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Monday, March 30, 2015

Eau Clair Church Service for April 4

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  He's Alive

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

April 22, 3-7p.m.

Andrews University invites community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the University’s biannual electronics recycling event. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, from 3–7 p.m. at the Transportation building. In partnership with Andrews University, Green Earth Electronics Recycling will be operating the event.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord.

A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge.  LCD and plasma screens

All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded. Businesses are encouraged to preregister by emailing pickup@greenearth1.com or calling 269-326-1232.

Efficiency UNITED will be in partnering with Green Earth and offering rebate incentives to customers of a participating utility provider (Indiana Michigan Power, South Haven Public Works, Dowagiac Electric) when they recycle a working refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, or room AC ($50 rebate for working refrigerators and freezers/$15 rebate for working dehumidifiers and room AC units).

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, is a company whose focus is to keep unwanted electronics out of the landfill by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are registered as a recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Their services include corporate and institutional pickups as well as community drop-off events.

For more information please visit GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com.

Any Andrews University departments wishing to participate are asked to please contact ITS to have items picked up prior to the event.

anton@andrews.edu

Kingsway College Alumni Meeting

Calling ALL Kingsway College Alumni--Save the date: March 28

 

See flyer for more details

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What Is Going On Here?

What Is Going On Here?
Answers for our world today

In this exciting seminar you will discover that Bible prophecy provides messages of hope for all people! You will find assurance and strength knowing that God is in control during these uncertain times. More importantly, you will discover that the Bible provides the answers to life's most challenging questions. Discover how you can find true hope and lasting stability in your own life. We'll see you there!

This seminar is presented in three sessions (see dates below).

Presenters:
Tim Arena
Lynn Bryson

When: 
April 7, 10, & 11; 7 p.m. 

Where:
Stevensville Adventist Community Center
6657 Stevensville-Baroda Road
Stevensville, MI 49127

FREE ADMISSION

FREE STUDY MATERIALS

For more information: 
888-963-7179
betterlifeseminars.org

Click the link below for additional information about speakers and the titles of the three sessions.

Ready to Quit Smoking?

Lakeland Health is offering a free six-week smoking cessation program in Niles, St. Joseph, and Watervliet to help community members kick their tobacco habit for good. Led by tobacco treatment specialist Margaret Clayborn, classes are one hour each, and smokers are invited to attend one session, or all six. Each session is different and will cover the following topics:

  • Preparing to quit
  • Coping with the urge to use
  • Long-term benefits of not using tobacco
  • Medications and usages
  • Living tobacco-free
  • Overcoming relapse

Mondays, April 13 to May 18
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Lakeland Hospital, Niles
Health Resource Library
31 N. St. Joseph Avenue

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph
Community Room
1234 Napier Avenue

Thursdays, April 16 to May 21
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
Classroom A
400 Medical Park Drive

To learn more, call (269) 927-5403 or email smokefreelife@lakelandhealth.org. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.
 

Caribbean Sabbath at All Nations

Caribbean Sabbath at All Nations SDA Church
Date: March 28th, 2015
Location: All Nations SDA Church
                 4259 East Snow Rd
                 Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Sabbath School: 9:15AM
Divine Service: 11:00AM

Please email anc.berrien@gmail.com for more information

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Running for Change

Please help us raise an additional $4,020 to reach our goal by donating here: http://www.altso.org/aumarathon 

Upcoming Lakeland Wellness Events

Free Class for Women in Chemotherapy

Lakeland Offers Free Stress Management Class

Free Program on Heart-Healthy Foods at Lakeland

Catching Jesus Passion

Catching Jesus Passion - Join us each night from Sunday, March 28 through April 5 for a reflective journey through the last days of Jesus life.  Join us for a free bread and soup supper each night at 6:00 p.m. or just come for the main course of 1 hour of worship and message at 7 pm.  Presented by Pastor Ted Toms, Dr. Tom Shepherd, Dr. JoAnn Davidson and Rahel Schafer.  Each night we will meet at the Eau Claire SDA Church located at 6562 Naomi Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111.

Eau Claire Church Service for March 28

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

Sabbath Speaker: Dick Davidson
Sermon Title: The Coming of the Messiah

Church Service 10:50 a.m.
Sabbath School  9:15 a.m.

Village Church for March 21 + 28

March 21 Church service at 8:30 and 11:20 will be "Moving Molehills & Mountains in Marriage" by Pastor Ron Kelly

March 28 is youth day with the theme "When Jesus Goes Absent" by Pastor Joe Reeves. I've attached an ad for our youth day if you are interested in running it for us. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Niles-Westside Church Service for March 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.

March 28: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Monday, March 23, 2015

Heart-Healthy Cooking Class

Free Class on Heart-Healthy Cooking

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will offer “Cooking for Your Heart,” a free cooking class for community members. The presentation will include a cooking demonstration by a Lakeland registered dietitian, with taste-testing of the demonstrated recipe and tips on heart-healthy cooking techniques. Attendees will also learn about easy ingredient switches designed to help raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) and lower “bad” cholesterol.
“A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease,” said Heather Rudnik, Registered Dietitian, Lakeland Health. “By making some simple changes part of your life, you can have a positive impact on your health and your heart.”
Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.
Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.


Monday, April 6
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Lakeland Hospital, Niles
                Meeting Room
31 N. St. Joseph Avenue

Tuesday, April 14
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph
                Frederick S. Upton Education Center, Room 3
1234 Napier Avenue

Friday, April 24              
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
                Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road

Tuesday, April 28
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
                Boardroom
                400 Medical Park Drive

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lakeland Classes

Free Congestive Heart Failure Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will offer “Living Well with Heart Failure,” a free class for community members about congestive heart failure (CHF). This chronic condition is characterized by the heart’s inability to meet the blood flow needs of the body. Participants will learn to identify common causes and symptoms of heart failure, as well as new daily routines that can dramatically improve one’s quality of life. Preregistration for the class is required; please call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Tuesday, April 7                               
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road       


Free Pre-Diabetes Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health is offering a free program designed to help anyone with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program does not require a physician referral and helps area residents change their lifestyles to delay – or avoid – the onset of diabetes. Pre-registration for this free class is required. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2868.

Thursday, April 9
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road

                According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century.Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, including 7 million people who have not yet been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in adults age 20 or older. In addition, another 79 million adults are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes. Early diagnosis of the disease is critical to successful treatment in order to delay or prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.
Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Village Church for March 21

March 21 Church service at 8:30 and 11:20 will be "Moving Molehills & Mountains in Marriage" by Pastor Ron Kelly

March 28 is youth day with the theme "When Jesus Goes Absent" by Pastor Joe Reeves. I've attached an ad for our youth day if you are interested in running it for us. Let me know if you have any other questions.

150 Years of Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR 150: March 15, 2015 - March 15, 2016
150 activities for Benton Harbor 150th anniversary. Celebrate Benton Harbor in your own way. Together, let's find 150 ways.


Acknowledge the 150th in your school, church, business, office, barber shop, hair and nail saloon; in poems, songs, stories, prayer, photos, video, art; on yard signs, flag poles, flyers, posters, banners, radio, t-shirts; at parties, ball games, poetry slams, concerts, bake sales, Blossomtime, City Hall, home; by tutoring, mentoring, volunteering, helping a neighbor, supporting our businesses, providing jobs for our youth, providing scholarships, a welcoming smile, posting your greetings online, joining Benton Harbor Celebrates.

150 ways to say you care. 150 ways to celebrate Benton Harbor. 150 ways to say, 'I love Benton Harbor.'


Tell us what your way(s) will be at:


bentonspirit@bentonharborcelebrates.com


or by regular mail at:


PO Box 465, Benton Harbor, MI 49023


Join our Facebook group at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bentonspirit.bentonharborcelebrates/


And your activity/event will also be acknowledged and published in the Benton Spirit Community Newspaper.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weight Loss Seminar in Niles

Free Weight Loss Seminar Offered in Niles


(NILES) –  The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Centeris offering a free seminar, “Lose Weight…Find Health.” The seminar will be presented from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center at Lakeland Medical Suites, 42 N. St. Joseph St., Niles.
Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, one of Michigan’s most experienced bariatric surgeons and Medical Director of the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come. The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan, including medical weight loss management through diet or bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling, individualized exercise programs, and monthly support groups.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 190 million adults in the United States are overweight and obese. Individuals more than 40% overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight. However, the good news is that losing as little as 5-15% of your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate your need for some medications.
For more information or to register for the seminar, call (269) 687-4673 or (877) 467-3858. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Hope Grows Fundraiser

On Thursday, May 7, the Lakeland Health Foundation, Niles, and the Niles-Buchanan YMCA will partner for the second-annual Hope Grows fundraiser, which raises funds to support cancer screenings, treatment, follow-up care, and the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA. Please see the release (attached below) for details, and let me know if you’re interested in talking with anyone involved with this great event.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Register for Renaissance Kids Summer Architecture Camp!

Renaissance Kids aspires to provide a fun array of creative hands-on projects through which children learn together about the architecture of cities, buildings and places.  To vared degrees, all activities and projects center on gaining understanding of people, history, culture, sustainability, design concepts, the architect’s tools, construction, materials and more!  

Age Groups are as follows:  5-7yrs    7-10yrs     10-12yrs     12-15yrs   

 

See our website:  www.andrews.edu/go/renaissancekids 

Like and Share our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/renaissancekids.architecture

International Students Sabbath

We are so delighted to inform you that the annual International Students Sabbath will be held this Sabbath, March 21, 2015 at Pioneer Memorial Church. Internatonal Students will be participating in both the Church services. There will be special music and other special presentations during that worship. We would like to encourage you to come and join us for this special worship. Our guest speaker is going to be Dr. Clifford Jones. If you have or own a traditional costume or attire, please wear it to this sabbath otherwise just come dressed as you would for Church.

We are excitedly waiting to worship with you this Sabbath. Have a pleasant rest of the week.

Niles Westside for March 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.

March 21: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Monday, March 16, 2015

Eau Clair for March 21

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  Morning Bones for Evening Wolves

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

Host an International Exchange Student

The AFS Intercultural Program is looking for a volunteer Adventist family who would like to host an Adventist international student from Brazil for the upcoming school year 2015-2016.  

AFS students (as well as other exchange organizations) are hosted on a J-1 visa.  That means that Host Families are Volunteers.  They cannot be paid or compensated in any way for hosting a student (Federal law).  They do get a $50 a month deduction on their income tax form.  They also get support in the form of a Liaison, who meets with the family on a monthly basis and will help them through the exchange process.

If you are interested in hosting this student or would like to receive more information, please contact:

Francesca Lippi

One World Area Team-Sending Coordinator

269-208-7720

francesca.lippi@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Berrien Springs Schools Celebration Festival

March 17, 2015 7:00 PM
After a successful year, the Berrien Springs public school choirs present their long-awaited celebration festival concert.

 

Free Admission

The Creation Case

March 31, 2015 7:00 PM

 

Join us for the world premier of The Creation Case, a video series that explores the origins of the earth.  In each of the episodes, Doc M, Jaqui, and Rich explore evidence found in volcanoes, the ocean, stars, caves and glaciers to make the case the God is the Creator of the universe.

Open House for Van's Medical Equipment of Lakeland

Community members are invited to an open house on Tuesday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Van’s Health & Appearance Center, located within the Marie Yeager Cancer Center 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.
Part of Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland, the Van’s Health & Appearance Center is dedicated exclusively to products and services for cancer patients and survivors, including postsurgical bra and prosthetic breast form fittings. Open house attendees will get the first look at the latest in bras, breast forms, and swimwear. Colleen Ruby, Anita Care Education Manager and Care Consultant, will be on hand to share her expertise, answer questions, and review products with customers.
Van’s customer service representatives will help answer any questions about insurance coverage of products. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

About Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland
Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland is a third-generation home medical equipment company that has served southwest Michigan for 100 years. The company merged with Lakeland Health in 2008. Van’s offers a broad line of products, including include oxygen and sleep therapy equipment, electric hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, braces and supports, and bathroom safety equipment. Van’s operates four retail stores throughout southwest Michigan: a main office and store on Glenlord Road in St. Joseph, a store in the Welcome Center at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, a health and appearance center at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center in St. Joseph, and at the Lakeland Medical Suites in Niles. For more information, visit www.vansmedical.com or call (269) 927-8635 or at (800) 780-0499.

Say Happy Birthday to Benton Harbor!

Say Happy Birthday to Benton Harbor. On March 14, 2015 Benton Harbor celebrates 150 years.

You can send your greeting to us in any of the three ways:

1. Upload your greeting to the Benton Harbor Celebrates Facebook page

or

2. Email it to bentonspirit@bentonharborcelebrates.com

or

3. Mail it using the attached form to PO Box 465, Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Birthday greetings received by March 15 may be published in the March 19 edition of Benton Spirit News.  

Please see the attachments for more information.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Empty Bowls 20th Anniversary Soup Supper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For questions about the Empty Bowls project
and its 20th Anniversary, please contact:
Marie Remington at 269-683-2794
or Karla Hurlbutt at Buchanan Middle School 269-695-8406



BUCHANAN ART CENTER, BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS,
REDBUD AREA MINISTRIES AND LOCAL POTTERS JOIN TOGETHER FOR
EMPTY BOWLS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SOUP SUPPER

The 20th Buchanan Empty Bowls Soup Supper will be hosted at Buchanan High School on Friday, April 17, 4:30 - 7 pm.  The community is invited to attend and purchase hand-made ceramic bowls along with a simple soup supper and help end hunger. All potters, students, teachers, administrators, parents, donors and other volunteers who have worked over the years to make Empty Bowls so successful in Buchanan are invited to join in the celebration. There will be a memorabilia table and an open potter’s wheel for past potters to "throw" one for old time’s sake.  All profits from the supper and presales will be donated to Redbud Area Ministries (RAM) food pantry in Buchanan.

This philanthropic project is made possible by a partnership of Buchanan Art Center, Buchanan Community Schools, Redbud Area Ministries, and local potters, as well as the continuing generosity of local merchants, area foundations, and our caring community. Adult potters' bowls may be pre-purchased at the BAC February 25 through April 11. There will also be a commemorative t-shirt available for pre-order at the BAC in March; further information will be sent out by the schools and on BAC's website and Facebook.


The Buchanan Art Center is located at 117 West Front Street in Buchanan, Michigan. The Center features three galleries with rotating exhibits of regional artists’ works, a program of educational art classes for all ages, and a gift shop offering works of local artists. Current hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Sundays. More information, including a schedule of classes, can be obtained at the Center by calling 269-697-4005, or by visiting their website at: www.buchananartcenter.org.

Michigan Maritime Museum March lecture

Please find attached the press release for the Michigan Maritime Museum’s March lecture.

2015 Basic Sail Training Program

Lakeland Offering Two Free Programs

Lakeland Offers Class on Nutrition in Cancer Treatment

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will offer a free nutrition class to cancer patients undergoing treatment and their families. “Nutrition Matters in Cancer Treatment” will be held on Wednesday, March 25, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Houseworth Conference Room at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.
Led by a Lakeland Health registered dietitian, the class will include information about healthy eating habits, ways to enhance overall well-being and quality of life during and after cancer treatment, and managing side effects while maintaining adequate nutrition.
                For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544. A complimentary bag lunch will be provided to all participants.
Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.


Free Program on Heart-Healthy Foods at Lakeland

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will present “Eating Right for a Healthy Heart” on Thursday, March 26, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Community Room at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, 1234 Napier Avenue.
At this free program, a registered dietitian will discuss how better food habits can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and give participants tips on following the American Heart Association’s eating plan.
A 24-hour advance registration for this class is requested. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Niles-Westside Church Service for March 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.

March 14: Alex Prouty, Speaker

There will be a Fellowship Lunch following second service.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Village Church for March 14

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Polluted Sanctuaries"

Eau Clair Church Service for March 14

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

Sabbath Speaker: Max Gordiienko
Sermon Title:  Saviors are coming!

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING?! A Karaoke Contest

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CrossRoads - March 14

Come enjoy a great youth and young adult program where we deal with topics and issues relevant to all of us. Every second Saturday of each month we come together with hopes of making a decision for Christ in every aspect of our lives. Enjoy music, arts, discussion, and a challenge to live with power, love, and a sound mind!

Join us this Sabbath, March 14th...6:00pm...Niles Philadelphia SDA Church. All are welcome!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sweet Citi's Poetry Expo

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pauline Maxwell Birthday Celebration

The Fairplain Seventh-day Adventist Church will be celebrating the 90th birthday of Pauline Maxwell, a long-time Berrien Springs resident and wife of the late Mervyn Maxwell, on Sabbath evening, March 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come join us as we honor her life. A light supper will be served.

The church is located at 140 Seneca in Benton Harbor.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Village Church Service for March 7

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Polluted Sanctuaries"

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

Niles-Westside Church Service for March 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.

March 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Monday, March 2, 2015

Eau Clair Church Service for March 7

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "The Secret of Mentorship Means"

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

Memorial Service for Dr. Thesba N. Johnston

Memorial Service for Dr. Thesba N. Johnston
Date: March 7th, 2015
Location: All Nations SDA Church
Time: 4:30PM

Dr. Johnston was an emeritus Professor at Andrews University and a pioneer of the All Nations SDA Church and we would love to recognize her life of service.

For more information, please email anc.berrien@gmail.com.

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. 

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

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