Adventist News

LDS leaders meet with Seventh-day Adventist leaders

"Leaders of two religious groups that are committed to defending religious freedom and families met in Maryland last week.

"On Thursday, 24 April, Mormon leaders Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder Ronald A. Rasband met with senior leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at their worldwide headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Elder Perry and Elder Rasband were warmly received, enjoyed a tour of the faith’s headquarters facilities and discussed opportunities for partnering on religious freedom initiatives," according to

Adventist Church Vice President Lowell Cooper expressed appreciation for the visit."

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Seventh-day Adventist Newspaper Ad Sparks Sunday Law Debate

"A two-page, center spread, newspaper advertisement that appeared in the San Francisco Examiner on Sunday, April 27, 2014, pages 12, 13, is stirring up a heated debate on the Biblical Sabbath.

The ad headline reads "Liberty of Conscience Threatened" and predicts that Sunday laws will once again be enforced here in America. The two, full-page ad goes on to describe that the Bible commands us to observe the Sabbath on Saturday, the seventh day of the week.

"The ad is part of a nationwide campaign to educate and warn the public that Sunday laws will become more and more increasingly dangerous to religious liberty," says Pastor Raphael Perez of the Eternal Gospel Church, an independent Seventh-day Adventist Church in West Palm Beach, FL that was founded in 1992.

Other ads have appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, Miami Herald, and in over 250 daily newspapers according to the Eternal Gospel Church's website.

Pastor Perez believes that church and state will unite in the efforts to save our culture and family structures from completely deteriorating. He claims that a national Sunday law will be offered as a solution by these "interest groups" to combat the ills of society.

"What they don't understand is that in their efforts to 'save' our society, these Sunday laws will actually have a negative social impact because they are a threat to the freedom of conscience," Pastor Perez explains."

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Seventh-day Adventist faith forces Amber Morman to sit out

"Cleveland freshman post Amber Morman might have played her last basketball game of the season Monday evening, when the Lady Raiders lost to Walker Valley in the District 5-AAA consolation game. She hopes she hasn't, but unfortunately she won't be able to influence the outcome when her team plays tonight at White County at 8 EST.

Morman is a Seventh-day Adventist and observes a no-activity Sabbath from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday. That means missing a lot of varsity basketball games.

Of the 27 games the team has played this season, Morman has played in 15. And she had to miss the first two weeks of practice due to a death in the family, which set her behind. At this point, she can only hope the Lady Raiders can pull out a win tonight. If so, she would be able to play Monday in the Region 3-AAA semifinals and, potentially, Wednesday in the championship game."


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Residents flee as Seventh Day Adventist Church is destroyed by fire which threatened to spread to nearby homes in Northview Drive, Westcliff

"A CHURCH was gutted and homes had to be evacuated after a huge fire hit Westcliff on Monday morning.

Firefighters were called to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, in Northview Drive, at about 4.15am yesterday as the flames ripped through the church. 

However, there were fears the fire could spread to neighbouring houses after the blaze reached the top floor window of the property next door.

About a dozen people were woken up and evacuated from nearby homes as the fire threatened to spread.

Resident Jason Rayment, 38, said: “I just thought it was a car alarm going off, then the guy who lives opposite knocked on the door about four in the morning, he was banging and shouted through the letterbox saying the place next door was on fire."



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Westcliff church gutted by fire has new temporary base

"The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Northview Drive, Westcliff, was the subject of a suspected arson attack in the early hours of Monday morning with the rear of the building being completely burnt out. But now its 122 members have been offered the use of the Chalkwell Park Methodist Church, in Kingsway for services for the forseeable future."



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Ex-'Two and a Half Men' Star Angus T. Jones Says He 'Was a Paid Hypocrite'

""It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people," Jones said in an interview with Houston CBS affiliate KHOU. "I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't OK with it and I was still doing it."

Saturday Jones spoke to parishioners at the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston, telling them how he found God. The actor has become a close follower of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and has been visiting different churches and ministries around the country when he's not spending time in Texas."


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GES students taught how to care for their teeth

"As part of its celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month this February, the Seventh Day Adventist Dental Clinic held its first oral health presentation yesterday at Garapan Elementary School for about 120 second grade students.

Lori I. Serna, a registered dental hygienist at the SDA Dental Clinic, gave the children hands-on presentations such as story-telling to share information about teeth and why they should take care of their teeth. Serna also talked about nutrition and why they should stay away from sugar and limit it to meal times."




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PAU to establish campus here

"THE Seventh-day Adventist church in Solomon Islands has developed its education and health sectors during the last 100 years.

 And this year marks another milestone when the government recognised the Church’s endeavour in the field of education.

The Pacific Adventist University (PAU) located near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea will have its campus here in Solomon Islands.

A statement from the communication department of the church said this will enable those who would like to further their tertiary higher education in various fields including nursing and theological studies to just study at home.

“This is happening this year 2014.
“This is a big step for Solomon Islands, more so the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is celebrating  a centennial of spiritual development with faith and hope of achieving its goals.”"




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Adventist Health Named Among America's Healthiest 100 Workplaces

"Adventist Health has been named among the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The announcement was made today by Healthiest Employers, a leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data. Adventist Health was ranked the twelfth healthiest company in the nation due to remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.

Adventist Health attained this recognition as the culmination of a year-long, highly selective two-stage assessment process spanning the United States to include companies of all sizes from all regions and industries.

"A focus on wellness defined by treating the mind, body and spirit has been the foundation of our mission at Adventist Health for more than century," states Tom Russell, President and CEO of Adventist Medical Center. The process begins with employees actively participating in an integrated corporate wellness program known as LivingWell. "Our employees understand that healthy caregivers provide better care to patients," continues Russell. The organization believes that providing employees tools for their wellness journey, enables them to pay it forward by creating healthy communities. Adventist Health is ranked number 12 in the nation among the 100 healthiest workplaces."



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Samoa time shift creates Sabbath rift

"The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in the island nation has been arguing about its day of worship ever since the country changed its dates to coincide with New Zealand, in December 2011.

Because the country skipped Friday, many Seventh Day Adventist members argue that Sunday had now become the seventh day and therefore switched from going to church on their usual day of worship - Saturday - to Sunday.

The idea has effectively split the church and caused further grievances after a recent decision by the Pacific region's SDA leaders that members in Samoa should now worship on the "new Sabbath" - Sunday."



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