December 20, 2013   
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To All NY13 Steering Committee Members and Supporters
2013 Metro New York Evangelism

On December 13 and 14 we "Celebrated Christ at Christmas" and rejoiced in the harvest of souls in New York 2013. The awesome musical renditions and messages of appeal by pastors Ted Wilson and Mark Finley at the Linden church in Queens on Friday night were inspiring. The Saturday evening program repeat in Manhattan at Hunter College (never mind the snow storm that somewhat eclipsed our attendance) was equally a blessing. Both events were watched live by countless thousands on Hope Channel and 3ABN broadcasts and streaming.

Once again, the pleasure is mine to say a big "Thank You" to each of you for your involvement in NY13 this year in Metro New York City. The Lord has blessed mightily with a reaping of precious souls (almost 5,000 baptisms thus far and counting). We praise God for every person whose life has been touched as a result of NY13. Compared to the large masses of this urban metropolis, our efforts may seem "grasshopper-like in a land of giants." Nevertheless, we believe God can take these efforts and results and multiply them many times over as the work goes forward into the future--a notion we refer to as "NY13 and Beyond."

We're thankful for the support of our church members and friends, the Bible/health workers, pastors and
teachers, administrators and their spouses in all five Conferences, two unions, the North American Division, General Conference, and the world divisions that sent evangelists to New York City to assist us. We shall always be grateful to God for the spirit of cooperation that resulted in such a historic moment in time as demonstrated by the first-ever NY13 Joint Camp Meeting of the Greater New York and Northeastern conferences.

May the spirit of NY13 serve to inspire many other urban cities around the world by and through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the meantime, do enjoy a delightful holiday season and a blessed New Year.

Sincerely yours . . . and His,

Donald G. King
President, Atlantic Union Conference, and
Chairman, NY13 Steering Committee

Click here, to view photos of the NY13 "Celebrating Christ at Christmas" event at Linden church. 
Find Teleka Benefit Concert
The search continues for Teleka Patrick, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who has been missing since December 5. She is the daughter of Matthias and Irene Patrick. Matthias Patrick formerly served as pastor and English Ministries director in the Greater New York Conference.

A "Help Us Find Teleka Patrick" benefit concert will be held on Sunday, December 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the Linden Seventh-day Adventist Church, 228-20 137th Ave, Laurelton, New York 11413. Phone: (718)-527-4072.

Anyone with information about Teleka Patrick's whereabouts are asked to call the family at (347) 622-2571 or the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department at (269) 383-8821 (option 6).  

The benefit concert will be streamed live on and


A Few Related Links
Eight Graduate at NETS Fall 2013 Graduation
Eight students graduated from the Northeast Evangelism Training School's (NETS) fall 2013 program. The event was held on December 8 at the Chan Shun Dining Commons on the campus of Atlantic Union College. The ceremony, attended by about 120 people, signaled the completion of the second NETS four-month program and the first one to be held on the campus.

The graduating class included five females and three males, from such locations as Brooklyn, New York; Fulton, New York; Western Massachusetts; Missouri; Italy, and South Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Each graduate received a medallion and certificate awarded by Eric Flickinger, NETS director, and assistant directors Kevin Sears and Lois King.

The spring four-month program for NETS runs from January 24 to May 24. Learn more at, e-mail:, or call (978) 368-2638.

Click Here to read the entire news story.
Greater New York Conference School Featured in The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education
The Bronx-Manhattan Seventh-day Adventist School is one of eight Adventist schools across America featured in The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education, a new documentary for public television by Martin Doblmeir. The one-hour film shares the story of the commitment to excellence in faith, knowledge, and service that undergirds the Seventh-day Adventist school system-one of the largest private, faith-based school systems in the world. The Blueprint will broadcast nationwide on PBS stations in early 2014. To own your own copy of The Blueprint, click here to take advantage of the special introductory pricing offered by Pacific Press® and the Adventist Book Centers.

Click HERE to watch a short clip of the film.
Registration for GODencounters - Atlantic Union is open!
Due to the huge increase in attendance in the last two years, the location of the Atlantic Union GODencounters 2014 (January 31 to February 2) has been moved to the Double-Tree Hotel (by Hilton) in Leominster, Massachusetts. Take advantage of the Early-Bird Registration by signing up online. You can make your reservation directly with the hotel (up to 4 people per room). For more information, visit the Adventist Youth Ministries Web site: or the Facebook page:

Click HERE to register online. 
Greater New York Conference Communication Workshop 2014 - January 19, 2014
The Greater New York Conference 2014 Communication Workshop will be held on Sunday, January 19, at the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3743 Bronxwood Ave., Bronx NY 10469. Registration is now open. Churches are advised to send more than one individual from there communication department to maximize the training available.

The theme for the event is: Broadcasting Him. Elizabeth Hashagen, news anchor for Long Island News 12 will be one of the featured speakers as well as Joel Sam, CEO of Symbiota. Joel will be helping churches engage in mobile ministry in 2014.  

Register now at
ARM Launches Speakers Bureau Resource
Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) recently announced the release of a Speakers Bureau module on its Web site: This new resource allows clients to request a speaker to present on specific topics at their event. The ARM Speakers Bureau is being launched with 13 speakers initially. Topics include Emergency Planning, Child Abuse Prevention, Travel Safety, Church Safety Officer Training, Employment Practices Liability, and more. The ARM Speaker's Bureau features a wide range of risk management topics and utilizes experts who are employees, as well as others from outside of ARM.  
Job Opportunity - Camp Winnekeag
Camp Winnekeag is now accepting résumés for the following positions: Assistant Camp Ranger and Assistant Food Service/Housekeeping Director. We are looking for individual's who have a passion to serve others. The Assistant Ranger is a salaried employee and is required to live on site. The Assistant Food Service/Housekeeping Director is an hourly position based on certification status and needs to live within two hours of the camp. These positions can be filled by either a couple or as single individuals. Please send your résumé to Camp Winnekeag, 257 Ashby Rd., Ashburnham, MA 01430, by February 28, 2014, to be considered. If you have any questions, please call Roger at (978) 815-3377. 
November/December Poll
Please take a moment to respond to the November/December poll question on the Atlantic Union Web site: "How diverse is your congregation?"  Be sure to register your response. If you have a question that you would like us to consider using in our monthly poll, e-mail it to 
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In This Issue
Celebrating Christ
Find Teleka Benefit Concert
Eight Graduate at NETS
The Blueprint
GODencounters Retreat
Communication Workshop
ARM's Speakers Bureau
Job Opportunity
November/December Poll
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead
21:     Find Teleka Patrick Benefit
24:     Atlantic Union Office Closed
25:     Atlantic Union Office Closed
31:     Atlantic Union Office Closed

1:              Atlantic Union Office
4:              NAD Day of Prayer
8-18:         10 Days of Prayer
12-15:       Adventist Ministries
17-19:       GNYC Adventist Youth &
                 Leadership Congress
19-25:       Religious Liberty Week
24-Feb 2:  NAD Health Summit
30-Feb. 1: NNEC Art Clinic
31-Feb 2:  GODencounters 

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