Weekly News & Updates | September 15, 2022
Southern New England Conference Delegates Elect Leadership for Next Four Years
Southern New England Conference administrators and departmental directors for the next quadrennial term: (l-r) top row: Robert Folkenberg, Jr., president (newly elected); Cesar Perozo, executive secretary; Tom Murray, treasurer; Kenroy Malcolm, ministerial director (newly elected); (l-r) bottom row: Daniel Velez, Youth Ministries director; Audrey Folkenberg, planned giving and stewardship director (newly elected); Frankie Vazquez-Nenadich, Adventist Community Services director; and Luz Rodriguez, Adventist Book Center manager
The Southern New England Conference held its 38th Constituency Session on September 11 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Delegates to the session elected the following individuals to serve as administrators for the next quadrennial term: Robert Folkenberg, Jr., president (newly elected); Cesar Perozo, executive secretary; and Tom Murray, treasurer. The delegates also voted to elect the following departmental directors: Kenroy Malcolm, ministerial director (newly elected); Daniel Velez, Youth Ministries director; Audrey Folkenberg, planned giving and stewardship director (newly elected); Frankie Vazquez-Nenadich, Adventist Community Services director; and Luz Rodriguez, Adventist Book Center manager.

Source: Southern New England Conference
Sidewalk Evangelism Pilot Project Enters New York City
According to United Nations projections, two-thirds of the world's population will live in urban centers by 2050. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is working with the Holy Spirit's power to keep up with population trends and reach this demographic for Christ. In response to this great need, the world church's Mission to the Cities initiative rolled out the Three Angels' Messages Sidewalk Evangelism pilot project in New York City. The goal is to send 100 theology and seminary students, future pastors, and other young people as sidewalk evangelists worldwide in a total immersion experience in urban mission that will influence their ministry perspective for years to come.

Source: Adventist Missions
Is it Safe to Camp Here?
Camping together is an excellent way for church members, students, and youth groups to connect while in nature. Choosing a safe place to camp is essential for a successful camping trip. The first thing to consider is the location of your campsite. Pathfinder clubs tend to establish campsites in more remote places for camporees and backpack trips, while a church campout will more likely be held at an established campground with defined campsites. Adventist Risk Management provides possible risks with each location and addresses several things to consider before your next camping trip. "No matter who is camping or where your campsite is located, make safety one of your top priorities."

Source: Adventist Risk Management
Maintaining a Healthy Weight May Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to men's overall longevity and well-being, and studies link overall weight and excess abdominal fat to a greater risk of prostate cancer. Adhering to a primarily plant-based diet rich in fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods, sugar, and fatty foods are all helpful in fighting cancer and reducing the risk of its development.

Source: Loma Linda University News
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!

September 23-25
Union Springs Academy 58th Alumni Homecoming Weekend. Click HERE for weekend highlights. For more information, visit unionspringsacademy.org.

September 25; 8:30 a.m.
Third Quadrennial Session of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in the Bermuda Institute auditorium, Southampton, Bermuda.

September 30-October 1
Pine Tree Academy Alumni Weekend honoring classes '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12, '17, and '22. Guest speaker: Gary Blanchard. Sabbath worship and lunch: PTA Gymnasium.

October 7-9
Cancel My Subscription Northeastern Conference Adventist Youth Ministries Young Adult Retreat. Click HERE to register.

October 7-9
South Lancaster Academy Celebrates 140 Years on Alumni Weekend. For more information, visit www.mysla.org or contact Shauna Neidigh, development director, at development@mysla.org.

October 7-9
"I Will Go" 2022 Greater New York Conference Men's Prayer Convention at Camp Berkshire in Wingdale, New York. Deadline to register: September 22. Click HERE to register for the event. To reserve lodging, call (845) 832-6681, or email campberksire@gmail.com.

October 13-15
Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Convention in Columbia, Maryland, at the North American Division headquarters. Whether communication professional, freelancer, student, teacher, pastor, or local church communication volunteer, SAC 2022 will have something for you! Click HERE for more information and to register.

October 16; 12:00 p.m.
Leaves of Autumn: An Exquisite Gala to Remember is a black-tie affair presented by The Edward D. Herndon Legacy Foundation to benefit education scholarships and youth leadership development. The event is at the Greentree Country Club, 538 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, NY. For more information, contact Mrs. J. Linton (347) 387-5489, or click HERE.
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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.
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