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The Psalmist David in Psalm 48:1-2 declares, Our God is a great God, and He is worthy of our praise and honor.

As we at the South Bahamas Conference crossed the proverbial bridge between 2020 and 2021 and glanced briefly into our rearview mirrors, we viewed the many unexpected challenges encountered on our journey as we rounded each corner in 2020. Yet, amidst the challenges, we saw the almighty hands of God leading like a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night each step of the way.

On behalf of the Administration of the South Bahamas Conference, I would like to register our profound gratitude to each member of this Conference for your faithfulness to God as we navigated the course throughout the year. As we enter 2021, we do so with renewed focus, vigor, and prayerful anticipation, and encourage each person to double their efforts in support of the work that lies ahead. Ellen G. White reminds us, “We have nothing to fear for the future except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us and His teaching in our past history.”

Empowered by Christ, 2021 is going to be a great year!

I invite you to avail yourselves to be used and to simply follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

We began this year in prayer and praise with our sister conferences in the Atlantic Caribbean Union, and we want to thank the Union’s leadership in this regard.

PRAYER is the most essential tool of a Christian and therefore we should always be in an attitude of prayer during 2021. Every aspect of our beings must be bathed in prayer as we seek God’s blessings. Just as we began, we will continue in PRAYER throughout 2021. We pray that God will open the windows of heaven and pour out such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. God wants to use us to help finish this work, so in this emerging environment we must be innovative, resilient, and empowered.

Training will also be high on the Conference’s agenda. We begin very early with “Mobilization 300” where we will train and empower a minimum of 300 lay members in the field of evangelism. We would like each member, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to lead one person to Christ in the first quarter of 2021. Studies will continue with those new members who will subsequently be trained to be a disciple of Christ to lead one additional person to Christ. I encourage you to register with your church so that you can be a part of this training exercise that takes place during the period January 4-7, 2021.

This year will be remarkable and rewarding as we all surrender our lives to the leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit. Do not allow anyone or any situation to distract you from your walk with Christ. God is our leader, and it is Him whom we will follow from victory unto victory! - Pastor Kenny Deveaux, President, South Bahamas Conference


1: ATCU Prayer & Praise Service

2: Day of Prayer & Fasting / All Night Prayer Service (7pm-7am) / I Will Go: “Sapp! Post!” Local Church

4: SBC Workers Meeting

4-7: Mobilization 300 Training

6-16: Ten Days of Prayer

8-9: Convention / Conference Wide Social

10: Annual Meeting

11: Let’s Move To Live (Virtual Launch)

13: Publishing Board

14: Audit Meetings / Bahamas Academy School Board

17: Sabbath School Superintendents & Secretaries Training / Grant Writing Workshop

21: Conference Executive Committee Meeting

22-24: A. C.L.A.S.S. – 10 Hrs. ADV, PDF/SYL Course

24: AHPA & Health Ministries Re-consecration Service

24: CHAM Planning Meeting

30: Park ‘N’ Praise (Joint AY)

31: Masterguide Program Registration / Sabbath School Teachers’ Training

31: Communication Leaders Meeting

Theme: “Empowered by Christ, I Will Go”
January 8-11, 2021.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paula Olivier, Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church, Freeport NY.

January 8: Worship Service @ 7:00p.m.

January 9: Sabbath School @ 9:30a.m. (Youth & Adults) / Children’s Sabbath School – ATV 658 @ 9:30a.m. / Divine Worship Service @11:00a.m. / Afternoon Service @ 4:00p.m. / Social @ 7:00p.m.

January 10: Annual Meeting @ 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.

January 11: Let’s Move to Live Virtual Fun/Run/Walk

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MEET OUR CONVENTION SPEAKERDr. Paula Olivier is the Pastor of the Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church, Freeport, New York. She has preached across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Venezuela, the Caribbean and Israel. Dr. Olivier is also a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach. She is founder and creator of the Life Skills Academy that teaches community youth financial literacy, basic automotive, health and job readiness. Her favorite text comes from Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” This is her motivation for ministry–a deep sense of indebtedness to the Cross of Calvary.


January 4-7 (7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.): Evangelism matters. In fact, every convert or disciple had his or her beginning in some sort of Gospel experience—secret or public. As a community of growing disciples, the SBC Personal Ministry Department is making available intensive equipping and training for 300 disciples January 4-7, 2021, 7:00p.m to 9:00p.m nightly. After resourcing the 300 disciples, each one will return to their varied churches to motivate and tool the masses of the membership for discipleship and evangelism in the first quarter of 2021. The signature activity for every church/district will be a virtual evangelistic series. All digital Gospel series should take place in February and March 2021. Those who are not delegates to MOBILIZATION 300 but sense a need to attend may get involved as well. A zoom link will be sent to accommodate all attendees. - Dr. Peter Joseph, Personal Ministries Director.

Sabbath School Supplies
Sabbath school supplies are available for pickup. Please ensure that all accounts are up to date.
Holiday Store Hours
Closed - December 24, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Reopen - January 5, 2021


Upcoming Events - 2021
January 11 - Let’s Move to Live Fun/Run/ Walk
February 8 - 8 Weeks to Wellness

We welcome our newest Family Medicine Specialist, Dr. Sanita D. Belgrave. May God continue to richly bless you as you labour in this part of the vineyard. - Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director.

On behalf of the Music Committee of the South Bahamas Conference, I wish to thank all those who participated in the recent Festival of Carols. Your dedication, commitment and hard work really showed through the items rendered. I especially thank the Communications Department for bringing this project to fruition. Thanks also to the SBC Administration for their support during the year.

As we begin the New Year, let us continue to “Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus” and keep Him the Centre of our Lives”. Have a Blessed New Year. - Mrs. Annette Lavern Dorsett, Coordinator, South Bahamas Conference Music Committee.

New Year Blessings from Women’s Ministries

On behalf of the Women’s Ministries Department of the South Bahamas Conference, I wish to take this opportunity to extend to each of you a happy New Year and one that is filled with all God’s blessings.

Under the theme ‘God’s Beloved Daughters, Shining for Christ’, my hope and prayer is that we enter 2021, more resolved than ever, to do the special work God has for us.

We will still be unable to connect physically initially, but our innovative and spiritually inspiring initiatives will come to you from your Local Leader, as well as they will be posted on our Facebook page. Additionally, we are asking all new leaders to kindly contact Sis. Tanya Miller at the SBC Office with your contact details.

My team and I are grateful to you, the many faithful women, who supported and provided encouragement during last year and look forward to an even greater commitment to God’s cause this year.

Stay poised and ready, as we continue to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to Shine for Christ in 2021.


Prayer of Consecration – January 9, 2021

International Women’s Day of Prayer – March 6, 2021

Women’s Devotional Submissions Deadline June 2021

Pause and Pray Wednesday.

Don’t forget our weekly Pause and Pray appointment on Wednesdays at noon which will be expanded in 2021. Details to follow.

Used, But In
Good Condition Devotionals

Kindly donate to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community outreach projects this year.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions or need additional information on any of our initiatives, kindly email us at - Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.

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