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March 2024

Chased by Fate, Embraced by Faith

In the corridors of Andrews University, one anonymous student’s story of faith, resilience, and survival embodies the global mission of Adventist education, to save lives. 

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“Miracle Patient” Experiences Phenomenal Recovery

The term “medical miracle” is sometimes used to describe any situation in which the patient’s outcome defies the odds. But 42-year-old Aaron Cengiz and the medical staff at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook believe that he is alive today because of a real miracle.

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The Michigan Conference Restructures Youth department and Welcomes New Associate Director

On Dec. 5, 2023, the Michigan Conference executive committee appointed David Glenn to serve as the new associate director of Youth ministries, beginning Jan. 1, 2024. In this capacity, Glenn will oversee both the ministry and operations at Camp Au Sable. 

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New Ethnic Congregations Launched in Chicago and Green Bay

Lake Region and Wisconsin Conferences celebrate newest ethnic congregations

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Academy Students Serve in the Dominican Republic

In early January, a group of 41 students from Andrews Academy in Berrien Springs, Michigan, spent ten days of their holiday break serving on a project with Maranatha Volunteers International, a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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New Directors at Battle Creek's Historic Village

Johnsons follow the Scherencels who retired after 12 years of management

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Communication Channel Opens Between Andrews President and Pastors

University Updates a Key Lake Union Group During Weekly Meeting

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Youth Evangelism Funding Opens Door for Innovative Ways to Share Christ

Youth evangelism throughout Lake Union has flourished as a result of the Lake Union’s bi-annual Youth Evangelism Congress, which provides a dollar-for-dollar match for youth evangelism projects approved by local church boards.

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Illinois Prayer Retreat ‘Ignites Spiritual Experiences’

Prayer is powerful. This came through so clearly by speakers Jerry and Janet Page at the annual Illinois Conference Prayer Retreat at Camp Akita from October 13 to 15, 2023.

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March 2023

Seminary Establishes the Center for Community Change

The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University is establishing the Andrews Center for Community Change (ACCC). The mission of the ACCC is to help pastors in North America engage their churches with their communities. 

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Indiana Church Feeds Hundreds Every Week

Reaching out to your neighbors may seem like an intimidating task. However, for one church, what started as an ​​evangelistic series flier left at a door turned into a massive community project that now touches the lives of hundreds of people every Sabbath afternoon.

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Mission Clinic Cares for Record Number of Patients

Nearly 200 people received free medical care at a Mission Clinic sponsored by AdventHealth Hinsdale and AdventHealth La Grange to help individuals and families who cannot afford healthcare services.

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Wisconsin Receives $80,000 to Nurture Public Campus Ministry

In January, Wisconsin Conference welcomed the new year with an answer to an audacious prayer request.

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Grayling-Based Online Cooking Show to Conclude After Three Seasons

After three seasons, Home Cooking with Chef Miguel Larcher, an online cooking show produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Michigan, and renowned chef Miguel Larcher, will conclude on Dec.13, 2022, at 6:30 P.M.

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Meet the New Lake Union Women’s Ministries Director

At the Lake Union executive committee meeting on Nov. 26, 2022, Jane Harris was elected to serve as the next Lake Union Women’s Ministries leader.

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Free Dental Health Clinic Fills Need in Southwest Michigan

The Niles Westside Church hosted a free dental health clinic on Sunday, November 6, so as to meet needs in the community.

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Cold Streets, Warm Hearts

Inner City Michigan Church Ventures Out to Spread Hope

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Fall 2022 Andrews University Enrollment and Rankings Report

Tied for Top Diverse National University and Ranked as Top Private, Christian and Small University in the State of Michigan

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Bringing Hope to the Harbor

Over the summer, Taurus Montgomery pastor of Harbor of Hope church in Benton Harbor, Michigan began to see a rise in violence. The violence hit home for him.

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Publishing Ministry Still Going Strong 50 Years Later

If you were around during the seventies and eighties and lived in the Lake Union, you might remember PROJECT: Steps to Christ. It was in the Lake Union in the region of Chicagoland that this ministry, born out of a vision to take the gospel to every home through the mass mailing of Steps to Christ, made its first debut.

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April 2023

Genesis Fellowship: “Come Create Cariño”

A year and a half ago, a group of Andrews University students approached José Bourget, university chaplain and assistant vice president for faith engagement, with an idea.

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AdventHealth, UChicago Medicine Launch Joint Venture to Expand Health Services in Chicago

The start of 2023 brought a new beginning for AdventHealth Great Lakes Region with the launch of a new joint venture with the University of Chicago Medicine.

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New Scholarships and State Grants to Benefit Andrews University Students

Andrews University students pursuing a career in teaching may soon benefit from new scholarships and state tuition grants.

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School Personnel, Graduates and Students Celebrated

Every year, the Education department of Sharon Inkster Seventh-day Adventist Church dedicates students, affirms school personnel and congratulates graduates.

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Academic Enrichment Program for Young Scholars Launched

It is no surprise that the pandemic has had significant effects on student learning across the country and in our schools. The University Seventh-day Adventist Church (UChurch) in East Lansing, Michigan saw this as an opportunity to be proactive.

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Indiana Opens Brand New School

On Sunday, February 19, administration members from Indiana Conference, Indiana Academy, the Lake Union, as well as news organizations and community members gathered to celebrate the opening of Aboite Christian School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Illinois Announces New Youth Director

Josant Barrientos, Jr. to serve as the new Youth Director for the Illinois Conference

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Adopted Island School's Gymnasium Nears Completion

Over 6,000 miles away, amid a beautiful sea of coral and laden with palm trees is the Lake Union’s adopted island of Kosrae.

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Health Ministry Weekend Inspires New Resolutions

North Shore Adventist Church focus on health ministry, providing essential education to community.

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Week of Prayer Yields 72 Baptism Requests

When Earl Baldwin was invited to speak for Ruth Murdoch Elementary School’s week of prayer, he faced a scheduling conflict. His calendar eventually cleared for him to present on Oct. 17-21 for the Berrien Springs, Michigan school’s bi-annual week of spiritual emphasis.

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Geology Trip Takes Kids Underground

Village Adventist Elementary School took their students on a trip to Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, to get a closer look at God’s handiwork.

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Academy leadership camp roars back after two-year hiatus

Testimonies of God’s Spirit still leading

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Chicago church school to offer free tuition

On August 22, 2022, the Shiloh Church voted unanimously to make tuition free for families wanting to give their children access to a Christian Education.

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May 2023

Young Nurses Reflect Ideals of National Nurses Month

Every May is National Nurses Month in honor of legendary British nurse Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), whose birthday was May 12.

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The Adventist Musicians Who Made History at the Chicago Symphony

The 2023 US tour of the world-renowned and famous conductor Maestro Herbert Blomstedt, who celebrated his 95th birthday last year, was coming to an end.

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New Pioneer Memorial Church Senior Pastor Selected

On March 22, 2023, Shane N. Anderson was confirmed as senior pastor of Pioneer Memorial Church, becoming the fifth lead pastor to shepherd the campus church of Andrews University.

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Young Adult to Represent Lake Union at North American Division Year-end Meetings

On March 8, 2023, the Lake Union Conference voted Joi McClellan to serve as our young adult representative to the North American Division Executive Committee (Year-end Meetings).

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John Wesley Taylor V Elected as President of Andrews University

On March 7, 2023, the executive session of the Andrews University Board of Trustees elected John Wesley Taylor V to serve as the seventh president of Andrews University (and 25th president overall since Andrews University first began as Battle Creek College).

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Lake Region Director Receives National Recognition

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, the director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Lake Region Conference was recognized for his years of dedicated service at a gala held at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland.

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Wisconsin Administrator Announces Retirement

F. Brian Stephan, executive secretary and treasurer of the Wisconsin Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, announced today that he will retire on July 1, 2023.

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Communication Professors Publish Book on Relationships

Heather Thompson Day and Seth Day, both communication professors at Andrews University, recently published “I’ll See You Tomorrow,” a book about relationships.

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June/July 2023

Andreasen Center for Wellness: Serving the Community Creatively

For many in the Berrien Springs community, Andrews University might as well be miles away. It’s neatly tucked to one side of town, and some residents go their whole lives without ever setting foot on campus, but does this matter?

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Upgraded Cancer Infusion Center Has New Site

Infusion therapy can be a difficult part of a patient’s journey in the fight against cancer and other diseases.

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Spring ASI Meetings Spotlight Mental Health

New ASI Lake Union leadership introduced

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PBE Teams Made the Lake Union Proud

Sixteen Lake Union Pathfinders tested their knowledge of the book of John at the North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience finals held in Tampa, Florida on April 22.

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Massive Great Controversy Distribution in Michigan Leads to More Than 430 Bible Studies

During a four-day Streams of Light International (SOLI) mission trip in the Detroit metro area, partnering church entities and volunteers witnessed the remarkable.

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Camps Akita and Au Sable on List of America’s Best Summer Camps

Two camps in the Lake Union were named to Newsweek magazine’s best U.S. summer camps. Camp Akita, operated by Illinois Conference, and Camp Au Sable, run by Michigan Conference, were among the 500 camps selected as top summer camps in 2023 based on social media reviews and a comprehensive survey of 15,000 parents.

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In Chicago, Ukrainian Refugees Find Hope and Plant New Church

At 5 a.m. on February 24, 2022, Vitalii Hanulich awoke in his hometown of Bucha, Ukraine to missile explosions and his phone vibrating with incoming messages from friends and family. That was when he knew the war had begun.

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Peterson-Warren Academy Receives $100,000 Donation

A Lake Region Conference School in Inkster, Michigan was the grateful recipient of a generous donation.

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National Geographic Explorer Returns from Research in Brazil

Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, professor of biology at Andrews University, Fulbright scholar and National Geographic explorer, recently completed an extended research trip to the Amazon Basin of Brazil, where he studied alternative detection techniques for Amazonian manatees.

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September 2023

Hospitals Rework Cafeteria Menus to Offer More Healthy Choices

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth is making changes to the food served at its cafes and Grab and Go stands.

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WAUS: Your Classical Connection

For over 50 years, the public radio station WAUS 90.7 FM has been serving thousands of listeners in the Michiana area and online.

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“We Knew Nothing Was Too Big for God, But It Was Daunting …”

Battle Creek Academy was established in 1872 and the school is no stranger to adversity. Most recently it was a roof which threatened to crumble, destroying with it the school's illustrious 151-year history. 

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Wisconsin Hispanics Convene Special Camp Meeting

From July 28 to 30, 2023, the Green Bay Three Angels and Colby Nueva Jerusalem II Hispanic churches gathered for the first regional camp meeting held at Riverside Bible Camp located in the village of Amherst, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Elects New Executive Secretary/Treasurer

On July 1, 2023, Amir Gulzar began his ministry as the executive secretary/treasurer for the Wisconsin Conference.

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Hundreds of Lake Union Educators Head Back to Class at the National Teachers’ Convention

Three hundred educators and church leaders from across the Lake Union territory gathered Aug. 7-10 for the fifth North American Division Teachers’ Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

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“Andrews Bible Commentary” Goes to Every Adventist School in North America

Students in every Adventist school in North America will have access this fall to the new “Andrews Bible Commentary” through an initiative financially sponsored by three organizations, according to John Wesley Taylor, president of Andrews University. 

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Over 500 Attend Division-wide Zomi Convention in Indiana

The 10th Annual North American Division Zomi convention was held on the campus of Indiana Academy from June 28 - July 1, 2023.

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Spanish Church Plants English Congregation in Chicago

That spirit of church planting continues at Central Hispanic Church with a celebration held on Sabbath, July 15, 2023, for the organization of a new Illinois Conference church called 2nd Generation. 

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Church Leaders Step Up to Help Combat Summer Violence

It started last summer with the “Stop the Violence Tour” when members of the Harbor of Hope Church in Benton Harbor Michigan visited eight housing complexes to promote peace and stop the gun violence.

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Myanmar Youth Hold First Division-wide Convention at Andrews University

After more than a decade in the making, the Myanmar Adventist Youth group within the North American Division gathered last week from July 5-9, 2023 for a convention at Andrews University, with the theme “Bent But Not Broken.”

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October 2023

Hospice Chaplain Counts Blessings While Reflecting on Lifetime of Service

After 52 years of service as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, missionary and chaplain, 78-year-old Branislav “Branko” Dedic is often asked, “Why haven’t you retired?”

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Illinois Conference Announces New Role for Stacey DePluzer

The Illinois Conference is thrilled to announce the promotion of Stacey DePluzer to the position of associate youth director, with a primary focus on camp ministry.

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Regional Church Tackles Health Care Disparity

On July 22, 2023, a group of health care professionals provided much-needed services to a beleaguered Michigan community.

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Raelene Brower joins staff of Andrews University

Andrews University welcomes Raelene Brower to the University Advancement team as the new director of Alumni Services.

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Northern Michigan Evangelism Series Attracts Community

The Michigan Conference dedicates every year to evangelism, and this year is no different. Throughout the state evangelism-based initiatives have taken place as a lead-up to the Michigan-wide public campaign to be held at the end of September.

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Indiana Youth Escape Maui Fire Now Assisting Relief Efforts

Jolted from his sleep, it was 3 a.m. on the morning of August 8 when a phone call woke Pastor Kamil Metz, senior pastor at the Evansville Seventh-day Adventist Church. The caller was Dallas Matthew, 26, one of his members serving this summer as a student literature evangelist on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Dallas’s news was grave — he called to report that deadly wildfires had engulfed Lāhainā, the town in Maui that Metz left the week prior.

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Exploring the Wonders of Nature

Over 40 Science Educators Unite to Delve into a Biblical Understanding of Earth History

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First Adventist College in El Salvador Nears Completion

Young Seventh-day Adventists in the country of El Salvador will soon have a local option for higher education. To find an Adventist college, those interested must travel internationally for hundreds of miles, at no small cost, to reach the nearest option.

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November/December 2023

March 2022

Mental health services making a difference in Lake Union schools

Two years into the worldwide spread of COVID‒19 and its related viruses, Lake Union schools are dealing with associated mental health problems just like the rest of the world.

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Clergy and educator memorial medallions available

Memorial Medallions The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of its employees and seeks to demonstrate its appreciation in...

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Clinical Pastoral Care: Seeing people beyond the surface

Chaplain Alfred Kambaki credits God for working through him, with him and on him as he provides spiritual care.

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Pacific Island school gets boost from the Lake Union

In 2018 the North American Division asked each of its nine unions to adopt one of the nine islands in the Guam-Micronesia Mission where there was an Adventist church and school.

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Andrews University STEM Division to Host “Mission: Invent 2022”

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.—In July of this year, Andrews University’s STEM division will host the conclusion of the first “Mission: Invent,” an initiative encouraging development of innovation and entrepreneurship in K–12 Seventh-day Adventist students in the United States and Canada.

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Indiana ABC has fresh look

New leadership and name

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Andrews University Students Awarded for Outstanding Presentations at the 2021 Virtual Math

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.—Two groups of Andrews students received awards at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) national MathFest conference from Aug. 4–7, 2021, for outstanding student presentations.

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April 2022

June/July 2022

August 2022

September 2022

New community programs at Andrews

Andrews University is excited to highlight two new programs directed toward community engagement: community art classes and Explore Andrews summer camps. Both aim to bring individuals to campus for hands-on learning and creativity.

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City of Lansing sued by Justice Dept. for discrimination against Adventist member

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the City of Lansing for the alleged firing of a Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church member who refused to work on the Sabbath, a violation of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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AdventHealth GlenOaks names new president and CEO

AdventHealth has named Vladimir Radivojevic president and CEO for AdventHealth GlenOaks, a 143-bed hospital serving the Glendale Heights community, effective July 17.

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Irons Church Dedicates New Community Center

Value of donated services tops $450,000

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Lake Region church to serve as evangelism training hub

North American Division Evangelism Institute launches new urban initiative

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One ABC store. Three simultaneous camp meetings.

How an Indiana store fullfilled the needs of the Lake Union

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Indiana church breaks ground for new school

Future phase to include medical evangelism center

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Indiana church responds to mental health crisis

Faith leaders from the South Bend area gathered at the South Bend First Seventh-day Adventist church on Sunday, April 24, to bring attention to the needs of improving the state's responses to crises.

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June/July 2020

ADRA International commits $150,000 to support ACS food pantries 

The international Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has committed $150,000 to support Adventist Community Services (ACS) food pantries in the...

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Adventist camps in the North American Division provide Summer 2020 Camp Report

Every summer throughout the North American Division (NAD), Adventist camps host summer camp evangelism at about 60 camps. With the impact of COVID-19 and...

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Peoria Adventists produce videos aimed at post-Christian audience

When Matthew Lucio, pastor of the Peoria Church, was growing up, evangelism meant that preachers expected everyone to bring a Bible and know how to use it....

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Messages of hope shared during COVID-19

Bill was at a gas station pumping gas when, suddenly, he felt a strong impression to give a GLOW tract to a well-dressed woman on the other side of the...

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Battle Creek refugees learn to Think Healthy

Earlier this year, representatives from ASAP Ministries (ASAP), Andrews University (AU) and local Adventist congregations partnered to launch a unique health...

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Health and Hope in Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought constant change to the daily lives of everyone around the world. The uncertainty has caused many to rethink their approach...

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Milton Torres: Husband, Father, Registered Nurse and Church Member

Giving to Others is Key 

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Doing school online: Plenty of tech tools and a learning curve

It’s early morning as the alarm clock goes off, much later than it usually would on a school day. Patrice Jenkins, Hinsdale Adventist Academy 3rd and 4th grade teacher, gets up and goes through her new morning routine of reviewing her lesson plans and preparing for her Zoom class at 10 a.m. with her students. This is the new normal for the Chicago-area teacher, as well as other educators across the Lake Union, after the abrupt closure of schools as the nation confronts the Covid-19 pandemic.

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August 2020

January 2019

February 2019

Healing Through Music: Wisconsin Physician to Join King’s Heralds

The King’s Heralds has captured the hearts of Christians all over the world. With a music history spanning more than 90 years, this journey has just begun...

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“God Won’t Love You Less”: Pastor's wife wants to raise mental health awareness

Jen Bolejack wanted her Indianapolis family to meet her six-month-old son and made plans to visit them for a few days the week before Thanksgiving. Her...

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NAD President Guest at Wisconsin Pastors’ Meeting

Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division, was guest speaker for the Wisconsin Conference Pastors meetings held Nov. 27, 2018. Jackson gave a presentation on leadership lessons learned from 47 years in ministry.

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Well-Being Conference Helps Physicians Rejuvenate

Bringing Seventh-day Adventist medical professionals together in October to “Reconnect, Renew and Rejuvenate” was the goal of the first Lake Union...

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Mothers Receive Support and Education at Chicago Community Baby Shower

The Goshen Church fellowship hall was transformed into a space adorned with pink and blue balloons, as mothers-to-be visited various stations, greeted by...

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Stewardship Resources Available

The North American Division (www.nadstewardship.org) and AdventSource (www.adventsource.org) have available a number of wonderful stewardship resources for...

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Regional Conference Presidents Meet with General Conference President

Lake Region — History was made on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, when North American Regional Conference presidents met with Ted Wilson, president of the...

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March 2019

Organization Honors Memory of Lucille Byard

African-American's death triggered the creation of regional conferences. On Oct. 30, 2018, the 75th anniversary of the death of a woman whose mistreatment sparked the formation of regional conferences, a ministry hoped to raise awareness and remedy discrimination within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Michigan Group Changes Lives in Ecuador

Michigan—Thirty-seven individuals journeyed to Ecuador for a life-changing mission trip, organized by the Michigan Conference Evangelism Department, in...

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Mothers of Slain Son Addresses Chicagoland Congregation

Lake Region—The mother of a slain son who launched an anti-violence organization shared her testimony at the Maywood Church for their Prison Ministry Day program.

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Pastors Meet With Prominent Chicago Faith-Leaders to Discuss Community Engagement

Previous Next     Lake Region—A group of Chicago pastors met with community faith leaders to develop an action plan for addressing social ills...

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New chief Adventist mission officer, Ismael Gama, emphasizes collaboration

Q: You joined AMITA Health in June as senior vice president and chief Adventist mission officer. What is your background?   A: I most recently was executive...

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Bringing Healing and Hope Through Song

Department of Music teaches lessons at local prisons

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Health Expert Gives Fresh Understanding of Mental Health

Michigan—Neil Nedley, M.D., a leading expert in the field of depression and anxiety, presented on ways to achieve peak mental performance during a...

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August 2018

Hispanic Youth Find Encouragement at Bilingual Youth Congress

More than 300 Hispanic young people from around the Union gathered on the campus of Andrews University for fellowship and Christian growth, performing...

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Camporee Documentary Gains Film Festival Recognition

A documentary chronicling the production of a five-night dramatic sequel performed during the Forever Faithful Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis., received...

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Lake Region Conference Holds Quadrennial Session

Delegates of the Lake Region Conference re-elected R. Clifford Jones as president and Yvonne Collins as treasurer, while voting Garth Gabriel to serve...

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Lake Region Moves into New Headquarters

Lake Region — After almost 60 years in cramped offices on Chicago’s State Street, the Lake Region Conference has relocated to a more spacious...

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Celebrating Adventist Youth Heritage |A team of MDiv students and their sponsors journeyed

MICHIGAN - When most of us consider the early pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we likely visualize elderly men with long beards and women with...

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Michigan Junior High Students Conduct Evangelistic Meetings

Berrien Springs, Michigan—For the fifth year in a row, junior high school students at Ruth Murdoch Elementary School pitched a tent on the campus of...

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Homeless Project Creates Awareness

Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, Change the World | Special Feature     Joanna Jones works to bring change to the world around her. | PC: Shiekainah Decano...

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Bolingbrook Community Gathers to Rise Against Hunger

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus meets a lawyer who, though he knows he is to love his neighbor as himself, doesn’t know what constitutes “neighbor.” Jesus...

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Scores of Lake Region youth mobilized for service in Detroit

On March 17, the Detroit Burns Avenue Church served as host to the collaborative efforts of the Motor City Youth Federation and the Burns Avenue “Isaiah...

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Reaching Millennial generations

Ministry leaders from around the world gather to focus on mission to younger generations. BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.—On April 12–14, the Global Mission...

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September 2018

Pioneering refugees trace their Adventist roots in Battle Creek

MICHIGAN — More than 500 Adventist Zomi refugees from across the U.S. journeyed to the birthplace of Adventism for their sixth annual convention.   On...

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Andrews Academy students participate in Jordan archeological dig

One of the unique features of Andrews Academy (AA) is its partnership with Andrews University (AU). Academy students can take college classes their junior or...

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Remembering a Legend

LAKE REGION - One of the most powerful and moving evangelistic sermons I’ve ever heard was preached by Dr. Philip C. Willis Sr. Reflecting depth and...

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New school opens in Southwest Indiana

INDIANA — Four years ago, members of the Evansville Hispanic Church decided they wanted to launch a new private Christian school for their church...

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New online music hub aims to revive hymns and boost congregational singing

When Jesus and his disciples were in the upper room, Jesus washed the disciple's feet, setting an exam,ple for them to serve one another, and they concluded...

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Meaningful Conversations

World Changers Made Here | Special Feature     Learning another language can be a challenging, tedious process. One of the ways Andrews University helps...

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Associates serve those in need at First Mission at Home Clinic

Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ | Special Feature   A team of nearly 70 associates and physicians from AMITA Health volunteered to serve those in...

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Two multiethnic pastors employed in Michigan Conference

On July 14, Sb Ngaih Cin was installed as pastor of the Grand Rapids Myanmar Company of the Michigan Conference.   Cin will oversee the Grand Rapids...

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Local conferences take steps to revitalize youth Sabbath school

With Youth and Young Adult Sabbath School languishing in many churches, leaders are formulating plans to restore Sabbath school for youth. The Youth...

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An encounter with God's love changed George Corliss forever

Corliss with his wife, Joy Corliss. | Courtesy Penny Morche MICHIGAN — George Corliss, a popular religious broadcaster, became ill in April; on Sunday,...

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Indiana Conference Launches Podcast

INDIANA—With more and more people turning to podcasts for their news, Indiana Conference has jumped on the bandwagon and is creating fresh content through...

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October 2018

Called to Walk

Andrews University's distance education program allows student to answer God's call.

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Wellness clinic in Benton Harbor provides free dental services, eye exams

Over 100 volunteers, including dentists and an eye doctor, treat almost 200 people at no charge.

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Lake Union ADOPTS GUAM-MICRONESIA SCHOOL 

The island of Kosrae is home to the Kosrae Seventh-day Adventist School.

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Educators gather to "Encounter Jesus and Experience Excellence" at teachers' convention

Lake Union — More than 300 Lake Union educators gathered together with 6,000 teachers from across the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and Guam-Micronesia for...

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Higher ed leaders vote on making collaboration a priority

Chicago — Against a backdrop of tighter finances and dwindling enrollments at Adventist colleges and universities in North America, school administrators...

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Rosalie Rasmussen new principal at Wisconsin Academy 

Wisconsin - Rosalie Rasmussen, previously registrar at Wisconsin Academy, accepted the call in June to serve as principal for the 2018-2019 school year. She...

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Blessed are those who mourn

Special Feature | Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ     Tommy's Kids Camp comforts grieving children Like Jesus as he joined Martha and Mary in...

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Adventist Health System will soon be AdventHealth

As we live in the time between the Garden and our Savior’s return, the promise of His Advent, the restoration of wholeness, is what inspires our mission of...

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Ypsilanti Church member receives Social Worker of the Year award 

Lake Region—It’s not unusual for Gloria Patterson to whisper a prayer before she meets with her patients. The Michigan Medicine University of Michigan...

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November/December 2018

Lake Region president issues statement following Oakwood student shooting

Goodlow (right), with mentor of Toson Antwan Knight, who was featured in the Jan. 2018 Herald. Carvell Goodlow was a Detroit Center Church member.  If...

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United in Mission

There has been a lot of talk about unity in our church recently — on the local church level, and no less in the unions and divisions. When it comes to...

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How You Can Stop Sexual Abuse in Your Ministry

How You Can Stop Sexual Abuse in Your Ministry  Every 10 seconds a child abuse incident is reported in North America as stated by Childhelp, a nonprofit...

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Glendale Church hosts Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter to spotlight domestic violence

Indiana—With the goal of encouraging awareness and advocacy of victims of gender abuse, the Glendale Church hosted a two-day event on domestic violence...

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150th anniversary of first general adventist camp meeting teaches relevant lessons for tod

The Wright Church was officially organized in 1861 at a meeting led by James White and on Sept. 1-7, 1868 the first official camp meeting was held.

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When Calls Become Baptisms

An Adventist Information Ministry customer service representative prays with a caller. | Photo provided by Adventist Information Ministry  Adventist...

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Three Angels Broadcasting Network Available in Indiana and Michigan

The potential to reach over 1.2 million residents, including the large metro cities of Indiana and Michigan .

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Different Roles, Same Goal for 40 Years

These days, it’s rare to find an individual who desires to stay at the same workplace for their entire career. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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Growth through travel

This past school year, Jessica Newkirk, a sophomore nursing major, studied Spanish at the Universidad Adventista del Plata in Entre Rios, Argentina. For her, the time with ACA opened doors.

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