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Thursday, September 5, 2013

After School Program

Berrien Springs High School has an after school program for its students each Monday - Thursday from 3:15 - 5:15.
Afterschool Rocks! offers tutoring and enrichment activities for its students.  We are looking for volunteers to help us in several capacities.  If you like working with teens, please contact Bonnie Chadderdon, Director, at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org, or call her at the high school at 473-0556.

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, September 7, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "WHAT DO YOU SEEK?: Too tough to stomach"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Niles Westside Church Service

Sept. 7 First Service: Pastor Darrell le Roux, speaker

Sermon Title: "Mission Possible"

Sept. 7 Second Service: Praise Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 GRant St. (at Fairview Ave.)
Niles, Mich.

nileswestside.org

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sidewalk Sabbath School

Harbor of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to an interest session for Sidewalk Sabbath School.  Join us in Buller Hall Student Lounge on the Berrien Springs campus of Andrews University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8.  Come learn about cutting-edge urban children's evangelism!  

Berrien Springs After School Program

Berrien Springs High School has an after school program for its students each Monday - Thursday from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Afterschool Rocks! offers tutoring and enrichment activities for its students.  We are looking for volunteers to help us in several capacities.  If you like working with teens, please contact Bonnie Chadderdon, Director, at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org, or call her at the high school at 473-0556.

Diabetes Seminar

Diabetes Seminar:  Are you at risk for Diabetes, Are you seeking to manage your Diabetes better, than consider the Wellspring Diabetes Program. It is a revolutionary community-based health education program which applies the most research in Lifestyle Medicine to the prevention and management of Diabetes.  Attend one of the following informational meetings to see if this seminar will meet your needs: Thursday, Sept 5 at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, Sept 10 at 7 p.m. Actual seminar begins Tues, Sept 24 and meets weekly. All meetings at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church on 410 Hill St., Dowagiac, MI.  For more information contact Melody Wallace, RN, FCN at melody@dowagiacadventist.org or call 569-782-0457.

Revive Sabbath School

REVIVE SABBATH SCHOOL, sponsored by Revive Vespers, meets each Sabbath morning at 9:45 a.m. at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8454 Kephart Lane, in Berrien Springs. This coming Sabbath, September 7, we will serve breakfast at 9 a.m. before Sabbath School begins. Come and join us for food, fellowship, and the study of God's Word.  For further information contact revivevespersAU@gmail.com

Revive Prayer Meeting

REVIVE PRAYER MEETING, sponsored by Revive Vespers, meets every week in Buller Hall, Room 106, at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings.  We are studying the work of the Holy Spirit as described in Scripture and the Ellen White devotional, Ye Shall Receive Power. Come and join us for prayer and the study of God's Word.

Series on Biblical Sexuality

"God and Healthy Same-Sex Relationships," the second part of the Biblical Sexuality series by Dr. Roy Gane, professor of Old Testament at the SDA Theological Seminary, will be presented at Revive Vespers on Friday evening, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m, at the Biology Amphitheater. 

Questions and answers will follow the presentation. Co-curricular credit is available for undergraduates. For further information, please email revivevespersAU@gmail.com.

Friday, August 30, 2013

CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar

Registration is about to close for the CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar for Pasadena, California on September 9 & 10. Learn how to use God’s original plan for living life to the fullest to build relational bridges with your community and create opportunities for transformation through the eight universal principles of whole person health: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust in God, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition. CREATION Health can be used as an outreach seminar or as a catalyst for transforming environments such as in the workplace or church. The CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar is for anyone who wants to add more life to their years and more years to their life and wants to help others do the same as a certified CREATION Health trainer.

This is the only CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar that Florida Hospital Mission Development is conducting on the west coast in 2013.

Click this registration link for more information:

http://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=137

Indiana Michigan Power Siren Testing

Indiana Michigan Power is conducting their annual maintenance on each of the 70 sirens during the weeks of 8/26, 9/2 and 9/9.  

Each siren will be tested individually.  I&M personnel will visit each siren location and test it for approximately 30 seconds.  Testing will be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

I&M will suspend any testing during severe weather to avoid confusion.  As always, in the event of a real emergency, all sirens would sound continuously for three minutes and you should tune in to your local TV or radio station.

AICER Symposium


AICER is inviting students and faculty to attend Dr. Christon Arthur’s presentation on September 3, 2013 at 5:30pm  in Buller Hall, Student Lounge. Dr. Arthur servers as the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

His  presentation is entitled , “Graduate Students’ Advocacy, ”  and the abstract follows:

Advocacy may be defined as the act or process of supporting or promoting a cause. Therefore, in the context of graduate education, advocacy may be defined as the act of supporting or promoting the cause of graduate students. In its truest form, graduate education is a collaborative experience between a student and the faculty. By its very nature, this collaborative experience creates a power differential between student and faculty – the faculty is powerful and the graduate student is powerless. The faculty is the expert and the graduate student is the novice. The faculty has the institutional culture on their side the student has to learn that culture. How does a graduate student navigate this landscape? Is advocacy a legitimate expectation of the graduate student? Who is responsible for advocating for graduate students? Where do graduate students go for conflict resolution? This AICER Symposium attempts to address these pressing issues. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life challenges faced by graduate students to the discussion.


Online participants need to login as 'Guest" at https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/   or  http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/ whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

N2N Volunteers

Neighbor to Neighbor is looking for 10 new volunteers to assist with some specific tasks. For more information contact Laura Meyer or Lucy Randall at 269-471-7411.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 GODencounters Conference

2013 GODencounters Conference will be held September 19–21, at the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4409 Pleasantview Drive, TX 76017. It opens Thursday night at 7 p.m. [Central Time]. Open to the public, this year’s conference features executive coach Sam McKee, Younger Generation Worship, and recording artist The Digital Age. For more information on this free event go to www.YGchurch.com.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Siren Testing in Bridgman

Cook Nuclear Plant will begin testing each of their sirens individually on Monday, Sept. 2. WSJM reports that there are 70 sirens placed up to 10 miles from the plant. The sirens will sound between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The testing process will take until Sept. 13.

DivorceCare Support Group

Has your marriage and family dreams been shattered by separation and/or divorce?  Join others who have similar experience to find healing and hope. A 13-week seminar meeting Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Village SDA Church.  635 St. Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs.  Fall session begins Sept. 10, 2013. Call 269.471.9975 for information or to register.

GriefShare Support Group

Have you lost a loved one because of death and need support?  Join others who understand and care on Sunday evenings for 13 weeks at 6-8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Village SDA Church.  Fall session begins Sept. 8, 2013. Call 269.471.7795 for information and to register.

Actors Needed for Daniel Story

FFIC is searching for a few more core actors, including dynamic twins that can act and possibly sing, for the Camporee Nightime Daniel Story.

If you are interested, please see the qualifications below, and upload your audition video to ACT- www.adventistchristiantheater.com by Oct. 1, 2013. There are monologues and auditions on the ACT website.

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Have a living faith relationship with Jesus.
  • Have experience in acting in plays and skits.
  • Be available July 20 - Aug. 17, 2014
  • Must provide your own transportation to Andrews University on July 20, and from Oshkosh on Aug. 17, 2014.

For more information email Betty Whitehead, Artistic Director for FFICamporee.

Pathfinder Orchestra Auditions Open

Be a part of the 150 member Camporee Orchestra for Sabbath Morning, Aug. 16, 2014.

Musicians ages 9 to 19 may audition by video with a selected piece of music chosen from the Camporee Orchestra Music  on the FFIC Website.

Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube or Vimeo, please fill out the online application form on the FFIC Website.

There are only 150 orchestra spots available. Orchestra members will be announced Jan. 1, 2014, in the FFIC Newsletter.

For more information, contact Randy Griffin, Nighttime Activity Director.

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, August 31, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "WHAT DO YOU SEEK?: Healing Waters, Healing Words"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Place - Village SDA Church
635 Sta Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
 

Adventist Retirees of Michiana Meeting

Adventist Retirees of Michiana will meet on September 15 to hear news from
the "Good News Farm" at Great Lakes Adventist Academy. Aimee Smith, the
Manager, will show pictures and interesting news on this venture which produces
quality food and work for students. If you are retired don't miss this and the good
potluck and the fellowship at 1 pm on the 15th at the Village Church Family Center.
 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Revive Sabbath School

Revive Sabbath School, conducted by the Revive Vespers ministry team, will be held each Sabbath morning at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8454 Kephart Lane, Berrien Springs, Mich., at 9:45 a.m.  Come and join us for great singing, prayer, discussion and the study of God's Word! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Niles Westside Church Service

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

Niles Westside Adventist Church, 1105 Grant Street (at Fairview Ave)

August 24: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - "Faith of the Future"

Buchanan Art Center Holds Annual Festival of the Animals

October 6, 2013, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

The Buchanan Art Center will host a "Festival of the Animals" on Sunday, October 6, 2013, from noon until
5:00 p.m. at the Buchanan Common, downtown near the Farmer's Market arena. 

Bring your pets and experience a great afternoon of fun, to learn new things about animals and enjoy events for animals! This year’s theme is “Flying Friends.”

Activities scheduled include:

• Snacks and beverages for humans and dogs
• Make a beeswax candle and watch a presentation of “The Vanishing Bees.”
• Art, poetry, and stories created by grades 1 –12
• “Flea” Market: Dozens of animal- oriented items; new or good- as for sale at bargain prices!
• Paw Print Tile: Imprint your pet’s “signature” on a ceramic tile. 
• Have your photo taken with your pet
• Demonstrations by some amazing canines
• Petting corral
• Adoptions and Rescue
• Ask the Vet
• Face- painting for human kids
• Booths with animal- oriented art & crafts, helpful information 
• more coming soon!
Many activities are free, and participation is free for vendors and exhibitors featuring pet/animal oriented items and information. For complete information, including booth request forms, visit the Festival of the Animals website at www.bacnow.org/festival

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All Nations Church Service

Pohlmarc Lawrence, associate youth pastor at All Nations, will speak at the August 24, 2013 church service at All Nations SDA Church.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Get Fit in the Mitt" Video Contest

Showcase your favorite fitness activity for a chance to win $1,000!

Lakeland Health Care is sponsoring a wellness campaign featuring healthy and creative ways to get fit in Southwest Michigan. Winners will receive $1,000 and a chance to be featured in an episode of "Get Fit in the Mitt."

Complete rules and past episodes available at www.lakelandhealth.org/getfitinthemitt.

See attached flyer for details.

Village Church Worship Services

Sabbath, August 24, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "WHAT DO YOU SEEK?: Thirsty? Come And Drink"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St. Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Eau Claire Pathfinder Fundraiser

Critter Carnival Fundraiser
Sunday, September 1, 2013
2–6 p.m.
Eau Claire SDA Church

Come join the free (donations accepted) Critter Carnival and have a wonderful time with your family and friends on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 6 .m. at the Eau Claire SDA Church, 6562 Naomi Road, Eau Claire Mich.

Food will be available for purchase, but all the games will be free, including tug-a-war, wheelbarrow racing, water balloon shootout, obstacle course, can you score a soccer goal, ping pong ball toss, put your friend in jail, first aid relay, donut hang and much more.

The Eau Claire Critters Pathfinder Club is planning to attend the International Pathfinder camporee in Oshkosh, Wis. next summer. To this end, we are raising funds through the Critter Carnival with a corn roast, bake sale, live auction, and lots of fun and games for all ages. You can support the Pathfinders by coming with an appetite, bringing money for donations, and bringing your friends!

Buchanan Art Center Fall Schedule

Public reception: Sunday, September 8, 2013

2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Buchanan Art Center

117 West Front Street, Buchanan

The public reception will feature new exhibits by local artists groups: Fiber Etc.! by the Niles Handweavers Guild in the Roti Roti Gallery, and Reflections by 18 Artists in the Show Place Gallery; and Hess Gallery. These exhibits open on Wednesday, August 28, and run through Saturday, October 12, 2013. 

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, Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm, and (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) on Sundays from 1-4 pm. 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.
 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Benefit Concert

'What If I Give All?' benefit concert for Honduran missions is on Friday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Andrews University graduate, Naomi Jackson, will be in concert with Jose Suazo at the Michiana Fil-Am SDA Church at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.  Come hear these musical missionaries sing and share stories from the mission field.

Military Honors Funeral Service on Campus

On Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. a memorial service for John Weekly, a veteran of the Armed Forces, will be held at Pioneer Memorial Church. John will be receiving full military honors at the service, which will include a 21 gun salute. The 21 gun salute will consist of 7 individuals firing 3 rounds each. The rounds are blanks so they will only make a sound, no projectile. The Berrien Springs American Legion will be conducting the military honors portion of the service. The salute is expected to happen around 4 p.m. and will be located on the East side of PMC, somewhere between the steps and the flag pole.

If you have any questions prior to this event, please contact Ben Panigot, captain and assistant director of campus safety, at 269-471-6692 or panigot@andrews.edu.
 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

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. (two services)

August 17: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

EGGROLL FUNDRAISER

EGGROLL  FUNDRAISER

Please support our Frozen Eggroll Fundraiser and help make it possible for children of our Andrews and wider community to be able to take advantage of the reading & language services provided at Andrews University Center for Reading, Learning and Assessment (UCRLA).

Monies from this fundraiser will be used to offer scholarships and/or discounts to children who really need help in the area of reading.
 
• For a your $35 contribution you get a box of 40 Uncooked Eggrolls
• Orders can be placed up to August 23, 2013
• For more information or to order, please email  alopez@andrews.edu/esavory@andrews.edu   or call 269-471-3480
• Eggrolls will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 between 2:00-6:00 pm
• Payment must be made when you place an order

Thank you for your support of this venture

Evelyn P. Savory
Assistant

 

Camera Club in Berrien Springs

 The Berrien Springs Camera Club will open its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 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 and Suzanne McDonough 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. The critiquing will be a group activity by the other members, nonjudgmental but thinking outloud 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, to BerrienSpringsCC@gmail.com.
                Programs for November, January, and March will be announced in later articles, but probably will include a presentation on Photoshop 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. 2: Action; Cracks and Crevices
                Dec. 4: Graffiti; Street Art
                Feb. 5: Patterns; Shadows
                Apr. 2: Sky and Things in It; Vents, Grates, and Manhole Utility Covers
                The May 7 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 4 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–Cheryl Thomas
                Vice President–Shelly Martinez
                Treasurer–Rob Shellhamer
                Coordinator for Judges, Programs, and SWMCCC affiliation–Jim Lynch
                Publicity–Madeline Johnston
                Digital Projection–Suzanne Anderson and Tom McDonough
                Webmaster—Tim King

                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.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for the Berrien County SDA Churches Health Tent at the Youth Fair, Aug 12-17.

Go to www.thehealthtent.org and click on volunteers to sign up. We especially need people to assist in the spiritual health area, kids’ activities, health counseling, etc.
Also am looking for a few strong men with pickup trucks and trailers to move equipment to the tent site on Friday, Aug 9. 

Please contact melody.district9healthtent@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Barn Conference

On August 18-20, 1848, exactly 165 years ago, the Pioneers of our movement held their first barn conference in David Arnold’s barn in Volney, New York. The Buchanan Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to join us at our Barn Conference, August 23 and 24, as we relive the Pioneer experience and recall “the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.”

Our speaker will be Dr. Merlin D. Burt, founding director of the integrated Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University. The topic Friday evening will be “The Everlasting Gospel”; Sabbath morning Sabbath School, “Organizing for Mission” (children’s Sabbath School available for ages 3-12); Church Service, “A Living Faith”; Sabbath afternoon, “Advent Hymns and Stories.” Lunch on Sabbath will be provided. Period clothing is encouraged.

Bus shuttle will be used from the church parking lot to the barn;  reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 269-471-4724 by August 16. If you are unable to attend, please be sure to call and cancel your reservation ASAP.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Running and Walking Clubs

June 23, 8 a.m.
Pioneer Memorial Church

Join the PMC running or walking clubs free of charge! There are several pace groups so you're sure to find one that fits you. Beginners welcome!

For more information please visit: www.pmchurch.org/health

Sun, Fun, and Faith

All academy and high-school-aged youth are invited to join in on a summer of fun activities including: boating, soccer, laser tag, putt putt, waterpark, worship, prayer, fellowship, and much more!

To register, pick up a permission slip at the church office and email pastorsam.m@gmail.com or call 269.471.6176.

Also, we are looking for more boat drivers and boats for this summer. If you would like to volunteer your time and resources in this ministry, please email Pastor  Sam at pastorsam.m@gmail.com.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Debut Concert

Come Join T.A.G., Chapter X and friends in Concert at South Bend First on Sabbath, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Film & Music Series

The Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a Film and Music Series throughout the summer. Three faith-inspiring films will be featured including: "My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer by Jim Cymbala (June 22), "Silver Boxes" by Florence Littauer (July 20) and "The Power of Forgiveness" by Martin Doblmeier (August 17).

Two hymn sings will also be included in this summer series on July 6 and August 3.

All the events will be held on Saturday nights, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

History Center Summer Program

The History Center’s summer program series returns with exciting presenters!
The programs are free of charge, thanks to generous sponsorships from the
Berrien Springs/Eau Claire Rotary Club and Indiana Michigan Power.
All programs are on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
History Center, 313 N. Cass Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103


June 20: “Thus Fell Tecumseh”
Historian and author Frank Kuron will present a program  on his new book, Thus Fell Tecumseh. The program covers the events of the Great Lakes region during the War of 1812 leading up to the death of Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee, in 1813. He will examine how and by whose hand Tecumseh was killed in the Battle of the Thames.

June 27: “Lest We Forget:  Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors”
Author, director, filmmaker and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Jeff O’den will present a program including a film on the history of black men and women and their struggle to gain their freedom before and during the Civil War. He is the official photographer and historian of the 102nd US Colored Troop, Michigan’s only black Civil War regiment.

July 11: “Michigan’s Wild Life”
Naturalist Randy Baker will present a program about  Michigan’s Wildlife. Live animals and biofacts will be used to teach about the amazing birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians found within Michigan. He will discuss how Michigan’s wildlife has changed due to human activity over the centuries, its current state, and what the future might hold for the Great Lakes region.

July 18: “Not Just a Man’s War: Michigan Women and the Civil War"
Emily Fijol, Assistant Director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame, will discuss how life  in Michigan  changed when men left to fight in the Civil War. In addition to their regular duties, the women who remained at home assumed responsibilities previously held by men while sending supplies to support soldiers far from home. Other Michigan women moved to the frontline, serving  in hospitals and, for some bold women, even on battlefields.

July 25: "1875 Great Lakes Schooner Captain"
Take a musical journey on a Great Lakes Schooner with Captain Bill Thomas as portrayed by Michael Deren. Using accordion and concertina, he shares the stories, songs, and history of the Great Lakes Region including geography, transportation, and conservation.        

Volunteers Needed

Neighbor to Neighbor is looking for 10 new volunteers to assist with some specific tasks. For more information contact Laura Meyer or Lucy Randall at 269.471.7411.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Vote for Local Singer in "Michiana's Rising Stars"

Local singer-songwriter, pianist, and Andrews alum Laura Whidden is one of the top 25 candidates in the “Michiana’s Rising Star” contest and needs your votes!

The contest, sponsored by WNIT and other local corporations, is a multi-part televised series that aims to highlight talented vocalists, musicians, dancers and other performers in the Michiana area.

Finalists from five regions across Michiana compete in a series of auditions, and the top performers from each of the five regions will then compete at the WNIT studio each evening from Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and "Michiana's Rising Star."

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, a chance to record their own demo tape, and will co-host an evening of the program “Experience Michiana.”

Those in the WNIT viewing area can text in their votes each evening during the competition. For more information, visit www.wnit.org.

Visit Laura’s website at www.laurawhidden.com.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

F.L.A.G. Camp (Fun Learning About God)

F.L.A.G. Camp (Fun Learning About God) will continue through August 2. It is a unique summer day camp (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) which promotes social, mental, physical and spiritual development of youth ages 5-13.

Activities include: crafts, stories, games, singing, swimming, nature lessons and field trips. Located on the campus of Andrews University in the Pathfinder Building, the cost is $16/day.

Visit www.flag-camp.org for applications. Call 269-471-6565 if you have further questions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

From Disability Awareness to Perfect Unity

"See God's Power Enable His Church: From Disability Awareness to Perfect Unity."

In the church, all should be able to worship God and make a difference, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age or economic status. But how does ability fit into this? This weekend, September 24 & 25, Ray McAllister, the first blind student to be awarded a PhD by the Andrews SDA Theological Seminary, will present a seminar on the very issue. On Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Dr. McAllister will share a Bible-based motivational testimony about his own journey to fulfill his God-given dreams. What God has done for him, He will do for anyone. At 11:00 on Sabbath morning, he will speak about how the church, responding to the needs of those differently abled, will reach even closer to the goal of perfect unity. At 3:00 p.m. he will lead a less formal panel discussion forum about disability issues, with time for questions and answers. A love offering will be taken for Christian Record Services. Come and learn how all of us can enjoy the full benefits of complete unity in Christ.

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