Story by LaTasha Hewitt
This summer AEC’s Drum Corps (AECDC) participated in the Pottstown, Pa., July 4th parade for the third time. They are the first Seventh-day Adventist group to ever march in the Pottstown parade, a tradition they hope to keep.
“This parade is special to us because the community is so kind to us and they embrace us with open arms. We take pride in participating alongside organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. They look for us each year, and we look forward to participating,” says Andrea Elliott, AEC Drum Corps coordinator.
Editorial by Jacqueline Messenger
We are blessed to have a dedicated team of principals across the Columbia Union Conference, and they deserve our gratitude for their commitment and sacrifice.
Serving as a school principal is a tough job. It doesn’t matter what type of school it is, what classes are offered or how many students are enrolled. While attempting to provide a quality education, principals typically spend countless hours at school each day and even more hours on school committees at night; juggle the many needs, issues and requests that arise daily; and attempt to keep the students under their watch safe and happy.
Après 62 ans à Takoma Park, dans le Maryland, WGTS célèbre la grande ouverture à Rockville, dans le Maryland de son nouveau local dans le cadre de son ministère de radiodiffusion.
« C’est la réalisation d’un rêve de plusieurs décennies », déclare Kevin Krueger (photo), président et directeur général de WGTS. « La façon dont Dieu a travaillé avec les auditeurs et les donateurs pour faire de ce centre une réalité, est vraiment un miracle. Nous prions pour que ce nouveau centre soit simplement un tremplin pour partager l'espoir et les encouragements de Jésus avec encore plus de gens à Washington, DC et au-delà."
Story by Valerie Morikone
I had so many great teachers as a student in Adventist schools that it’s hard to pick just one favorite: from my father, a greatly loved college professor and major influence in my life, to a host of other godly, caring teachers through the years.
One teacher I loved at the Ella E. Hughes Elementary School (now Keene Adventist Elementary School in Texas) was Mr. John Hiser. I remember learning a lot and laughing a lot. He got his classroom management requirements across with kindness and good humor.
Story by Thomas Macomber
Versacare announces that for 2020 it will award $1 million in STEM grants to qualifying Adventist primary and secondary schools across the North American Division (NAD).
The 2020 STEM grant program is open to all NAD local conference- or church-sponsored primary or secondary schools, except for those schools which received a Versacare STEM grant in 2018 or 2019.
The funding categories are as follows:
• $5,000 for schools of 3 or less classrooms;
• $10,000 for schools of 4 or more classrooms;
• $10,000 for senior academies.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
For the first time, the Allegheny East Conference’s Relationship Ministries Department hosted an eight-hour Mental Health First Aid training at this year’s camp meeting. Attendees learned initial skills to provide support to individuals with developing mental health or substance use problems and how to connect them to appropriate care.