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
CHANGING of the GUARD
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CHANGING of the GUARD

We welcome our new administrator Elder Dana Edmond, Director of the Office for RegionalConference Ministry and Publisher for Regional Voice Magazine. As a graduate of Oakwood College, Elder Edmond accepted his first call to the North Caribbean Conference in the St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. There he began his career in teaching and pastoring....

May 25, 2018May 31, 2018by
CHANGING of the GUARD
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CHANGING of the GUARD

It is a privilege to mark and honor the service of Elder James L. Lewis, who has worked as Director of the Office for Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) for nearly 10 years, and Publisher for Regional Voice Magazine for eight years as well. He prepared for his career by first earning a B.A. in Theology...

May 24, 2018May 31, 2018by