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.
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]
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)
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, [email protected] or Whatsap or Facebook.
SUN SETS TODAY APRIL 18 AT 7:33
Have a Blessed and Wonderful Sabbath!