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What is the Pathfinder Club Ministry?

The Pathfinder Club is a community-centered multidisciplinary program designed for both boys and girls, grades 5 through 10. The program offers action, adventure, challenge and group activities that produce team spirit and loyalty to the church.

One of the Pathfinder clubs’ basic purposes is to fulfill the Elijah message of Malachi in which the “hearts of the parents are turned toward their children and the hearts of the children are turned to their parents.” As parents and church members work, worship and play together with the Pathfinders, the so-called generation gap disappears in a bond of common experience. Children learn best by example; the whole Pathfinder philosophy is built on this idea. It is important, then, that spiritually committed, dedicated leaders of high principles be chosen to work with the Pathfinders.

The Pathfinder club provides a key step in the educational program of the church for it provides the opportunity to take children out of a classroom setting into an outdoor adventure.

The Pathfinder objectives require a commitment from the Pathfinder leaders, most of whom are youth mentoring youth.

  1. Help Pathfinders to understand that the church loves, cares for and appreciates them and needs them in its total program.
  2. Show Pathfinders what God has planned for their lives.
  3. Train Pathfinders for missionary, community & humanitarian service.
  4. Work for the salvation of each individual Pathfinder.  Seventy percent of all Adventist children who eventually become members of the church make their decision before the age of 14. “Children of eight, ten, or twelve years are old enough to be addressed on the subject of personal religion.” (Testimonies, Vol. 1, p. 400).
  5. Develop the Pathfinder’s appreciation for nature and a concern for the environment.

“In order for children and youth to have health, cheerfulness, vivacity, and well-developed muscles and brains, they should be much in the open air and have well-regulated employment and amusement” (Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 83). During campouts, nature activities, and studying for nature honors, Pathfinders learn firsthand about the creative power of God. The study of nature develops a fellowship with the Creator-God.

Contributed by the South Bahamas Conference Youth Department. Excerpt from the Youth Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.




1-3: III Family Island Youth Congress & ACLASS (San Salvador)
1: Mission Transform 242: Local church AY visit & pray at a police station
7 - 9: SBC Youth Retreat
7 - 9: CHAM Retreat
8: Women Ministries & GEMS Emphasis
8: Stewardship Emphasis Day
9: Pathfinder Club Evaluations
14: Bahamas Academy Secondary Baccalaureate Service
17: Bahamas Academy Elementary/Early Learning Center Graduation (a.m.)
17: Bahamas Academy Secondary Graduation (p.m.)
27-30: SBC Pathfinder Camporee
27: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
28: RENEW (Launch of SBC Ministerial Magazine)


There will be a special called meeting for all Elders and Church Officers to meet with the Conference Administrators on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Hillview Church at 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Important issues will be discussed.

Pastor Kenny Deveaux, President.

All Elders, Church Clerks and assistants are asked to attend a special meeting at the Grant’s Town Church on Sunday June 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Please be on time. Family Island Elders and Church Clerks will be related to through the district Pastors. --Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Executive Secretary.  



Please note that Sabbath School supplies are available for collection. All churches are asked to bring their accounts up to date. – Mrs. Tania Nomafo, Assistant ABNC Manager.

ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE 2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, June 23 – June 29, 2019 is: Solution to Financial Challenges.


IAD - ASI CONVENTION:  The ASI Convention for the Inter-American Division will be an unforgettable experience. Register now with your local ASI leader/ representative at your church. Convention begins August 21 - 24, 2019 at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Persons from throughout the Inter-American Division will be there. You must plan now to be there too. Registration is ongoing. --Ms. Shandera Smith, Executive Secretary, A.S.I. 



Adventist Spotlight will be recording:
July 6 - Pastor Alvarico Moss (New Providence Church)
August 3 - Pastor Danhugh Gordon (Johnson Park Church)

All Pastors are asked to indicate their availability. Mr. Harold Dorsett, Television Coordinator-SBC Media Network.



Vacation Bible Xperience Schedule

In Jamii Kingdom

JULY 1 - 5, 2019
Good News Church - 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Maranatha Church - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Church - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ephesus Church - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Berea Church - 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. (Mon.-Thur.) / 9:00 a.m. - Noon (Friday)

JULY 1 - 12, 2019
Grant’s Town Church - 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hillview Church - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

JULY 7 – 13, 2019
Breath of Life Church - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.



Bahamas Academy is accepting applications for the following positions:

Grades 7 – 9: Mathematics, Technical Drawing, General Science, English Literature, English Language, Social Studies

Grades 10 – 12: Accounts, Commerce, Biology, Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry

   Applicants should possess at least a bachelor’s degree in the subject area and have a Teacher’s Certificate.  Teaching experience would be an asset.

Applications can be emailed to or sent to the following address:

 The Office of Education
South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
P. O. Box N-356
Nassau Bahamas

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Education Department of the South Bahamas Conference is looking for persons in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in studying teacher education. Interested persons may contact the office of education at their earliest convenience. --Elder Anthony Burrows, Education Director.



Thank You:  The Health Ministries Departments would like to thank all persons who attended and participated in the Medical Missionary Training and the Laws of Life Seminar.  A special thank you is extended to our local presenters, the organizing committee, the Pastors, Officers and Members of the Grant’s Town Church and the Administration and Staff of Bahamas Academy Secondary. Let us continue to do the work that God has entrusted to us!

Youth Vegan Cook Off:  The Health Ministries Department will be sponsoring the third Annual Youth Vegan Cook Off on July 7, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road. All persons between the ages of 10 – 17 years, who enjoy cooking and eating delicious vegan dishes are invited to participate. If you are interested, form a team of four and come showoff your cooking skills. Trophies, prizes and surprises will be awarded. To register your team, or for more information kindly contact your local Health leader or Nathelyn LaCroix at 323-0610   or email to

Health Pulpit Exchange:  On July 20, 2019 the Health Leaders of the Conference and the members of the Adventist Health Professionals Association will participate in a health pulpit exchange by presenting health messages throughout the conference. Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director.


Second Quarter 

“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q2 Forecast:
June 2019
23 – Philadelphia Women’s Ministries Dental Health Lecture, 4:00 p.m. in Philadelphia Church Fellowship Hall
30 – Centreville Women’s Ministries Father’s Day Celebration

Save the Date!:  Under the theme, “In Christ”, the Turks & Caicos Conference will be hosting the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s Retreat. This amazing retreat will convene at East Bay Resort, South Caicos on November 1-3, 2019 with guest speaker, Janice Johnson-Browne. Kindly see your local leader for further details. Please also note there will be no registration forms accepted after August 31, 2019. 

Special Note:  Please be reminded that the deadline for the registration fee and shirt sizes for the ATCU Retreat being held in South Caicos is due by June 30, 2019. Registration forms can be collected at the SBC Office from Mrs. Brooks and payments made to Mr. Dwight Brown. Please see your local Women’s Ministries Leader for any further information.

DONATION REQUEST:  Used, But In Good Condition Devotionals.  Kindly donate to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community outreach projects this year. --Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.


Youth Month: July.  Launch: Hillview Church - Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M.

Basketball Jamboree: Saturday night, June 22, 2019 Time: 8:15 p.m. HD Colburn Gym

Adventist Basketball League 2019: Every Saturday Night: July 6, 13, 20, 27.Time: TBA   Teams are asked to register at Conference Office.

Adventist Track & Field Olympics 2019 Sunday, August 4, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.  T.A.R. (Former National Track & Field Stadium)

Adventist Youth Awards 2019: Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019 Time: 5:45 p.m.   Venue: Super Clubs Breezes Resort & Spa    TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!

Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.


All members are invited to participate in all of our joint prayer meetings for the reminder of the year. Please note that each service will be held at 6 o’clock in the morning with the exception of July which will be from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.




Good News






Grant’s Town


New Providence

November 3-8, 2019 - Week of Prayer Early Morning Joint Meetings at 5:00 a.m.  each morning at the Grant’s Town.

March 13 -15, 2020 - Prayer Conference will be held. I am asking all members to start preparing for this awesome experience. Our guest will be Pastor Pavel Gora- Ministry Magazine Editor. You will not want to miss this. – Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Prayer Coordinator.


Sites For Reviving The Spirit Of Service Campaign  August 10-17, 2019

It’s time to revive the spirit of service. Get involved in your sites. The method is PEOPLE TO PEOPLE. Jesus said go into all the world. People reach people.

Centreville and New Haven
Peardale, Ephesus, Agape, Message of Hope
La Senda de la Vida
New Englerston and Living Faith
Grant’s Town and Johnson Park
New Providence and Real Harvest
Maranatha, Philadelphia and Redemption
Bethel, Francophone, Ebenezer
Hillview, Bethany, Adelaide, Gambier
Good News, Berea, Breath of Life


Our Music Department Presents A Musical   Production: “Jesus the Reason for our Praise”. Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.  Baillou Hill Road South. It’s a Praise Fest! You don’t want to miss this!

Mrs. Anisia Knowles



You are invited to a plant-based cooking demo at the Bethany Church on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  –Sister Rosemary Cooper, Bethany Church.



The Prayer Saturated Church Seminar - July 7, 2019 - 9 a.m. -12 noon at the Centreville Church. You are invited to this special forum which will impact your personal and corporate prayer life. The Seminar will also feature the Launch of "10 Prayers of Faith For Tough Times" - Author: Paul A. Scavella. Other presenters include: Pastor Jon Dorsett, Evangelist Barbara Carey, Master David Wallace, Evin Musgrove, Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe, and Deborah Zonicle.

Free Registration is available at or call Elder David Knowles at 425-1191 and 601-4131or Elder Roger Rolle at 558-0030.  --Centreville Prayer and Personal Ministries Departments.



TIME: 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
VENUE: Living Faith Church Parking Lot, Old Trail Road (Opposite Solomon’s Super Center)

Come and Enjoy a Day of Fun, Food and Festivity!   Featuring Live Music by Bahamian Choirs & Youth Bands

Proceeds in Aid of our church Community Services & Education Scholarship Fund. 

--Mrs. Jasmine Knowles, Education Leader. 

“LET’S TALK SEX”--Living Faith and Centreville churches – The Adventist Youth department of our churches will be hosting a Sex Education Series, beginning June 15 to July 20, 2019 at the Living Faith Church. You are invited to join in the discussions on a variety of related topics every Saturday (during this period) at 5:30 p.m. Come for the Real Talk, Exciting Activities and more!


Biggest Loser Challenge.  The Women’s Ministries Department of the New Providence Church is inviting all persons who are interested in being a part of a weight lose lifestyle change program to join them every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. at Goodman’s Bay. For more details, please call 323-0610. --Sister Sharon Roach, Women’s Ministries Leader. 



A Praise & Worship Workshop will be held with Theo Milford, Worship Leader & Gospel Recording Artist, from the Washington DC Metro Area.

Date: July 18 – 20, 2019. Time: 7:00 p.m. nightly. Venue: Philadelphia Church, Nevis Way, Elizabeth Estates.

Interested persons are welcomed.


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By Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
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CALL 341-4021


     June 29, 2019 AT 8:03 P.M.