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Hurricane Awareness and Preparedness

Lead article by Pastor Valentino Campbell, Community Services Coordinator.

The nature of man is to procrastinate, believing that time is always on his side. In the book of Genesis, it tells us that God was preparing to destroy man from the face of the earth by a flood because of disobedience; hence, Noah was asked to prepare a boat to ride out the storm. Noah was never exposed to rain before, so can you imagine a flood?  

Noah knew the storm was imminent and because of his trust and obedience, in His Creator, the necessary preparations were made.  The flood eventually came, and countless lives were loss and “only” Noah and his family were spared.  Do you think this was by chance?

   Each year from June 1st to November 30th is the Atlantic hurricane season.  As a people we are aware of this; however, many continue to go about their business ignoring the warnings as if nothing will happen, and they do not see the need of preparing until it is too late.   This may result in loss of human lives, livestock, properties being partially damaged and, in some cases, totally obliterated.

Some may ask; why should we be so concerned and prepare if loss is inevitable, as a result of hurricanes?

Here are some things you can do to prepare:

Put hurricane shutters in a place where they are easily accessible. Begin to remove objects from around your home that can become missiles in the midst of strong winds. Find out where the nearest shelter is to your home in case you have to evacuate. Secure flashlights, batteries, transistor radios, matches, candles, blankets, and canned goods. Last but not least, get a map from NEMA so that you can follow each storm as they develop.

Pastor Valentino Campbell, Community Services Coordinator.

 

 

CONFERENCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE

May

Hurricane Preparation & Drug Awareness Month
3-5: II Family Island Youth Congress & ACLASS (South Andros)
4: Elders, Deacons, & Deaconesses Mix and Mingle
4: Mission Transform 242: Local church AY to Visit & Share care packages on Hospital Wards
4: Joint AY Social
12: MOTHER’S DAY
18: Youth Volleyball Season
19: Sabbath School Training Lower Division Teachers (CHAM Dept.)
22: IAD Training for Youth Leaders (Cancun)
20-22: Annual Adventist Media Pledge-A-Thon
23: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
25: World Day of Prayer for Children at Risk
26: God’s Beloved Daughters
29: ATCU Mid-year Symposium


ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES

Executive Committee Action--Pastoral Adjustment
Pastor Lynden Williams – New Englerston                Church

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
Career Opportunity

The South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is seeking to employ an Entry Level Accountant. The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounts or Finance, have a working knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel), be an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, productive and willing to learn while growing with the organization.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resumé to [email protected]

Administration.  

  

ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE

2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, May 5 – May 11, 2019 is: The Elderly Members of the Family.

 

ADVENTIST LAYMEN’S SERVICES & INDUSTRIES

IAD - ASI CONVENTION

The ASI Convention for the Inter-American Division will be an unforgettable experience. Register now with your local ASI leader/ representative at your church. Convention begins August 21 - 24, 2019 at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Persons from throughout the Inter-American Division will be there. You must plan now to be there too. Registration is ongoing. --Ms. Shandera Smith, Executive Secretary, A.S.I.                                

 

CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT

SAVE THE DATES:  Sunday May 5, 2019 – The quarterly meeting for the CHAM department will be held at the conference at 8:00a.m. All leaders and assistants are asked to attend.

Sunday May 19, 2019 - Sabbath School Lower Division Teachers Workshop.  Learn innovative and practical ways to involve the children in your Sabbath School class.  Revisit techniques to build attendance and support for this area of the CHAM department. Venue: TBA

The C.H.A.M Weekend Retreat will be held on June 7-9, 2019 at the Adventure Learning Center Camp Grounds under the theme “TREASURE HUNT... Finding all you need in Jesus”. It will be a time of fun, fellowship and spiritual enrichment for our children ages 7 – 14 years. Registration is in progress until Wednesday May 15, 2019. For more information, call 341-4021, see the conference website or enquire about details from your local leaders.

 

UPCOMING SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DATES

July 1 - 5, 2019 
Good News Church – 9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m
Maranatha Church - 6:00p.m - 8:00 p.m
Philadelphia Church - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ephesus Church - 5:00p.m - 7:00 p.m

July 1 - 12, 2019
Grant’s Town Church – 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
Hillview Church - 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

July 7 – 13, 2019
Breath of Life Church

Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OPENINGS AT BAHAMAS ACADEMY

Bahamas Academy is accepting applications for the following positions:

Grades 7 – 9: Mathematics, Technical Drawing, General Science, English Literature, English Language, Social Studies

Grades 10 – 12: Accounts, Commerce, Biology, Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry

   Applicants should possess at least a bachelor’s degree in the subject area and have a Teacher’s Certificate.  Teaching experience would be an asset.

Applications can be emailed to [email protected],org or sent to the following address:

 

The Office of Education
South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
P. O. Box N-356
Nassau Bahamas

 

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Education Department of the South Bahamas Conference is looking for persons in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in studying teacher education. Interested persons may contact the office of education at their earliest convenience.

Anthony Burrows, Education Director.


HEALTH MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT Quarterly Meeting 

Health leaders are asked to attend a meeting on May 14, 2019 from 6: 00p.m - 7: 00p.m  at the conference headquarters. Please confirm your attendance by calling 826-8486. -- Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director.

Adventist Health Professionals Association FREE Pre-Mothers Day Event

Are you looking for a clean fun-filled event? The Adventist Health Professionals Association in conjunction with the Health and Safety Committee of the University of the Bahamas will be hosting a Pre-Mother's Day production and health presentation under the theme " Signs of the Change".

Come and enjoy the laughter, fun and facts about experiences with pre-menopause and menopause.

Date: May 9th, 2019. Time: 6:30p.m.

Venue: Harry C. Moore Auditorium, UB.

RSVP by April 30th. Phone: 455-2373. -- Sister Rosemary Cooper, President, AHPA

 

MEN’S MINISTRY DEPARTMENT

Sunday May 5, 2019 - Campsite Cleanup Day. We will begin at 7:00a.m with breakfast and continue until 12:00 noon. All men and boys of our conference are requested to be in attendance. Please bring your work tools - cutlasses, rakes, lawnmowers, weed wackers, chainsaws, pickaxes, shovels, gloves and wheel barrels among other items. You are also asked to bring your cup, bowl and spoon.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 - Men's Meeting, 6p.m at SBC Headquarters. All Men’s leaders and assistants are invited to join us.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT

Second Quarter (April - June)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q2 Forecast:

May 2019
4 – Centreville WM “Taking Care of Me” Forum
5 – Living Faith WM Prayer Breakfast
17-19 North & South Eleuthera Women’s Weekend – “God’s Daughters on His Mission”
18 – New Providence Women’s Ministries “Bus-Sing Along” Vesper Service
25 – Stevens Long Island WM, War Room Movie Night
26 – Real Harvest Tea Party
25 – SBC WM “God in Shoes” Community Impact at Great Commission

June 2019
8 – SBC Women’s Ministries & GEMS Emphasis Day
8 – Women’s Weekend - Inagua
8 – New Providence Women & GEMS Bowling Face-off
Sunset, Mario’s Bowling Alley

Special Note:  Anyone interested in traveling for a Family Island weekend events please call and give your name and contact to Ms. T’nee Moss at the South Bahamas Conference Office at 341-4021.

Save the Date!:  Under the theme, “In Christ”, the Turks & Caicos Conference will be hosting the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s Retreat. This amazing retreat will convene at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa in Turks & Caicos on November 1-3, 2019 with Guest Speaker, Janice Johnson-Browne. Kindly see your local leader for further details. Please also note that the registration deadline is August 31, 2019.

DONATION REQUEST:  Used, But In Good Condition Devotionals. Kindly donate to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community out-reach projects this year.

 Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT

South Bahamas Conference Pathfinder Camporee 

Thursday June 27- Sunday June 30, 2019

TYPE OF CAMPOREE: Disciplinary Skills

VENUE: Bahamas Youth Camp

THEME: “TIME TO STAND” (#TTS)

THEME CHARACTER: Book of Esther

THEME TEXT: Esther 4:14

This Camporee is a spring board to the Atlantic Caribbean Union Camporee for 2020.

REGISTER WITH YOUR LOCAL PATHFINDER CLUB DIRECTOR!!!!!!               

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  • Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.

MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENT

If you attended SOAR 2019 please check your email for important updates with regards to your portfolios, and how to access the presentations online. For more information call Pastor T. Basil Sturrup at 242-424-3912.


ADVENTIST BURIAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING

The Burial society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday May 6th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m at the Grants Town Church Annex. Members are encouraged to become financial and persons wishing to join the society are invited to attend.

R. Henry Moncur.


PERSONAL MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE, (equipping church members for personal and public evangelism) is an initiative of the SBC Personal Ministry Department and ASI. PEOPLE TO PEOPLE will take place on Sunday May 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m at Philadelphia Church. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The target groups will be lay preachers and bible workers. Each church is allowed up to five lay preachers and five bible workers who want to be equipped for missionary service. Further, on Sabbath afternoon May 18, 2019, 5:00 p.m, all Personal Ministry councils of the local churches will meet at Philadelphia Church for a planning session. –Pastor Peter Joseph, Personal Ministries Director.


Pastor Abraham Jules To Visit Good News Church

Join the Good News Church Family for their Community Guest Weekend with Dr. Abraham Jules, Pastor of CWC (Community Worship Center) in New York City, May 10-11, 2019. Services begin Friday evening at 7:00p.m. and continues at 11:00a.m. Sabbath morning. The weekend climaxes at 6:00p.m on Sabbath afternoon.

 

Please Email Weekly AnnouncementsTo: [email protected]
By Tuesday at p.m
Visit the Conference website:
http://southbahamasconference.org