Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:58:00 -0000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:58:00 -0000 2018 FREE Tax Preparation <p> If you made less than $66,000 in 2017, file your taxes online for free today: <a href=""></a>. This includes live tax support via email, chat or phone.</p> <p> If you made less than $54,000 in 2017 and need assistance in preparing your basic tax return, schedule a VITA appointment by calling 2-1-1 or 800-310-5454, beginning January 18, 2018, Monday&ndash;Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p> See attached flier for 2018 VITA Sites. <em>Please note that there may be limited walk-in appointments in March and April.&nbsp; </em></p> <p> For additional information please contact Jan Radde: or 269-982-4029.</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:46:28 +0000 Journey to Wholeness <p> Journey to Wholeness is the Adventist church's 12-step group</p> <p> When: Fridays in the Seminary building, room N108, from 10&ndash;11 a.m.</p> <p> For more information, contact Ray Nelson at 240-346-5204 or Harlene Smith at 269-281-1520.</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:31:24 +0000 Village SDA Church Services, January 13 <p> Village Church invites you to join us this Sabbath, January 13, 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.</p> <p> Both services will be presented by Pastor Ron Kelly, titled: &quot;Old Differences, New Differences, and Indifferences: Adventist Identity in the 21st Century&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, 10 Jan 2018 17:33:47 +0000 Michiana Adventist Forum <p> The Michiana Adventist Forum presents, <strong>&ldquo;A Linguist&rsquo;s Reading of the SDA Church&rsquo;s Debate on Women&rsquo;s Ordination&rdquo;</strong> with Dr. Julia Kim, Associate Professor of English at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. The program will be on <strong>Saturday </strong>afternoon at <strong>3:30 pm on January 20, 2018</strong>, in <strong>Chan Shun Hall</strong> on the campus of Andrews University.</p> <p> <strong>About the Speaker</strong><br /> Dr. Kim is director of the graduate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Andrews University where she mentors future professionals who will be teaching English to non-native speakers.</p> <p> Before joining the English faculty at Andrews, she directed the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Southwester Adventist University in Keene, TX, for four years. She also worked with middle school ESL students in Powder Springs, GA, and taught at Korean Sahmyook University in Seoul.</p> <p> She holds a BA from Union College, an MA from Andrews University, and a PhD from Northern Illinois University.</p> <p> In her free time, she enjoys walking, reading, writing, or traveling with family.</p> <p> Regarding women&rsquo;s issues in the Christian church, she says, &ldquo;As a member of a protestant denomination, I relate most with the progressive Christian view, which embraces deity of Jesus and sacredness of the Bible and yet rejects literal, fixed interpretations. Second, along the wide ranging spectrum of perspectives represented by various groups of feminist theologians, I resonate most with evangelical feminists who uphold the value of the Scripture but reject the notion of predestined hierarchy based on gender.&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>About the Subject</strong><br /> Dr. Kim has provided the following information about her presentation:</p> <p> The issue of women&rsquo;s ordination is typically approached from a theological perspective, with both sides of the debate presenting their arguments based on what they confidently assert to be solid biblical principles. However, since hermeneutics is subjective and artful, to a certain extent, and human cognition is mediated through language, examining the arguments through a linguistic lens could shed further light on the debate. This presentation comparatively analyzes two written statements that were issue in 2014 by two groups of Seventh-day Adventist scholars&mdash;&ldquo;On the Unique Headship of Christ in the Church&rdquo; and the response statement, &ldquo;An Open Appeal&rdquo;&mdash;through a linguistic lens in orde to uncover any paradoxes or dilemmas inherent in the arguments that may go unnoticed. The analysis indicates that the SDA Church&rsquo;s current debate concerning women pastors seems to center not so much on which side interprets the Bible and Ellen White&rsquo;s writings more carefully. Rather, the debate seems to hing on how the church defines pastoral leadership and with which theological paradigm it aligns its view of the Trinity.</p> <p> Adventist Forum is open to the public. All are welcome. For<br /> information, contact Art Robertson at or call 471-7150.</p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:29:25 +0000 La Sierra Academy Alumni Weekend <p> La Sierra Academy Alumni Weekend Events</p> <p> April 27-28, 2018</p> <p> Friday evening: Reception at 7 p.m. in the LSA Library</p> <p> Sabbath morning: Alumni Gathering at 10 a.m. in the LSA Gymn, followed by potluck, campus tours, and a varsity basketball game in the evening.</p> <p> Sunday afternoon: Ladies' Gala Tea</p> <p> For more information visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, email&nbsp;<a href=""></a> or call <a href="951 351-1445 x 244">951 351-1445 x 244</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:13:17 +0000 Niles Westside Church Service, January 13 <p> Niles Westside Adventist Church<br /> 1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)<br /> Niles, MI</p> <p> <a href=""></a><br /> Pastor: Darrel le Roux</p> <p> Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p> Church Services: 8:30 &amp; 11 a.m.</p> <p> January 13: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker, &quot;Christ-Confident Love&quot;</p> <p> A fellowship lunch will follow second 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, 10 Jan 2018 17:00:21 +0000 Niles Philadelphia Church Service for January 13 <p> The Niles Philadelphia SDA Church invites you to worship with us this Sabbath, January 6. Sabbath School starts at 9:30, and the Divine Worship Experience commences at 11:15. This week's speaker will be James Price.</p> <p> Address: 33332 U.S. Highway 12, Niles Michigan, 49120.</p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:41:42 +0000 Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra Announcement <p> In an effort to broaden educational programming for student musicians, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) is excited to announce the creation of a new ensemble for its Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra (LMYO) program. Titled <strong>&ldquo;LMYO Winds,&rdquo;</strong> this ensemble will provide talented young woodwind, brass and percussion musicians in grades 6-8 throughout southwest Michigan and northern Indiana with opportunities to expand and strengthen their musical skills and knowledge. The program will be led by Dr. John Owens, Music Program Director at Lake Michigan College.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> LMYO Winds is a skill-enhancing and enriching experience designed to supplement area school band programs by providing additional access to advanced wind repertoire and supplemental performance opportunities for students. Participation in this ensemble will require approximately 2-4 years of experience on an instrument.<br /> <br /> LMYO Winds will rehearse once a week from 6-7:30 pm at Upton Middle School in St. Joseph, Michigan for a 10 week spring term, beginning February 19.&nbsp; A Spring Concert will be held on May 6, 2018 at St. Joseph High School Auditorium, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI. New members will be selected through a brief audition.<br /> <br /> All programs of the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra, which include the Concert Strings, the Encore Strings, Youth Symphony and LMYO Winds are currently inviting new students to join through audition. Auditions will be held by appointment from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Monday, January 29, and Monday, February 12, 2018 at Upton Middle School, 800 Maiden Lane in St. Joseph.&nbsp; Students should call the SMSO Office at (269) 982-4030 to schedule an audition time. For more information on the program, please visit <a href=""></a>.</p> <p> <strong>WHO:</strong> Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra (LMYO)<br /> <strong>WHAT:</strong> Auditions<br /> <strong>WHEN:&nbsp;</strong>Monday, January 29, 2018 6:00 - 8:30 pm and Monday, February 12, 2018 6:00 -8:30 pm<br /> <strong>WHERE:</strong> Upton Middle School, 800 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph, MI<br /> <strong>HOW:</strong>&nbsp;Students should call the SMSO Office at (269) 982-4030 to schedule an audition time.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>REHEARSALS:</strong><br /> LMYO Winds, Concert Strings, Encore Strings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm, February 19 to April 30, 2018<br /> Youth Symphony: 6:00 - 8:30 pm, February 19 to April 30, 2018<br /> <strong>CONCERT:</strong> May 6, 2018, St. Joseph High School Auditorium, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI</p> <p> The Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra is one of several educational programs of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. For over 30 years, the Youth Orchestra has provided an orchestral experience for talented young musicians in southwest Michigan from kindergarten age to college senior.<br /> <br /> Under the direction of conductors Burke Lokey, Joe Oprea, Beth Oeseburg, and John Owens, the Youth Symphony, Encore Strings, Concert Strings and LMYO Winds rehearse on Monday evenings during the fall and spring of each school year.<br /> <br /> The orchestra performs four public concerts each year - A &ldquo;Run Out&rdquo; Concert, a Winter Concert, a Spring Concert and the &lsquo;Side by Side&rsquo; Concert with the Southwest Michigan Symphony. The LMYO program includes scholarships to summer music camps, sectional rehearsals with members of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and free tickets to SMSO concerts. Membership is by audition for all groups.<br /> <br /> <strong>For more information, contact the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or visit </strong><a href=""></a>.</p> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:29:00 +0000