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Remember to reset your clocks before going to bed Saturday, November 2. Daylight Savings time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. According to National Geographic, it wasn't until World War I that daylight savings were realized on a grand scale. Germany was the first state to adopt the time changes, to reduce artificial lighting and thereby save coal for the war effort. Friends and foes soon followed suit. In the United States a federal law standardized the yearly start and end of daylight saving time in 1918—for the states that chose to observe it. During World War II the United States made daylight saving time mandatory for the whole country, as a way to save wartime resources. Between February 9, 1942, and September 30, 1945, the government took it a step further. During this period DST was observed year-round, essentially making it the new standard time, if only for a few years. Since the end of World War II, though, daylight saving time has always been optional for U.S. states. But its beginning and end have shifted—and occasionally disappeared.
Hungry? Check out the Happy Healthy Holidays cooking demonstration and food tasting, Sunday, November 10, at 4 p.m., sponsored by Better Living for South Carroll, a ministry of the South Carroll church. The event features a presentation on diet and inflammation by Jane Kurtz, RD, MPH., and takes place at the church located at 2020 W. Liberty Road in Taylorsville, Maryland (select Westminster if using a GPS for directions). Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (410) 861-0460.
Join the “Pillowcase Challenge” and make someone smile, Sunday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spencerville church and the surrounding community will participate in a national challenge to make pillowcases for charity. The national goal is to share one million pillowcases throughout local communities nationwide. Spencerville’s goal is to contribute at least 200 pillowcases to four local charities. Believe it or not, pillowcases can make a difference. Pillowcase kits (fabric, patterns, and more) will be provided and instructors readily available to answer any questions. There are a limited number of sewing machines available, so bring one if possible (and a pair of scissors, too). Drop by any time and leave when you’re done! The church is located at 16325 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. Register by contacting email@example.com or (301) 384-2920. Find more details online at spencervillesda.org.
Women need love; men need respect. It’s that simple—and complicated. Spend a worthwhile weekend at the Love and Respect Video Conference on love, relationships and marriage presented by best-selling Christian author Emerson Eggerichs, Ph.D. The event will be held at the Reisterstown church located at 7 Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown, Maryland, Sabbath, November 16, 2-6 p.m., and Sunday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is free, but required. Register online at ReisterstownSDA.org, or call (410) 833-4634.
A Child Protection Workshop sponsored by Chesapeake Conference is planned for Sunday, November 17, at the Baltimore First church located at 3291 St. Johns Lane in Ellicott City, Maryland. This training augments the conference-wide implementation of the “Shield the Vulnerable” initiative recommended by Adventist Risk Management. Pastors, educators and Children’s Ministry leaders will receive additional information early this month. Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S., co-director of one of the largest and oldest sex offender evaluation and treatment programs in Oregon, is the trainer. Her presentation begins at 9 a.m. and ends about noon. Additional training for a select group will be offered in the afternoon. For more information, call (410) 995-1910, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan now to attend the “Songs for My Sisters” benefit concert, Saturday, December 7, at 6 p.m., at the Capital Brazilian Seventh-day Adventist Temple located at 12420 Scaggsville Road in Highland, Maryland. The classical Christmas program is sponsored by the General Conference Women’s Ministries department, and features instrumental, choral and vocal music. Proceeds will be used by the GC Women’s Scholarship Program to help talented and needy Adventist women obtain a college education. This scholarship fund has helped 2,104 women in 121 countries. To support this endeavor and learn more, visit AdventistWomensMinistries.org, or call (301) 680-6636.
A spiritual retreat for those who enjoy scrapbooking and card-making takes place January 3-5 at Mount Aetna Retreat Center in Hagerstown, Maryland. For more details, email email@example.com, or call (301) 824-6045.
Partner with Highland View Academy (HVA) to enhance students’ education. The school is raising funds for a variety of projects including tablet devices, computers, science equipment, scholarships, and a mission trip to the Dominican Republic planned for March 2014. The HVA Music department is in need of a covered trailer. To help, contact Renee Williams, development director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (610) 389-8667.
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~ Read testimonies of how God is using GLOW to change lives
~ Learn how to start a GLOW program at your church
~ Help seekers sign up for Bible studies or find a local church
~ Subscribe to a weekly newsletter
~ Find resources and order tracts
GLOW is sponsored by the Publishing Ministry of the Chesapeake Conference.
“Heroes” is the first Seventh-day Adventist game developed for iPhone and iPad. App creator Sam Neves says the game is designed to enrich the lives of players by reintroducing them to the heroic characters of the Bible. Neves is the pastor of the Wimbledon International church in South London. “Heroes” is a comic book style trivia games based on the lives of 11 heroes of the Bible. Players earn “manna” by correctly answering as many questions as possible in 60 seconds. Compatible with iOS devices, visit the App Store and look for Heroes the Game (Movinpixel, Ltd.) to download the free app.
November Sunset Calendar and Offering Schedule:
|November 2||6:06||Local Church Budget|
|November 9||4:58||Annual Sacrifice Global Mission/World Budget|
|November 16||4:52||Local Church Budget|
|November 23||4:48||Chesapeake Advance|
|November 30||4:44||NAD Evangelism|
Note: Sunset times published above are for Baltimore, Maryland. For Delaware and the Eastern Shore, subtract two minutes. For West Virginia and Western Maryland, add three minutes.
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