Hope From God's Word During Covid-19

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The ten bible verses to get you through Covid-19. Lockdowns, curfews and uncertainty may leave us feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, but what does the bible have to say in response to these things?

--Excerpt taken from April 27, 2020 | Sydney, Australia | Record Staff.

1. Deuteronomy 31:8
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

2. Psalm 56:3-4
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

3. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

4. Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.

5. Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

6. Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

7. John 14:26-27
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

8. Psalm 19:8
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

9. Romans 5:1-4
Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character, hope.

10. Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God goes with you wherever you go.

9 – 11 SOAR/Solution to Obstacles Adventist Retreat
16 – 18 The Gathering: “Pandemic births Prayer and Praise”
17 – 31 Let’s Talk About Him (LTAH) Virtual Campaign – “The Cure, Are You Ready For It?”
25 - 31 CHAM Week of Prayer ‘Jesus Covers Me’
31 Climax to CHAM Week of Prayer Joint (Via Zoom)
30 Celebrating 25 Years of Women’s Ministries

S.O.A.R / Solution to Obstacles Adventist Retreat 2020
SOAR begins tonight under the theme Virtual Ministry - A Strategic Approach. This training summit is designed to help churches that are not thriving in this virtual environment to grasp the fundamentals on how to establish an online presence, direct people to you, and expand your church’s membership. It will also benefit the churches that are doing well and assist them in moving to the next level.

Join this ZOOM meeting over the weekend and hear relevant presentations such as:
-Building Local Membership in A Virtual Environment
-Keeping Youth Engaged Even If the Doors of the Church Has to Be Closed
-Children’s Ministry- The New Frontier
-How to Be an Effective Church Officer in The Virtual World
-Repositioning the Church for Success
-Meeting Felt Needs During the Global Pandemic
-How to Grow the Finances of Your Church During the Pandemic, and more…

Tonight’s program is from 7:00 p.m - 8:45 p.m. and the presenters are Dr. Carlton Byrd, Speaker-Director of Breath of Life, Dr. Rupert Bushner, Associate Pastor, Patmos Chapel, Orlando Florida, and Pastor Peter Watson, Youth Director North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Tomorrow, Sabbath, October 10, 2020, the program continues (3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.) with other local and international presenters. The training event climaxes on Sunday morning, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For more information call your Pastor, the Conference office today between 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., or check the Conference website.  All members are invited to attend, registration is free!!!

Meeting ID: 920 6320 0026
Passcode: 313709

--T. Basil Sturrup, Ministerial Secretary

Sponsored by The South Bahamas Conference
This week Dr. Wilton McDonald of Poland will be the special guest and he will be discussing legislation in the European Union and their impact on the prophecy of Daniel 2. Bible Class starts at 6:30 p.m.

–Pastor Lynden Williams

Celebrating 25th Anniversary
Kids Talents for Jesus Competition under the theme, ‘Jesus is My Best Friend’. Submissions deadline: October 16, 2020 Application forms should have been emailed to cham@sbcadventist.org.bs 

Please note: CHAM leaders are asked to collect submissions that are not able to be emailed and bring them to the Conference office before noon on October 16th.

 Week of Prayer for the Children & Adolescents will be held on October 25 – 31, 2020. Daily challenges will be shared with the CHAM leaders for distribution to parents by WhatsApp and on our new Facebook page at Children & Adolescent Ministries - South Bahamas Conference by video or flyer for the kids. Parents are asked to assist their child with these every day. A joint service will be held on October 31st to bring our Week of Prayer to a climax. It is our hope that our children will develop a more meaningful prayer life.

–Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Children & Adolescent Ministries Director

Job Opening
The Communication Department of the South Bahamas Conference is in need of an Audio-visual Technician.

Position Specifications:
1. Personal: Has a close relationship with Jesus Christ and sets a good example for others.
2. Church: Is a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
3. Education: A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting, communications or credentialing such as Certified Technology Specialist (CTS).
4. Experience: Minimum of two years in the specified field.
5. Competencies

Qualifications, Scope and Complexity of Duties:
The Audio-visual technician should be able to:
1. Install and maintain audio visual equipment including display devices, projectors, televisions, camera systems for productions, video teleconferencing systems (VTC), microphones, speakers and LIVE radio broadcasts.
2. Setup and operate audio visual equipment for broadcasts, productions, meetings and conferences.
3. Perform inventory management of equipment, wirings, and accessories to avoid any shortages.
4. Perform equipment additions, removals, repairs, replacements, inspections and identify and resolve equipment malfunctions.
5. Assemble and disassemble audio visual equipment as needed for production/broadcasts.
6. Provide technical assistance to other Technicians when required.
7. Maintain equipment in the radio station and television studio and store equipment in a clean, safe and organized manner.
8. Be familiar with Marsis Playout & Simian (Broadcast Automation Software) and Blackmagic & ATEM Production systems.
9. Knowledge of camera and lighting techniques is essential, and of Audition and Final Cut editing software is required.

To apply for this full-time position, please email your resume to lsturrup@sbcadventist.org.bs

--Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Communication Director

Thank you
Thank you to all the persons who participated in the Virtual 'Let's Move to Live' Fun/Run/ Walk. Commendation goes to the members and friends of the Hillview church who had the largest contingent participating. Keep moving folks, your level of mental and physical wellness depends on it.

--Mrs. Nathelyn Lacroix, Health Ministries Director

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men - men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.” 

-- Ellen G. White

Save The Date
October is the month of our annual Women’s Ministries conclave, and this year is no exception but with just a little bit more innovation.

From October 16th to 18th, you are invited to a virtual weekend of events under the theme, “The Gathering: Pandemic Births Prayer and Praise.” Our guest Speaker will be Pastor Kay White from the South Leeward Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

On Friday Evening we begin our exciting weekend with our Prayer & Praise Vesper Service where we will hear powerful testimonies from sisters who have tried and proven God in the midst of this pandemic.

Sabbath Morning, we will meet again for another Dynamic Service with testimonies from Cancer Survivors and the Word by Pastor Kay White. On Sunday afternoon, we are inviting each of you to “pull up a comfortable chair” for our empowerment segment. With us will be:

Mrs. Marissa Mason-Smith, HR Specialist, who will share tools on how to become more marketable professionals and even use our skills to pivot into new careers.

Dr. Helen Rolle, a Psychologist who will teach us coping mechanisms, to combat stress and anxiety due to the loss of a job or a business, or because of growing tension in the home.

Also, with us will be Ms. Wilicia McKenzie, a Guidance Counselor, who will come to the aid of mothers, sharing tips on how to properly structure and navigate the virtual learning environment.

During this weekend gathering, we will hear nuggets on how to love ourselves enough to self-care and other exciting ways to renew our mind, body and soul.

Sisters, for this gathering, you will not need to wait in line or wear a facemask.

Find a space in your home, with a tablet, headphones, candle, and a cup of tea, if you wish, and tune in via zoom.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at, The Gathering.

Upcoming Events
The Gathering: “Pandemic births Prayer and Praise” - October16-18th, 2020. Zoom ID: 963 7343 9842 Passcode: 013810

ATCU Vesper Service
Celebrating 25 years of Women’s Ministries - Friday, October 30th, 2020. Details to follow.

Pause and Pray Wednesday
Don’t forget our weekly Pause and Pray appointment on Wednesdays at noon.

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

Let's Talk Men
Sunday October 11, 2020 @ 6:00p.m
Topic: Men's General Health
Presenter: Dr. Robin Roberts Urologist
Zoom ID: 2420123456

--Elder Mark Allen Bethany, Men's Ministries Leader, PH: 457-0529

Please Email Weekly Announcements
To: sbclogos@gmail.com
Or logos@sbcadventist.org.bs
By Tuesday at 3:00p.m.

CALL 341-4021
October 17, 2020 - 6:40p.m.