Seventh-day Adventist® Church

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MC Spotlight

FEATURE

 
 
 
 

What's Mission?

A group of workshop participants attending a mission conference eyed each other nervously from across the table where they were seated. Conversation was awkward because the group had so little in common—in ideology, culture, and dress. 
But once they began talking about a topic of passionate, mutual interest—mission!—they became an instant family. It works for churches too.
Another name for mission is purpose. No matter how diverse they are as individuals, a group of people who come together around the same purpose (mission) can work miracles—whether it’s a football team vying for a national championship, or a group of engineers putting people into space, or a congregation anxious to do something great for God. (Matthew 28:18-20)

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Resources & News

 
 
 
 
 

"Listen to Each Other" — NAD president G. Alexander Bryant shares his reflections on Black History Month and his desire for Adventists in North America to share their own personal story with people from other communities as they seek to better understand the diversity in the church.
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Most were not predicting it, and many treasurers at various levels of the church were looking for a report trending in the opposite direction. But in what could only be described as a miracle of faithfulness, 2020 tithe figures for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America came in close to 1.1 billion dollars.
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There is a lot of information being released surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and where there are facts, there is bound to be some misinformation as well. Avni Jain, MD, family medicine physician with Adventist Medical Group sets the record straight by dispelling some of the myths that have surfaced since the development and the emergency use authorization (EUA) of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Jesus 101 has free animated videos with accompanying coloring pages just for kids! These new resources will help kids discover Jesus in the Bible, illustrating the stories of the Bible in a fun and instructive manner. Perfect for churches, schools, and families, the complimentary coloring pages are available for children to download and color anywhere! Find these free videos and coloring pages at Jesus101.tv/4kids.

 
 

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the idiom “in the loop” as “a group of people who know about or have influence . . . over something”.   It comes from 1960’s military terminology for the feedback loop established between the officers passing on orders and the soldiers who received them and returned information and feedback.  Today, we recognise it as a way of saying that a person has been kept informed of what is going on in a specific circle or group; they have been kept “in the loop”.
The Sandy Lake Academy school community extends beyond the brick and mortar walls of our building, and we are supported by parents, families, churches, and community members throughout the Maritimes and across Canada.  By creating our newsletter, and by extension this website, we aim to keep all those who give their time, energy, and prayers In the Loop.

 
 
 

World Church Prayer Requests

~ Pray for God to put a hedge of protection around our homes and our families.
~ Pray for your marriage or the marriages in your church. This next week, February  
   13-20 is Christian Home and Marriage week. LEARN MORE
~ Pray for the families around you that are struggling. Pray about practical ways that  
   you can reach out with love and encouragement, or maybe share resources to
   assist those in need.
~ Pray for our young people who are struggling to get an education due to the
   Corona Virus social distancing and restrictions. Pray that teachers could have    
   wisdom how to teach and keep the attention of their pupils.
~ Pray for the upcoming World Youth Day, which occurs March 20, 2021. Pray that
   many young people will also take part and lives will be changed for eternity.

WePray.mobi - Online Prayer Room
 


YouTube link:  Do This to Improve Your Balance and Have Fun!

 

Mike & René Lemon share tips on fitness. Balance is a key component of fitness, along with strength, endurance, and flexibility. So, in this core workout they will demonstrate exercises that will help you improve your balance. 

 
 
 

Events

 
 
 
 
 
 

Safety Sabbath 2021
Focuses on Online Safety

You’ve no doubt heard about major corporations targeted by hackers, but did you realize churches, schools, and other ministries are regularly targeted by cybercriminals as well? This year Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) is dedicating Safety Sabbath® to help Seventh-day Adventist ministries learn how to better protect their infrastructure and members from online attacks.

This year Safety Sabbath will be March 27, 2021, and will focus on helping churches:
~ protect against cybercrime
~ avoid liabilities from streaming services online
~ adapt child protection policies to an online environment
Sign up today to receive tips on how to prepare for Safety Sabbath and a valuable resource kit to help you protect your congregation. You can participate in Safety Sabbath whether you are meeting in person or virtually. 

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Health Emphasis Day

On March 27, 2021, the Maritime Conference Health Ministries department will be celebrating their Health Emphasis Day. All Maritime churches are invited to participate. There will be a Youth contest and a video presentation. More information will soon be available on our Conference website under Health Ministries. Stay Tuned...

 
 

BIG NEWS!
NEW INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE IS GOING WEST!

In 2019, we had over 55,000 participants from 105 countries from around the world at the Chosen International Camporee, and 1,320 souls were baptized. God has truly blessed the Camporee beyond what we could have ever imagined. We have grown!
An exciting and historical vote was taken by the 2024 International Camporee Executive Advisory Committee which will impact Pathfinders around the world. This vote approved two things: A change of location for the 2024 Believe the Promise Camporee from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Gillette, Wyoming, and new dates of August 5-11, 2024. LEARN MORE

 

Nourish
Food For Your Body

 

Vegan Black Bean Soup

 

GF    DF   V   VG   NS

This vegan black bean soup is delicious! It reminds me of a minestrone soup in the way that it’s almost more like a stew than a soup, but in the best way.

Click here for the RECIPE!

GF - Gluten-Free
DF - Dairy-Free
V - Vegetarian
VG - Vegan
NS - Naturally Sweetened

 

Source: loving it vegan
Paradise Fields

 
 

Communications Department

 




Communication
kəmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/noun


1. the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other method
2. the means of sending or receiving information

 


If your church or department has an Event, an Announcement, or Resources you'd like shared with the whole Conference, please email: teresa.ferreira@maritimesda.com.
The MC Spotlight is an official e-publication of the Maritime Conference.

   
 
   
from the Communications Desk of Teresa Ferreira

Maritime Conf. of the SDA Church Inc. / 121 Salisbury Rd / Moncton NB E1E 1A6