Weekly News & Updates | May 12, 2022
SLA Third-graders Featured in Local News
Third graders from South Lancaster Academy were featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette news for their acts of kindness. As part of their annual spring tradition that has continued for generations, the students delivered May baskets to residents at Bigelow Gardens in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Elinar Rom, the pastor of the College Church in Lancaster, joined third-grade teacher Janice Ford and parents to chaperone the students.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Photo caption: South Lancaster Academy third-grade students and their teacher, Janice Ford, back right, bring begonias to residents of Bigelow Gardens as a part of their community outreach. [Photo: South Lancaster Academy]
2022 Atlantic Union Summer Camp Schedule
The school year is wrapping up, and summer break is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to register your teen or tween or schedule a much-needed family vacation at one of four camps operated in the Atlantic Union. In-person summer camp is in full swing this year! Check with your local conference Youth Ministries department for the most up-to-date information about the status of summer camp in each territory. Dates and contact information are in the May 2022 Gleaner (available online, page 19), or visit www.atlantic-union.org/summer-camp.
May 2022
SNEC College Scholarship Available
The Southern New England Conference (SNEC) College Fund provides scholarships for SNEC students attending a Seventh-day Adventist college or university located in the North American Division (including Antillian Adventist University in Puerto Rico). The scholarship amount is $2,000 per semester. Students or their parents must be members of a church in the Southern New England Conference. Application deadline for the Fall 2022 semester: July 15, 2022.
5 Ways to Save on Medical Costs
If you or a family member has an illness or various health problems, doctor visits, medications, and other medical costs can quickly add up. Vibrant Life shares five ways to help you save and stretch your dollars while cutting medical expenses. Of course, the best way to avoid illness and medications is to maintain your health with regular exercise, a healthy diet, and getting adequate rest. "Taking a walk or going to bed early doesn't cost you a penny, but it could help you avoid the expense (and struggle) of poor health." Additional money-saving tips include negotiating fees or bills with your provider, receiving free samples, substituting by using generic medications, and comparing prices.

Source: Vibrant Life
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!

May 21; 1:00 p.m.
Public Campus Ministry (PCM) Graduation Celebration at 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. Come enjoy food, learn about the graduates' journeys, and pray for God's continued blessings for them. Sponsored by the Southern New England Conference PCM. Click HERE to RSVP.

May 21-28; 7:30 p.m.
Todo Va A Estar Bien/Everything Will Be Alright is a spring evangelistic series sponsored by the Greater New York Conference. Attend in-person at the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church, 909 E. 233rd St., Bronx, N.Y., or watch online on Facebook or YouTube.

June 24-26
Camp Lawroweld Staff Alumni Weekend is a weekend celebration of the past, present, and future. All former Camp Lawroweld staff are invited to attend this event in recognition of 75 years of camp ministry. Click HERE to register.

July 3-10
Campus Renovation Week at Union Springs Academy where you can partner with volunteers from Maranatha Volunteers International to better the school's campus. Click HERE to see the Maranatha volunteer opportunities and register for this specific project.

July 10-16
Skills Week Camp at Union Springs Academy for students entering grades 7-12. Classes may include guitar, woodworking, drama, basketball, volleyball, horses, drones, art and pottery, pie baking, sewing, canoeing, and soccer. Click HERE to sign up.
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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 129,189 members in 608 churches and 96 groups, 51 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.
Ednor A.P. Davison, communication director/editor
Debra Banks Cuadro, communication assistant director