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Friday, October 24, 2014

Berrien Springs Camera Club November 5

FROM:            Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:    Madeline Johnston
                        471-1109
                       

     The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at its usual venue, the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The presenter will be Sharon Prest Ullom, who for several years has taught in the Digital Media and Photography Department of Andrews University.  From her perspective of working with many different digital-imaging programs and with many students, she will give an overview of both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. This will help photographers who are trying to decide between the two, or who maybe wish to use both for different features.
     All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All Nations for October 25

All Nations SDA Church Service, October 25, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Errol McLean
Sermon Title: "Resurrection Power"

Candlelight Vigil for Ebola and Cancer

The First Haitian American Seventh-Day Adventist Group is having a Prayer Vigil on October 25 from 8:00p.m until 11:15p.m on behalf of those diagnosed with Ebola and Cancer across the world. 

Village Church for October 25

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Skip MacCarty
Sermon Title - How Should a Christian Relate to Divorce?

Sabbath Vespers: 6:00 p.m. Village Church Family Center
Questions & Answers about relating to people of divorce
Panel Member: Roy Gane, Skip & Lyn MacCarty, Clyde & Melissa Morgan, & Thomas Shepherd


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

Eau Claire for October 25

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

Sabbath Speaker: Susan Payne
Sermon Title:  "What are the Chances?"

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

Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Concert at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 25

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra present their fall concert under the direction of Claudio Gonzalez.  They will perform Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony in E minor, Op. 64 in addition to Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82, featuring Carla Trynchuk on the violin.

 

TICKETS REQUIRED: General Admission $5, Faculty/Staff $3, Students & Seniors $3, Children 12 & Under Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School International Food Fair

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Men's Choral Invitational

Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 at the Howard Performing Arts Center

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

Sunday, November 2, at 4 p.m., will be an afternoon of world music at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage when The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, direct from Dakar, Senegal, offers its blend of magnificent masses, interpretations of gospel spirituals, and traditional African songs. Local youth choir All God’s Children will sing on two musical selections and during a special pre-show lobby performance at 3:30.

Andrews University students, faculty, and staff receive a special $9 ticket price! Without the Andrews discount ticket prices range between $15-$25. Tickets available at www.lmcmainstage.org, at 269-927-1221 from 2-6 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and one hour before show time.

 

Second Sunday Concert: Chi Yong Yun, piano and Si-Yan Li, cello

Concert at 4:00pm on Sunday, November 9

November's Second Sunday concert features Si-Yan Li on cello, accompanied by Chi Yong Yun on piano.

The Second Sunday Concert Series is a collaboration between WAUS 90.7 FM, the Andrews University Department of Music, and the Howard Performing Arts Center. These afternoon chamber music recitals are a continuation of the Second Sunday Concerts held at Fernwood Botanical Gardens during the summer months. The Second Sunday Concerts at the Howard Center run from October through April and feature Andrews University faculty and local musicians.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Howard Center Presents...Charles & Julie Reid

Concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 15

Love is a most notorious subject matter for poets and musicians. This fall, join Charles Reid, Director of Vocal Studies at Andrews University, as he shares a fun evening with the love of his life, Julie Reid. Come journey with them as they explore the wonderful complexities of love. Recognized as one of his generation's leading lyric tenors, Charles has sung on many of the world's most famous stages, including nine seasons with New York's Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Theater an der Wien, Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Spoleto USA, Glimmerglass, and Central City. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, mezzo-soprano Julie has concertized around the world with her husband. Since moving to Berrien Springs, she has become a regular in the concert scene of Southwest Michigan.

TICKETS REQUIRED: Reserved Seating $10, Students are Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Sacred Vocal Christmas Concert

Concert on November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center

Students of Andrews University vocal instructor Charles Reid present a Christmas concert featuring sacred works.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 LUC Campus Catalyst

Link:  http://eepurl.com/5JdyL

2014 LUC Campus Catalyst Training is being offered for launching, growing, and sustaining Adventist Public Campus Ministry.  Training will be provided by seasoned campus minister, Ron Pickell, North American Division Coordinator for Adventist Public Campus Ministries through Adventist Christian Fellowship.

Date:  October 31-November 2
Location:  North Shore Adventist Academy Gymnasium.
Address:  5220 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL  60625

Registration:  $25 for everyone. The first 50 registrants get the Catalyst kit free. After that, the kit is $50 extra to be paid upon arrival if some one wants one. This extra is not to be paid with the $25 registration fee as the money goes to different places.

Meals: All Sabbath meals are included in the fee. Sunday morning will have a snack. Friday supper is up to the registrant to figure out.

Lodging: The gymnasium is free for anyone to camp out in. There are bathrooms and showers. This is the lodging that is encouraged. However, if someone really doesn’t want to and they have the money, there is an option 2.

Lodging Option 2:  There are rooms set aside at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore/Skokie. This is located about 2 miles from the Academy. 

The Price Breakdown is as Follows:

Single Occupancy - $108.41/person ($216.82 for two nights)
Double Occupancy -  $56.94/person ($113.88 for two nights)
Triple Occupancy - $39.79/person ($79.58 for two nights)
Quadruple Occupancy - $31.21/person ($62.42 for two nights)

To register, email Carol Driver or call at 630-856-2857. Or Register Online.

If you have questions, contact Tony Hunter.

All Lake Union ACF Groups, or College/University students not attending an Adventist school are invited.

Call for Papers

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 on the campus of Andrews University. Faculty and students are encouraged to present at the conference, which has over 30 sections in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

The call for papers has been issued and abstracts will be accepted until December 3, 2014. Please view the instructions below:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to our themichiganacademy.org and click on the blue tab labeled "Conference" at the top of the page. Under the Conference tab are links to the Call for Papers, Section Information, etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2014. If you submit an abstract by 12/3/14, you will have a chance to win free conference registration ($65 value for faculty/others or $75 for students).

SUBMIT A 200 WORD ABSTRACT: Note: We are using a new abstract submission system. If you had a login/password in previous years, it will not work. You will need to create a login/password in the new system.
Use this link to submit your abstract or go to themichiganacademy.org and select "Submit Your Abstract" on the left toolbar.

PROGRAM: Over 30 sections (disciplines) in the sciences, humanities and social sciences are holding programs. Follow the link under Call for Papers to see all sections.

PRESENTERS: Primarily higher education faculty, administrators, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students. (Undergrads must have faculty sponsors!).

Also invited to present papers: employees of non-profit and for-profit research organizations, public libraries, governmental agencies, K-12 faculty/administration, etc.

SPECIAL BENEFIT: Abstracts of papers presented at the conference are published in our interdisciplinary, academic journal, "Michigan Academician."

Niles Westside Adventist Church Oct. 25

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.

October 25: Dr David Jamieson, Guest Speaker - Extreme Servolution--creating a revolution in your community through extreme service

The lead pastor of the Aldergrove Adventist Church in British Columbia, Canada, Dr Jamieson will also have a meeting at 4 p.m. at Niles Westside about reaching your community through acts of kindness.

Michiana Fil-Am Service for Oct. 25

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Arlen Drew. 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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wind Symphony Fall Concert

Concert at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell, will perform On This Day Earth Shall Ring by Holst, Contre Qui, Rose by Lauridsen, Four Scottish Dances by Arnold, Children’s March by Grainger, Handel in the Strand by Granger, and The Eagle Squadron March by Alford. 

TICKETS REQUIRED: General Admission $5, Faculty/Staff $3, Students & Seniors $3, Children 12 & Under Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pre-Grand Opening: Sweet Citi

On Saturday, October 25, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., join new cafe on the block Sweet Citi for a Pre-Grand Opening Fundraiser Party with a live auction in support of Young Life. See below and attached for more details.

What:

  • Live DJ
  • Chocolate and other candy samples
  • Rate the best/worst chocolates and candies
  • Giveaways

Where: 9180 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs (next to Chemical Bank)

About Sweet Citi:

  • Featuring bulk candy, nostalgiac wrapped candy, sugar free candy, cupcakes, chocolate, cake pops, donuts, gourmet popcorn, ice cream, hot and frozen drinks, snacks, novelty gifts, greeting cards, candy gift baskets, personalized candy, cookie buffet.
  • Party room available for both children's and grown ups' parties
  • Custom gift baskets/candy bouquets
  • Sweet Hour (taste testing)
  • Live band/college night
  • Online sales
  • Punch cards
  • Delivery services
  • Indoor and outdoor seating

For more info, watch facebook.com/sweetcititreats.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All Nations for October 18

All Nations SDA Church Service, October 18, 2014
Speaker: Errol McLean
Sermon Title: "Falling In Love All Over Again"

Village Church for October 18

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - The Forever Endeavor: Somebody's Knocking

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

Soup Sales Support Local Food Pantry

Michiana Fil-Am for October 18

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Jon Remitera. 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

Lighthouse Corus Food Bank Fundraiser

Lighthouse Chorus to Hold Food Bank Fundraiser November 22, 2014

Niles, MI, October 9, 2014:  A musical fundraiser is coming to Michiana – one of fun, entertainment and charitable giving.  The Lighthouse Chorus will hold a fundraiser for area food banks at 6:59 PM on Saturday, November 22, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Street, Niles, MI.  The theme of the evening will be A Sentimental Journey, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Lighthouse Chorus. Featured performances will include the Lighthouse Chorus, plus several quartets and octets.  General Admission Tickets are $15, and Senior/Student Tickets are $12. Admission will be free for children under age 12.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 269/471-4559 or 219/362-5141.  Attendees are also requested to bring a canned good to donate to the evening’s food drive.


The Lighthouse Chorus is a men’s a Capella chorus that performs primarily in the barbershop style.  Barbershop harmony is a uniquely American musical art form that is known for its four-part harmony and the “expanded sound” created by its unique chord.

Members of the Chorus come from multiple counties throughout the area, including Berrien and Cass County in Michigan and St. Joseph and La Porte County in Indiana.  They also come from all walks of life, including teachers, doctors, engineers, retirees, management and labor.   Some members havemore than 50 years of Barbershop experience and othershave less than a year.  They have performed in almost every southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana community, singing on stages, in parks, on sidewalks and in churches.  All of the members share onething—the love of this art form as a hobby.

The Lighthouse Chorus is always looking for new members and welcomes any male that loves to sing to visit the Chorus practices on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at the Grace United Methodist Church in Niles, MI.  Music instruction will be available to make the novice feel at home quickly.  See what fun it is to harmonize with other barbershoppers!

100 More Needed for United Way Day of Action

Volunteer teams are needed to rake leaves, clean gutters, and weatherize windows for seniors citizens in your community on Nov 6th! These activities can be difficult, if not impossible, for seniors. They can easily fall, strain muscles or simply not be physically able to do the work. But with your help, seniors could be ready for winter!

The best size for a team is 5-15 people. For large groups we may ask you to sign up as two teams so we can help more seniors.

If you already signed up to volunteer - that's great, please share this annoncement with a friend or co-worker.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 marks the 4th Annual Day of Action for Seniors where volunteers LIVE UNITED by helping Berrien & Cass County seniors winterize their homes. The goal is to serve 200 senior citizens in our community all on one day! To reach that goal, we need 500 volunteers!

For more information, visit our website at uwsm.org, call 269-982-1700, or email Teri Cooper at teri.cooper@uwsm.org

Howard Center Presents...Jars of Clay

Concert at 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 19

 

Jars of Clay presents a mostly acoustical evening of Christian music from their new album, Inland. Their music has cinematic quality marked by lush keyboard melodies, strong acoustic rhythm guitar, serpentine bass lines, ambient melodies and rich lyrics that attest to two decades of creativity. Jars of Clay has written more than 100 songs, made 10 studio records, won three GRAMMYs, toured internationally and created Blood: Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean blood and water for African nations suffering from the HIV/AIDS crisis.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $25 Premium Reserved Seating, $20 Reserved Seating

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prayer Vigil

Prayer is not just about discovering God's truth; it is also about experiencing God's power of healing. Come and pray for our friends diagnosed with Ebola and Cancer in the world. God is still in the business of miracles; therefore, God's power works through faithful prayers.

Place: 310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103 at the Methodist Church nearby Fifth Third Bank.

When: Saturday, October 25, 14.

Time: 8:00pm - 11:15pm.

Call for transportation 269-362-5703 or

email: fhasdag@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Niles Westside Church Service for Oct. 18

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.

October 18: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Gift Market Vendors Needed

A Holiday Gift Market will be held Sunday, November 16, in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University. 

We are seeking hand-crafters and local artists to be vendors for the market.

For more information and to register, contact Rebecca Turk at unendingwonder@gmail.com. 

Eau Claire Church Service for Oct. 18

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "In Jericho's Shadow"

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

American Legion Post 51 Veterans Day Program

KOREAN WAR VETERAN

SFC Bob L. VandeLinde
187th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)   

Monday Nov 10, @ 7pm, Buchanan High School auditorium
Tuesday Nov 11, @ 11am, Buchanan American Legion Post 51
Tuesday Nov 11, @ 6pm, Michigan Lutheran 
(Public Invited)      
 
SFC VandeLinde earned the Silver Star in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, near Sukchon, Korea while leading an eight-man forward outpost and protecting his company from a surprise attack. Bob VandeLinde is the Author of KOREA and RESPECT: FORGOTTEN HEROES
(Books will be available for purchase after the program)

Scholarship Opportunity

TicketCity Annual Scholarship Program submission is very simple: select one of three essay options, write a 500-800 word essay by December 1, 2014, and students will have a chance to win $2,500.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit the website
 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lee Venden at St. Joseph Church

“All About Jesus” by Pastor Lee Venden

Have you ever wondered how to...

  • surrender your will to Christ?
  • develop a personal relationship with Jesus?
  • become a contagious Christian?
  • experience the latter-rain power of the Holy Spirit?


Join us for the “All About Jesus Seminar” by Pastor Lee Venden. Learn tangible, practical ways to develop & deepen your friendship with Jesus.

Coming October 24 to November 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Joseph SDA Church, 1201 Maiden Lane, Saint Joseph.

Michiana Fil-Am Service for October 11

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be L. Scott Baker, Jr. 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

Village SDA Service for October 11

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "The Forever Endeavor: Whose Sitting At Your Table?

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

Scott Ritsema at Hartford SDA Church on October 11

Scott Ritsema will be coming to the Hartford SDA Church in Hartford, MI to share from his Media on the Brain and Raising the Remnant series on Sabbath, October 11.  Scott is a teacher by trade and a devoted Adventist Christian who's done his research and is equipped to share with us some very vital information for our own walk and that of our children.  Please don't miss it and please bring your friends and family with you!  Also, we will have a potluck lunch and supper so please come equipped to share tasty, healthy, vegan/vegetarian food with those who come:) (Please indicate which it is and for which meal, along with your name on the food items.)  Looking forward to seeing you!   May God richly bless you and yours:)

All Nations SDA Service for October 11

All Nations SDA Church Service, October 11, 2014
Speakers: Brandon White, Kolia Afamasaga, & Demar Fearon

Howard Center Presents....Telegraph Quartet

Concert at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 12

In collaboration with the WAUS Second Sunday concert series, the Howard Center presents the Telegraph Quartet. The Telegraph Quartet, from San Francisco, California, won the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division in the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  This ensemble includes a first and second violin, a viola and a cello.  Founded in 1987, the Fischoff Grand Prize is an esteemed award given at the largest chamber music competition in the world.  As part of the prestigious honor of winning the competition, the Telegraph Quartet is touring America's Midwest region, stopping at the Howard Performing Arts Center along the way, and will eventually go on to tour in Italy's Emilia Romagna Festival in 2015.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $5 Reserved Seating, Free for Students

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Niles Westside for October 11

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.

October 11: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Join us for lunch and a Ministry Fair after second service

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

International Food Fair - October 26

South Bend Junior Academy (SBJA) invites you to their 6th Annual International Food Fair. Join us for some great food, live music, and celebration of culture on Sunday, October 26, from 1–3 p.m. We are located at 1910 E Altgeld Street, South Bend, IN 46614. 

If you are interested in having a booth to sell your own international cuisine, or if you would like to provide live music, please contact us at 574-287-3713 or oursbjaoffice@gmail.com

 

Eau Claire SDA Church for October 11

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

Sabbath Speaker: Dr. Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  "The Last Laugh "

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lakeland HealthCare News

Managing Depression and Smoke-free Lifestyle Seminars.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Eau Claire Spanish Church Oct. 4

Free Accounts at 5/3 Banks

Did you know as a student and/or employee at Andrews University you can have a FREE checking and savings account?  You can also receive $150.00 deposited into your checking account and we will also donate $150.00 to Stand Up  To Cancer on your behalf!

Do you have a Checking account with Fifth Third Bank?  If so, you can get the Acess360 Card!
There is no monthly fee for customers with an existing Fifth Third checking account,

The benefits ofthis product helps customers limit their debit or credit card exposure to their main accounts while making purchases.  Other benefits includes:
-Budget their money.
-Have quicker access to their payroll, through Direct Deposit.
-Make online purchases safer and more conveniently.
-Teach teenagers how to manage money.

Please contact Fifth Third for more details on how you can start your account today!


Yolanda Ash
Fifth Third Bank
Financial Center Manager
201 W.  Mars St.
Berrien Springs, MI  49103
Telephone: 269-473-2189
Fax: 269-473-3462
MD: R16081
NMLS#: 883833

Village Church vespers

This weeks vespers will be a presentation of pictures from Lauren Lane’s Safaris in Kenya, Africa. Come see pictures of God’s amazing creation from another country! It will be Sabbath, october 4, 6:00 pm in the Riess Chapel of Village Church.

Village SDA Service for October 4

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "The Forever Endeavor"

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

Scott Michael Bennet Concert

Sabbath, October 4, 7 p.m., Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Don't Go To Church

Are you accustomed to a smaller church family? Looking for a place where you can express your ideas and voice those questions that you have?

We invite you to spend a Sabbath at the Eau Claire SDA Church on 6262 Naomi Road this Sabbath! You might find the atmosphere you're looking for.

P.S. Potluck Provided & bring your friends & get a gas card!

Call or TEXT if you have any questions

Joshua Garrett

906-420-4368

Niles Philadelphia SDA Church Health and Temperance Program

The Niles Philadelphia SDA Church located at 1327 Broadway St., in Niles, Michigan would like to invite you to the Health and Temperance Day program on October 11, 2014. The speaker for the 11:00am service will be Morgan Medlock, MD, MDiv.

The afternoon program will begin immediately following the potluck that everyone is invited to stay and enjoy. In the afternoon program, Dr. Medlock will be speaking on managing and/or reversing chronic mental health issues/illnesses; and Dr. Mary Maryland will be speaking on managing and reversing chronic physical health issues/illnesses.

Please join us and have a powerful health experience on this day.

God bless and we look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MIchiana Fil-Am Service for October 4

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Church of Refuge, Potluck Provided

Are you accustom to a church family that is smaller than that of PMC? Looking for a place where you can express your ideas and voice those questions that you have?

We invite you to spend a Sabbath at the Eau Claire SDA Church on 626 Naomi Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111 this Sabbath! You might find the atmosphere you're looking for.

P.S. Transportatin and Potluck will be provided

Niles Westside for October 4

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.

October 4: David Stratton, Speaker - 1st service

Taurus Montgomery, Speaker - 2nd service: "Misfits"

Upcoming Events from Lakeland

·        Living Well with Congestive Heart Failure, St. Joseph

·        Pre-Diabetes Class, Niles

·        Fitness to the Core Class, Paw Paw

Day of Atonement

DAY OF ATONEMENT:

JUDGMENT IS GOOD NEWS!

What comes to mind when you think about the Judgment? Repentance?

How about Atonement?

Please join us at the Eau Claire Seventh-day Adventist Church
6562 Naomi R d, Eau Claire, MI 49111 on Sabbath
OCTOBER 4th at 5:00pm

for a Day of Atonement Vespers and catch a glimpse of the Biblical Feast of Yom Kippur.
Come and learn what this feast of judgment, repentance and atonement can teach us today!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

ASAP Ministries Vespers at All Nations Church

Jee Won maintains an exciting and diverse performing career as a pianist and solo vocalist. He gained national attention when his multi-media soundtrack "Lotus" was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999. One year later, he was given the opportunity to embark on a seven-country concert and workshop tour sponsored by Yamaha Pianos. What a blessing Jee Wong has been through using his talents for the Lord! We are grateful that Jee Wong has chosen to represent ASAP Ministries through benefit concerts that help the needy in Southeast Asia.

During the 45-minute vesper service provided at All Nations th coming Friday evening, October 4, Jee Wong will engage in ministering to the young people through music, testimonies, and prayer. Admission is free and all donations from the concert will go towards spreading the Gospel to the poor in Southeast Asia.

Day of Action for Seniors

Community seniors need your help.  According to the Weather Channel, last year's winter was one of the coldest on record in Michigan, and sources predict the upcoming winter to be no different. 

If you already signed up to volunteer - that's great, feel free to forward this email to a friend or co-worker.  If you haven't signed up yet, please make sure do so by Friday, October 10th.

Volunteer teams are needed to rake leaves, clean gutters, and weatherize windows for seniors citizens in your community! These activities can be difficult, if not impossible, for seniors. They can easily fall, strain muscles or simply not be physically able to do the work. But with your help, seniors could be ready for winter!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 marks the 4th Annual Day of Action for Seniors where volunteers LIVE UNITED by helping Berrien & Cass County seniors winterize their homes. The goal is to serve 200 senior citizens in our community all on one day! To reach that goal, we need 500 volunteers!

Sign Up Here
Volunteer Sign Up Deadline is October 10, 2014


For more information, visit our website at www.uwsm.org, call 269-982-1700, or email Teri Cooper at teri.cooper@uwsm.org

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eau Claire SDA Church for Sept. 27

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Gary Thurber
Sermon Title:  "Opening Our Hearts "

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

Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:    Madeline Johnston
                        471-1109
                        Jill Dodge, President
                        473-2658
                      

            The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 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 projected images, submitted by members, the first competition of the current season.
            As usual, there will be two select topics for the month. In addition, “Nature” is always an acceptable category, as are “Open” (any subject) and “Portraits.” The two select categories for the October competition are “Rocks” and “Marinas.” The former could include rocks of any size or substance, but must be the main focus of the picture. The latter can bring out visits to marinas around the world or close to home, overviews or close-ups. “Nature” photos are to show nothing from human hands (no wires, fences, cultivated flowers, etc.). Thus a member can submit images in any of five categories or a combination thereof, though extra points are given for acceptances in the two select categories.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Digital submissions, however, need to be sent in ahead, with instructions for submitting them on the club’s blog site: http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/
            Any member may submit up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints for the competition, but no one is obligated to do so. Pictures are shown one at a time, and three judges score them by machine. The total points determine whether a photo is rated “honor,” “acceptance,” or “out.”  From the “honors,” a Slide-of-the-Month and a Print-of-the-Month are selected. Photographers’ names are not revealed for the “out” category. No one need feel embarrassment; this is a group of friends sharing experiences and tips for better photography.
All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Refreshments will be served.

Free Bank Account

Did you know as a student and/or employee at Andrews University you can have a free checking and savings account?  You can also receive $150.00 deposited into your checking account and we will also donate $150.00 to Stand Up  To Cancer on your behalf!  Please contact Fifth Third for more details on how you can start your account today!

Alumni Gala

Concert on Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 pm.

The Andrews University Alumni Association will present a Gala Concert in the Howard Performing Arts
Center. The concert will feature the Andrews University Department of Music ensembles: the Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell, the University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork, and the Symphony Orchestra, directed by Claudio Gonzalez. This event is part of the 2014 Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Howard Center Presents...Irish Folk & Celtic Duo Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna

Concert at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 28

Prepare to be caught up in the Celtic spirit with fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna. Both are arrangers, composers, players and improvisers. Lyn has performed at “Saturday Night Live,” the National Folk-life Festival, the Milwaukee Irish Music and Celtic Connections. She was also featured on “The Raw Bar” and “Geanntrai,” documentaries on traditional Irish music that aired on national television in Ireland. Sanna has performed with some of today’s greatest virtuosos, including Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile; and with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, including Kevin Burke and Martin Hayes.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Reserved Seating, $5 Students

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Village SDA Service for September 27

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title -  War of Leaven – In Heaven and on Earth


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

All Nations SDA Service for September 27

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 27, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Kelvin Onongha, "DONE"

Building a Better Brain

The Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church is offering a four part seminar in October entitled "Building a Better Brain." The meetings will take place in the church Community Center, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., October 7, 14, 21, and 28. The speaker is Evelyn Kissinger, a registered dietitian and wellness expert, and director of Lifestyle Matters at Work. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

AFIA Rice Run to Benefit MRSA

With the endorsement of the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) of Andrews University has partnered with the MRSA Survivors Network for the 2014 Rice Run: a 5K run that aims to raise awareness of MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, by encouraging the community to get involved in physical activity.

AFIA is a club on the campus of Andrews University that promotes Filipino culture, values, and traditions to the students of the campus and the people of the community. AFIA aims to create a diverse network of connections and relationships, bringing together anyone who may be interested in Filipino culture through a variety of events and programs. In addition to providing memorable experiences through fun events, AFIA also strives to inspire the spirit of love and support by bringing awareness to any struggles that some people in our community may be facing.

This year AFIA has collaborated with the MRSA Survivors Network in hopes of raising awareness and funds for this great organization. MRSA is an acronym for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of bacterium that causes serious infections, prompting more deaths than HIV. The MRSA Survivors Network is “the global leader and voice in awareness, prevention, support, and advocacy” of MRSA. To learn more about the organization, you may visit: http://www.mrsasurvivors.org/about.

The 2014 5K Rice Run will take place on 5 October 2014 at 8 AM in St. Joseph, Michigan, starting at Margaret B. Upton Aboretum. Registration is now live at http://alumni.andrews.edu/events/afia-5k-run/, costing $25 for general registration and $20 for student registration. Participants can run or walk the 5K in St. Joseph, assured that they are creating awareness and raising funds for a great cause while participating in a quality physical activity event through the Michigan Governor’s Council’s Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program. “Pure Michigan FITness events promote physical activity for individuals and communities while providing a fun way for us all to get moving,” says Mike Maisner, Vice President of Active Communities. Runners will also be eligible to enter the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run Lottery. For more information about the Governor’s Council’s endorsement program, you may visit: www.michiganfitness.org/pure-michigan-fitness-series.

“Through this event, we hope to succeed in our goal of generating awareness and raising funds for the MRSA Survivors Network,” says the 2014-2015 officers of AFIA. “But we also want to succeed in our goal of creating a diverse network of connections and relationships with our fellow students and with those in our community, further amplifying the spirit of love and support.” For more information about our sponsors for the event or AFIA, visit: www.andrews.edu/go/afia.

YARD SALE-September 28

Come enjoy the great fall weather on Sunday, September 28, and enjoy a yard sale too!  There are many kitchen items, books and general household items.  And the prices will be great!  The address is 9776-1 Rosehill Rd., Berrien Springs.  The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

See you there!

Niles Westside Adventist Church August Sept. 27

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.

September 27: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker 

Michiana Fil-Am Service for September 27

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

Benefit Concert

On October 4, South Bend First Church will be hosting a dinner and concert benefit event with Jee Wong. While there is no charge, an offering will be collected which will benefit ASAP ministries.  The community is invited to dinner at 5:00 pm which will be prepared by Chef Mark Anthony and the concert will begin at 6:00 pm.

AYM Heritage Weekend

AYM (Adventist Youth Ministries) Heritage Weekend: Join us on Friday, October 3 at 7:00p. and Sabbath, October 4 at 10:50a. for worship service at Buchanan SDA church as Justin Torossian, a third-generation grandson of Ellen G. White, shares a two part series with a message for our youth and “Seldom Heard Stories of Grandma Ellen”. Invite family and friends. The church is located at 3115 Niles-Buchanan Road, Buchanan, Michigan 49107. Refreshments will be provided on Friday and Visitor’s lunch on Sabbath. 

Alumni authors book signing

Come view the published works of Andrews alumni, interact with the authors and have your book signed. Featured alumni include:

Denis Fortin
Doris Ferris
H. Thomas Goodwin
Jan and Leanne Sigvartsen
Jerry Moon
Madlyn Hamlin
Margaret Thomas
Olaotse Gabatsiane
Paul Petersen
Protus Makimu
Rachel Williams-Smith
Ranko Stefanovic
Skip Bell
Terri L. Fivash
Terry Robertson
Timetta Wilson

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Community Fun Walk

An exciting 2 mile Community Fun Walk is planned.  We depart the St. Joseph SDA Church, 1201 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph, at 3:00PM on Sunday, Sept. 21.Put on your walking shoes, grab a water bottle, bring a friend and let us have some fun. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Italian Dinner

Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner with your family--that you don't have to prepare OR clean up after--and support the students and staff at Village Adventist Elementary School in the process! 

This Sunday, September 21, dinner will be served at the Village Adventist Church in Berrien Springs from 4-6:30 p.m. 

Menu:

5 Cheese Ziti
Spaghetti w/Alfredo or Traditional Sauce
Stuffed Shells
"Meat"balls
Bread
Salad
California Blend Vegetables
Beverages
Dessert Selection

Prices:

Ages 0-4: Free
Ages 5-11: $7
Ages 12+: $9
Senior Citizens: $7

Call VAES at 269-473-5121 with any questions.

Department of Music Vespers

September 19, 2014 7:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center

 

The Andrews University Department of Music invites you to a musical vespers program to bring in the Sabbath.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Are you lost in the crowd?

Come to the Eau Claire Bus Stop September 20th, 2014

Eau Claire Bus Stop
Pickup: Lamson Hall (Look for the Bus)
Time: 9:00-9:15am -- Date: September 20, 2014
Potluck lunch provided (tell us your favorites)

Village Church for September 20

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - Not yet available

Village Centennial Celebration
The Village Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary Friday, October 31, and Sabbath, November 1.  Friday evening vespers will begin the commemoration.  Former pastors will speak for both Sabbath services, Elder Don Driver for the first service, and Elder Bill Knott, editor of the Adventist Review, for second service.   A musical concert and vespers will conclude the weekend.

Win! Wellness
Win! Wellnessis one of the most comprehensive and balanced lifestyle guides available today. The Village Health Ministry will be conducting this free seminar on Thursdays, beginning September 25, 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Books and DVDs for the seminar were authored by Drs. John and Millie Youngberg, and their son, Dr. Wes Youngberg.  Dr. Wes is a clinical professor of both the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. Drs. John and Millie have taught in the School of Education at Andrews University. Discover how you can enjoy life to its fullest. 


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

Nursery Attendant Needed

Nursery Attendant needed:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church is hiring a caregiver for children on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:45 a.m. and possibly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Experience with children preferred.

Candidate must be able to work legally, off campus, and must have reliable transportation.
Please forward your resume to Chapel Hill, attn.: SPRC either by e-mail or the postal service to:
e-mail: chumcsodus@comcast.net
address:  4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus, MI 49126
telephone: (269) 927-3454

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jee Wong Benefit Concert

Jee Wong Benefit Concert, October 4 at the South Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church.
A Dinner prepared by Chef Mark Anthony, will be served at 5:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium,  followed by the concert at 6:00 in the church sanctuary.  This is a free event with an opportunity for you to make a donation which will benefit ASAP ministries.
Jee Wong is an Internationally renowned pianist, who holds a Master’s degree in Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Montana.  He is particularly interested in bringing the unchurched back to Christ through his ministry.

Please call 574-234-3044 to reserve seating for dinner.

Hinsdale Men's Chorus Concert

Sabbath, September 20, 2014
11 a.m.
All Nations SDA Church
4259 East Snow Road, Berrien Springs, MI

Don't miss this special event of spiritual blessings so please join us and invite your friends.

Sermon Title: "Jesus Paid It All"
Message from the Hinsdale Men's Chorus.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Niles Westside for September 20

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.

September 20: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cooking Class: Ethnic Vegetarian

Cooking Class featuring "Ethnic Vegetarian Cuisine" includes:

Live demonstrations
Health tips
Food samples
Recipes from around the world
Expand your culinary skills and learn to cook international foods the healthy way.

To register: Call (269) 332-0898 or email health@fairplainadventist.org

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

Eau Claire SDA Church for Sept. 20

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  " Do, Be, Do, Be, Do "

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

Job Posting: MSU Extension

Friday, September 12, 2014

Free Counseling Services

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) currently has openings for a few 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. 

Listening to Baroque Music

On Monday, September 22, Marianne Kordas, Andrews University music librarian, and Rev. David Alan Reed will present Listening to Baroque Music at the Berrien Springs Community Library at 7pm.
Do you like Vivaldi's Four Seasons? Have you wondered what makes Bach rock? Then this presentation is for you! We will explore the main musical genres of the Baroque, why a sexy South American dance, the sarabande, became popular in 17th century Europe, and how missionaries made harpsichords treasured objects in the imperial court in Baroque-era China.
There will be light refreshments and a chance to win CDs.
Co-curricular credit will be offered for Andrews University students.
All are welcome, and admission is FREE.
Hope to see you there!

For details contact Marianne Kordas at 269-471-3114

Michiana Fil-Am Worship Service For September 13

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Pastor Ramon Ulangca. 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

Village SDA Church for September 13

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "Is Anyone Hungry"

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

Free Prostate Screenings

Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate Lakeside Urology and the Margaret Beckley Upton Center for Health Enhancement are showing their support of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by offering free screenings in September.  The screenings are for men over 50 or age 30 and over with a family history of prostrate cancer.  Registration is encouraged; walk-ins are welcom.  For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Tuesday, September 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m
Lakside Urology
815 St. Joseph Drive, St. Joseph
 
Thursday, September 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Lakeside Urology
Lakeland Medical Suites, Niles
42 N. St. Joseph Avenue, Nile
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Southwestern Michigan Symphony Orchestra: Around the World in 80 Minutes

Concert on September 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM

A study in contrasts, the concert will bring you a Norwegian dawn, an exuberant Carnival in Bohemia, the elegant France of Marie Antoinette, and a visit to the gypsies of Spain. America itself will be beautifully represented by Samuel Barber’s haunting “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.”

Pre-concert talk begins at 3pm

Ambassadors & Friends

Concert on September 13, 2014 7:30 PM

Ambassadors & Friends returns to Andrews University with its trademark combination of acapella gospel favorites and irresistible African infused harmonies. Come enjoy a passionate and fun-filled musical experience.

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED: $25 for RSVP Prime Seating, $15 for General Admission, $10 for AU Students

PLEASE NOTE: All tickets MUST be purchased by 8pm on Friday, September 12. Tickets will not be available for purchase until after 8pm on Saturday, September 13 (30 minutes after the start of the concert).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

All Nations Church Service Sept. 13

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 13, 2014
Speaker: Pastor Pohlmarc Lawrence
Sermon Title: "Mission Impossible, Mission Ready, Mission Accomplished"

Niles Westside for September 13

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.

September 13: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - first service at the church

We will have Outdoor Worship for Sabbath School and Church, starting at 9:30, at the Chapel in the Woods (near the church, off of Union St/Arbor Dr).

Monday, September 8, 2014

Eau Claire SDA Church for Sept. 13

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

Sabbath Speaker: Dr. Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  "What Jesus is Doing Today"

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

Michiana Adventist Forum presents

Michiana Adventist Forum presents:

"The Theology of Ordination Study
Committee: One Member¹s Observations and Reflections,"   presented by  Cheryl Doss, PhD, Director of the Institute of World Mission; Member, Theology of Ordination Study Committee.

The presentation will be Saturday afternoon, September 20, 2014, at 3:30 pm in  Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University.

About the Topic:

Currently, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the SDA denomination¹s highest administrative authority, does not endorse the ordination of women as ministers.

During the past two years the Theology of Ordination Study Committee appointed by the General Conference has been studying issues related to the ordination of women as ministers in the SDA church. The committee recently made its report as part of a process which is expected to lead to discussion and possible revision of the denomination¹s practice of not endorsing the ordination of women as ministers when the church holds its next world-wide General Conference Session in 2015.

Cheryl Doss, a member of the committee and director of the denomination¹s Institute of World Mission, will discuss personal observations and reflections growing out of her work on the committee.


About the Speaker

Cheryl Doss, PhD, is the director of the Institute of World Mission, a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that serves the world church.  The Institute facilitates the cross-cultural outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. It provides cross-cultural training for full-time, short-term and volunteer workers, and facilitates their re-entry to the home field.
 

Cheryl¹s mission experience began as an MK (missionary kid) living in South Africa.  Later, with her husband Gorden (also an MK and now a teacher of mission at Andrews University), she served for sixteen years in the country of Malawi.

During her years in Malawi, Cheryl directed rural clinics, developed training programs for pastors¹ wives, facilitated women¹s ministries programs, and helped start Shepherdess Clubs.  She also home schooled her two children, Kristi and Richard, and taught classes in the ministerial training program at Lakeview Seminary.  As a nurse she lectured on health and, along with her husband, initiated annual family life training seminars for pastors and their wives.  Their book, Christian Marriage, was published in Malawi in 1995.

Combining her mission background and educational training with her passion for family growth, Cheryl¹s research and writing has largely focused on families in cross-cultural transition.  Besides teaching and administrative duties, her specific responsibilities at the Institute of World Mission are developing curriculum and resources for mission training, and the support and education of missionary families through newsletters and re-entry programs.

Since leaving Africa in 1997, Cheryl and Gorden have made their home at Andrews University and are blessed to have their two remaining parents living nearby.  Kristi and her family are on the faculty at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.  Richard and his family are serving at Nile Union Academy in Egypt.


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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Member Recruitment

The Original Members of New Tennis Club invited to join!

The forties or fifties at levels 3.5 to 5.0 are always welcome to this society.

Let's play tennis for your health.

This is not a commercial ad. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Andrews Homecoming 2014

Highlights of the weekend will include:

  • Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf Outing
  • Harvest Picnic & Wagon Tours
  • Grand Opening of the Andrews Trails
  • 5K/10K Run and Fitness Expo
  • Homecoming Gala Concert

For up-to-date information, schedule of events, or to RSVP and access forms, please visit http://alumni.andrews.edu/homecoming

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Building Blocks to Weight Managements

A 10-week program that provides support and encouragement to people desiring to shed pounds and increase their well-being.  Being overweight and obese is a chronic problem in the United States and a precursor to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression.  This program is based on the concept that basic principles or blocks, when put into place in our lives, promote health and help achieve that sought after ideal weight.  Learn how to resist cravings, sleep weight off, change habits, and much more.  This program starts Tuesday, September 9, from 7-8:30 pm. For more information, call Melody at 269-782-0457 or email melody@dowagiacadventist.org.  This program will be held at the Dowagiac SDA Church at 410 Hill Street in Dowagiac.

The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey

A series on healing from addictions, starts September 4 at 7 pm.  People can experience freedom from the damaging effects of a less-than-nurturing environment.  Feelings of unworthiness, anxiety, and inferiority diminish and are replaced by spiritual strength and virtues.  Addictions are broken as the journey awakens us to God's unconditional love and grace in our lives.  As our attention is captivated by new life in God, we experience peace, enjoy productive living, and become functioning members of the community.  For more information, call Melody at 269-782-0457 or email melody@dowagiacadventist.org.  This program will be held at the Dowagiac SDA Church at 410 Hill Street in Dowagiac.

Hinsdale Men's Chorus Concert Vespers

Sabbath, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles, MI). Please join us and invite your friends!

Michigan Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 16, from 2-7 p.m. at Niles Adventist School (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI). Be a hero—contact Denise Kidder (269-357-3250) or the school office (269-683-5444) to sign up and donate blood!

Village Church Service & Vespers for September 6

Sabbath Worship Service

First worship - 8:30 a.m.
Preacher - Ricardo Palacios
Sermon Title - "A Question of Loyalty"
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Byard Parks
Sermon Title - "Fear's Fear"

 

Sabbath Vespers - Sabbath , September 6, 4:00 p.m. Riess Chapel

The Adventist Frontier Missions will be holding an afternoon panel discussion on spiritual warfare, under the theme: “Defending against Spiritual Powers in Mission.” Speakers working with Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and post-modern seculars will present papers, relate experiences and share biblical truths and counsels from the Spirit of Prophecy.

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