October 2020

Alaska Adventists Reelect Leadership Team
Delegates to the 18th regular Alaska Conference constituency session voted Sunday, September 20, 2020 to reelect conference president Kevin Miller and the entire leadership team. During the session, held in Palmer, Alaska, 168 delegates gathered in person and via video conference to conduct the business of the Adventist Church in Alaska. The body overwhelmingly voted to reelect all three conference officers and their team of directors. Miller will continue as president, Melvin Santos as vice president for administration and Jim Jensen as vice president for finance.  READ MORE

Alaska Book Center Foods Available
The conference has ABC food items for purchase (click here) for availability and pricing Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis as quantities are limited; shipping is not available. Please note orders placed through the Spokane ABC prior to constituency must be picked-up by October 15 or products may be resold.

Women's Ministries Online Discussion
Alaska Women's Ministries Director, Jean Gobah, invites you to participate in a Facebook Live event October 4 at noon (Alaska time) focusing on women's health.  The event is sponsored by the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Click here to go to SUC's Facebook page.

Care Giving for the Elderly during COVID
COVID-19 has uncovered and exploited many weaknesses in the systems designed to protect personal, behavioral, and societal health. The elderly and those with underlying non-communicable diseases have been hit especially hard. NAD Health Ministries is offering a FREE webinar on October 6, 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST, discussing why the elderly are vulnerable and how we can care for them, decrease their risk, and protect them from this potentially deadly disease. LEARN MORE

Society of Adventist Communicators Convention
The Society of Adventist Communicators Convention is going virtual in 2020! Join us on Oct. 14-15 at 5 PM EDT for engaging keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Whether you're a Seventh-day Adventist communication professional, student, teacher, volunteer, freelancer, or pastor, SAC has something for you! Workshops will cover technology and apps for remote working, livestreaming for local churches, sharing the Gospel online, and other timely topics. Plus, we've made it possible for everyone to attend with a "pay-as-you-are-able" model for 2020. If you can’t pay a registration fee this year, we offer attendance to the virtual convention as a free gift. Sign up now at #AdventistComm

END IT NOW Virtual Summit

The 2020 Virtual Summit on Abuse, November 13-14, provides valuable training to equip and prepare you for when abuse occurs. Creating safe churches and communities starts with being informed. Together, we can keep the people in your church, school, camp, and community safe. This year’s topics include:

  • Abuse in Faith Communities  Mary DeMuth
  • Church Toolkit: Practical Tips & Resources for Safe Churches and Schools  Rene Drumm
  • How to Protect Children and Youth  Ingrid Slikkers
  • Digging out of the Pit of Spiritual Abuse  Doug Tilstra

Registration is free for anyone who wishes to participate. Click here to LEARN MORE about this FREE livestream.

Be An AMA Monthly Supporter!
Your monthly donation helps Arctic Mission Adventure spend more funds on being the Hands and Feet of Jesus to Alaska Native communities and less on administrative costs. A monthly donation is an easy and affordable way for you to help share the Gospel and give hope to those in need. Sign-up for monthly giving here!

Health Evangelism Training
LIGHT Ministries, in participation with Wildwood Lifestyle Center, is offering a substantial group discount on its 450-hour Advanced Health Evangelism online course for $600 instead of the full price of $1,499!  If taken on-campus this course would take six months.  Minimum number of students for this price is ten, but this course is also being advertised in the UK, so we should easily be able to meet that number.  This is a fantastic deal and a great opportunity to learn skills to help you serve your family, your church, and your community.  Upon graduation, you could participate in a mission opportunity with LIGHT Ministries overseas or in the US.  The program is self-paced to suit your schedule and should be completed in one year.  For more details on the course and to see course descriptions, click here.  For information, contact Karen Gordon at 907-978-9053.

Alaska Dept. of Health & Human Svcs
has enlisted Alaska 2-1-1 as a resource for handling calls from the public with questions regarding coronavirus disease 2019. The 2-1-1 referral specialists are equipped to take and triage calls, and make referrals to appropriate resources. The call center is supplemented with Alaska Respond volunteers who are licensed medical professionals. For Alaskans who live in areas where 2-1-1 cannot be accessed, please call 800-478-2221.

Did You Know...

Prayer Line | Remote Sabbath School
Alaska Conference Friday Night Prayer Line: Friday evening from 7-8 pm & Remote Sabbath School: Sabbath at 9:30 am. Call 800-719-6100; Access code 4760107. 

Sabbath School Resources
NAD's Children's Ministries has gathered resources and ideas for parents and care providers to do at home with children. 

Pathfinder Resources

Adventurers and Pathfinders, looking to earn awards and honors if your Alaska club isn't meeting? The Lake Union Conference is offering free online activities as well as Master Guide training. Click here to learn more.

Alaska Adventist Radio Network
Alaska's own AARN streams live at and features a live, call-in Bible study Fridays at 6 pm 

Use AdventistGiving to submit your offering through the link on your church website, direct at AdventistGiving or via your mobile device.

Clergy/Pastor Appreciation Month
3        Offering: Local Church Budget
3        Children's Sabbath
4    Southern Union Conference Women's Ministries Online Discussion
10      Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
10      Clergy Appreciation Sabbath
10      Offering: World Budget (Emphasis: NAD Voice of Prophecy/La Voz de la Esperanza)
14-15     Society of Adventist Communicators Online Convention
17      Pathfinder Sabbath
17      Offering: Local Church Budget
24      Offering: YES! Alaska Conference Advance
31      Offering: Walla Walla University

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