February 15, 1991
Is the Sabbath really Final Ingatheri
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New Jersey plans for dventist Review
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Charlotte Pedersen Coe
Editorial Assistant: ,
IRAQ, Randy Hall
AND THE I remember as a child
wondering how John's prophecy that "every eye
SECOND shall see Him" would be fulfilled. At one point I Diane Baier
thought Jesus' return might take 24 hours, one full
COMING revolution of the earth, but then I learned about
The VISITOR is the Seventhly Advent- ,
ist publication for the people in the Columbia
Union territory. The different backgrounds
the geosynchronous orbits of satellites. Another and spiritual gifts of these people mean that
the VISITOR should inspire confidence in
time I thought God might speed up the earth's rev- the Saviour and His churchandshouldserue
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SPOTLIGHT ON BAPTISMS
Larry Hill, Mary Hill, Melinda Hill, Kathy Coch- Steve Coch- Ethel Landau, Frank Mur
Leechburg, Leechburg, Leechburg, ran, Erie, Penn ran, Erie, Penn Danville, Penn phy, Damascus,
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. sylvania. Both sylvania. Steve sylvania. A Potomac.
Larry, who en Mary and her Melinda was Kathy and her and his wife, friend who lives Frank said that
joys farming, family studied baptized in a husband, Steve, Kathy, are res at the same he chose to be
was baptized in the Bible and lake during a travel 30 miles idents of Ash- nursing home come a member
May of 1990 af- attended a sunset one day each way to be tabula, Ohio. as Ethel intro of the Adventist
i ter he, his wife, prophecy sem in June of 1990 present for Both of them duced her to church through
Mary, and his inar taught by after she went church and Sab were baptized Adventist be baptism in De
daughter, Me- Alien MacDon- to the Daniel bath school. by Pastor Har- liefs, which she cember of 1990
linda, attended ald before she Prophecy Sem They were bap ley Bresee dur accepted by pro since "It seemed
a Daniel Proph was baptized in inar with family tized in Septem ing September fession of faith like a good
ecy Seminar. May of 1990. and friends. ber of 1990. of 1990. in July of 1989. thing to do."
FACE TO FACE
Profiles of newly baptized people
Nicole Noll, Lenora Brown, "And Jesus said unto them, Charles Ben- Ida Bennett,
Northumber Blythedale, nett, Leech Leechburg,
land, Pennsyl Chesapeake. Come ye after me, burg, Pennsyl Pennsylvania.
vania. After The Holy Spirit vania. Charles Although afraid
answering a call led Lenora to and I will make you to become and his sister, of water, Ida
to give her life accept Jesus fishers of men. And straightway Ida, faithfully braved baptism
to Jesus, Nicole Christ as her attended the for her Lord in
studied with personal Sa they forsook their nets, Daniel Prophecy August of 1990
Pastor Clark viour and join Seminar this after she and
Acker and was the Adventist
and followed him,"—Mark 1:17, 18. past April and brother Charles
baptized in a church through were baptized came to the
lake during baptism during together in Au Daniel Proph
July of 1990. May of 1989. gust of 1990. ecy Seminar.
Alejandro Ja- I/eisa Hark- Matthew Al- Justin Shipo Mary Hack, Luis Irizzary, Leonides Iriz
cobo, Hammon- less, Leechburg, drich, Tran- wick, Tranquil- Danville, Penn Hammonton zary, Hammon
ton Spanish, Pennsylvania. quility, New ity, New Jersey. sylvania. Bible Spanish, New ton Spanish,
New Jersey. At Leisa made her Jersey. Mat Justin's bap studies and at Jersey. When New Jersey.
the conclusion decision to be thew joined his tism in Septem tending church he began study Twenty years of
of a Revelation baptized after friend and fel ber of 1990 was with both her ing the Bible praying for her
Seminar, Ale reading Christ's low fourth- special since he brother and his with Pastor Ra- husband, Luis,
jandro decided warning, "He grader at the and friend Mat wife led Mary to mon Canals, to join the
to join the Ad that loveth local church thew Aldrich join the family Luis wanted to church led to his
ventist church father or school, Justin were baptized of God through remain a Catho baptism—and
through bap mother more Shipowick, in by his father, profession of lic, but he was Leonides' re-
tism in Novem than me is not baptism in Sep Pastor Steve faith in August baptized in No baptism—in No
ber of 1990. worthy of me." tember of 1990. Shipowick. of 1990. vember of 1990. vember of 1990.
VISITOR, February 15,1991
SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLUMBIA UNION
den Edwards, an Episcopal priest who
Is the Sabbath a day of no rest? leads spiritual retreats throughout the
For many it has become Edwards said this is true because
many couples have moved and don't
have relatives to help with chores and
Sabbath on the
Everybody is competi
tive—to know more, do
more, be smarter, be on
the fast track.
LAURA SESSIONS STEPP
In addition, men and women are
afraid to be still, he said. That sense
of perpetual motion has worsened in
Churches and synagogues often the past few years, said Donald Alien,
contribute to the sense of busyness. pastor of the Capitol Hill Presbyterian
Sunday school and worship services Church. When he asks his new mem
are followed by committee meetings, bership classes to begin with 15 min
or many Americans, the tradi special programs and youth groups. utes of silence, "they stare at me as if
tional Sabbath is no more. With so many people occupied during I'm crazy," Alien said.
The notion, still honored a the week, some pastors and rabbis try Washington banker Joe Brazewell
generation ago, that it should be spent to cram everything into the Sabbath. doesn't doubt it. "Among upwardly
in worship and rest, giving body and The disappearance of the Christian mobile professionals, everybody is
mind a chance to recharge, has been Sabbath and Jewish Shabbat has been competitive—to know more, do more,
replaced by the idea that weekends a gradual trend with many causes, say be smarter, be on the fast track," he
are a time to make extra money, take social scientists, clerics and others. said.
children to soccer games or catch up One reason is that Americans— The Sabbath crunch is particularly
on paperwork from the office. particularly American women—are acute for parents, the Harris survey
For worshipers, the whirlwind be found. Parents who work long hours
gins a little later in the day, although during the week tend to focus on their
it sometimes starts at church. Some pastors try to children on the weekend. And atten
"What day of rest?" laughed Debo tion often means transporting the chil
rah Vaughan, a nurse, PTA president cram everything into the dren to many events.
and single mother of five boys. "Sun Sabbath. The traditional values of the Sab
day is a preparation day for the week bath—rest, reflection and deeds of
to come and a catch-up day from the kindness—are less apparent but just
week that has passed." as important, Washington psychiatrist
Vaughan, who lives in southeastern working more, out of economic neces John Meeks said.
Washington, B.C., grew up in the area sity and because they want to. A Har David Harris, who travels fre
and went to a Baptist church every ris poll in 1973 found that Americans quently for work, insists on flying
Sunday morning. worked a median 40.6 hours a week; home every Friday night for the fam
Her parents, grandparents and sib in 1987, they worked 46.8 hours. ily dinner, preceded by the lighting of
lings came home to a big meal, after So-called blue laws banning com candles, song and prayer.
which the children played outdoors or mercial activity on Sunday have been Harris, a Reform Jew, said he trea
upstairs while the adults sat around abandoned nearly everywhere. People sures that meal, but then added:
and talked for hours. who work during the week seize the "Sometimes I've wished I were more
But on most Sundays these days, chance to shop on Sunday; a national religious so I could take [Saturday]
Vaughan rises at 7 a.m., in time to fix survey by the Stiller-man & Jones off. I've wondered, is dinner enough to
breakfast and referee fights over the marketing firm shows that a typical convey the sense of spirituality, peace
bathroom. Sunday shopper is far more likely to and rest I want my children to have?"
Some parents have begun taking be employed than a weekday shopper.
small steps to preserve their sanity on Adults moonlight on Sundays, and
the Sabbath. Vaughan said she tells teenagers work then so they can make Laura Sessions Stepp is a staff writer
her boys to finish their homework be spending money. for the Washington Post. This feature
fore Sunday, but that only makes a The pressure to stay busy on the is excerpted from an article by Stepp in
dent in Sunday craziness. Sabbath is especially noticeable to Til- the November 19, 1990, Post.
VISITOR, February 15,1991
Love is more than just saying Letting the child face situations
the words, "I love you," to some that the foster parent no longer
one you care about. True love is can control is a difficult process.
commitment in action.
Three Ohio families that Cavinesses are first-timers
demonstrate every day what Sherrill Caviness, a first-
true love is have taken in chil time foster parent, isn't anxious
dren from dysfunctional homes to experience that loss. "The
and given them love as well as a down side of fostering is that
brighter start in life. you get very, very attached,"
said Sherrill, who enjoys moth
Roses adopt "special" child ering. She and husband Mal
Terry and Denise Rose of colm live in Centerville and
Clarksville adopted Earl after have three grown sons.
four years of attempting to have Christy [fictitious name to
Earl came to live with the
y protect the identity of the child
and her family] came to live
Roses when he was 17 months with the Caviness family when
old. He was a very special baby; she was 4 months old. She was
he is handicapped. A piece of \\v a baby suffering from depres
his brain that was part of the sion. She didn't laugh or smile
motor strip and controls muscles Denise and Terry Rose with Earl and Bethany
or respond to Sherrill and Mal
folded over and grew together. As a colm. She just laid in her crib and
result, Earl has very low muscle tone stared into space.
in his upper body, especially in the
oral area. Because of this, he cannot
speak and has difficulty eating.
Special kids After a couple of weeks of constant
care and affection, Christy's condition
took a positive turn. She began laugh
Denise, a speech therapist who
works with the Clinton County Board
of Mental Retardation, recalls that
get lucky with ing, chattering and hugging. Now at
14 months, she is a well-adjusted,
bright little girl.
when Earl first came to live with The Cavinesses are not planning to
them, his only ways of expressing his
needs and wants were pointing and
special adopt Christy. Their goal is to help as
many children as possible. Yet saying
grunting. Now he communicates with goodbye will undoubtedly be difficult.
both sign and body language.
They believe the Lord selected Earl
parents Sherrill struggles with letting Christy
go. "It will break my heart when I
for them because, less than three have to give her up. But we went into
years after his adoption, Bethany, now CHERYL REMMERS it with a lot of prayer, and we told the
2, was born to them, and Denise is Lord, 'Christy is your baby; she's in
pregnant again. your hands.'
Adopting a child requires a lot of have a 17-year-old son, Jonathon, who "Our heads can say all of those
adjustment and commitment. The was adopted when he was 9 years old. things. But what will happen to our
Roses are learning how to help Earl (Their birth children are all adults.) hearts? They'll break. She is our
when problems occur. Pattie Osborne said some of the little girl," she added. "It's been very
children who come to them have no rewarding to see her growth experi
Osbornes foster 61 kids moral standards and don't know any ence. We've been able to succeed in
Doug McLarnen, supervisor of the thing about God. She believes the really helping her get a good start."
placement unit at the Knox County Lord has given her and Jim talents for
Department of Human Services, said the ministry of foster parenting. They The end result is worth it!
that according to his department's sta tell each child about Jesus and His These three families have not only
tistics, approximately 20 percent of plan for them. And the couple assures been a blessing to others, but in re
foster children are later adopted. This each one of their own love. turn, they have received the blessings
low number leaves a high percentage Though most of the children who of knowing they made a difference in
of children needing good foster homes have left still keep in touch, it is diffi the lives of those they cared for.
to help compensate for their high rate cult for Pattie to say goodbye. Yet she Denise Rose knows that and is con
of transition. has managed to find a bright side: tent. She also is a realist: "There are
Jim and Pattie Osbom live in Can "It's rewarding to know you've had the some frustrations, but the effort is
ton and have been foster parents for chance to love them and teach them more than worth it!"
12 years. During that time, they have about Jesus."
taken in 61 children. Knowing they've made the lives of
Currently, the Osbornes have five their children happier is something Cheryl Remmers is editor of Mission
foster children who range in age from foster parents hold onto, especially Ohio and secretary to Ohio President
16 months up to 17 years. They also when it's time to let the children go. Ed Motschiedler.
VISITOR, February 15,1991
SPOTLIGHT ON POTOMAC
Fall colors appeared at Camp Blue
Ridge in Montebello, Virginia, just in
time for Potomac's Romantic Couples'
Retreat September 28-30.
Retreat coordinators originally
planned for about 20 couples. They
were pleasantly surprised when regis
trations topped 45 couples and a wait
ing list of 20 couples developed.
Ages in the group ranged from the
early 20s to those in their 70s. Cou
ples had been married as few as three
months to as many as 48 years!
The goal of the weekend was to re
affirm romance in marriage. From
the comments made by participants, it
sounded like that aim was realized in
a big way.
Tony and Dawn Williams of Colum
Ridge Spouses served communion to each other, played
together and prayed together during Potomac's
bia, Maryland, expressed their thanks Romantic Couples' Retreat. Photo by Robbi Pier-
"for helping us realize what the really REBECCA FEASTER son-Anderson.
important things in life are!"
The group was pampered and sur
prised with special treats throughout relax. Some chose to concentrate on "Our staff is to be commended for
the weekend by the retreat staff. And their "homework," writing vows to use their hard work and joyous enthusi
each couple enjoyed the privacy and later that evening at a marriage reaf- asm," said McMillan. "The weekend
modern conveniences of the camp's firmation service. was a total team effort." Staffers in
new cabins. A highlight of the weekend was the cluded George and Debra Brill of Tap-
The weekend started off with a sunset communion as couples took pahannock, Virginia, Mike and Karen
candlelight dinner Friday evening. part in the ordinance of humility and Lawhorn from Beltsville, Maryland,
Afterward, Len and Karen McMillan, the sacraments together. Many par Lynn and Lona Schlisner of New Mar
retreat leaders and the conference's ticipants commented that this activity ket, Virginia, and Marvin and Ingrid
family life specialists, helped the alone brought them closer together. Wray from Vienna, Virginia.
group discover the meaning and defi On Saturday night a "wedding re Encouraged by the overwhelming
nition of romance. ception" was held for the "newlyweds." response, McMillan has planned two
On Sabbath morning, couples went The cake was cut by a couple celebrat couples' retreats for 1991. The first is
through a number of active learning ing their 22nd wedding anniversary scheduled for Valentine's weekend,
experiences and enjoyed a sermon by that day. February 15-17, near Virginia Beach,
Lynn Schlisner, senior pastor of the Before retiring for the night, sev Virginia. A fall retreat will be held
New Market, Virginia, church and re eral couples shared romantic walks September 27-29 at Camp Blue Ridge.
treat staff member. The sermon em around the lake—ringed by camp Couples with an interest in renew
phasized that marriage makes two fires—in the moonlight. A few adven ing their marriage or making a strong
people one and serves as an example turesome folk enjoyed the glow of the marriage even better can call the Po-
of how we can become one with God. camp fires from canoes on the lake. tomac Conference's family life office at
Sabbath lunch was a gala affair, The next morning, participants dis (703) 886-0771 for details.
complete with linen tablecloths, flow covered how their temperaments af
ers, stemware and a multicourse meal fect their feelings toward sex. After
individually served by retreat staff. the seminar, they enjoyed fellowship Rebecca Feaster is secretary to the
The afternoon was set aside as free before the festive brunch ending the family life director of the Potomac
time for participants to hike, talk or weekend retreat. Conference.
VISITOR, February 15,1991
SPOTLIGHT ON NEW JERSEY
The tranquil setting of the Keswick Plans were laid to help 25 percent present purposeful, persuasive, enthu
•Conference Center in Whiting, New of the church members become in siastic, Christ-centered messages for
Jersey, was the backdrop for New volved in public and personal evange Sabbath worship, midweek services
Jersey Conference pastors and their lism ministries. Systematic church and evangelistic meetings.
families as they met in a retreat-plan planting into unentered territories
ning session and to praise God for the was again affirmed as a strategic plan ••Nurture: Three "ships"—discipleship,
successes of the past quinquennium. for the next five years. It was the en fellowship and stewardship—will launch
And there was plenty to praise thusiastic decision of every pastor to members on a path of whole and sup
, about. During the past five years, the challenge his district family to reach portive church life.
blessings of God in New Jersey have out to others so effectively that total Shepherding or nurture and care of
been rich. annual baptisms will equal 10 percent church members continues to be a
Annual tithe increased $1.3 mil of the church membership. high priority. Pastors' visiting and
lion—from $3,137,536 to $4,295,597. preaching programs will be directed
Conference membership went from »»Lay Training: Members will learn to toward discipleship, fellowship and
6,099 to 7,500—an increase of 23 per- preach, give Bible studies and provide stewardship—discipleship to encour
,cent. Baptisms throughout the quin leadership; department directors will of age members, fellowship to develop
quennium came to a total of 3,520. fer workshops. unity and support, and stewardship to
Mission giving increased 34 percent Six lay-training schools are to be develop commitment of time, energy
over the period, and 16 new congrega organized in local churches, where and funds to the work of God.
tions were established. New Jersey systematic class work—following a
leaders gave God the glory. specific curriculum—will train lay This writer's closing message re
Keswick's lake-recreational-confer workers to preach, give Bible studies counted the story of the demoniac son
ence center and National Pineland and provide administrative and orga cleansed by Jesus, with special em
[ was the setting for the New Jersey nizational leadership. phasis on the conversation related in
\ staff to lay firm plans for the next dec In addition, and to ensure there is Mark 9:22-24. "If it is at all possible
ade. Guests Lynn Martell, director of a balanced emphasis, each conference for you, take pity upon us and help
church ministries for the North Amer departmental director will present us!" said the father.
ican Division, and Harvey Sauder, for workshops coordinated with his area "If it's possible!" said Jesus. "Ev
mer director of trust services for the of ministry in local churches through erything is possible to one who has
Columbia Union, helped direct the out the conference. faith."
' planning and strategy process. The father responded, "I have faith!
Martell divided the pastoraVde- ••Preaching: Pastors will be assisted in Help me where my faith falls short."
partmental staff into small groups to developing effectiveness in persuasive, The father's prayer was the united
spend hours brainstorming and pro Christ-centered messages. prayer of the ministers in New Jersey
jecting plans for the future. Four During this quinquennium, pastors as they gathered in commitment to Je
topics of major thrust were identified have established an annual goal to sus and His will for a finished work.
and plans formulated. preach on last-day biblical prophecies
and landmark pillar doctrines of the
^Evangelism: Annual baptisms will Seventh-day Adventist Church. Robert Boggess is president and com
1 equal 10 percent of each congregation's Workers' meeting speakers as well munication director for the New Jersey
membership. as special programs will help pastors Conference.
New Jersey pastors
stretch strategy through decade
' Enrollment Offerings Literature Evangelism
Members Congregations Baptisms K-9 GSA Year Tithe NJ Advance Mission Sales Baptisms
6,099 61 525 390 161 1985 $3,137,536 $ 56,211 $228,455 $257,604 14
6,424 63 535 437 102 1986 $3,784,267 $ 85,820 $204,536 $259,147 7
6,591 66 492 490 120 1987 $3,956,452 $116,412 $258,300 $227,352 1
- 6,777 72 566 510 115 1988 $4,309,687 $114,118 $300,260 $310,649 17
7,236 74 754 564 109 1989 $4,481,641 $112,306 $296,881 $616,957 52
7,500 77 648 569 120 1990* $4,295,597 $ 96,840 $304,858 $620,388 74
"Totals for 1990 are estimates based on 11-month actual figures. School enrollments are actual totals.
COLUMBIA UNION son, a physician residing in Vienna, Vir • Henry Kenaston leaves the Ohio Con
New faces, ginia. Pierson-Anderson still uses her ference, where he served as pastor of the
skills on special projects of promotion, Elyria/Lorain and Reynoldsburg/Grove
new places; event planning and desktop publishing. City districts, to join the pastoral team
tasks and transfers • Bill McVay comes to the Chesapeake in the Carolina Conference.
• Robin Kajiura comes to the Columbia Conference to serve as its church minis • John Mutchler comes to pastor the
Union as district director for the Gen tries director. He leaves the Potomac Abundant Life Fellowship church in Co
eral Conference Auditing Services and Conference, where he was an associate lumbus part time and to work part time
heads the staff of auditors at the union in church ministries with specific skills as an evangelist with the Ohio Confer
headquarters. She came from the Lake in evangelism, personal witnessing and ence. Mutchler came from the Wiscon
Union, where she served as auditor. Community Services. sin Conference a year ago to coordinate
• Murrell Tull comes to the New Jersey • Dan Goddard moves from the Potomac evangelism for Ohio's church ministries.
Conference from Texas, where he pas- Conference, where he was the ministe- • Greg Ostrander recently finished his
tored a church in the Dallas area, to coursework at the Seventh-day Ad
direct the church ministries depart ventist Theological Seminary at An
ment for the conference. drews University, Berrien Springs,,
• Ginger Tull also comes from Texas Michigan. He comes into the Ohio
with husband Murrell. She is secre Conference to pastor the Columbus
tary for the education and church Grove, Clyde and Findlay district.
ministries departments in the New • Hector Rodriguez moves to be the
Jersey Conference. pastor for the Youngstown Board-
• J.R. Haney comes to be pastor of man, Youngstown Spanish and Sa
the New Jersey Conference's Cape lem district in the Ohio Conference
May Court House, Vineland and from the Columbus Grove, Findlay
Millville churches. His background and Clyde, Ohio, district.
includes newspaper publishing, gov • Mike Stadnik has accepted a call
ernment and church leadership and, to serve as evangelist for the Ohio
most recently, pastor of the Lawton, Conference. He leaves the Middle-
Oklahoma, congregation. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital administrators town and Hamilton, Ohio, churches,
• John Williamson comes from his earn vice presidential responsibilities: where he has been the pastor.
post as the ministerial director for Les Pitton (at left) and Jeanne Sanders • Walter Sherman moves in the
the Greater New York Conference Ohio Conference from pastoring the
to serve as the pastor of the Morristown/ rial director, to pastor the 450-member Beavercreek/Xenia churches to the Mid-
Phillipsburg district in the New Jersey Frederick, Maryland, church in the Ches dletown/Hamilton district, where he will
Conference. He succeeds Pastor Gordon apeake Conference. be pastor.
Blandford, who retired. • Jeanne Sanders, who has served in • Charles Shyab moves from the Manas-
• Diane Williamson comes to the New Rockville, Maryland, as Shady Grove sas, Virginia, church school in the Po
Jersey Conference with husband John. Adventist Hospital's vice president for tomac Conference, where he served as
She has accepted the post of secretary to patient care services since 1985, recently principal, to become the new principal
the president of Hackettstown, New Jer was promoted to senior vice president for the Ohio Conference's Griswold Chris
sey, Community Hospital. for patient care services. She also has tian Academy in Worthington.
• Paul Smith Jr. has moved from Hamp become a member of the executive boards • Richard Garey left as the principal of
ton Roads, Virginia, in the Potomac Con for the Shady Grove Adventist Nursing Griswold Christian Academy in the Ohio
ference, where he served as pastor and Center, Home Assistance, Inc., and Ad Conference to become the principal in
field representative for that conference's ventist Home Health Services, Inc. the Florida Conference of West Coast
trust services department. He takes up • Les Pitton recently became Shady Junior Academy in Bradenton.
leadership of the trust services and stew Grove Adventist Hospital's vice presi • Marguerite McGraw has been asked '
ardship departments in the New Jersey dent for marketing and business devel by the Mountain View Conference's ex
Conference. opment. He leaves an executive post ecutive committee to assist in the con
• MartyThurber moves within the New with Manor Healthcare Corporation in ference Sabbath school department. She
Jersey Conference from the Bridgeton/ Silver Spring, Maryland, to come to Rock will feel right at home in the Parkers-
Salem district to pastor the Wayne/Ldv- ville, Maryland, where he is presently burg, West Virginia, office because her
ingston district. Thurber replaces Le- responsible for Shady Grove Adventist husband, John McGraw, serves as pas
roy Bruch, who has accepted a call to the Hospital's marketing, planning and pub tor of the Parkersburg church.
Greater New York Conference. lic relations departments and related • Ken Badger comes a long way to the
• Ed Keyes has left the pastorate of the organizations, such as Adventist Home Mountain View Conference—from Ire
Cape May Court House, Vineland and Health Services, Inc., Home Assistance, land and England, where he had served
Millville district in the New Jersey Con Inc., Shady Grove Adventist Nursing as director of publishing in the British
ference to teach Bible and serve as cam Center and Woman Care of Maryland. Union. Badger is the new assistant pub
pus pastor at Garden State Academy in • Thorn Juarros has accepted a position lishing director for Mountain View and
Tranquility, New Jersey. as Bible teacher at Mount Vernon Acad resides with his family in Buckhannon, "
• Robbi Pierson recently resigned as di emy in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He leaves West Virginia.
rector of communication for the Potomac the youth department of the Ohio Con CHARLOTTE PEDERSEN COE
Conference. She married Duane Ander- ference, where he was director. Visitor Managing Editor
VISITOR, February 15,1991
PENNSYLVANIA All of the items collected were sent to
Six Mile Run Serve, Incorporated, a local shelter for
church hosts While those who were the recipients
first homecoming of this project were no doubt grateful,
The Six Mile Run congregation held the greatest joy could be found in the
its first homecoming program this past children who willingly gave to this proj
September. ect. One six-year-old who brought in a
The first Adventist teachings came package of briefs the same size he wears
to Six Mile Run in an evangelistic tent was excited that he could help another
meeting held by Pastor W.F. Swartz. boy just like himself, same size and all.
The original church building was con In addition to the schoolwide under
structed by the first pastor, Jesse Veach, wear project, the students in grades two
with the help of Swartz and the mem though four had a second holiday out
bers at that time. It was dedicated in reach. Instead of having the customary
December of 1907. gift exchange at their Christmas party,
Four previous pastors attended the they chose to each bring a new toy for
homecoming event: Harold Veach, James the Toys for Tots campaign.
Terzo, George Wennerberg and Wilber GARY RODMAN
In the afternoon there was a "walk
down memory lane" as slides of the past
were shown. Approximately 130 people NEW JERSEY
gathered for this special occasion. Cur Student literature
rent church membership stands at 13. Pupils from the Fairmont Christian Pre
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS paratory School decorated their Christ evangelism program
Communication Secretary mas tree with underwear to benefit the led by God's Spirit
homeless. Pictured are students Colin 1990 was one of the most successful
Rodman and Ruby Manoharon. Photo years in the history of the New Jersey
courtesy of the school. Conference Publishing Department.
Under their aim and motto, "Led by
Adventist church God's Spirit," 52 students from different
experiences Students give colleges came to participate in the larg
astounding growth extraordinary est student literature evangelism pro
Early December reports show that Christmas ornaments gram ever held in the North American
the South American Division has sur What was the most unusual Christ Division.
passed 1 million members, second only mas tree you saw this past holiday sea It was marvelous to see how the power
to the Inter-American Division, which son? Was it anything like the one at the of the Holy Spirit helped the students as
reached that figure in June of 1987. Fairmont Christian Preparatory School they delivered more than $162,000 worth
In another kind of record, the East in Manassas, Virginia? of literature filled with hope and love in
ern Africa Division added an average of Like all other Christmas trees, this an 11-week period.
412 persons every day during the year one was decorated for the holidays. But Not only did these students canvass,
that ended June 30,1990. That division the white and pastel-colored items hang but they also served as assistants dur
surpassed its five-year goal of 404,000 ing on the tree were not the usual shiny ing the weekends to the pastors in the
by more than 103,000. glass balls, nor were they the neatly cut various districts where they worked.
Other daily rates include Inter-Amer out snowflakes and chains made from At the end of the summer, 21 people
ica, with just under 312; Africa-Indian links of construction paper by the hands were baptized as a direct result of the
Ocean, almost 282; South America, al of artistic children. students' efforts, and 54 people living in
most 280; and the Far East, with 161. "The decorations came from the car northern New Jersey were ready to hold
All other daily rates were under 100. ing hearts of the students atthis school," Revelation seminars.
However, honors for highest percent reported the local newspaper, the Manas Conference Publishing Director Eliseo
age of growth went to the Middle East sas Journal Messenger. Lozano said, "This is why it is a joy to
Union, which achieved 182 percent of its Hanging on the tree from top to bot work in New Jersey, where the adminis
Harvest 90 objective. Actual accessions tom and piled under it were brand new trators, pastors and literature evange
totaled 2.185. While that's only 1.6 per packages of underwear: briefs, panties, lists work as a team with only one goal
day, the number compares with EAD's T-shirts, socks, long underwear and the in mind: to reach souls for the kingdom
125.5 percent of growth goal. like, all in children's sizes. of God." He also stated that more than
Among North American unions, the During the weeks before Christmas, $74,000 was given in scholarships to the
Pacific Union shows the highest daily students at this school brought in sev various colleges.
accession rate with 21, although the At eral dozen packages of new underwear, "And let us never forget what made
lantic Union recorded the highest per "not for the primary purpose of decorat this student program so successful for
centage of growth as compared with its ing the tree, but as a way of helping the the second year in a row: the presence
objective with more than 106 percent. homeless children in Manassas," stated and power of the Holy Spirit, the vision
SHIRLEY BURTON Dot Selvage, the kindergarten and first- of our administrators and the support of
GC News Director grade teacher. our pastors," Lozano added.
VISITOR, February 15,1991
land, were on the United States troops "I'm very pleased we've been recog
stationed in Saudi Arabia. nized for our efforts in helping disabled
Under the direction of Janet Petit, a individuals to successfully enter the work
school board member, and Carol Butler force," said Darrell Milam, Shady Grove's
of the Spencerville church's home and director of personnel. "And I'm looking
school association, students began pre forward to our hospital helping more
paring Christmas gifts for the service disabled community members become
men in Operation Desert Shield. successful employees."
More than 80 letters were written by TAMARA RUSSELL
students from kindergarten up to tenth Public Relations Director
grade, and 12 big boxes containing items
that had been requested by the troops
were prepared for mailing. MOUNTAIN VIEW
Boxes sent to the soldiers were filled Highland school
with a variety of toiletry items, religious
literature, general reading material, sta
tionery, pens and paper. busy December
Seventh- through tenth-grade home Students at the Highland Adventist
economics classes baked special cookies school in Elkins, West Virginia, had a
that were packed in popcorn for ship busy holiday season. They participated
ping. Other food items and hard candies in many activities in December of 1990.
were included. Each box also contained Adopting a local American service
Trinity Temple Community Services vol frisbees and baseballs that were signed man stationed in Saudi Arabia was one
unteer Diane Hardy prepares to deliver of their projects. The students wrote to
several of the 104 toys church members
by the students.
The boxes were delivered for mailing him and sent him a Christmas package.
wrapped for homeless children.
to the National Service Organization, a They have received a letter from the sol
^••••1 ALLEGHENY EAST division of Adventist Chaplaincy Minis dier, in which he describes his job as a
Volunteers wrap tries of the General Conference. From military policeman and tells of the hot,
there, the boxes were mailed for distri dry desert conditions.
104 new toys for The students also distributed seven
bution to one of the nine Adventist chap
needy children lains serving in Saudi Arabia. Christmas food baskets to families in
The Community Services workers of Students were excited when they re the area. The pupils collected and con
the Trinity Temple congregation in New turned to school after Christmas break tributed canned foods, planned the con
ark, New Jersey, under the guidance of to find a letter from the Adventist chap tents of their food baskets, shopped for
Pastor Haywood Weatherford and Joyce lain who had received and distributed food, assembled the baskets and then
Sampson, Community Services direc the contents of their Christmas boxes to distributed some of them.
tor, are aware of the needs in the commu members of his tank division. And of course they held their annual
nity that surrounds their church. MARIAN BAKER Christmas program, in which they per
Fire victims, the homeless and those Correspondent formed individual and group recitations
who are trapped by economic depriva of the Christmas story, sang a number
tion are recipients of food, clothing and of holiday carols and gave the first per
household items on Tuesdays in the lower HOSPITALS formance of their hand bell choir.
level of the church. "Though the majority of our student
The Community Services volunteers Shady Grove
families are not members in our congre
wrapped 104 new toys plus Bible color receives award for gation, they are excited about and highly
ing books and crayons donated by church hiring the disabled supportive of Christian education as well
members. Several workers then deliv Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in as the benefits of our small school set
ered these items to two shelters in the Rockville, Maryland, has been given the ting," stated Don Jacko, pastor of the El-
area during the Christmas holidays. Montgomery County Pyramid Award for kins church.
Believing that charity begins at home, Most Innovative Job Accommodation in CHERYL JACKO
the workers also remembered sick and the Private Sector, which is awarded for Teacher
shut-in church members with a total of a program featuring outstanding super
24 fruit baskets they assembled. vision and hiring of the disabled.
JOYCE SAMPSON During a special awards ceremony at ^••^•••••H OHIO
Community Services Director the Montgomery County Council cham
bers, Charles Short, director of the Mont Canton church
gomery County Department of Family follows VBS
CHESAPEAKE Resources, presented the award to Gra- with Christmas party
ciela Dunschee, supervisor in the linen The Canton church held a Vacation
department, who was nominated by Jeff Bible School follow-up Christmas party
Academy shares Christmas McGee, director of housekeeping. for all of the children who attended the
with U.S. troops Short said, "Shady Grove Adventist VBS this past August.
As this past Christmas approached, Hospital is being recognized for its sub Fliers were passed out in the neigh
the thoughts of students at Spencerville stantial commitment to hiring and train borhood inviting children to come. There
Junior Academy in Silver Spring, Mary ing of the disabled." was singing and a story by Pastor Steve
10 VISITOR, February 15,1991
Rude. Cookies, punch and presents were Also in attendance were the confer "We're very pleased that the Sears-
' given to all the children. ence president, Randy Murphy, Ken and Roebuck Foundation has maintained its
Following the VBS party, the Canton Ruth Wright, conference treasurer and partnership with independent higher
church held an open house directed by communication director, and Kingsley education by continuing the teacher rec
Head Deaconess Sylvia Johnson. Whitsett, education and youth ministries ognition program," said CUC president
During this event, members distrib director, who coordinated the event. Clifford Sorensen. "This award will help
uted four food baskets and clothing to us continue our emphasis on undergrad
needy families. Near the end of the open uate teaching excellence."
* house, two calls came in from persons NEW JERSEY RICKMOYERS
who did not have any food. A collection Hammonton church Public Relations Director
was taken among the workers, and each
family got two large bags of groceries.
The open house drew enough inter dedicated to God
est from the public that a stop-smoking In April of 1989, the members of the
program—and possibly cooking classes— Spanish church in Hammonton held a
• will be held in the near future. planning session guided by conference
JAMES NOCK Ministerial Director Jim Stevens.
Communication Secretary During that meeting, many goals and
objectives were set. One of them was to
renovate the interior of the building and
PENNSYLVANIA make it more attractive for worship.
The members pledged to give $325
monthly as an extra offering to help pay
raises over $2,800 for the cost of this project. They pur
for Investment chased new pews and clergy chairs and
The 26-member Lowville church in a new pulpit, carpet and sound system. Pottstown charter members who came
to the 50th anniversary celebration were,
Wattsburg collected a total of $2,850.42 On January 5,1991, with the sanctu
from left: Lewis Wagner, Thorma Wagner,
for its 1990 Investment project. ary refinished and all furniture in place, Bill Smith, Claire Smith, Pearl Bernet
Members raised this amount by recy the church was dedicated to the Lord by and John Bernet.
cling newspapers, aluminum cans, glass conference President Robert Boggess,
and other items, making donations from who challenged all members to dedicate
the selling of golf clubs, flowers and let their lives to God at the same time they Pottstown church
ters and saving spare change. dedicated the new church furniture. celebrates its
Everyone participated in some way. As a direct result of this renovation
Grover Johnson baled the paper, checked and the presentation of lively worship 50th anniversary
the bottles and cans and hauled them to services, another goal set back in April The Pottstown Charlotte Street con
the recycling center. was reached: attendance has increased gregation celebrated its 50th anniver
HENRIETTA MORSE to 65 people each Sabbath. sary on December 9. Six of the original
Investment Secretary 13 charter members were present dur
ing the occasion.
J^^^H^^^HHIH CUC Returning pastors in attendance were
MOUNTAIN VIEW Charles Seitz, James Brown and Bernyl
Columbia Union Mohr. Pastors sending their greetings
Festival attracts College receives were Leon Ringering, Allan Williamson,
youth from Sears Teaching Grant Ronald Watson, Merle Whitney and Don
10 area churches The Sears-Roebuck Foundation has ald Baker.
The Mountain View Conference Youth selected Columbia Union College as one On December 14, 1940, the church
Festival in November drew young people of 700 leading independent liberal arts was organized with just 13 charter mem
from 10 nearby congregations to hear a schools that will receive grants as part bers. They worshiped in a very modest
sacred music concert by the Mount Ver- of the Teaching Excellence and Campus building until 1965, when the present
non, Ohio, Academy choir under the di Leadership Program. sanctuary was completed.
rection of Doug Knecht. The Takoma Park, Maryland, college During the afternoon service, former
MVA Principal Jack Mentges assisted will receive a total of $2,000—$1,000 to members reminisced on the long struggle
with the worship service while the Mount be awarded to a teacher and $ 1,000 to be involved in building their own sanctu
Vernon Hill church pastor, George Pang- used to enhance teaching, according to ary. Finally, after years of raising funds,
man, shared God's message for the hour. Linda Lundberg, development director. the members erected the church them
The youth festival, which was hosted An independent committee will pick the selves. They spent $54,000 to complete
by the Huntington church, also featured individual grant recipient later this year. the project, but the new church was con
pupils from Mountain State Academy in "In the second year of this program servatively valued at more than double
Toll Gate, West Virginia. Larry Pahl, we have the opportunity to demonstrate that amount in 1965 values.
teacher at the academy, directs the group our commitment to recognize campus The celebration closed with a stirring
of young people. leadership and outstanding teaching at appeal from Conference President Jerry
The Friday evening program featured the undergraduate level," stated Paula Page, who challenged the members to
a miniconcert by Randy Brehems, pas Banks, president of the Sears-Roebuck re-dedicate themselves to the finishing
tor of the Ashland, Kentucky, church. Foundation. of the work in the city of Pottstown.
VISITOR, February 15.1991 11
receives award for
The Emmanuel church in Brinklow,
Maryland, recently celebrated Commu
nity Guest Day. Melvyn Hayden, speaker
for the divine worship hour and pastor
of the congregation, delivered a moving
message entitled "The Power of God."
A special feature of the program was
the presentation of an award for out
standing community service to Lauren
Community Services director for the
church and an advocate of homeless and
handicapped people in the Montgomery
County area, she has organized projects
that have provided clothing, food and
hygienic items to those in need.
Newman also coordinates a bag lunch
program to feed and clothe more than
500 homeless men and women living in
nearby shelters. At the service of the Chesapeake Conference is its church ministries staff—front row:
As a result of her enthusiasm and de Vvonne Chamness, Bill McVay, Sheila Mills; back row: Beverly Russell, Richard Par
sire to help the homeless, the Emmanuel ker, Jim Chamness, Tony Finch and Barbara-Lee Boyd.
church has "adopted" a homeless shel
ter in Rockville, Maryland. CHESAPEAKE Also, he is currently providing sup
ELLA MURPHY Church ministries port to the construction of the new Mount
Communication Secretary Aetna Youth Camp and Convention Cen
staff here to ter in Hagerstown, Maryland. Weeks of
serve members prayer at elementary schools and Path
HOSPITALS The Chesapeake church ministries finder leadership training fall under his
staff stands ready to help congregations job description as well.
Friends help within the conference achieve their goals. Sheila Mills directs the Community
WAH purchase These staff members' names and func Services federation and work at the "Ken
needed equipment tions are as follows: tucky Home," Baltimore's community
Friends, former patients, employees William McVay, church ministries outreach center. She also facilitates the
and physicians gave more than $21,000 director, arrived in October after nearly "Baltimore Project," a ministry designed
to Washington Adventist Hospital in re four years in a similar capacity for the to reach the many classes of people in
sponse to the Takoma Park, Maryland, Potomac Conference. Maryland's largest city.
hospital's holiday appeal for the annual In addition to his work as the depart Jim and Yvonne Chamness' schedule
fund-raising campaign. ment director, he coordinates adult Sab includes management with Sheila Mills
The funds will be used to purchase bath school and personal ministries. He of the "Kentucky Home," along with con
equipment for such departments as car also facilitates the work of Community stant nurture and follow-up for the many
diology and maternal-child services. Services in cooperation with Sheila Mills people who attend meetings at this inner-
Along with the gifts, donors sent mes and lends support to the areas of health- city center.
sages of praise, thanks and joy—hand temperance and family life. They also work with the van ministry
written on Christmas ornaments that Along with her duties as associate in and assist various evangelists with music
were mailed with the invitations to give. the education department, Beverly Rus as needed. Jim helps with the construc
These ornaments adorned a Christmas sell directs the work of children's minis tion program at the Mount Aetna Camp.
tree in the hospital's main lobby, where tries. In this capacity she coordinates Barbara-Lee Boyd serves as the voice
visitors could read messages like these: children's Sabbath school, Vacation Bible of Chesapeake church ministries. News
"I had a triple bypass at Washington School and other aspects of Chesapeake's letters and other communications origi
Adventist. Thanks to the doctors, nurses ministry to its children. nate from her desk. She also helps with
and all the personnel responsible for the Tony Finch directs the growing stew the coordination of conventions and offi
wonderful treatment." ardship emphasis in Chesapeake. This cer training events.
"Keep up the excellent work." is in addition to his work as director of William McVay, commenting on the
"Washington Adventist Hospital is trust services. He facilitates the revival staff, states, "I believe there is no finer
one of the greatest hospitals in the na and planning processes in local churches, church ministries team in North Amer
tion's capital area. The care and friend which leads to systematic benevolence. ica. Let us know how we can facilitate
liness are above reproach." Richard Parker's responsibilities in and enable your congregation to provide
TRINA MAGI clude the direction of activities for Ches effective ministry for both your church
Public Relations Director apeake's youth and young adults. and your community."
12 VISITOR, February 15, 1991
ALLEGHENY WEST and a back injury from a previous job to authorized to hire but assured him, "I'll
Family, community contend with. check with the boss when he comes in."
Eugene Wiseman and wife Dianna of Wiseman gave the clerk a telephone
celebrated at Philippi, West Virginia, joined the Sev number where he could be reached, since
Hillcrest church enth-day Adventist Church in Decem he planned to visit a relative in town.
The Hillcrest Avenue congregation ber of 1989. Just a few minutes after he arrived, the
in Dayton, Ohio, held its second Guest For many months they had been hurt phone rang. It was the boss. "Can you
Day service on November 3. ing financially, with only part-time jobs come in right away?"
The entire day focused on God's mes to keep them going. Returning the Lord's After that day's work, Wiseman was
sages to the family. Pastor Wayne Mc- tithe as new members took real commit invited to return. He explained that he
Knight presented plaques to two special ment and faith. could not work on Saturday, since he be
guests from the local community: Oliver One day this past fall, Wiseman wrote lieved that was God's Sabbath. He also
Cousins and Jim Johnson, both of whom his tithe check, made his mortgage pay told them about his back injury. They
have been involved in making a differ ment and had only enough money left to still wanted him. In fact, he was offered
ence in support of keeping families mean buy a tank of gas for his car. He decided full-time employment at much more per
ingful and together. to use it to drive to nearby Buckhannon hour than the part-time job he had.
A decorated veteran, Cousins owns and check out a company he heard might Eventually his part-time job in a nurs
his own business, where he is a pharma be hiring. ing home offered more hours and he left
cist. He was also a dedicated husband As he filled out a job application, he that Buckhannon position. But he and
for many years prior to his wife's death. overheard a conversation about an im Dianna believe putting God first is well
He shared a special message with the mediate need for workers. "If it will help worth the stretch of faith it requires.
men of the church when he said, "Love any, I can work today," he volunteered. RUTH WRIGHT
your wives, and enjoy the time that you The clerk taking applications was not Communication Director
Johnson is the president and mana
ger of Dayton radio station WDAO, where
ION CHURCH MINISTRIES
gospel music is shared with the listen
ing audience in the area. Columbia Union members
The Hillcrest Avenue church's goal is raise $600,000 for Ingathering
that one day when we will all live with During the recent Ingathering season, Bill McVay, church ministries di
Jesus as a family throughout the cease rector for the Chesapeake Conference, shared these thoughts.
less ages of time. "Think about this," he said. "The American Cancer Society doesn't apol
RAYMOND LASSITER ogize for raising funds. Neither does the United Way, the Heart Fund or Boys
Communication Secretary Town; so why should we?
"We, the Seventh-day Adventists, were the major food providers during
the disasters in Maryland a few weeks ago.
PENNSYLVANIA "We were among the first to assist in San Francisco and the Carolinas. The
Race held Red Cross and local welfare constantly referred people to us. Thousands find
help at Community Services centers across North America.
"True, our organization is sometimes flawed, our marketing plan could be
of teacher improved, and our volunteers are often short in number.
The Fifth Annual Mina Miller Memo "Let's admit our faults, but not apologize for a program that, while imper
rial Healthy Choices Race, which took fect, is working nevertheless—and working with far fewer overhead and ad-
place in West York on Sunday, October j^nistrative costs than most organizations.
7, drew 127 runners. HpSo let's go Ingathering—together. Not with apologies, but with a sense of
The five-kilometer race is sponsored pride that we are part of a church that is doing something great for a world
every year by the York congregation to in need!" McVay concluded.
promote health services and awareness Apparently many Columbia Union church members heeded the call to go
in the community. Ingathering. More than $600,000 was raised during the holiday season, ac
It's named the Mina Miller Memorial cording to the final report for this year's campaign, dated January 2, 1991.
in honor of its local founder, who passed JAMES CLEMENTS
away in April of 1987 of cancer. She was •I Church Ministries Director
a teacher at the York church school.
Communication Secretary Membership 1991 1990 Per Capita
Allegheny East 20,551 $ 56,000 $ 45,000 $ 2.73
Allegheny West 9,920 $ 63,850 $ 65,000 $ 6.44
MOUNTAIN VIEW Chesapeake 8,079 $ 94,405 $ 92,099 $11.69
Mountain View 2,408 $ 42,195 $ 36,512 $17.53
Wiseman honors New Jersey 7,349 $ 76,170 $ 76,841 $10.37
God by paying tithe, Ohio 11,732 $ 95,849 $ 95,000 $ 8.17
then finds work Pennsylvania 8,499 $ 68,601 $ 75,296 $ 8.08
Work in West Virginia is sometimes Potomac 18,086 $106,936 $142,865 $ 5.92
Columbia Union """"• •*"" • "07 $628,613
hard to find. It's especially tough when
you have limited education and training
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that has three bedrooms, two baths, living cian and/or apprentice. Adventist-owned
or (304) 258-1999 (store). (215) features and educational tours at home and
room, dining room, family room, fireplace, business located on the south edge of Day
abroad. People 18 to 90 are eligible to join
large kitchen, screened porch, deck, super HEAD NURSES: Opportunity in the Sun ton, OH. Ifinterested, call (513)746-1871
the largest Adventist singles correspon-
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Call for floor plan. Kit France; (703) 456- ICU and 11 -bed OB units. Located an hour OH 45066. (215)
20912; or call (301) 891-3753. (715)
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pital, a 101-bed facility, offers excellent FOR SALE: Large four-bedroom house ANDREWS UNIVERSITY Communica
TAX RETURN PREPARATION: Ad-
wages and benefits, a rural setting, an active with swimming pool, plus three rental in tion Department seeks an energetic public
ventist C.P. A. with more than eight years of
churchanda 10-gratlcschool. CallNursing come units on acreage. Price negotiable. relations teacher with practical experience
individual and corporate lax preparation to help build up program. Ph.D. preferred.
Vice President Velma Mixon at (813) 453- Located in the western mountains of North
experience will prepare your return aggres
7511. (215) Carolina. Also.small house on 1.7acresfor Adventists, send your resumes to Search
sively, efficiently and economically; $20 to Committee, Communication Department,
$28,500. Same location. Phone Bob or
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Kathy at (704) 644-5236. (315)
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for kids about God's Word—from the in This will be one of the most
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14 VISITOR, February 15,1991
FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER: We regular session. One delegate will be elected Academy, April 19-21; La Sierra Acad
have a nice, clean country personal care by each member of this committee. emy, April 26-27; and Modesto Academy,
retirement home in eastern Pennsylvania ROBERT W. BOGGESS, President April 27.
near Reading and need someone to help us DO WELL CHOW, Secretary
whh the responsibilities of our home and PAUL SMITH JR., Association Secretary
guests. Reading has two Seventh-day Ad-
ventist congregations and one school. If
you're interested, phone (215) 689-5360 or ANNOUNCEMENTS "For the Lord himself will come down
write to RD 2, P.O. Box 351, Birdsboro, PA
HEALTH, LIFE AND BUSINESS: Pre
Requests for placing announcements and
advertisements should be in the Visitor of
from heaven, with a loud command, with
the voice of the archangel and with the
trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ
ferred insurance rates for most Seventh- fice four weeks before the date of issue. will rise first.... Therefore encourage each
day Adventists. We specialize in assisting other with these words,"—/ Thessahnians
families with all of their insurance needs, Anything for Christ 4:16,1SNIV. Theslaff of the Visitor joins
including life, health and mortgage insur youth rally slated for March the church family in expressing sympathy
ance, employee benefit packages and busi This year's Anything for Christ rally, to those who have lost loved ones.
ness insurance, IR As, retirement and college which will feature speaker Gary Rust, music
fund planning. GET MET. 1TPAYS! Call by Prism, drama group Destiny and more, ARNER, Eleanor C., bom June 14, 1905,
Tom Hughes, Metropolitan Life accountant will be held March 8-9 at Spring Valley Kittanning, PA; died December 3, 1990,
executive, at (301) 879-2724. (1215) Academy in Centerville, OH. Cost: only Knoxville, TN. She was a member of the
$15 for the weekend. Call (513) 298-2167 First church in Knoxville. Survivors: son
THE BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL for further information. Tim, daughter Helen Smith, stepdaughter
WORK PROGRAM at Atlantic Union Audrey Davidson and stepsons Phil and
College announces a tenure-track, full-time New Jersey schedules Sterling Amer.
faculty position for the fall of 1991 to teach youth congress
Deceived by the
practice courses. Requirements include: A New Jersey youth congress will be
DA VIS, Abbie A., born October 20,1901, New Age
MSW and two years' post-MSW practice Piqua, OH; died August 4,1990, Greenville,
held March 30 at Rider College in Trenton. by Will Baron
experience. (Doctoral degree in social work OH. She was a member of the Piqua church.
The congress is planned for the entire con
or a doctoral degree in a closely related Survivors: sisters Eva Williams and Isabelle
ference, especially for school-age children, Beware! A brilliantly evil decep-
field, plus an MSW, is preferred). Experi Peeks.
youth, young adults and those who are tion confronts humankind.
ence in social work education and partici young at heart. This Sabbath event begins
pation in the accreditation process. Contact: FORD, Delle C., bom December 30,1892, Deceived by the New Age is the
at 9:30 a.m. with a full day of music, film, Pike County, OH; died October 15, 1990,
Edward Lugenbeal, VPAA, Atlantic Union testimonies and preaching until 4:30 p.m. shocking expose of the New Age
College, South Lancaster, MA 01561; (508) Fayette County, OH. She was a member of
Also, 600 New Jersey Pathfinders will be the Washington C.H. church. Survivors:
movement as told by former New
368-2210. (215) presented. Murrell Tull, church ministries
sons Kenneth, Maurice, Charles, David and Age priest Will Baron. His story is
director for the conference, and Chaplain Robert, 14 grandchildren and several great a warning to all Christians.
Don Troyer will be the speakers during the
grandchildren. Don't miss this fascinating book.
LEGAL NOTICE morning services.
It may save your lifel $13.95. Cloth,
GEFFERT, Myrtle H., bom March 21,
Takoma Park hosts 1905; died December 18, 1990, Moores- 224 pages.
New Jersey Conference and
Marshall Kelly concert town.PA. ShewasamemberoftheEaston,
Association Triennial Session
The Takoma Park Church Concert Se PA, church.
Notice is hereby given that the 34th reg
ries presents bass soloist Marshall Kelly in
ular session of the New Jersey Conference Chesapeake Mountain View
concert on Sabbath, February 23, at 3:30 HIGGINS, Ruth, bom February 5, 1901,
of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at (301) 596-5273 (304) 422-4581
p.m. Kelly will be accompanied by pianist Columbiana, OH; died November 21,1990.
10 o'clock Sunday morning, April 14,1991,
Harrison Watkins, former accompanist of She was a member of the Salem, OH, church.
in the Meadow View Seventh-day Adventist New Jersey Ohio
the Oakwood College Aeolians under the Survivors: daughter Betty Richards, six
School at Highway 528, Bordettown-Ches- (609) 392-8010 (614) 397-4675
direction of Alma Blackmon. Kelly has grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and
terfield Rd., Chesterfield, NJ. (800) 643-5714
performed in Australia, New Guinea and five great-great-grandchildren.
This meeting is called for the election of
Fiji. In addition to a telecast for Faith For
officers and departmental directors and for Pennsylvania Potomac
Today, he has made several record albums. PI ATT, Erma L., bom May 27,1901, As-
the transaction of any other business that (800) 832-2665 [PA] (301) 439-0700
While the concert is free to the public, a kam, PA; died December 10,1990,Wilkes-
may properly come before the session at (800) 882-2665 (800) 325-8492
freewill offering will be taken. For more in Barre, PA. She had been a member of the
formation, call (202) 829-4800. Kingston, PA, church, where she held nu
Notice is also hereby given that a meeting ADVENTIST BOOK CENTER
of the special committee as described in merous offices during the past 64 years.
Article VI, Section 3of the constitution will
Mountain View schools Survivors: husband Wesley and daughter The something for everyone—
convene at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, put on music festival Muriel Siegel. any need, any age—store!
1991, in the same place for the purpose of Church schools in the Mountain View
Conference will present a music festival on RUMSEY, Blanche M., bom April 17,
nominating the standing committees of the
Sabbath, March 16, at the Charleston, WV, 1929, Toledo, OH; died October 31, 1990,
church located at 622 Kanawha Blvd. West. Toledo, OH. She was a member of the
They will provide the worship service and Toledo First church, where she spent 25 SUNSETCALENDAR
AFFORDABLE a 3 p.m. sacred concert. years working in the kindergarten division. Eastern Standard Time
ALB" M Survivors: husband Harold, sons Charles, Feb. 8 Feb. IS Feb. 22
PROJECTS Adventist schools Harold Jr. and Steven, daughters Dianna Baltimore 5:35 5:44 5:51
announce alumni reunions Hall, Cheryl Malosh and Marsha Rumsey Cincinnati 6:07 6:15 6:23
Introductory offer for limited and 11 grandchildren. Cleveland 5:58 6:00 6:08
time Starting at $4995, 250 San Gabriel Academy, April 6; San Pas-
Columbus 5:59 6:07 6:15
free cassettes, Heritage cual Academy, April 12-14;MountVemon
SHERARD, John A., bom September 14, Jersey City 5:22 5:31 5:39
Singers backup vocals, free 1920, Jackson, GA; died December 8, 1990, Norfolk 5:37 5:45 5:52
lodging Heritage Ranch 25 Akron,OH. He wasamember of the Bethel Parkersburg 5:55 6:03 6:11
years experience specializing Successful computer
congregation in Akron. Survivors: wife Philadelphia 5:28 5:37 5:45
in groups, children, quartet, dating exclusively Mabel, sons and daughters-in-law Stanley Pittsburgh 5:47 5:55 6:03
trio, duet, solo Don't delay, for SDAs since 1974 and Doris, Shane and Tamala and Shawn Reading 5:31 5:39 5:47
call MAX MACE today ADVENTIST CONTACT and Donna, daughter Memory, daughter Richmond 5:41 5:48 5:56
Heritage Singers. PO Box P.O. Box 5419 and son-in-law Stella and Lafayette Green, Roanoke 5:52 5:59 6:07
1358, Placerville, CA 95667 Takoma Park, MD 20912 sister Catherine Fields, sister and brother- Toledo 6:00 6:08 6:17
(916)622-9369 in-law Celeste and Charles Dobson and a Trenton 5:26 5:34 5:43
total of five grandchildren. Washington, DC 5:37 5:45 5:53
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