On May 27-31, 2019 the South Bahamas Conference Communications Department will host its Annual Pledge-a-thon to raise funds for our Media Ministries.
God has blessed this church with more than we could ask for as we are the only denomination in the Bahamas that own and operate a Radio Station and we have full access to a Television Channel (HOPE Channel) as our very own Adventist Television (ATV658) Channel. However, we have not maximized these opportunities.
Although we are truly blessed to have a Radio Station and a TV Channel, we have not kept pace with technology to remain current and on the cutting edge, as this area is constantly advancing.
Therefore, we are asking our members and our friends to participate in the upcoming Pledge-a-Thon. No donation is too small and with your help, we can take the South Bahamas Conference Media Ministries to a higher level and produce additional programming that we can all be proud of. There are several areas you can contribute to, namely:
1. The cost for the shipping, and erection of the new Radio Tower we recently purchased.
2. The purchase of new video cameras (for the studio and for mobile assignments), tripods, a teleprompter, the redesigning of our Television Studio, and a new Playbox (to update the outdated equipment currently used to broadcast our local & International television programming).
3. HOPE TV App to broadcast to the family islands not covered by Cable television service.
4. Speakers, microphones, mic stands, cables, and computers.
The world has changed, and the fact is we have access to more people via radio and TV than we can ever get into our churches or under a tent, it is time for us to utilize the blessings of God wisely and embrace every opportunity to provide professional first-class programming for our public.
Recognizing the fact that more people watch T.V. and listen to the radio than we could ever get into our churches or under a tent. It is important for us to address the issue of acquiring our badly needed upgrades which will provide much better programming than we currently produce with the outdated equipment we use today.
We look forward to your support during this Pledge-A-Thon, May 27-31, 2019. Please go to the conference website for more information on how you can give to this ministry, place a donation in your tithe envelope marked “SBC MEDIA DEPARTMENT” or call us at 341-4021 or 424-3824. Together and with the assured help of God, we can Take Media Ministries to the Next Level. --Mrs. Lavern A. Sturrup, Communication Director.
CONFERENCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE
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)
23: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
25: World Day of Prayer for Children at Risk
26: God’s Beloved Daughters
27-31: Annual Adventist Media Pledge-A-Thon
29: ATCU Mid-year Symposium
SOUTH BAHAMAS CONFERENCE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
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]
ATLANTIC CARIBBEAN UNION SYMPOSIUM
The Symposium for the Atlantic Caribbean Union will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 7 p.m at the Hillview Church. All members are invited to attend. Reports from the territories in ATCU will be given.
ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, May 19-25, 2019, is Singles.
ADVENTIST LAYMEN’S SERVICES & INDUSTRIES/ ASI
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.
BIBLE TRAINING / INSTRUCTION
The Bible Training Sector of the South Bahamas Conference holds a weekly Bible instruction and interested persons are invited to get involved in this comprehensive study of the Bible. Learn what our church teaches about the Seal of God and the Mark of Apostasy, when does one receive the mark of the beast, and when are you sealed. This session will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, @ 7:00 p.m at the Real Harvest Church.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
Sabbath School teachers in the lower division are encouraged to attend a workshop geared toward improving their skills in imparting biblical fundamentals to our children ages 0-14 years. The Children and Adolescent Ministries department of our conference is seeking to hone the skills of its teachers and acquire more innovative instruction in order to impact our children for the kingdom of God. The sessions promise to be exciting and practical and will be held at the Message of Hope Church on Penny Savings Bank lane, Sunday, May 19th at 9:30 a.m. All lower division Sabbath School teachers and persons interested in becoming teachers are invited to attend.
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 ends on May 24, 2019. For more information, call 341-4021, see the conference website or inquire about details from your local leaders. --Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 6 p.m there will be a very important meeting for all Community Services leaders at the conference office. Please make every effort to attend. --Pastor Valentino Campbell, Community Services Coordinator.
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] or sent to the following address:
The Office of Education
South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
P. O. Box N-356
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. --Elder Anthony Burrows, Education Director.
HEALTH MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
You are invited to be a part of a life-changing seminar from May 31st – June 15, 2019. Dr. Mark Sandoval, M.D, President of Uchee Pines Institute in Seale, Alabama will be the facilitator. Under the theme for the series, ‘Law of Life,’ participants will receive information on disease, emotional and spiritual challenges and relationship issues.
Medical Missionary Training
June 2 – 15 - Uchee Pines Institute
Uchee Pines Institute will be in Nassau on June 2 – 15 to conduct a Medical Missionary Training Programme.
All persons interested in enrolling, please contact our Conference headquarters or Nathelyn LaCroix, at 341-4021/ 323-0610 or WhatsApp 826-8486 or email: [email protected] --Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director.
WOMEN’S MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
Second Quarter (May/ June)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q2 Forecast:
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
26 – Hillview WM “ Daughters of the King” Royal Tea Party
25 – SBC WM “God in Shoes” Community Impact at Great Commission
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
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. -Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.
IGNITE YOUTH RETREAT
Calling all young people! Get ready for the biggest weekend of the year! IGNITE YOUTH RETREAT for ages 16-35 - June 7th - 9th at the New Providence Community Centre. Our special main speaker will be Pastor Anthony Bolden of Chicago, Illinois. For more info email [email protected] Registration ends May 22nd, 2019. Space is limited!
SOUTH BAHAMAS CONFERENCE PATHFINDER CAMPOREE
Thursday, June 27- Sunday, June 30, 2019
TYPE OF CAMPOREE: Disciplinary Skills
VENUE: Bahamas Youth Camp
This Camporee is a springboard to the Atlantic Caribbean Union Camporee for 2020.
REGISTER WITH YOUR LOCAL PATHFINDER CLUB DIRECTOR!!!!!!
--Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.
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.
The Publishing Department of ATCU along with our Conference has prepared a special seminar for all part-time literature evangelists, summer students and all others seeking to become literature evangelists. All interest persons are cordially invited to attend this special publishing seminar on Sabbath June 8, 2019, to be held at the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s headquarters on Gladstone Road from 4: 00p.m-7: 00 p.m. --Pastor Nikita Thompson Publishing Director.
CENTREVILLE CHURCH PRAYER MINISTRIES
Under the theme 'THE PRAYER SATURATED CHURCH', the Centreville Church will be hosting part one of a Prayer Seminar on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This Seminar has as its inspiration and objective Total Membership Involvement through Personal and Corporate 'Prayer'.--Elder David Knowles, Coordinator.
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