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Bahamas Academy Preparing for this World and the World to Come

Knowing that our students must be prepared for service in this world and in the world to come, Bahamas Academy is deliberate in the spiritual and academic nurture of our students.

It was not by accident that Bahamas Academy for the 2016-2017 school year, chose the theme, Pursing Excellence with Christ as our Guide. We experienced success spiritually and academically. The Lord blessed our efforts in the two weeks of spiritual emphasis and through His power, souls were won to His kingdom. We regard this as a monumental success in our Lord and Saviour!

Gratitude is extended to our hard working teachers and staff for their commitment to Christian education. We also recognize our dedicated parents for choosing Bahamas Academy and thank them for the support they have given over the years.

As we reflect on our Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) results of 2017, we commend our rising stars on their outstanding performance.

The three top achievers in the BJC are:

  • Sharai Lunn 8 A’s, 1 B
  • Hiedi Hughes 7 A’s, 2 B’s
  • Jalecia Williams 7 A’s, 2 B’s

The three top achievers in the BGCSE are:

  • Celesta Stuart 5 A’s, 4 B’s, 1C
  • Brinel Jacques 3 A’s, 1 B, 5C’s
  • Tyla Rahming 2 A’s, 4 B’s, 2C’s

We applaud all our students who were successful in their examinations and wish them well for the future.

I appeal to our church and the wider communities, to take another look at Bahamas Academy and to give your support, make Bahamas Academy your school of choice.

As we contemplate our theme for this school year, Transformed to Serve, we hope to transform your child for service here on earth and for higher and wider service in the world to come. -Mr. T. Milton Lewis, Principal; Bahamas Academy


COMMUNITY SERVICES

1. There will be a very important Community Services meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church. All local church departmental leaders are urged to attend.

2. All community service departments who are planning to sell food during the Community Service and Pathfinders exhibition on Monday, October 9, 2017 are asked to sign up at the conference or indicate by emailing Pastor Craig Williams at craigwilliams1000@hotmail.com.

Additionally, please indicate specific rental supplies (tents, tables and chairs) needed for your church. -Pastor Craig Williams, Coordinator


CHAM DOCTRINAL SEMINAR

MEETING FOR ALL CHAM LEADERS AND ASSISTANT LEADERS

All Children and Adolescent Ministries Leaders and Assistant Leaders are encouraged to attend an important meeting at the South Bahamas Conference on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Just an hour!

-NEW DATE FOR DOCTRINAL SEMINAR-

The new date for the doctrinal seminar for children and adolescents is Sunday, October 8, 2017. It will be held at the Breath of Life Seventh-day Adventist Church at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Parents are encouraged to register their children. Get your registration form/s from your local leader or the South Bahamas Conference Office. -Joan Scavella, Director


ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, September 17 - 23, 2017 is: Positive Disposition. -Pastor Peter Joseph, Prayer Coordinator


PRAYER MINISTRIES CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATE

The 3rd Annual SBC Prayer Conference and Retreat will be held in New Providence, Bahamas on February 1 - 4, 2018. Our location will not be the same as previous years. Follow the Logos and other media for information on the new location, payment process, and amenities for the 2018 program. -Sister Ali McIntosh & Elder David Knowles


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT

-September 22 - 24, 2017

Under the theme “Women of the Word”, the women of Cat Island along with Sister Jacqueline Gibson and a team of women from New Providence will converge at the Media Center on Friday evening and at the Seaview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sabbath morning for a dynamic weekend of prayer, praise, spiritual renewal, and discovery.

On Sabbath afternoon there will be a special focused session for the young ladies of the church and community.

Zone 3 will also do a community out-reach on Sunday morning.

All ladies interested in traveling with the Women’s Ministries team to Cat Island are asked to kindly contact Sister Vernita Rahming at 465-4428 or Ingrid Brooks at 341-4021 so that we may plan with you in mind.

Tune In To 88.3 FM

Please continue with us on our remarkable journey by tuning in on 88.3 FM to our programs, She Speaks and Pretty Purse.

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.

Have You Registered Yet?

Under the theme, “Fulfilling My Purpose”, the South Bahamas Conference will be hosting the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s (ATCU) Retreat at the Melia Resort, on October 20-22, 2017 with guest speaker, Linda Anderson. She is a mother and an author and currently serves as the Dean of Women at Oakwood University. She comes to us with a wealth of experience having served for years as an on-air radio host and has a deep love for women and in particular, young women.

Registration is extended to September 20. Fill in your registration form and return to your local leader or to the South Bahamas Conference office. Spaces are filling up!

Please remember that each attendee is responsible for making her hotel reservations and should use the Retreat Code - WOREAI.

Lastly, our retreat services are open to all, so let us not keep this good news to ourselves and invite our sisters from other faiths to join us.

-Sister Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director


AHPA WEEK

The Adventist Health Professionals Association will celebrate its First Annual Adventist Health Professionals Association Week with the theme, 'I Choose to Live Healthily,' on September 17 - 24, 2017. Lots of exciting events are planned including a health float parade! Highlights include:

  • Sunday, September 17 - Fun, Run, Walk at 6:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 20 - Prayer and Praise Service at the New Providence Seventh-day Church at 7:15 p.m.
  • Sabbath, September 23 - Thanksgiving Service at the Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church at 11:00 a.m.

The Adventist Health Professionals are excited and are on the move, encouraging all to commit to a healthier way of living. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director


CHAM ART EXHIBITION

October: The second annual CHAM Art Exhibition is coming soon: The theme is “The Refreshing”. Start working on your pieces! Exhibits will be on display at the South Bahamas Conference Office. All entrants will receive a prize. Each church is encouraged to have at least one entry. The exhibition will be at the South Bahamas Conference Office in October. -Mrs. Joan M. Scavella, CHAM Director


SoBCRA TO MEET

All retirees are requested to meet at the South Bahamas Conference office on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Please make a special effort to attend this important quarterly meeting. -Dr. John Carey, President; SoBCRA


MARANATHA HEALTH SEMINAR

SAVE THE DATE!

Natural Remedies Seminar with Valerie Schreiber ND, Lifestyle Educator from Uchee Pines will be held at the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church on October 25-29, 2017. Learn the benefits of clay, the danger of EMF coming from cell phones, and how to make your own salves, poultices and formulas. Plan now to be there! For further information, please contact Mrs. Farquharson at 327-3760. -Mrs. Gayle Farquharson, Health Ministries Leader; Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church


ADVENTIST BOOK AND NUTRITION CENTRE

*The Adventist Book and Nutrition Centre is please to inform our customers that the Mission Study Bible with Ellen G. White Commentary is available for our members and community friends.

*To avoid delay, all churches are urged to settle their accounts before they collect Sabbath School supplies. -Mrs. Cherry Blackmore, ABCN Manager


A TALENT BENEFIT

A Talent Benefit themed "Passion through Praise" will be hosted at the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, in aid of Chilé Fernandez's University expenses on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. It will be a night of music and poetry and all are invited to attend in support of this most worthy event. A special offering will be collected. -C. Fernandez


CHANGE OF DATE IN BOOK SIGNING

Emma The island Girl

The new date of the book signing is September 22, 2017. Other information below remains the same.


YOUTH TIDBITS

The Pathfinder Day March is on Sabbath, September 16, 2017. We are asking ALL Band members, Pathfinders and Masterguides to assemble at Windsor Park at 3:30 p.m. sharp in Class A Uniform. The march leaves Wullf Road promptly at 4:00 p.m.

However, the Adventurers will meet at the Grant’s Town Seventh-day Adventist Church and will join the parade on the corner just before Meadows Street. On arrival at Clifford Park, we strongly urge everyone to remain for the address of the Minister of Youth and Culture and the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Michael Pintard and the Honourable Marvin Dames respectively. Our youth will be encouraged. -Mr. Patrick Wilson, Pathfinder Director

CAMPOREE IN OSHKOSH

All pathfinders interested in attending the North American Division Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2019 are advised to call Mr. Patrick Wilson at the conference office. -Mr. Patrick Wilson, Jnr.

SUN SETS NEXT SABBATH

September 23, 2017 AT 7:05 P.M.

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Have a blessed Sabbath!





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