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United States Senate Chaplain Barry Black will be the keynote speaker at the “Celebration of Creation” event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters. The venue is located at 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20904, USA.
Chaplain Black, a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and former Chief of Navy Chaplains, is the 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. He is also the first African-American and Seventh-day Adventist to hold the post.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s headquarters is holding its second annual “Celebration of Creation” to promote its understanding of a biblical account of a six-day creation of the world. The program will also feature the half-hour movie “Creation—The Earth Is a Witness” accompanied by a live orchestra. For more information, visit: www.adventist.org/world-church/general-conference/events
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is an international community of some 17.5 million members. Approximately 37 percent of members live in Africa. Another 32 percent live in Latin America. In the U.S., where the denomination started in 1863, there are approximately 1.1 million members.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to the development of minds and characters through education and joyous living in celebration of health. The denomination promotes healthful living and operates the largest Protestant network of hospitals and schools worldwide.
Seventh-day Adventists also strive to defend religious freedom of belief. The denomination launched in 1893 what is now the International Religious Liberty Association (irla.org), a non-sectarian organization promoting freedom of conscience for all people everywhere. The church also provides disaster relief and community development projects worldwide through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (adra.org).