ASI…Sharing Jesus in the Marketplace
This coming Wednesday, August 21 to 24, 2019 the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) will be the host to the Inter-American Division (IAD) Adventist Laymen’s Services Industries (ASI) annual convention. This is the first time that this prestigious convention of church leaders and laymen will be held in The Bahamas. This event will be held at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island; registration starts at 9: 30a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
In attendance will be leaders from the IAD, inclusive of Dr. Elie Henry, President, who will give the keynote address and Dr. Leonard Johnson, Executive Secretary. Pastor John Bradshaw from the well-known Television broadcast, “It Is Written,” will be the devotional speaker. Government and civic leaders are expected to be in attendance, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dr., The Most Honourable, Hubert Minnis will give greetings on behalf of the government and people of the Bahamas.
Bahamians are rolling out the red carpet to receive over 300 guests from throughout the IAD territory. The program begins on Wednesday evening with an expression of Bahamian culture depicting our rich history.
Adventist Laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI), is an organization of Seventh-day Adventist church members who own or work in business, in professional vocations, in self-supporting ministries and in private and public sectors.
The uniqueness of ASI is twofold:
- It recognizes that our time, talents, treasures and body temple belong to God. We are stewards of these possessions.
- Accordingly, we believe that our vocations can and should be a ministry to aid in the advancement of the great gospel commission (Luke 19:13; Testimonies vol. 4, p. 469).
ASI is committed to supporting the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its various outreach programs which include health, education, evangelism, community services, family concerns and special projects.
ASI members are men and women from nearly every walk of life. They represent all the diversity that is found within our church. ASI has membership throughout the world, including The Bahamas.
ASI’s philosophy promotes a Christ-centered lifestyle, manifested by a commitment to be in daily partnership with God. Members seek to experience God's love in their own lives and share that love with the millions of people they encounter in their business and professional activities each day —hence ASI's motto: Sharing Christ in the Marketplace. If you have not joined ASI as yet, I invite you to sign-up now and be a part of this exciting weekend.
-Pastor Melvin Lewis, Coordinator, Adventist - Laymen’s Services and Industries - Atlantic Caribbean Union.
CONFERENCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE
3: Mission Transform 242: Local AY take program to Children’s Home
3: Children Emphasis Day
4: ATFO: Adventist Track & Field Olympics
5: EMANCIPATION DAY
9 - 11: NCU Graduation
10 - 24: IASI Youth Mission Project
12 - 18: International Pathfinder Camporee, Oshkosh Wisconsin GC
17: Adventist Education Emphasis Day
21 - 24: IAD ASI Convention (Nassau)
24: Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day
30 - 31: Back to School Revival Joint
31: Youth Baptismal Sabbath
31: SBC Bible Connection Finals
We congratulate Pastor Paul Scavella, who received a doctorate degree and Dr. Leon Higgs, an honorary doctorate degree from the Northern Caribbean University, in Mandeville Jamaica this past Sunday. May God continue to bless them and their families. --Administration.
ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, August 18 – August 24, 2019: Family Members With Addictive Issues.
ADVENTIST LAYMEN’S & SERVICES INDUSTRIES/ASI
IAD - ASI CONVENTION
ASI REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR CHORALE, PRAISE TEAM AND BAND:
- Sabbath August 17 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at New Englerston (CHORALE, PRAISE TEAM & BAND)
- Sunday August 18 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at New Englerston (BAND ONLY)
- Monday August 19 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at New Englerston (CHORALE, PRAISE TEAM & BAND)
- Tuesday August 20 - 6:00p.m - 7:00 p.m. at Convention Hall, Atlantis, PI (Sound Check for All Soloists and Ensembles - Travel with Sound Tracks on USB)
- Tuesday August 20 - 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Convention Hall, Atlantis PI- (Dress Rehearsal for CHORALE, PRAISE TEAM & BAND)
-- Mrs. Allison Rolle, ASI Music Coordinator.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
September 14 & 15 – Child Preachers Workshop (Register now at your local church). Deadline: August 26, 2019
For more information, please enquire from your local CHAM Leaders.
--Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.
Third Quarter (July - September)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q3 Forecast:
24 – Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day (All Churches)
25 – WM Local Leaders Meeting @ 9:30 a.m. - SBC Office
4 - God Covers Me (All Churches)
TBA – Zone 3 Community Outreach
21 – SBC GEMS God in Shoes, “A Pillow and a Prayer” - Community Outreach
28 – Philadelphia Church Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day
Save the Date: The 2019 Women’s Ministries Conclave will be held on October 18 & 19, 2019 under the theme: ‘God’s Beloved Daughters: Rescued, Redeemed, Restored & Released’. You cannot afford to miss this one of a kind worship experience.
Warfare Wednesdays: The Women’s Ministries Department extends an invitation to all women in the South Bahamas Conference to take a minute to “pause and pray” with us at 12:00 noon each Wednesday. This collective effort not only enrich our prayer lives but the results of these unified prayers are unmeasurable. You may contact your local leader for more information on this wonderful initiative.
Special Notes: All local Women’s Ministries Leaders are asked to meet at the South Bahamas Conference (SBC) Office on Sunday August 25, 2019 at 9: 30a.m for an important meeting.
ATCU Women’s Retreat: All non-Bahamians traveling to the Atlantic Caribbean Union Women’s Retreat, being held in South Caicos on November 1-3, 2019 are asked to contact Mrs. Tanya Miller at the SBC Office for information relating to the special Visa needed for entry.
DONATION REQUEST: Used, But In Good Condition Devotionals. Kindly donate these to your local Women’s Ministries Leaders for distribution during our community outreach projects this year. --Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT TIDBITS
Adventist Youth Awards (AYA): The Adventist Youth (Buffet) Award Ceremony will be held at the Breezes Hotel on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available to all members at the ABNC or from Briel Jacques for the Early Bird Cost of $60.00 until October 1, 2019. The late bird ticket is $80.00 after October 2, 2019.
Local Church boards are asked to submit nominations for Awards by Monday, September 30th, 2019.
AYA will also recognize the contribution of Leaders for the 70th Pathfinder Anniversary.
BACK 2 SCHOOL REVIVAL 2019:
Theme: ‘Make Your Move’
Date: Friday - Sabbath, August 30-31, 2019
Venue: Message of Hope Adventist Church, Wulff Road
Guest Speaker: Pastor Vandeon Griffin, Associate Youth & Young Adult Director, North American Division
--Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.
Upcoming Events: The Clean-Up days, previously scheduled for August 11 & 18th, have been postponed and will take place at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. --Mr. Curtis Bryan, Men’s Ministries Coordinator.
MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENT A.L.E.R.T.
In conjunction with the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ Evangelism Strategic Plan, the Ministerial Department presents ALERT (Advance Leadership Evangelism & Retention Training). In the month of June, the overall approach to soul winning in our Conference was launched at a mega rally, and churches were challenged to create a minimum of four streams or four paths by which we can spread the good news of salvation with others. Under the theme: Reaching Millennials - The Paradigm Shift,” the Ministerial Department will provide specialized training to show our members how to use a variety of evangelistic methods effectively. Guest presenters for the symposium will be Dr. Jesse Wilson, and Henoc Paulicin, along with local pastors and laymen from the South and North Bahamas Conferences. The date for ALERT is September 13-15, 2019, at the National Training Agency on Gladstone Road. Registration is $100.00. –Pastor T. Basil Sturrup, Ministerial Director.
Are you between the ages 15 - 30 years old and have the ability and love for singing? The Music Committee of the South Bahamas invites you to join us and a Guest Workshop Clinician in a
Music Workshop from Friday, September 20, 2019. This workshop will culminate in a Grand Concert on Sabbath September 21, 2019.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
-- Sister Annette Dorsett, Music Coordinator, South Bahamas Conference.
PRAYER MINISTRIES JOINT PRAYER MEETINGS
All members are invited to participate in all of our joint prayer meetings for the remainder of the year. Please note that each service will be held at 6 o’clock in the morning.
– Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Prayer Coordinator.
BLESSED HOPE CHURCH SOUTH ANDROS CHURCH BUILDING PROJECT
Calling one and all! This summer Blessed Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church is in its building completion drive. South Androsians and its descendants are asking you to share the hope of Jesus by donating materials, or monetary gifts of any amount to this effort. Please contact us by email at [email protected] -- Elder Lukanduh Gardiner.
CENTREVILLE CHURCH MID-DAY REFRESHER PRAYER HOUR
A warm invitation is extended to each of you to join in a refreshing time of Prayer and Fellowship each Wednesday at 12:00 noon at the Centreville Church. Spend your lunch hour with us in prayer! --Dr. Paul A. Scavella.
Join the ‘Friends of Vanessa Clarke’ for a night of praise and worship on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at The New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. This medical benefit concert is being held to support this Artist that has blessed the Adventist Church for almost 30 years with her music ministry. Guest artists will include: Harmonious Praise, Praise Reunion Ensemble, Youth choirs, Allison Rolle, Nadia Rodríguez Bueno, Sunae Russell and more. For tickets call 426-0516. –Ms. Eustacia Jennings.
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