Unknown photo of Ellen White Found!

Ellen G. White walking near a tent with her son William C. White and his wife, May, in 1905. Courtesy of Jacqueline Leslie Trott-Bally via Ron Graybill

Ellen G. White walking near a tent with her son William C. White and his wife, May White, in 1905. Courtesy of Jacqueline Leslie Trott-Bally via Ron Graybill

A candid photograph of Ellen G. White recently surface among the personal documents of Leslie Trott, a physician who died in California in 1966.  The rare photograph, shows Ellen walking near a tent with her son, William C. White and his wife, May White in 1905. Archivist, Tim Poirier from the White Estate, researched the photograph and trace the location to Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. Just one day after being released on the General Conference Archives Facebook page, the photograph received 280 “likes” and 255 shares! Only about 50 photos of White are known to exist and most of them were taken in a studio or other formal setting.

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Ellen White Estate Votes for Heritage Evangelism

A view of the boyhood home of Adventist pioneer Joseph Bates in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 1889. Credit: AHM

A view of the boyhood home of Adventist pioneer Joseph Bates in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 1889. Credit: AHM

The Ellen G. White Estate has voted to make Adventist Heritage Ministry a more integral part of its operations. AHM’s four historic sites had previously been run entirely by volunteers, so the new change will enable it to employ a full-time executive director, who will also serve as an associate director of the White Estate. The four sites under the direction of Adventist Heritage Ministry are William Miller’s farm in Whitehall, New York; Hiram Edson’s farm in Clifton Springs, New York; Joseph Bates’ childhood home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; and the Historic Adventist Village in Battle Creek, Michigan, which is comprised of the home of James and Ellen White, the Second Meeting House, the Parkville Church, and a 19th century schoolhouse. The Adventist Heritage Ministry will continue to serve its approximately 12,000 annual visitors as both an evangelistic tool and a reminder of Adventism’s roots.

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For more information about the heritage sites and for tour schedules, click here: http://www.adventistheritage.org/

Andrews Seminary Statement

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The faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University has issued a major document on headship theology. The statement, which was released on August 21, 2014, is grounded in a careful study of scripture and the writings of Ellen White. It affirms that there is only one head of the Church—Christ—and it therefore rejects any claim to headship in the church by any human leader as an attempt to usurp Christ’s leadership. The seminary faculty hope that this statement will become a unifying influence in the church.

To read the full statement, visit : http://www.andrews.edu/sem/unique_headship_of_christ_final.pdf