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For greater works: God calls you to blossom

Our conference is on the cusp of a series of evangelistic campaigns to be held in the churches. The possibilities are endless as we forge ahead with Christ our Lord. As we count our blessings, we are grateful for the privilege to be counted in this great work of saving souls. Our lives are gifts from a wonderful Saviour, given to honour and exalt Him; and by extension, to assist in the building of the body of Christ. Our lives are of great importance to humanity and to the nurture of God’s kingdom in the earth. Examine yourself and think of the many positive things that you enjoy doing or that you are capable of doing. Is there an additional or different offering we can give to Christ as we engage in spiritual warfare?

With the spate of atrocities injected in our psyche, from hurricanes to earthquakes, we can foresee that His Kingdom is at hand. Yes, He has brought us out of many toils and snares, but have you ever thought that in spite of all the chaos, He wants us to engage in the winning of souls. We should remember always, that we ARE evangelism.

In the South Bahamas Conference, we are determined to forge ahead in full steam on our Christian pilgrimage. We invite each boy, girl, woman, and man to blossom amidst the vicissitudes of life and see the mission to which He has called us. Through the daunting moments of your experiences, allow Christ to guide you. Muster all the effort you can and surge toward Kingdom building. This attitude will encourage us to witness to others. Our duty is to exalt Him… “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32, KJV).

We have been called to be partakers with Him. In accepting this role, we consciously surrender ourselves to His complete control; we no longer desire the things that hinder our spiritual growth; our attitudes to those whom we

relegate to hopelessness in the cause of Christ become positions of inspiration, encouragement, and acceptance.

As we embark on these spiritual thrusts, we claim the power of God to fertilize every heart that comes under the

anointing of His Word. As such, we can glory in His name for the souls that will be won to His Kingdom. Allow the Holy Spirit to internalize Lord Transform Me so that we can be the catalysts for the proclamation of His Word and the balm for the conservation of people whom He died to save. -Pastor Paul Scavella, President


COMMUNITY SERVICES LEADERS TO MEET

All community services leaders are asked to meet at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church immediately following the Lord Transform Me Rally on Saturday evening, September 23, 2017. -Administration

ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, September 24 - 30, 2017 is: National Health. -Pastor Peter Joseph, Prayer Coordinator


PRAYER MINISTRIES CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE

The 3rd Annual SBC Prayer Conference and Retreat will be held in New Providence, Bahamas on February 1 - 4, 2018. Our location will not be the same as previous years. Follow the Logos and other media for information on the new location, payment process, and amenities for the 2018 program. -Sister Ali McIntosh & Elder David Knowles


COMMUNITY SERVICES

All community service departments who are planning to sell food during the Community Service and Pathfinders exhibition on Monday, October 9, 2017 are asked to sign up at the conference or indicate by emailing Pastor Craig Williams at craigwilliams1000@hotmail.com.

Additionally, please indicate specific rental supplies (tents, tables and chairs) needed for your church. -Pastor Craig Williams, Coordinator


CHAM UPDATES

  • Meeting for all CHAM leaders and assistant leaders at the South Bahamas Conference office on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (For just an hour!)
  • Doctrinal Seminar for all children and adolescents at the Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Parents are urged to register their children and adolescents with their local leader.
  • CHAM Art Exhibition at the South Bahamas Conference on October 23 -29, 2017. The theme is “The Refreshing”. Get your entry form from your leader.
  • Children’s Day at each church on Sabbath, November 11, 2017. The Theme is “Called to be Faithful”. All leaders and assistants should have the program. Start working with the children and adolescents early!
  • Children’s Agape Praise at the Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sabbath, November 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The entire family and community friends are invited.
  • Fun-day at the Breath of Life Grounds on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pay close attention to these dates and let us do our very best for our children and adolescents. -Joan Scavella, Director


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

Tune In To 88.3 FM

Please continue with us on our remarkable journey by tuning in on 88.3 FM to our programs, She Speaks and Pretty Purse.

Donation Request

Used, but in good condition devotionals. Kindly donate to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community out-reach projects this year.

Have You Registered Yet?

Under the theme, “Fulfilling My Purpose”, the South Bahamas Conference will be hosting the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s (ATCU) Retreat at the Melia Resort, on October 20-22, 2017 with guest speaker, Linda Anderson. She is a mother and an author and currently serves as the Dean of Women at Oakwood University. She comes to us with a wealth of experience having served for years as an on-air radio host and has a deep love for women and in particular, young women.

Registration is extended to September 20. Fill in your registration form and return to your local leader or to the South Bahamas Conference office. Spaces are filling up!

Please remember that each attendee is responsible for making her hotel reservations and should use the Retreat Code - WOREAI.

Lastly, our retreat services are open to all, so let us not keep this good news to ourselves and invite our sisters from other faiths to join us.

-Sister Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director


AHPA CELEBRATIONS

Due to inclement weather, the Adventist Health Professionals Association (AHPA) Float Parade has been postponed to a date that will be announced. Today, (Sabbath, September 23, 2017) the association holds a Thanksgiving Service at the Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church at 11:00 a.m. Past presidents of AHPA, officers, members and health directors are especially invited to attend. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director


SoBCRA TO MEET

All retirees are requested to meet at the South Bahamas Conference office on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Please make a special effort to attend this important quarterly meeting. -Dr. John Carey, President; SoBCRA


MARANATHA HEALTH SEMINAR

SAVE THE DATE!

Natural Remedies Seminar with Valerie Schreiber ND, Lifestyle Educator from Uchee Pines will be held at the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church on October 25-29, 2017. Learn the benefits of clay, the danger of EMF coming from cell phones, and how to make your own salves, poultices and formulas. Plan now to be there! For further information, please contact Mrs. Farquharson at 327-3760. -Mrs. Gayle Farquharson, Health Ministries Leader; Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church


ADVENTIST BOOK AND NUTRITION CENTRE

*Sabbath School supplies are now available.

*The Adventist Book and Nutrition Centre is pleased to inform our customers that the Mission Study Bible with Ellen G. White Commentary is available for our members and community friends.

*To avoid delay, all churches are urged to settle their accounts before they collect Sabbath School supplies. -Mrs. Cherry Blackmore, ABCN Manager




The South Bahamas Conference mourns the passing of the Late Elder Percy Miller who served the church in various capacities. He passed after a long illness. We pray that God will attend to his family in this time of grief. He was a long standing member who gave of himself faithfully in the Lord’s service. May God grant comfort to his children, grandchildren and family members. -Administration





The South Bahamas Conference sadly announces the passing of Mrs. Madeline Hanna. She was the wife of Pastor Royden Hanna and the mother of Martin, Haydn, Edward, Betty, and Esther. Sister Hanna served the church faithfully along with her husband. She taught at Bahamas Academy for over 40 years. Our hearts grieve with the family at this sad hour. –Administration




YOUTH TIDBITS

In Appreciation

A special thank you to everyone who came out to support our Pathfinder Day march. We praise God for the outpouring of Adventurers, Pathfinders, and Masterguides who participated in the march. We encourage our clubs to come out in greater numbers at Clifford Park on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. for the National Youth Day march.

Pathfinder Exhibition

The Community and Pathfinder Exhibition is on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Clifford Park. We anticipate a grand exhibition of talents and skills. Therefore, all clubs are urged to prepare and to be a part of the exhibition in the various events.

Pathfinders: Key Participants in Hurricane Relief

All clubs are reminded of their contributions to the hurricane relief effort. Whether your donation comes in the form of canned goods or monthly club dues, all should be brought in to the conference headquarters by Friday, October 27, 2017. -Brother Patrick Wilson, Jnr., Pathfinders

CAMPOREE IN OSHKOSH

All pathfinders interested in attending the North American Division Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2019.

SUN SETS NEXT SABBATH

September 30, 2017 AT 6:58 P.M.

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Have a blessed Sabbath!





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