Publishing: A Great Work

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The great and wonderful work of the last gospel message is to be carried on now as it has never been before. The world is to receive the light of truth through an evangelizing ministry of the word in our books and periodicals. Our publications are to “show that the end of all things is at hand.” A vital part of the church’s mission at this crucial time in earth’s history is to circulate literature “as never before.”

From the beginnings of Adventist publishing, divine counsel was given that church members were to sell and freely give away literature for gospel outreach. God has extended opportunities for performing this dual ministry and receiving its blessing to every member in His family of believers.

I believe the ultimate goal of the publishing department is to win souls. In winning souls to Christ there is no substi­tute for personal work. If literature evan­gelists were working in every district in the conference, what a help they could be to the pastors. It is important to underscore

"The canvassing work is a work of great responsibility, meaning much to the men and women who engage in it. We are living in a time when there is a great work to be done, and what better opportunity can we have to give the call to the supper Christ has prepared?" Colporteur Ministry, pg. 15

Hitherto, the Publishing Department exists to proclaim the gospel of hope to the whole world in this generation with publications and other forms of media given through personal contacts.

This department oversees the work of Literature Evangelism in all of its forms within the South Bahamas Conference. This includes the work of our Literature Evangelists throughout our local field, summer student literature evangelist programs, school Literature Evangelism programs, and free literature distribution programs.

In the words Ellen G White, I conclude in saying, “We are fast approaching the end. The printing and circulation of the books and papers that contain the truth for this time are to be our work.” Testimonies vol. 8, p.89 

--Pastor Nikita Thompson, Publishing Director

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?”
24 Creation Sabbath
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


Our Weekend Is Here!
Last evening   began with our powerful Prayer & Praise Vesper Service. We heard powerful testimonies from sisters who have tried and proven God in the midst of this pandemic, enjoyed heavenly music by guest psalmist, Tamika Taylor and listened to the Spoken Word by Pastor Kay White from the South Leeward Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

This morning we are here again for another Dynamic Service with testimonies from Cancer Survivors, inspiring music 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:

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.

Lynn Smith, a Ministerial Spouse, will share insights on how to keep both our marriages and spirituality on course during these trying times.

Also, with us will be 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.

Find a space in your home, with a tablet, headphones, candle, and a cup of tea, if you wish, and tune in via zoom or on the Women’s Ministries Facebook page.

Glad to have you with us at, ‘The Gathering.’

Upcoming Events
The Gathering: “Sofa Talk”. October 18th, 2020 @2:30pm. Zoom ID: 963 7343 9842 Passcode: 013810 and on the Women’s Ministries Facebook Page.

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.

Digital Evangelism Series “The Cure, Are You Ready For It?”
October 17 – 31, 2020

The signature event for Let’s Talk About Him, will commence on Zoom and Facebook LIVE, Saturday October 17, 2020, 7:00p.m nightly, for two weeks. It is The Cure: Are you ready for it? Pastor Debleaire Snell will preach for the opening night of the series. During the first week a cadre of local speakers including Pastors Kareem Black, Lee Borrows, Manasseh Simms, Jon Dorset and Alvarico Moss will preach. On Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 7:00p.m, Pastor John Boston, II will supply the pulpit. During the second week, another cohort of local speakers, including Pastors Jamal Franklin, Ludwig Garcia, Wilson Isnord, Carl Johnson and Edward St. fleur will preach. On Friday, October 30th and Saturday October 31st, 7:00p.m and 11:00a.m respectfully, Pastor Myron Edwards will preach the final sermons for the series. The digital evangelistic series is designed to lead people to Jesus Christ and public confession of their faith through baptism. Therefore, members are asked to have non-Seventh-day Adventist friends, co-workers or family members, join them on the social media platforms to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The most important priority in this Covid-19 infested world is to be right with God.

Meeting ID: 995 3927 9008
Passcode: 521985

-- Dr. Peter Joseph Personal Ministry Director and Coordinator LTAH Digital Evangelism Series  

Celebrating 25th Anniversary

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. Parents and CHAM leaders are invited to share the videos or flyers every day and assist the children in following the instructions that will lead them into developing a more meaningful prayer life. A joint service will be held on October 31st to bring our Week of Prayer to a climax. Zoom information will be included next week.

–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

--Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Communication Director

October 24, 2020 In the South Bahamas Conference
Creation Sabbath will be celebrated throughout the Conference on October 24. Dr. Timothy Standish, Senior Scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute, will be the featured speaker. Join us at 11:00a.m at the Centreville Church or via the Church's YouTube channel as Dr. Standish speaks on "Reality Still Matters." The afternoon session, "Biological Evidence for a Recent Creation" begins at 4:30p.m via Zoom: ID 982 1800 4974    Password: 356382.

–Pastor Lynden Williams


Health Tip
Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk for cancer and other non-communicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, etc.

Excess weight causes inflammation and hormonal imbalance. If you eat mostly plant-based foods, you remove many of the processed foods that lead to weight gain. Reduce or eliminate junk foods, sugary drinks and juices, exercise, eat proper portion sizes no later than 6:00p.m if possible (not for persons under doctors instructions), have lots of water, get proper rest, breath freely of fresh oxygenated air, expose yourself to sunlight, and talk to God on a daily basis.

--Mrs. Nathelyn Lacroix, Health Ministries Director

SBC Adventist Men Weekend November 27-29, 2020
More information to come!

Please Email Weekly Announcements
By Tuesday at 3:00p.m.
CALL 341-4021

October 24, 2020 - 6:34p.m.

Happy Sabbath!