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Back to School Compassion Bash - September 8

On Sunday, September 8, Adventist youth and young adults in the New York City area will distribute more than 5,000 school bags filled with school supplies to children and teens in the areas affected by Super Storm Sandy. This Back to School Compassion Bash is sponsored by the North American Division Adventist Community Services Disaster Response.

You can sign up on the  Compassion Now Web site to volunteer to "be the heart, the hands, and the feet of Jesus and bless more than 5,000 children and teens in the Far Rockaway Area" .

Sign up now to participate in the Back to School Compassion Bash by clicking HERE. 
SNEC Youth and Young Adults Impact Stamford
The youth, young adults, and other volunteers from across the Southern New England Conference met at Mill River Park in Stamford, Connecticut on August 24 for Impact Stamford.

They reached out to the people in the city of Stamford with many acts of compassion that included a Health Fair, Kids' Village, literature distribution, praying with people, and giving free hugs. They also distributed more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to the school-aged children. The event concluded with a parade and an evening concert.

David Dennis, Southern New England Conference president, posted this about Impact Stamford on his Facebook page "A very good face of the church was on display today. People were met, and some needs were met. Let us pray that this would be the start of a good relationship for these people with the Lord."

View photos of Impact Stamford on Facebook:

Album 1 (Southern New England Conference)

Album 2 (Atlantic Union Youth Ministries) 
Share a Thanksgiving
There is always something for which to give thanks! The Gleaner staff is looking for members in the Atlantic Union territory (the Bermuda, Greater New York, New York, Northeastern, Northern New England, and Southern New England conferences) who are willing to share something that God has done for them for which they are giving Him thanks. It must be done in 40 words or less.

We will print as many of your responses as possible in an upcoming issue of the Gleaner. They will be used in the order they are received. Be sure to include your name and the church where you are a member.

Send your response by September 30, 2013, via e-mail: (use the word "Thanksgiving" in the subject line, Facebook: (use the Inbox), or Twitter:
KidsView - 2013 Week of Prayer Readings
The September issue of KidsView magazine contains the Children's Week of Prayer readings for 2013. You can read the pieces online and click on the left of the page to download them with activities to print out and complete.

KidsView is the Adventist Review's full-color, eight-page edition just for children. Geared toward kids ages 8-12, it's packed each month with news, devotionals, interesting church history, stories, puzzles, and student writing samples from Adventist elementary campuses around the world.
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NAD Men's Day of Prayer - September 7
The North American Division Men's Day of Prayer is Sabbath, September 7. The Men's Ministries Department has produced some resources that can be used on that day, including a suggested sermon and program guides in English and Spanish.

Other resources to help enhance a men's ministries program at the local church are available on the NAD Men's Ministries Web site ( Men's Ministries is also on Facebook at
Adventists in Step for Life and Pathfinders Contest
The North American Division Health Ministries and Youth Ministries departments are partnering to sponsor the Adventists in Step for Life and Pathfinders contest.

Pathfinders should record their steps while walking, exercising, and doing other types of activities such as biking and various sports, and the clubs with the top participation and the top number of miles on Let's Move Day, September 22, and throughout the next year will each win $1,000. All of the awards will be presented at the 2014 Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

According to James Black, North American Division Youth Ministries director, the overall Pathfinder goal for participating in Let's Move Day is one million miles.

To register your club for participation in Let's Move Day (September 22) and the contest, visit
Adventist Web Series Depicting 'The Great Controversy' Wins 'Geekie Award'
The trailer for a Steampunk Web series produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church made headlines (on August 18) at the 1st Annual Geekie Awards in Hollywood, California, United States.

"The Record Keeper," which dramatizes the epic struggle between good and evil, won the award in the "Best One-Shot" category for "Best Trailer." The "One-Shot" category recognizes episodes still in the final stages of post-production.

Director Jason Satterlund and executive producer Garrett Caldwell accepted the award, accompanied by cast members Aris Juson and Jelynn Sophia.

Advanced screenings of "The Record Keeper" are expected to begin in October, producers said.

"We can't wait to show you the rest of the series," Caldwell said, acknowledging the role of co-creator Rajeev Sigamoney and the two other executive producers, Ben Schoun and Delbert Baker, both general vice presidents for the Adventist world church.

"The Record Keeper" follows the story of Cadan (JuneSoo Ham) and Larus (Dennis Hill), two angels who struggle to maintain their friendship after universal civil war breaks out. Meanwhile, another angel, Raina (Lindsay Frame), pursues an accurate record of events while trying to make sense of the chaos.--Source: Adventist News Network (ANN)

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Watch the winning trailer of "The Record Keeper" HERE.

Watch the pilot episode of "The Record Keeper" HERE.

Follow "The Record Keeper" on Facebook at
August Poll
Take a moment to visit the Atlantic Union Web site to respond to the poll for August: "How often do you witness to others about Jesus Christ?"  Results so far indicate that 57 percent say they witness about Jesus very often; 29 percent say they witness sometimes; and 14 percent say they don't witness to others about Jesus at all. Be sure to get your response in before the end of August. 
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 (862) 902-0100. Code: 579007#.     

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Back to School Bash
Impact Stamford
Share a Thanksgiving
KidsView WOP Readings
NAD Men's Day of Prayer
Adventists In Step for Life
The Record Keeper
August Poll
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead
3-31:   "Preparing For His Glory"
10:31:  Revelation of Hope at York

7:       Men's Day of Prayer
8:       Back to School Compassion
11-14: Virtual Festival of Laity
14:      Compassion Day
22:      Let's Move Day
27-29: SNEC Young Adult Collegiate

10-13: NNEC Fall Prayer Retreat
11-12:  Atlantic Union Attorneys
11-13: SLA Alumni Weekend
12:       Compassion Day
13-16:  NNEC Fall Prayer Retreat
18-19: GBA Alumni Weekend
25-27: NYC Women's Fall Retreat
25-27: SNEC Women's Fall Retreat 

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