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Constitutional Convention Simulated Last Weekend

by Dwight K. Nelson

Last weekend while the nation awaited the first televised debate Monday evening between the two presidential candidates, a group of U.S. citizens representing each state in this nation convened themselves in quaint colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Their mission—to simulate a “convention of states” (as provided for in Article V of the United States Constitution) for the purpose of amending the Constitution. According to the sponsor of this event’s website, “Rather than calling a convention for a specific amendment, Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG) has launched the Convention of the States Project to urge state legislatures to properly use Article V to call a convention for a particular subject—reducing the power of Washington, D.C. . . . A convention of states needs to be called to ensure that we are able to debate and impose a complete package of restraints on the misuse of power by all branches of the federal government” ( more


Feature Announcement

Hope Trending Local Audience

Hope Trending will broadcast live from the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Many of you will be hosting a Watch Party. For those who do not, tickets are being made available in advance for our live local studio audience (this helps us know who is coming). If you and your family would like to be part of this live audience, please reserve FREE tickets. Seating is limited, so reserve yours today!

7:00 – 7:30 PM • Ticketed Seating
7:30 – 7:45 PM • Open Seating


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Join a GROW Group

GROW Groups are here again! Let's take the opportunity to invite others to join us as we connect with each other and with God. There is a GROW group for everyone! If not, consider leading one for Spring 2017. If you find a group that captures your interest, we encourage you to sign up via a one-step online registration.


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AU Alumni Homecoming 2016

Andrews University Homecoming 2016 is scheduled for September 29 to October 2. The community is invited to participate in several activities during this four-day event, including the 5K Harvest Run, 30th annual parade, the 2nd annual classic car show, the annual international flag raising ceremony and the annual Gala concert.