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Monday, October 28, 2013

Apple Pie Fundraiser

Homemade crumb-top apple pies are available during the month of November from the PMC Evergreen Pathfinder Club.  The Pathfinders are picking the apples & making pies - which can be frozen or baked right away. Pies will be made each Sunday in November.

Pies are $10 each, and there’s a gluten-free option, too.   Call or email your orders to / (269)340-0366.  

Orders placed by 8 am each Sunday morning will be available for pick-up at PMC that afternoon from 1-4pm.  All funds raised will help send the Pathfinders to next summer’s camporee in Oshkosh, WI.



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

T.O.P.S. MI 233 Berrien Springs, (established July 22, 1961) meets every Tuesday with weigh-in beginning at 6:00 pm up to 6:25 pm, with the meeting beginning at 6:30 and ending by 7:30.

We meet at the United Methodist Church at 310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs.

We are a non-profit organization. For more information please contact our leader, Ann Marquez, at 269-876-0780.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Fest at Niles Adventist School

Fall Fest
Sunday, October 27
4-7 p.m.
Niles Adventist School (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI - behind Niles Westside Church).

Western Theme - Wear Western clothes if you wish, and come enjoy an obstacle course, hay rides, games with prizes, food and fun! Tickets can be bought at the door that day. 

Pumpkin Rolls

Are you looking for an awesome homemade dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas? The Stevensville SDA Chuch Challengers Pathfinder Club is selling pumpkin rolls. The cost is $10 for a regular pumpkin roll with or with nuts or you can order a non-dairy pumplin roll for $11.00 and choose with or without nuts. Delivery of the pumpkin roll is between November 18 and 27. The pumpkin rolls can be frozen until Christmas. Each roll serves 10 people.

To order or if you you have questions, please contact Marsha Beal at or at 269-461-3743.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spanish Week of Prayer

Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and weekdays at 7 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church. See attached for details.

Veterans Day Event in Buchanan

This year's Veterans Day program sponsored by the Buchanan American Legion features a look at another aspect of World War II history. While American servicemen and women were fighting overseas, this area was playing host to hundreds of German prisoners of war.

Retired Western Michigan University professor Howard Poole will speak three times in Buchanan as part of this year's Veterans Day activities. Poole will speak at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Buchanan American Legion, at 7 p.m. that night at Buchanan High School and the next morning at 9 a.m. to students at BHS.

Poole is a Sister Lakes resident and retired from Western Michigan in 2004. Since then, he has researched a variety of topics including the history of the Sister Lakes area and what happened when German POWs were brought into Southwest Michigan to work on area farms during World War II.

Poole's research has uncovered how area farms used German prisoners of war for farm labor during the war and what life was like for the half million German POWs shipped to the United States during that time period. He has also found information about a Japanese American internment camp in Southwest Michigan.

Past Veterans Day programs have given people the chance to hear about other aspects of World War II history with speakers coming in to talk on topics ranging from the role of women in the war and the service of African Americans and Native Americans. The legion has also brought in survivors of major battles and massacres to speak on Veterans Day.

Adventist Retirees of Michiana Meeting

Dave Pagel, our Michigan District 78 Representative, will be speaking at the next Adventist Retiree of Michiana meeting and potluck November 10 at 1 pm  at the
Village Church Family Center. He will be sharing issues facing the state of Michigan.
Everyone of retirement age is welcome to attend and come for an enriched life.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lake Union Pathfinder Training

This coming weekend, Adventurer and Pathfinder Leadership training courses are being offered at Andrews University.

Adventurer Basic Staff

The new AYMT Pathfinder Basic Staff

Four Master Guide classes

PLA courses

PIA - 10 hours

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Registration through the Lake Union  site -

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Holistic Wellness Academy Classes Beginning Soon

The Holistic Wellness Academy School of Massage Therapy is enrolling for the new class beginning in November. This course is a great supplement to PT and Fitness majors! The school is state licensed and will enrich your career as you strive to improve the lives of others. Classes begin in November and we are currently accepting registration. Please call for more details: 269-757-4938 or e-mail at

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers, Faithbookers and Card Makers are invited to bring the project you are working on to the Pioneer Memorial Church Commons on Sunday, October 13 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Come for the whole day or stay for just a few hours. We wll provide snacks and prizes. Contact Sherrie at 269-471-3134 or if you have questions.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Senior Day of Action

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is in need of at least 100 volunteers for Senior Day of Action on Thursday, November 7.  

On that day, teams of volunteers will go to the homes of senior citizens throughout Berrien and Cass counties to rake leaves, clean gutters, and apply plastic to windows in preparation for winter.  United Way has partnered with Area Agency on Aging to identify some of our community’s most vulnerable seniors who truly need this kind of assistance. We especially need teams in St. Joseph, Dowagiac, and Cassopolis, but could also use one more team in Marcellus and one more in Coloma.

To sign up and volunteer, please visit United Way’s website:   Click on the “Days of Action” tab at the top and click on “Senior Day of Action”.

The deadline for volunteer sign-up is Oct 18th.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

GreenTown Michiana

Healthy People. Healthy Communities.

GreenTown brings together the public sector and the private sector to "connect the dots," to inspire and to work together to remake our communities.  From healthy living to local food, energy to gree infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice.

GreenTown will be held Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown South Bend, Ind. 

Keynote Speakers:

George Heartwell - Mayor, City of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mark Fenton - Host, "America's Walking" (PBS)


  • Health & Wellness Sustainability
  • Energy/Built Environment
  • Sustainable Business
  • Transportation
  • Food and Waste
  • Water


"I Am the Greatest" Sculpture Bicycle Tour

“I Am the Greatest” Sculpture Bicycle Tour
Presented by Cycle Re-Cycle and Ars Gallery as well as the Boys & Girls Teen Center
OCTOBER 26, 1-3 pm
Starting at Cycle Re-Cycle, 300 12th St., Benton Harbor

We are raising awareness about public art, and arts education, specifically the IATG sculpture which was inspired by Muhammad Ali, and used as a role model for our local youth, and to offer an after school arts education program at ARS Gallery. We are also raising awareness about safe, fun, family bike rides, which Cycle Re-Cycle is behind.

We will tour The “I Am The Greatest” Sculptures in Benton Harbor & St. Joseph, beginning at Cycle Recycle, and all the locations of the IATG sculpture, including the Boys & Girls Joel E. Smilow Teen Center. Maps with sculpture locations, and an itinerary will be passed out at Cycle Re-cycle with information about the details of the ride.  We will end at the Livery in Benton Harbor, where we will talk about the ride, sculpture, and arts programming, as well as having Cycle Re-cycle share more on their bike tours and other programming as we enjoy Fall favorite refreshments.

For more information call Anna Russo Sieber at 269-208-4409, or email her at

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, October 12, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "CHRISTIAN PRE-REQUISITE: What You Need To Hear"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly

*Brazilian Choir In Concert
India Mission Project Team cordially invites you on Friday, October 11,  at 7:00 in the Village Church Sanctuary to celebrate God’s blessing through music. The Brazilian Choir will be performing a concert with sacred music of praise and thanksgiving. Your kind and generous offering will be taken to assist the India Mission Project of the Village Church in December.

Place - Village SDA Church
635 Sta Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone # 471-7795
Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan

All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, October 12, 2013
Speaker: Adrian Craig
Sermon: "The Judgement of the Judge."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Buchanan First United Methodist Church Volunteer Projects

Every year millions of volunteers participate in community projects on Make a Difference Day – the largest national day of service. This year volunteers from across Michiana are invited to Buchanan, MI on October 26th to participate in one of 2 projects.

Project  1:  City of Buchanan – Plant for the Future!
Volunteers will plant 75 Heritage Trees along the McCoy Creek Watershed.  These trees will protect the local water supply and keep the creek flowing.  Sign up to volunteer from 9 a.m. – noon or 2:00 – 5 p.m.  

Project  2:  Buchanan Community Schools – Support Education!
Volunteers will do the fall landscaping clean up at Ottawa Elementary or do a painting project at the school farm.  The School Farm is a unique educational asset for Buchanan Students.

For all activities volunteers should dress for the weather and, if possible, bring work gloves and tools in case extras are needed.   Volunteers from across Michiana are invited, and needed, to accomplish these projects.  Families are welcome!

For more information and to sign up to volunteer visit Make A Difference Buchanan on Facebook or email

Thursday, September 26, 2013

El Charro Feliz Offers Discount to AU Students

El Charro Feliz is a new authentic mexican and vegetarian restaurant located in Mishawaka.

Services include Dine In, Carry Out and Banquet Room (Up to 30 people during the week and 90 people Saturday evenings).

Andrews Students will receive 10% Discount when they show us their ID.
Faculty and Friends can go to this link to print a coupon:

You may like us on Facebook:

We are located at 2522 Miracle Ln. Mishawaka, IN 46545

Teach in Korea

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monthly Camera Club Meeting

Berrien Springs Camera Club Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
Berrien Springs Public Library

            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 “Action” and “Cracks and Crevices.” “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:
            Any member may submit up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints for the competition. 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.  All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Refreshments will be served.

Young Adults 18-29 Years Old Needed for Research

ATTENTION: Young Adults ages 18-29 years old.

At the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church's request, Barna Group, a Christian research firm will be conducting research with members and non-members to better understand their opinions and experiences.

SDA members and non-members are being asked to participate in a brief online survey discussing the SDA Church. The survey shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be extremely valuable. We are also seeking a small group of people with different experiences and perceptions, to participate in an online group discussion to be held on Tuesday, September 24 to Thursday, September 26. If you qualify and fully participate in the online discussion group, you will be issued a $75 monetary incentive as a thank you for your time and for your opinions.

Please be assured that no one will attempt to sell you anything. Your information will remain confidential. We are simply looking for your open and honest opinions on the subject matter for research purposes.

To take the survey, click this link:

Villiage School 5K Fun Run

The Village Adventist Elementary School is hosting a 5K Fun Run for
Worthy Students on Sunday, Oct. 20.  You can register at  Sign
in begins at 8:00 in the gym, and the run begins at 9:00.  Please call
473-5121 if you  need more information!  

Anniversary Sabbath of the First Haitian American Adventist Group

Join the 1st anniversary celebration of the First Haitian American Adventist Group in Berrien Springs, MI this coming Sabbath, September 28, 2013!  Worship service begins a 11:00 AM and an afternoon concert at 5 PM.  The location is 310 W. Mars St, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

The keynote speaker will be Pastor Pierre Francois, MDiv of the South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  Pastor Francois has a background in Business Management and received his Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University.

For further information, call (973) 820-5824.

Retirees Meeting and Potluck

"Threats to Our Religious Liberties" will be the presentation by Dr Nicholas Miller at the next retirees meeting and potluck at the Village Church Family Center on October 13 at 1 pm. 

Dr Miller is the Director of the International Religious Liberty Institute. If you are of retirement age, no matter where you have worked, you will find fulfilling friends, food, and fellowship.

Children Led Sabbath Program

You are all invited to a Children Led Sabbath Program in Michiana African S.D.A Church.
Date: October 5, 2013.
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Potluck will follow. The theme will be "Jesus THE HEALER Desired In All Ages."

It is a program you don't want to miss!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Andrews Airport Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast

The Department of Aviation is pleased to invite pilots and non-pilots alike to come out for the return of this much-anticipated annual event.

Adults $7

Children ages 10 and under $3

(Food will be served until 11 a.m.)

Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast; then learn more about aviation as you tour the airpark, check out our fleet of planes, and visit the Flight Simulation Center. The class of 1963 will also be on-hand to announce the total raised for their 50-year class gift, an endowed scholarship program for aviation graduates who choose to serve in the mission field. You won’t want to miss it!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hinsdale Men's Chorus at Niles Westside

You are invited to worship with the Hinsdale Men’s Chorus (HMC) in Sacred Concert this Saturday evening, September 21, at 7 p.m. at Niles Westside Church. HMC, based out of Hinsdale, Illinois, has sung at a number of General Conference sessions, internationally – Australia, Thailand, Singapore and in 2015 to Malaysia – and on 3ABN and Hope Channel.

Niles Westside Church Service

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

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

September 21: Joseph Kidder, Speaker - "Who Is Your Enemy?"

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 21, 2013
Speaker: Errol McLean

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

End the Status Quo

Your Education is important! Learn how to serve God and still be fully committed to earning your degree
Benton Harbor Spanish Church Invites you to join us to a Welcome Lunch and Worship this Sabbath, September 21 @ 10:00 am

For more information text/call Raquel at (269) 815-8310 Transportation will be provided from Lamson Hall.

Our church is located in 1870 Union Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sam McKee Featured Presenter at 2013 GODencounters Conference

Executive Coach Sam McKee Featured Presenter
at 2013 GODencounters Conference

Young Adults are especially invited to the 2013 GODencounters Conference, September 19-21, 2013, held at Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4409 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington, TX 76017.  Opening night is Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 PM, featuring pastor and executive coach, Sam McKee. The conference culminates with a free concert, 7:00 PM, Saturday evening, September 21st with The Digital Age.  For more information go to

From Portland, Oregon, McKee has spoken to youth and young adults in colleges and churches in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, and Australia. He's coached leaders from Columbia University, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. A former newspaper reporter and party guy, Sam became a Christian during his college years through a homeless man and an energetic African-American Church near Chicago. Now he loves to share the joy he’s found in Christ with anyone who’s searching for something more.

Sam served as a youth pastor and lead snowboarder at churches in Colorado and California before becoming the senior pastor of the Sunnyvale Adventist Church (CA), which serves the people of Silicon Valley. His church was full of young adults, many of whom worked at high-tech companies like Google, Apple and Intel. The church launched 36 Life Groups around the Bay Area and touched many lives. In 2008, he moved to the Portland, Oregon area to plant a church for people who are far from church but hungry for God.

In his free time, Sam enjoys hockey, football, snowboarding and especially hanging out with his surfer/pastor/actress wife. They keep busy rafting, snowboarding and exploring the beautiful Northwest with their two children, who have more energy than the sun.

GODencounters Conference is free and open to the community, sponsored by Younger Generation Church, the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.  For information go to

All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 14, 2013
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "Baggage"

Village Church Worship Services

Sermon Title "Christian Prerequisites:  What You Need to Know"
Pastor Ron Kelly preaching. (New Senior Pastor for Village SDA Church)
1st service 8:30
2nd service 11:20

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.

Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

September 14: 1st service - Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - "The Best Place to Be"

2nd service - Elder Jay Gallimore - "Always Before My Face"

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

8 Habits of Highly Healthy People

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Join us to learn the 8 habits of highly healthy people! Topics from expert health lecturers include nutrition, exercise, the internal and external use of water, sunshine, fresh air, rest, balance and trusting in God. This free seminar runs September 22-28 from 7:00-8:30 pm each evening, located at the Village Church Family Center, 635 St. Joseph, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Oak Haven Events

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bible Seminar

The Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church will be hosting a series of interactive Bible prophecy seminars on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., beginning October 4 and running through November 16. The speakers will be Jason and Anna Vhymeister, who are both graduate students at the Andrews University Seminary. The October 4 topic is entitled “A Reason to Hope.”

The Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 6657 Stevensville-Baroda Rd., Stevensville, MI.
For more information call the church office:  (269) 422-2391

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Seeking Adventist Ministry URLs

Do you know any excellent Seventh-day Adventist websites in various foreign languages? Please send us the link. We are collecting all the Adventist sites that have Bible studies, pamphlets, radio and television programs, etc. in all the languages of the world that we can possibly find. These will be made available at one place so Christians can share the truth with anyone they meet regardless of being able to speak each other's languages. 

Please send the information to If we won't understand the site, please give us a short description of it in English. For an example of what we are looking for visit under Resources.

Festival of the Animals w/BAC

Join the Buchanan Art Center in celebration of all our loving pets. Bring your pets with you.  Activities will include booths with animal-oriented arts and crafts and helpful information, a flea market and a petting corral.  Make a pet paw (or claw) print tile and have your pet's photo taken with (or without) you.  There will be face painting for human kids.  And there will be a return of the Kitty Litter drawing and a new Sitting Ducks Drawing.  If you are hungry you can visit the Bow Wow Cafe sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. The Blessing of the Animals will take place at the Gazebo.  And that's just the beginning! Check back with us at

Sponsored by the Buchanan Art Center
Humans and animals of all sizes and ages are welcome.
SUNDAY, OCT 6.  12 - 5 PM. Blessing of the Animals 3 PM.  No charge. No admission fee.
Buchanan Common Community Center and Gazebo

Monday, September 9, 2013

ABC Student Discount Cards

Student discount cards for use at the ABC (located across from the main campus entrance on U.S. Hwy. 31) are still available.  Feel free to pick them up at the ABC, or check with your residence hall, housing, or Seminary office.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Electronics Recycling Event

Community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at Andrews University.  Hep us meet our goal of collecting 75,000 pounds!

Come to the transportation building on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3 - 7 p.m.  

Accepted items:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Smart phones/Cell phones
  • Monitors
  • TVs
  • Telephones
  • Cameras
  • DVD players
  • Cords/cables
  • Printers
  • Toner cartridges
  • Refrigerators
  • Air conditioners
  • Appliances
  • Car batteries
  • Any other electronic items 

All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded.

This event is free and does not cost anything to participate with only one exception: Due to the hazardous nature of CRT glass, there is a small recycling fee of $5 for CRT computer monitors and $10 for tube televisions.

Rebate incentives will be available for participating utility provider customers who recycle working refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or room AC units.  Participating providers:

  • Indiana Michigan Power
  • South Haven Public Works
  • Dowagiac Electric 

For more information email or call 269-326-1232.

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 7, 2013
Speaker: Dr. R. Clifford Jones, "Can These Bones Live?"

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, 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.

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, 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 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

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

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:

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   or 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

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- 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

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

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:

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

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

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



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   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


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
                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 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

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:

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 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

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

Visit Laura’s website at

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 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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