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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

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.

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!

Attachments

Wind Symphony Fall Concert

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

 

The Andrews University Wind Symphony present their fall concert under the direction of Alan Mitchell.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Men's Choral Invitational

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

Collegiate Choral Invitational

Concert on Saturday, November 8, at 8:00 pm

 

College choirs are invited to perform under the direction of Stephen Zork.

 

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.

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!

Affordable Massage Therapy

Affordable Massage Therapy
Are the stresses of work and study getting to you? Would you like to boost your athletic performance? Do you have a muscle ache that just won't go away?    

Ray McAllister, an Andrews alumnus who despite total blindness is now a licensed massage therapist, invites you to visit Healing's Rays Massage. Proficient in deep tissue, sports, and relaxation massage, Ray can relieve aches, help you tone muscles, and give you the energy boost to finish studies. He also offers hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, reflexology and now hot bamboo and Himalayan salt massage.  His wife, Sally, is a certified aromatherapist and will be present for female clients. She sells home-made aromatherapy blends.    

Introductory cost is only $25 for your first hour, $15 per half hour, for students all the time. Contact Ray for regular, competitive rates. Ask about free, limited-time massage doula services to reduce the pain, stress, and length of labor in childbirth.  30 no-cost massages of any type are available for those with Adventist Risk Management insurance, including sponsored seminary students.
Ray McAllister
8936 Grove St.,  Berrien Springs, MI
(269) 471 7422
raymcal@att.net

Affordable Massage Therapy

Affordable Massage Therapy
Are the stresses of work and study getting to you? Would you like to boost your athletic performance? Do you have a muscle ache that just won't go away?    

Ray McAllister, an Andrews alumnus who despite total blindness is now a licensed massage therapist, invites you to visit Healing's Rays Massage. Proficient in deep tissue, sports, and relaxation massage, Ray can relieve aches, help you tone muscles, and give you the energy boost to finish studies. He also offers hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, reflexology and now hot bamboo and Himalayan salt massage.  His wife, Sally, is a certified aromatherapist and will be present for female clients. She sells home-made aromatherapy blends.    

Introductory cost is only $25 for your first hour, $15 per half hour, for students all the time. Contact Ray for regular, competitive rates. Ask about free, limited-time massage doula services to reduce the pain, stress, and length of labor in childbirth.  30 no-cost massages of any type are available for those with Adventist Risk Management insurance, including sponsored seminary students.

Ray McAllister
8936 Grove St.,  Berrien Springs, MI
(269) 471 7422
raymcal@att.net

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

 

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.

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.

Howard Center Presents...Shop Small, Shop Local: Small Business Showcase

Small Business Showcase on September 21, 2014 3:00 PM

Concert by Lake Effect Jazz Big Band starts at 5:00 PM

 

Small businesses come with many perks—individualized service, convenience of a location in your neighborhood, and the money you spend benefits your community. Join the movement to shop small and local by discovering your community’s businesses in an expo in the lobby of the Howard Center. You can expect giveaways, samples and demonstrations! Wrapping things up, Lake Effect Jazz Big Band will take the stage in the concert hall for a concert at 5 p.m. with their blend of classic big band jazz and modern compositions. This group is comprised of local area musicians, many of whom are music teachers in area schools or own small businesses of their own.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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.

Parents' Night Out

Parents’ Night Out: Sunday, September 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Niles Adventist School gym (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI). There will be a presentation called Taming the Lecture Bug, and a traveling Christian bookstore as well. The presenters, Joey & Carla Link, have a blog and website at www.ParentingMadePractical.com. The Mom's Notes Bookstore will open at 5:30 p.m., so come early! For more information, and to RSVP (especially if you need childcare), visit www.nilesadventistschool.org. Childcare is available for kids up through grade 6 at $2 per child. Childcare space is limited.

All Nations Church Service for September 6

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 6, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Errol McLean

Howard Center Presents... Petar Jankovic Ensemble

The Petar Jankovic Ensemble creates a musical fusion of Spanish guitar and a string quartet. The ensemble’s expression and technical mastery are evident in their performances of Spanish pieces, passionate tangos, classical masterpieces, and contemporary compositions. People who appreciate chamber music and classical guitar will love the Petar Jankovic Ensemble. Come experience this unique blend of strings perform works by Debussy, Shostakovich, DeFalla, Piazzolla and Albeniz.

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 3, 2014

Ambassador and Friends Concert at the Howard

Ambassadors and Friends in Concert at Howard Performance Art Center
Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pre-sale tickets at Howard Performance Arts Center box office at 888-467-6442

The group returns to Andrews University with its trademark combination of acappella gospel favorites and irresistible African infused harmonies. Come enjoy a passionate and ferocious fun filled musical experience.

100 Years at Neighbor To Neighbor

Neighbor To Neighbor, as part of Adventist Community Services, is celebrating ACS' 100 years of Community Service with an Open House on Thursday, September 18th from 3-6 p.m.   Join us for refreshments, live music and a tour.

Niles Westside Church for September 6

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 and 11 a.m.
 
Speaker for September 6: Dr. Joseph Kidder

Michiana Fil-Am Service for September 6

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be paster Roy Castelbouno.  Sabbath School begins at 9:45 a.m. and the worship service begins at 11:20 a.m.

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

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

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 SDA Church for September 6

Sabbath Speaker: Brooks Payne

Sermon Title: "A Tale of Two Storms"

Sabbath School: 9:15 a.m.

Church Service: 10:50

Eau Clair SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Clair, MI 49111
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fun with Baroque music!

On Monday, September 22, Marianne Kordas, Andrews University music librarian, and Rev. David Alan Reed will present Fun with Baroque Music! at the Berrien Springs Community Library at 7pm.

All are welcome, and admission is FREE.

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 free cookies and lemonade, and a chance to win CDs!

Co-curricular credit will be offered for Andrews University students who attend.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Afterschool Rocks! at Berrien Springs High School

Afterschool Rocks! at Berrien Springs High School

Berrien Springs High School is looking for volunteers for their Afterschool Rocks! program that supports youth academically, socially, and emotionally. Tutors in all subject areas are needed.  If you have a skill or hobby you would like to share with teens, we invite you to come and teach it.  We start September 15, and we serve students in grades 9 - 12.  Help us change lives!  For more information, contact Director Bonnie Chadderdon at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org or call her at 269-473-0556.

All Nations SDA Service for August 30, 2014

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 30, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Gorden R. Doss

Sermon Title: "A Church With Mission Focus"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Village SDA Church for August 30

First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship: 11:20 a.m.
Preacher: Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title: "Points of Reference: Paradox of the Prophets"
 
Place: Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph AVE.
Berrien Springs, MI
Contact Person-Elizabeth Tan, (269) 471-7795

Jee Wong Benefit Concert

Sabbath, October 4, beginning at 5:00 pm, KEEP HOPE ALIVE- benefit dinner and concert for ASAP Ministries.

Doors open at 4:30 for a free vegetarian dinner with Chef Mark Anthony.  Followed at 6:00 pm by a concert with Jee Wong and Friends.

Please RSVP for dinner to:
South Bend SDA Church
1936 Altgeld St.
South Bend, IN 46614
574-234-3044
firstsda@sbcglobal.net
e-mail: firstsda@sbcglobal.net

Jee Wong - is a songwriter, accomplished pianist and a fascinating individual who is dedicated to music. His work as a solo pianist and collaborative artist has brought him across the United States and abroad. He gained national attention when his multi-media sound track “Lotus” was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999. Jee grew up in a Buddhist culture in Southern Malaysia having a natural gift for hearing, feeling and playing music at a young age. He became a Christian while attending college in Montana.

Chef Mark Anthony – Since retiring from being a casino owner in Las Vegas and caterer to celebrities, Mark has devoted his time and talents to serving the Lord through motivational presentations on healthy living. He has toured through every state in the country, cooking for tens of thousands of people. He is author of 2 vegan cookbooks and loves to share how easy it is to eat healthy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Michiana Fil-Am Worship Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Steve Toscano. 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

Niles Westside Adventist Church August 30

NIles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant ST (At Fairview AVE)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org
 
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 11 a.m. (Only one service)
 
August 30: Communion (only one church service, at 11 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free Pre-Diabetes Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) - Lakeland HealthCare 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 residdents 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, September 4
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph
 
          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, antoher 79 million adults were estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes.  Early diagnosis of the disease is critical to successful treatmentin order to delay or prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidnes disease. 
 
          Visit lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Free Weight Loss Seminar Offered in St. Joseph

(ST. JOSEPH) - The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar, "Lose Weight...Find Heatlh." The seminar will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3 in Room 4 of the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. 

          Dr. Michael Schuknecht, one of Michigan's most experienced bariatric suregons, and staff members of teh 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 Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.5% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Losing as little as five to 15 percent 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 visit www.lakelandhealth.org/hope.  Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HeathCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Free Class for Women in Chemotherapy

(ST. JOSEPH) - Lakeland HealthCare will offer "Look Good...Feel Better," a free two-hour class for women who are currenlty undergoing chemotherapy, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8, at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center at the Health Park, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.

          Presented in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association, this program teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help restore their appearance and enhance their self-image.  Licensed cosmetologists provide cosmetic advice, information on skin care, and guidance on the use of wigs, turbans and scarves.  Each participant receives a free make-up kit valued at $300from the Personal Care Products Council.

          Future "Look Good...Feel Better" seminars will be held the second Monday of each month at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center.

          Class size is limited and pre-registration for this free program is required. For more information or to register, please call (269) 556-7197.  Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Good Grief: Bereavement Sharing and Education Program

(ST. JOSEPH) - Good Grief is a free program that covers topics such as how to cope with loss, guilt, and regret; why you feel the way you do; and finding a sense of peace.  Each seven-week session meets for one and a half hours of meaningful information and sharing.  For more information, call Lory's Place at (269) 983-2707 or (800) 717-3812.

St Joseph
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane
Contact DJ Hosbein or Jaime Hoover at (269) 429-7100
 
South Haven
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 05055 Blue Star Highway
Contact Karen Riffer-Reinert at (269) 637-3825
 
NIles/Buchanan
Thrusdays, September 11 to October 23
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 4017 Chamberlain Road
Contact Mary Nell Rosenboom or Jamie HOover at (269) 695-1099

Building Relationships 4 Life

Come out and support The First Haitian American Church as it presents Building Relationships 4 Life Ministries.  It is all relationships on Friday night at 730pm and Sunday afternoon at 330pm.  Saturday afternoon at 3pm will be for Married Couples and those thinking of marriage and/or are engaged.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 30

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

Sabbath Speaker: Roy Gane
Sermon Title:  "The Song of the Vineyard"

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

All Nations Church Service Aug. 23

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 23, 2014
Speaker: Dana Carmona, "God Restores"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Abuse Awareness and Prevention Sabbath

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 enditnow Day

2014 enditnow Day at the Berrien Springs Spanish SDA Church

Niles SDA Church Service Aug. 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.

August 23: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Celebration of Health & Fitness: All Nations 3rd Annual Olympics

Come and celebrate health and fitness this weekend at the All Nations 3rd Annual Olympics.  Local churches, businesses, families and individuals are welcome to participate and no pre-registration is required.  You can attend, register and participate on the day of the event and all are welcome to participate from ages 1 to 99. 

The Friday events occur: AU Pool - Swimming  (Bike riders meet in AU Pool Parking Lot.)

Saturday night events occur: All Nations Church.

Sunday Events occur : Berrien Springs High School Track.

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Buchanan SDA Church Barn Conference

Buchanan SDA Church
Invites You! Join us at our second annual Barn Conference on September 12-13, 2014, as we relive the Pioneer experience and recall “the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” You are encouraged to wear period dress if you have some.
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Why A Barn Conference?
After the Great Disappointment most Adventists either left religion or returned to their former denominations. Those who continued to believe in the soon coming of Jesus were scattered. They had different beliefs and opinions about what the Bible taught, were questioning the prophecies and the advent movement, and were discouraged. Of those who believed the 2300 day prophecy was fulfilled in October of 1844 there seemed to be three main leaders and centers of influence.
1. Hiram Edson was in Upstate New York and believed that the Judgment began in heaven known as the Day of Atonement.
2. There was Joseph Bates in Connecticut who had accepted and was teaching the seventh day Sabbath.
3. James and Ellen White were in Maine. Ellen had received the prophetic gift and under the Lord’s direction James and Ellen were affirming the Sabbath and Sanctuary messages in early 1848. In 1848 several conferences were called with the purpose of discovering from the Bible the true teachings. The first conference was held in an unfinished attic and the following two conferences were held in barns, the only available meeting places that would accommodate the 30-60 people in attendance. Here the leading brethren with those present prayed and studied working out the teaching of the Bible which formed the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Therefore, this barn conference is a reminder of the history, roots, and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
(Additional reading on the Sabbath Conferences: Ellen G White: The Early Years by Arthur L. White; vol. 1, pgs. 139-151)
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Reservations Required: Seating is limited, so call early (first come, first serve basis). Call 269-471-7328 by September 1 to reserve your place! If you are unable to attend, please call to cancel reservation ASAP. Barn pass tickets required to enter Fuller’s Resort will be forwarded to you – No admission without your pass ticket. Directions to Fuller’s Resort can be found online at FullersResort.com under Contact Us.
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Speaker: Richard Davidson
Richard Davidson was the first speaker as the local church in Volney, New York, revived the historic Barn Conference in 2010. Richard M. Davidson is J.N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He has been with the Andrews faculty since 1979. Davidson attended Loma Linda University, graduating in 1968 with a bachelor of arts degree in theology. Two years later he earned his master of divinity degree from the SDA Theological Seminary at AU. He also received his doctorate in Biblical Studies at Andrews in 1981. Before coming to Andrews Davidson pastored in Arizona and was ordained as a minister in 1974. He is married to Jo Ann who also teaches at the Theological Seminary. They have two children, Rahel and Jonathan.

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Barn Conference Focus: First Angel’s Message on Judgment/Atonement

Program Details:
Friday Evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m.
Investigating the Investigative Judgment
Sabbath School.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
The Sanctuary Message in the Book of Hebrews
(Children’s Sabbath school available for ages 3- 12 located in log cabin next to barn)
Church Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
The Good News of Yom Kippur
Sabbath Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haystacks and Dessert provided
Sabbath Afternoon Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary Message: What Difference Does It Make?

Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 23

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

Sabbath Speaker: Brandon Lubbert
Sermon Title:  "Trust - Acknowledge - Rejoice - It's What Stewardship is All About"

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers and cardmakers bring your projects to the PMC Commons on Sunday, August 24, from 11-6 p.m.  Enjoy prizes and snacks while you are working on your projects. Hope to see you there. 

Niles SDA Church Service Aug. 16

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.

August 16: Ken Stout, Speaker

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Healing's Rays Massage Therapy

Affordable Massage Therapist

Are the stresses of work and study getting to you? Would you like to boost your athletic performance? Do you have a muscle ache that just won't go away?    

Ray McAllister, an Andrews alumnus who despite total blindness is now a licensed massage therapist, invites you to visit Healing's Rays Massage. Proficient in deep tissue, sports, and relaxation massage, Ray can relieve aches, help you tone muscles, and give you the energy boost to finish studies. He also offers hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, reflexology and now hot bamboo and Himalayan salt massage.  His wife, Sally, is a certified aromatherapist and will be present for female clients. She sells home-made aromatherapy blends.    

Introductory cost is only $25 for your first hour, $15 per half hour, for students all the time. Contact Ray for regular, competitive rates. Ask about free, limited-time massage doula services to reduce the pain, stress, and length of labor in childbirth.  30 no-cost massages of any type are available for those with Adventist Risk Management insurance, including sponsored seminary students.

Ray McAllister

(269) 471 7422

raymcal@att.net

Village SDA Church Service Aug. 16

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "Points of Reference"

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fairplain August 16 Service

Fairplain Church
140 Seneca
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
www.fairplainadventist.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 10:45 a.m.

Speaker: Pastor Phil Mils
Sermon Title: "Live! I Have Found a Substitute"

Student and Short-Term Missionary Dedication

You are invited to share in the joy of new outgoing AFM student/short-term missionaries as they fellowship at the St. Joseph SDA Church on the corner of Maiden Lane and Washington Avenue in St. Joseph this Sabbath, August 16. Come enjoy the Sabbath School (begins 9:30 a.m.) and Church service (begins at 10:40 a.m.) and potluck afterwards. The consecration service will be held at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary.

All Nations Church Service Aug. 16

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 16, 2014
Speaker: Alfonso Burgess, "Can God be Trusted?"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Attend a Free Preview Class

Berrien Academy of Music

Group Piano Instruction for Young Beginners

You and your child are invited to attend a free preview class.

  • Tuesday, August 19 at 6:00 P.M. for ages 4 1/2 to 10
  • Thursday, August 21 at 10:00 A.M. for ages 6 months to 4

Fall semester begins Tuesday, September 2. Enrollment is limited! Contact Joanna Moody for details.

Tuition is covered for homeschooling students through the Berrien Springs Parent Partnership.

Visit berrienmusic.blogspot.com

Berrien Springs Camera Club Starts New Season

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will open its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The club’s season runs from September through June each year, with programs alternating between an informative presentation about some aspect of photography, and a competition open to members.
            The September meeting will be about improving our photography and clarifying policies governing the club’s competitions. Members Tom McDonough and Suzanne Anderson will review these and update members on a few changes. Members are also invited to submit up to three digital images, taken this summer, for projection and critique as time allows. The critiquing will be a group activity by the other members, nonjudgmental but thinking out loud how each picture might be improved.
            Anyone who plans to join the club that evening may submit their three images, in jpg format not larger than 1024 x 768, as attachments to BerrienSpringsCC@gmail.com, with the following naming convention: 1_[title]_[your first initial and last name], 2_[title]_[your first initial and last name], 3_[title]_[your first initial and last name]. For example: 1_YellowDaisies_MJohnston.
            Programs for November, January, and March will be announced in later articles, but probably will include a presentation on how to matte photographs and some that showcase the work of good digital photographers.
            In competition months members can submit up to 10 digitally projected images and up to 10 prints (mounted, at least 5" x 7") for judging. Awards are given for the top projected images and prints. Acceptable topics always include Nature (nothing domesticated or showing evidence of mankind), Portraits, and Open (anything), plus two special topics each month. The special topics for each competition month this year are:
            Oct. 1: Marinas; Rocks
            Dec. 3: Neighborhoods (NH); Trees
            Feb. 4: Abandoned Buildings (AB); Chocolate (Coco)
            Apr. 1: National Parks (NP); Macro
The abbreviations in parentheses will be used in the naming convention for submissions.
            The May 6 meeting is for final judging of the year's acceptances, when 3 judges will select the top 10 projected images and prints of the year, and the June 3 end-of-season meeting will include a potluck meal at 6:30 and a show from the year's acceptances.
            Club officers this year are:
            President—Jill Kline Dodge
            Vice President—Shelly Martinez
            Treasurer—Kathleen Mendel
            Coordinator for Judges—Bradley Austin
            Publicity—Madeline Johnston
            Digital Projection—Suzanne Anderson and Tom McDonough
            Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC) Affiliation—Jim Lynch
            The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the competitions. To submit pictures, one must be a member. Other activities are being planned for members, such as outings, exhibits, and publication. Annual membership fees are $5 for students, $15 for other individuals, or $20 per family. Refreshments are served at each meeting.

Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 16

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "Spies Like Us"

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

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