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Don C. Schneider, Former NAD President, Passes Away

Don C. Schneider, former president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), passed away on May 23, 2019, in Texas, where he was living with Marti, his wife and partner in ministry. He was 76.                   Schneider served as NAD president for 10 years. He was elected to the office in 2000 at the General Conference […]

Ontario Conference’s Inaugural Earth Day Summit Inspires Thousands to Care for Our Planet

According to a UN report released on May 6, one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction.[1] Moreover, four decades after the first Earth Day in 1970, the global population has doubled. We’re emitting 2.4 times more CO2, causing sea levels to rise, and over 170 animal species have been declared […]

Messenger Takes the Win…Twice!

On April 11, 2019, Canadian Adventist Messenger proudly received two awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) 2018 Best of the Church Press Awards in Chicago, Ill., highlighting accomplishments of 2018! The “Award of Excellence” was given for the September 2018 issue cover story entitled “My Starbucks Squad: A Love Story”in the category of Devotional/Inspirational: […]

Ontario Conference Ministries Convention Ignites a ‘Discipleshift’ in over 800 Church Leaders

Over 800 church leaders recently gathered in Richmond Hill, Ont., for Ontario Conference’s 2019 “Discipleshift” Ministries Convention. Conference, union, and division ministry partners, pastors, and lay leaders joined forces on March 22 and 23 to inspire attendees to make disciples who will then make more disciples, as per the conference’s 2019 Discipleshift theme.             Featuring […]

Nearly $1.16 Million Awarded to Adventist Schools

On March 8, 2019, the Versacare Foundation awarded $1,159,000 in grant funding to Adventist education, including $920,000 to 118 primary and secondary schools across the United States and Canada in support of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).             The STEM grant program is open to every North American Division (NAD) conference- or church-sponsored primary […]

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Elects New Treasurer and Undertreasurer

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) Board of Directors elected Paul Musafili as its new treasurer and Rose Jacinto to serve as undertreasurer. Musafili will take over the position held by Ulysses Guarin, and Jacinto will fill the position vacated by Musafili.  Mark Johnson, president of the SDACC, remarks, “The […]

Ontario Conference Assists 1,500 Individuals Left Homeless After Fire

On Aug. 22, 2018, a six-alarm fire left 1,500 tenants of a Toronto apartment building at 650 Parliament Street temporarily homeless. Some displaced residents arranged to stay with friends or family, while the City and Red Cross found accommodations for others at the Regent Park Community Centre and other places. Mayor John Tory of Toronto […]

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