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Sabbath School: A place for All


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Within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Sabbath School has been a place of learning and nuture for both member and visitor. It has long been considered a training ground where the youth and new converts can develop their ministry of service to the wider body and the community.

Recently, there has been a decline in attendance at Sabbath Schools and a general lack of enthusiasm. Here are some tips to jumpstart your Sabbath School:

  • Song Service:Choose persons who can give meaningful, vibrant and diverse song service. During song service split the audience in two or more parts. Sing a verse or an entire song without music, to give variety to this ministry.
  • Prayer:Invite someone from another congregation, a child or a video (live or recorded) to offer the prayer.
  • Welcome:Use variety; gifts for the earliest attendee, and be enthusiastic.
  • Superintendent’s Remark:Be brief and relevant. Consider using a short skit to drive home the point. Make Sabbath School a place where people desire to hear what will be presented.
  • Mission Story:Sometimes have it dramatized, shown via video, or have someone from another congregation, or island tell the mission story in their own words. This may also be done via video conference, phone, etc.
  • Lesson Study:Where possible, have teachers meet to review the lesson together, before Sabbath, and occasionally switch teachers and place them before a different class. The class should involve controlled dialogue in order for the entire lesson to be reviewed. Invite a class member to come prepared to teach one of the days giving time limits, or to answer one of the questions. Additionally, have someone research in-depth a specific section of the lesson.
  • Music:Ask the artiste to sing a song (where possible) in harmony with the emphasis for that day.

Special emphasis must be placed on the facilities and materials used for the children. The rooms should have adequate ventilation, colours appropriate for the age group along with visual aids.

Two factors should not be overlooked in membership retention are involvement and fellowship.

The Sabbath School can be used as a training ground for new members to become comfortable with speaking in the church and their involvement helps with the bonding process. Thus, they take ownership of their new place of worship.

Sabbath School classes are encouraged to have regular fellowship meals with a goal of once per month. Everyone can be involved in the planning process and where possible this can take place outside of the church grounds, and members will find this as an ice breaker for their visitors who are not of our faith.

Finally, utilize the five senses in the worship and learning process, as this builds a more vibrant and healthy experience for worshippers in the Sabbath School. -Pastor Lynden Williams, Sabbath School Director


WORD SBC 88.3FM

Please be advised that our Adventist radio station WORD SBC 88.3FM will be off air until further notice. Our transmitter has been damaged leaving us only with the ability to broadcast on the internet, using the TUNE IN radio application. We are in the process of purchasing a new transmitter, along with seeking a temporary solution to allow us to resume transmission. As we seek to rectify this matter promptly, we appreciate and solicit your prayers and continued donations to this project.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. -Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Radio Coordinator


SABBATH SCHOOL WORKSHOP

The Sabbath School workshop sponsored by the Atlantic Caribbean Union concludes today, September 15, 2018. The workshop is for all officers of the Sabbath School and will be held this evening at 5 o’clock at the Breath of Life Church.-Pastor Lynden Williams, Sabbath School Director


CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT MINISTRIES

Take careful note of the activities that will be held by the CHAM Department:

Art Exhibition

Under the theme, Total Member Involvement,the CHAM Department will hold their art exhibition at the South Bahamas Conference Office on September 16 - 21. Members are asked to visit the conference office and support the children’s effort! The Art Exhibition opens at 9:00 a.m. each day and closes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday; at 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Thursday and at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

Child Preacher’s Workshop

All children are encouraged to attend the Child Preacher’s Workshop at the Ephesus Church on Parkgate Road on Sunday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Pastor Natalie Roberts will be their coach.

Week of Prayer

This will be a high week in the year of the Child and Adolescent. There will be a joint Week of Prayer on October 14 - 20. On October 14 - 19, the service will start at 7 o’clock nightly. A big baptism is planned for the concluding service on Sabbath, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. All Week of Prayer services will be held at the Living Faith Church. The emphasis is Stewardship.

Children’s Day

Our Children’s Day will be held in our churches on Sabbath, November 17, 2018. Our leaders need the support of all parents as we prepare them for ministry on the theme, Helping Kids Say Yes to Jesus!Be sure to encourage and assist where needed. -Joan Scavella, CHAM Director


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

Third Quarter (July -September)

“WE” (Women Empowerment) - at a glance:

September 2018

September 15th: Zone 3 Community outreach - Prison Visit

IMPORTANT RETREAT INFORMATION!

The registration for the Atlantic Caribbean Union Retreat, at the Grand Lucayan Resort, in Freeport Grand Bahama, on October 19-21, 2018 is now closed.

The organizers of the North Bahamas Conference have advised that all payments for hotel accommodations are now to be made at the South Bahamas Conference to Mr. Dwight Brown. Please indicate your room preference and ensure that you list the names of your roommates, along with payment. This will ensure that you are receiving the rates negotiated by the organizers, which include all meals and other taxes. Provide your confirmation numbers to T’Nee Moss, by Monday, September 10, 2018, if you have already made bookings directly with the hotel, so that the organizers may confirm the details of your reservations with Our Lucaya.

DONATION REQUEST

Kindly donate your used, but in good condition devotionals to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community out-reach projects this year.-Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director


VESPERS WITH OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

A refreshing and reflective vesper service will be held for all alumni and friends of Oakwood University at the Johnson Park Church on Farrington Road on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Be purposeful in your effort to attend. It promises to be an invigorating time with Jesus! -Mr. Ian Antonio, OU Alumni Association; Bahamas Chapter


ASI ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASI General Meeting

All Seventh-day Adventist business owners are invited to register with ASI. Please contact President Ian Greene at 556-0492; Vice president Patricia Cleare at 557-2176, or Executive Secretary, Shandera Smith at 428-4251.

Our ASI general meeting will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hillview Church. Come and find out what ASI is doing and what it has in store just for you.

ASI Business Reception

It is going to be great! It is going to be exciting! It is our ASI Business Receptionwhich will be held on September 30, 2018. Save the date! Stay tuned for more information.


ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE

2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, September 16 - 22, 2018 is: Musicians.-Pastor Peter Joseph, Prayer Coordinator


HEALTH MINISTRIES DAY

All local health leaders, past and present, Adventist Health Professionals and those with a passion for health who have been working closely with Health Ministries are invited to a joint Health Ministries Dayon September 22 at the Berea Church at 11:00 a.m. Come out and be blessed! --Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director

Calendar of Events

Sept. 16 - 22 - Health Week

Sept. 22 – Health Ministries Day

Oct. 7 - Let’s Move Day

-Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix


WEEKLY SBC WALK

Let’s continue movement! Join us every Sunday except the first Sunday in the month for overall rejuvenation. The route is Goodman's Bay to Sandyport and back. We encourage participation from all churches.

At the end of the year, the church with the greatest participation will be recognized.

Bring along some water and a fruit. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix


YOUTH TIDBITS

World Pathfinder Day

It’s that time once again! September 15th is World Pathfinder Day under the theme, Identity. Our adventurers and pathfinders, with the guidance of our master guides, will be in our pulpits lifting up the name of Jesus all over the South Bahamas Conference. In the afternoon beginning at half past four o’clock, our pathfinders, band, master guides, and our members will assemble at Windsor Park no later than 3:45 p.m. in full Class A uniform. Our adventurers will meet at the Grant’s Town Church on Wellington St. at 3:45 p.m. where they will join the parade. The route is as follows: North onto East St., West to Deveaux St., onto Baillou Hill Road, West to Meadows St., South onto Nassau St. ending at Christie Park with a brief rally. Let's come out in our uniforms and colors displaying the love of Christ.

During the month of September our pathfinder clubs will be involved in community clean-up all over our country. So, please feel free to lend a helping hand wherever you can. -Mr. Patrick Wilson, Pathfinder Director

OSH KOSH CAMPOREE

All youth interested in attending Osh Kosh Camporee in Wisconsin 2019 are advised to register now. Visit the treasury department of the conference to pay your fees.-Mr. Patrick Wilson, Pathfinder Director


SUN SETS NEXT SABBATH

September 15th, 2018, at 7:05 P.M.

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Have a blessed Sabbath!





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