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NY13 Update Live on 3ABN Tonight - October 24
Join us tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time for a special update on NY13 live on 3ABN.

Watch as Jim Gilley and C. A. Murray from 3ABN interview presidents Donald King, G. Earl Knight, and Daniel Honore, along with NY13 communication team leader, Rohann Wellington on what God has been doing in New York City in 2013.


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AUC Holds Strategic Planning Session and Constituency Meeting
Members of the Atlantic Union College (AUC) Strategic Planning Committee, conference presidents and their representatives, officers of the Atlantic Union Conference, as well as key individuals from the North American Division met together in a two-day strategic planning retreat (September 27, 28) in Devens, Massachusetts, to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the direction of the "new" Atlantic Union College going forward.

The sessions, facilitated by Frederick Russell, strategic consultant, and Gina Brown, AUC academic consultant, were used to look for the next steps in moving the college ahead. The retreat group also sought to explore measurable outcomes and planning that would be used to propel the college forward toward the next five years of restarting, along with appropriate growth and development.

Members of the committee were excited and looked at such initiatives as planning for new degree offerings, as well as the types of individuals who are needed at the college to carry the mission and vision forward. The focal point of the session was to ensure that Seventh-day Adventist education is preserved and that the second coming of Jesus as well as all biblical aspects of Adventist education are foundational to every new plan for the college's vision and mission.

The session ended on Sunday, September 29, on the campus of the college, with a full-day constituency meeting of Atlantic Union College delegates from all parts of the Atlantic Union territory. At the meeting, a new vision for the college was cast by the officers of both the union and the college. Based on the newly-granted authority to offer baccalaureate degrees in theology and health science by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE), the constituency delegates voted to amend the bylaws in congruence with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education requirements.

Donald G. King, chair, Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees 
Un Futuro de Esperanza / A Future of Hope - October 18-26
Un Futuro de Esperanza / A Future of Hope 
With Pastor Omar Grieve, Director of La Voz

Impacto NY 2013 

Evangelism from the Bronx reaching to the world

October 18-26, 2013 
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. daily

La transmisión será vía el canal Esperanza TV y por  www.esperanzatv.org. Para mayor interés puede llamar al teléfono 1-800-803-7171.

This will broadcast on the Esperanza TV channel and on www.esperanzatv.org. For more information, please call 1-800-803-7171.

135 Students Participate in NY13 Writing Workshop
A total of 135 students in grades 2 through 9 from four elementary schools in the Greater New York and Northeastern conferences converged on the Whispering Pines Seventh-day Adventist School campus in Old Westbury, New York, on October 1-3 to participate in a writing workshop. This experience was one of the Atlantic Union Conference Office of Education initiatives as part of the NY13 evangelistic thrust. 
Society of Adventist Communicators are Meeting in Salt Lake City - October 24-26
The Society of Adventist Communicators annual convention is in progress in Salt Lake City Utah.
Seventh-day Adventist communication professionals from all around attend the convention for training, networking, and spiritual renewal.

Click HERE to read more about SAC.

To follow the tweets during the convention on twitter.com, #AdventistComm
Redesign of Adventist Church's website unveiled
"The Seventh-day Adventist Church unveiled a major redesign to its website Wednesday and urged regional leaders to make similar upgrades to ensure the denomination has a more consistent global online identity.

"The content of the site has also shifted to address a new audience: The general public, as opposed to primarily church members.

"Adventist.org contains most of the same information as before, but it's now presented in a more modern, graphically oriented look, and it's accessible in four languages - English, Spanish, Portuguese and French."

Adventist Review Week of Prayer Issue
The 2013 Week of Prayer readings, "And They Followed Him," can be found in the September 26 issue of the Adventist Review.

Week of Prayer is November 2-9.

Contact your local Adventist Book Center if you wish to order a copy.

October Poll
Take a moment to visit the Atlantic Union Web site to respond to the poll for September: "Have you ever read any of Ellen G. White's writings?"  Results so far indicate that 50  percent say "Yes (cover to cover)" and 50 percent say "Some (excerpts and quotes)." Be sure to register your response. 
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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In This Issue
NY13 Update Live on 3ABN
AUC Constituency Session
Impacto NY 2013
135 Students
SAC Convention
Adventist Church Website
Week of Prayer Issue
October Poll
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead
18-26:  Un Futuro de Esperanza (A
            Future of Hope)-Impacto
            Communicators Convention 
25-27:  NYC Women's Fall Retreat  
2-9:     Week of Prayer
3:        NY ING Marathon
9:        Compassion Sabbath
20:      NETS Grand Opening

1-4:    Hispanic Regional Evangelism
          Workers' Meeting
8:       NETS Graduation
8-11:  Pastoral Evangelism
          Leadership Council
14:     Compassion Sabbath 

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