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As this new administration completes its first week in office, we again give thanks and praise to Almighty God for the opportunity to serve His people. We have come into office with surrendered hearts and minds, and with the full understanding that our success is wrapped up in JESUS.
Therefore, it is our aim to lead this Conference by focusing on three main points, Spirituality, Evangelismand Stewardship. There are several passages of scripture that come to mind in support of these initiatives: i.) 2 Corinthians 5:17 - “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”; ii) John 15:4.“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me”. There are additional texts that admonish us that our success is wrapped up in God. Please permitme to mention one other, and that is Matthew 6:33,which says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
We encourage each member to be very intentional about their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He has promised to do things for us that we cannot imagine. Our Evangelism thrust starts now! We must be preparing for the “Lord Transform Me Reaping Campaigns”, February 2-9, 2019. We should be engaged in Bible Studies with our friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members in preparation for 2019. There are easy lessons available, so please speak with your Pastor for guidance.
Next, we must be faithful to God, no matter what. He has promised in Malachi 3:10, that when we are obedient to His word, then He will open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there will not be room enough toreceive it. Let us challenge God and put Him to the test. The songwriter of hymn #100 in our church hymnal reminds us that “ Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father, morning by morning new mercies I see, All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me”.
My brothers and sisters, in Christ, there is no need to fear, unless we forget the way He has guided us in the past. Blessings always. -Pastor Kenny Deveaux, President - South Bahamas Conference
The following persons have been elected to serve as the administrative team and directors for the various departments of the South Bahamas Conference for the next four years:
President – Pastor Kenny Deveaux
Executive Secretary – Pastor Leonardo Rahming
Chief Financial Officer – Mrs. Kimberly Bryan
Ministerial - Pastor T. Basil Sturrup
Adventist Youth - Pastor Jamal Franklyn
Children and Adolescent Ministries - Mrs. Lavern Sturrup
Communication - Mrs. Lavern Sturrup
Health Ministries - Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix
Sabbath School - Pastor Leonardo Rahming
Women’s Ministries - Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson
Personal Ministries - Pastor Peter Joseph
Stewardship and Trust - Mr. Anthony Burrows
Family Life - Pastor Kenny Deveaux
All around the world today is being celebrated as Children’s Daywithin our Seventh-day Adventist churches. Psalm 127:3 says, “Children are a heritage of the Lord...”As our children within the conference allow God to use them in different ways to minister to us throughout the day, I pray that we will support and nurture their talents to the honor and glory of God. May God richly bless them as they minister under the theme, Called to be Faithful!
Also, this afternoon, the annual Agape Praise will take place at 4 o’clock at the Hillview Church. Our children have prepared songs, poems, along with musical renditions from the majority of our churches in the capital. The service will be streamed LIVE on www.southbahamasconference.organd the conference’s Facebook page for our churches on the family of islands.
NOTE OF COMMENDATION
We thank Mrs. Joan Scavella, the former CHAM Director of the South Bahamas Conference for her stellar service to this ministry; and to the team of local leaders who impact our children every day. May God Bless You All.
Please take careful note of the remaining activities that will be held by the CHAM Department:
CHAM Fun Day
Our children will be at the Breath of Life Church grounds on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a day of enjoyment. Tickets are available from all CHAM leaders.
Talking Backpack Celebration
This celebratory service will be held on December 8, 2018 at 4p.m. (A venue will be announced soon.)
-- Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director
2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, November 18 - 24, 2018 is: Soul Goal: One Thousand in a Day.
Join Bahamas Academy Early Learning Center for a glorious celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on December 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm, on the grounds of the ELC on Old Trail Rd. Our students, teachers and staff look forward to performing enthusiastically in a night of great fun.
--Juliette Sands, Bahamas Academy Principal
The Adventist Book & Nutrition Center will be having a huge thanksgiving sale on November 22nd 2018. Don’t miss out on the savings.
Ephesus Church Music Department will host its music day this Sabbath November 17, 2018 under the theme: 'Sing a new song'.Come and be blessed as Avé, Brothers Love Gospel band and other invited guests lead out in this worship experience.
The BreatheFree2 Plan to Stop Smoking continues at Kevia House, Montgomery Street, Palmdale. Training sessions are held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. To register for the program, call Dr. Carey at 557-2037 or 324-0470. -Dr. John Carey, Coordinator of Stop Smoking Plan
(Save the New Date!)
ASI Trade and Business Fair will be held at the H D Colburn Gymnatorium located on Wulff Road on Sunday, November 18, 2018starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Booths are still available. Cost includes table, chairs, tent and electricity. Contact persons are Ian Greene, at telephone number: 556-0492; Shandera Smith, at telephone number: 428-4251; or Audley Mitchell at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner with ASI Bahamas to share Christ in the marketplace. Learn whatproducts and services your brothers and sisters are offering. We invite all Adventist businesses to register and be a part of this event. Support Adventist businesses and industries!
ASI Needs You!
Do you want to be an ASI representative at your local church? We are looking for 3 - 5 interested persons from each church. Be a part of our dynamic team! Please call us at
556-0492, 428-4251, 808-6839 or 544-8274.--Mr. Ian Greene, President; ASI
Fourth Quarter (October - December)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) - at a glance:
24 - Zone 4 Community Outreach – Cancer Society
TBA Annual Local Leaders Chat ‘n Chew
WM DONATION REQUEST
Kindly donate used, but in good condition devotionals to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community out-reach projects.-Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director
The Hillview Church & Health Ministries Department of the South Bahamas Conference invites you to share in a rewarding experience. Join in from November 25th - December 2nd, 2018, 7pm nightly except Monday and Thursday evening with speaker, Dr Alphaeus Allick.
Features will include:
Free Blood Screening Nightly 6:15 - 7 pm.
Sabbath December 1st, at 3pm. A spiritual and uplifting interactive walk thru experience based on the 8 laws of health.
Sunday December 2nd, at 2 pm. A Cooking Class where you will learn and taste Healthy Holiday Treats. Registration fee for Cooking Class is $5.00.
Come and get your medical questions answered, and experience transformation from within.
All persons who are interested in attending a Simple Remedies and Preventative Medicine Seminar at Uchee Pines in Seale Alabama on March 24 - 29, 2019 may contact Sister Nathelyn LaCroix at email email@example.com 323-0610.
The last general meeting for 2018 will be held on Thursday, 29th November, at 11:00 a.m. at the Conference Office. Visitation to our incapacitated members will also take place on 29th November. In addition, information will be given for the year-end function to be held on 2ndDecember. -- Esther Vincent, Secretary /Treasurer
A health summit under the theme 'Healing of the Nations' is scheduled for January 20 - 26, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For further information please contact Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director at 323-0610, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you are not feeling well, the last place you want to be stuck is waiting in a busy doctor's office or emergency room. The Health Ministries Department of the Maranatha Church will be hosting a one-day consultation on Sunday, 18th November 2018. We will have physicians Dr. Pavia McKenzie, emergency room specialist and Dr. Carnille Farquharson, family physician specialist who will be seeing clients to offer medical services and advice. A nominal fee will be charged. In order to register for this event, please contact Nurse Trineka Hall at 433-5013. Registration is key in order to properly schedule appointments. -Health Ministries Department, Maranatha Church
All persons who are interested in attending a Simple Remedies and Preventative Medicine Seminar at Uchee Pines in Seale, Alabama on March 24 - 29, 2019 may contact Sister Nathelyn LaCroix at 323-0610 or by email at email@example.com.
Please join us as we celebrate the 108th anniversary with the members of the Centreville Church under the theme, “What an Awesome God We Serve!” The service will be held during the Divine Hour at 11:00 am. Guests include, Ms. Nakita Thompson, Soprano, and Mr. Benjamin Davis, Organist. All are invited to share in this grand event-Lorraine Duvalier
Dr. Wilfred and Mrs. Sheila Adderley, Sr. and family express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the Conference Administration, the Pastors, Elders and Church Members, friends and persons in the community for the prayers, donations, words of comfort and encouragement on the loss of their son Matthew, during the funeral and the days following. Blessings!-The Adderley Family
23-24: Master Guides in Training in Camp
24: Centreville Pathfinders Investiture - 4:00pm
30-2: Ephesus Pathfinders Winter Camp
1: Good News Pathfinder Investiture - 3:30pm
7: MIT Investiture
8: Ephesus Pathfinders Investiture
9: Youth Council Elections
14: Philadelphia Pathfinder Induction -7:00pm.
15: Johnson Park Pathfinder Investiture -
15: Philadelphia Pathfinder Investiture –
*Pathfinder directors are kindly asked to submit dates for their Investiture to the Youth Ministry Department.
The Pathfinder Band concert has been rescheduled to February 2019. We thank all individuals who continue to support our endeavors. -Youth Ministries Department
Email weekly announcements on Tuesdays by 1pm to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a blessed Sabbath!
Work in progress. Return here for updates January 3.
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