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December 10, 2020

Coos Bay Church Fire Causes $150K in Damage

The evening routines of Coos Bay residents were interrupted by the sudden sound of sirens filling the streets. Just after 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, Coos Bay Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Little did the residents know the damage that fire would cause.

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ACS Offering This Sabbath

The Adventist Community Services offering will be collected this Sabbath, Dec. 12. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed overwhelming demand on food banks throughout the North American Division, with ACS quickly adapting to fill the need. Read on to learn more about ACS and their offering this weekend.

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Maranatha Church Helps Their Neighbors

Weekdays are proving to be just as busy as Sabbath mornings for Maranatha Adventist Church in Seattle — and that’s just the way the service-minded congregation likes it! Watch this short video for more on their weekly food drives.

Navigating Pandemic Holidays

For many of us, the holiday season is a much-anticipated time to rest, savor family meals and enjoy each other’s company. In past years, holiday travel has been as simple as jumping in the car or boarding a plane. As we navigate the last few months of 2020 amidst a persisting pandemic, here are a few tips for staying safe this holiday season.

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Delayed Appreciation Delivered

The Billings Church had a delayed Pastor Appreciation celebration due to their pastor being in quarantine from COVID-19. Upon his full recovery, the church welcomed their pastor back with a special surprise.
 

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Sharing a Warm Welcome

Sabbath can be especially daunting for young families. Churches should be warm and welcoming places where kids grow in faith and stay in faith. Find out how a silver-headed deacon handled a student wearing a holey T-shirt, ragged jeans and bare feet.
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Healthy Ways to Manage Anger

Anger is one of the most complex and confusing emotions we experience. People often say that it’s not good to be angry, yet that explosive emotion can continue to simmer below the surface. How then do we manage this powerful emotion appropriately?
 

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week
Gorgeous Female Red Fox, Anchorage, Alaska Credit: Gary Lee Lackie
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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask

Knowing what you should do as a leader in normal times is hard enough. As you may have noticed, these aren’t normal times. So how do you cut through the mess and noise to chart a course that leads you into a better future? Here are five simple questions leaders should ask about the future.
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How to De-Stress Your Holidays

Many of the things we look forward to during the holidays will look different this year. And for families in your ministry, the busyness that comes with canceling and changing plans may highlight a different source of holiday stress: disappointment. Here are four ways to help de-stress your holiday season.

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