Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:00:00 -0000 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:00:00 -0000 Berrien Springs Christmas Open House <p> Come and bring your Christmas spirit and enjoy this FREE Christmas event with your friends and family in downtown Berrien Springs,Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6&ndash;9 p.m.</p> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000 Niles Westside Church Service, November 25 <p> Niles Westside Adventist Church<br /> 1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)<br /> Niles, MI</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p> Church Services: 8:30 &amp; 11 a.m.</p> <p> November 25: Thanksgiving Service</p> <p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Verdana} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Verdana; min-height: 12.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Verdana; color: #ff2500} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; color: #000000} </style> </p> <p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Verdana; color: #ff2500} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> </p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:00:27 +0000 ISSP Office Closure for Thanksgiving Holiday <p> The Office of International Student Services &amp; Programs will be closed from 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, until Sunday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We plan to re-open with our full range of services on Monday, Nov. 27, at 9 am. Thank you for your patience on this.&nbsp;</p> <p> Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Safe travels.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:54:03 +0000 Week in Pictures: November 22, 2017 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:51:52 +0000 "Is This Thing On" with Dan Jackson & NAD Leaders <p> On December 2, 2017, at 4 p.m. (CST), students from Oakwood University will dialogue with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from the North American Division during a 120-minute livestreamed conversation. During &ldquo;Is This Thing On?&rdquo; Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, and Alex Bryant, executive secretary, will answer questions via audience and social media during the program&rsquo;s second Facebook Live event this year.</p> <p> The program is unscripted; questions will be taken primarily from Facebook and Twitter. Subjects may include the Bible, church policy, Adventist lifestyle, race relations, theology, relationships, and more.</p> <p> &ldquo;Racism and social justice is a subject that is a very relevant to young people today,&rdquo; said Andrew Taylor, Oakwood University student and United Student Movement president. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very excited to have an open discussion regarding this important topic with church leaders and college student. It is very important to know how the church will tackle the issue.&rdquo;</p> <p> Approximately 1,750 students are enrolled this year at the Huntsville, Alabama, university, the Adventist Church&rsquo;s only historically black college/university (HBCU).</p> <p> Live attendance at this event, occurring just before the official start of the Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Council (PELC) meetings on campus, is expected to be &ldquo;standing room only.&rdquo; The young adult audience featured during the live event will be selected from a group of interested students. Those participating online are encouraged to use #NADNOW.</p> <p> &ldquo;We look forward to once again engaging our young adults in meaningful dialogue on issues that are important to them in the life of the Church,&rdquo; said Bryant, who is an alumnus of Oakwood. &ldquo;We need to hear their voices as together we look to position the church to meet the challenge of a growing and diverse world.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We have a wonderful opportunity to work through issues together,&quot; said Jackson. &ldquo;&ldquo;We want to dialogue with our young adults in an open and transparent way on the issues important to them. Our church only becomes stronger when we talk to each other, pray with each other, and learn from one another.&rdquo;</p> <p> The first Is This Thing On? event held on March 14, 2017, drew more than 23,000 viewers, with hundreds of questions and comments pouring in during the event and directly after.</p> <p> &quot;What I appreciated most about this event was how thoughtfully and purposefully it was put together to make sure as many people as possible could have their questions answered,&quot; said Nicqelle Godfrey, La Sierra University Student Association president (2016&ndash;2017) and AIA participant, regarding the March 14 event at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. &quot;It was very clear that no question was treated as insignificant, which showed us how much the church earnestly wanted to converse with us all.&quot;</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:43:01 +0000 Why I Have Stayed with the Adventist Church <p> &ldquo;Why I Have Stayed with the Adventist Church,&quot; presented by Reinder Bruinsma, at a special vespers on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall.</p> <p> Bruinsma will share about his book&nbsp;&quot;Facing Doubt...,&quot; written for Adventists who struggle with their faith and/or their church.</p> <p> <o:p></o:p></p> <p> Co-sponsored by the J.N. Andrews Honors Program and the Office of Research &amp; Creative Scholarship.</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:39:25 +0000 Michiana Adventist Forum <p> On Saturday, December 2 the Forum program will feature Reinder Bruinsma discussing his recent book &quot;Facing Doubt: A Book for Adventist Believers &lsquo;On the Margins.&rsquo;&quot; He will address &ldquo;Why I Wrote the Book, Why I Think It Is Relevant, and What I Hope It Will Do.&rdquo; The Forum program is on Sabbath afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall.</p> <p> In addition, Dr. Bruinsma will be making two related presentations on campus Friday night and Sabbath morning.</p> <p> <strong>If you wish to peruse the book before Dr. Bruinsma&rsquo;s presentations, there is still time to order it.&nbsp; Although the book is not stocked at the local Adventist Book Center, it may be purchased from</strong></p> <p> Bruinsma is a retired and vocal pastor, teacher, editor and church administrator. He earned a PhD in church history from the University of London. At the time of his retirement he was president of the Netherlands Union, having previously served as executive secretary of the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists.<br /> <br /> His latest book, &quot;Facing Doubt: A book for Adventist Believers &lsquo;On the Margins,&rsquo;&quot; has been translated into five languages. In it he deals with the doubts and questions many church members have&mdash;about Christian faith in general and the Adventist version of it in particular. He also touches on recent trends in the Adventist church, which many see as negative or even alarming. He makes himself quite vulnerable in this book as he is very open about his own questions and concerns. But he also explains that, nonetheless, he has decided to stay in the church and appeals to others to also deal constructively with their doubts and concerns and to &quot;stay with it.&quot;</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:36:11 +0000 Community Christmas and Live Nativity <p> Come experience a celebration of Christ's birth from 4&ndash;7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Eau Claire Community Center in downtown Eau Claire. Featuring a Live Nativity from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with live animals the kids can pet, live Christmas music, FREE refreshments, FREE Christmas craft for the kids, and many Silent Auctions ending every hour on items donated by local businesses as a fundraiser for the Eau Claire Pathfinders.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Admission: FREE or bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to families in need. Questions? Call or text 269-409-1880 or email&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;or Facebook: @EauClaireCritters.</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:33:05 +0000