April 25, 2012  
 
 
3ABN to Air Special Program About NY13 - April 28 and 29 
  3ABN will air a special program about NY13, the evangelistic initiative to reach people in New York City and beyond with the gospel of Jesus Christ, on Saturday April 28, 8:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. CST and Sunday April 29, 10:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 pm CST. Shawn Boonstra, assistant ministerial director for the North American Division, is the host of the program and the panel of guests include Ted Wilson, General Conference president; Dan Jackson, North American Division president; Donald King, Atlantic Union Conference president; Frank Bondurant, Columbia Union Conference vice president for ministries development; G. Earl Knight, Greater New York Conference president; Trevor Baker, Northeastern Conference president; Frank Tochterman, Southern New England Conference president; Charles Cheatham, Alleghany East Conference president; and Jose Cortes, Sr., New Jersey Conference president. Christine Sinclair provided special music. Rohann Wellington, Greater New York Conference communication director, was the producer. For more information, visit 3ABN. Spread the word!
SNEC Executive Secretary Juan Borges Accepts Call to Arkansas-Louisiana Conference 
Juan Borges, Southern New England Conference executive secretary, has accepted a call to serve as the executive secretary of the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. Borges, and his wife, Betty, have served in SNEC for 11 years, three years as pastor of the Framingham/Marlboro Spanish church district and eight years as executive secretary and Hispanic coordinator for the conference. They plan to transition at the end of June.

Summer Camp Schedule Available Online
The 2012 summer camp schedule is available online. Summer camp is an Adventist Christian alternative for parents who are looking for programs that their children can participate in during the summer months. View the schedule online. >>
Camp Meeting Schedule  Available Online 

The 2012 camp meeting schedule is available online. The camp meeting themes for the six conferences this year are: Bermuda: "Light Up Your World;" Greater New York: "Connected;" New York: "Watch and Be Ready;" Northeastern: "Empowered to Witness;" Northern New England: "Hope;" and Southern New England: "2013 by 2013, A Bold Initiative to Grow God's Kingdom." In celebration of the 150th anniversary of its organization, the New York Conference, will transform the main tent into a setting typical of the early camp meetings and will feature many of the early pioneers. 3ABN will be broadcasting live at the Greater New York Conference (July 6 and 7) and Northeastern Conference (June 30) camp meetings. Watch for camp meeting information in the May 2012 Gleaner. View the schedule online. >>   

Chip Leadership Training Coming to Hartford Area - May 18-20
CHIP leadership training will be held at the Connecticut Valley church, 354 Foster Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074 on May 18-20. Check-in for materials is Friday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. The workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and ends on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. CHIP is the Complete Health Improvement Program. Become a CHIP facilitator in your church and impact your community with an effective health ministry. Early bird registration by May 3 is $300 for a church team up to three persons. After May 3, $350. For more information and to register, visit http://www.sdachip.org/workshops.html or call (423) 546-4719.
"Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?" Sharing Brochure  
"Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?" sharing brochure, an update of "What's a Seventh-day Adventist?" and "Quick Look," is now available. The brochure briefly outlines Adventist beliefs and history, in addition to the Adventist Church's perspective on the Second Coming, lifestyle, family, education, health, and community outreach. It also provides membership statistics, contact information, and sources for Bible studies. $9.95/50. Order online from AdventSource or call (800-328-0525).
Atlantic Union Attorney's Conference - April 26  

The 2012 Atlantic Union Attorneys' Conference is on October 12-13 in Stamford, Connecticut. The conference is for Adventist attorneys and law students. The speakers are Bruce Cameron, professor at Regent University School of Law, and Gerard Damsteegt, professor at Andrews University Seminary. To register and for more information, contact Charles J. Eusey, Atlantic Union Conference public affairs and religious liberty director, at (978) 534-1414, or e-mail ceusey@euseylaw.com.

Society of Adventist Communicators Award Nomination Deadline July 2
The Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) is accepting submissions for the 2012 communication awards. If you are or know someone who has excelled in communication that you would like to nominate for an award, the deadline to submit the name(s) is July 2. Award categories and guidelines are posted on the SAC Web site, along with the 2011 award winners. From the pool of winners, the awards committee will chose an overall Award of Excellence and the Reger Cutting Smith Award for innovation and creativity. Nominations for Lifetime Achievement, Student, and Young Professional awards are also being accepted. The nominees and award winners will be announced at the SAC Awards Banquet on October 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. E-mail your nominations or questions to info@adventistcommunicator.org.
Amazing Facts Reaches One Million People
Amazing Facts announced in April that more than one million unique viewers per month are watching its 30-minute Amazing Facts Presents program hosted by Pastor Doug Batchelor. The research, conducted by the Nielsen Research Agency, on 14 major television networks across North America, measuring a sample of the television stations that air Amazing Facts' main program, revealed an audience size that was much larger than expected. The survey numbers do not include overseas broadcasts or the other 30 networks that Amazing Facts currently airs on-including the Inspiration Network, NRB, HOPE Channel, and 3ABN. As a result of this television audience, more than 5,000 people each week contact the ministry for study materials related to the program or to enroll in the Amazing Facts Bible School. Read the entire news story. >> 
Evangelism for French-speaking People Coming to Internet - May 1-12
Evangelism for French-speaking people is coming to the Internet from It Is Written speaker/director John Bradshaw. Le Grand Espoir, the 11-meeting series to be conducted May 1-12, will be streamed worldwide from Paris, France, via the Internet at www.legrandespoir.fr. It will also be added to Vimeo after each program.
Read the entire news story.>> 
2012 NAD Diversity Celebration - October 31-November 2  
The 2012 North American Division Diversity Celebration will be held at the North American Division Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 31-November, 2. Watch the video for more information. >> 
May is Adventist Community Services Month   
May is Adventist Community Services Month. A downloadable poster, church bulletin announcements for three weeks, and bulletin flyers for use in presenting Adventist Community Services Month to your church is available on the Adventist Community Services Web site. Don't miss this chance to give members an opportunity to learn more about how to represent Christ to others in their communities.
Atlantic Union Conference Wednesday Morning Prayer 

Join the Atlantic Union Conference Prayer Ministries Department every Wednesday morning from 6:30-7:30 a.m. for early morning prayer. Call (712) 451-6100. Code: 3687072#.     

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3ABN to Air NY13 Program
Juan Borges
Summer Camp
Camp Meeting
CHIP Leadership Training
Sharing Brochure
Attlorney's Conference
SAC Award Nominees
Amazing Facts
French-speaking Evangelism
NAD Diversity Celebration
May is ACS Month
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