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Adventist Community Services Disaster Recovery Teams Activated in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
 
The Greater New York Conference leaders and ACS DR team meeting. 
Before Hurricane Sandy slammed the east coast on Monday, October 29, Adventist Community Services Disaster Recovery (ACS DR) team leaders in the Atlantic Union, Greater New York, and Northeastern conferences were already activated and meeting in anticipation of the aftermath of the storm. New York and New Jersey were the hardest hit by the super storm that devastated parts of the east coast. ACS in the Atlantic Union territory is responsible for warehouse management and the leaders are in contact with the Office of Emergency Management and other agencies in New York City for updates and directions as they respond to people's needs.
        The presidents of both the Greater New York and Northeastern conferences have been in contact with their members. Following preliminary assessments, we have received no reports of loss of life in the church family. Some churches and the homes of a few workers and members have sustained damage as a result of the storm.
        The activities of the ACS DR team will be ongoing. To keep you up-to-date and informed, we have created a page on the Atlantic Union Web site with related links. Information on how you can help and all additional updates received will be posted on that page.
        We continue to solicit your prayers for the families impacted by the storm, the ACS DR teams in the field, and all responders and leaders who are working diligently to make sure residents of the affected areas are getting the assistance they need.
Church Leaders Hold "Christ's Method Alone" Training at Bethel Church
From the left are Donald King, Jerry Page, Tom Evans, and Rick McEdward.
Leaders from the Atlantic Union, General Conference, North American Division, and the local conferences were at Bethel church in Brooklyn, New York, on October 27 to provide a day of training for members on effective methods to use when reaching people with the gospel. The program titled "Christ's Method Alone for Urban Mission," included three segments presented at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. The presentations included such titles as "Christ's Method Alone," "The Savior Mingled," "He Showed Sympathy," "He Ministered to Needs," "He Won Confidence," "He Bids People to Follow," and more.
       The event was streamed live on auam.tv, praizevision.com, and broadcast on Hope Church Channel. The day culminated with a question and answer segment.
       This was one of several events planned in preparation for the evangelistic meetings scheduled in 2013 in the metro New York City area. Photos of the event can be viewed on the NY13.org page on Facebook.

Prayer Intercessors Training - November 10
Prayer Intercessors Training for the NY13 Initiative and beyond is scheduled for November 10, at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church, 909 East 233rd St., Bronx, NY 10466. Participants who complete the training will receive a certificate. Those interested in attending should contact Yvonne Knight, the Greater New York Conference Prayer Ministries director by November 5. This training is co-sponsored by the Atlantic Union Conference and Greater New York Conference Prayer Ministries. Full details on the event are available on the Atlantic Union Conference Web site.
Adventists Visit, Rally, and Move in New York City (AR)
The October 18 issue of the Adventist Review includes an article about the Rally Day held at the North Bronx church in September. If you are a weekly subscriber, you should have received that copy in the mail. If you don't subscribe to the weekly Adventist Review, the article is available on the Adventist Review Web site.

NY13: "Revelation of Hope" in New York City (Record)
The November issue of the Southwestern Union Record features an article about NY13, the "Revelation of Hope" evangelistic initiative scheduled for 2013 in New York City.

We are thankful to the Adventist Review and Southwestern Union for highlighting the NY13 events in their publications as we prepare for the "Revelation of Hope" meetings in 2013.
I Academy Service & Leadership Convention - November 8-10

Students from Seventh-day Adventist academies and public high schools will meet on November 8-10 at Camp Winnekeag in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, for the I Academy Service & Leadership Conference. This year the focus will be on Service and Leadership. If you are a student who is interested in attending or you know of a student who wishes to attend, details about the event and the registration form are available on the Atlantic Union Adventist Youth Ministries Web site. The event is sponsored by the Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Youth Ministries and Education departments.

Atlantic Union Teams Continue to Assist in Haiti
The cover story in the November issue of the Gleaner, written by Pierre Omeler, Atlantic Union Conference Haitian Ministries vice president, gives a brief update on the status of the work being done by teams of volunteers in the Atlantic Union. In addition to helping with the construction of 10 cement block homes, the Atlantic Union has completed two water purification systems that were installed in two of the largest Adventist churches in the capital--the Auditorium de la Bible and Morija. Watch for the printed copy in the mail or visit the Atlantic Union Conference Web site to view the online version.
Fall Back: Eastern Standard Time Begins on November 4
It's time to turn the clocks back. Eastern Standard Time begins on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 a.m.
Union-wide Annual Day of Prayer - November 16
The Prayer Ministries Directors in the Atlantic Union and the local conferences have called for a union-wide day of prayer and fasting beginning at sunset Thursday, November 15 and concluding at sunset Friday, November 16.  Please join us for prayer on that day. Any additional information received regarding this day of prayer will be posted on the Atlantic Union Web site. 
Looking for Prayer Intercessors to Pray During the 2013 "Revelation of Hope" Evangelistic Meetings
If you would like to be a part of the 3,000 plus prayer intercessors/warriors who will pray in groups of 125 persons or more, every hour around the clock, during the NY13 "Revelation of Hope" evangelistic meetings beginning April 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013, contact your local conference Prayer Ministries director for more information or visit ny13.org
November's Poll Question
November's poll question in on the Atlantic Union Web site. Take a moment to register your response to the question: "Do you use Facebook?"
      In all, 93 percent of those who answered October's poll question say that they have attended an Adventist school/college and seven percent said no. Invite a friend to stop by the Atlantic Union "Home" page and answer November's poll question.  
 
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
Hurricane Sandy Update
Christ's Method Alone Day
Prayer Intercessors Training
NY13 Articles
I Academy Convention
Atlantic Union Assists Haiti
Fall Back - EST Begins
Day of Prayer
Looking Prayer Intercessors
November's Poll Question
Wednesday Morning Prayer

  

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What's Ahead

November
2-3: Breath of Live Reunion Weekend Live
3-11:  Temple Salem Church 40th Anniversary
4: Atlantic Union Youth Volunteer for ING NYC Marathon
4-10: NAD Week of Prayer
5-6: USA Academy Days
8-10: AUCONF - Academy Service & Leadership Conf
16-18: Grand Concourse Anniversary Celebrations
25-Dec. 1: Christian Fellowship 75th Anniversary

December
8:  Learn How to Minister Behind Bars (Worcester church)

2013 
January 31-Feb 2: NNEC Art Clinic 2013

February
17-21: NEC Departmental Convention in Albany, NY
15-17: NEC Clerks and Treasurers Workshop in Albany, NY
27-Mar 2: Atlantic Union Choir, Fitness, and Wellness Clinic

March 
16: Edward D Herndon Memorial Benefit Concert 





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 108,268 members who worship in 567 churches and 56 groups, 63 schools, one health care facility, and numerous community-based ministries.

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