Children's Day: Ministering For Eternity
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Our churches should be a place where the children can feel loved, accepted and safe. A place where they not only learn about the Bible but experience it in order to grow spiritually. Our ministry to them must be one that provides worship, teaching and fun activities that expose them to the word of God and challenge them to develop a meaningful relationship with Him. This can only be realized if at our churches we have ‘missionary volunteers’ who are passionate and eager to be the vehicle in molding these young minds. In many instances, churches seem to fill positions randomly leaving our precious jewels in the hands of individuals who are not at all suited for this ministry. We know this because of their lack luster to plan and execute appropriate programs for our children.

Mark 10:14, KJV: “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” ... He said to them, ‘Let the children come to me’.

According to a Step by Step Guide for Organizing Children’s Ministries in the Local Church, those of us that are involved in the Children and Adolescent Ministries should seek to fulfill this mission by developing ministries to accomplish our overall mission:

Grace-oriented ministries. When this is realized all children find not only acceptance but forgiveness and are eager to commit to this God of grace.

Inclusive ministries. The volunteers who minister and the children to whom they minister will be cherished and involved irrespective of their race, color, language, gender, age, abilities, or socio-economic conditions.

Leadership ministries. As a part of this ministry we should always be seeking to learn new techniques, and this will come through programs of self-empowerment and training.

Service-oriented ministries. Children learn best when given the opportunity for hands on service to people in their community. Therefore, it’s good for us to establish regular outreach to others that may very well continue throughout the children’s lives.

Cooperative ministries. The Children and Adolescent Ministries Department as well as other departments in the church should work along with other ministries, such as Family or Women’s Ministries, Sabbath School, Health Ministries, among others to accomplish shared goals.

Safe ministries. It is of outmost importance that we provide a safe environment for our children. With this in mind, our churches should choose volunteers with high spiritual and moral backgrounds. It should be our mandate to establish safeguards to protect children from physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse, ensuring the Church from liability.

Evangelistic ministries. The peers of our children should have the opportunity to meet Jesus too through programs like Vacation Bible Schools, Neighborhood Bible Clubs, and Story Hours on media platforms.

Rick Chromey in his book, Children’s Ministries Guide for Smaller Churches, reiterated the important fact that, “Churches are exciting places for ministry. I believe that a dynamic Children’s Ministry is often what makes a church successful. Successes or failures in Children’s Ministry will determine who is in the congregation a generation from now.”
--Mrs. Lavern A. Sturrup, Children & Adolescent Ministries Director, South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Sabbath November 23 - CHILDREN’S DAY (Morning - Individual churches)
AGAPE PRAISE at 4:00p.m – Hillview Church. Our CHAM Church choirs will be performing. Come Sing Praises to God!
Sunday November 24 – CHAM FUN DAY 10a.m-5p.m, Bahamas Academy School grounds, Marshall Road.
Activities: Go-kart Rides, Paintball, Fun, Prizes, Games, Movies, Bouncing Castles & More!      
Entrance Fee: $8
Your favorite foods will be on sale!

23: CHAM - Children’s Day (in all churches)
23: CHAM - Agape Praise
24: SBC Youth Council Elections
24: Youth Council Elections
27 - 30: SBC Bible Conference (Islam and Christianity in Prophecy)

The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, November 24 – 30, 2019: Local Church Family Ministries Directors and Their Families.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. ADRA Bahamas is one of the newest country offices, and to meet the demands of our growing operations, we are looking for a committed Christian to fill the newly established role of Finance Manager. The position will be based in Nassau with approximately 20% of time given to traveling within the Bahamas and eventually to overseas once or twice a year. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:
1.Maintaining accounting records current and auditable
2.Produce monthly financial statements and other financial reports as needed, the distribution of the reports to the ADRA board, all relevant donors, the regional office, and project managers.
3.Must be familiar with all contracts and budgets (both project and country office).
4.Ensure compliance with all donor regulations relating to finance.
5.Develop and implement internal control systems.
6.Strategic budgeting, and cash flow planning.
Educational Qualification:
Graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Accounting, Economics, or Business Management
Required Experience:
At least 4 years in Accounting or Finance in the local Government, private companies, or NGOs, preferably in management positions. Interested candidates meeting the above requirements need  to  express  their  interest exclusively via email to:, no later than November 22, 2019. Telephone calls will not be accepted. Further instructions on the application process will be conveyed by reply email.

The Adventist Book and Nutrition Center is having a Storewide Thanksgiving Sale on Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 9: 00a.m to 6:00p.m.  Don’t miss the savings!
–Mr. Noel Browne

‘Islam and Christianity-Daniel 11’
on November 27-30, 2019 at the
Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church with Guest Presenter, Tim Roosenberg, Author of the book Islam & Christianity In Prophecy: a study of Daniel 11.
All members are invited to attend!

There will be training on the Digital Mixer Board for local church media teams and persons interested in serving in this area on January 19 & 26, 2020 with Mr. Dwayne Roberts, Professional Audio Engineer. Plan now to attend.
–Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Communication Director

Adventist Health Professionals and Health Ministries Year-end Social. The Year-end social for the Adventist Health Professionals Association (AHPA) and the Health Ministries of our Conference is scheduled for December 1, 2019 at Poseidon’s Table, Royal Towers, Atlantis Paradise Island at 12:45 p.m. All are invited. RSVP with Mrs. Rosemary Cooper, AHPA President at  455-2373 or  Nathelyn LaCroix at 826-8486.

8 Weeks to Wellness 2020
8 Weeks To Wellness 2020 under the theme 'I Choose To Live Healthy' is scheduled to begin on February 3, 2020 at the New Providence Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Come and learn how to manage and prevent illness physically, mentally and spiritually. God can do more with healthy people.

8 Weeks to Wellness Training

All persons interested in volunteering as a coach or any other area for 8 Weeks to Wellness 2020 are invited to a meeting on December 10, 2019 at 5:30p.m at the South Bahamas Conference headquarters.
—Mrs. Nathelyn Lacroix, Health Ministries Director

Health Behaviour Change Seminar 
The Adventist Health Professionals Association will be conducting a seminar under the Theme 'Health Behaviour Change' .  All medical and non-medical personnel are invited.  Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be awarded.  AHPA financial members are free, all others will be required to give a small donation.  For registration and more information, kindly contact Dr. Monique Mitchell at 601-1392 or Mrs.  Rosemary Cooper at 455-2373.

Psychological First Aid Certification
The Pan American Health Organization is offering a free virtual course in Psychological First Aid (PFA) in disaster management in the Caribbean. The Psychological First Aid (PFA) course is a ten-hour self-paced training. It aims to equip lay persons with the tools to appropriately provide the initial response to individuals experiencing psychological distress secondary to crisis situations.
Click on this link to register:  For further information, Whatsapp  Nathelyn LaCroix at 826-8486 or email
—Mrs. Nathelyn Lacroix, Health Ministries Director

Simple Remedies and Preventative Medicine Seminar - Uchee Pines 2020 
All persons interested in attending a Simple Remedies and Preventative Medicine Seminar on March 22-26, 2020 at Uchee Pines in Seale, Alabama can register at the following link:
For further information, please contact Nathelyn LaCroix at 323-0610 or Whatsapp 826-8486.
--Mrs. Nathelyn Lacroix, Health Ministries Director

Fourth Quarter (October - December)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q4 Forecast:
November 2019
23 - Pillow and a Prayer Distribution – Under Potters Cay Dock Bridge
24 - Redemption Women’s Ministries
“I Refuse to Sink” - One Day Retreat
December 2019
1 - Hillview Women’s Ministries Royal Fall Tea Party
7 - Zone 4 Community Outreach – Mt. Thompson, Exuma

Warfare Wednesdays
The Women’s Ministries Department extends an invitation all women in the South Bahamas Conference to take a minute to ‘pause and pray’ with us at 12 noon each Wednesday. This collective effort not only enrich our prayer lives, but the results of these unified prayers are unmeasurable. You may contact your local leader for more information on this wonderful initiative.

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

Under the distinguished patronage of Pastor Hugh and Mrs. Olga Roach, the South Bahamas Conference’s Adventist Men Chorale will hosts its annual concert on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30p.m at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Kirk. All are invited. An offering will be lifted.
–Elder Curtis Bryan, Men’s Ministries Coordinator

Rehearsals for the newly organized SBC Youth Choir, for persons ages 15 – 30 years, continues at the Agape Church, Wulff Road, this Sunday and every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.  You are invited to be a part of this dynamic Youth Choir.
--Mrs. Annette Dorsett, Music Ministries Coordinator

Please note, our regular prayer meeting will continue on the first Sunday of every month at the Grant’s Town Church at 6:00a.m.
--Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Prayer Coordinator

November 30: Hillview Club
November 30th: Good News Club
December 7th: New Englerston and Ephesus Club                      
December 14th: Philadelphia, Mangrove Cay and Johnson Park Club

Winter Youth Retreat Dates: 
December 6-8, 2019 - Good News Youth Retreat.
December 14, 2019 - New Providence Youth Retreat.

Adventist Youth Awards:
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Breezes Hotel & Resort
Time: 5:30p.m
Tickets: $60.00
Meals: All you can eat buffet!
Tickets Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019.
Purchasing Options:
Option A: Tickets can be purchased at the ABNC                                                        
Option B: Pathfinder/AY Leader or Youth Department Office                                          
Option C: Churches can pay to reserve tables.
--Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.

ALL Youth are invited to join us at the Bahamas Youth Camp from December 6-8, 2019. COST $30. (For Ages 14-30 years). There will be: Interactive sessions, spiritual and uplifting programs, avenues to develop a closer walk with Jesus, social activities and prizes & surprises. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS NOVEMBER 15, 2019. CALL/WHATSAPP FOR MORE INFORMATION - 359-0833 / 813-4554.

Final rehearsal schedule is as follows: Tuesday 26, November 2019, and Tuesday 3, December 2019.  All members are requested to be present.
– Mr. Nelson Bain Conductor

The Philadelphia Church celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the following events.  
Friday November 22nd - Praise and Worship at the Church
Sabbath November 23rd - Divine Service
Sunday November 24th - The celebration climaxes with a Gala Banquet at the National Training Agency.  Tickets are on sale.
–Mrs. Annette Dorsett

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