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NETS Express Coming to Jackson Heights Church - April 14, 21, and 28
Join the NETS (Northeast Evangelism Training School) team this Sunday, April 14, at the Jackson Heights church in Woodside, New York, for the beginning of three Sundays of NETS Express training (April 14, 21, and 28)!

Dates:         April 14 -- Personal Evangelism (Bible Work) 

                     April 21 -- Public Evangelism                              

                     April 28 -- Health Evangelism

                     Emphasis will be given to outreach.

Time:           10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:    Jackson Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church   

                     7225 Woodside Avenue, Woodside NY 11377


Cost:            $100 per person (Lunch and Certificate included) 

NOTE:            Syllabi will be available for download to your computer.


REGISTRATION:     To reserve seats, contact the GNYC Personal Ministries Dept. (516) 467-5219.

                                  Leave your name and the number of people attending. 

                                  Registration and tuition due on April 14 at 10:00 a.m.


 DOWNLOAD flyer here. 

AUC Alumni Homecoming Weekend - April 19-20
The 2013 Atlantic Union College Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be held on April 19-20 at the College Church, 337 Main St., South Lancaster, MA 01561.

Guest Speaker: Kevin Sears - NETS assistant
Music: Singspiration Team

Online:   Now through Friday, April 19
On site:  Friday, April 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
                Sabbath, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Business Meeting: April 20, 8:00 p.m.

For information, contact:
Web site: alumniofauc.com
E-mail: alumniofauc@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/alumniofauc  

Young Adults Who Stay
The secret is found in one word.

"If we want to keep our young adults, we have to provide them with opportunities to show the compassion of Jesus outside the four walls of our churches. They will return to recharge their spiritual batteries so they can go out again."
     Check out the entire article, "Young Adults Who Stay," written by Jose Cortes, Jr., Atlantic Union Conference Youth Ministries director, that appears in the April 2013 issue of Adventist World (pp. 32-36)
Revelation of Hope Web site is Live
The Revelation of Hope Web site is live. You can use this Web site to search by zip code and find an evangelistic meeting, health seminar, youth event, or Impacto 2013 meeting near you. There are more than 400 meetings that will take place between April 1 and October 31.
      Take some time to browse the site and share the link with your friends. The site is constantly being updated, so be sure and check back from time to time.
NAD Regional Conference Presidents Establish Hispanic Caucus in Response to Sustained Growth
Strong and continuous growth in their Hispanic churches have prompted the presidents of the nine regional conferences in the North American Division to establish a Hispanic council within their caucus. In 2012, one hundred and seven pastors in 269 congregations serving Hispanic communities baptized 1,175 souls. Current trends suggest that this figure will be surpassed in 2013. At the present time, 19,000 Hispanic members comprise more than six percent of the membership in the regional work.

In order to foster unified strategic planning and the implementation of uniform employment practices within the conferences, the regional presidents held a joint meeting with their Spanish language coordinators at Oakwood University to discuss the establishment of a division-wide Regional Hispanic Council. On Friday, March 29, 2013, the regional presidents officially voted to establish the NAD Regional Hispanic Advisory. The council will be composed of the Spanish language director, coordinator or vice-president in each conference, working under the chairman of the Regional Caucus.

For the past several years these leaders have established a Spanish language track at the annual Pastoral Evangelism Council held annually on the campus of Oakwood University. This session is open to all Hispanic pastors in North America regardless of conference affiliation.

Regional conferences were established by the General Conference in 1945 to serve the predominantly African American populations centered in mostly urban areas within local union conferences. Today the regional conference membership stands at nearly 320,000 members.

Contact: William Winston, South Atlantic Conference president and Regional Presidents Council chair

Tel: (404) 625-8411

E-mail: wlwinston@sacsda.org

CALLED, A Digital Magazine for Adventist Clergy
The North American Division (NAD) Ministerial Department's new digital magazine for Adventist clergy is now available for download for the iPad. Go to the iPad app store, and search for NAD Ministerial.
     The first quarter 2013 edition features seven articles on the role of women clergy in the NAD.
     Also, in the first edition of CALLED is a resource for small groups, prayer meetings, and young adult groups.
April's Poll Question
Take a moment to visit the Atlantic Union Web site and answer the poll question for April: "What do you like best about your church?" If you are using Internet Explorer and the link does not work, please switch to Mozilla Firefox or another browser. 
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
NETS Express
AUC Alumni Homecoming
Young Adults Who Stay
Revelation of Hope Web site
NAD Hispanic Caucus
April's Poll Question
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead
12-14: SNEC Hispanic Women's
12-21: SNEC Mission Trip to Haiti
14:       NETS Express
19-20: AUC Alumni Weekend
21:       SNEC Children's Ministries
            Greater Boston Area Music
20-21: NNEC Women's Ministries
           Spring Retreat
21:      NETS Express
25-28: GNYC WM Prayer Retreat
26-28: D.E.A.F. Weekend
26-28: SNEC Teen Prayer
28:      NETS Express 

3-5:     USA Alumni Weekend 
3-5:     GNYC Men's Retreat
17:19: Union ASI Spring
17-19: SNEC Pathfinder Camporee 
23-26: NNEC Spring Prayer Retreat
7-9:     North Country Women's
8:        Newburgh Tabernacle
           Church Grand Opening
8:        Compassion Sabbath
8:        NY13 Parade and Rally

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About Atlantic Union Conference
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