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MC Spotlight, Volume 4


MC Spotlight

From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world. EGW, LS 125




Into the Light

Domestic Violence in the Faith Community

Sarah McDugal is a leading Adventist Author.Speaker.Coach who dedicates her life to offering tools for healing and recovery from abuse and trauma in the faith community. In speaking at the McDonald Road Church in Tennessee, she gives a powerful testimony - WATCH LINK. For more information about her service to the faith community go to her website:

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Sabbath, Jan. 23, 2021, is Religious Liberty Emphasis Sabbath.

In this moment of national crisis we must uphold religious freedom like never before. For those worshipping in person, our print resources are available for DOWNLOAD. For those worshipping virtually, we’ve produced an entire religious freedom-themed virtual church service for your convenience. WATCH ONLINE. Also, REGISTER for our Sabbath afternoon, Jan. 23, LIVE “Religious Liberty and Current Events” panel from 5-6 p.m. EST. LEARN MORE about Religious Liberty Emphasis Sabbath.

Jump-start your faith in the new year with the It Is Written online series No Limits: A Life of Power.

Starting Jan. 24, Pastor John Bradshaw will share practical Bible messages to help you experience a revival in your heart, home, and church. Register and watch at Download sharing resources at

To deeply engage our students in the three angels’ messages, the NAD Office of Education is... 

excited to offer a new, distinctly Adventist resource for our grade K-12 schools. Sandy Doran, Ph.D., has authored Three Angels for Kids (K-8) and Three Angels for Today (9-12), a two- to four-week curriculum available for Adventist schools. MORE

Learn health coaching skills with an online course from NAD Health Ministries on Jan. 24 and 31.

By using key concepts of health coaching, you can help individuals make a plan for their own health, supporting and mentoring them along the way. In this two-session course, you will learn the value of health coaching, its uses and applications, and key techniques for effective coaching. CEs available for nurses and health coaches. LEARN MORE and REGISTER.

Tune in Jan. 26 for Part 2 of NAD Adult Ministries' FREE six-part webinar series, "Digital Discipleship and Evangelism,"

featuring Digital Strategist Jamie Domm. Part 2 will stream at 7 p.m. EST on YouTube and Facebook, and will cover "The Role of Creatives," content as mission, following Jesus' example, and basics of content creation and strategy! LEARN MORE






Do you have it all figured out? Hear from some of the leading Adventist speakers as they share the testimony according to various end time topics. An International Online Event - REGISTER HERE!



During Covid, Adventists along with everyone else, are being told we must follow the science and health experts. But what exactly is science? Can we really trust the experts? How should Adventists relate to science and experts during this pandemic? Join our upcoming session to explore these important questions and implications for the personal lives and health ministry of Seventh-day Adventists. REGISTER FOR FREE - Limited Space



Recent events have raised urgent questions about free speech and its implications for the personal lives and ministry of Seventh-day Adventists. In this session, we're joined by two Adventist lawyers as they help us understand free speech issues we're facing today. REGISTER FOR FREE - Limited Space


Better Mental Health In The New Year

With the advent of the new year come resolutions. It’s the time of year when we look at what we can do to better ourselves. While improving physical health can substantially benefit happiness and health, prioritizing mental health is one of the best resolutions you can make.

Here are a few strategies from ours friends over at Nedley Health. These strategies can help you improve mood and mental wellbeing and reduce risk of mental illness.

Register for our up coming Depression Recovery Open House taking place on January 18th and 27th with Paradise Fields.



Experiences Devotional Group

WHEN:        January 22, 2021 - March 12, 2021
WHERE:      via Zoom
WHO:           You in a small group! (group size 8 to 10 people)          

Before sin tainted humanity, the original plan for perfection in Genesis 2 was to increase in relationship with God and one another in a loving and accepting environment. Let us join together to create heaven on earth.

Pastor Frank Unger - - 902.322.7232


Experiences Devotional Group

The first spiritual partner I was matched to has been a real blessing in my life.  I would never have had the opportunity to know what a wonderful young lady she is.  We got together on a one-to-one basis each week and often texted each other during the week.  The experience is one I will always cherish.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Spiritual Partners program.  Pastor Unger’s presentations have been most helpful to strengthen relationships both with God and one another.  My life has been enriched by being able to participate in each session.

~Polly Hosking




Executive Director, HIRING

About the role   
Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank located in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a passionate individual to lead this important community organization into the future. We are seeking a mission minded individual with several years of experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization and has a history of demonstrated commitment to community causes. 
The applicant is responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank, including all aspects of human resource management that relate to selecting, leading and managing 

performance of staff within a team, financial management, policy development, operational planning, and risk management. The applicant must have exceptional leadership and communication skills to build and nurture constructive relationships with our diverse community of clients, donors, volunteers, employees and board members. 
If this community-minded opportunity interests you, please send a PDF version of an application and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted until 7:00pm Atlantic Standard Time on January 28th, 2021.


Digital Marketing Manager, HIRING

Southwestern Adventist University is hiring a Digital Marketing Manager. Go here for the JOB DESCRIPTION.


Men's & Women's Ministry Volunteer Directors

The Maritime Conference is looking for Men's & Women's Ministry Volunteer Directors. For a detailed job description for each role, please contact Teresa Ferreira.

If God is calling you to lead, answer the call!


Food For Your Body & Soul


Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable


GF    DF   V   VG   NS

If you’ve never tried panzanella, you’re in for a treat! 
Greens are tossed with a medley of fall vegetables, jumbo sourdough croutons (yes, we said jumbo), and tangy-sweet, grainy mustard dressing. Just 30 minutes required for this deceptively wholesome comfort meal.

Click here for the RECIPE!

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


Source: Minimalist Baker
Paradise Fields




Walk in the Light
Martin Luther King Jr., in his sermon “Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” circa 1963

“Light has come into the world, and every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. ... Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'”

Acts of the Apostles
Ellen G. White

It is not a conclusive evidence that a man is a Christian because he manifests spiritual ecstasy under extraordinary circumstances. Holiness is not rapture: it is an entire surrender of the will to God; it is living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God; it is doing the will of our heavenly Father; it is trusting God in trial, in darkness as well as in the light; it is walking by faith and not by sight; it is relying on God with unquestioning confidence, and resting in His love. AA 51.2

“Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” AA 329.1

A Call to Medical Evangelism and Health Education
Ellen G. White

A Continual Reform Essential 
Reform, continual reform, must be kept before the people, and by our example we must enforce our teachings. True religion and the laws of health go hand in hand. It is impossible to work for the salvation of men and women without presenting to them the need of breaking away from sinful gratifications, which destroy the health, debase the soul, and prevent divine truth from impressing the mind. Men and women must be taught to take a careful review of every habit and every practice, and at once put away those things that cause an unhealthy condition of the body,  and thus cast a dark shadow over the mind.—Counsels on Health, 445.  
Those who act as teachers are to be intelligent in regard to disease and its causes, understanding that every action of the human agent should be in perfect harmony with the laws of life. The light God has given on health reform is for our salvation and the salvation of the world. Men and women should be informed in regard to the human habitation, fitted up by our Creator as His dwelling place, and over which He desires us to be faithful stewards. “For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”—The Review and Herald, November 12, 1901. CME 31-CME 32.1
Responsibility of Those Who Have Light 
There are but few as yet who are aroused sufficiently to understand how much their habits of diet have to do with their health, their characters, their usefulness in this world, and their eternal destiny. I saw that it is the duty of those who have received the light from Heaven, and have realized the benefit of walking in it, to manifest a greater interest for those who are still suffering for want of knowledge. Sabbathkeepers who are looking for the soon appearing of their Saviour should be the last to manifest a lack of interest in this great work of reform. Men and women must be instructed, and ministers and people should feel that the burden of the work rests upon them to agitate the subject, and urge it home upon others.—Testimonies for the Church 1:488, 489. CME 32-CME 32.2




"God has called us into His marvellous light (1 Peter 2:9)! You were dead and yet you are alive, which is a marvel before the universe that in Christ we live (Galatians 2:20). You see, in the beginning, we are told, there was a void - it was formless and dark - an emptiness, so to speak. But "God said, 'Let there be light....'. And then we're told that He separated this light from the darkness (Genesis 1:1-4). We are not to mingle the two, light and darkness, for if there is no light in it then it is not Truth or according to the Word of God - whether we speak of things, shows, events, our life, or our witness - this rings true (Isaiah 8:20). 
I came to the point with my Junior Religious Studies class, after discussing many trivial points and questions within their minds and the Adventist community, that I would simply ask them, "Does it honour God?!" Today, does your life, your witness, your Jesus honour God's precepts, principles, laws and ultimately His love?"               
                                                                                                            ~Teresa F.


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