Will you do it? Let’s help take care of our blind clients right here in Lincoln!
On May 16th, the Lincoln community will come together for 24 hours of giving from 12:00am to 11:59pm. All donations will be matched with a proportional share of a $200,000 challenge match pool of funds. The challenge fund is provided by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
This is Chrsitian Record's second year to participate in Give to Lincoln. Because the event happens online, donors do not have to live in Lincoln, Nebraska, to help.
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"Blind parents deserve to be able to read to their sighted children, just as sighted parents do. Blind children who are learning Braille need simple books an adult can read along with them," says Larry Pitcher, president of Christian Record Services for the Blind. The 114-year-old organization serving the blind community has just released Grandma Stepped on Fred! the latest edition in a Full-Vision® book series, A Child's Steps to Jesus. The series develops the themes of each chapter in Steps to Christ so a preschooler can understand them.
Imagine you are four years old and you can see; however, your mother (or father, older sibling, or grandparent) is blind. You bring over . . .
APRIL 3, 2012 -- Josh L. Bascom, Christian Record vice president for finance, announced yesterday that he has accepted a new position with La Sierra University in Riverside, California. He will be a senior accountant at the university. His wife, Elena, has also accepted a position at La Sierra, as assistant director for student finance-processing.
Bascom has been the assistant treasurer at Christian Record since September 2008 and was appointed to the position of vice president for finance in March of 2012. Prior to that time, Bascom graduated from Union College in 2005 and gained valuable experience with two Nebraska accounting firms: Buck, Smith, and Associates in Lincoln and Fred A. Lockwood . . .
Empowering and equipping blind people for ministry will be featured on the April 13 Annual Day of Giving in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s annual offering calendar in the North American region recognizes the Church's special ministry of Christian Record Services for the Blind. Each year, CRSB provides congregations with materials featuring the challenges faced by people who are blind.
This year's theme expresses a challenge as well as an opportunity faced in congregations and communities alike. "When someone with a disability, a blind person, sits down next to you in church, . . .
Christian Record is pleased to announce that artwork by renowned American artist Jim Gray is available for purchase, with 50% of the purchase price to benefit CRSB.
Entering a special code (CRSB) at the Jim Gray Gallery website enables purchasers to select their choice of fine artwork in watercolor, oil, pencil, pen and ink, and sculpture. Jim Gray Gallery will donate 50% of the purchase price of all art in which the purchaser has entered the charity code CRSB. To learn more and view the artwork, visit www.jimgraygallery.com.. . .
In its fifteenth year of operation, National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) and National Camps for the Blind (NCB) hosted 35 blind campers during the first week of February 2013, at Camp Au Sable, near Grayling, Michigan, in the United States. For several campers, who came from Canada and the United States, the "unforgettable winter wonderland adventure" at the camp is an experience they repeat year after year. The activities included snowshoeing, horse riding, snowmobile rides, and a trip to Challenge Mountain. Unlike last year when there was little snow, this camp experience offered quality downhill skiing and snowboarding.
"One of the most rewarding things, for me, has been to . . .
Twelve camps for the blind children and adults are planned for 2013 in the United States and Canada. Operated by the National Camps for Blind Children and Adults (NCBC), the camps will take place in eight locations in the United States, and four will be operated by Christian Record Services for the Blind and its sister organization, Christian Record Services Canada. More than 50,000 campers have participated in the 45 years of camp operation. The campers, many of who return year after year, simply remark that camps are "a highlight of my year." An NCBC Winter Camp at Au Sable in Grayling, Michigan, which concluded a fun-filled gathering on February 8, was the only winter event this year.
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While participating in an international advisory meeting of the newly-established Special Needs Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Rajmund Dabrowski, Christian Record marketing director, met with approximately 25 members of "Real Vision," an organization of church members who are blind from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Real Vision members shared their experiences and expressed interest in future cooperation with Christian Record in providing materials for the blind and visually impaired in Portuguese.
"It was an inspirational meeting as we exchanged ideas on how we can cooperate. Of special interest for Real Vision was providing reading materials in braille, as well as expanding audio services . . .
“Do we understand the world of the blind?” Six Union College film makers responded to this question in their submissions to the first-annual in:sight Video Contest. The competition, cosponsored by Lincoln, Nebraska-based Union College and Christian Record Services for the Blind, offered students the opportunity to film and produce three-minute videos that were appraised by a panel of six judges. The jury consisted of communication professionals representing the two sponsoring organizations, filmmakers, and a community representative who is blind.
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January 10, 2013 … Lincoln, NE/CRN Union College students received a media challenge during first semester: produce a short video for use on web and social media that answers the question “Do we understand the world of the blind?” The challenge was picked-up by several students, who worked through the end of the semester and six videos have been submitted for award consideration. Christian Record and Union College, co-sponsors of the event, will be hosting the in:sight Video Award Gala on January 16 at 10 PM at College View Church’s Heartland Hall.
The idea for the contest came from Rajmund Dabrowski, Assistant to the President for Marketing at Christian Record. “In . . .
Last month, after three decades of bringing comport, encouragement and reflection to the visually impaired, Lifeglow magazine came to an end. Christian Record Services for the Blind is replacing Lifeglow with a new magazine – redesigned and larger in size. It’s title - Light.
Lifeglow, and now Light has a circulation of . . .