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MC Spotlight, Volume 8.1


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




Acts 17:22-31
Round Table Reflection

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Round Table Discussion

1. What is the difference between religiosity and spiritual pneuma?

2. Do you believe every person was perfectly placed where they could best seek God? Why or why not?

3. How does the idea and reality of God relate to our "temple"
church buildings?

4. How does Christ's resurrection inform the way we live life and do church?


Pneuma (πνεῦμα) is an ancient Greek word for "breath", and in a religious context for "spirit" or "soul".


Chickpea Omlette


The Conscious Plant Kitchen & Paradise Fields


GF    DF   V   VG   NF

Chickpea flour omelette is an egg-free omelette recipe perfect for a protein vegan breakfast. The texture is soft, chewy with a lovely egg flavor from black salt and yellow color from chickpea flour and turmeric. An easy and healthy 10-minute vegan savory breakfast to start the day!

Click here for the RECIPE!

GF - Gluten-Free
DF - Dairy-Free
V - Vegetarian 
VG - Vegan                          
NF - Nut-Free


Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta


GF    DF   V   VG   NF

This vegan creamy mushroom pasta recipe is an easy and comforting vegan dinner ready in only 20 minutes. All the decadence of creamy pasta without dairy!

Click here for the RECIPE!

GF - Gluten-Free
DF - Dairy-Free
V - Vegetarian
VG - Vegan                          
NS - Nut-Free


The Conscious Plant Kitchen 
& Paradise Fields




What's Strategy?

Did you notice during the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 that those nations which were strategically prepared for the virus had lower rates of sickness and death than those who had made inadequate provisions?
Strategy means putting in place—in advance—the best set of plans and actions needed to accomplish mission. By this definition, strategy isn’t just a set of strategic plans. It’s carrying out those plans to actually achieve mission. 

Biblical Examples

Being strategic is characteristic of every group of people in the Bible who have enjoyed successful conquests. Every single one. 
Although God directed the movements of the ancient Hebrews, He expected them to do their part, which included sending out spies to do a needs assessment before battle. People in Scripture on a mission included the Israelites and their conquest of the land of Canaan; Gideon and his 300 soldiers; Joshua and the battle of Jericho; the design and construction of the sanctuary; and of course, Nehemiah building Jerusalem’s walls. 


         Even the plan of salvation, created before the
         foundation of the world, is a grand strategic plan.
         (Ephesians 1:4)




Resources for Conversations on
Racial Justice and Equality

Here are some suggested resources for local churches and members as they have discussions on racial justice and equality. More resources may be added to this list as they become available. CLICK HERE


News & Events


Sandy Lake Academy News brings relevant information from the campus of our flagship academy! Click if you want to be kept In the Loop.


Discovery Mountain, where the air is clear, the adventures never disappoint, and faith is strong among the residents God calls to Discovery Mountain Town. With 16 Seasons for families to enjoy and lessons on faithfulness to delight every age, this Adventist created and supported ministry for children is a must-listen! Come meet Mr. Simon, Jamie and the whole Discovery Mountain family.


The Maritime Conference Health department is calling all local churches across our Conference to focus on health, March 27, 2021. For more information, including the Youth Contest Rules, CLICK HERE.


PASTORS/ELDERS/SAFETY OFFICERS, Register your church HERE for Safety Sabbath, March 27, 2021! The focus is on helping protect against cybercrime, avoiding liabilities from streaming services online, and adapting child protection policies to an online environment. Your church will receive tips on how to prepare for Safety Sabbath and a valuable resource kit to help you protect your congregation. REGISTER


2021 EHUDDLE happened over March 8 and 9, as church leaders and pastors gathered across the Division for a virtual conference power packed with poignant messages, gripping presentations, and faith-filled missional testimonies to the leading of God's Spirit across our churches. For a Facebook Live watch, please go to: DAY 1 & DAY 2.


The Bible Lab Online is back! Roy Ice, Speaker-Director of Faith For Today will begin new research within the gospel of Luke titled “The Least, Last and Lost.” Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Speaker-Director of Jesus 101, will join the team, increasing the fun and depth of discovery as they investigate the loving characteristics of God. These programs will be streaming live beginning March 27, 2:30 p.m. AST. LEARN MORE at


Our churches should be places of safety and support for those facing all types of abuse. This church self-assessment tool allows churches to review areas in which they can become increasingly proactive in the prevention of abuse and more effective when intervention is necessary. The chart is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from enditnow North America. 


The Southern Union Conference Women’s Ministries department is  celebrating women, especially our young women 18-30 years of age. Come  join the conversation this Sunday (March 14), and help us connect, encourage and support these young women with your wisdom, years of experience and love.


Communications Department



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