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Photos by Bridgett Bastian at the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church during the installation services of the new president and executive secretary of the Atlantic Caribbean Union on Sabbath, May 19, 2018
ABOVE: Pastor Leslie McMillan, father of Dr. Rolle
ABOVE: Dr. Rolle signs
ABOVE: Pastor Kerr signs
ABOVE: Government Ministers
Photos taken by Bridgette Bastian, May 16, 2018, at the Atlantic Caribbean Union Eighth Annual Symposium held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Above: Michelle Green, videographer and Coordinator of video editing for the Media Department of the South Bahamas Conference
Pastor Leonard Johnson, outgoing president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union
Pastor Peter Kerr, incoming president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union
The Grant's Town Church Choir, conducted by Edith Roach
By Barrington H. Brennen, Pastor, Counseling Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist
This article is dedicated to our mothers. On Mother's Day in May of each year millions of Christians in the western world will go to church on Saturday or Sunday to honor their mothers in special services and concerts. [ See dates around the world ]
Many will host family dinners, church, and community banquets. Countless sermons will be preached and many poems will be recited to express love and appreciation for mothers. The Adventist churches will have special services Sabbath morning in which a mother of the year for each church will be honored. In the afternoon, during the Youth Hour, there will be exciting programs featuring acrostics, songs, poems, drama to honor mothers. Sunday-keeping churches will be packed also. Children will honor their mothers with lots of music, inspirational messages, red or white flowers, and lots of hugs and kisses. We truly how love and appreciation for our mothers.
Mothers affect every aspect of our lives. From birth to the grave, our mother’s influence is special. Thus, we have created certain images of mother over the years of our lives as evoked in this poem: "Images of Mother."
There were four clergymen who were discussing the merits of the various translations of the Bible. One liked the King James Version best because of its simple beautiful English. Another liked theAmerican Revised Version best because it is more literal and comes nearer the original Hebrew and Greek.
Still another liked Moffatt's translation best because of its up to date vocabulary. The fourth minister was silent. When asked to express his opinion, he replied, "I like my mother's translation best."
The other three expressed surprise. They did no know that his mother had translated the Bible. "Yes, she did," he replied. She translated it into life, and it was the most convincing translation I ever saw."
Sometimes we think that Mom is invincible or a miracle worker. We credit so much strength to her. However, Mom does have limits. No matter how wise, creative, and loving she is, there are some things she still cannot do. Note this poem, written by a mother explaining a mother’s limitation. It is entitled "Reflections of a mother." Author Unknown
REFLECTIONS OF MOTHER
I found this poem to be true and tender. You can read it in your churches on Saturday or Sunday. It is written by Joe Bosch, is a Methodist living in the United States. It is entitled "Mother’s Day."
Remember, "Mom’s the Word."
Under the theme, “Because I Care”, the North Bahamas Conference will be hosting the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s Retreat at the Grand Lucayan Resort, in Freeport Grand Bahama, on October 19-21, 2018 with guest speaker, Sharon Platt-McDonald (Photo). Kindly see your local leader for further details. Please also note that the registration deadline is June 29, 2018. -Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director
Terry Antonio Tanis, age 35, was ordained as a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Friday evening, May 18, 2018, 7 p.m., at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church, 135 Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Officiating were: Pastor Israel Leito, President, Inter-American Division; Pastor Elie Henry, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Division; Pastor Leonard Johnson, President, Atlantic Caribbean Union; Pastor Peter Kerr, Executive Secretary, Atlantic Caribbean Union; Pastor Paul Scavella, President, South Bahamas Conference; Pastor Peter Joseph, Executive Secretary, South Bahamas Conference; Pastor C. Melvin Lewis, Treasurer, South Bahamas Conference
ABOVE: President-elect Henry speaking at the Hillview Church
ABOVE: The prayer of dedication
ABOVE: Reading the litany
ABOVE: Pastor Terry Tanis
ABOVE: "Welcome to the Ministerial Spouses"
ABOVE: Parents of Terry Tanis---Barbara and St. Julis Tanis. St Julis Tanis is the first elder of the James Cistern Adventist Church, James Cistern, Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Mrs. Tanis is a retired worker at Club Med.
Pastor Tanis, his wife Samantha, and their daughter, Samiyah.
ABOVE: Harrold Dorsett singing
ABOVE: Miriam Knowles, first elder of Redemption Seventh-day Adventist Church congratulates Pastor Tannis
ABOVE: Dr. John Carey (right) of the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church congratulates Pastor Tanis. Pastor Kent Prince (left) give flowers from the church.
ABOVE: President-elect, Pastor Eli Henry (ordinginally from Haiti) , of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, with headquarters in Miami, Florida, USA.
ABOVE: Pastor Israel Laito
ABOVE: The gift of a Bible from Pastor Paul Scavella
ABOVE: Mrs. Tannis
ABOVE: Camera person, Patrick Person
ABOVE: The gift from a member.
The photo below is Pastor Tanis with his family
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