FYI - May, 2008
Have You Seen This?
"theFlow" Offers Christian Networking
Insight magazine just opened its own social networking Web site for youth—“theFlow, where people talk about the Water of Life.” Visitors can create their own profiles, upload videos, start discussions and join groups. The benefits are the same as joining MySpace or Facebook, but with a cleaner, Christ-centered atmosphere. To join theFlow, visit www.insightmagazine.ning.com.
SEEDS 2008: Save the Date
Learn how to develop and grow successful church plants, June 11–14, with a pre-conference June 9–11, on the Andrews University Campus, Berrien Springs, Mich. Join the workforce to reach the 300 million people in the North American Division for God. For more information, visit www.nadei.org or call (269) 471-6706.
The April GLEANER cover and feature were illustrated with excellent photographs taken by Palmer Halvorson with It Is Written, who did not receive credit in the issue.
Oakwood Shines in National Academic Challenge
Congratulations are in order for a team of students from Oakwood University, who recently took home a championship title at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. The event is the largest annual academic competition between 64 of the nation's leading historically black colleges and universities. In addition to the title, Oakwood's team earned a $50,000 grant for their school.
Maranatha Celebrates 200th $10 Church
For the last 20 years, Maranatha Volunteers International has been building churches around the world for $10. Now donors and recipients are celebrating the 200th miracle $10 church. Maranatha workers build the churches, which are funded by monthly donations of just $10. The program allows small groups to make a real difference and has funded churches in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit www.maranatha.org or call (916) 920-1900.
The Advent Movement
Roberto Correra, associate pastor of the Billings/Berger, (Mont.), churches left his position in May to pastor several churches in Kansas City, Mo. Matthew Gamble is leaving the 24-Seven Ministry Center in Bellevue (Wash.) in June to accompany his wife, Susan, to Yale University, where she has been accepted as a medical resident. Karl Haffner left the Walla Walla (Wash.) University Church in December to accept a position as senior pastor of the Kettering (Ohio) Church. George Hocker retired Feb. 29 as pastor of the Hood View (Ore.) Church. Walter Mancia is leaving the Riverside/Stevenson (Wash.) district in June to pastor the Valley View Church in Medford, Ore. After several months of medical leave, Perry Melnychenko, associate pastor of the Medford (Ore.) Church is entering medical disability.Jorge Tenorio, pastor of the Grandview/Mattawa/Sunnyside (Wash.) Spanish churches accepted a position in February with the British Columbia Conference. John Witcombe left the Cashmere/East Wenatchee (Wash.) churches in December and is now serving in the Rogue River/North Valley (Ore.) District.