November 29, 2012  
 
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International Day of Prayer and Fasting - December 1
Seventh-day Adventist world church president Ted N. C. Wilson has designated December 1 as an International Day of Prayer and Fasting to rally support for the release of two Adventists currently imprisoned in the West African country of Togo. The event is to raise awareness of the plight of Antonio dos Anjos Monteiro, Sabbath school and Personal Ministries director for the church's Sahel Union Mission, headquartered in Lome; and Bruno Amah, an Adventist lay member and businessman in Lome.

Click HERE to read the entire news article at Adventist News Network and to secure church bulletin inserts and other resource materials. 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The cover story in the December issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner briefly highlights some of the actions taken in New York to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. For links to more information, photos, and videos about the relief efforts, visit the Atlantic Union Conference Web site at: www.atlantic-union.org/hurricane-sandy-links
Compassion and the Holiday Season
"It is clear that Jesus was not born on December 25. That does not mean Adventists cannot practice compassion during the Christmas season. Compassion must be a lifestyle that permeates every waking hour, every day of the year, including the holiday season," says Jose Cortes, Atlantic Union Adventist Youth Ministries director, in his article in the December issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner. "Compassion was a priority of Jesus daily, even during the holidays: "But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them"--Matthew 9:36 (NKJV)." Read the entire article in the print copy of the December Gleaner or online at atlantic-union.org/compassion-christmas.
The Bible Bullying Story
"School is the one place that many students feel safe. Unfortunately, Joseph did not have a school to protect him from bullying. Bullying nearly cost him his life.
    "A safe learning environment is the highest priority of every Adventist school and teacher. Schools in the Atlantic Union have policies to prevent bullying and ensure the safety of each child. Bullying is in the news nearly every day. We cannot hide from it. School bullies, cyber/Internet/social media bullies, workplace bullies, and family bullies are a growing concern." Read the entire article written by Jerrell Gilkeson, Atlantic Union Conference associate education director, in the print copy of the December Gleaner or online at atlantic-union.org/bullying.  
NY13 Town Hall Meetings - December 1 and December 8
Town Hall meetings in preparation for the NY13 evangelistic meetings are coming to an area near you.  

Date: December 1, 2012
All Northeastern and Greater New York Conference Queens area churches are invited.
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Host: Ainsworth Joseph, Northeastern Conference Ministerial director
Presenter: Donald King, Atlantic Union Conference president
Location:  Linden Seventh-day Adventist Church
                    228-20 137th Avenue
                    Laurelton, NY 11413
                    (718) 527-4072
 
Date: December 8, 2012
All Greater New York and Northeastern conference Manhattan area churches are invited.
Time: 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Host: Anthony Romeo, Manhattan church pastor
Presenters: Robert Costa, General Conference Ministerial Association associate secretary, and Mark Finley, international speaker
Location: Manhattan Seventh-day Adventist Church
                  232 W 11th St
                  New York, NY 10014
                  (212) 242-5091

ALL pastors, personal ministries directors, Sabbath school superintendents, elders, health ministries directors, and members of NY13 participating churches are invited to attend. 
Compassion Webinar - December 4
The Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Youth Ministries is hosting a Compassion Webinar on December 4 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Compassion is the signature initiative of the Atlantic Union Adventist Youth Ministries. Together with each local conference youth director they are facilitating a life-changing movement, that calls for a life of compassion, with the priorities of Jesus, for the generations of youth, young adults, Adventurers, and Pathfinders. Compassion will be launched across the Atlantic Union on January 1, 2013. It has components and initiatives for a personal lifestyle, youth groups, clubs, churches, and conferences.
 
Compassion is also the main initiative of Adventist Youth Ministries for NY13, shared by the Atlantic Union and the Columbia Union, and the Greater New York, Northeastern, Southern New England, New Jersey, and Allegheny East conferences.

For more information and to register for the Webinar, visit auyouth.com.  
November's Poll Question
This is your last chance to answer November's poll question. Take a moment to register your response to the question: "Do you use Facebook?"
      So far, 70 percent of those who have already answered November's question say that they use Facebook. 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
Day of Prayer
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Compassion/Holiday Season
The Bullying Story
NY13 Town Hall Meetings
Compassion Webinar
November's Poll Question
Wednesday Morning Prayer

  

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What's Ahead

November
25-Dec. 1: Christian Fellowship 75th Anniversary

December 1: International Day of Prayer
8:  Learn How to Minister Behind Bars (Worcester church)

2013 
January 31-Feb 2: NNEC Art Clinic 2013

February
17-20: 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 108,913 members who worship in 570 churches and 56 groups, 63 schools, one health care facility, and numerous community-based ministries.

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