AdventHealth Team Members Kneel Against Racial Injustice
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AdventHealth Team Members Kneel Against Racial Injustice

On June 5, 2020, health professionals from all over the country, including AdventHealth, took a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for the same amount of time. At homes and hospitals, medical professionals from AdventHealth participated...

July 20, 2020July 20, 2020by
After the Regional Conference Convocation-What’s Next?
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After the Regional Conference Convocation-What’s Next?

After the Regional Conference Convocation-What’s Next? The Seventh-day Adventist Regional Conferences Convocation just completed 4 days of virtual worship, fellowship and dialog. It is my personal belief that community and coming together is important; it is something that I have missed these past 4 months of the coronavirus pandemic-and I am not really seeing an...

July 16, 2020July 16, 2020by
Dr. William T. Cox Elected New Executive Director for Regional Retirement Plan
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Dr. William T. Cox Elected New Executive Director for Regional Retirement Plan

At a called meeting of the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP) Board on Thursday, July 2, 2020, Dr. William T.Cox was elected the Executive Director for the RCRP. He succeeds Elder Joseph McCoy, who is retiring as of the end of 2020. Elder McCoy has served as Executive Director since 2005. Elder Cox current serves...

July 6, 2020July 6, 2020by
Important Notice Regarding the Funeral Service for Pastor Walter L. Pearson, Jr.
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Important Notice Regarding the Funeral Service for Pastor Walter L. Pearson, Jr.

Churches within the South Atlantic Conference have not re-opened since closing in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us be absolutely clear. We still believe that this virus has a high probability of being spread, especially in large gatherings such as worship services and funerals. Bearing this in mind, attendance at the service for...

June 12, 2020June 12, 2020by
‘I am determined Oakwood will continue to be a center of empowerment and witness.’
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‘I am determined Oakwood will continue to be a center of empowerment and witness.’

On May 31, 2020, Oakwood University president Leslie Pollard wrote the following letter to the school’s community following the death of George Floyd. Oakwood University is an historically Black Seventh-day Adventist school in Huntsville, Alabama, United States.—Editors  Since I first shared my feelings about recent events in our nation on last Thursday morning [May 28, 2020] during...

June 8, 2020June 8, 2020by
George Floyd and the Cost of Being Black
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George Floyd and the Cost of Being Black

I was a delegate at the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas. The overarching issue at that session was the issue of women’s ordination. I remember a conversation that I had just prior to the final vote with Dr. Sandy Roberts, the President of the Southeastern California Conference, which is the largest conference...

June 8, 2020June 8, 2020by
Elder Walter L. Pearson-A Farewell Tribute to My Pastor
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Elder Walter L. Pearson-A Farewell Tribute to My Pastor

I have been extraordinarily blessed in my life and ministry to have known-with a fair degree of closeness-many of the major figures in our church. The late Elder C.D. Brooks was my pastor as a little boy in Cleveland, Ohio. The late Elder E.E. Cleveland’s wife was a good friend of my late mother; Elder...

June 8, 2020June 8, 2020by
This Intractable Lie
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This Intractable Lie

Monday, May 25, America’s seething cauldron of social turmoil erupted into a rage that has become difficult to suppress. It is a rage for justice, and the unmasking of a lie. As a black man I know this: everything you’ve seen on television is only the iceberg’s tip of how that lie has misshapen the...

June 8, 2020June 8, 2020by
ORCM News Notes
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ORCM News Notes

Office Re-openings: The first Regional Conference Office openings have taken place. South Atlantic Conference, headquartered in Decatur was the first to re-open, on May 26. The workers worked in split shifts in order to reduce the number of people in the office at any one time. Additionally, the staff donned masks and gloves when they...

June 8, 2020June 8, 2020by
Regional Conference Camp Meeting Calendar
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Regional Conference Camp Meeting Calendar

May 14-23 Allegheny West Conference Speakers: Dr. W.T. Cox, Elders Marvin Brown, Samuel Thomas, Jr., Stan Hood and Steven Lewis   June 12-13 South Central Conference Speakers: Elder Benjamin Jones, Jr., Michael Kelly, Drs. Paul Shongwe and Toussaint Williams   June 14-20 Central States Conference Speakers: Dr. James Doggette, Sr., and Elder Lola Moore-Johnston  ...

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