July 31, 2012  
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Inclusive Teaching
The New "Norm for Adventist Schools? 
Kim Kaiser 

She was nine months pregnant, expecting her third child, and living in New York City while Dad continued with a work assignment in Belize. She had taken the bus to shop for items needed for the baby-to-come when the preschool official called her.
    " 'Come get your son. He has soiled himself. Bring clothes,' the voice on her cell phone curtly said.
    "Catching a bus to pick up Shamir would take no less than an hour. Because she wasn't at home and had no clean clothes for her son with her, she walked quickly to the nearest department store and purchased what she needed."

     Kim Kaiser, associate superintendent of schools for the New York Conference, is the author of an article titled, "Inclusive Teaching, The New Norm for Adventist Schools?" that appears in the July 26, 2012 issue of the Adventist Review. In case you don't get the weekly issues, click here to read the rest of the article online.     

Register now for the NY 13 Community Outreach Leadership Development Symposium - October 11-13, 2012  
The Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Community Services Department is sponsoring a Community Outreach Leadership Development Symposium on October 11-13, 2012, at the Hilton Stamford Hotel, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902. Presenters include Gaspar Colon, May-Ellen Colon, Gary Krause,  Sung Kwon, Zack Plantak, Katia Reinert, Lilya Wagner, and Ivan Warden. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. The cost is $89.00/Night for up to 4 per room. Call (800) HILTONS (445-86670 and mention "AUC." To reserve your hotel room online Click Here. The room rate is available until September 18. The registration fees are $135 before August 31 and $150 after August 31. Fees include six meals and materials. For more information and to register, contact the Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Community Services Department at (978) 368-8333 ext. 3013, or e-mail commserv@atlanticunion.org.  To download the registration form, Click Here. Visit  www.atlantic-union.org/acs for more details. 
Columbia Union Votes Gender-Neutral Ordinations (AR)
"A special July 29 constituency meeting called by the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists voted a resolution: 'That the Columbia Union Conference authorize ordination to the gospel ministry without regard to gender.'
    "Using secret ballots, delegates from the eight conferences of the union's mid-Atlantic United States territory voted 209 in favor and 51 opposed, with nine abstentions. The Columbia Union says it has 135,000 members in more than 700 congregations." To read the rest of the news story, Click Here.

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The Society of Adventist Communicators--It's Not For Professionals Only
"It seems like a sort of vicious cycle: I'm not employable without experience, but I can't get experience without employment.
    "As a communication student, I understand the dire need for experience before I can get a job, but finding opportunities to obtain experience or a job can be a challenge. So what's a person to do? The Society of Adventist Communicators is the answer." To read the entire article, Click Here. The Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Convention will be held at Hotel Albuquerque Old Town, in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 18-20, 2012. For more information on the Society of Adventist Communicators Convention, Click Here.
Oakwood's Aeolians Win Awards in World Choir Competition (ANN)
"Student singers from the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Oakwood University, located in Huntsville, Alabama, took home three awards from the world's largest choir competition last week. . . . The international event was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, from July 4 to 14. The Aeolians were the only Adventist representatives at the event." To read the entire news story, visit: http://bit.ly/NrWbhy.
AUAM Looking for Volunteers
AUAM (Atlantic Union Adventist Media) is looking for volunteers with professional experience in television production and editing. If you are interested, or know someone who is, contact Rohann Wellington at (516) 627-9350 or e-mail rwellington@gnyc.org.
Atlantic Union Adventist Media (AUAM) Union-Wide Offering - August 11, 2012
The offering taken in local churches on August 11, 2012, is designated for the Atlantic Union Adventist Media (AUAM). The AUAM production truck has recorded events, including Let's Connect Live (www.auam.tv), Pathway of Hope (www.hopetv.org and www.3abn.org), and Families4 Heaven (3abn.org).  
Back Issues of the Gleaner FYI Newsletter Are Available Online
Back issues of the Atlantic Union Gleaner FYI newsletter are available online. The direct link to the Gleaner FYI Archive is: atlantic-union.org/gleaner-fyi-archive.
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. Other languages will be made available as requested. E-mail us with feedback about this added feature on the site.
NAD Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day - August 25
The North American Division has designated August 25 as Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day. The theme for 2012 is "Moved With Compassion." Resources are available each year from the NAD Women's Ministries Department, as well as other NAD ministries departments, to assist churches in observing Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day. For more information, visit the NAD Women's Ministries Web site.
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29-August 5:GNYC Korean Camp Meeting

5-8: NAD Teachers Convention
8-11: ASI International Convention
25: Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day
30-Sept. 3: DEAF Camp

1: NAD Men's Day of Prayer
14-15: GNYC United Camp Meeting
15: SNEC 2013 by 2013 Evangelism Rally
15: NNEC 148th Bordoville Anniversary Homecoming
21-22: NY13 Prayer Rally
22-23: SNEC Impact Boston
23: NAD Let's Move Day
28-29: SNEC Young Adult/Collegiate Congress
30-Oct. 30: The Waymark church CHIP Program

5-7: SNEC Fall Women's Retreat
7-13: NAD Health Education Week
11-13: NY13 Community Outreach Leadership Development Symposium
12-13: Atlantic Union Attorneys Conference
13: AUCONF - Adventurer's Day & Baptism Day
19-21: NYC Women's Fall Retreat

26-28: AUCONF - Haitian Elders' Retreat

4-10: NAD Week of Prayer
8-10: AUCONF - Academy Service & Leadership Conf

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