Antibody Treatment Now Available at Kettering Adventist HealthCare

Story by Kettering Adventist HealthCare Staff

The COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment, Bamlanivimab, is being used for qualified patients at Kettering Adventist HealthCare.

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization of the monoclonal antibody Bamlanivimab. Patients may be eligible for the infusion treatment if they are suffering from moderate symptoms of COVID-19 including, but not limited to

• Fever
• Cough
• Chills
• Shortness of breath

Union Facilitates Dialogue on Race Relations

Growing up on the west side of Las Vegas, Marvin Brown, president of the Allegheny West Conference, saw the impact economic disparities had on his life and many of his African-American classmates who were bussed to a school across the city. His working-class parents were so busy they couldn’t visit the school to help choose his curriculum and nurture his educational journey, resulting in less than acceptable academic results.

Rick Labate (VP for Pastoral Ministries), Dave VandeVere (VP for Finance), Charles Tapp (President), Jose Vazquez (VP for Administration), Steve Laing (VP for Education) | Image by Tony Venturis

Potomac held its Third Quinquennial Constituency Meeting on March 14. Due to pandemic restrictions, the venue of the meeting convened in an online / virtual setting. Via Zoom, a video-conferencing platform, constituents discussed and voted on important conference business as well as welcomed new faces to the administrative team.

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“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the enunchs that he might not defile himself” (Dan. 1:8, NKJV).

The rewards of the Bible-based diet in Daniel’s story resonated with me when I became a Seventh-day Adventist. My Christian journey up to that point had been a circuitous one. However, each path led me to be more reconciled to the Scriptures. Daniel’s example continues to influence the dietary improvements I make for better health, wisdom and discernment.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink. ... Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matt. 6:25–27, NIV).

In spring of 1976, we stood in front of our home, and nothing was left but ashes. We were able to save the orange Ford Pinto wagon and my dad’s wallet that contained the only money we had. My parents seemed calm, but I am sure they were worried about the future.

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“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7, NIV).

When the COVID-19 outbreak happened, we were stuck at home in quarantine. All we could do was stay home and work or watch the news, hoping to hear something good. During that time, I noticed people having anxiety because they did not know what the future held. So many crazy things have happened recently, and as everything looks to be worsening, it feels endless.

However, don’t lose hope. We need to continue praying, having faith and keeping our heads up, because we know that God is here with us, and things will be better soon.

Stewart Lozensky

Story by Tamyra Horst

Stewart Lozensky recently joined the Pennsylvania Conference to serve as the church regeneration director, a newly created role to help plateaued and declining churches grow again and reach their communities with the gospel. Lozensky (pictured with his wife, Heidi) will partner with pastors and local congregations to develop customized regeneration plans and provide resources to help them achieve their vision.

Karen Johnson, Jeni Kessler

Story by Edward Marton

More than 300 Ohio Conference Pathfinders across the state recently joined together from their homes for the conference’s first ever virtual camporee.

Presenting on the theme, “Stand True,” Todd Casey, Pennsylvania Conference’s youth director, focused on the life of Barnabas in the early church. Pathfinders learned that part of standing true is encouraging and supporting one another.