June 22, 2012  
 
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Caring Heart Award Recipients for 2012
Eight academy students in the Atlantic Union are the recipients of the 2012 Caring Heart Award. The students were recognized for their active involvement in service and witnessing. Congratulations to Paul DeShield from Bermuda Institute; Ryan Lafave from Central Vermont Academy; Rizel Bobb-Semple from Greater Boston Academy; Danielle Samuel from Greater New York Academy; Winnola Chesney from Northeastern Academy; Lukasz Krzywon from Pine Tree Academy; Thomas Beneche from South Lancaster Academy, and Kenneth Dapolito from Union Springs academy. Each student received a scholarship award of $500 and a plaque.    
Atlantic Union Web site Available in Other Languages
At the bottom of the Atlantic Union Web site is a link for those wishing to view the Web site in French, Portuguese, or Spanish. The list will be expanded in the near future to accommodate other languages as well. E-mail us with feedback about this added option on the site. 
Camp Meeting Schedules
The Bermuda, New York, Northern New England, and Southern New England conferences are holding camp meeting events beginning this weekend. For a list of the 2012 camp meeting schedule, visit:
 atlantic-union.org/camp-meeting. For specific information regarding any of the camp meetings, contact the local conference office. Please keep these events in prayer.
Review and Herald Votes Woman as Editor of Message Magazine
 
Carmela Monk Crawford 
The Review and Herald Publishing Association board has voted Carmela Monk Crawford as editor of Message, the church's urban-flavored sharing magazine. Crawford served as associate editor of Message in the early 90s, but her connection to the ministry goes back to childhood. Her father, Paul Monk, took on the role of editor 32 years ago. "I remember how he came home with his pockets full of White House petit fours after a press briefing with President Reagan," she says.

Crawford left editorial work in 1995 to become an attorney, but she was drawn back to Adventist publishing. "There is only one work that is ultimately satisfying, and this is it," she explains. "I have been blessed to help people in dire situations, prevented them from serving jail sentences, and helped protect children from abuse. I have worked to protect someone's very life. Yet, what would be the point if they did not know the freedom and clemency that Jesus offers?"


Crawford has been invited into a position that has typically been held by male ministers. "I think my selection is a strong statement, not just within the Adventist community, but to those with whom we share the gospel," she says. "There is too much work to do, and we need more people on it. Adventist women like me must continue to serve substantively and competently on every level throughout this movement. It's time for us all to get on it. I've got my gear, I'm going in."
--Kim Peckham, Review and Herald Publishing Assocation
Two Atlantic Union Teachers Receive 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
Ruth Hetsberger, right, and Lois Tucker
Two teachers in the Atlantic Union are the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Ruth Hetsberger, the English teacher at Bermuda Institute, was presented with a national award on Sunday, June 10. Diana Tunnell, the math and science teacher at Central Vermont Academy, was presented with a national award Thursday, May 31. The award includes a medallion and $2,000 gift sponsored by Andrews University.

Hetsberger and Tunnell are among 10 teachers selected this spring by the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF) to receive a 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. A
AF is a foundation that supports Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America. Since its establishment in 1995, the organization has recognized 106 exceptional teachers with an Excellence in Teaching Award.
Diana Tunnell and
Trudy Wright

Nominated by principals, superintendents, colleagues, and former students, 10 teachers will be celebrated across the nation in upcoming weeks for the impact they have had in their local Seventh-day Adventist schools.

More information about Hestberger and Tunnell will be provided in the August 2012 issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner
Upcoming DEAF Events
All of the main meetings at the Southern New England Conference Camp Meeting on June 22-30 will be interpreted in American Sign Language for the Deaf. This will take the place of the regular monthly DEAF meeting for June.

The July monthly DEAF Bible Study will be on July 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plainville church, 97 Broad Street, Plainville, CT 06062.

The SNEC DEAF Camp 2012, featuring Deaf pastors Paul Kelly and David Trexler will be on August 30-September 3 at Grotonwood Camp, 167 Prescott Street, Groton, MA 01450. Cost of camp is $140/person (price includes all lodging, meals and free time activities). For more information, e-mail snecdeaf@gmail.com or call (866) 970-1689 (video phone) or (508) 838-5391 (voice).

Sign up for the NY13 Newsletter
If you have not done so already, be sure to sign up for the NY13 newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date on information regarding this evangelistic initiative in the metro New York City area that includes New York City, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Go to ny13.org and look for the link under the video on the left.

Postcards About NY13 at Camp Meeting
Postcards containing fast facts about NY13 and the September 21-22 Prayer Rally will be available at camp meeting sites. Be sure and pick up your copy and help get the word out about this important evangelistic initiative.
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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Caring Heart Award
Web site in Other Languages
Camp Meeting Schedules
New Message Editor
Excellence in Teaching Award
DEAF Events
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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 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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