May 14, 2012  

Atlantic Union Conference Statement on Women in Ministry  
At its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on May 10, 2012, the Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee voted the following statement regarding women in ministry.


Recognizing the current discussions and the value of women in ministry within the North American Division, the Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee voted the following statement:

WHEREAS the Atlantic Union Conference and its member conferences and organizations have benefitted from the faithful service and commitment of women in ministry, including evangelistic, pastoral, educational and other roles at all levels of the church and school system, and

WHEREAS the Atlantic Union Conference recognizes itself as a part of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and will act in harmony with its decisions taken during the General Conference in business session, it is therefore

RESOLVED, that the Atlantic Union Conference, in harmony with the scriptural mandates of the priesthood of all believers, is committed to supporting, empowering and celebrating women in ministry.


The statement is also posted on the Atlantic Union Conference Web site. 
Hanson Place Students Visit Atlantic Union Office
Three students from Hanson Place church, along with the principal Raymond Dixon, visited the Atlantic Union Conference office on May 10. The students, two preachers, Charles and Anthony, and singer Triyonn, made presentations to the Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee during the report given by the Office of Education directors and staff. The members of the Hanson Place Seventh-day Adventist Young Preachers' Club are being taught not only how to excel academically, but spiritually, as well.
May 15 is the Deadline for Ordering The Great Hope
May 15 is the deadline for ordering The Great Hope sharing book at the prepublication price of $.39 per book (+S&H). This price is available to any entity or individual. You can place orders for English, French or Spanish translations of The Great Hope directly with local Adventist Book Centers (800-765-6955). Books will be printed on May 15 and will be available to everyone through the Adventist Book Centers beginning June 15.
How You Can Get Involved in NY13
  Everyone can get involved in the NY13 initiative. You can:
 * Become one of more than 5,000 prayer intercessors
* Assist at an evangelistic meeting site close to where you live
* Get training as a Bible worker and give Bible studies
* Distribute literature
* Witness to others
* Make a financial contribution

If you are impressed to share your time, talent, or other means, contact your church pastor. Those wishing to make donations can visit the Web site and click on the "Donate" link or send your donation directly to the Atlantic Union Conference, PO Box 1189, South Lancaster, MA 01561-1189.
Women's Ministries Emphasis Day - June 9
This year, June 9 is designated Women's Ministries Emphasis Day. The theme for 2012 is "Our Testimonies: God's Delight." Resources for this annual event are available and includes material in English, French, and Spanish. For more information, visit the North American Division Women's Ministries Web site
Web site for Creative Artists
inSpire is a web community where Seventh-day Adventist members gifted in and passionate about the creative arts can share their ideas and creations in a collaborative way. Songwriting, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, poetry and more can be used in powerful ways to convey God's message of hope and healing to our churches and surrounding cultural environments. This website, by Pacific Union Conference Church Support Services, represents an intentional effort to stimulate dialog and creative engagement in mission among Adventist artists. Visit inSpire. 
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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In This Issue
Women in Ministry
Hanson Place Students
The Great Hope
Get Involved in NY13
Women's Ministries Emphasis
Creative Artists
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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18-20:  GNYC Men's Prayer Conference
24-27: NNEC Spring Prayer Retreat
24:27: NEC Hispanic Camp Meeting
25-26: ASAM Convention
25-28: GNYC Luso-Brazillian Camp Meeting
26: NEA Alumni, Friends & Family Weekend

8-10: NYC North Country Women's Retreat
22-30: Bermuda Camp Meeting
22-30: NNEC English Camp Meeting
22-30: NYC Camp Meeting
22-30 SNEC English/Chinese/Korean Camp Meeting
23 & 30: NNEC Hispanic Camp Meeting
22 & 30: NNEC Indonesian Camp Meeting
30: GNYC English Camp Meeting
30: NEC Camp Meeting
30: SNEC Franco-Haitian Camp Meeting  

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 107,124 members who worship in 568 churches and 59 groups, 63 schools, one health care facility, and numerous community-based ministries.

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Ednor A. P. Davison, communication director/editor
Joanne CortÚs, Communication Office Assistant 
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