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Young Seventh-day Adventists Celebrate Canada Day By Helping Local Food BankIn a gesture intended to give something back to the city that has welcomed thousands of Seventh-day Adventists visiting Toronto, 250 young adults from the Church's community service training event, Impact Toronto 2000 (IT2000), helped Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank pack boxes of food on Canada Day, July 1.
The Adventist youth from 37 countries celebrated the national holiday by helping out at the Daily Bread Food Bank, located at 350 Lakeshore Boulevard West and run by local Seventh-day Adventist churches. The food bank feeds 50,000 children a month, according to Groups Coordinator Sandra Chignell. "Service is key in our event," says IT2000 service event organizer Scott Shalk of Berrien Springs, Michigan, "and this is an excellent way for us to start giving to the community."
The Impact Toronto 2000 youth will be working and performing in local communities from July 1-8.
Photo by Dick Duerksen
Good Knight! Seminary Professor Challenges World ChurchIn a penetrating speech Sunday afternoon, George Knight, professor of Church history at Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan, encouraged delegates to make plans for the Church's future. "Success will not come about by accident, but will be the product of deliberate thought, planning, and action," he said.
Knight's speech, titled "If I Were the Devil!" was the first of five "Windows on Mission" that General Conference President Jan Paulsen initiated for this Session. Delegates broke into small groups after the speech to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the Church.
Some of Knight's more memorable lines:
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Resource Centers: Tools You Can UseThere is a large variety of resources the Church offers to constituents. Many resource centers are represented at the Session exhibition hall to educate attendees about their services. The booths of just some of the many organizations in the exhibition hall are pictured below.
Upcoming Exhibit Feature: More resources within the North American Division.
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