Hope Channel uplinked a live broadcast of the Friday evening, Sabbath, and vespers services transmitted from the Oakwood University campus this past weekend, as part of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists' annual Spring Council meetings.
The events were aired on Hope Channel, Hope Channel Europe, and Hope Channel International to an audience believed to have been in the hundreds of millions. The broadcasts were a joint production of Oakwood University, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and Hope Channel.
Friday night's spiritually uplifting events came from the McKee Business and Technology Auditorium and featured music by Oakwood University groups and a special presentation called "Tell the World" by Adventist Mission. Hope Channel's Frenita Buddy served as the program's anchor.
Sabbath service, again, live from the Oakwood University Church, featured Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson and his message titled, "Christ's All-Encompassing Righteousness."
Saturday evening's vespers services were also broadcast from the university's church sanctuary and featured two and a half hours of music and inspiration from the Aeolians, Oakwood's premier choral ensemble. Portions of the program are expected to be used in an upcoming season of Hope Channel's popular "My Story, My Song" series.
Several members of the Adventist and local media were present for these broadcasts, including Adventist News Network, which featured the spring meetings online at http://news.adventist.org/2011/04/mission-focus-highli.html.
The Huntsville Times was also present, and provided the following al.com link to photos taken during these Sabbath services: http://photos.al.com/4462/gallery/dr_ted_wilson_oakwood_university_seventh-day_adventist_church_sabbath_worship/index.html