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Strong Faith Evangelistic Outreach

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George Zonicle

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The South Bahamas Conference announces the passing of Brother George Zonicle. He passed away peacefully at his daughter’s residence on Saturday, August 29, 2015. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his children and other family members. God will uphold you at this time of grief and pleasant reflections.
The funeral service will be held at the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church on Fifth Terrace on Sunday, September 13 at 10:30 a.m. The pre-service will commence at 10:00 a.m. He served his God faithfully and now awaits His second coming. -Administration

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Caribbean Wellness Week 2015

Adventist version fun run walk
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Bethany SDA Church

Opening Song # 100 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 4:9,10
Closing Song # 109 Marvelous Grace
Topic: Not Settling For Less
 
Bethany Adventist Church

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
29 AUGUST 2015

Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing, in worship and fellowship. We welcome you on behalf of Pastor Clarke, the committed officers & faithful members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our church family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing. Special welcome to Pastor Leonard and Sis. Denise Johnson and family.

The Good News Gospel Explosion Crusade with Evangelist Claudius Morgan begins Saturday night 12 September at 7 pm. Please share the names of persons that you are inviting to the meetings.

Bethany is delighted to welcome Ministerial Intern, Pastor Manasseh Simms who will spend the next 2 months with us at Bethany.
There will be a joint Rally at the Tentsite on Wednesday night with Evangelist Morgan in preparation for the upcoming crusade. All should be in attendance.
There will be a joint service this evening at 6pm at Hillview with a Back to Faith emphasis.
You are encouraged to pray daily, read the Bible thru this year and be faithful to God.  Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering and watch God bless you more than you can imagine.
We will conduct a child dedication today at the beginning of the divine service.

Bethany’s prayer focus for September 6 - 12 is for a life of Service and Sacrifice. Prayer requests: Sis Edgecombe, Keisha Stuart, daughter of Sis Ida Johnson, Sis Terri Antonio and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to those who lost loved ones, including Sis. Myrtle Munroe (husband, Ronald funeral today at 2pm) and Bro Howard Knowles [Cousin’s funeral today ay 11].
Last Sabbath, the church chose the Large Committee as the process for the selection of officers for 2016 continues. The Church also approved the composition of the Nominating Committee as 7 plus 2 alternatives. This is consistent with past practice.
 
Forms will be distributed to each member today for your input in the selection of officers for the New Year. You are invited to include your suggested area of willing service.
 
The Conference is in need of chairs for the upcoming crusade. If you have any, please leave at the Tent.
 
A Visitation Ministry has been formed to visit with "sick & shut-in & absent members, and to work with the Pastoral team to stay in touch with newly baptized members and any one requiring visitation".  This is an opportunity for ALL to be involved.  Please contact Personal Ministries.
 
Interested in sharpening your public speaking skills? See Sister Dilette for the Effective Communicator Class on Sept. 13th and 20th.
 

Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We want to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.
Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.

 
September
5 Dr. Leonard Johnson, Back To Faith
12 Pastor Clarke, Evangelism Emphasis
12 – Oct 10: Citywide Crusade, Pastor Claudius Morgan
19 – Youth Pastor Manasseh Simms
26 – Joint Sabbath Celebration @ Tent
We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.

“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32
Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book. 

SUN SETS TODAY AT 7:24 & Sabbath September 12 at 7:17 pm

Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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Women's Ministries One-day Conclave

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Bethany Adventist Church

Bethany Adventist Church

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

15 AUGUST 2015

Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing, in worship and fellowship. We welcome you on behalf of Pastor Clarke, the committed officers & faithful members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our church family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.

Today we celebrate Women’s Ministry Day with our Sisters, mothers, women and ladies. The speaker is Sis Dillette Miller and we covet your prayers as she allows God’s Spirit to lead.

Today we dedicate in prayer little Malachi Khamani Wilson, son of Ivannette Russell and William Wilson.

Church Board meeting is tomorrow morning, 9-11 am.

If you are interested in baptism, please contact the Pastor or Elders.

The Youth are in 10 days of Revival (15-22) at the New Providence church. Final week speaker is Bro. Manasseh Simms. Bethany will support them this Wednesday, August 19.

The Good News Gospel Explosion Crusade begins Saturday night 12 September at 7 pm. with Evangelist Claudius Morgan. The tent is up and the final preparations are being carried out. Your support is needed tomorrow morning at 8am. August 26, & September 2 are Rally nights. Sabbath September 5 is a special Back to Faith service with an emphasis on reclamation.

You are encouraged to pray daily, read the Bible thru this year and be faithful to God. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering and watch God bless you more than you can imagine.

Bethany’s prayer focus for August 16-22 is for the Fruit of Joy. Prayer requests: Sis Edgecombe, Keisha Stuart, daughter of Sis Ida Johnson, Sis Terri Antonio and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to those who lost loved ones, including family of Sis Vernita Higgs Kelly.

We are forming Small Group Ministries within the Church. Persons interested in hosting a small group can contact Sis. Paulette Dean.

A Visitation Ministry has been formed to visit with "sick & shut-in & missing members, and to work with the Pastoral team to stay in touch with newly baptized members and any one requiring visitation". This is an opportunity for ALL to be involved. Please sign up for the visitation schedule.

Interested in sharpening your public speaking skills? See Sister Dillette to register for the Effective Communicator Class on September 13th and 20th.

Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We want to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.

Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.

The Adventist Book and Nutrition Center is open on Sundays 9 am - 1pm.

August (Dress Casual Month)

8-22 Youth Crusade

15 Women’s Ministries, Sis Dillette Miller

22 Pastor Clarke

26 Joint Prayer Rally (Crusade)

29 Pastor Andrew Burrows

31 Fruits, Vegetables & Grains Day [Each Monday after the weekend]

September 12 – Oct 10: Citywide Crusade, Pastor Claudius Morgan

We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.

“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book.

SUN SETS TODAY AT 7:44 & next Sabbath at 7:38 pm

Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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Zone 2 Social Event

Women's Ministry Zone 2 Bowling Social Event - characterized by Fun and Fellowship, Food and Friendships created. Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace, August 2, 2015.


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Sister Vernita Kelly Passes

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Sister Vernita Kelly passed away on August 10, 2015

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Moss Town Church VBS Program

The Moss Town Church VBS program was held from June 29-July 4. We had over 80 plus kids in attendance. Graduation was held during a special Sabbath service with 5 dynamic speakers.  Kudos to the youth and children's ministry team for an awesome job.



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Breath of Life and Berea’s Care Package Ministry

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Bethany Adventist Church

Bethany Adventist Church

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
8 AUGUST 2015

Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing, in worship and fellowship. We welcome you on behalf of Pastor Clarke, the committed officers & faithful members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our church family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.

Today we celebrate Youth Day. We welcome Bro Demargio Green as the Speaker. Bro Green is a ministerial student at NCU, Jamaica. Thanks to the Youth Team for their stellar efforts.
Congrats to Sis Amber Miller who was baptized last Sabbath, August 1. She received the right hand of fellowship and her baptismal certificate at Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening.

If you are interested in baptism, please contact the Pastor or one of the Elders.

NCU graduation is this weekend in Mandeville Jamaica. Elder L V McMillan will receive his terminal degree. Congrats to all graduates.

The Youth are leading out in 10 days of Revival at the New Providence church on Soldier Road. Speakers are Bros. Manasseh Simms and Newton Joseph. We all want to support our young people. August 8-22.

The Good News Gospel Explosion Crusade begins Saturday night 12 September at 7 pm. with Evangelist Claudius Morgan. This requires that we unite in Wednesday evening Rallies. Kindly note the dates below. August 12, 26, & September 2. Sabbath September 5 is a special Back to Faith service with an emphasis on reclamation. Tent pitching is Sunday 9 August.

You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year and be faithful to God.  Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering and watch God bless you more than you can receive.

Bethany’s prayer focus for August 9-15 is the Fruit of Patience and August 16-22 is for the Fruit of Joy. Prayer requests: Sis Edgecombe, Keisha Stuart, daughter of Sis Ida Johnson, Sis Terri Antonio and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to those who lost loved ones.
We would like to organize on Wednesday evenings to have a team out visiting and nurturing our members. Please submit your names if you are interested in this ministry.
 
Interested in sharpening your public speaking skills? See Sister Dillette to register for the Effective Communicator Class on September 13th and 20th.
 

Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We want to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.
Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.
Please we invite you to PLEASE plan to be with us each Wednesday night at 7:15. Allow the Holy Spirit to Rekindle the Passion and Fan the Flames so that we may Share His Joy! Why not bring someone with you to church.
Congratulations to Sis Jacqueline Collie for completing the requirements for the Doctor in Education. Graduation will be held on 3rd. September.

Elder Milton Lewis has been voted as the Principal of Bahamas Academy.

The Adventist Book and Nutrition Center is opened on Sundays from 9 am - 1pm.

August (Dress Casual Month)
 
7-9 Northern Caribbean University Graduation weekend
 
8 Youth Day [Bro Demargio Green]
8-22 Youth Crusade
15 Women’s Ministries
22 Pastor Clarke
23 Conference Family Fun Day
29 Pastor Andrew Burrows
31 Fruits, Vegetables & Grains Day [Each Monday after the weekend]
September 12 – Oct 10: Citywide Crusade with Pastor Claudius Morgan
We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.

“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32
Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book. 

SUN SETS TODAY AT 7:50 & next Sabbath at 7:44 pm

Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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Leila Beatrice Major Bullard Farrington

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Prayer Request


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Dear Prayer Circle,
 
God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.  Let us participate in praying with this faithful Prayer Circle for all who are sick or have problem and troubles.  We see results in God’s arm reaching down to touch the sick with healing power; and we give praise for His matchless mercy and blessings.
 
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PRAYER REQUEST
 
 
 
PLEASE PRAY FOR MY  DAUGHTER'S  MOTHER-IN-LAW. SHE IS VERY SICK , SHE IS IN ICU WITH PNEUMONIA . HER NAME IS VERY DIFFICULT TO WRITE, AND PRONUNCIATION IS NAJIE, SOME THING LIKE THAT . IT IS A RUSSIAN NAME . HER LAST NAME IS KIRIMKAN . THE PROBLEM IS SHE HAS HER HUSBAND OF 81 AND HE SAY IF SHE PASS HE DO NO WANT TO LIVE ANY MORE .
HIS NAME IS MORAT . PLEASE THEY NEED A LOT PRAYERS THEY ARE NOT CHRISTIANS 
BUT THEIR SON BECAME A CHRISTIAN. BUT HE IS SUFFERING A LOT FOR HIS PARENTS 
SORRY MY ENGLISH.  PLEASE JUST PRAY FOR THEM.
 
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FOLLOW-UP PRAISE REPORT
 
Thanks for ALL the prayers I am still praising and giving God thanks for my healing on
August I0th  I  will be seeing my Doctor to get the Ports remove as I will not need any more CHEMO. 
I say Amen to that it is finished the battle is OVER.
Carol Mackey
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Request Prayer

May we Pray for you

May we pray for you or a loved one, let us know and we will post that prayer request. God is able to change any circumstances.

REMEMBER: We have not because we ask not!
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
James 4:3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Matthew 7:7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:,
Luke 11:9
9  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Send Prayer request to ladyruth@coralwave.com

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Youth To The 10th Power

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August 9 – 22, 2015


 
Concept
Youth to the 10
th power or Y10 encompasses the idea of a youth spending 10 extraordinary days with Christ and experiencing power magnified to the 10th power. Y10 hopes to help youth see that worship cannot be manufactured for them but they must allow worship to happen personally despite the external or internal factors. Worship must begin at a young age when strength, creativity and vitality are at an all time high. It incorporates the theme of WE WILL RISE. We will rise to the 10th power in 10 days of intense prayer, Bible study, and service.
 
Target Audience
We aim to reach the following audiences;
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     Dormant Adventist Youth
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     Youth not in a saving relationship with Christ (on the outside)
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     Youth in an active saving relationship with Christ
 
Venue
The H.D. Colburn Gymnatorium is the proposed site. This is a central location and will allow for more space for the exhibits we hope to host each evening.
 
 
Aims of Y10

ADVENTIST YOUTH
Through Y10, we aim at mobilizing dormant young people in the church to actively work for Christ. These are youth who grow up in the church but take the back seat either because they feel they have nothing to contribute or they are simply not interested.  We intend for youth to understand that evangelism is creative and they are to use their own talents and gifts to spread the Gospel. When they are actively on the field working, they will be pushed to seek a deeper relationship with Christ. They will personally see their own need for them to be filled so that they can pour into others.
 
YOUTH ON THE OUTSIDE
Through Y10, we aim to show youth on the outside that life is better in Christ and a part of his fold. He offers all that they desire but on a deep and eternal level. We aim to show Christ through loving them, having Bible studies and praying with them. To reach this target audience, we will also be reaching out to non-Adventist singing groups.
 
ACTIVE YOUTH
Through Y10, we aim to show youth that their relationship with Christ must not remain stagnant. It can grow everyday and grow to the tenth power. Even though they are actively involved in the church and serving Christ, they must not neglect their relationship
 
How is Y10 unique?
The following aspects will be implemented and these will make
Y10 unique. Firstly, each person in attendance will have a work book which contains information for each day. The work books will contain power points to remember, questions to ponder, scriptures to memorize, and so much more. We plan to have organizations from the community to set up an exhibit. Each evening, a particular organization will be featured. the exhibit will be open for an hour leading up to the program. Off nights will be designated as Community Power nights. There will be activities taking place that will be open to the community and in which everyone can participate. The program will be creative, participants will be trained, and the speakers will be filled with the Holy Spirit to deliver the Word. This is an experience that no one can afford to miss.

Speakers
The speakers are two young, and dynamic ministers. Manasseh Simms is an intern at the South Bahamas Conference and Newton Joseph is going into his Sophomore year at Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica. Stay tuned for a full biography on both of our speakers.

You are invited! You cannot miss this experience and you are encouraged to not come alone. Bring someone along who needs to deepen their experience with Christ. This is your opportunity to have your life changed as we are empowered to the tenth power.

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Brother Cremo McDonald of Bennett's Harbour, Cat Island died on Thursday July 9, 2015

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Brother Cremo McDonald of Bennett's Harbour, Cat Island died on Thursday July 9, 2015, he was 96 years old. Brother McDonald was a long standing Seventh-Day Adventist having been baptized in 1935, and was a member of the original Bennett's Harbour Church, now Sea View. Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday July 19, at 11: 00am, at the Centreville Church.
He is survived by his faithful wife of 72 years, Thelma McDonald, twelve children, forty- one grand children, thirty-one great grand children and four great great grand children.
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We've Lost A Friend

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The passing of a loved-one is a painful experience. The recording and preservation of the information associated with a death of a member of our body is of vital importance to the church and its members, all death announcements are important.  If you know of a member who has died please forward that information to us so we can publish their information.  These are the important facts: Note, only electronic submissions will be accepted.
 
1. What is their name
2.   What was their birth date and death
3.   Where did they go to church
4.   Burial information, time, place,
5.   If there is a viewing, where and when
6.   If you have a photo please scan it and forward it to us
7.   If a funeral program is available please send an electronic copy so we can include that with the death announcement.  If this is to be released after the funeral, please remember to send it. 
8.   The information should come from the parent or if married it should come from the spouce.
All submissions should go to silas_neil_mckinney@hotmail.com   If there is a write up, or information you would like us to publish please also send that in to us.  God be with you in this time of grief.  We want to be there with you.

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Re-Elected: Heather-Dawn Small has been the Director of Women’s Ministries for the past 5 years

Re-Elected:Heather-Dawn Small has been the Director of Women’s Ministries for the past 5 years

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Crooked Island’s visit with SBC Women’s Ministries

Crooked Island’s visit with SBC Women’s Ministries

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Centreville Church Women’s Ministries Care Package Distribution

Centreville Church Women’s Care Package Distribution

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SBC Women’s Ministries Director spends an afternoon with the ladies of the Francophone Church.

SBC Women’s Ministries Director spends an afternoon with the ladies of the Francophone Church.



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Want to Live Healthy Graduation

Want to Live Healthy Graduation

On Sabbath, June 27
th, a commencement exercise was held for 279 persons who participated in the ‘I Want to Live Healthy’ program. This is an initiative of the Health Ministires Department of the Inter-american Division. The goal of the program is to make people more aware of how simple healthy living is.
Over the course of the last 8 - 9 weeks, individuals participated and adopted 8 healthy habits each week that would enhance their overall health. These habits included; water, positive attitude, salads, exercise, rest, fasting, breakfast and happiness. Participants gave testimonials on how they incorporated the 8 different habits into their lives and how much improvement it has made.

In attendance and giving greetings were; Pastors Leonard Johnson, President, ATCU and Paul Scavella, President, SBC. Mrs. Shirlene Henriques, Director Health and ADRA, Ministries of ATCU was the guest speaker for the occasion. She commended the participants for choosing to be a part of this life changing program. She reminded them that with Christ anything is possible and that the purpose for keeping themselves healthy is to be a part of the great commission – preaching and teaching and baptizing (leading people to Christ).

At the end of the program all persons present were invited to partake of a healthy supper of, salad and water.


The next step for ‘I Want To Live Healthy’ is to launch it to the community.

We encourage all of our church members to participate in this program first and then take it to the community.

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Roceter Eleanor Miller

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Birth July 15, 1932- Death June 25, 2015

Funeral Arrangements: Location-Good News SDA Church; Date-July 19th, 2015; Time:10
Her Program PDF is available by
Clicking here

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Bethany Announcement

Bethany Adventist Church

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS




Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. We welcome you on behalf of the Pastor, Officers & members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our special guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.

Today is Communion Sabbath at Bethany. Please feel free to participate in this special and meaningful service.

Congratulations to the two persons who were baptized on 13 June. If you are interested in baptism, please contact the Pastor, Elders or Personal Ministries personnel.

You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year and be faithful to God. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering and watch God bless you more than you can receive.

Bethany’s prayer focus for June 28 – July 4 is for a spirit of commitment. Prayer requests: the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas; Sis Edgecombe who is in hospital, Little Peyton Evans, [Donte Dean, Alma Rigby, Hesley Rolle, PMH] and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to Bro Hesketh Dean on the passing of his aunt, and all those who have lost loved ones.

We would like to organize on Wednesday evenings to have a team out visiting and nurturing our members. Please submit your names if you are interested in this ministry.

The Women's Ministries thank all persons who contributed to the success of our Father's Day Extravaganza on June 13th, especially Family, Youth and Children's Ministries. God bless you continually.

You are invited to join us for Sabbath School PM at 6 this afternoon right here at the church. This is a new and exciting time of corporate sharing, study, topical and current issues.

There will be a cookout on tomorrow, June 28 to aid in the medical expenses of Brother Benji Darling. The church is asked to support this worthy project.

All directors are asked to discuss their department’s proposals with the Pastor.

Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We are happy to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.

Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.

We invite you to PLEASE plan to be with us each Wednesday night at 7:15. Allow the Holy Spirit to Rekindle the Passion and Fan the Flames so that we may Share His Joy! Why not bring someone with you to church.

Conference Volleyball season begins on 13 June.

June

27 COMMUNION

July 2-12 60th General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, San Antonio, Texas. [Every 5 years].

04 Day of Prayer and Fasting [Elder Howard Knowles]
04 Personal Ministries Emphasis

06 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day
10 2nd Quarter Reports due at Conference Office

10 Independence Day Holiday (Friday)

11 Communication Day Emphasis

13 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

18 Pastor Kenny Deveaux

25 Children’s Sabbath

27 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.

“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book.

SUN SETS TODAY AT 7:57 & next Sabbath at 8:00pm

Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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Convention 2015 Photos

Convention 2015 - Photos

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Women's Ministries Report - Johnson Park

Women's Ministries Report - Johnson Park Sister Sister Ministry

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Youth Of The Month

Youth of the month for June

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Francophone SDA

Stanesha Deligence...She is a role model for her peers at church, passionate about her singing ministry and looks well after her three younger siblings, she is a student of C.I. Gibson and looks forward to being a paedeatrician one day.



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Maranatha SDA

Markus Blackmore has shown brilliance in his efforts not only to do more, but give more of his time and effort to the work of the church and standing out from the crowd. He's honest and very dependable and enjoys lending a helping hand. Favorite text: Philippians 4:13 I can do ALL things (not some) through him that gives me strength.

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Fathers day program

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Jobs Available

SENT ON BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF CAREER & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
 Several Job Opportunities - Deadline June 10, 2015
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Behtany SAD Church


Bethany Adventist Church

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

13 JUNE 2015



Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. We welcome you on behalf of the Pastor, Officers & members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our special guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing. Special welcome to Speaker, Sis Patrice Gordon.

Happy Pre-Fathers Day to all the Fathers. We pay special attention to our fathers today because next week we will be in Convention.

Bethany will have a baptism today June 13 after service at the beach. If you are should be included, please contact the Pastor, Elders or Personal Ministries personnel. Spiritual guardians are asked to follow up on those that they have responsibility for.

You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year. You can do this by reading 3 chapters each day and 5 chapters on 1 day of the week, a total of 23 chapters each week.

You are encouraged to be faithful. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering and watch God bless you more than you can receive.

Bethany’s prayer focus for June 14 - 20: Pray for full belief in God's Promises. Prayer requests: Little Peyton Evans, and Bro Benjamin Darling. The funeral service for Pastor Roy A. Gordon is set for Sunday, June 21 at 11am at the Ambassador Church, Lauderdale Lakes.

We would like to organize on Wednesday evenings to have a team out visiting and nurturing our members. Please submit your names if you are interested in this ministry.

There will be a cookout on June 28 to aid in the medical expenses of Bro. Benjamin Darling. The church is asked to support this project.

Graduation time is here!

* Monday, June 15 - Early Learning Centre and Elementary Division Promotion Service at Evangelistic Temple on Collins Avenue at 10:30 am.

* Tuesday, June 16 - Commencement Service of the Secondary Division at Evangelistic Temple at 10:30 am.

SBC camp meeting will take place at the Hillview Church from Wednesday, June 17 - Sabbath, June 20, 2015.

All directors are asked to discuss their department’s proposals with the Pastor.

Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We are happy to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.

Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.

We invite you to PLEASE plan to be with us each Wednesday night at 7:15. Allow the Holy Spirit to Rekindle the Passion and Fan the Flames so that we may Share His Joy! Why not bring someone with you to church.

The Education Department congratulates those who graduated or will graduate in 2015. Please send us your info so that we may rejoice with you.

Conference Volleyball season begins on 13 June.

June

13 Fathers’ Day Emphasis / Sis. Patrice Gordon / Baptism

13 Ladies in charge of Divine service, AY and evening activities

14 Board meeting, 9-11 am

14 Elders & Spouses meet @ 7pm

15 BA Elementary & Kindergarten Graduation

16 BA Secondary Graduation

17-20 South Bahamas Conference Camp Meeting

17 Pastor Peter Kerr @ Camp Meeting

18 Youth in charge @ Camp Meeting

20 Pastor Calvin Watkins @ Camp Meeting

27 COMMUNION

July 2-12 60th General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, San Antonio, Texas. [Every 5 years].

04 Day of Prayer and Fasting [Elder Howard Knowles]

06 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day
10 2nd Quarter Reports due at Conference Office

10 Independence Day Holiday (Friday)

11 World Mission Budget/ Independence Sabbath

11 Communication Day Emphasis / Pastor Daniel Major

13 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

18 Pastor Kenny Deveaux

25 Children’s Sabbath

27 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.

“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

Please feel free to contact Pastor Clarke at 364-8793, 341-4021, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book.

SUN SETS TODAY AT 8 PM & next Sabbath at 8:02 pm

Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!


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Fire Damages SDA Church

Fire damages Seventh-day Adventist Church in Southeast Raleigh



BY ASHLEY HENDRICKS
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Billy Morris stood outside the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Southeast Raleigh on Wednesday, gazing at the fire damage and wondering about his church’s future.

Flames tore through the church at 2525 Sanderford Road early Wednesday morning. Investigators said they traced the blaze to soldering work on pipes.

A passing motorist who saw flames coming through the church roof reported the fire shortly before 3 a.m., said Raleigh Fire Capt. W. Preston Gaster.

The fire damaged about 75 percent of the 10,000-square-foot building, said Kendall Hocutt, assistant fire chief in Raleigh.

A multi-purpose building, including a kitchen area, behind the sanctuary was destroyed, Hocutt said. The sanctuary suffered smoke damage.

The Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church School next door was not damaged. The school serves about 25 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Morris, who has belonged to the church for 36 years, said the church building had been undergoing some repairs, including work to the pipes.

“It’s a tremendous loss,” Morris said.

The Gethsemane church, which has about 350 mostly African-American members, was built in 1981. The church sold its old property on Person Street in downtown Raleigh to build anew at the Sanderford Road site.

Next year, the congregation will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Morris said church members hope to repair the building. In the meantime, he said, the church might rent a space elsewhere to host worship services.

Two churches have already reached out about offering
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“It’s nothing like worshiping in your own church,” Morris said.

Two firefighters were hurt during the blaze. One firefighter suffered chest pains while working at the fire scene, and one was hurt in a fall, Gaster said.

Both were treated and released Wednesday, Hocutt said.

For now, Morris said he is optimistic.

“Our church has been resilient over the years,” he said. “We will bounce back from this. God is in control.”


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Bethany Adventist Church

Bethany Adventist Church
GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
06 JUNE 2015

 
Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. We welcome you on behalf of the Pastor, Officers & members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our special guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.
There are several groups visiting Bethany today. A special surprise family supporting their Matriarch and Bahamas Academy Class of 1980 celebrating 25 years since high school. You are especially welcomed. We trust that your families and group will be blessed in worship.
Bethany will have a baptism next week Sabbath, June 13. If you are interested, please contact the Pastor, Elders or Personal Ministries personnel.
You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year. You can do this by reading 3 chapters each day and 5 chapters on 1 day of the week, a total of 23 chapters each week.
You are encouraged to be faithful. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering and watch God bless you more than you can receive.
Bethany’s prayer focus for June 07-13 is for the healing of the sick. Prayer requests: Little Peyton Evans, and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones, including the families of Bros. Godwyn Blyden, Patrick Sturrup and Pastor Roy Gordon
We would like to organize on Wednesday evenings to have a team out visiting and nurturing our members. Please submit your names if you are interested in this ministry.
 
There will be a cookout on June 28 to aid in the medical expenses of Brother Benji Darling. The church is asked to support this project.
Graduation time is here!
*Friday, June 12 - Baccalaureate Service at the Good News Church at 7:00 p.m.
* Monday, June 15 - Early Learning Centre and Elementary Division Promotion Service at Evangelistic Temple on Collins Avenue at 10:30 am.
* Tuesday, June 16 - Commencement Service of the Secondary Division at Evangelistic Temple at 10:30 am.
SBC camp meeting will take place at the Hillview Church from Wednesday, June 17 - Sabbath, June 20, 2015.
All directors are asked to discuss their department’s proposals with the Pastor.
Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We are happy to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.
Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.
We invite you to PLEASE plan to be with us each Wednesday night at 7:15. Allow the Holy Spirit to Rekindle the Passion and Fan the Flames so that we may Share His Joy! Why not bring someone with you to church.
The Education Department congratulates those who graduated or will graduate in 2015. Please send us your info so that we may rejoice with you.
Is your child/young adult graduating this summer? Send a brief article (50 words) and an electronic photograph of your child/young adult to the Logos editor at jscavella@sbcadventist.com. The articles will be published in the Logos from June 13 - August 15
Conference Volleyball season begins on 13 June.
June
6 Bahamas Academy Class of 1980 visit Bethany
13 Women and Fathers’ Day Emphasis / Baptism
13 Ladies in charge of Divine service, AY and evening activities
14 Board meeting, 9-11 am
14 Elders & Spouses meeting @ 7pm
15 BA Elementary & Kindergarten Graduation
16 BA Secondary Graduation
17-20 South Bahamas Conference Camp Meeting
17 Pastor Peter Kerr @ Camp Meeting
18 Youth in charge @ Camp Meeting
20 Pastor Calvin Watkins @ Camp Meeting
27 COMMUNION
July 2-12 60th General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, San Antonio, Texas. [Every 5 years].
04 Day of Prayer and Fasting [Elder Howard Knowles] 04 Personal Ministries Emphasis
06 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day
10 2nd Quarter Reports due at Conference Office
10 Independence Day Holiday (Friday)
11 World Mission Budget
11 Communication Day Emphasis
13 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day
18 Pastor Kenny Deveaux
25 Children’s Sabbath
27 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day
We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.
“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32
Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book. 
SUN SETS TODAY AT 7:57 & next Sabbath at 8:00pm
Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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Real Harest and New Providence Church Hospital care

Real Harvest and New Providence Church Hospital Care
Package Ministry Distribution May 30, 2015

There are numerous accounts in the Bible that clearly emphasis the role of women in the church. As part of the body of Christ, we are commissioned to help spread the gospel of Jesus.


It is against this backdrop that last Sabbath, 30th May 2015, the women of Real Harvest and New Providence Seventh Day Adventist Churches, along with the Women’s Ministries Director of the South Bahamas Conference, Sis. Jacqueline Gibson , visited the Princess Margaret Hospital. Just as we were unified in our attire, we were on one accord in meeting some of the needs of over 66 patients by distributing care packages and sharing the Word of God.

An atmosphere of hope, comfort and joy was evident as patients expressed their gratitude for the physical gifts received and the blessed assurance of Jesus’ love.

Let us continue to be steadfast in working for the Master, in preparing hearts for His second coming.


Sis. Kerene Calvin
Women’s Ministries Leader


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Pastor Roy Gordon

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Death Announcement of Pastor Roy A. Gordon


We regret to announce the passing of Pastor Roy Agustus Gordon who died on June 2, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida, after a brief illness. He was 73 years old.

Pastor Gordon died leaving wife Marjorie Elaine Gordon, children Roy Gordon Jr., Winston Gordon and Cynthia Gordon-Wellington, five grandchildren, brother Renford Taylor, Sister Maureen and other relatives.

Roy Gordon was born on June 11, 1941 in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica and was ordained to the gospel ministry on November 21, 1978. He was educated at Portland High School between 1963 – 1966 and completed his study for the ministry at West Indies Collage between 1966 – 1970. Gordon did his internship in East Jamaica Conference between 1970 – 1973 and went on to become an outstanding preacher and evangelist who with the help of the Holy Spirit, won hundreds of souls for the kingdom of God.

He served well as district pastor and later became Youth Director in East Jamaica Conference before leaving to serve in the Bahamas Conference and then in the United States. Gordon later returned to Jamaica where he eventually retired. He subsequently returned to the United States of America where he lived with his family until his passing.

On behalf of President Eric Nathan, administrators, office and pastoral staff of East Jamaica Conference, we use this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the late Roy A Gordon. We invite the church to lift up the family in prayer during this period of loss.

Information relating to funeral arrangements will be sent at a later date.

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San Salvador Women's Ministries

Women’s Ministries weekend in San Salvador under the theme Women of God Arise and Shine for Such a Time as This.

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Upcoming Events

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May
3
Conference Wide Vegetarian Cooking Class
22 – 25 AHPA Weekend Retreat (Postponed)

June
13
Health/Youth Speech Contest
Family Island Health Weekend
25 Public Health Lecturer
21 – 28 Conference Wide Plant-based Diet Challenge

August
27
Public Health Lecturer

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Bethany SDA Church

Bethany Church
GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
23 MAY 2015


 From the desk of Pastor Eric D. Clarke


Welcome to the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place
thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. We welcome you on behalf of the Pastor, Officers & members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our family. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our special guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience with us is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.

You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year. You can do this by reading 3 chapters each day and 5 chapters on 1 day of the week, a total of 23 chapters each week. You are encouraged to be faithful in all things. Lasting things are those that are done for Christ. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering to God and watch Him open heaven’s windows to bless you.
 
Bethany’s prayer focus for May 24- 30: Pray for the need for full surrender
. Prayer requests: Sis Terri Antonio, Little Peyton Evans, and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones, including the family of Shawnalee Morris.

All directors are asked to discuss their department’s proposals with the Pastor.
Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We are happy to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.
Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.
We invite you to PLEASE plan to be with us each Wednesday night at 7:15. Allow the Holy Spirit to Rekindle the Passion and Fan the Flames so that we may Share His Joy! Why not bring someone with you to church. There is a joint service this coming Wednesday night [May 27] at Hillview.

It's finally here: The "Eat for Nutrition Vegetarian Cooking Class" - tomorrow at 4pm! If you haven't registered please do so today!

ALL ladies are asked to meet at 3:00 - 3:45pm tomorrow, Sunday for a very important meeting. Please be punctual!


The Education Department congratulates those who graduated or will graduate in 2015. Please send us your info so that we may rejoice with you.

SBC camp meeting will take place at the Hillview Church and in tents on its grounds from Wednesday, June 17 - Sabbath, June 20, 2015. The theme is Connected: We Press On. Pastor Calvin Watkins is guest speaker and workshops by Pastor and Mrs. W. S. Lee.
Dr. Trevor Gardner, president of Northern Caribbean University will be at the New Providence Church on Sabbath, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. You are invited
May
23 World Day of Prayer for Children
23 Dr. Trevor Gardiner, NCU @ New Providence Church @ 6pm.
24 Youth Prayer Outing. Funeral, Shawnalee Morris. Vegetarian Cooking Class. Concert with SBC MYC @ Evangelistic Temple
25 Whit Monday Holiday
27 Joint prayer meeting (ATCU symposium, field reports) at Hillview

June
6 Bahamas Academy Class of 1980 visit Bethany
13 WM Emphasis / Fathers’ Day Emphasis / Baptism
15 BA Elementary & Kindergarten Graduation
16 BA Secondary Graduation
17-20 South Bahamas Conference Camp Meeting
20 Pastor Calvin Watkins @ Camp Meeting
27 Vision One Million Baptismal Day / COMMUNION

July 2-12 60th General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, San Antonio, Texas. [Every 5 years].
04 Day of Prayer and Fasting [Elder Howard Knowles]

04 Personal Ministries Emphasis

06 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

10 2nd Quarter Reports due at Conference Office

10 Independence Day Holiday (Friday)
11 World Mission Budget

11 Communication Day Emphasis

13 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

18 Pastor Kenny Deveaux

25 Children’s Sabbath

27 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

August

1 Personal Ministries Day

3 August Monday Emancipation Day Holiday

7-9 Northern Caribbean University Graduation weekend

8 Youth Day
10 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

15 Women’s Ministries / Lay Evangelism Emphasis
17 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

22 Music Day
24 Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day

29 Super Sabbath / Adventist Education Day Emphasis
31 Fruits, Vegetables & Grains Day [Each Monday after the weekend]

We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.

“And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32
  
Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648,
ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsapp or Face book. 

SUN SETS TODAY MAY 23 AT 7:51
Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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Married Couple's Club Event

The Bethany Family Ministries presents, The Songs of Solomon Soiree - (a Married Couple's Club Event) on Saturday evening, 30 May at A Stone's Throw Away. Tropical Garden, of West Bay Street. All married couples are invited. Please see flyer below.

Married Couples May Event

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BETHANY WOMEN’S MINISTRIES’ HOSPITAL OUTREACH

BETHANY WOMEN’S MINISTRIES’ HOSPITAL OUTREACH

It was with great delight and excitement that the Women’s Ministries ladies of the Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered in the parking lot of the Princess Magaret Hospital for the purpose of ministry. Dressed in our lavender and purple Women’s Ministries t-shirts, we armed ourselves with the Holy Spirit through prayer. Joining us were the Women’s Ministries Directors of the South Bahamas Conference, Sis. Jacqueline Gibson, Sis. Denise Johnson, of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission and Sister Cheryl from the Living Faith Church.

We each took several care packages in hand ready to share love with those we came in contact with. Each package was labeled with our Church’s phone contact and stuffed with a few cosmetic items and a magazine. We divided ourselves into three groups and covered 6 wards, inclusive of the nurses, distributing over 70 care packages. Our ladies were so energetic as they greeted patients, their family members and friends. It was my delight to see ladies, otherwise shy, venture out and pray with patients on their own and spend more time with those, who, obviously had no visitors.
We believe that God blessed our efforts as we became His hands and feet in ministry. As we prepared to leave we shared experiences and opportunities to follow up with individual situations. Sister Jacqui also passionately shared her vision for a few other initiatives that we will engage in this year.
Indeed, we look forward to our next visit as we seek other ways that we can engage in specific ministry projects. We plan to collaborate with Men’s Ministry for alleviating some of the burdens in the community, one person at a time.
As we were the first in the schedule of churches, we joyfully encourage other ladies to participate when you can in the hospital ministry.
Thank God for His Holy Spirit’s power! Thank God for this opportunity to serve.
By Dillette Miller
WM Leader, Bethany

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Moss Town Seventh Day Adventist Church Women’s Ministry Community Outreach.



Moss Town Seventh Day Adventist Church Women’s Ministry Community Outreach.

The Women’s Ministry Department of the Moss Town Seventh Day Adventist Church in Exuma garnered the support of the Men’s and Children’s Ministries Department to take part in a Community Outreach project on Sabbath, May 2. The exuberant church members knocked on almost every door and received warm receptions from the residents. The multi-purpose community walk about was to remind residents that the Seventh Day Adventist Church in their community loves them and want to impact their lives. Additionally, residents were given a short questionnaire to ascertain their needs and see how best we could respond to those needs. Furthermore, residents were given copies of the book, Health and Hope.
Pertinent to our community visit was to invite persons to the Mother’s Day Service. In an act of unselfishness, the mothers of the church opted not to celebrate Mother’s Day in the traditional way where they are served and pampered. They instead decided to serve the people in the community. Members of the community responded in a positive way and joined us on Sabbath for a day of worship and fellowship. Dr Deval Rolle was the Speaker for the day and the guest soloist was Nurse Gina Ferguson. At the end of the service our visitors joined us in a fellowship meal.
The response from the community was encouraging and a resident has committed to worship with us every week. We are grateful to our Heavenly Father for guiding us in this venture. We will endeavour to do this again soon. Please pray for our church us as we continue to “grow together in Christian love.”


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Jeff Rodgers Basketball Camp





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La Senda De La Vida

Women's Ministry at La Senda De La Vida


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Adventsit Chruch Issues Statement On Dr. Ben Carson's Candidacy

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Two Sites with the Same Story
http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2015/05/04/adventist-church-issues-statement-ben-carsons-candidacy
http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story2602-adventist-church-in-north-america-issues-statement-on-ben-carsons-u.s.-presidential-bid


In the Adventist Review, and on social media, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists issued a statement regarding the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson, who announced Monday that he is running for President of the United States of America.
The statement follows in its entirety:
As the 2016 United States election cycle begins, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is aware of the increased interest in the presidential candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. 
Dr. Carson’s story is well known to most Adventists, and he is a well-respected physician.

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The Adventist Church has a longstanding position of not supporting or opposing any candidate for elected office. This position is based both on our historical position of separation of church and state and the applicable federal law relating to the church’s tax-exempt status.

While individual church members are free to support or oppose any candidate for office as they see fit, it is crucial that the church as an institution remain neutral on all candidates for office. Care should be taken that the pulpit and all church property remain a neutral space when it comes to elections. Church employees must also exercise extreme care not to express views in their denominational capacity about any candidate for office, including Dr. Carson.

We also want to remind our church members, pastors, and administrators of the church’s official position on the separation of church and state. The church has worked diligently to protect the religious rights of all people of faith, no matter what their denominational affiliation.

“We should therefore work to establish robust religious liberty for all and should not use our influence with political and civil leaders to either advance our faith or inhibit the faith of others. Adventists should take civic responsibilities seriously. We should participate in the voting process available to us when it is possible to do so in good conscience and should share the responsibility of building our communities. Adventists should not, however, become preoccupied with politics, or utilize the pulpit or our publications to advance political theories.” (From an official Seventh-day Adventist Church statement, adopted by the Council of Interchurch/Interfaith Relations of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in March 2002.)

As church leaders, you may be approached by your local or national media outlets to make comments on Dr. Carson’s candidacy, in particular as it relates to his membership in the church. Given the national implications of this issue, questions from the media are best handled at the level of the North American Division. Thus, please direct all reporters or inquiries regarding Dr. Carson or the 2016 presidential election to the division’scommunications director, Dan Weber, or associate director Julio Munoz. 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church values Dr. Carson as we do all members. However, it is important for the church to maintain its long-standing historical support for the separation of church and state by not endorsing or opposing any candidate.

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Breath Of Life Women's Ministry Prayer Breakfast…Photos

Breath Of Life Women's Ministry Prayer Breakfast…Photos
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Pink Impact Day Photos

Pink Impact Day A success …. photos

Women’s Health Forum, joint initiative of Women’s and Health Ministries Department of The South Bahamas Conference held May 2, 2015.


There was a time of silence, of whispers. There was a time we didn't talk about our health issues. Many suffered alone in silence, in shame, in pain, in fear. Not so much anymore because we've begun to talk, to have the conversation. Going public with a disease as scary as breast cancer began the conversation and that public awareness has expanded beyond breast cancer to other cancers and other illnesses. The color pink is perennially tied to breast cancer. That's the Pink Impact!



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Protocol Guidelines

James F. Daniel (2
Compiled by Dr. James Daniel, Field Secretary of the Inter-American Division

PDF version.
Protocol Guidelines for Church Leaders

PROTOCOL GUIDELINES FOR CHURCH LEADERS

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a mission to connect with people at all levels in society. To reach leaders of communities and nations, church leaders and members must follow certain universally acceptable behavior and principles of civility known as protocol.
The practice of protocol may vary in different places; titles of officials and manner of addressing them may also vary. It is therefore important to be aware of the protocol practices in your community. The following are general guidelines of protocol.

DEFINITIONS OF PROTOCOL

“The term protocol comes from a Greek word meaning ‘the first glue.’ It can be understood as the glue which holds together official life in society. Whether on the local, state, national or international level, proper protocol is vital in assuring that relations between the officials of organizations and governments are conducted with minimum friction and maximum efficiency”1

Protocol is “the system of rules and acceptable behavior used at official ceremonies and occasions”2

“Protocol is commonly described as a set of international courtesy rules. These well-established and time-honored rules have made it easier for nations and people to live and work together. . . . Protocol rules are based on the principles of civility.”3

PROTOCOL IN RANK/HIERARCHICAL STANDING

“Part of protocol has always been the acknowledgment of the hierarchical standing of all present”4

The Bible also recognizes rank or standing amongst persons. It teaches its adherents to respect state and community authorities, and organizational and institutional leaders. Romans 13:7; 1 Peter 2:17.

PROTOCOL AND NATIONAL / COMMUNITY OFFICIALS

From time to time the church (at different the levels) invites national and community officials to functions/occasions; or the officials of their own accord may attend. “At times it is acceptable for government officials or civic leaders to address a congregation.”5. How do we address those officials?

“The spirit of formality among diplomatic representatives usually means not addressing others by their first names. One should rely on courtesy titles until invited to do otherwise.”6


How to Address Officials
Note when “Your” and “His/Her” may be used in addressing certain officials.


                            National Anthem
                            Generally, the national Anthem is played on the arrival of (or at the presence of) the head of state. In many places the anthem is not played for the head of government (such as a Prime Minister) or other politicians. If the head of state and head of government are one and the same person then the anthem is played.

                            On the Arrival of the Head of State
                            On the arrival of the head of state the program commences. The President or Governor General of the nation must not be kept waiting before the program to begins.

                            Meeting National, Community, and Church Officials on Arrival
                            The highest ranking church officer/official present should meet and welcome national, community, or church officials/leaders on their arrival at a church service/event. A person with rank should sit with, or behind the official, depending on the protocol in the particular country. The head of state sits on the front/center row, with her/his official party only.

                            Start Programs/Services on Time
                            Visiting officials should not be kept waiting. When an invitation is accepted by an official, secure an emergency number for him/her just in case there is a delay in his/her arrival.


                            PLATFORM PROTOCOL

                            “Protocol promotes orderly procedure following the rules of etiquette. Personal friendships, likes, and dislikes must not be considered. The office is being honoured not the person.”8

                            Platform Seating
                            In seating persons on a platform, place the first/ranking officer or platform member at the right of the principal speaker; the second ranking platform member at the left of the principal speaker; the third ranking platform member at the second right; the fourth ranking platform member at the second left; the fifth ranking platform member at the third right, etc. This order should be observed at all times for seating, introductions, etc. However, common sense sometimes dictates slight deviations.9


                            FLAG PROTOCOL ON PLATFORM
                            For a speaker on stage, either standing or sitting, the National flag is usually placed to the speaker's right (also known as stage right or house left); while other flags are placed to the speaker's left.10

                            RELATING TO PREACHERS/KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
                            Speakers should be given advance written information:

                              Note: It is never courteous to keep a speaker waiting.11

                              INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER


                                THE PRACTICE OF PROTOCOL IN THE CHURCH

                                The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a highly structured organization with clearly outlined principles of conduct. The expression of those principles is contained in the Church Manual (2010 edition, p. 18).

                                Deference to be shown to Organizational Officers and Pastors
                                The Church Manual calls for deference to be shown to leaders of the Church organization and pastors (Church Manual 2010, p. 69).

                                Rank Expressed in Titles
                                The titles attributed to certain officers indicate rank and the way such officers should be recognized and addressed. At the constituent levels of the local Conference/Mission, Union, and General Conference the ranking officers are:


                                    Local Church. At the constituent level of the local congregation, title also expresses rank:

                                      Authority of the Rank of President. The President is the chief pastor/elder or overseer of all churches in the territory; and is leader of the work of the church in the territory (Church Manual 2010, p. 32).

                                      Authority of the Ranking Officers in a Conference/Mission/Field. The president, secretary and treasurer, or their designee, in a Union Conference or local conference, may attend any church business meeting within the conference/mission/field territory (Church Manual 2010, p. 124).


                                      CONCLUSION

                                      The final word on protocol has not been said. But protocol, the glue that holds official life in society together, is of vital importance to church life. It is vital for assuring that relations between leaders of the church and the general church body; and the relations between the church and national/community leaders are conducted with minimum friction and maximum efficiency. We follow protocol because “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace . . . in all the churches of the saints. [Therefore] let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:33, 40).

                                      References
                                      1. International Council of Voluntary Agencies/Centre for International Support
                                      http://www.icvacis.org/pdf/Training%20in%20Protocol%20&%20Social%20Etiquette.pdf 2. Cambridge Dictionary (n.d.). Retrieved from
                                      http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=63647&dict=CALD
                                      3. Dr. P.M. Forni on behalf of the
                                      International Association of Protocol Consultants and
                                      Officers
                                      . In Wikipedia, the free online Encyclopaedia.
                                      4. Dr. P.M. Forni on behalf of the International Association of Protocol Consultants and
                                      Officers
                                      . In Wikipedia, the free online Encyclopaedia).
                                      5. Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual. (2010, p. 116). Review and Herald Publishing
                                      Association, Hagerstown, Maryland.
                                      6. Protocol for the Modern Diplomat. (2013, July). Retrieved from
                                      http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/176174.pdf

                                      7. Ibid.
                                      8. Wisconsin Hospital Association (n.d.). retrieved from
                                      http://www.wha.org/partners/pdf/iProtocol.pdf
                                      9. Ibid.
                                      10. UCLA Flag Protocol for Special Events. Retrieved from
                                      http://www.specialevents.ucla.edu/documents/UCLA%20Flag%20Protocol%20for%20
                                      Special%20Events.pdf

                                      11. Wisconsin Hospital Association (n.d.). Retrieved from
                                      http://www.wha.org/partners/pdf/iProtocol.pdf)
                                      12. Ibid.
                                      _______________
                                      James F. Daniel (PhD)
                                      Field secretary &
                                      Associate Director of Stewardship Ministries
                                      Inter-American Division



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                                      Jobs Available

                                      POSITION AVAILABLE AT THE MARY INGRAHAM HOME FOR THE ELDERLY
                                      The Mary Ingraham Home for the Elderly is looking for a suitable person to fill the position of Administrator. MINIMUM REQUIREMENT includes all or one of the following:
                                      • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Allied areas such as Psychology, Nursing or Teaching.
                                      • Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology or Certificate in Caregiving.
                                      • A minimum of five (5) BGCSE/O’level’s including English Language along with professional development certificates.
                                      Submit a letter of application along with copies of academic qualification to THE CHAIRMAN, Mary Ingraham Home, P.O. Box N-356, Nassau, Bahamas or drop off application at the South Bahamas Conference Office no later than May 1, 2015.
                                      Mature and retired persons may also apply.
                                      The committee reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. -Chairman, Mary Ingraham Home for the Elderly


                                      3 Labour Positions Available
                                      3 Men between the ages of 20 and 35, hardworking and diligent to detail, high school is required, good regular work, no skill required but tile laying would be a plus. $250.00 weekly to start. Send email to silas_neil_mckinney@hotmail.com

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                                      Jamal Franklyn

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                                      Born in Barbados, Pastor Jamal Franklyn started preaching from the age of 7. He received his ministerial training at the Montemorelos University, where he served for 7 years in the youth department responsible for youth evangelism and missions. He also served as associate pastor, chaplain and lecturer during the past 3 years. His passion for missions led him to postgraduate studies in Missiology and inspired him to preach the gospel across 6 continents, resulting in more than 2000 baptisms for the Kingdom and to the Glory of God. Jamal is multilingual and accredits his gifts to God, his mother and the 2000 and Beyond Mission group. As a youth evangelist for 18 years, he believes in saving youth to love and serve God and mankind.

                                      EDUCATION:
                                      2016- Fuller´s Theological Seminary- M.A. Intercultural Studies
                                      2008 – 2011: Montemorelos University- B.A. in Theology
                                      2010- Institute of World Mission, Andrews University- Dip. in Mission Service
                                      2008-2009 Institute of Languages- Dip. in Spanish as a Second Language

                                      Mr. JAmal Franklyn
                                      La Fuente #309, Zambrano, Montemorelos, N.L. México 675300 | +1-52-826-262-6963 | jamalfranklyn@hotmail.com
                                      EDUCATION
                                      Fuller Theological Seminary
                                      M.A. Intercultural Studies 2017 (expected)

                                      Montemorelos University
                                      B.A. in Theology 2012

                                      Institute of World Mission, Andrews University
                                      Dip. in Mission Service 2010


                                      Montemorelos Language Institute
                                      Dip. in Spanish as a Second Language 2008

                                      Combermere Secondary School
                                      7 Caribbean Examination Courses 2006-2007

                                      AWARDS
                                      Service Award, Montemorelos University 2009 – 2010
                                      Director Award,
                                      Montemorelos University 2010 – 2011
                                      Leadership Award, Montemorelos University 2011 – 2012
                                      TEACHING EXPERIENCE
                                      Montemorelos University
                                      Lecturer “Character Development”, ¨Principles of Leadership¨ and ¨Christianity in Acts¨ 2014
                                      Developed syllabus and administered all grades.
                                      Lecturer “Life and Teachings of Christ” “Introduction to the Bible 1 and 2” and “Historical Development¨ 2013
                                      Developed syllabus and administered all grades. Elaborated a guideline for english speaking students to read, interpret and use the Bible in Spanish.
                                      Ministerial experience
                                      Faculty Chaplain, Associate Pastor for English Sabbath School, Youth Ministry Office Director Execute all pastoral duties as assigned by the Senior and Youth Pastors of the University Church and Vice President for Student Life. 2014-Present

                                      Assistant Chaplain and Youth Ministry Office Director 2013-2014 Developed a pastoral visitation and counseling plan for students. Executed all pastoral duties as assigned by the chaplain.

                                      Assistant Youth Pastor and Youth Ministry Office Director 2012 – 2013 Assisted the Youth Pastor in planning the weekly youth service, week of prayers, pastoral visitation to residence halls and supervised all the spiritual activities related to youth.




                                      RELATED EXPERIENCE
                                      Student Life Department Youth Mission Projects Coordinator 2011 –Present Coordinate mission projects across Mexico and abroad.
                                      Youth Ministry Office
                                      Campus Ministry Student President 2011 – 2012
                                      Youth Evangelists Club Student President 2009 – 2011
                                      Institute of Youth Ministry Editor 2012 – 2013 Edited an instructional manual for youth leaders
                                      Institute of Youth Ministry
                                      Writer 2012 – 2013
                                      Wrote a guide for planning local and regional mission projects
                                      ASI Mission 2000 & Beyond
                                      Evangelism Coordinator 2003 – 2013
                                      Coordinated the outreach and evangelistic projects

                                      PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
                                      “Conservando la imagen de Dios”
                                      Presentation presented to youth conferences in Mexico and Colombia 2014
                                      “Gender Issues in the home, church and society and the ecclesiology and mission of the Church”
                                      Paper presented for seminar on evangelism in global contexts in California 2013

                                      LANGUAGES
                                      English-native language
                                      Spanish- speak fluently and write with high proficiency
                                      French and Portuguese- read write and speak with conversational competence
                                      MEMBERSHIPS
                                      Global Business in Missions
                                      Society of Adventist Communicators
                                      Adventist Chaplains
                                      Youth and Young Adults SDA Pastors

                                      HOBBIES
                                      Reading, learning new languages, singing, travelling, playing the keyboard, jogging, blogging and eating.


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                                      Health Day 2015

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                                      ATCU Participates in Health Initiative Training

                                      ATCU Participates in Health Initiative Training
                                      Apr 17, 2015 09:10 AM Filed in: Health | Health Ministries

                                      ATCU Participates in Health Initiative Training
                                      By Communication Department, ATCU

                                      “What does the story of Jesus casting out the money changers from the temple have to do with us living healthy lives?” asked Mrs. Sherline Henriques, health ministries director of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU), as she addressed participants from the South Bahamas Conference (SBC) attending the “Train the Trainer” seminar on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau, The Bahamas in preparation for the launch of ATCU’s “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative.

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                                      “Jesus wanted the temple to be a house of prayer, and in this same manner, He wants our bodies to be cleaned out so that it can truly be His temple and be used by Him,” explained Mrs. Henriques.

                                      For 2015, ATCU has adopted the health initiative dubbed “I Want to Live Healthy” that will challenge church members to live healthy and encourage them to go out into the community to inspire others to do so as well.

                                      The major difference between this health initiative and other such programs is that instead of church members inviting people to come to a health program conducted at their churches, they will be going to homes and communities to challenge individuals and families to follow basic health principles. 

                                      Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, health ministries director of SBC and organizer of the event, explained that the health principles will be introduced incrementally, and those who will be introducing them as well as those receiving the information will work to adopt them as a part of their lifestyle. Therefore, if during the first week someone is challenged to drink eight glasses of water daily for 7 days, then at the commencement of the second week, the person would be challenged to add eating more vegetables to the newly acquired habit of drinking eight glasses of water every day.

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                                      Pastor Peter Kerr, executive secretary of ATCU, represented the union’s administration at the seminar and indicated that the program had the full support of the union president, Pastor Leonard Johnson as well as the other administrators. He further expressed excitement at seeing so many health professionals and laypersons from SBC enthused about sharing the health message. “This conference is rich in talent and resources in the field of Health Ministries,” said Pastor Kerr who recognized a number of nurses, medical doctors, and professional nutritionists participating in the training.

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                                      Mrs. Belkis Archbold, health ministries director of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, made a presentation on the impact that the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative has had in countries around the world, particularly Mexico. “As a result of the program, schools have removed soda machines from their campuses and the Ministry of Health in Mexico has asked for the program to be introduced in the public schools around the country,” expressed Mrs. Archbold.

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                                      Participants were trained on how to introduce the health principles and were implored to first be an example by practicing the health principles that they will be presenting to the people in the community. As a part of the training, Mrs. Archbold taught participants how to promote what she referred to as the four Pillars of Health and Reformation: Pleading in Prayer, Prevention of Illnesses, Practice the Health Principles Learnt, and Proclaim that the Healer and Master Physician is Jesus.

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                                      At the end of the Train the Trainer Seminar, over thirty-five persons received certificates and expressed enthusiasm for carrying forward the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative throughout SBC.

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                                      Seminar Participants Receive School Accreditation Certification

                                      Seminar Participants Get School Accreditation Certification
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                                      Bethany SDA Seminar

                                      Bethany
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                                      Youth Of The Month April

                                      Youth of the month forApril: GRANTS TOWN
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                                      Mykel Mackey is a 17 year old who will be celebrating her 18th brthday on the 29th of April. Mykel is a member of Grants Town and she attends Bahamas Academy, where she is a 12th grade student, as well as the Deputy Head Girl and Senior Class Asst. chaplain. She is also the President of the Grants Town Youth Connection. Ms. Mackey enjoy's reading , being around youth and witnessing for the Lord.





                                      Youth of the month for April: Centreville
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                                      Vashti Hanna Johnson was born the 16th of June 1989 in  Nassau Bahamas, and was raised on the Family Island of Matthew Town Inagua. She is married to Jeremy Johnson and is a Mother of One Son Jayden Johnson. Vashti attended and graduated from Inagua All-Age School as Deputy Head Prefect displaying true leadership; she was also recognized for outstanding Achievements in the areas of Creative Arts & Music from the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Housing and was rewarded also by the E. Clement Bethel Arts Drama as the National winner.
                                      Today Vashti serves as a member on the Centreville Seventh Day Adventist AYS Team and she recognizes that it's neither by her might nor by her power but by God's Holy Spirit she is able to stand alive and to serve in whatever area He has been called her too. Her number one passion is to see the Youths of the Church realize that they too play a vital role in the closing scenes of this Earth's History. Future goals are to become skilled in trade work, whereas she can show the practicality of the Gospel & make it more applicable to both young and Elderly so that all can be prepared for last day events.





                                      Youth of the month April: Hillview
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                                      Ryan R. R. Hanna is the "baby" of Sis. Jennifer Rolle.
                                      He graduated with honors from Cherub Academy in June 2013.
                                      He is and continues to be a leader among his peers where he is greatly respected.
                                      Ryan is a proud member of the Pathfinder Band where he holds the position of lead drummer.
                                      He is also a member of the ALL male group choral - Sons of Our Father, the Hillview SDA Church Youth Choir and is also active in the Hillview Youth Department. He has received numerous awards including completing and competing in the Marathon Bahamas relay representing the Hillview SDA Church.
                                      He enjoys of course playing drums and singing and also passing on his drum knowledge to his nephews - Jabari & Luciano.
                                      He aspires to add the trumpet to his musical collection which he will pursue in August of this year whilst attending the AppleHill Musical School.
                                      He wants to further his musical career by enrolling in the next Royal Bahamas Police Force Band Squad.
                                      He asks that you continue to pray for him and his family that we will all see the Savior soon.





                                      Youth of the month for April: Maranatha
                                      Henswhyte Williams
                                      Henswhyte Williams - is a student at Doris Johnson. He has really excelled recently in his involvement with all church activities. A young man with a purpose, driven to do the work of The Lord without looking for anything in return. Driven, focused and helpful are just a small group of words to describe this Child of God.





                                      Youth of Month for April: Real Harvest
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                                      Name: Jeffette Ingraham
                                      Church: Real Harvest SDA
                                      Church Office: Asst. Adventist Youth Leader
                                      Jeffette is an enthusiastic, young lady who is dedicated our youth and God's work.
                                      Activities: Actively involved in RH Youth Choir & Praise Team, Recently joined the SBC Mass Youth Choir. South Federation Social & Sports Leader.





                                      Youth of the month for April: Philadelphia
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                                      Name:Teneil Gibbs
                                      Age: 24years
                                      Occupation: Registered Nurse in The Department of Public Health
                                      Hobbies: Cooking and Reading
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                                      Bethany Church Announcements

                                      Bethany Church

                                      GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                      25 APRIL 2015
                                       

                                       From the desk of Pastor Eric D. Clarke

                                       
                                      Welcome to the Search For Truth Bible Seminar at the Bethany Church where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. We welcome you on behalf of the Evangelist and Team members. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our family today. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our special guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience with us is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.
                                       
                                      Today begins the Search For Truth Bible Seminar here at Bethany. The meetings will be held from 7 – 8:45 on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and regularly on Sabbaths.

                                       
                                      You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year. You can do this by reading 3 chapters each day and 5 chapters on 1 day of the week, a total of 23 chapters each week.

                                       
                                      We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.
                                         
                                      You are encouraged to be faithful in all things. Lasting things are those that are done for Christ. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering to God and watch Him open heaven’s windows to bless you.
                                       
                                      Bethany’s prayer focus for Apr. 26 – May 02: Pray for the need for on-going Confession. Prayer requests: Sis Terri Antonio, Little Bria Evans, Sis Rhoda Dames, Bro. Stanley Fernander, and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to Sis Eula Hamilton and family on the passing of Sis Cutel Symmonnett. Sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones.
                                       
                                      The Youth will host ‘AY’ today at 6:00 p.m. The church is invited to share with them as they train for time and for eternity.
                                      A Family Life Grand Social will be held after ‘AY’ today here at the church. All are invited to come and enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, games and relaxation.
                                      All directors are asked to discuss their department’s proposals with the Pastor.
                                      Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We are happy to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.
                                      Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.
                                      The Search for Truth Bible Seminar continues on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evenings this week at 7. We invite you to PLEASE plan to be with us each night and allow the Holy Spirit to Rekindle the Passion and Fan the Flames so that we may Share His Joy! Bring someone to the meetings each evening.
                                       
                                      The Pink Impact is a spiritual enrichment and health education forum focusing on health issues especially breast cancer at Living Faith on May 2 at 5:00 p.m. It will change the way you look at your health. WEAR SOMETHING PINK!
                                       
                                      The Mary Ingraham Home for the Elderly is looking for someone to serve as Administrator. The Grand Bahama Academy is looking for a Principal.
                                       

                                      April 
                                       
                                      25 One week in the Word Crusade begins Sabbath to Sabbath [5 services]
                                       
                                      May
                                      02 End of One-Week Intensive Evangelism / Baptism
                                      09 Mothers’ Day – Men & Non-mothers in charge
                                      09 Oakwood University Graduation weekend
                                      16 Pastor Peter Kerr
                                      23 World Day of Prayer for Children
                                      25 Whit Monday Holiday
                                      27 Joint prayer meeting (ATCU symposium, field reports)
                                       
                                      June
                                      6 Bahamas Academy Class of 1980 visit Bethany
                                      6 GHS Class of 76 Visit / Pastor’s 30 wedding anniversary
                                      13 WM Emphasis / Baptism
                                      15 BA Elementary & Kindergarten Graduation
                                      16 BA Secondary Graduation

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                                      Health Impact Day At Windsor Park

                                      CELEBRATE HEALTH IMPACT DAY AT WINDSOR PARK


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                                      The Health Ministries Department will be on Windsor Park this afternoon (April 18, 2015) from 4:00 - 7:30 pm. This is a joint effort of all churches in our conference. Bring the entire family and let us make a health impact on the community!
                                      There will free screenings, counseling, clothing, shoes, breadbasket giveaways, prayer, and live demos. All church members are invited and encouraged to bring along someone you know would benefit from this outreach.
                                      -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director

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                                      Good News Cultural Day

                                      GOOD NEWS CULTURE DAY
                                      The Good News Church will be holding a Cultural awareness day this Sabbath during Divine Hour.
                                      The speaker for the occasion is Pastor Craig Williams. In the evening @ 8:00 April 18
                                      th, 2015 there will be a cultural display from various countries. Refreshments will be on sale.
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                                      Logos Bible Seminar

                                      LOGOS BIBLE SEMINAR
                                      There will be a Logos Bible Seminar on Sunday April 26, from 9:00 – 12:00 in the Board Room of the Conference Office. The software needs to be pre-loaded before the seminar.
                                       
                                      SPIRIT OF PROPHECY WORKSHOP
                                      There will be a Spirit of Prophecy workshop at the office of the South Bahamas Conference Board Room from 12;30 – 2:30 P.M. on Sun
                                      day
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                                      Bethany Announcements

                                      Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church
                                      GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                      18 APRIL 2015

                                       From the desk of Pastor Eric D. Clarke


                                      Welcome to Bethany where resurrection takes place
                                      thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. As you submit to Him, may your soul be blessed beyond measure. We welcome you on behalf of our Pastor, officers and members who take this opportunity to wish you a happy Sabbath and an enjoyable weekend. Please feel at home in the presence of God and our family today. You are among friends who are delighted to worship with you. We appreciate you as our special guest of honor. We treasure your presence and endeavor to do all in our power to ensure that your worship experience with us is enjoyable, profitable and positively life changing.
                                       
                                      Bethany will conduct 5 nights of evangelistic meetings beginning next week, April 25-May 2. All are asked to support this venture with their presence and support. We must bring our families and friends for this significant week, Sabbath, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Sabbath. There will be special health promotions nightly. Let us double our efforts in telling others about the love of Jesus. Let us Rekindle the Passion, Fan the Flames and Share the Joy!

                                      Today is Elders Sabbath in a Round Robin way. Each Elder will have 7 minutes to present on the theme, “If I Had One Sermon To Preach.” Next week we will give out our health book of the year. Last year we gave out a book called “Beyond Imaginattion.” A free electronic version is also available at www.daretobelieve.com.

                                      Next Sabbath begins the Search For Truth Bible Seminar here at Bethany. The meetings will be held from 7 – 8:45 on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and regularly on Sabbaths.

                                      This coming Wednesday, April 22, our church will have a Rally for the upcoming Campaign & Revival from 7:15 to 9:15. During this time several 15-minute presentations will be conducted. It is always an exciting training service and your time will be well spent.

                                      You are encouraged to read the Bible thru this year. You can do this by reading 3 chapters each day and 5 chapters on 1 day of the week, a total of 23 chapters each week.


                                      We are too few in number, our enemies are too many, our cause too great for us to weaken each other at this time. Sir Winston Churchill.
                                        
                                      Adventists believe that Christian life includes both spiritual and physical health, thus you will find Adventists involved in promoting health and wholeness. As a growing church, Adventists are involved in providing betterment for all human beings and reach out to provide practical help to those affected by disaster or requiring assistance. Adventists are also promoters of human freedom and responsibility, especially emphasizing freedom of religion for all peoples.
                                       
                                      There will be a joint Community Health Expo this afternoon at Windsor Park from 4:00 to 7:30. There will be free screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and clothing & shoes and breadbasket items give away. Counseling will also be available. Dr. Stephanie Hutcheson, Sis Dillette Brown and Sis Rose Cooper

                                      You are encouraged to be faithful in all things. Lasting things are those that are done for Christ. Return a faithful tithe and freewill offering to God and watch Him open heaven’s windows to bless you.

                                      Bethany’s prayer focus for Apr.19 - 25: Pray for the need for Reformation. Prayer requests: Sis Cutel Symmonnette, Sis Terri Antonio, Sis Rhoda Dames, Bro. Stanley Fernander, and Bro Benjamin Darling. Sympathies to those who have lost loved ones.

                                      Sabbath School quarterlies can be downloaded from the Internet.

                                      All directors are asked to discuss their department’s proposals with the Pastor.
                                      Any person wanting to assist and share their talents with the church is asked to contact the Pastor or Elders. We are happy to provide opportunity for you to share your talents with God’s people.
                                      Bethany is delighted to worship with you and your coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, classmates, for whatever special occasion God blesses you with. Please let us know so that we can rejoice with you.
                                      On March 25, the World Church began
                                      100 days of prayer for the upcoming 60th. General Conference Session. Please join us.

                                      April 

                                      18 Elders Round-Robin Sabbath: “If I Had One Sermon To Preach”
                                      22 Extended Prayer meeting from 7:15-9:15
                                      25 One-week Crusade begins Sabbath to Sabbath [5 nights]

                                      May
                                      02 End of One-Week Intensive Health Evangelism / Baptism
                                      09 Mothers’ Day – Men & Non-mothers in charge
                                      09 Oakwood University Graduation weekend
                                      16 Pastor Peter Kerr
                                      23 World Day of Prayer for Children
                                      25 Whit Monday Holiday
                                      27 Joint prayer meeting (ATCU symposium, field reports)

                                      June
                                      6 Bahamas Academy Class of 1980 visit Bethany
                                      6 GHS Class of 76 Visit / Pastor’s 30 wedding anniversary
                                      13 WM Emphasis / Baptism
                                      15 BA Elementary & Kindergarten Graduation
                                      16 BA Secondary Graduation
                                      17-20 South Bahamas Conference Camp Meeting
                                      20 Fathers’ Day [Women & Non Fathers in charge]
                                      27 Vision One Million Baptismal Day

                                      July 2-12 60th. General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, San Antonio, Texas. [Every 5 years].


                                      “And now brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

                                        

                                      Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsap or Facebook. 

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                                      Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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                                      Janaury 30th, Women’s Ministries Consecration service At Living Faith

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                                      Cockburn Town Women's Ministries

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                                      Grant's Town Women's Ministries Prayer Breakfast

                                      Grant's Town Women's Ministries Prayer Breakfast
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                                      Centreville In Crusade Mode

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                                      More Photos From Praise Reunion



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                                      Bethany 18th Anniversary

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                                      Georgia Cumberland Academy Visits SBC Head Office

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                                      Health Impact Day

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                                      Praise Reunion Photos

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                                      ATCU CAMPOREE PHOTOS

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                                      Ministerio de Mujeres

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                                      Share In The Poetry Fest

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                                      Women's Health Reform

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                                      Bethany Calendar of events

                                      Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church
                                      Calendar of Events 2015
                                      March to July
                                       
                                      March
                                      20 First day of Spring
                                      21 Global Youth Day – Youth Pastor Alvarico Moss
                                      21 Women’s Ministry Prayer service @ 5 pm
                                      22 BA PTA Fun walk & Souse out 7 am from Blue Hill Plaza to School
                                      22 Benefit Concert for Stephen Brown @ BFM @ 7pm
                                      28 Community Guest Day, potluck lunch for everyone
                                      28 Blood Bank will be at Bethany parking lot. Please give blood. 1-3 pm
                                       
                                      April 
                                      2-10 Bahamas Academy closed for Spring Break [Easter]
                                      3 Good Friday Holiday
                                      4 Easter Baptism Sabbath [Personal Ministries Emphasis Day]
                                      5 Easter Sunday
                                      5 Praise Reunion Concert at Evangelistic Assembly
                                      5-12 Union Pathfinder Camporee, Group visit from Cayman
                                      6  Easter Monday Holiday. “Let’s Move, Fun Run Walk”
                                      10 First Quarter Reports due at Conference
                                      11 Bethany Church 18 Anniversary
                                      18 Elders Day
                                      25 Health Evangelism Intensive (1 week). Health Book of the Year Distribution
                                      25 Christian Education Emphasis
                                       
                                      May
                                      2 End of One-Week Intensive Health Evangelism / Baptism
                                      2 Personal & Children Ministries Emphasis Day / Day of SDA books, IADPA
                                      9 Mothers’ Day – Men & Non-mothers in charge
                                      16 Pastor Peter Kerr
                                      17 Men celebrate with Mothers
                                      23 World Day of Prayer for Children
                                      23 Schools of Prayer Emphasis in IAD Territory
                                      23 Conference meet with all planning to attend General Conference [pm]
                                      25 Whit Monday Holiday
                                      27 Joint prayer meeting (ATCU symposium, field reports)
                                       
                                      June
                                      05 Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Holiday
                                      06  Bahamas Academy Class of 1980 visits
                                      09 Pastor & Sis 30th. Wedding Anniversary
                                      12 Bahamas Academy Baccalaureate Service
                                      13 WM Emphasis / Baptism
                                      15 BA Elementary & Kindergarten Graduation
                                      16 BA Secondary Graduation
                                      17-20 South Bahamas Conference Camp Meeting
                                      20 Fathers’ Day – Mothers & Non fathers in charge
                                      20 Conference Joint in the PM Camp Meeting
                                      27 Vision One Million Baptismal Day / BA Elementary Emphasis
                                       
                                      July
                                      2-12 60th. General Conference Session, San Antonio Texas
                                       
                                      4  Day of Prayer and Fasting [Elder Howard Knowles]
                                      4  Personal Ministries Emphasis
                                      10 2nd Quarter Reports due at Conference Office
                                       
                                      10 Independence Day Holiday
                                      11 World Mission Budget
                                      11 Communication Day Emphasis [Elder Harvey Braithwaite]
                                       
                                      18 Pastor Kenny Deveaux
                                       
                                      25 Children’s Sabbath
                                      Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Day
                                       
                                       
                                      August
                                       
                                      1 Personal Ministries Day
                                       
                                      3 August Monday Emancipation Day Holiday
                                       
                                      8 Youth Day
                                      15 Women’s Ministries Emphasis
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                                      Fruits, Vegetables & Grains Day [Each Monday after the weekend]
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                                      Praise Reunion 2015

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                                      Youth Of The Month - March 2015

                                      Youth Of The Month - March 2015


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                                      Youth of the month for March: Adelaide
                                      Roneka Callender she is a song bird, who works and blesses everyone she
                                      comes in contact with, through this ministry. She is also an active youth
                                      that participates in community out reach out programs and she attends
                                      Bahamas Baptist college and is currently studying to be a nurse.

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                                      Youth of the month for March: Philadelphia SDA
                                      Corey Thompson is recently married to Simone Thompson. He grew up in the
                                      beautiful island of Eleuthera until he completed high school and came to
                                      Nassau to pursue a college degree. Now finished with three (3) degrees,
                                      he's a HR Manager at Public Hospitals Authority and also owner of a small
                                      own business. He's a friendly person who loves The Lord.

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                                      Youth of the month for March: Maranatha SDA
                                      Misty Rolle
                                      Currently pursuing CPA designation, BSc in Business admin. With emphasis in
                                      accounting
                                      1999 graduate of SAC and 2004 graduate of NCU
                                      Assistant treasurer, social committee, assistant church clerk

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                                      Youth of the month for March: Good News
                                      Aliyah Mackey rightfully deserves to be Good News SDA youth of the month.
                                      With her willingness to take an active part in the AY department, Aaliyah
                                      has proved that and more. Aaliyah recently received numerous awards at the
                                      Good News Pathfinder's Award Ceremony, earning the Director's Pathfinder of
                                      the Year award. An 11th grade student at C.V. Bethel Senior High, Aaliyah
                                      makes every effort to be involved in every aspect of the work of the youth.

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                                      Youth of the month for March: Hillview
                                      Shante LaCroix is an energetic youth for the Lord . She recently completed
                                      a six months Medical Missionary training at the Uchee Pines Health
                                      Institute. Now she has a made up her mind in what she feels God has called
                                      her to be - a Medical Missionary Doctor. She is a trained Lifestyle
                                      Educator, and a 2014 graduate of Bahamas Academy. Currently, she is
                                      pursuing a Biochemistry major at The College of The Bahamas. There is not a


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                                      Youth of the month March: New Providence
                                      Sherrica Stewart, a person with a very willing heart that shines through in
                                      everything that she does. She is an active youth of the New Providence
                                      Church where she is involved in the Youth Choir. She is one always wearing
                                      a smile and displaying an attitude of love.

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                                      Youth of the month for March: Breath Of Life
                                      Bro. Ashley Edwards is a FBI. His mission is to serve the King.
                                      Bro. Ashley currently serves as deacon and head of the communication
                                      department at Breath of Life. He is very active in the youth department. He
                                      loves to sing and is a member of BOL Youth Choir.
                                      Bro. Ashley is a disciple of Jesus Christ. His goal is Heaven, his road is
                                      narrow, his Guide reliable, and his mission clear. He cannot be bought,
                                      compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed.He
                                      won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up until he has preached up, prayed
                                      up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. Bro. Ashley
                                      is a FBI…………a Firm Believer in Christ!



                                      Youth of the month for March: Johnson Park
                                      Deion Nicols. She is a adventurers deputy director and also teaches
                                      children Sabbath school.


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                                      Youth of the month for March: Message of Hope

                                      Leonardo Ferguson

                                      Assistant Adventist Youth Society Leader

                                      Age:25

                                      College Student Sojourner-Douglass College

                                      A founding member of The Messengers Quartet now Quintet

                                      Youth Choir Leader

                                      An ordained Deacon and former Pathfinder Director



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                                      Women's Ministries - Calendar

                                      2015 Calendar of Events – SBC Women’s Ministries Department


                                      • Women’s Ministries Consecration Service - January 30th, 2015
                                      • Women’s Day of Prayer  - March 7th, 2015
                                      • Women’s Health Forum - May 2nd, 2015
                                      • Women’s Ministries GEMS Launch (Youth) TBA, Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day - June 13th, 2015
                                      • End It Now (Abuse Prevention Emphasis) - August 22nd, 2015
                                      • Women’s Ministries One Day Conclave - October 24th, 2015
                                      • Women’s Ministries Praise Fest - December 11th, 2015

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                                      Women's Ministries - Reporting Lines

                                      Reporting Lines

                                      1. General Conference Women’s Ministries Director – Sis. Heather-Dawn Small
                                      2. Inter- American Division Women’s Ministries Director – Sis. Cecilla Moreno de Iglesias
                                      3. Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission Women’s Ministries Director – Sis. Denise Johnson
                                      4. South Bahamas Conference of SDA Women’s Ministries Director – Sis. Jacqueline Gibson
                                      5. Local Women’s Ministries Leader – Elected Yearly

                                      Role and Function of Local Church Women's Ministries Leader

                                      The leader is appointed by the local church nominating committee. The Women's Ministries leader is a member of the church board.
                                      GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
                                      • The leader will assist the church in meeting the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs of women in their various stages of life and cultural diversity.
                                      • The leader is to create an environment that encourages productivity, rewards effort and initiative, and provides a spiritual climate in which each woman can experience growth.
                                      • The leader assesses the needs of the women in the church through surveys and interviews. She acts as chairperson for a Women's Ministries committee to develop programs and activities to meet the needs identified through the surveys.
                                      • The leader is an active member of the local church board disseminating information on women's activities and harmonizing these activities with the larger church program. She works closely with the pastor and the local conference Women's Ministries director.
                                      • The church board or nominating committee selects the Women's Ministries leader in the local church. Qualifications include a sensitive, caring nature, a clear spiritual understanding of God's design for women, and a burden for women's broad needs and concerns.
                                      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
                                      The major duties and responsibilities of the Women's Ministries leader includes the following:
                                      1. Establish a Committee. The leader will work with the church board to establish a committee. The committee should be composed of women interested in the broad spectrum of women's needs and concerns. The purpose of the committee is to brainstorm, develop strategies, and assist in planning programs and activities that relate to women's specific and varied needs.
                                      2. Needs Assessment. The leader will work closely with her committee to survey the needs of the women in the local church and community. Survey questionnaires can be used to obtain this information.
                                      3. Program Development. The leader will work with her committee and the pastor to develop and implement Women's Ministries programs or seminars, and network with existing support groups active in the church. She and her committee may decide to sponsor such programs as support groups for abused women, support for elderly members, single parents, health care, hygiene, time management, grief recovery, spiritual care (discipleship), witnessing, personal devotions, self-improvement, and support for women married to non-believers, etc. Other activities may include prayer breakfasts, literacy programs, day care, and programs for the elderly.
                                      4. Chairperson of the Women's Ministries Committee. It is the responsibility of the local church Women's Ministries leader to chair the Women's Ministries committee. She will encourage ideas and plans that maximize women's contribution to the mission of the church. The chair will put together an agenda, moderate discussion, and facilitate group cohesion through personal sharing, prayer, and fellowship.
                                      5. Advocate of Women's Concerns, Needs, and Contributions. It is the leader's responsibility to keep the church membership informed of Women's Ministries and its contributions to church life. This responsibility includes allotting time during personal ministries, announcement period, or Sabbath school to share with the congregation at large. This responsibility includes being a liaison between the women of the church and the church board members, assisting the board members to keep in view the needs of the women in the church and recognizing the Women's Ministries as a significant and vital part of church growth and church dynamics.

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                                      Women's Ministries Presents

                                      History of Womens Min.
                                      Calendar of events 2015



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                                      Mission Statement

                                      GC Women's Sessions 2015

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                                      Global Youth Day in Nassau, Bahamas. (ATCU)

                                      Global Youth Day in Nassau, Bahamas. (ATCU) - Watch The Video

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                                      Treasurer of The South Bahamas Conference encourages youths to be a part of the movement and as their theme says, “not to compete but to complete”.


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                                      Youths representing various churches within the South Bahamas Conference at the celebration of Global Youth Day in front of the Government Complex in Rawson Square in Nassau Bahamas.

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                                      Cruise visitors stopped by at South Bahamas Conference’s Global Youth Day celebration in downtown Nassau and expressed appreciation for “such a beautiful program”.


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                                      Church members even bring their dogs out to be a part of Global Youth Day.


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                                      From the desk of Pastor Eric D. Clarke

                                      Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church
                                      Greetings and Announcements
                                      14 March 2015

                                       

                                      From the desk of Pastor Eric D. Clarke
                                       

                                      A very cordial welcome is extended to all in worship of our great God. As we submit to Him, may our souls be blessed beyond measure. Welcome to Bethany where resurrection takes place thru anointed preaching & Holy Ghost singing. We offer you the red carpet treatment in worship of our awesome God.
                                       
                                      Congratulations to Sisters Dnevia Seymour and Jacqueline Collie on their baptism last Sabbath, 7 March. Today we extend the right hand of fellowship to them and present them with their Baptismal Certificates.
                                      Today is Communion Sabbath with a Difference. We get to wash each other’s feet, once per quarter. All are invited to be involved. Sisters are passing on a legacy to the women & girls. Brothers are washing the feet of men & boys under the tent. Husbands & wives are washing each other’s feet in the Upper Room.
                                       
                                      A team will be visiting and singing with Sis. Pendalyn Thompson this afternoon from 5:00 to 5:30.  Interested persons are welcomed and may contact Elder McFall, or Sis. Paulette Dean.
                                       
                                      Hospital visitation continues this afternoon.  We meet in the hospital parking lot at 6pm.  All are invited to join us.
                                       
                                      There will be a meeting for all married couples tonight at 8 pm. at the home of Elder Carl and Renee Scavella.
                                       
                                      Personal Ministry Council will meet tomorrow from 3-4pm. It is important that all members come on time for this one-hour meeting.
                                       
                                      "Who moved my cheese Part 2 will be held tomorrow at 4pm where we will discover new "Cheese." Please bring your folders and let's make it real! (Come, even if it's your first time and bring your friends. Ladies, please meet with Sis Dillette after service today.
                                       
                                      There will be a special needs ministries summit over this weekend at the Maranatha Church. The purpose is to highlight and sensitize the church and the community to minister with persons with special needs. Presenter is Dr. Elvetha Derrick-Telemaque.
                                       
                                      Our Women's Ministry Prayer Service will be held next Sabbath, March 21st at 5pm. The theme is "You are the light of the world." Let's light up Nassau for Jesus!
                                      Bethany’s prayer focus for March 15-21 is: A Spirit Directed Conscience.
                                       
                                      March
                                      7 Health and baptism
                                      14 Communion
                                      15 Personal Ministry Meeting @ 3pm
                                      15 Who Moved My Cheese @ 4pm
                                      20 First day of Spring
                                      21 Global Youth Day – Youth Pastor Alvarico Moss
                                      21 Women’s Ministry Prayer service @ 5 pm
                                      28 Community Guest Day, potluck lunch for everyone
                                      28 Blood Bank will be on parking lot, Please give blood. 1-3 pm
                                       
                                      April 
                                       
                                      3 Good Friday Holiday
                                      4 Easter Baptism Sabbath
                                      5 Easter Sunday
                                      5 Praise Reunion Concert at Evangelistic Assembly
                                      5-12 Union Camporee
                                      6  Easter Monday holiday
                                      11 Bethany Church 18 Anniversary
                                      18 Elders Day
                                      25 Pastors Pulpit Exchange
                                      May
                                      9 Mothers’ Day – Men & Non-mothers in charge
                                      25 Whit Monday Holiday
                                      All departmental directors are asked to discuss their church proposals and programs with the Pastor.
                                      In 2015, May God remember you like Noah, favour you like Moses, honour you like Mary, fight for you like the Israelites, prosper you like Isaac, promote you like Joseph, intervene for you like Esther, protect you like Daniel, use you like Paul, heal you like Naaman, answer you like Elijah, anoint you like David, and keep you safe like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Amen
                                        
                                      Please feel free to contact your Pastor at 364-8793, 341-4021, 457-3648, ceric63@gmail.com or Whatsap or Facebook.
                                       
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                                      Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!

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                                      Grant's Town Womens' Ministry

                                      Grant's Town Womens' Ministry

                                      On Saturday February 21th, 2015, The Women’s Ministries Department of the Grant’s Town Church hosted a program under the theme “Heart Smart” in keeping with Heart month.
                                      The focus was on keeping our hearts healthy physically and spiritually and the ladies were all dressed in reds and pinks representing the colors of the heart.
                                      The Women’s Ministries Director of the South Bahamas Conference, Sis. Jacqueline Gibson gave us the Charge on how to keep our spiritual hearts healthy and Dr. Dionne Dames-Rahming enlightened the women of the importance of keeping our physical hearts healthy.
                                      All refreshments served focused on heart related healthy food – Fruits, Nuts and Grains, fresh fruit juices.
                                      To God Be the Glory for the Women’s Ministries Department of the Grants Town Church.

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                                      Youth's Of The Month

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                                      Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church
                                      Youth of the Month
                                      Bro. Ashley Edwards

                                      Bro. Ashley Edwards is a FBI. His mission is to serve the King.
                                      Bro. Ashley currently serves as deacon and head of the communication department at Breath of Life. He is very active in the youth department. He loves to sing and is a member of BOL Youth Choir.
                                      Bro. Ashley is a disciple of Jesus Christ.
                                      His goal is Heaven, his road is narrow, his Guide reliable, and his mission clear. He cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. He won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up until he have preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. Bro. Ashley is a FBI…………a Firm Believer in Christ!
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                                      Name: Kameron Hanna
                                      Age: 15
                                      School: Bahamas Academy
                                      Church: Real Harvest SDA
                                      Church Office: Asst. Treasurer, Jr. Deacon
                                      Activities: Actively involved in RH Youth Choir & Asst. Choir Chaplain, Bahamas Academy Sr. Basketball team, School Photographer & Maritime Cadet.


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                                      Johnson Park's youth of the month, Deion Nicols. She is a adventurers deputy director and also teaches children Sabbath school.


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                                      Dante Clarke

                                      Dante Clarke is a young lady who is serious about serving God. A 12th grade student at Anatol Rodgers Senior High, Dante ensures that she represents Christ wherever she goes. She is involved in the youth department, as she has been chosen to serve as a youth leader in training at the Good News SDA Church this year. She is also very active in youth forum and the youth choir. Already she has displayed her enthusiasm and commitment by confidently expressing creative and spiritually impacting ideas for the youth department, which we look forward to executing by God's grace.




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                                      Aaliyah Mackey

                                      Aaliyah Mackey rightfully deserves to be Good News SDA youth of the month. With her willingness to take an active part in the AY department, Aaliyah has proved that and more. Aaliyah recently received numerous awards at the Good News Pathfinder's Award Ceremony, earning the Director's Pathfinder of the Year award. An 11th grade student at C.V. Bethel Senior High, Aaliyah makes every effort to be involved in every aspect of the work of the youth.
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                                      Traveling To GC Get Insurance

                                      What You Need to Know about GC Session 2015 Travel Insurance

                                      General Conference Session is the quinquennial convention of the Seventh-day Adventist church and is attended by more than 50 thousand delegates and guests from around the world. Adventist Risk Management Inc. has designed a special travel insurance policy for those traveling to the 2015 GC Session that will be held in San Antonio, Texas from July 2-11.   .
                                      What do I need to know about GC Session 2015 Travel Insurance? 
                                      This policy is travel insurance for delegates,
                                      visitors and guests traveling to GC Session 2015. This policy lasts for up to 30 days that can be taken between June 1 and August 10, 2015.
                                      What if my trip lasts longer than 30 days? 
                                      If you enter a date range more than 30 days when purchasing the GC Travel Insurance, there is an additional charge and the system will automatically switch from the GC Travel Insurance to our regular Short-Term Travel Insurance policy after the 30-day policy has expired.  
                                      Are there any new features available when entering an application for this policy?
                                        Yes.   You can make your own edits to existing applications up until the first day of travel.

                                          Session attendees might take the opportunity to travel to other destinations within the U.S. before and/or after Session. This coverage will be in effect wherever you are for the duration you purchased.  
                                        What is covered under this policy? 
                                        This is a comprehensive policy that provides a broad range of benefits designed specifically for your needs. The policy covers medical benefits for sickness and accidents for international policy holders, and accidents for policy holders within the U.S. If you are in an accident and you need to go to the hospital, no matter where you are, you will have coverage. Other benefits include: accidental death and dismemberment, emergency evacuation, repatriation of remains, trip cancelation and lost personal baggage.   If anything happens to me while I am at session, what should I do?
                                        Your first step is to handle the emergency. If you have an injury and need to go to the hospital, make sure you get there. Also as soon as possible, get in touch with someone at the Adventist Risk Management Inc. on-site claims office who will assist you.  
                                        What should I do if something happens while traveling before or after session? 
                                        Again, first things first, seek medical assistance. If it’s a medical emergency and you need evacuation, contact Europ Assistance and they will facilitate your immediate needs. Then, as soon as possible, contact Adventist Risk Management Inc.  
                                        How do I purchase GC Session 2015 Travel Insurance? 

                                            We would suggest each person print out their ID card and have it with them so it is easy for us to identify them in the case of an emergency.    Please note when you enter your information into the application that you are consistent with what is on your passport so we are able to efficiently look you up in the system.*

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                                          Youths Of The Month

                                          Youths Of The Month


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                                          Genae Darville, although small in stature is big in both heart and mind. Her wilingness to serve God and love man is evident in her activities in both church and school. Genae is an active AY of the Hillview Seventh-Day Church. She is a Musician and is a technician in the Communications department at Hillview SDA Church. She is also a member of the Hillview Youth Choir. In each of these activities, Genae displays a pleasant attitude at all times and her willingness to go the extra-mile (even at the last minute) is to be commended. She attends Bahamas Academy where she is the  Sergeant-At-Arms, a cook in The Jesus and Me Club, a Sub-Prefect and the Photographer for The Yearbook Club. She is also a member of  the Choir and is apart of The Track & Field Team. Genae thoroughly enjoys singing, painting and playing the piano. Her favorite Bible verse is 2nd Timothy 2:15and her favorite hymn is 524 - Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. 

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                                          Sis. Bien-Aime is a lover of Christ, a wife and mother whose passion is to do her part in finishing the work before Christ second coming. She is very active in our Youth Department; she is the leader of the AY prayer ministry and social planning.
                                          Over the years I've enjoyed watching her grow and mature in her walk with Christ and also in her leadership skills. She has always demonstrated a passion for ministry, and a specific passion for ministering to young people and challenging them to be the best they can be for Christ.
                                          With her contagious smile and bubbly personality, Sis Bien-Aime is always excited to share the Word with fellow believers and neighbors.

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                                          Name: San-k-yaw Wright
                                          Age: 13
                                          School: Bahamas Academy
                                          Church: Real Harvest SDA
                                          Church Office: Jr. Chorister, Jr. Deaconess
                                          Activities: Actively involved in Pathfinders, RH Youth Choir & Praise Team, Senior Praise Team, Bahamas Academy Jr. basketball team & recently joined the SBC Mass Youth Choir.

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                                          Tonysha Russell has been quite an asset to the Maranatha Church. She is an up and coming leader who shows great passion in motivating and encouraging others. At the age of 19, she has taken the mantle of being the Youth Choir Director where she is flourishing beautifully. Even though some persons are older, they still co-operate with her and trust in her leadership.

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                                          Byron Devaughn Jones is a student at the College of The Bahamas who is pursuing his degree in biochemistry.  He enjoys listening to gospel music and finds enjoyment in being helpful.  Byron currently serves as Sabbath School Secretary, Deacon and Counsellor for the Adventurer and Pathfinder at the Philadelphia Church.

                                          Mr. Jones dislikes are Mathematics and the fact of facing so much crime and violence on this rock he calls home.

                                          His greatly pleasure however, is eating a palatable meal of healthy foods.



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                                          Name: Dwight Rolle
                                          Church: Real Harvest SDA
                                          Church Office for 2015: Asst. Adventist Youth Leader, Asst. Pathfinder Director, Deacon
                                          Activities: Invested Master Guide, RH Youth Choir, Member of SBC Mass Youth Choir.


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                                          Name: Roeshell Bowen
                                          Church Agape Seventh-day Adventist


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                                          President Takes Up New Districe Photos

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                                          Logos Bible Software Seminar

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                                          LOGOS BIBLE SEMINAR
                                          The Atlantic Caribbean Union will host a Logos Bible Seminar on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at their headquarters on Gladstone Road at 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Register early! -Pastor Lynden Williams, Spirit of Prophecy Coordinato

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                                          The Women's Ministry of Bethany S.D.A Church invites you

                                          "The Women's Ministry of Bethany S.D.A Church invites you to the first seminar of the year, "Who moved my cheese? It will be held tomorrow, February 22, 2015 at 3pm at Bethany, Westridge, Cable Beach. It's purpose is to empower both Men and Women towards person, professional and spiritual productivity as the Holy Spirit leads us out of the "mazes" and "ruts" in our lives. Plan to be there! God is waiting to do a new thing for you. Call 436-3421 to register today!

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                                          Concecraton Service

                                          Women's Ministries Consecrations Service January 2015

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                                          Deliberate Planning


                                          Peter Joseph

                                          Keeping family and finance in harmony requires a deliberate effort to understand the function of both. Any disregard for such vital enlightenment will result in misunderstanding and full-blown conflict. So, let us first take a look at the function of finance. Finance or money is something for which we readily exchange our goods and services. So, finance is a circulating medium of exchange. However in the bible, finance is used in the context of stewardship to test and shape a person. Moreover, it is a means of glorifying God. (Philippians 4:11-12;Luke 16:11-13;Matthew 5:13-16; Malachi 3: 8-10). As such it is important to know that finance must never be a component of self-worth. Neither can it be a component or guarantee of contentment. Further, it is not a measure of success but part of God appointed vocation and stewardship. Russ Crosson (1995). The importance of finance to better the quality of life cannot be disputed. However, it must never become more important than people and God. It is a tool to enhance the quality of life and give glory to God. Amazingly, the God who gives us the power to get wealth also gives us family. (Psalm 68:5,6)
                                          As for family, the functions are effective when the family members know the expectations of individuals in financial matters. Let us list briefly the functions of family. Included are reproduction, emotional closeness, socialization, status definition, and social control. In every function the expectation of what role finance plays is critical. The old saying is true, " you can't make love on a hungry belly “. Procreating, caregiving, education, socialization all have a price tag. Hence, every family who understand the function of family and the function of finance immediately see the need for budgeting and planning. Family budget eliminates a lot of conflict and provides order as well as freedom because the guidelines allow the family to live within its income. So, a family needs to harmonize family and finance in the budget. Every category needs to be listed (e.g. tithe, insurance, food, transportation, vacation, offering, mortgage etc.) Realistic amounts must support each category. Patience, humility, perseverance are important components to make sure the budget works. The harmony between the family and finance remains in tact when the budget works. This is valuable because our personality predisposes some to be impetuous in spending, while others could be more frugal. Hence, the need for patience, humility and perseverance. Remember, the goal is harmony.

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                                          Women's Event

                                          Women's Event Poster

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                                          Breath OF Life SDA Church

                                          Breath Of Life SDA Church
                                          Youth Department
                                          Presents

                                          An Evening Of Praise
                                          With
                                          Marvin Edgar

                                          Marshall Road
                                          February 14
                                          th, 2015
                                          4:30pm

                                          Cost:FREEEEEE
                                          Come And Bring A Friend


                                          Marvin Edgar - Feb 14 2015

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                                          Vegetarian Cookin Classes

                                          Vegetarian Cooking Classes Berea SDA Church


                                          Berea SDA Church
                                          Brothers and sisters, vegetarian cooking class will be held at Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Health screening will take place from 2:00 pm  - 3:00 pm.  At the cooking class, you will learn to prepare (and taste) healthy, vegetarian dishes that will assist you with your healthy lifestyle plan.  Please share this information with your family and friends.

                                          Attached are the flier and the ingredient list for the class.  Please register with us so that we may reserve a place for you.

                                          We look forward to seeing you there.

                                          Have a fantastic day.


                                          Audley Mitchell
                                          P.O. Box CR-55493
                                          Nassau, The Bahamas
                                          Telephone:
                                          242-362-1258
                                          Facsimile:
                                          242-362-1724
                                          Mobile:
                                          242-544-8274

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                                          April 18, 2015 has been dubbed Health Impact Day 

                                          April 18, 2015 has been dubbed Health Impact Day 


                                          Dear friends,


                                          According to the instructions God gave to His prophet, our health message will play a very important role as we preach the Three Angels’ Message.
                                          Our new missionary book, Health & Wellness: Secrets That Can Change Your Life, is an important missionary tool for our church members everywhere to help spread God’s Message.

                                          In a joint venture of Health and Publishing Ministries, we are planning an Impact Day event for April 18, 2015. During this event, all departments and institutions of our church are welcome to join and participate in health expos, activities, and in distributing books.

                                          This newsletter has the goal of sharing with you what our leaders are planning for this project.
                                          Send us the plans for Impact Day in your territory. We will be happy to share them in our next newsletter.
                                          We pray that our health message will impact the lives of many people around the world.
                                          Enjoy reading the first Health Impact Day Newsletter.

                                          Blessings,


                                          Wilmar Hirle, Editor
                                          Health Impact Day Newsletter


                                          Nathelyn LaCroix
                                          Health Director SDA


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                                          Year Of The Pastor Award 2015

                                          Do you have A pastor you think fits the Award Criteria, apply here…Click for Application

                                          Northern Caribbean University
                                          2015 Pastorof the Year Award Criteria & Evaluation


                                          Purpose of Award

                                          This award is designed to recognize and reward the valuable services of our ministers of religion within the fields of the Jamaica Union (JAMU) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU), in support of the General Conference’s Year of the Pastor initiative. This award is not limited to age, gender or tenure in the field or profession.
                                          Award Criteria
                                          Awards will be granted to one pastor from each Conference/Mission based upon the weights assigned to the following criteria:
                                          1. Advocates Christian education and encourages members of his/her district to attend our Adventist schools/ colleges/universities. 10 points
                                          2. Fulfils his/her calling from God by living his/her life in service to others. 8 points
                                          3. Models servant-leadership both in the context of his/her life and ministry. 6 points
                                          4. Gives credible witness to the truth in both speech and action. 4 points
                                          5. Strives to promote Christian dignity in all spheres of his/her ministry. 2 points

                                          Total Points 30 points
                                          Nomination Process
                                          A nomination for the Pastor of the Year Award should be submitted to the Honours, Awards & Recognition Committee (HARC) of Northern Caribbean University (NCU). Once a nomination is approved by the HARC, it will be submitted to the President’s Cabinet and then to the Board of Governors for approval.
                                          The following guidelines are to be observed:
                                          Nominee – an active ordained minister of religion, approved by the administration of the respective field within ATCU & JAMU. Nominator – any member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good and regular standing. Kindly submit the following with your completed nomination form:
                                          _Letter from nominator – outlining personal knowledge of the nominee’s work and ministry in his/her field, and/or public or volunteer service.
                                          _Nomination Summary – 50 words or less, summarizing the nominee’s accomplishments.
                                          _Biographical Information – to include nominee’s address, date of birth, education, employment history, public and/or volunteer service.

                                          Date for Submission – on or before Friday, February 27, 2015. Christ-centredness Affirmation Respect Excellence Stewardship
                                          Submit to – the Honours, Awards and Recognition Committee, Office of the Provost, Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.
                                          Selection Procedures
                                          The Honours, Awards & Recognition Committee will process all applications meeting the guidelines outlined above. Individuals selected for the award will be notified directly or via their respective conferences/missions.
                                          Presentation Procedures
                                          When the University Board has approved the awardee, a letter from the President will inform the awardee of his or her selection. This award will be presented on the Main Campus of the university in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica during the 2015 Baccalaureate Service on Sabbath, August 8, 2015.
                                          Disclaimer: Northern Caribbean University will not be responsible for paying any expense related to the nominees’ attendance at the Awards Service.

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                                          Real Harvest an Evening of "Praise" with Marvin Edgar

                                          AN EVENING OF PRAISE
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                                          Exuma Convention 2015


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                                          Wow, what a good time was had in Exuma this weekend. The festivities began with a Friday night service with a message from Brother Silas McKinney. The Lord was in the place and the blessing was received by all.

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                                          Sabbath Morning Pastor Anson Albury was the speaker, speaking about branch and vine, a Holy Ghost time was had by all.

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                                          Sabbath evening was filled with a talk on the importance of the Church, each local church, having a web site and Pastor Albury presented the main message.

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                                          The Theological Debate (Article 2) Please look at sentence constructions and advise.




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                                          The Theological Debate (Article 2) Please look at sentence constructions and advise.

                                          Do Seventh-day Adventists Believe In The Trinity?

                                          As stated in my last article, the answer to this question is yes! Seventh-day Adventists believe unequivocally in the doctrine of the Trinity. Not long ago a member of the church I pastor called me wanting to know where to find the word Trinity in the Bible. I explained to her that the word trinity is not in the Bible, but the components are there. Since nobody has a discrepancy with God the Father, this week we begin our study on the second person of the Godhead, “God the Son” as we answer the question; Why do Seventh-day Adventists believe that Jesus Christ is God.

                                          Interestingly, those who do not support the teaching of the trinity try to use the Holy Scriptures to support their position. They often ask this question. Isn’t Jesus the Son of God? Those who support the doctrine would give the desired response which is yes. The moment you state that Jesus is the Son of God those who oppose this doctrine would hasten to inform you that the Bible also says that
                                          Adam is the son of God (Luke 3:28), and “All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:14). This is their attempt to portray Jesus as a created being, or one who is not equal to God the Father. They would also quote text such as “My father is greater than I.” (John 14:28), without applying Philippians 2:7 which says “Jesus took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men”, or, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14).

                                          It is true the Bible says that Jesus is the Son of God, but it is also true that Jesus often referred to Himself as the Son of Man. A great number of people believe that the title Son of God means that Jesus is divine; and the title Son of man refers to his humanity. However, it is actually the other way around. Son of God speaks to His humanity, while Son of Man confirms that He is divine.

                                          In the Jewish context, Son of God was a common title given to men with special gifts and abilities. However, Son of man was used as a divine designation. In order to understand the significance of the title Son of Man, you have to read it in the context of Daniel 7:13-14.
                                          (Please Read). Daniel 7:13-14 states that the Son of Man’s kingdom will never pass away. Additionally, it also says that the Son of Man receives worship. Based on the scriptures only God is worthy of worship (Matthew 4:10), and only God’s kingdom has no end (Daniel 2:44).

                                          In His attempt to help us understand who He is, Jesus referred to Himself over and over again by using the divine title
                                          “Son of Man.” For example “… they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:27, “… the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.” Mark 2:10”, “… the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.” Mark 2: 27, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.” etc. All of these references are attributes of God the Father, yet Jesus informed us that He has the same prerogatives.

                                          The terminology
                                          “Son of Man” is used 85 times in the four gospels. Only twice is the expression used by men, and on both occasions it was used for criticism and unbelief. By using this title alone we can safely say that on 83 different occasions in the four Gospels alone, plus scores of other passages of scripture such as: “I and my Father are one”, and “If you have seen me you have seen the Father” are clear statements made by Jesus declaring that is God, or equal to the Father. In my next article we will continue to substantiate the fact that Jesus is God, by looking at a variety of other scriptures found in the Old and New Testament.

                                          Send your comments and questions to T. Basil Sturrup at
                                          theologicaldebate@gmail.com

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                                          A New Series Of Meetings at Living Faith SDA Church "Love At Home"



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                                          A New Series of meetings, "Love At Home"

                                          Presenters: Pastor Mark and Taweisha Ewen
                                          Month Of February
                                          Sabbath mornings sermon
                                          Sabbath evening seminars
                                          11AM and 4PM

                                          February 7 morning : The Christian home
                                          February 7 Afternoon: Young Free and Single
                                          February 14 Morning: Love at Home
                                          February 14 Afternoon: Marriage Commitment Service
                                          February 21 Morning: The love of husbands
                                          February 21 Afternoon: Teen Dating
                                          February 28 Morning: The love of wives
                                          February 28 Afternoon: Y2k 15 parenting


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                                          The Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church presents: The Ministry of Ellen G. White. Are the writings of Ellen White equal with the Bible?


                                          A New Series Of Meetings by: Pastor T. Basil Sturrup

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                                          The Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church presents: The Ministry of Ellen G. White. Are the writings of Ellen White equal with the Bible? Is the Seventh-day Adventist Church in recent times guilty of downplaying her writings? Are those who claim that Ellen White is a false Prophet correct? Get the answers to these questions and more. Services begin Wednesday January 28 at 7pm and continue Sabbath January 31. The final presentation will be Wednesday February 4 2015 at 7pm. Be a part of this timely presentation with Pastor, Author, and Evangelist T. Basil Sturrup at the Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church, Located on the campus of the Global Mission Center of Influence, Formally Bahamas Academy on Wulff Road.

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                                          Do Seventh-day Adventist Believe In The Trinity?


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                                          The Theological Debate with T. Basil Sturrup.
                                          Do Seventh-day Adventist Believe In The Trinity?
                                          Several months ago I saw the necessity to write a weekly article in the News Paper to help persons understand the doctrines of the Bible as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The fact is, after more than one hundred years of existence in the Bahamas, there are members of this Church, as well as persons in the wider community who are still not aware of what Seventh-day Adventist believe.
                                          Many persons know that this Church is a main stream Christian denomination. However, there are others who see this organization as a cult, or a group of believers who are still under the Old Covenant. As you read this weekly column I invite you to come to your own conclusions on the matter.
                                          I chose to title my weekly article The Theological Debate, because after presenting a doctrine of the church, I will publish questions from the readership along with answers to those questions based solely on the Biblical text. The first subject will be THE TRINITY. This theological discussion is still as interesting today as it was a thousand years ago. There are some Christian denominations who argue in favor of the Trinity, while there are those who do not accept this doctrine as biblical.
                                          Let me state from the outset that the Seventh-day Adventist Church believes in the doctrine of the Trinity, (otherwise referred to as the Godhead, or God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). For the next few weeks there will be a series of short articles on this subject and I encourage you to follow me as we engage in what I hope to be an informative and productive Journey together.
                                          If you would like to ask questions on upcoming articles, you can contact T. Basil Sturrup at: theologicaldebate@gmail.com

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                                          Ordination Study By The General Conference

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                                          Ordination Study

                                          June 2014: Papers presented at TOSC
                                          This section contains two devotionals (with one associated video), three position papers, and three way-forward papers.

                                          Program
                                          Devotionals

                                          Church Unity, Testimony, and the Jerusalem Council
                                          by Phil Mills, MD

                                          Our Testimony
                                          by Tara J. VinCross
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                                          Position Papers

                                          Position Summary #1

                                          Position Summary #2

                                          Position Summary #3


                                          Way-Forward Papers

                                          Way Forward Statement #1

                                          Way Forward Statement #2

                                          Way Forward Statement #3
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                                          State Of The Conference

                                          State Of The Conference - Brochure

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                                          Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brennen Death Announcement

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                                          Basketball Jamboree

                                          You really missed it if you did not come out Saturday night to the GYM, it was a blast. Look at what you missed….See More
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                                          Ten Days of Prayer scheduled

                                          Peter JosephThe Ten Days of Prayer scheduled for January 7-17, 2015, as well as Christian Home and Family Week scheduled for February 7-14, 2015 are not accessories on the calendar, but necessities. As a matter of fact, given our current state of affairs in the church and the world, the emphasis on family and prayer comes at an opportune time. By simple observation, one can see the moral and spiritual decline all around us. In order to appreciate the moral and spiritual necessity of prayer and family, one must first understand the function of prayer and family in the society.
                                          First, let us look at the function of family. Inclusive in the function of family are reproduction, sexual expression, socialization, status, economic cooperation, emotional satisfaction, and social control (Charles M. Sell, 1995). If one takes a look at the Ten Commandments, it is immediately evident that they are tied to family function. Hence, the issues of family are moral and spiritual. Examine the major issues of today such as homosexuality, premarital and extra marital sex, abuse of children, abortion, communication, emotional disorder, anger, rebelliousness, drug use, anti-social behavior, divorce, parental absence and low self esteem. These are all connected to unstable and dissatisfying family. Such family has little or no regard for morality and spirituality. Consequently, we have wide spread moral and spiritual decline. The church that addresses family matters contributes to the moral and spiritual strength of the church members and the wider community. So, it will do us all well if every pastor leads his church into Christian Home and Family Week during the period, February 7-14 2015. As the issues facing Christian families and non-Christian families are the same, the church can seize a witnessing opportunity by inviting non-Christian families, or even families of other denominations to attend.
                                          Second, let us look at the function of prayer. The life of Jesus shows us clearly the function of prayer. By becoming human, Jesus bridged the spatial distance by being engaged in constant prayer with His Father. Also, in prayer He received revelations from the Father to prepare Him for ministry the following day. In addition, His physical and emotional energies were replenished in prayer. Further, Jesus received power to resist temptation and evil. Now, if Jesus a perfect person needed to pray, what about us sinners? So, the function of prayer for us is closeness to Jesus, receiving revelations from Jesus, restoring our emotional and physical energies, and seeking power to resist evil and temptations.
                                          Man experiences difficulty in keeping the moral law, hence the refreshing grace of prayer. Prayer is no accessory but a moral and spiritual necessity. In prayer, God makes Himself accessible to us, and from Him through Jesus flows the presence, power, and person of the Holy Spirit to energize us for mission, enlighten us for victorious living, fill us for daily challenges, protect us from evil, and restore us in His image. Prayerlessness precedes all apostasy and fall of human beings. Those who fail and fall in the public did so first by neglecting the prayer closet. Hence, we see the moral and spiritual decline all around us. So get excited about Ten Days Of Prayer. Let all pastors lead their churches to this spring of living water. Remember, prayer is common ground, so let us seize this as a witnessing opportunity. -Pastor Peter Joseph, Executive Secretary & Prayer Coordinator

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                                          Youth Coordinators Prayer Meeting In Nature

                                          Youth Coordinators Prayer Meeting In Nature

                                          Mark 1:35 says that "very early, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went to a solitary place to pray". On Sunday morning January 4th, the Youth Coordinators followed in their Savior's steps. As the Nassau sun began to stroke the morning sky, the heads of the various arms of the youth department gathered on The Harold Pond boardwalk to spend quiet time with Jesus in preparation for the year of service. Those present were Pastor Larry Green, Youth Director; Felecia Datus, Communications leader; Nicole Hepburn, Special Events Coordinator; Patrick Wilson and Alexandria Scott Pathfinder Director and Assistant; Daran Clarke, Social Director; Torri Knowles, Evangelism Coordinator, and Kevon Spence, AY Leader. The worship was blessed by the soothing sounds of nature as the young people pleaded with God to empty them of self and fill them with His Spirit.
                                          Prayer circles were formed as the coordinators voiced prayers of intercession on behalf of each other. Felecia Datus gave a charge from Matthew 2, reminding the small of group of worshippers that in order for the Spirit to produce the image of Christ in their lives, they had to, like Mary, return to the place where kings are born...a spiritual Judah. The message also reminded them that even though Christ is produced in their lives, they will be lead to "Egypt" where trials will be encountered but God always protects and keeps his own. The prayer service on the pond ended with breakfast and a meeting to discuss the logistics of upcoming events. Continue to lift up the leaders in your prayers.



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                                          T. Basil Sturrup, Pastor of the Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church

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                                          Do you know the true origins of the Bible? Can this book so many people put their faith in be trusted? Is the accusation that the Bible was tampered with really true? You can get the answers to these questions and many more as we share together in the final two segments of the series entitled “How did we get the Bible”
                                           
                                          Find out why there were originally 22 books in the Old Testament and now there are 39. Discover what translations are authentic and which ones are corrupt. These questions will be addressed January 9, 2015, and the final presentation on January 10,2015 11:00 am at the Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are located on the campus of the Global Mission Center of Influence on Wulff Road, formerly the Old Bahamas Academy.
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                                          Logo Competition

                                          Radio Logo Contest

                                          New Logo Contest Promo

                                          Competition Application Download it here PDF

                                          GUIDELINES AND CONTRACT
                                          About
                                          This competition is being held in order to select three (3) separate logos. One logo is needed for SBC
                                          MEDIA NETWORK, one logo is needed for WORD SBC 88.3 FM (radio) and one logo is needed for ATV
                                          53 (television).
                                          Eligibility
                                          1. The Contest is open only to individuals. Companies, Churches, Educational institutions, groups,
                                          organizations, large bodies, etc are not eligible.
                                          2. Workers of the South Bahamas Conference, the media department, the contest judges and their
                                          immediate family are not eligible to enter the Contest.
                                          How to Enter
                                          1. Initial entries must be submitted by email to sbcmedia88@gmail.com. The entries must be submitted
                                          as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format, and also as a JPG. The email must include the name, age,
                                          postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant. The email must also include whether
                                          the design is being submitted for the overall logo, TV logo, or radio logo.
                                          2. No more than 2 Entries may be submitted by any one Entrant.
                                          3. Entries which fail to conform to submission guidelines will be rejected.
                                          4. The deadline for Entries is 12:00 p.m. January 30, 2015
                                          5. We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt; however, we cannot be
                                          responsible for entries or responses lost in e-mail.
                                          6. There is no fee to enter the Contest.
                                          Submission Guidelines
                                          The purpose of the contest is to design logos for the SBC MEDIA NETWORK and its affiliated entities
                                          ATV Bahamas and WORD SBC 88.3FM. The logos will be used online, in print, on merchandise, books,
                                          DVDs, etc. The logo must be able to be resized easily and to look good in black and white as well as color.
                                          The final version of the logos will need to be suitable for high quality printing. Please keep in mind that
                                          the logo will be used as a Favcon and so details of the design must be flexible.
                                          Because the logos will be the trademarks of the SBC MEDIA NETWORKS, entrants are to ensure that the
                                          entries in no way resemble any existing logo or other copyrighted material.
                                          Entrant is free to be creative
                                          with the use of the logo of the Adventist church or any of its components.
                                          The logo for SBC MEDIA NETWORK, must include:
                                          • Symbols for radio, television, print, and internet
                                          The logo for ATV 53 must include:
                                          • The number 53
                                          The logo for WORD SBC 88.3FM must include:
                                          • The dial 88.3
                                          Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing Entries must submitted in scalable vector
                                          graphic format (EPS). We advise against the use of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector
                                          graphics program. Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.
                                          Prizes
                                          The Winners will be announced publicly at the Media Night on February 28, 2015. The winner will
                                          notified personally on or before 12:00 p.m. February 6, 2015. Prizes include Andriod devices and watches.
                                          Judging and Selection of Winner
                                          1. The winning design will be selected by media personnel of the SBC MEDIA NETWORKS and the
                                          committee for the SBCMN. Their decision will be final. No further correspondence shall be entered
                                          into.
                                          2. The Media Department reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable
                                          entries are received.
                                          3. The Media Network reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at its sole discretion. No
                                          correspondence shall be entered into.
                                          4. The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to SBC Media
                                          Networks.
                                          5. The winning design will be selcted based n the following criteriea:
                                          • Creativity and originality
                                          • Flexibility of design to be used in any print form



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