Howard New Mid-America President
Roscoe J. Howard III is the new president of the Mid-America Union of Seventh-day Adventists. He was elected by the union executive committee, and becomes the fifth president of the Mid-America Union and the first African-American to hold the post. Howard succeeds Dennis N. Carlson, who accepted an invitation to serve Walla Walla University as vice president for advancement.
Amazing Facts and Weimar Institute Join
After two years of heartfelt prayer, study and discussion, Amazing Facts and Weimar Institute have agreed to a new joint venture. The operations of Weimar Institute will be administered by Amazing Facts with a new board of directors providing direction to both ministries. Look for announcements as plans unfold at www.amazingfacts.org.
New Web-access for Sabbath School Subscriptions
Pacific Press and Adventist Book Centers have developed a Web site to provide churches with online access to their standing orders for Sabbath School materials. This new system will shrink the lead time needed to make changes to standing orders by a month. It will also allow churches to instantly view Sabbath School materials they currently subscribe to. For more information on the Web site, contact Warren Riter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adventist Book Centers at (800) 765-6955.
Guide Magazine Offers Online Media Reviews
Guide magazine has launched a new section on its Web site (guidemagazine.org) called Screen Smart, which will provide reviews of current movies, video games and other media targeted to ages 10–14. The reviews will provide Bible-based guidance from an Adventist perspective. Rather than recommending media, they will point out positive and negative aspects, as well as provide Bible-based thought questions for families. Check it out at www.guidemagazine.org.
Patzer Lymphoma Updates
For the very latest on Jere Patzer's lymphoma treatment, visit www.npuc.org. The home page has a link to all of the updates from Jere and his wife, Sue, and provides the most current information.
The Advent Movement
Dale Beaulieu returned to his position as part-time auditor for the Oregon Conference in April after serving as the conference's interim treasurer. Richie Brower has resigned his positions as Upper Columbia Conference church planting coordinator and JoySpring Adventist Ministry pastor in Spokane, Wash. Cheri Corder has left her position as UCC Sabbath School and Community Services coordinator to accompany her husband, Jon, who became Oregon Conference vice president for finance in March. Wayne Kablanow became the new UCC church planting coordinator in April. Steve Kirkwood left his position in the Oregon Conference planned giving & trust services department in April to join the Lewis & Clark College accounting department. Darayl Larsen will retire from the Moses Lake (Wash.) Church as pastor in July. Dave Moench has left the Tacoma (Wash.) Southside Church for a sabbatical and will become the Oak Harbor (Wash.) Church pastor upon his return in July. He will also be assisting at the Cedarhome Church in Stanwood (Wash.). Rudy Salazar, Gresham (Ore.) English and Spanish districts pastor, has accepted an invitation to join the planned giving & trust services department at the Oregon Conference.