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Agents of Healing: Light in a Dark World

We all have witnessed the rapid contagion of the novel coronavirus around the world, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to call it a pandemic on March 11. Amidst the almost unreal impact on the lives of most people around the world, health professionals have received our utmost attention and respect. We have seen their faces marked with the indentation of the facemasks and goggles they wore for hours on end. Those marks express their tireless efforts to save lives and to bring healing and light at a time of crisis and uncertainty.

Recommendations for Potlucks During COVID-19 Pandemic

GCNC Recommendations for Fellowship Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Seventh-day Adventist Church values the health of its members and also keenly senses an obligation to the larger community of which we are a part. Because we desire to do all we can to slow the spread (“flatten the curve”) of infection and protect the most vulnerable we believe our churches should to be at the forefront of community efforts. Therefore, we recommend the following during this pandemic:

Coronavirus Update

In December 2019, a new and aggressive form of respiratory infection was discovered in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, and recently has been named COVID–19. The causative virus is a coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and of the same family as the virus that caused the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003. By March 11, it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Adventist Wellness: Lifestyle & Wellness Centers

This document provides a summary of the philosophy and main principles for operation of Lifestyle and Wellness Centers. It is not exhaustive, and is an introduction to this important, and often neglected component of Comprehensive Health Ministry. It has been specially prepared for the 2019 General Conference Leadership Colloquium of Division Leaders which is themed “Wholeness in Christ: Mission Vision in Action.” We are grateful to the Taskforce that compiled this brochure - Viriato Ferreira and Zeno Charles-Marcel (co-chairs), Fred Hardinge, Chuck Cleveland, and Frank Fournier.

Grateful for Adventist Institutions of Higher Learning

Grateful for Adventist Institutions of Higher Learning 

Christmas is upon us, and 2020 is the reality of our planning and schedules. We look back with gratitude that the Lord has faithfully led us to this point, and by His grace, we may look forward with hope and confidence to the opportunities, challenges, joys, and duties of the New Year.

 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (Feb 6

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global program to accelerate the abandonment of FGM, currently focusing on 17 African countries and also supporting regional and global initiatives. Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. 

World Cancer Day (Feb 4).

Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.  This year's World Cancer Day's theme, 'I Am and I Will', is all about you and your commitment to act. Through positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030. For materials and free awareness resources go to  https://www.worldcancerday.org/.

 

International Day of Disabled Persons (Dec 3)

The annual observance of the International Day of 

Disabled Persons, proclaimed by the United Nations, aims to promote the rights and well-being of 

persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the 

situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. The 

Adventist church is serious about ministering to those with special needs through the Possibility Ministries: Learn more and find resources 

A Blessed Time

July 9 through 14, 2019 saw 900 delegates from 106 countries converge on Loma Linda University to attend the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle. Over the five and a half days, there were over 30 plenary presentations, 22 breakout sessions, music, worship, exercise, food and fellowship! This was a “first” in that we had the privilege of inviting the Special needs Ministries (also known as Adventist Possibility Ministries) to partner with Adventist Health Ministries for this Global event, adding to the richness and depth of the meeting.

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