March 8, 2013   
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GBA Students Complete Church Building Project in Dominican Republic
Twelve Greater Boston Academy students participated in a special mission trip to complete a church building project in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. More than $25,000 was raised to cover travel expenses and all the building materials needed to complete church.
     "The students were great and the community was impressed by the way they carried themselves. They had a group of students from another school visit them last year and explained that the contrast between that group and our group was exponential," said Gavin Gaynair, project leader.
     The construction project was successful. Greater Boston Academy's group of volunteers provided the finances and physical support to tile the church floors, build two bathrooms, install permanent windows and doors, and build a property wall. READ the entire news story. Watch for the article in an upcoming issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner.

  Registration for NETS Spring Program Rescheduled
Registration for Northeast Evangelism Training School (NETS) has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the Spanish Broadway church, 161 W 93rd St., New York, NY 10025. If you have questions or want more information, contact NETS at (978) 696-6043, e-mail, or visit the Web site at
Northern New England Conference is Relocating
The Northern New England Conference is relocating to the new administrative office, located in Westbrook, Maine. The office will be closed on Thursday, March 14 and Monday, March 18. Business will resume at the new location on Tuesday, March 19. The new mailing address is 479 Main St., Westbrook ME 04092. Telephone and fax numbers have not changed.
     Mike Ortel, Northern New England Conference president, and the administrators and staff oversee the work of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The have a membership of about 5,267 with 59 churches, 5 companies, a summer camp (Camp Lawroweld), two academies, 13 schools, many community service centers. The Prayer Ministries department hosts a morning prayer line from 6:00-7:00 a.m. Those wishing to join can call (712) 451-6100 and enter pin: 3687072 (this call is NOT toll free).
March Gleaner Features NETS
Watch for the March Gleaner in your homes and churches. The magazine is posted for online readers. This issue features information about the Northeast Evangelism Training School (NETS). Many news articles from the conferences are also included. Thank you for taking the time to read, browse through, and share the Atlantic Union Gleaner. Encourage your church communication directors to share news stories about what is happening in your church.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Commemorates 150th Anniversary  
This year marks the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (1863-2013). The world church has chosen the theme "United for Mission" to mark the event and launched a Web site with information and stories about the church's history. The worldwide church has designated Sabbath, May 18, 2013, as a day of prayer, remembrance, and recommitment to mission. Each local congregation is encouraged to find appropriate ways to mark the sesquicentennial, including a focus on their local church history. READ more about the sesquicentennial and the church's history.
NAD Health Summit in New York City - March 13-17
Members from the Atlantic Union will participate in the NAD Health Summit at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, New York on March 13-17. The event is sponsored by the North American Division Adventist Health Ministries. The lineup includes more than 20 seminars of training on a variety of programs, a track for pastors and clergy, seminars for healthcare leaders, all tracks with practical information for outreach, a track for nurses, hands-on experience on health evangelism, health expos for the community (adults and children), and evening health sessions to the community. This event is in conjunction with NY13.
Forever Faithful International Camporee - August 11-16, 2014
 The Forever Faithful International Camporee is scheduled for August 11-16, 2014. Information on how Pathfinder clubs can register is available at the Center for Youth Evangelism Web site.
What's Ahead - Calendar of Events
2013 promises to be a very busy year in the Atlantic Union. In addition to regularly scheduled events, camp meeting, and summer camp (to name a few), there are many NY13 events scheduled throughout the year. The Gleaner FYI newsletter will highlight events in the "What's Ahead" section for three months at a time. To find out about other events, check the Atlantic Union calendar, the Atlantic Union youth ministries calendar, the Compassion-now Web site, and your local conference's calendar (conference links are listed in the column on the right). If there is an event you believe should be listed and is not, e-mail the information to
Spring Forward - Daylight Savings Time is March 10

Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 a.m. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour.

March's Poll Question
Take a moment to respond to March's poll question: "How often do young people lead out in your church?"
      So far, 100 percent of responders say "Never".  Register your response to March's poll question and let us know if young people are leaders in your church.
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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
GBA Mission Trip
NETS Registration
NNEC is Relocation
March Gleaner Features NETS
Adventist Church 150 Years
NAD Health Summit
International Camporee
What's Ahead - Calendar
Spring Forward
March's Poll Question
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead
16: Edward D Herndon Memorial Benefit Concert  
23: GC/Union - Global Youth Day 
30: Union Pathfinder Bowl Experience



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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 109,500 members who worship in 571 churches and 57 groups, 63 schools, one health care facility, and numerous community-based ministries.

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