Weekly News & Updates | February 2, 2024

Hispanic Ministries Hosts Ten Days of Revival

Elias Zabala, Sr., right, Atlantic Union Conference treasurer, and Yeury Ferreira, Greater New York Conference Hispanic Ministries director, discuss the spiritual faithfulness and wisdom needed to raise children on day six of the Fiel y Prudente series. [Photo: Screenshot from Atlantic Union Conference Facebook page]

Since January 24, the Atlantic Union Conference Hispanic Ministries has hosted a revival based on the book Fiel y Prudente: Jornada de Reavivamiento Espiritual. The book addresses faithfulness in finances, our families, and our workplace and was written by Pastor Manuel Rosario of the Greater New York Conference. Each day, conference Hispanic Ministries directors and coordinators took turns hosting Fiel y Prudente, including guest hosts Elias Zabala, Sr., Atlantic Union Conference treasurer, and Elvis Diaz, Pacific Press director for sales and marketing. Rosario and Henry Beras, Atlantic Union Conference Hispanic Ministries vice president, will conclude the series on February 3, reviewing a journey of revival and testimonies about God's greatness. The program is impacting people from all over, including some outside the Atlantic Union territory. Special thanks to David Hunte, Atlantic Union Conference Information Technologies director, for his help with livestreaming the series on the union's Facebook and YouTube platforms.

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Prayer Brunch Becomes Multi-lingual Worship Experience

Jonathan Nino, right, Fitchburg church pastor, and Irly Victor share an inspirational message in three languages—English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole—for the visitors at the church's prayer brunch. [Photo: Myra Omeler]

When seeking God’s guidance for making your church relevant in the community, be prepared to embrace His leading, even if it entails last-minute adjustments.

Fitchburg church pastor Jonathan Nino experienced this firsthand during a scheduled prayer brunch at his church in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on January 21, where he and the church family had initially planned to discuss church matters. However, the Holy Spirit led Myra Omeler, who attends the Fitchburg church, in a different direction. Omeler serves as the Atlantic Union Conference Ministerial Spouses Association director and is the wife of Pierre Omeler, Atlantic Union Conference president. She had been fervently praying with members of the Fitchburg prayer line for opportunities to help people in need—particularly the homeless and migrant communities.

With seed money from the North American Division Hope and Compassion Evangelism Grant, along with donations from the community, church members pulled their resources and turned the brunch into a multi-lingual worship experience in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. The church members and migrants prayed together for God’s intervention in their lives and blessings on the expectant moms. Following the service, blankets, diapers, and baby supplies were made available to the families.

Debra Banks Cuadro, communication director and Gleaner editor, Atlantic Union Conference

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Atlantic Union Conference Events & Announcements

Join the North American Division Franco-Haitian Caucus in prayer for Haiti February 2-4. Participate on Facebook, YouTube or Zoom. Click HERE for more information.

Atlantic Union Conference Hispanic and Portuguese Ministries department is hosting the Hispanic Leaders Convention in Stamford, Connecticut, on April 19-21. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Atlantic Union Prayer Ministries invites you to pray each Tuesday at 6 p.m. and the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Zoom Meeting ID:

954 6819 9577

Password: PrayMore

Join Atlantic Union Social Media Campaign

Be a social media digital disciple! Flood all social media platforms with the gospel message during February, March, and April. Share testimonies, Bible studies, prayers, invitations to church events, and more with your friends, followers, and contacts. Click HERE, or scan the QR code, to register to be part of this amazing campaign. Want training on how to be a digital disciple? Click HERE to receive training and certification from the North American Division. Start sharing why you believe in God!

Begins Sunday - Register Now

The Atlantic Union Virtual School of Evangelism begins on February 4! Training session topics include Bible Work, Personal Evangelism, Small Group Evangelism, Church Planting, Public Evangelism, and Multi-cultural Evangelism. This program is free of charge, however registration is required. Training will occur each Sunday in February (February 4, 11, 18, and 25) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

Do you have an alumni weekend, church event, or special event happening at a church, school, or other entity within the Atlantic Union? Click HERE to let us know!

March 9; 6 p.m.

Edward D. Herndon Legacy Foundation "Festival of Praise" 12th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church, 230 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY. For more information, contact L. Wells (732) 979-7160 or L. Watkins (914) 374-1897.

March 10-11; 6 p.m.

Union Springs Academy Day and STEAM Fair for students in grades 7-11. Aviation is this year's theme. Tour classes, meet teachers and staff, win scholarships and prizes, hear inspiring worship talks, check out dorm life, and more! Call (315) 889-7314 for more information and to register.

March 31

We've Got Evidence, an ABC Television Easter Special featuring Carlton P. Byrd, Southwest Region Conference president, with special musical guests Grammy-award winning artist Tamela Mann and the Southwestern Adventist University singers and orchestra. Check with your local television listings for specific times.

April 4-6

Northern New England Conference Music Clinic on the theme "The Good Fight." Registration for all participants ends March 1. Click HERE for more information and to register. Contact Barbara Chase with questions or concerns at [email protected] or (207) 797-3760.

April 19-20

ASI Atlantic Union Spring Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, with guest speaker Eric Walsh, M.D. Click HERE for more information.

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About Atlantic Union Conference

Founded in 1901, the Atlantic Union Conference is the headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the northeast United States and the islands of Bermuda. It serves six conferences, more than 132,839 members in 613 churches and 94 groups, 44 schools, and numerous community-based ministries.

The Atlantic Union Gleaner FYI is a news and information bulletin produced by the Communication department of the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. You are free to reprint any portion of the bulletin without the need for special permission. However, we kindly request that you identify Atlantic Union GleanerFYI whenever you publish these materials.

Debra Banks Cuadro, communication director/editor

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.atlanticuniongleaner.org

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