service. For more information e-mail: alumni@auc.edu or check the Facebook group "You Know You Went to AUC When."
Register Now for the Atlantic Union Conference Festival of the Laity SEEDS - March 30-April 1  
Festival of the Laity SEEDSRegister 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. Seminars will be offered 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.
Atlantic Union Conference 2012 Music Clinic - May 2-5   
The Atlantic Union Conference 2012 Music Clinic will feature band, steel band, and math and will be held at Bermuda Institute in Southampton, Bermuda on May 2-5. The event sponsored by the Atlantic Union Conference Office of Education features the talents of academy students in the Atlantic Union territory. Fore more information, e-mail education@atlanticunion.org or call the Office of Education at (978) 368-8333, ext. 3020.
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In This Issue
Interim President of Parkview
Area Churches Support SLA
New Child Protection Plan
Survey of Adventist Opinions
Update on E60 Policy
Youth and Young Adult
ASI Spring Conferrence
March Gleaner
AUC Alumni Weekend
Festival of the Laity SEEDS
Atlantic Union Music Clinic
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What's Ahead

March
3: NAD Women's Day of Prayer
10: Monthly Deaf Bible Study - Boston Temple
10: NEC Women's Day of Prayer
4-10: NAD Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
7-11: JCI 
16-17: NNEC Righteousness by Faith Rally
17: NAD Disabilities Awareness Sabbath
17: Edward D Herndon Memorial Concert
24: Northboro Church Deaf Day
29-31: NNEC Music Clinic 
30-Apr. 1: Festival of the Laity SEEDS Conference
31: Friend Day - Worcester Airport Drive Church

April 14: Monthly Deaf Bible Study - Norwich Church
19-23: AUC Alumni Weekend
20-22: ASI - Atlantic Union Chapter Spring Conference
20-21: NNEC Righteousness by Faith Rally

May

2-5: Atlantic Union Music Clinic - Bermuda

August
5-8: NAD Teachers Convention
8-11: ASI Convention
30-Sept.: Deaf Camp

October
18-20: Society of Adventist Communicators Convention   
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