FYI - September 2008

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Auditions for 2009 Pathfinder Camporee Drama Production

Auditions are being accepted now for the nightly play, Chosen, The Courageous Story of Esther, to be featured during the 2009 International Pathfinder Camporee, Aug. 11–13, in Oshkosh, Wis. The Center for Youth Evangelism is looking for talented actors and actresses for the nightly program during the camporee. DVD audition submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 30, 2008. More information is available at

SDALink: Your Church, Your Community

BiggyTV is pleased to announce the launch of SDALink for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. SDALink is a "trusted social networking" platform that combines MySpace and YouTube functionality with the services of BiggySafe Social Networking. Members can join groups that include churches, schools, colleges, hospitals and outreach ministries. In addition, the site provides an online resource for video evangelism. Check it out for yourself at

Sabbath School Mission Resources

In connection with the Mission Quarterly stories, Adventist Mission is offering free slide shows to enhance presentations of the Thirteenth Sabbath offering projects in each quarter’s featured division. The slides are available online in both a Power Point format and a stand-alone version that will independently play the slide show. Visit to view and download the slides.

I’m Gonna Sing

The General Conference Session Music Committee is interested in finding musically talented children for performances at the 59th GC Session. For guidelines and instructions on how to enter visit

The Advent Movement

Harold Altamirano returned from seminary July 1 and is serving as the assistant pastor of Hillsboro Spanish/ The Rock Group in Oregon. Julio Chazarreta left the Portland/Hood River/University Park (Ore.) Spanish district in August to pastor the Beaverton/Tualatin (Ore.) Spanish Company. Pedro Careaga left the McMinnville/Tualatin (Ore.) Spanish Company in August to pastor the Portland/University Park (Ore.) Spanish Group. Merrill Caviness from the West Wilmington (Del.) Church in the Chesapeake Conference is the new pastor of the Riverside/Stevenson (Wash.) district. Cheri Corder left her position in June as Sabbath School and Community Services director of Upper Columbia to serve as Oregon Conference Family Life director. Saul Flores from Denver South Hispanic Church became senior pastor of the Hillsboro Spanish Church in July. Eddie General has accepted the pastoral position of the Filipino-American Church in Seattle, Wash. beginning Sept. 1. He comes from the Hawaii Conference and will replace Lowell Teves, pastor, who is retiring. Del Griebel left his position as associate pastor at the Bend (Ore.) Church in August to serve as interim pastor at The Dalles/Wahkiacus (Ore.) district. Juan Pacheco, former assistant pastor of the Hood River (Ore.) Spanish Company, became Intern of Woodburn and McMinnville (Ore.) Spanish churches in June. John Wiltenberg, a former intern at the Roseburg/Glide (Ore.) district became assistant pastor at the Medford (Ore.) Church in June.

September 01, 2008 / Intersections