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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

RESCHEDULED Valentine Concert & Dinner

Rescheduled Winter Classical Concert and Free Valentines Dinner - Come
an enjoy the works of great composers as the Eau Claire SDA Church will
hold its annual Winter Classical Concert on February 28 at 5:00 pm.  The
concert will be held at the Eau Claire SDA church which is located at
6562 Naomi Road in Eau Claire.  Immediately following the Winter
Classical Concert will be a FREE Valentine's Dinner provided by the Eau
Claire Critters Pathfinder Club (dinner donations are always accepted
but not expected).

Order Fresh Strawberries NOW!

Village Adventist Elementary School is trying to pull together a quick strawberry order for March. We must place the order by next Tuesday, March 3.

The price is $20 per flat, with 12 pints per flat, so $2.50 per box. you must order by the flat so if you can not use that many-check with friends or family and share!! The berries will arrive the week of March 9; we will update you with exact date when we have it.

Please don't delay call the VAES office to place your order by 3 p.m. on Monday, March 2. 269-473-5121 ext 10.

Niles-Westside Church Service for Feb. 28

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

February 28: Dave Gotshall, Guest Speaker

Village Church Service for Feb. 28

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: She Won't Back Up and She Won't Back Down."

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Monday, February 23, 2015

Eau Clair for February 28

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Susan Payne
Sermon Title:  Why Love an Angry God?

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Prepare EnrichTraining Seminar

MARCH 2 Deadline:  PREPARE-ENRICH TRAINING SEMINAR:  Learn how to administer, interpret and counsel with the most widely-used and researched premarital and marital inventories.  Sunday, March 8, 9:00 am -4:30 pm, Andrews Seminary, room S120.  Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Sue Murray at 470-6877, solutionseekers@sbcglobal.net, or submitting a registration form available at www.prepare-enrich.com .  Professionals $190, full time enrolled Andrews graduate students $145, Attending spouses $35 (with arrangements). Registration & payment (cash or check) deadline is Monday, March 1st.  Late registrations accepted with additional $10 fee for mailing materials. Future date: Sunday, April 12th.

Contact Susan Murray for more information at solutionseekers@sbcglobal.net or by calling 269-470-6877.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dowagiac Church Service for Feb. 21

Dowagiac SDA Church

410 Hill St.,

Dowagiac, MI 49047

 

Speaker: Ranko Stefanovic

Sermon Title: "Twofold Work of the Holy Spirit"

 

Church Service: 10:50 am

Sabbath School: 9:30 am

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MASDAC Presents: NIAD Sabbath

United Way Reading Day of Action - Volunteers Needed

Reading Day of Action - Sign up today!

United Way of Southwest Michigan and Honor Credit Union invite you to share your love of reading with a child!   On March 17th, we will take action to promote the positive impact reading has on our youth. This annual Reading Day of Action asks Pre K-5th grade classrooms from all corners of Berrien and Cass County to open its doors to our community and allow volunteers to share their love of reading.  Volunteers will be reading to over 10,000 children in one day! We ask you to do your part by raising awareness of the importance of reading on the development in a child's life.

Schools and Classrooms Sign up by Feb. 20th
Specify a time range you would like volunteers to come, you can even sign up a whole school! After that, United Way will coordinate volunteers to come to you! Volunteers will have a 15 minute appointment in the classroom. Though we strongly encourage volunteers to bring books we ask that classrooms have 5-6 books available just in case.

Volunteers Sign up by Feb. 27th
Volunteer from 9am-Noon or Noon-3pm. Typically you will read to multiple classrooms and are asked to bring an age appropriate book.  Teachers and students love to hear new books! Volunteers can sign up in a group of two or as a single. We will do our best to keep multiple volunteer groups from one company at the same school building.

Interested?
Go to www.uwsm.org/read to sign-up and to receive more information.
Questions?

Please contact Teri Cooper at teri.cooper@uwsm.org or via phone at 269-982-1700 ext. 22.

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 21

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

February 21: Adventurer Sabbath with Craig Harris, Speaker - "Ambassadors"

Village Church Service for Feb. 21

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Once Upon a Time... Father Knew Something."

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Eau Claire Church Service for Feb. 21

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "How Tall is Ya'll Towers"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am
 

Mission in Islam

Special Weekend Feb. 20 & 21

Next weekend will be a special weekend at the St Joseph Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Our guest speaker for the weekend will be Elder Petras Bahadur, General Conference Director of Adventist Muslim Relations.  Friday night there will be a presentation “Mission in Islam” from 7:00-8:30.  Sabbath morning there will be presentations during Adult Sabbath school (9:15) & the Divine Worship service (10:40).  Following potluck there will be two hours on training for Muslim outreach, including the testimony of two young women who converted from Islam to Adventism and role play on how to study with Muslims.  The St Joseph SDA Church is located at 1201 Maiden Lane, St Joseph MI. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Michiana Adventist Forum

Michiana Adventist Forum

The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church

Presented by

Meredith Jones-Gray
Professor of English
Andrews University

and

A Multidisciplinary Panel From
The Andrews University Community


Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm
February 21, 2015

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI


About the Program:

The program is planned as a conversation from a variety of perspectives about the millennial generation—its definition, its characteristics and its relationship to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

About the Participants:

Meredith Jones-Gray is chair and professor of English at Andrews University where she has taught since 1982. She holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Michigan.

Other participants are:

Karl Bailey, Coordinator, Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and Associate Professor of Psychology, Andrews University.

Nancy Carbonell, Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, and Associate Professor in Graduate Psychology and Counseling, Andrews University.

Jan Age Sigvartsen, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, SDA Theological Seminary, and Co-Author of Beyond Beliefs I.

Leanne Sigvartsen, Researcher, Project Manager and Co-Author of Beyond Beliefs I, and author of Religious Verbal Fluidity: What Nice Christian Folk REALLY Think...

Alisa Williams, Annual Giving Coordinator, Office of Development, Andrews University, and Spectrum’s Spirituality Editor.

Store Opening Celebration Invite


Bread 4 Life a 100% Organic & Gluten

Free Bakery will be celebrating its

Relocation/Grand Opening on

Monday, February 16th, 2015 from 9 am-6 pm at:

2454 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka IN

(in the Town & Country Shopping Centre).


All of Bread 4 Life Products are baked from scratch, with freshly milled flour, all natural, organic products and lots of love. At this Grand Opening There will be great tasting Healthy Breads, Cookies and Muffins etc with No Preservatives.
So you don't want to miss this exciting event.

DivorceCare for Kids, Divorce Care for Adults

DivorceCare for Kids and DivorceCare for Adults are now being offered free at the Village SDA Church every Tuesday, 6:30 pm. beginning this coming Tuesday, February 10. in the Fireside Room of Village. For 13 meetings the participants will learn how to cope with the pain of divorce. Parents and children will have separate classes. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Village Church Service for Feb. 14

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Men From Mars, Women From Venus, & Aliens at Home."

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 14

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

February 14: Pastor Bill Dudgeon, Speaker

There will be a fellowship lunch in the school gym after second service.
 

Chinese New Lunar Year Celebration

Happy Chinese New Lunar Year!  

In order to celebrate Chinese New Year and give you a good time at this most important Chinese holiday,  we would like to invite every Chinese student to come to our house in Feb 14, Saturday evening 5:00 pm for a banquet dinner, games and red envelope. 

Please wear red or vivid hot-color dresses. We may have a group pictures together to give the precious memories this year.  You do not need to bring any food.  We will prepare the authentic Chinese food  for you. 

Please refer to the following information as needed.

What:  Chinese New Year Celebration - Banquet Dinner, Games    Red Envelope , Prize Drawings and Movie.
When: 5:00 p.m., Saturday,  Feb 14
Where:  Chi's Residence,  2346 Crest Haven Blvd,  Berrien Springs. 
How:  Pickup at Lamson Hall,  4:30 pm. Phone: 817-648-5416 or 817-648-3799

Hope you have a warm and homey Chinese New Year holiday with good food, interactions, hilarious group games! 

If you are not a Chinese but wish to join us,  please contact us for further information and reservation.  

Blessings,


Hosted by Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) Sponsor/ Advisor
Dr. Jerry Chi
Dr.  Grace Chi

Winter Classical Concert & Free Valentine's Dinner

Winter Classical Concert and Free Valentines Dinner - Come an enjoy the
works of great composers as the Eau Claire SDA Church will hold its
annual Winter Classical Concert on February 14 at 5:00 pm.  The concert
will be held at the Eau Claire SDA church which is located at 6562 Naomi
Road in Eau Claire.  Immediately following the Winter Classical Concert
will be a FREE Valentine's Dinner provided by the Eau Claire Critters
Pathfinder Club (dinner donations are always accepted but not expected).

Monday, February 9, 2015

Michiana Fil- Am Worship Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be pastor Roy Castelbuono. Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am and the worship service begins at 11:20 am.

The church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

For more information visit us online: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm

Eau Clair for February 14

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Brandon Lubbert
Sermon Title:  "The Persistent Valentine"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CRAVE: How to get what you really want

An open discussion on desire and faith

When: February 6–March 6
Fridays and Sundays from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Open to the public

Free food and live music each night! We don't want anyone to miss out on this so if you need transportation let us know, we'll get you a ride. For AU students, you can get co-curricular credit for attending!! Discussion topics will include: The Mystery of Desire, Dreams Do Come True, Infinite Satisfaction, The Source of Addictions and others! If you need a ride or have any questions.. let us know!

RSVP here: https://facebook.com/events/809036042501063

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bread 4 Life Bakery Relocation

Bread 4 Life Bakery will be re-locating.  Please see the attachment for more information. 

Kingsway College Alumni Meeting

Calling ALL Kingsway College Alumni--Save the date:

Village Church for February 7

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Old Fogies in the Fast Lane."

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stronger than Before: A Gift of Hope

First Congregational Church UCC will host a benefit concert titled "Stronger than Before: A Gift of Hope" on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 2001 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The concert will feature uplifting music that is based on “HOPE” and will benefit two cancer organizations and a bereavement center, which provide needed services and support for people and their caregivers dealing with cancer and grief. We are supporting Handles of Hope, associated with the Marie Yeager Cancer Center of Lakeland HealthCare, Berrien County Cancer Services, and Lory’s Place Grief Healing and Education Center.

It is common for people to be affected by cancer, either in their immediate family or their circle of acquaintances. Paul Flyger, the church’s director of music ministry, says he is “excited to work on this project because it has potential to speak to anyone. My family was affected by my father’s battle with pancreatic cancer.”

First Congregational Church is indirectly connected to these organizations through three of its members: Lisa Bartoszek, director of Lory’s Place; Ruth Beach, founder of the Handles of Hope project; and David Resch, a volunteer for the annual bike ride at the Berrien County Cancer Services. The concert’s aim is both to support these organizations and to provide an opportunity to come together and celebrate the power of healing and joy generated by uplifting music.

The concert will include both choral and instrumental music and will feature the First Congregational Church Chancel Choir, under the direction of Stephen Zork and the Alleluia and Jubilate Ringers, under the direction of Paul Flyger. Guest musicians include Mike Perkins (alto saxophone) and Beth Oeseburg (violin) from Stevensville, Christina Gibson (flute) from Niles, and Janene Bergen-Bock (soprano) from Chicago. She will sing Olivia Newton-John’s “Stronger than Before,” the cover title for Newton-John’s album of inspiration and encouragement for women who have dealt with breast cancer, written after her personal cancer experience.

The local jazz combo, Jazzmin II, under the direction of Steven Reed, will perform three well-known tunes in a jazz setting.

The Andrews University Singers, under the direction of Stephen Zork, will perform the center piece of the program, “This House of Peace,” composed by Ralph M. Johnson and commissioned for the opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center (Portland, Oregon) in 2008. The words are from patients and family members, and the composition is dedicated to all healthcare givers.

The First Congregational Church UCC has served the St. Joseph community with music and other ministries for 160 years. Weekly Sunday worship is at 10:25 a.m. with childcare provided from 9:15 am. More information is available at www.fccstjoseph.org or 269-983-5519.

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 7

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

February 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Scrapbooking Together

Join other cardmakers and scrapbookers for an afternoon of fun on Sunday, February 22 from 1 to 5 pm in the PMC Commons. Bring the project you are working on and your favorite snack.  We provide free chocolate and prizes. You say "I'm not at cardmaker or scrapbooker but I need to sort pictures."  Bring your pictures and join us. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Counseling Services (available a bit longer)

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) still has openings for a number of new clients for a bit longer. Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by a trained mental-health professional.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

  • relationship issues
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • adjusting to changes
  • academic challenges
  • behavioral concerns
  • social skills problems
  • bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
  • parent-child conflict
  • many others

Counselors work with children, teens, or adults; with individuals, couples, or families.  We even have a play therapy room to accommodate young clients.  Therapy sessions are completely confidential.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

All Nations Church Service for Jan. 31

All Nations SDA Adventist Church
4259 East Snow Road
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
(269) 473-4400

January 31: Diversity Sabbath
Speaker: Elder Jay Gallimore

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 11 a.m.

Adventist Youth Program: 4:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry Meeting: 6:00 p.m.

A song for Haiti

Berrien Community is invited to a Fundraising Concert for Pregnant Haitian Women at the Berrien Springs United Methodist. All donations are tax deductible and will go towards a well established Health Center for Pregnant Women in Haiti.

310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Time: 5:00p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Ernst Jacques at 269-362-5703 for more info.

Eau Claire Church Service for Jan. 31

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Jason Johnson
Sermon Title:  "The Lion Roars"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Village Church for January 31

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: It Doesn’t Take An Expert"

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

CACTUSVILLE Children's Worship this Saturday!

CACTUSVILLE Children's worship returns this Saturday at 4pm at Andrews Academy. Open to kids K-5th grade to have a great time learning about God.  We'll have live music, puppets, stories, crafts, snacks and more!  Invite a friend!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FUNDRAISING/SCHOLARSHIP

3ABN  NEW RELEASE SPECIAL EDITION DVD/CD  

"HALLELUJAH WE'RE HOME AT LAST"

 

STUDENT FUNDRAISING

Information:

Phone: (269)815-5213

Cell: (269)338-6689

E-mail: anaporto1718@gmail.com

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Berrien Springs Camera Club Meeting

FROM:            Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:     Madeline Johnston
                        471-1109
                      

            The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and digital images submitted by members. The selected topics for the month include: 1) Chocolate and 2) Abandoned Buildings. Three additional categories are appropriate for all of our competitions: 1) Nature (nothing domesticated, nothing of a human origin), 2) Portraits, and 3) Open (any other subject).
            Chocoholics should have fun with this one. Images could include favorite places to eat the confection, pictures of goodies in shop windows, delicacies about to be consumed, and chocolate forms of assorted animals and buildings. The Abandoned Buildings category also has room for much imagination and creativity, as well as travel pictures, and variety from buildings of antiquity to modern slums.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Instructions for submitting images in digital form are available on the club’s Website: http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/.
            All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone who wishes to join may submit photos to the competition, up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Village Church for January 24

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - " S.O.S.: No Experimenting Allowed"

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Niles Westside Church for January 23

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

January 24: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker; Andrews Academy Band will provide the music.

Our annual Talent Night will be held at 5 p.m. at the church and school.

Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive

Neighbor to Neighbor is holding their annual food drive during January and February.  Please check the flyer for more information and how to donate.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Free Counseling Services

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) has openings for a number of new clients. Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by a trained mental-health professional.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjusting to changes
  • Academic challenges
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Social skills problems
  • Bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Many others

Counselors work with children, teens, or adults; with individuals, couples, or families.  We even have a play therapy room to accommodate young clients.  Therapy sessions are completely confidential.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

Andrews University Music and Worship Conference

February 26-28, 2015 will mark the 12th annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference. Hosted accross the University campus, this conference will provide biblically grounded training opportunities for church musicians, pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in worship ministry.

Our theological focus this year will consider biblical worship through the lens of the Book of Revelation. We're excited about our outstanding presenters, workshops and worship experience.

Complete information and registration is available at www.cye.org/mwc. We hope you can join us as we learn and worship together!

Friday, January 16, 2015

$200 Bonus at Fifth Third Bank

Get a $200 Bonus!!!
When you open a new personal or business checking account with qualifying activity.  Please contact Fifth Third Bank in Berrien Springs for additional information @ 269-473-2189.

Adventist Forum

Adventist Forum presents "The Psychology of a Peculiar People: Studies of Adventist Sabbath-Keeping and Other Distinctive Doctrines"by Dr. Karl Bailey, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Coordinator of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Andrews University.  The discussion will be on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Bailey did his undergraduate work at Andrews University, earning a BS degree in psychology and biology.  He then did graduate work at Michigan State University where he earned a Ph.D in cognitive psychology.  Dr. Bailey has an active research program and contributes regularly to the scholarly literature.  His research interests include:  Language and the Visual World, Visual Attention & Human Cognition; Religious Cognition; Self-Determination Theory; Research Self-Efficacy; Sabbath-Keeping Behavior; and Integration of Faith & Learning.

Karl was Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Rosemary Joy Bauer Bailey.  They have a daughter named Lilly.

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Emmanuel Quartet

The Emmanuel Quartet will be performing for vespers at the All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Curch on Friday, January 16, at 7 pm.  Please see poster for more details. 

Last-Day Events Young Adult Series

"LAST-DAY EVENTS" is the subject of an extended series being studied by the Young Adult Sabbath School at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8454 Kephart Lane, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.  Come join us for singing, prayer, and in-depth discussion.  If you have one, bring a copy of the Ellen White book titled Last Day Events.  For further information call Peter Mulenga at (269) 635-4648."

Village Church for January 17

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Joseph Reeves
Sermon - "Faith in a Faithless Generation"

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

The Village SDA Church is praising God for giving us a new Youth Pastor, Pastor Joseph Reeves

Background:
My wife Ruthie and I are glad to have arrived at Village where we will spend our 2nd year in marriage and many more to come. I’ve been in pastoral ministry for the past two and a half years ministering at Detroit Metro and South Lyon churches plus the recent Lakes Area plant. I left my home state of Washington in 2006 when I moved to Wisconsin to work as Bible worker and evangelist. After studying Theology and graduating from Southern Adventist University in 2011, I worked for Southern one year as Bible worker instructor and coordinator for SALT (Soul-winning and Leadership Training). So far, God’s people in Michigan have been a greater blessing to me than I’ve been to them. I expect more good times at Village and am eager to see what God has in store for all. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Diabetes Seminar

Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Reversal starts Tuesday, January 20, at 7 p.m. at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church.  For 10 weeks, learn how you can step away from the downward spiral of pre-diabetes and diabetes and enjoy a better quality of life.

 

  • Don't follow the crowd:  40% of adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Learn what pre-diabetes and diabetes are
  • Find out what the risk factors are and how they can be changed
  • Save money:  diabetics spend twice as much on health care as non-diabetics
  • Save your life:  reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Enjoy your life:  reduce your risk of depression
  • Learn tips to incorporate into your daily routine to manage your blood sugars
  • And lastly, find hope that Diabetes does not have to rule your life

 

The program is help weekly starting January 20 at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church at 410 Hill Street.

 

The program is conducted by the church's faith community nurse, Melody Wallace, RN.

 

This free seminar for the community does require pre-registration by January 18.  Call 269-782-0457 or email melody@dowagiacadventist.org.

Addiction Recovery Program Coming to Dowagiac

The Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church announces plans to provide recovery help for people challenged by harmful habits and addictions.  An introduction to Christ-centered recovery through The Journey to Wholeness 12 Step program will be presented at the church, Saturday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m.  Carrying the message and helping others through such a program will be theme of Ray Nelson's presentation, titled "Whatever It Takes."

All who attend will be blessed with greater understanding concerning the value of 12 Step addiction recovery meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  The meetings provide resources for people who need strength to break free from obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors which lead to harmful habits and addictions.  The power of any and all addictions (food, drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, etc.) can be broken through the Higher Power of Jesus Christ.

At 10:50, Nelson will be preaching.  His morning sermon is, "Where Is the Power?"  Family and friends of the Adventist Church and the recovery community are welcome to attend and participate in either or both of these presentations.  There is a free lunch planned between the two sessions.

 

The Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 410 Hill Street. 

Bucktown Ramblers @ Box Factory for the Arts

JOIN... The Bucktown Ramblers for a night of music!

A mix of bluegrass, celtic, country & cajun!

At The Box Factory for the Arts

Saturday, January, 17 at 7:30 p.m.

w/ Special Guest: Laura Whidden
 

We're proud to be involved in our community!

Appearances will be made by members of your Andrews University family:

Mathew Thornton, guitjo

William Navalon, viola & fiddle

Andrew Osano, cello

Niles Westside for January 17

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

January 17: Joseph Kidder, Speaker - Admirer or Devoted Follower?

Andrews Alumna to speak at MLK day

Andrews alumna Claudia Allen will be the main speaker for the Martin Luther King, Jr day at Southwestern Michigan College on Monday, January 19, 2015. She will speak at 12:45pm. 

For more information, visit: http://www.swmich.edu/news/claudia-allen-mlk

 

Nedley Depression Recovery seminar

Nedley Depression Recovery seminar starts this Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 pm in the Village Church Fireside Room. The class is every Thursday for 8 weeks. It's not too late to sign up.up by calling 471-7795. We've already ordered the materials, but can place another order on the night the seminar starts (receipt of the materials would then be a week after the seminar starts).

Creating Confident Caregivers class

Creating Confident Caregivers class starts tomorrow, January 13
Tuesdays, January 13-February 17
1:00-3:00 pm
Area Agency on Aging
2900 Lakeview Ave
St Joseph MI
Care for your family member is available free of charge while you attend the class.
Register with Tracy at 800-442-2803 or email tracymanning@AreaAgencyonAging.org

Life Resolutions Class

1. Many of us make New Year's resolutions or otherwise have goals that we find hard to complete or even get started.
Have you recently found yourself saying:
I wish I could . . .
Am I too old to . . .
Someday, maybe I'll . . .
My dream is to . . .
If only I could . . .
Am I too young to . . .
I always wanted to . . .
If I weren't so busy, I would . . . ?

Have you made a resolution to:
be healthier & physically fit
get out of debt
learn to play an instrument
write a book
have great relationships
read through the Bible in a year?

Join the Life Resolutions class Sundays for 3 months 10-11:30 am starting this Sunday, January 18
Village Church Fireside Room

635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Spring, MI 49103


Expreience weekly:
Support
Encouragement
Prayer
Coaching
Practical Tools for Success
Accountability
Transformation

Monday, January 12, 2015

Adventist Forum Presents Karl Bailey

The Psychology of a Peculiar People:
Studies of Adventist Sabbath-Keeping
and Other Distinctive Doctrines

presented by

Dr. Karl Bailey
Associate Professor of Psychology, and
Coordinator of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program
at  Andrews University,

Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm
January 24, 2015
Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University

About the Speaker


Dr. Bailey did his undergraduate work at Andrews University, earning a BS degree in psychology and biology.

He then did graduate work at Michigan State University where he earned a Ph.D in cognitive psychology.

Dr. Bailey has an active research program and contributes regularly to the scholarly literature.

His research  interests include:

Language and the Visual World,
Visual Attention & Human Cognition;
Religious Cognition;
Self-Determination Theory;
Research Self-Efficacy;
Sabbath-Keeping Behavior;
Integration of Faith & Learning

Karl was Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Rosemary Joy Bauer Bailey.  They have a daughter named Lilly.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Niles Westside Church Service for Jan. 10

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

January 10: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

A fellowship lunch will follow second service.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Grow Michigan

Grow Michigan, a conference-wide evangelism initia- tive, will be introduced by Elder Jim Howard, MI Con-ference Evangelism Coordinator, on January 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, to all area churches and pastors. Grow Michigan is the former Praise and Report annual meeting of the District 9. He will  also be preaching during both worship services here at Village. Plan to come to this important event and see how the Lord has blessed His work through evangelism. There will be a reception following, sponsored by the MI Conference.
For more information see the attachment.

Place: Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone 471-7795
Contact Person
Pastor Ron Kelly

Eau Claire Church Service for Jan. 10

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  " Soft on Crime: A Second Look at Jonah"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Berrien Springs Camera Club Jan. Meeting

 The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Wed., Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The program will be an inwardly focused one, trying to improve the images submitted for the club’s competitions every other month.

            One of the stated goals of the club is to help members improve their photographic skills. Three judges from outside come to judge the competitions, and members often wonder why a particular photo was rejected, or given fewer points than anticipated, or perhaps given an “honor” status. On the other hand, it is well recognized that judging art is very subjective. Most club members have had the experience of later resubmitting a rejected image and having it win honors.

            In January three artists/photographers will critique pictures and give reasons for how they would judge them if this were a competition. Members will join in and offer their observations and suggestions, too.

            Nathan Greene, world-renowned painter who lives and works locally, will be one of the judges. Another will be Breanna Bell, a Michiana photographer specializing in seniors, families, and babies. The third will be Emmanuel St. Cloud, a Berrien Springs photographer who specializes in events, portraits, and weddings.

            Each member may submit five images ahead for this critiquing session. Submission guidelines are on the club’s blog site:  http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/

            All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Praying & Fasting Initiative

Join us for Revival, Fasting, and Special Prayer

ASAP Ministries and the Fairplain, Coloma and Indonesian Seventh-day Adventist Churches are partners in the 2015 Praying & Fasting Initiative, January 7–17. 

We will meet Monday–Friday, 12:15–12:45 p.m. in the ASAP Meeting Room (105 S Cass St in Berrien Springs, 269-471-3026) and also nightly at 7 p.m. at the Fairplain Seventh-day Adventist Church (140 Seneca Rd in Benton Harbor, 269-926-8891).

In the evenings, Pastor Dan and Rose Augsburger will share their “Messages on Revival.”  Participants will be encouraged to fast corporately for 77 hours from noon on January 13 to 5 p.m. on January 16 (you can choose to fast from food, unhealthful food, media, etc.). Come pray with us!

10 Days of Prayer @ Michiana Fil-Am

Do you want to join with the worldwide Adventist family in asking God to manifest the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives? Join us for 10 Days of Prayer on this theme at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. each evening from Wednesday, January 7, through Friday, January 16. Various Fil-Am members will share brief messages on the Fruit of the Spirit each night before the prayer time.

The Michiana Fil-Am Church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Nedley Depression Recovery Seminar

Thursdays, starting January 15, 6:30 p.m.
Village Church Fireside Room

Free information session:
Sunday, January 4,3 p.m.
Village Church Fireside Room

Wait! Don’t be fooled by the name! Benefits of the seminar include:
Keeping Your Happy Switch Turned On
Improving Your IQ and EQ (emotional quotient)
Recovering from Depression and Anxiety

The brain is the most complex organ in the body, so it stands to reason that there are many contributors to maintaining mental health and to the development of mental health problems.
* Understand nutritional secrets to improve mood
* Recognize and correct distorted thoughts
* Overcome addictions
* Treat depression through lifestyle changes
* Improve spiritual health

Dr. Nedley has researched the epidemic of depression sweeping society. He has discovered that one in three patients seeking medical help is plagued by depression. Through his ongoing study of the current scientific research related to diseases of the mind, combined with years of clinical experience, Nedley committed himself to finding the root causes of depression rather than just anesthetizing the symptoms with medicine. Neil Nedley is a full-time physician who practices acute internal care medicine. He is an experienced national and international speaker.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Concert at South Bend First Church

Singer/songwriters Matt and Josie Minikus are joining us from the beautiful state of Oregon for a concert on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5 p.m. Their concert will be about an hour in length and be a special time to connect together and reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please come and bring your friends!

The concert will be held at South Bend First Church, 1936 E Altgeld, South Bend IN 46614.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Season of Prayer

Seasons of Prayer Schedule
Plan now to give yourself the best Christmas gift of all:  a re-energized daily walk with Jesus beginning today, December 27 to January 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Village Family Center, with Dr. Conrad Vine, AFM President.  These are the following topics that will help you experience God’s faithfulness in keeping His promises. May you choose to avail of this opportunity to experience the Living Word of God!


.Sabbath Evening - Help! Which Bible Version Should I use?
.Sunday - “Before We Even Open the Bible”
.Monday - “A Good Starting Point: Asking the Right Questions”
.Tuesday - “Sitting Under the Word of God: A Reflec-tive Reading”
.Wednesday - “Roadmaps for Study Planning for Personal Study”
.Thursday - “Which Prophecies Apply Today?”
.Friday - “Different Texts: Different Rules of Engagement”
.Sabbath Evening - Communion Service


Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795
 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Free Counseling Services

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) has openings in January for a number of new clients (but interested individuals may call now and leave a confidential voicemail to get on the waiting list). Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by an experienced supervisor.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

  • relationship issues
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • adjusting to changes
  • academic challenges
  • behavioral concerns
  • social skills problems
  • bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
  • parent-child conflict
  • many others

Counselors work with children, teens, or adults; with individuals, couples, or families.  We even have a play therapy room to accommodate young clients.  Therapy sessions are completely confidential.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CUC Announces Name Change

Canadian University College announced yesterday it will officially change its name to Burman University on May 1, 2015. To read more, visit their website.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Request from Adventist Forum

Dear supporter,

For the last ten years, the Michiana Adventist Forum has been sponsoring scholarly presentations, thought-provoking discussion, and even occasional debate, with featured scholars and researchers from both the local area and further abroad.

In the past, we largely arranged for speakers who were in town and on someone else’s travel budget, since we were working on such a “shoe string” budget. In order to provide the richest intellectual experience possible, we now occasionally also arrange for speakers who require travel and lodging compensation. These new travel costs, along with the rental fees for equipment and venue, make up the majority of our expenses. Last year, however, the Forum Board voted to expand our operation by paying a $250 honorarium for each program presented as a gesture of gratitude. With these new policies in place, our expenses began exceeding the occasional contributions received. Accordingly, we are now writing to ask for your assistance in covering the costs of the Michiana Adventist Forum’s continued operation.

Though we have enjoyed the past ten years of intellectual enrichment from the Michiana Adventist Forum with minimal outlay of funds, the Forum’s continuation at the same level of excellence depends upon our willingness to support this program as a team. We encourage you at this time to consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Michiana Adventist Forum in order to enable it to continue as a major intellectual medium within our academic community. Thank you for your continued support and attendance.

Sincerely,

Art Robertson, president
Michiana Adventist Forum


Contributions should be addressed to the Michiana Adventist Forum, PO Box 417, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

The Michiana Adventist Forum is a 501 (c) (3) Michigan nonprofit corporation. Our Federal ID Number is
26-2379144.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cook Nuclear Plant Supports Village School

Mr. Aaron Koleda, Village Adventist Elementary School Technology Director, has a vision for computer science education.  His passion is evident as he works with students to generate excitement and motivation to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM subjects).  Mr. Koleda recently set up an Adopt-A-Classroom website to reach out to the community for support of Computer Science Education Week, which is Dec. 8-12.  His dream was to participate in the national effort for students to learn basic programming skills.

Danielle Burgoyne and Irene Weaver, employees at Cook Nuclear Plant, were searching for a community outreach program, and came across Mr. Koleda’s website.  These ladies are part of the group Women in Nuclear (WIN), and have been selling candy at the plant to raise funds, which would promote STEM subjects.  Danielle and Irene presented to the Village School 5th-8th grade students 5 Sphero robots, which are programmable balls created by Orbotix.  The student response was amazing as they cheered and shouted! 

Mr. Koleda will be using these robots to teach programming to students in grades K-8 the week of Dec. 8, as they participate in the Hour of Code event that is taking place nationwide. This week, across over 150 countries, millions of people and students will try out computer programming for the first time. Anyone can learn to code! The goal is for millions of students to give it a try.

Danielle and Irene also announced that Cook Nuclear has purchased a 3D printer for the technology program.  The 3D printer will arrive in February 2015. 

On behalf of the Village School technology program and our students, thank you Danielle and Irene, WIN, and Cook Nuclear.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Eau Claire for December 13

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Amy Moreno
Sermon Title:  "Bible Alive"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Instruments needed for mission field

Music teacher going to work in Ethiopia needs music instruments and books for beginner to level 3. If you have an instrument that is donatable (not piano), please call for more information.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Village Church for December 6

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Sermon Title - "Profiles of Christmas: Who's Holding the Baton?"
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

A Thinking Generation

Author, speaker and child development researcher Joshua White will present a seminar entitled “A Thinking Generation” at the Hartford Seventh-day Adventist Church, December 6, beginning at 10:50 a.m. and continuing through vespers, with potluck lunch and supper.

Through research, brain science and the study of child development, this important seminar gives a wealth of insights on how to best work with the developing mind. A fascinating topic for all ages but of special interest to parents of young children.

Click the link below for program details and schedule.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Open House

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Joy Bringers Bell Choir Christmas Concert

The Joy Bringers Bell Choir will perform its annual Christmas concert December 6 at 7 pm, at the Berrien Springs First United Methodist Church. Several Andrews University staff and students play in this community choir, directed by Karol Kesterke. Come enjoy the music of the bells!

Monday, November 24, 2014

United Way #GivingTuesday

United Way is driving change in your community. Across the country, we're working every day to ensure every child has a quality education, every family has a stable income, and all Americans enjoy good health.

Join Us! Give Back to Your Community this #GivingTuesday.

So what can you do? Here are three ways to give back on Giving Tuesday:
Give Your Voice. Share why you give back and upload your UNselfie to social media. Use hashtags #unselfie and #liveunited. Learn more in the #UNselfie toolkit.
Give Your Time. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank. Find your local food bank.
Give Your Treasure. Give $10 to fight food insecurity and help solve hunger in your community. Give local

Attachments

ABC Christmas Sale

The ABC will be having a Christmas sale from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 7. 

Turkey Trot Run/Walk

HAPPY THANKS GIVING!

All Nations SDA Church welcomes everyone to our "Annual Turkey Trot".  This is a Run/Walk to raise money for gift/food baskets for the needy during the holiday season. All are welcome to participate in this family friendly event to help the needy while also enabling you to exercise before your Thanksgiving Feast.

Location:  4259 E. Snow Rd, Berrien Springs, MI, 49103.  Time:  8-10am.  Date: 27th Nov. 2014.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Apple Pies for Sale

There is still time to order Apple Pies.  We have extended the deadline to 9 pm Saturday night.  I'm sure you need a few more for just that special occaision!  If you forget to order, then come by on Sunday November 23rd as we will be making a few extra.  Thank you for your support.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Indy Refugee Christmas Mission Trip

Indy Refugee Christmas Mission Trip (December 6)—Join ASAP Ministries in outreach to the refugees from Burma on December 6 in Indianapolis, IN. The day will include worship, authentic Burmese food, and home visits to refugees in need. Please contact ASAP Ministries for more details and to RSVP (269-471-3026 or office@asapministries.org).  If you can't make it but want to be part of this special Christmas project, you may donate rice, noodles, canned Asian veggies, soy sauce, new socks, blankets, hats, mittens, and scarves (for kids). Please have your donations delivered by December 2 to ASAP Ministries at 105 S Cass St, Berrien Springs (across from Village Hardware's main entrance).  ASAP will accept money donations as well so we can purchase enough to complete the gift baskets.  We hope to see you on this Christmas Mission Trip to Indy!

Berrien Springs Camera Club December Meeting

 The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union in Berrien Springs. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and projected digital images submitted by members.
            The selected topics for the month are 1) Neighborhoods and 2) Trees. An additional three are acceptable for any of the competitions: 1) Portraits, 2) Nature (showing nothing of human origin or domesticated), and 3) Open (anything else). The Neighborhood category can include anything that speaks of community, neighborliness, places or events that make an area a neighborhood. It will take some creativity to find a unique shot for Trees—a forest, a close-up, a lone tree on a hillside, etc.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted; digital images must be submitted four days in advance, following instructions on the club’s blog:  http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/
            All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone planning to join may submit images for the competition according to the blog instructions. Refreshments will be served.

Latest Release from Your Story Hour

Your Story Hour releases its newest album "Exciting Events" just in time for Christmas.  Can be purchased at Your Story Hour or the ABC.

Memorial Service for Phillip Riess

A Celebration of a Life Well Lived
Phillip Riess fell asleep in Jesus, Monday, November  17. Phillip is a builder and has built many houses in the Berrien area. His family donated a part of our church known as the Riess Chapel. On Sunday, November 23,10:00 a.m. there is a viewing in the Village Church Sanctuary, followed by a funeral service and a celebration of his life at 11:00 a.m. To the Riess family, we look forward on that great resurrection day. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

An obituary for Phillip can be found here.


Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spirit of Christmas in Downtown Berrien Springs

SuperHealth Fair This Sunday!

Come to this year’s SuperHealth Fair and take control of your health by receiving free health screenings and valuable education! The SuperHealth Fair will be Sunday, November 23, from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Gym.

The following FREE screenings will be offered: dental, speech and language, hearing, blood sugar and blood pressure! There will also be fun health-related activities for kids and valuable health education for the family.

This year’s fair is sponsored by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Celebration Health, Lakeland HealthCare, Enactus at Andrews University, and University Family Dentistry. Be sure to take charge of your health and be a superhero for health at this year’s SuperHealth Fair Sunday, November 23!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Boxes

The PMC Evergreen Pathfinder Club has been ogverwhelmed by the response of how many families need a food basket this Thanksgiving.  If you have been blessed, please plan to bring a box of food to Pioneer Memorial Church this Sabbath to help supply resources for the thanksgiving boxes.  Many Thanks.

 

PMC Evergreen Pathfinder Club.

Public Safety Talk

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FORTIFY Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 


Ceramics Exhibition to Support Craft Emergency Relief Fund featuring over 50 internationally recognized ceramic artists

Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 12, 2014

 


FORTIFY is an exhibition of ceramic artwork being held at Schaller Gallery in Saint Joseph, Michigan from November 20, 2014 through December 19, 2014.  The gallery will donate 20% of sales to Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), a non-profit organization providing direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

 

There will be a Preview Party at Schaller Gallery on the evening of Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 5-9pm.  The exhibition will go live online Thursday, November 20th at Noon EST.  Link to exhibition: FORTIFY

 

Attached, please see high quality images along with their corresponding details.  Please feel free to pick and choose images.

 


www.schallergallery.com

Journey CD Release Concert

On Saturday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m., Journey Ministries will perform a CD release concert at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. The concert will include songs from our second album "Journey Reunion Live" as well as new selections. Spread the news and pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work at this concert. CDs will be on sale following the event for a recommended donation of $15. (However, donations of any amount will be accepted toward the end.)  A love offering will also be collected to support our self-supporting ministry. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Gift Market & Food Drive

Holiday Gift Market & Food Drive
Chan Shun Hall
Sunday November 16
Noon-5pm

Interested in unique, hand-crafted gifts for the holidays? Come to the Holiday Gift Market on Sunday, November 16 from 12-5 pm at Chan Shun Hall. Approximately 20 crafters and artists will be offering a wide variety of items, including scarves, shawls, hats, bags, photography, picture frames, ornaments, wood toys, cards, hand painted signs and decor, natural shaving and skincare products, gift tags, live plant decor, among others!

During the market, the campus Enactus team will be organizing a food drive to benefit local food banks. So if you are able, please consider dropping off some non-perishable foods at their table before you do your shopping.

There will be fun activities for the kids to enjoy, too!

For further information, contact Rebecca Turk at unendingwonder@gmail.com or Diane Helbley at simplestirrings@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Huge need for Winter clothings

Greetings from the Office of International Student services, Andrews University. Winter is just around the corner and many of our international students are not used to it. Many of them come with little or no preparation for it. So, we are soliciting from you winter clothings (jackets, gloves and hats) and winter boots. If you have gently used ones that you plan to give away or replace this winter, we will be glad to receive them from you and pass them on to our neediest students.

You may drop them off in the Student life department in the Campus Center building between 9 - noon and 1:30 - 5 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 5 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. On Fridays, we are open from 9 am - noon.

If you have donations that need to be picked up, please call us at (269) 471 6395.

Thank you so much for your generosity and we want to thank you in anticipation of these gifts.

God bless you and have a blessed season of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

Chef Mark Anthony at Village Church

Chef Mark Anthony will be at the Village Church on November 15 during worship services and vespers. On the following day, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. there will be a free vegetarian dinner and a live performing arts cooking show. His topics include "Weight Loss," Lower Cholesterl," and Increase Energy." If you plan to stay for Sabbath dinner, please bring food to share.
Place: Village SDA Church
           635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person: Elizabeth Tan
Phone: 471-7795

About Chef Mark Anthony

My name is Mark Anthony and I have traveled across the country doing hundreds of healthy cooking shows in every state in the country including Hawaii. Alaska is my last state and they're booked for October 2011. I also do regular cooking shows on 3ABN Worldwide Television.
Over the past few years, I have lost 80 pounds! I have also dropped my cholesterol from 263 down to 118, and I have never felt better! It is all from living a vegan lifestyle. That's what I teach at my live cooking shows; How to cook healthy and save money doing it. It's not mysterious or difficult and I want people to know that it is realistic.
I have also enclosed a couple of articles from the dozens of writings that have been done about these amazing accomplishments. The country is really into the healthy lifestyle right now.
I also want to mention that I do these events for FREE. That's right, totally FREE. It's free for the people attending, and it's free for the facilities conducting these events. I have done these events at hospitals, churches, senior centers, universities, and local conventions.
This is all about teaching the community about how to get healthy and stay healthy. It's about motivating them off all the processed food and chemicals that cause killer diseases such as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, and getting back to the healthy lifestyle we used to have here in America.
My shows are a fun and exciting program. I cook everything right in front of the crowd, while teaching principles of healthy cooking. I do watermelon sculptures and even paint eight foot paintings with my hands. It's not your ordinary boring cooking class. I also illustrate the connection between body, mind, & spirit. It is actually proven that when we get physically healthier, we also get mentally healthier, and that we also have better spiritual connections. It's so amazing how our bodies are connected in so many different ways.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner and Documentary

A Delightful Vegetarian Thanksgiving. Join us on Sunday November 16th at 5pm for dinner and a documentary.

  • Mouth-watering recipes,
  • Delicious dishes for holiday health
  • A feature film on food and sugar.

Pre-registration is required: Call 269-332-0898 or email health@fairplainadventist.org.

Location
Edith B. Garrett School
140 Seneca Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

All Nations Youth Day

Old Rugged Cross Concert

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Old Rugged Cross Concert by “Dan Hays Ministries” will provide a selection of Traditional Christian hymns, Contemporary Gospel, Southern Gospel, Country and Old Classics.  He is bringing members of his family to perform with him on some of his songs.  If their voices have the same mellow timbre as his, the concert will be a real pleasure and will have a little something for everyone.
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The village of Pokagon is located about half way between Niles and Dowagiac.  The church’s address is 61041 Vermont St in the Village of Pokagon, 1/4 mile east of M-51 and 12 a block south of Pokagon Highway.  There is no charge for the concert; however, a free-will offering will be used to further the restoration of the building to its 1876 - 1914 church era appearance.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Old Rugged Cross Hymn Sing
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A Hymn Sing will begin at 6 p.m., giving the public a chance to sing some of their old favorite hymns.  The village of Pokagon is located about half way between Niles and Dowagiac.  The church’s address is 61041 Vermont St in the Village of Pokagon, 1/4 mile east of M-51 and 12 a block south of Pokagon Highway.  A free-will offering will be used to further the restoration of the building to its 1876 - 1914 church era appearance.

Journey Ministries Concert and CD

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 5:30pm Journey Ministries will be having their CD release concert at the Pioneer Memorial Church. The concert will include songs from our second album "Journey Reunion Live" as well as new selections. Spread the news and pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work at this concert. CD's will be on sale following the event for a recommended donation of $15. (However, donations of any amount will be accepted towards the end.)  A love offering will also be collected to support our self-supporting ministry. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Journey CD Release Concert

On Sabbath, November 15, 2014 at 5:30pm Journey Ministries will be having their CD release concert at the Pioneer Memorial Church. The concert will include songs from our second album "Journey Reunion Live" as well as new selections. Spread the news and pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work at this concert. CD's will be on sale following the event for a recommended donation of $15. (However, donations of any amount will be accepted towards the end.)  A love offering will also be collected to support our self-supporting ministry. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers and cardmakers bring your projects to the PMC Commons on Sunday, November 16, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.  Bring your favorite snack and enjoy prizes drawing  while working on your projects. Hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Great Controversy Tour

2015 Great Controversy Tour, July 17-30, 2015, with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany and France.  Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information and full itinerary email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624. 

Suffering and the Search for Meaning

Adventist Forum presents "Suffering and the Search for Meaning" by Dr. Richard Rice from the School of Religion at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, on Sabbath, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Rice graduated from Andrews University with an MDiv and went on to earn an MA and PhD in Christian theology from the University of Chicago. He served as a church pastor and taught at La Sierra University before moving to Loma Linda University where he is professor of religion in the School of Religion. He teaches graduate courses and seminars dealing with the theology of suffering, science and religion, and other topics.

He has published several books including "The Reign of God: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective" published by Andrews University Press. This is a textbook for college religion classes. In 1980 he published what has proved to be a somewhat controversial book in Adventist circles. It was originally published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association under the title "The Openness of God: The Relationship of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will." However, the publisher stopped distributing the book before the production run was exhausted. It was subsequently republished by Bethany House as "God’s Foreknowledge & Man’s Free Will."

Rice is credited with introducing the term “open theism” into theological discourse. He has published a number of other books including: "When Bad Things Happen to God’s People," Reason and the Contours of Faith," "Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Finding New Love for the Church," and "Ministry Healing: Toward a Theology of Wholeness and Witness."

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