September 28, 2012  
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Register and Reserve Your Hotel Room Now for the NY13 Leadership Development Symposium - October 11-13 
The NY13 Leadership Symposium is about two weeks away. The event, to be held at the Hilton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, is for church leaders, pastors, elders, personal ministries directors, ACS directors, and other departments.

The registration fee of $135. 00 has been extended throughout the registration period. The hotel reservation rate of $89.00 has also been extended by the Hilton Stamford Hotel until October 2. Call the hotel and make your reservation now to take advantage of the $89.00/night rate. After that date, you can still make hotel reservations, but it will be at a higher rate.

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NY13 Evangelism and Prayer Rally Recap  
The weekend of September 21-23 was packed with activities surrounding NY13, the evangelistic initiative scheduled for the metropolitan area of New York City in 2013.

Visit to the Mayor's Office 
Representatives from the Seventh-day Adventist Church met briefly with the mayor's senior advisor to share information about the church's health message, the events planned for New York City, and to show support for the mayor's initiative to cut back on sugary drinks in his fight against obesity.

Evangelism and Prayer Rally

 The Satellite Evangelism and Prayer Rally was held at the North Bronx church. Five programs were presented in two days, including one in Spanish. Throughout the programs, time was allotted for prayer and short interviews about NY13.

Messages were presented by Carlton Byrd, Breath of Life Ministries speaker/director; Ted Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist Church president; Robert Costa, General Conference Ministerial Association associate secretary; and Abraham Jules, Mount Vernon church pastor. The programs were broadcast live on Hope Channel, Hope Church Channel, and Esperanza TV and streamed on the Internet on and 3ABN carried a delayed broadcast of the programs. The online audience was engaged using social media on the Facebook page.

Sharing The Great Hope
At the end of the morning service, church leaders and a team from the church went door to door in the neighborhood distributing The Great Hope and praying with people in the community.

Let's Move Day

In the final event for the weekend, nearly 1,000 participants and volunteers gathered on Sunday morning in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York, one of many sites participating in the annual Let's Move Day, to promote physical activity for people of all ages. This event is part of the Adventists InStep for Life initiative that aims to curb childhood obesity by promoting exercise and better nutrition.

There is so much more to share. Facebook users can view photos and other information about the weekend by visiting the Facebook page. While you're there, click the "Like" button if you haven't done so already. Information about the event will be posted on the Atlantic Union Web site and printed in the Atlantic Union Gleaner.

Randee Reynolds Appointed President of Parkview Adventist Medical Center  
Randee Reynolds, secretary/treasurer of Northern New England Conference (NNEC) and interim president of Parkview Adventist Medical Center (Parkview), has accepted the invitation of the Parkview Adventist Medical Center Board and Membership Committee and the Central Maine Medical Center of Lewiston, Maine, to become president of the Adventist owned and operated 55-bed hospital in Brunswick, Maine. He has held the position on an interim basis for the past seven months.

"The conference at large, the office staff, and I will greatly miss the expertise and enthusiasm that Randee brought into leadership here in NNEC," said Mike Ortel, NNEC president. "We have experienced many joys, accomplishments and challenges together that have put us on our knees many, many times. God has been our refuge and strength. I believe that God sent Randee to this conference when we needed his particular leadership the most. Now his talents will be shared with Parkview." Read More
Adventist Church Launches Committee to Study the Theology of Ordination 
Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have voted to establish a Theology of Ordination Study Committee, with a goal of delivering a report to the 2014 Annual Council, a yearly meeting of world church administrators. Four committee sessions will precede the October 2014 report. Read More 
Week of Prayer Readings for 2012
The theme for the 2012 Week of Prayer is Revival and the Word. The readings for the week, including the children's stories, are available on the Adventist Review Web site. Read More  
Northboro Church Sponsors Bible Conference 2012 With Roy Adams - October 26-27
Roy Adams, retired associate editor for the Adventist Review/Adventist World, is the guest speaker on October 26-27 for the Bible Conference 2012 at the Northboro church on 30 Brigham Street, Northborough, Massachusetts.

The topic of discussion is "Adventist Soteriology: Salvation in Christ as it relates to the Sanctuary message and perfection." Seminar titles are "It's All about Jesus," "The Quest for Perfection in Adventist History," How Shall We Stand?" and a question and answer period.

For more information, contact the Northboro church, (508) 393-6577 for visit the church's Web site. More Information

September's Poll Question on the Atlantic Union Web site
The poll question for September is "Are you and active member of your church?" If you haven't answered the poll question, there is still time. Scroll midway down on the Atlantic Union "Home" page and look for the "September's Poll Question" tab. The question is available until September 30.
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
NY13 Leadership Symposium
Evangelism Rally Recap
Reynolds Parkview President
Theology of Ordination
Week of Prayer Readings
Northboro Church
September's Poll Question
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead

28-30: SNEC Young Adult/Collegiate Congress
30: NEC Youth Ministries Purity Ball
30-Oct. 30: The Waymark church CHIP Program

5-7: SNEC Fall Women's Retreat
5-7: SLA Alumni Weekend
5-7: SNEC End of World Prophecy Seminar
7-13: NAD Health Education Week
11-13: NY13 Community Outreach Leadership Development Symposium
12-13: Atlantic Union Attorneys Conference
12-13:GBA Alumni Weekend
13: AUCONF - Adventurer's Day & Baptism Day
19-21: NYC Women's Fall Retreat

26-28: AUCONF - Haitian Elders' Retreat
27: Christ's Method Alone Day

2-3: Breath of Live Reunion Weekend Live
4: Atlantic Union Youth Volunteer for ING NYC Marathon
4-10: NAD Week of Prayer
8-10: AUCONF - Academy Service & Leadership Conf
25-Dec. 1: Christian Fellowship 75th Anniversary 

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