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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.

AEC hosted its first two-day Mental Health First Aid training, where 18 participants earned certificates for completing the eight-hour training session.

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.

Mayor Bridget Newton (left), and councilmembers Sidney Katz and Will Jawando (right), declare August 23, 2019, "WGTS 91.9 Day," awarded to President and General Manager Kevin Krueger (second from right).

Story by Jerry Woods

After 62 years in the same Takoma Park, Md. location, WGTS is celebrating the grand opening of its new broadcast ministry center in Rockville, Md.

Story by Lauren Brooks

On November 15-16, 2019, Kettering College is hosting a new event designed for prospective Seventh-day Adventist students to experience the many facets of life at Kettering College. During Experience Kettering, students will get a chance to explore Kettering College’s campus, speak with admission counselors about their program of interest, connect with Kettering Adventist HealthCare managers about potential job opportunities, explore the Dayton area, and worship with us at the Kettering Adventist Church.

Youth from the Watoto Children Choir, a Christian ensemble from Uganda made up of orphans or kids living in difficult situations, sing songs of God’s love to members at the Columbus Central church.

Story by Marc A. FeQuiere

The Watoto Children Choir from Uganda travels around the world, sharing their stories and praising God through the beautiful sound of African beats and melody. Watoto, Swahili for “The Children,” is a ministry established in Uganda by Gary and Marilyn Skinner to help children, young people and women who are isolated by their society.

Adventist HealthCare (AHC) Board of Trustees (pictured), hospital staff and elected officials gathered today for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new AHC White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring, Md.
“Today is a chance to say thank you to so many people that made this day a reality,” said Terry Forde (fourth from left), president & CEO of Adventist HealthCare, prior to the ribbon cutting.
This comes a week after leaders and members from AHC and the Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered to bless and dedicate the new facility.
Johnny Stone, a WGTS 91.9 host, interviews listener Seraphina.

Story by Jerry Woods

There’s been a whole lot of scooping going all summer long with WGTS 91.9. The station just wrapped up its fourth annual ice cream tour with a stop in Gaithersburg, Md. Johnny and Stacey Stone broadcasted live from the Kentlands Market Square Plaza in the center of the city. Other staff members served ice cream, played games and distributed prizes for four hours in the 101-degree heat.

“We were a little concerned that the weather would keep people away, but the heat didn’t stop the WGTS family from getting together for the last ice cream only stop,” said WGTS Morning Show host and promotions director Jerry Woods.