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Atlanta Hosts Seventh-Day Adventist General Conference

Children in South Africa say a prayer.
Children in South Africa say a prayer.
(Photo: AP)

The city of Atlanta will host the 59th General Conference Session of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at the Georgia World Congress Center and Central Dome. The session began on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 23 with Day of Spiritual Emphasis, a series of devotionals, prayers and seminars on prayer, worship and relationships and witness.

The conference will continue through Saturday evening, July 3 and will include meetings for Adventist women, seminars for Sabbath School and other ministries. Adventists from around the world are welcome to participate in this conference.

The 11-day conference is an opportunity for spiritual growth and refreshment in addition to the business meeting that will take place. General Conference President, Jan Paulsen of Silver Spring, Maryland describes this as a time to "give thanks, plan and recommit."

 Sessions will be conducted in English, but translations into multiple languages will be available. FM radios will be needed to receive these translations. Promotional material will be available from the Adventist Book Center and music recording artists.

The conference is open to the public.