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Rhoda Ann Williams Celebrates 107 Years
Rhoda Ann Williams celebrated her 107th birthday on February 15. 
Rhoda Ann Williams, an extraordinary woman who has led a long and accomplished life, celebrated her 107th birthday on February 15.

Williams was born in 1907 in the Parish of St. James, Jamaica, West Indies. As a young woman she married Thomas Williams and to this union they were blessed to have nine children, five who survived to adulthood. They fought hard times together raising five children who are all successful in their endeavors.

She relocated to Montego Bay and was employed as a nanny. She was also an entrepreneur who operated a small business where she prepared food and confections for sale.

Upon hearing the Seventh-day Adventist message, Williams surrendered her heart and was baptized in the Glendevon church in Jamaica, West Indies. In August 1970, Rhoda Williams migrated to Brooklyn, New York, where she became a member of the Hanson Place church. She later changed her membership to the Flatbush church and has been a member there for 35 years.

A vigilant missionary, Williams never misses an opportunity to minister to young children, teenagers, and adults. Her family includes her five children, as well as her 32 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Williams' longevity is attributed to her positive philosophy and principles, and she has been strongly committed to maintaining the highest level of spirituality and family life.

--Lois Hardware, communication coordinator, Flatbush church

Prison Ministries Training - February 28 to March 2
Prison Ministries Training begins today February 28 and goes until March 2, at Camp Berkshire, 680 Berkshire Rd., Wingdale, NY 12594 (845) 832-6681). The keynote speaker is J. Alfred Johnson II, North American Division Adult Ministries director. The event is hosted by the Northeast Prison Ministries Atlantic Union Conference.

Atlantic Union Conference Band & Science Clinic Concert in Brockton, Massachusetts - March 1
Students from the six conferences in the Atlantic Union arrived in Brockton, Massachusetts, beginning on February 26 to participate in the Atlantic Union Conference 2014 Band and Science Clinic.

The students will be in concert on Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brockton Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, 235 Court Street, Brockton MA 02302, (508) 588-8436.

You are invited to stop by and attend the concert if you are in the area, and bring a friend with you. Admission is free.  

The event is sponsored by the Atlantic Union Conference Office of Education.

South Lancaster Village Church Sesquicentennial - April 25-26
April 30, 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the organization of the Village Church in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.

They will celebrate the sesquicentennial on April 25-26 at the church on 75 Sawyer St., South Lancaster, MA 01561.

The weekend speakers include Daniel Jackson, North American Division president, and Bill Knott, Adventist Review editor, with musical guest John Lomacang, from Illinois.

Vespers on Friday begins at 7:00 p.m. The services on Sabbath begin at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, visit  www.villagesdachurch.org or call (978) 365-2754.
AUC 2014 Homecoming - April 25-26
This year's AUC Homecoming will be held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebrations on April 25-26 at the Village Church, 75 Sawyer Street, South Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Join us for worship, fellowship, and to hear the messages from speakers Bill Knott, Adventist Review editor, on Friday night, and Dan Jackson, North American Division president, on Sabbath morning.

For more information, visit the alumni Web site: alumniofauc.com and the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlumniofAUC 


Presentations from Theology of Ordination Study Committee Now Online
All 28 presentations from the January Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) meetings are now exclusively available online at the Archives and Statistics TOSC page.

Click here for the North American Division Theology of Ordination Study Committee presentations
Atlantic Union ASI Spring Conference - May 2-4
The Atlantic Union Conference ASI Spring Conference is scheduled for May 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport, Rhode Island.

The speakers for the conference are Ty Gibson and John Bradshaw.

ASI Atlantic Union is one of nine regional ASI chapters in the North American Division. Its members are specifically committed to supporting outreach programs in health, education, evangelism, community services, family concerns, and other special projects in and around the Atlantic Union Conference.

For more information and to register for the event, visit www.asiatlanticunion.org 
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. 
More Events in Date Order
Northeastern Conference Music Conference: "How Firm a Foundation: Understanding the Role of Music in Worship," March 14-15 at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Presented by the Northeastern Conference Ministerial Department. Click HERE for more information, or visit the

Union Springs Academy Campus Renovation Week, March 16-21. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed. For more information and to register as a volunteer, visit www.unionspringsacademy.org. 

Atlantic Union Conference Adventist Youth Ministries Compassion Annual Rally in Portland Maine,
March 21-13. For more information, visit the Web site: auyouth.com or the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AtlanticUnionAdventistYouthMinistries
The Bay Knoll school is celebrating a legacy that spans more than 100 years,
March 22. All former students and teachers are invited to attend. The Bay Knoll school was formerly called Browning and later Culver school. For more information, contact Ms. Rowe, principal, (585) 467-2722 or e-mail suprisedi@aol.com. www.bayknollschool.org


Southern New England Conference Women's Ministries One-day Retreat
, March 22 at Camp Winnekeag in Ashburnham, MA. For more information, and to register, visit www.adventsource.org. 

Northern New England Conference Music Clinic 2014, April 3-5 at Pine  Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Rd., Freeport, ME 04032. For more information, visit www.nnec.org.


Greater New York Conference Youth Ministries Department presents
The Risen, April 19 & 20 at Camp Berkshire, 680 Berkshire Rd., Wingdale, NY 12594. The Tabernacle will be on display. For more information, visit www.gnycyouth.com. 


Barry Black, chaplain of the United States Senate, at Utica International church, 1123 Herkimer Rd., Utica, NY on May 3. For more information, call (315) 429-9399.

Bronx-Manhattan school invites all alumni, teachers, and staff to Homecoming Sabbath, May 17 at 1440 Plimpton Ave., Bronx, NY 10452. RSVP: (718) 588-7598. Stay connected on Facebook: search for Bronx-Manhattan S.D.A. School Alumni Association.

Save the date for the CVL Fair, July 6 at Camp Victory Lake, 277 Crum Elbow Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Hosted by the Northeastern Conference administration and Camp Development Committee. For more information, call (718) 296-8006. 
February/March Poll Question
The February/March poll question on the Atlantic Union Web site: "In an average day, how often do you make time to have a session of prayer?"  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 communication@atlanticunion.org. 
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 (443) 453-0034. Code: 579007#.     

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In This Issue
Celebrating 107 Years
Prison Ministries Training
Band & Scienc Clinic
Village Church Anniversary
AUC 2014 Homecoming
TOSC Presentations
ASI Spring Convention
Job Opportunity
More Events
February/March Poll
Wednesday Morning Prayer


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What's Ahead
26-Mar 1:  Atlantic Union Band &
                  Science Clinic
28-Mar. 2   Prison Ministries Training

6-8:          NYC Choral Music Festival
8:             USA Home & School
15:           Edward D. Herndon
                Memorial Benefit Concert
22:           Bay Knoll School
                Celebrating 100 Years
16-21:      USA Campus Renovation

3-5:          NNEC Music Clinic
13:           NYC Constituency
19-20:     GNYC Passion Play: The
25-26:      South Lancaster Village
                Church Sesquicentennial

2-4:          ASI Spring Conference
3:              Barry Black at Utica
                 International Church
16-18:      GNYC Men's Prayer
17:            GNYC Bronx-Manhattan
                 Homecoming Sabbath

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