Adventist Church Regional Leaders To Meet In Nassau

The Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission (ACUM) will host approximately one hundred and fifty leaders of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD) as they meet at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island for their year-end meetings during October 28 - November 1, 2011.

The IAD is the largest division of the thirteen divisions comprising the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its territory includes the countries of Inter-America, of which the Bahamas is a part, and it boasts a membership of over 3.3 million.

During the weekend, leaders from IAD's twenty-one unions, including ACUM, will present reports from their fields at the Fall Symposium Council that will be held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Sabbath, October 29, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Israel Leito, president of IAD, will lead the delegation and preside over the meetings.

While in Nassau, Pastor Leito will also speak at the dedication ceremony for ACUM's new headquarters situated on Gladstone Road, Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

ACUM has oversight of the work of the Adventist Church in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Less than a year old, it was organized on November 29, 2010 in Mandeville, Jamaica as a result of the restructuring of the former West Indies Union of Seventh-day Adventists which, for 104 years, had overseen the work of the Church in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Jamaica.

Headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas, ACUM served its 27,000 Atlantic Caribbean members from its temporary location in the Summer Winds Plaza on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway for the past ten months.

About a month away from celebrating their first anniversary, ACUM officials are looking forward to the weekend.
"ACUM feels honored to host these historic meetings as it nears its first anniversary," Pastor Johnson, president of ACUM said. "We give God thanks and all the praise for the wonderful things He has done through us in our new union and in other parts of our division and around the world.”

By Dr. Cheryl Rolle, Communication Director (ACUM)
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