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Second NY13 Pastors Meeting - September 4, 2012
The second meeting for pastors involved in the  NY13 evangelism project is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, at the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3743 Bronxwood Ave., Bronx, NY 10469. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Pastors from the five conferences involved with NY13 (Allegheny East, Greater New York, New Jersey, Northeastern, and Southern New England) will attend to discuss items in preparation for the meetings scheduled for 2013 in the metro New York City area. Lunch will be served. The devotional speaker is Calvin Watkins, personal ministries director for the South Atlantic Conference. To stay current with information regarding NY13, be sure and visit the ny13.org Web site and sign up for the  NY13 Update newsletter.    
Reflection on New York Conference 2012 Camp Meeting 
Camp Meeting 2012 in the New York Conference not only made memories, but reflected on many memories from the past. The 150th anniversary of the conference was celebrated this year. In honor of this occasion, many of the meetings featured the "appearances" of several pioneers of the church.
     Other events that created positive new memories included a teacher commissioning service on the first weekend. Teachers Apryl Maloon and Suzy Gloudeman were dedicated to the ministry of teaching. As in the past, camp meeting events included outreach to the community through a 5K run and a health fair. The second Sabbath was special with the baptism of seven individuals.
     Throughout the event, there were reminders that the members are not hoping to celebrate another 150 years on this earth, rather, they are longing for the soon return of Jesus as did the Adventist pioneers. To read the entire news story, Click Here. Also look for the news story written by Kim Kaiser in the September issue of the Gleaner

87 New Members Added to the Medical Missionary Program
About 87 new members, from 38 churches in the Allegheny East, Greater New York, and Northeastern conferences graduated from a 10-day Medical Missionary Training Program held in July. This event brings the total number of medical missionaries--including those in Jamaica and Uganda--to about 672 since the program launched in 2009. The training program was spearheaded by the Northeastern Conference Health Ministries Department, under the leadership of Leroy Daley, the conference's health and personal ministries director and NY13 health coordinator. The training program was designed to prepare members for NY13, a major evangelistic initiative planned for the 2013 in the metro New York City area. To read the entire news story, Click Here. Also look for the news story written by Melody Walker-Brown in the September issue of the Gleaner
Answer Our Poll Question on the Atlantic Union Web site
We've added a poll question to the Home page of the Atlantic Union Web site. One question will be posted each month initially, so that we can evaluate the participation. Take a moment to visit the Atlantic Union Web site and register your answer to the question for August: "How often do you take time for personal prayer and Bible study?"  Scroll midway down on the Home page and look for the "Poll Question" tab. The question is available until August 31. 
Thayer Performing Arts Center Now Registering for Fall Session 2012 
Registration is open for fall session at the Thayer Performing Arts Center, 438 Main St., South Lancaster, MA 01561. Private lessons are offered in piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute, cello, and harp. Art classes are also offered. Classes begin on September 4. For more information, call (978) 368-2100 or e-mail luz.gonzalez@auc.edu or roralie.tkachuck@auc.edu. Thayer Performing Arts Center exists to nurture and encourage quality musical and artistic endeavors.
Pacific Union Delegates Vote to Approve Ordinations Without Regard to Gender 
At a special session called by the Pacific Union Conference on Sunday, August 19, delegates voted 79 percent to 21 percent to "approve ordinations to the gospel ministry without regard to gender." This vote comes after Columbia Union Conference delegates voted a similar action on July 29. In addition, a motion presented to the Pacific Union Conference delegates to amend the bylaws was narrowly defeated by a margin of one percent. To read the entire news story, Click Here.

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Trademark Infringement Case Sees North American Pastor Imprisoned (ANN)
A North American pastor is in prison for defying a court's ruling in a trademark infringement dispute case that underscores the significance of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's corporate identity.
     "Walter McGill was apprehended and turned over to San Bernardino County law enforcement on the campus of church-run Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California on July 13. His arrest concluded a legal saga spanning nearly a decade and drawing widespread media attention." To read the entire news story, Click Here.
White Estate Database Hacked, Stolen Copyrighted Materials Sold Online (ANN) 
"The website containing all of the writings of Seventh-day Adventist Church co-founder Ellen G. White was hacked and some of its copyrighted documents were offered for sale online, church officials said.
    "Ellen G. White Estate officials said they had confirmation earlier this year that hackers stole material from a password-protected database of White's letters and manuscripts. Hackers also stole a mailing list, which they used to solicit sale of the stolen documents, estate officials said." To read the entire news story, Click Here.
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Pacific Union Delegates
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What's Ahead

August
25: Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day
30-Sept. 3: DEAF Camp

September
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

October
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

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





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