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Adventists Offer Prayers and Support in Paris Tragedy

Story by Andrew McChesney, Adventist Review; Photograph by Moyan Brenn

"We express our solidarity with all French people,” says Mario Brito, president of the Adventist Church’s Inter-European Division. The Seventh-day Adventist Churchand its members worldwide offered prayers and support for Paris after a series of shootings and explosions killed scores of people.France declared a state of emergency and closed its borders after at least 80 people were reported killed in a concert hall and 50 others died in attacks on restaurants and near a stadium on Friday night.  READ MORE


More than 300 Baptized During Caravan of Hope

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

The Caravan of Hope, an evangelistic campaign featuring international evangelist Alejandro Bullón and involving more than 100 churches across the Columbia Union, has already celebrated more than 300 baptisms.

The caravan has stopped in eight spots in New Jersey and Ohio, and welcomed 252 new members in New Jersey. Jorge Aguero, coordinator of the Caravan of Hope in New Jersey and the New Jersey Conference personal ministries director, says they expect more baptisms this weekend. READ MORE


Cleveland Area Pastor Publishes Book on Worship Music

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

It took three years to complete, but Marius E. Marton, pastor of the Westlake and Elyria churches, recently published Worship Music in the 21st Century: Selecting Proper Music for Worship in Regards to Lyrics, Instrumentation, and Rhythm.

“This book was born out of necessity and [my] desire to learn about proper church music in regards to melody, harmony, lyrics, instrumentation and rhythm,” Marton says. READ MORE


Washington Adventist University Presents Annual Christmas Concert December 4

Story by Lisa Krueger

Washington Adventist University’s Department of Music will present their annual Christmas concert this year on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md.

The concert is free and open to the public, and parking is available across Flower Avenue and behind the church along Greenwood Avenue.  READ  MORE