Story by Jerry Woods
WGTS 91.9 hosted more than 2,200 women at the recent “Dare to Be” women’s event with Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill at the Hylton Christian Event Center (Va.). The station has hosted this event for the past six years. This year’s theme of “Speak to the Storm” addressed the lives of women in this area, many of which faced two lost paychecks through the government shutdown. Organizers offered free tickets to any woman who wished to attend with a federal government employee badge. Through music, prayer and the inspirational messages Natalie and Charlotte encouraged women to live their roles as wives, moms, employees, daughters and friends to the fullest.
With thousands of families in need during the government shut-down, Mytonia Newman, Restoration Praise Center member and owner of My New Cuisine catering business, decided to do what she could to help those in a practical way and committed to feeding families for one week.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Dan Weber/NAD Communication
During the Adventist Ministries Convention in Albuquerque, N.M., North American Division (NAD) leaders recognized several longtime Columbia Union Conference leaders with Lifetime Achievement awards.
“Our hope is that when we recognize and show gratitude to individuals who are [providing] exemplary contributions, other leaders are inspired to value excellence in their pursuits for God and His Church,” says Debra Brill, NAD’s vice president for Ministries and event organizer.
Artículo por V. Michelle Bernard
El reciente cierre del gobierno detuvo los cheques de 800,000 empleados del gobierno federal. Como resultado, los adventistas del séptimo día en el área metropolitana de Washington trabajaron para ayudar a aliviar la carga de los afectados.
Después de escuchar tantos informes de trabajadores federales que luchaban por alimentar a sus familias, el personal de Adventist Community Services de Greater Washington (ACSGW) en Silver Spring, Md., organizó varios “Pop Up Pantries” para los trabajadores suspendidos, donde compartieron comida con más de una docena de personas.
Story by Lydia Parris
Adventist HealthCare has announced that it will debut a new, all-private room hospital on Sunday, Aug. 25, as Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center opens to serve patients in Montgomery, Prince George’s and surrounding counties.
Construction of the $400 million White Oak Medical Center is fast approaching completion. Exterior work on the 180-bed hospital is nearly complete and interior work in patient care areas will continue over the next few months.
Story by Elizabeth Long
Roy Chew, Ph.D., president of Kettering Adventist HealthCare since 2015, is retiring effective February 15.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity to have worked with Roy over the years,” says Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Adventist HealthCare. “Roy’s innovative approach and passion for the very best clinical technology, married with a faith-based approach to caring for our community, exemplifies Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s legacy of excellence in health care.”
Story by Heidi Wetmore
Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) high school students recently participated in the first of this year’s four Dress for Success days. Ellenor Paul-O’Neil, high school vice principal, explains, “Dress for Success Day is intended to teach students how to dress for a professional, business environment. Employers have indicated that many applicants for jobs do not understand how to dress for professional business events such as a job interview or other professional activities. Additionally, it is critical that youth know how to effectively represent themselves in a professional manner.”