Tuesday, July 28, 2009

News Clippings . . .

  • Over 180 individuals have been baptized this year in the Alberta Conference. There have been quite a few evangelistic meetings throughout the conference with many more scheduled this summer and fall.
  • Ordination to the gospel ministry took place for four Alberta pastors on the final Sabbath of the Alberta Camp Meeting. Pastors Julio Morales, James Rooney, Dario St. Louis, and David Streifling were consecrated following a message presented by Nilton Amorim, Executive Secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada.
  • Calagary Metro Filipino Church celebrated their first anniversary on Sabbath, July 25. They were joined by Pastors Mark Johnson and Romulo Daquila from the Alberta Conference. Many guests were present for the special services.
  • Iglesia Adventista Maranatha Calgary (Calgary Maranatha Spanish Company) streams live video of the worship services each Sabbath. As high as two dozen persons at a time have joined the services online.
  • Approximately 220 Pathfinders from Alberta will travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the International Pathfinder Camporee held there this August. They will join over 35,000 other Pathfinders from around the world for this special event.
  • Three Master Guides and six Pathfinder Leadership Awards for continuing education in Pathfinder Leadership were granted at an investiture at camp meeting this year. Special guest, James Black, North American Youth Leader, was present for the investiture.
  • The first ever Sudanese evangelistic meeting in Canada held for Sudanese by Sudenese was held in Calgary during June. Five persons were baptized and additional followup is underway. Lay evangelists used Share Him materials on their computers to conduct these meetings.
  • Prairie Adventist Christian eSchool (PACeS) is an Alberta Government approved eSchool where students access Adventist education through high speed Internet. K-12 instruction is available online with teachers and classmates. For further information, contact Janet Hall at 403-342-5044 xt 200, jhall@albertasda.org, or check our website at http://www.albertasdadl.com/.
  • Sherwood Park Care Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary of serving the community on September 26, 2009. The Center is an important ministry of the church in touching people's lives in a time of need. Watch for upcoming details of the weekend celebration.
  • Neil Nedley's presentations are available on DVD as an exciting trial run from Camp Meeting 2009. They will be available at the end of August and will cost $8 per DVD. Contact Irma at 403-342-5044 xt 232 or irma@albertasda.org.

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