Shayla-René Little
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Shayla-René Little

Diverse, detailed and driven are a few words that come to mind if asked to summarize the conversation for the interview describing the incoming Administrative Assistant for the Office for Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP). Shayla-René Little hails from Washington, D.C. where she was educated in the Prince George...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
Tim Harris
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Tim Harris

Tim Harris was one of the first two ORCM Summer Internship recipients.  He received the Ministerial Internship and worked in the Allegheny East Conference of SDA’s as a Bible Worker with Evangelist Conklin Gentry. Born in Hyattsville, MD, Mr. Harris’ parents are from Jamaica. It was after coming to the USA that his mother was...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
On The Move
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On The Move

Central States Conference: Pastor Leakey Nyaberi, from Kenya by way of Syracuse, New York was installed on May 26, 2018 at the United Central and Kushite SDA Churches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pastor Philip Baptiste was installed in May at the Allen Chapel SDA Church in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 12, 2018, after spending approximately 4...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
Returning to the Old Paths
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Returning to the Old Paths

Southwest Region Conference Camp Meeting 2018 In spite of abbreviated days, our 2018 “Returning to the Old Paths” Camp Meeting held something for everyone. The theme selected from Jeremiah 6:16 provided the backdrop. In his welcome found in the introduction of the printed program, President Calvin L. Watkins qualifies the old paths as “the standard...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
Three Cheers for the Church
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Three Cheers for the Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has no shortage of critics-including, critics who are Seventh-day Adventists. It seems as though hardly a day goes by without a sermon, a social media post, an article-something, that says how bad off our church is, how it is losing members-particularly, young adult members-in droves. Baptisms and tithe have fallen (at...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
IN TRANSITION:  Getting to Know Mrs. Jo Ann Bushner
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IN TRANSITION: Getting to Know Mrs. Jo Ann Bushner

A very popular quote states, “Good things come in small packages”.  Such is the case for Mrs. Jo Ann Bushner.  Though small in stature, she is large in character and gifts.  Mrs. Bushner moved to Huntsville, AL in 2006 were she served as the Executive Assistant for the Bradford, Cleveland, Brooks Leadership Center under the...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
Camp Meetings: Here To Stay or Time To Go?
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Camp Meetings: Here To Stay or Time To Go?

Please don’t tell my Mother about this article. The title alone is enough to make me lose my spot at the holiday dinner table. I’m pretty sure that the 11th commandment for my mother and her pals is, “Thou shalt not miss camp meeting.” Camp meetings have been a part of the American landscape since...

July 22, 2018July 22, 2018by
A Joint Statement – Immigration
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A Joint Statement – Immigration

A Joint Statement from the Presidents of the Regional Conferences, the Vice Presidents for Regional Ministries for the Pacific and the North Pacific Unions and the Executive Directors of the Regional Conference Retirement Program and the Office for Regional Conference Ministry: We the Presidents of the Regional Conferences, the Vice Presidents for Regional Ministries for...

June 21, 2018June 22, 2018by
ORCM Dedicates New Office
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ORCM Dedicates New Office

Exactly two years after an electrical fire in April 2016 that forced the Office for Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) to vacate its small office building on the campus of Oakwood University, the ORCM held a dedication service for its brand new office suite on Thursday, April 29, 2018. ORCM had occupied its original office building...

June 8, 2018June 21, 2018by
OAA Awarded
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OAA Awarded

OAA Places First and Third at Southern Challenge for  Robotics On March 25, 2018, the robotics team from Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA) won first place in one category and third place in another in the Southern Challenge – an annual tournament held at Southern Adventist University. The tournament features LEGO robotics and research projects presented...

June 8, 2018June 8, 2018by