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The Music Ministries Department of the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a Praise Workshop from Thursday, April 26, 2018 through Sabbath, April 28, 2018 at the church in Elizabeth Estates. Sessions will be led by Theo Milford, gospel vocalist and worship leader; and Dermaine Isaacs, pianist. Both presenters are from the Washington D.C. area. Praise and worship teams, choirs, or anyone interested are invited to attend.
Please contact Pastor Terry Tanis at telephone number 636-3078, or Annette Dorsett music coordinator, at telephone number 324-5654 or 423-8252 by April 15, 2018 for further details and if you wish to participate. -
Pastor Terry Tanis and Annette Dorsett, Music Coordinator; Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church
Inagua, the most southerly island in the Bahamas,with a population of about 1000, and the home for Morton Salt Company, now has a building to be used for worship for Adventists on the island. On Friday, April 13, 2018, about two dozen members from New Providence along with Pastor Paul Scavella and Pastor Peter Joseph, flew to Inagua to open the new worship center called the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Inagua is the eighth largest island in the Caribbean and the second largest island in the Bahamas. It is the home for the second largest flock of flamingos in the world. It is located 376 miles south of the island of New Providence. The island's capital and only harbour is Matthew Town, named after George Matthew, a 19th-century Governor of the Bahamas. This town houses the Morton Salt Company’s main facility, producing one million tonnes of sea salt a year — the second largest solar saline operation in North America and Inagua's main industry.
See photos below.
The following article was written by Pastor Kenny Deveaux as the lead article in the Logos for Sabbath,April 14, 2018
The hope that today will be better than yesterday gets us out of bed in the morning and keeps us going through another day. Hope is an amazing commodity. It allows prisoners to endure a sentence of many years because they believe that some miracle will eventually let them experience freedom and allow them to reunite with their families. Hope allows someone with a terminal illness to believe that a cure lies just around the corner, that if they survive just a little longer, doctors may come up with a treatment that will give them an opportunity to enjoy the blessings of good health. Who knows? The prayers of family and friends may result in some kind of miracle. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? That’s why we hope.
In celebration of the life and memory of his dear father the late Alfred A. A. Brennen, Barrington Brennen decided to wear his father's Masterguide uniform to work on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. It was a surprise to all workers at the South Bahamas Conference headquarters office.
To the left is a photo of Barrington in the uniform of his late father . This uniform is at least 35-40 years old. It was well kept with all the insignia including the "MV" (Missionary Volunteer) shoulder insignia, The nomenclature 'Missionary Volunteer' has now been replaced by "AY" (Adventist Youth). Barrington was able to wear the uniform without adjustments. It was well preserved over the years in a dry cleaning bag so all Barrington needed to do was to put it on.
The late Alfred Brennen was a very active and vibrant Pathfinder director, camper, hiker, swimmer, bush doctor, and so much more. He was very knowledgeable about the stars, weather predictions, and other related matters which he excitedly shared with anyone willing to listen. He enjoyed baking pound cakes for his friends, family and church members.
Elder B, as he was affectionately called, was very active Seventh-day Adventist and served as a church leader into his late 70s. Alfred Brennen died on November 23, 2015, at the age of 86. His dear wife, Mary Brennen, pre-deceased him on January 7, 2015, at age 86.
Retrieving Biographies of Long-Standing Members
The Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department (PARL) has engaged in the project of collecting biographies of all members in the conference who have reached seventy years old and above and who have served the church for over ten years.
Should you fall in this category, kindly submit your name along with a one-page single spaced typewritten biography. Use WORD format with Times Romans 12 font. This is if you have not been contacted by one of the designated persons in your church.
A clear portrait photograph should accompany each biography. In the event you do not have a satisfactory photograph, we can take one for you. These biographies are due by April 14, 2018. Please deliver the biographies and photographs to the PARL director of your church or to Mary Knott at the South Bahamas Conference office.
Paul A. Scavella, PARL Director
Biographies can be emailed to Barrington Brennen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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