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We invite church leaders, teachers, department heads, church members and youngsters to get involved as we launch “The Talking Backpack” at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church this afternoon (Saturday, January 13, 2018) at half past three. Our special guest is Mrs. Melba Dinorah Rivera, Children and Adolescent Ministries Director of the Inter-American Division.
The Year of the Child and Adolescent initiative seeks to reinforce Chritian values and encourage youngsters to study, live and share the message of the gospel with their friends and neighbors.
For the entire year, our children and adolescents will focus on ways to share Jesus with friends and acquaintances at church and in the community. Yes, it is an evangelistic programme! It will help our children to Be Evangelism!
According to our division leader, Dr. Isreal Leito, “This is not a program to keep the children entertained, while parents are involved in the church,”
“The initiative is for children and adolescents to be integral parts of spreading the gospel; not as we do so [as adults] but in their circles, their culture, in modern methods through this ‘Talking Backpack’”.
The “Talking Backpack” is at the heart of the 12-month initiative where patches and pins earned will be displayed on children’s and adolescent’s backpacks as they study and learn character building traits such as truthfulness, courtesy, respect, gratefulness, forgiveness, punctuality, service, responsibility, obedience, integrity, optimism, and kindness through various activities at local churches.
Our leaders at the Inter-American Division to our local Conference leaders are excited about “The Talking Backpack”. Our women’s ministries department, men’s, Sabbath School, Stewardship, all departments especially our personal ministries directors in our local churches are ready to labour with CHAM as we nurture missionaries for this exciting time to which the Lord has called us. God has great things in store for us in 2018!
In the words of our president, “Stick and stay with our children as we celebrate, The Year of the Child and Adolescent. -Mrs. Joan Scavella, Children and Adolescent Ministries Director
(CHAM means Children and Adolescent Ministries)
January 10 - 20, 2018
Welcome to Ten Days of Prayer 2018! We are so thankful that we can start this year with prayer. God has worked many miracles in past years as we sought Him in prayer and fasting. The Holy Spirit has wrought revival, conversions, renewed passion for evangelism, and healed relationships. Truly, prayer is the birthplace of revival!
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confessions” (Hebrews 4:14, NKJV).
A PRAYER EXPERIENCE WITH
Our High Priest
DAY 1 - The Anointing Oil
DAY 2 - Holiness Unto the Lord
DAY 3 - Bare Feet
DAY 4 - The Robe
DAY 5 - The Ephod
DAY 6 - The Girdle
DAY 7 - The Breastplate
DAY 8 - Urim and Thummim
DAY 9 - The Censer
DAY 10 - The Bells and Pomegranates
We believe your life and the lives of those you pray for will be changed as you join fellow church members in praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, whom the Father has promised to give to those who ask Him. Visit http://www.tendaysofprayer.org/
for additional information. -Pastor Paul Scavella, PresidentATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
I wish to express profound gratitude to the laity for their consistent and dedicated support in the winning of souls in 2017. You have made sacrifices in many instances to the work of God. We applaud your efforts! Let us continue to embrace Total Member Involvement as we blaze the path of evangelism in 2018. -Pastor Paul Scavella
The Adventist Book and Nutrition Centre has a sale on all books including devotionals in January. -Mrs. Cherry Blackmore, Manager
The ABNC will be closed on January 14, 2018. -Mrs. Cherry Blackmore, Manager
The Path to Life Total Health Experience will blast off on Saturday, February 17, 2018 with evangelist and life coach, Paul Scavella at the H D Colburn gymnatorium. Meetings will be held nightly at 7 o’clock except Monday and Thursday. These engaging presentations will continue until March 18, 2018. Tap in on the coaching of organic church growth.
Remember to attend the Rally nights as indicated below:
January 31, 2018: at the Centreville Church with Pastor Peter Joseph
February 7, 2018: at the Philadelphia Church with Pastor Valentino Campbell
February 14, 2018: at the Message of Hope Church with Pastor Terry Tanis.
Come and explore “The Power of With!” -Pastor Jamal Franklyn, PR and Pastor Terry Tanis, Coordinator
State of the Conference will be held on January 24 - 28, 2018. The theme, Refreshed and Revived is guaranteed to refuel your spiritual journey! Services will be held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:00 p.m. All services will be joint except Sabbath morning. On Sabbath afternoon, the service will commence at 4:00 p.m. -Conference Administration
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, January 14 - 20, 2018 is: Lord Transform Me Reaping Campaigns in 2019. -Pastor Peter Joseph, Prayer Coordinator
The annual law enforcement and public officers’ annual service will be held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sabbath, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. All serving and retired officers are asked to attend. -Officer Teddy McDonald, Coordinator
The Grant’s Town Seventh-day Adventist Church on Wellington Street will hold nightly meetings for the Ten Days of Prayer. You are invited to join them beginning tonight, during this time of introspection and intercession. Every evening at 7:00 p.m. at the church. -Prayer Ministries
The 3rd annual South Bahamas Conference Prayer Ministries Prayer Conference and Retreat will be held at the Courtyard Marriot on West Bay Street in New Providence, Bahamas on February 1 - 4, 2018.
The speaker for the conference is Randy Maxwell. He is the pastor of the Kuna Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kuna Idaho. Prior to this, he served as Creative Director for Advertising at Pacific Press Publishing in Nampa, Idaho. Pastor Maxwell is a well-known author, an international prayer and revival conference speaker, and the founder of If My People Pray Ministries. He has inspired thousands to pursue revival and a passionate personal relationship with God.
Call 341-4021 to reserve your room! Residential or non-residential registration is available. Space is limited. Call Elder David Knowles: 4251191, Elder Keble Dawkins: 455-0276, or Sis. Ali McIntosh: 423-2709 for package prices. -Prayer Ministries
All persons interested in travelling to Uchee Pines on March 25-29, 2018 to attend the Simple Remedies and Preventive Medicine seminar may contact Sis. Nathelyn LaCroix at 323-0610. -Sister Nathelyn LaCroix
SAVE THE DATE
8 Weeks to Wellness 2018 starts February 5, 2018. Put things in order now for this beneficial exposure to your health! Call 341-4021 or 323-0610 for registration details. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix
All newly elected Women’s Ministries Leaders (for the 2018) are asked to submit their names, contact information, and the name of their church to T’nee Moss at the South Bahamas Conference office (341-4021) as soon as possible. -Mrs. J. Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director
The directors, assistant directors, and coordinators of the various ministries of the South Bahamas Conference wish to thank our local church leaders, and members for working ardently in our churches in 2017. The ministries would not have encountered the measure of success they experienced had it not been for you! God bless you as we serve in 2018. -Directors, Assistant Directors and Coordinators, South Bahamas Conference
This is the amended schedule of programs for ATV:
Take note of the quadrant that your church is in:
Centreville, Message of Hope, Peardale, Ephesus, Agape, New Haven, Ebenezer, and La Senda de la Vida (8)
New Providence, Living Faith, Redemption, Maranatha, Philadelphia and Real Harvest (6)
Grant’s Town, Johnson Park, New Englerston, Francophone, and Gambier (5)
Hillview, Bethany, Adelaide, Berea, Bethel, Good News, and Breath of Life (7)
* Should your pastor be the coordinator or speaker of another quadrant, your church will attend the campaign in that quadrant. This relates to quadrants one and two only. -Personal Ministries Department
New Masterguide Class
Masterguide Class 2018 begins January 21, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church. Masterguide T-shirts will be on sale.
Leadership Award and Advanced Leadership Award
Pathfinder Leadership Award and Advanced Pathfinder Leadership Award Courses begin January 28, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. at the Hillview Church. In order to register for these leadership courses, one should be an invested masterguide having served in a club for a minimum of one year.
Registration for Masterguide class ends on February 4, 2018.
Registration for Pathfinder Leadership Award and Advanced Pathfinder Leadership Award ends on February 11, 2018.
Registration forms are available at the Conference Headquarters. -Mr. Patrick Wilson, Jnr., Pathfinder Coordinator
Conference website: http://southbahamasconference.org
Have a blessed Sabbath!
Work in progress. Return here for updates January 3.
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