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NAD Position on Religious Exemptions to Vaccine
Communication
August 19, 2021

The North American Division has put together a series of links to offer guidance about vaccines from national and international health organizations, the General Conference, and healthcare experts. The COVID-19 vaccine is highlighted in particular. Also included here are practical articles, NAD statements, and more.

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James Winegardner to Lead ARM as President
Communication
August 12, 2021

Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) announced the appointment of James Winegardner to serve as president and chief executive officer of ARM and Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont (GICV).

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It's Back to Masks – at Least for a Little While
Oregon Conference Risk Management
August 12, 2021

This week the number of open hospital beds in Oregon dropped precipitously as the cases of COVID in the Pacific Northwest increased each day. In response, the state has issued new indoor public space mask mandates for everyone over the age of 5. While there are a couple of exceptions, when swimming, eating, singing performance or public speaking, this rule does apply to all of our Oregon entities; schools, churches, and community service centers.

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Young Adults Getting Ready for Camp Meeting
Communication
July 16, 2021

Calling all young adults! Oregon Conference Young Adult Ministries team is planning a powerful week of worship, messages, conversations, and connection opportunities during this year's Oregon Conference Camp Meeting (July 19-24)!

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Gladstone Camp Meeting 2021 Update
Communication
May 27, 2021

While there are still a lot of details coming together for this year's camp meeting, here's what we tell you right now and some of the things you have to look forward to!

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WWU Announces Plans for Modified Commencement Programs
Communication
May 24, 2021

Walla Walla University announced Thursday afternoon, May 20, in a campus-wide e-mail from the university’s president, John McVay, that it will host four smaller, in-person commencement programs on its College Place, Wash., campus during the weekend of June 11-13, 2021.

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Outreach Ministries Director Tom L. Evans Accepts New Role in Tennessee
Communication
May 20, 2021

Dr. Tom L. Evans, Oregon Conference Outreach Ministries director, has accepted an invitation to serve as CEO of Child Impact International (CII), headquartered in Ooltewah, Tenn. He will conclude his responsibilities in Oregon on August 1. 

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NAD to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Symposium
Communication
May 13, 2021

On May 15, 2021, the North American Division will broadcast this symposium on COVID-19 vaccines. Healthcare professionals, communication experts, and church theologians will gather to help make sure church members are well informed when deciding whether to take the vaccine.

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Oregon Conference Welcomes Pastor Rick Jordan as Associate Ministerial Director
Jonathan Russell
April 29, 2021

“These past several months have been extremely stressful for pastors and church leaders as we’ve tried to navigate a pandemic situation for which none of us have ever prepared.  With the addition of Elder Rick Jordan to our Ministerial team, we will be able to provide more support to our pastoral staff as we negotiate the steps toward reopening our churches and re-engaging our communities."

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Spectrum Editor Bonnie Dwyer To Retire
Communication
April 6, 2021

Bonnie Dwyer, editor of Spectrum magazine and executive director of Adventist Forum, has announced that she will retire at the end of 2021. Bonnie has served as editor of Spectrum for 23 years.