Journey Films Release The Adventists Film
The new documentary from well-known filmmaker Martin Doblmeir is scheduled for public television station broadcast during April. Check local listings. The film looks at the intersection of faith and health through the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is also available on DVD through www.journeyfilms.com.
Executive Committee Approves 2010 Budget
Underscoring what will prove to be a challenging year, the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee met March 3 and voted a balanced budget. While staff at the NPUC office have been recently reduced, additional funds are being made available to local conferences this year. In addition, the committee voted to approve the ordination of pastors: Randy Maxwell of Idaho; Danny Kim and Steven Lemke of Oregon; and John Pierce and Ken Wetmore of Upper Columbia. John Berglund, Idaho pastor, was elected to replace Ervin Furne in the NPUC list of delegates to this year's General Conference session.
3ABN Changes Satellites
The Three Angels Broadcasting Network has begun a transition from AMC-4 satellite to Galaxy 19 (G-19). 3ABN viewers will need to adjust their receivers for this change no later than the first of May. More information is available at www.3abn.org.
Adventist Church Fights Domestic Abuse
While the world church promotes a signature campaign, the North Pacific Union Conference Safe Family committee plans to develop a resource package by this fall to promote healthy Adventist family relationships. Survey results recently showed domestic abuse incidents in Northwest Adventist families on par with the general population. The General Conference-sponsored "enditnow" kits sent to local churches containing resources to promote the GC's attempt to gather at least 1 million signatures in a petition drive to present to the United Nations. For more information, go online to www.enditnow.org.