Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Sat, 21 Jul 2018 19:26:00 -0000 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 19:26:00 -0000 "The Blind Dream-Chaser" <p> Even in America few people who are totally blind are able to truly chase their dreams, let alone find satisfying employment. I am Ray McAllister. In my book, &quot;The Blind Dream-Chaser,&quot; I tell how I, with no vision or light perception, have accomplished many unusual things by faith in God, things few sighted people do.</p> <p> In 2011 I became the first totally blind person to earn a PhD in Hebrew Bible. In 2014 I became the first blind, male, certified birth doula, trained to assist women in childbirth. In 2016 I, with two other blind people, received the first-prize Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind, often seen as the Nobel Prize in blindness. This was for making Biblical language materials accessible to the blind.</p> <p> &quot;The Blind Dream-Chaser,&quot; as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian book, discusses many issues relevant to topics such as faith and family. There is a chapter discussing my development of an electronic version of the church hymnal in a format accessible to the blind. My book offers tips and insights concerning how to handle bullying, how to raise a disabled child, and faith development among the disabled. I have a chapter on my journey with the Sabbath and, even, a chapter that explains how one can actually remain chaste until marriage. Each chapter ends with an inspirational poem that I have written. In general, I show how learning to delight in the Lord, as Psalm 37:4 states, allows and empowers one to chase any dreams. My book is a guide, then, on how anyone can do those things which are most meaningful.</p> <p> My book, The Blind Dream-Chaser is available on <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1531143631&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=%22Blind+Dream-Chaser%22">Amazon</a>. Sample chapters can be read <a href=";euid=95035390&amp;ruid=0&amp;;;bibletType=widget&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;">here</a>. The book is also listed at the <a href="">Flank&oacute; Press</a> Facebook page.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:19:10 +0000 All Nations SDA Church Service, July 21 <p> All Nations invites you to its 11:15 a.m. worship experience on Sabbath, July 21, 2018,&nbsp;where Leonard Morant will present the message entitled &quot;Praise Him in Advance.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p> Our Bible study starts at 10 a.m.</p> <p> Location:&nbsp;4259 E. Snow Road, Berrien Springs</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:27:40 +0000 The History Center: August 2018 Events <p> <strong>August 5, <em>Oxen with Rob Collins</em>,</strong><em> 2 p.m.</em><br /> Rob Collins is an ox driving instructor from Tillers International. View real live oxen and learn what breeds were used and what may be the best. Rob will have at least one team of oxen for all to view and will answer questions, both about oxen and Tillers. <em>Free to all.</em></p> <p> <strong>August 12,<em> Sun Coast Singers, </em></strong><em>2 p.m.</em><br /> Enjoy the harmony of the Sun Coast Singers. They will perform favorite quartet songs and popular old spirituals. The group has been led by Mike Marsh, Berrien Springs High School music teacher, for the last eight years. <em>Free to all.</em></p> <p> <strong>August 13&ndash;18, <em>Berrien County Youth Fair</em></strong><br /> Visit our booth in Commercial Building 37 during the Berrien County Youth Fair! <em>Admission charges vary.</em></p> <p> <strong>August 19, <em>Liberty Teas with Bonita Warner</em>,</strong> <em>1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.</em><br /> Following the Boston Tea Rebellion in 1773, Colonial women swore off King George's teas and became creative with finding substitutes. Using the resources available like orchards, woods and kitchen gardens, these women created blends that became known as &quot;Liberty Teas.&quot; Bonita Warner will hold a mini tea in the Log Cabin discussing types of Liberty Teas and will have some for you to taste! <em>Free to all.</em></p> <p> <strong>August 26, <em>Old Songs in History with the &quot;Pipestone Road Irregulars</em>,&quot;&nbsp;</strong><em>2 p.m.</em><br /> Come and enjoy an afternoon of music and history on the jail house square. The &quot;Pipestone Road Irregulars&quot; will perform old-time songs in history. <em>Free to all.</em></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:24:12 +0000 Eau Claire SDA Church Service, July 21 <p> Susan Payne will be speaking for this week&rsquo;s worship service at the Eau Claire SDA Church, Sabbath, July 21. Her sermon is entitled &ldquo;Come Away,&rdquo; and the church service begins at 10:50 a.m. The Eau Claire SDA Church is located at 6562 Naomi Road, Eau Claire, MI. All are welcome to attend.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:02:56 +0000 Niles Westside Church Service, July 21 <p> <strong>Niles Westside Adventist Church</strong><br /> 1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)<br /> Niles, MI 49120<br /> <a href=""></a><br /> <strong>Pastor</strong>: Darrel le Roux</p> <p> <strong>Sabbath School:</strong> 9:30 a.m.<br /> <strong>Church Services:</strong>&nbsp;8:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.</p> <p> <b>July 21: </b>Pastor Darrel le Roux, speaker, &quot;Finding Treasure&quot;</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, 18 Jul 2018 14:45:14 +0000 Village SDA Church Services, July 21 <p> Village Church invites you to join us this Sabbath, July 21, 2018.</p> <p> First service begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sabbath School programs for all ages.</p> <p> Second service will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by an offsite, potluck picnic.</p> <p> Both services will be presented by Dennis Page, titled: &quot;Whose Mind Will You Choose?&quot;</p> <p> We look forward to seeing you!</p> <p> Village Church Address:<br /> 635 St Joseph Ave<br /> Berrien Springs MI 49103</p> <p> For more information, please visit our website at: <a href=""></a>.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:43:38 +0000 Buchanan SDA: Kids Share What They Learned at VBS <p> On July 14 at 10:40 a.m., come enjoy the church service where kids will share what they learned at Vacation Bible School (VBS) throughout the VBS week.</p> <p> Buchanan SDA Church<br /> 3115 Niles Buchanan Road<br /> Buchanan MI</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:43:53 +0000 All Nations SDA Church Service, July 14 <p> All Nations invites you to its 11:15 a.m. worship experience on Sabbath, July 14, 2018,&nbsp;where Rodney Palmer will present the message entitled &quot;Have You Lost Your Cutting Edge?&quot;&nbsp;Our Bible study starts at 10 a.m.</p> <p> Location:&nbsp;4259 E. Snow Road, Berrien Springs, MI</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:41:59 +0000