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Adventists across North Jamaica were admonished to exercise and treasure their religious rights and are called to be a voice for freedom. The call was made during the region’s Religious Liberty Rally held, October 12, 2013 at the Brown’s Town Adventist Church in St. Ann.
Despite the economic challenges many are facing, Seventh-day Adventists in North Jamaica are undaunted and have doubled their efforts in showing kindness during the week October 5 - 10, 2013. The workers and members of the region visited the St. Ann’s Bay hospital maternity, children’s and women’s wards; distributed 124 meals to the homeless and to needy individuals living in nearby communities; conducted a health and wellness fair; and sought out the aged and the indigent, presenting to them personal care packages.
Devir Magaad uses his own strength to operate a pedicab – a tricycle with a large seat for passengers and cargo – through the streets of Cagayan de Oro City, capital of the southern province of Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines. For that arduous work, he makes perhaps US$5 per day.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to enjoy dramatic growth in Southern Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa, which has pushed worldwide membership to nearly 18 million.
THE GOVERNMENT has signalled to employers that they will not be allowed to unilaterally change the contract of employees when flexible work arrangements are implemented.
Following the recent BUC News article, 'NEC pastors learn to let go', a number of readers have written in with questions and comments as to what a trip to Jamaica for seven North England Conference pastors can really teach the Church in the UK.
The federal shutdown has found its angry prophet. Senate Chaplain Barry Black is usually a calm, pastoral presence on Capitol Hill, doling out spiritual wisdom and moral counsel to his high-powered flock. But the Seventh-Day Adventist and former Navy rear admiral is mad as hell about the shutdown - and he's letting the Senate, and the Lord, know about it.
After fanning the flame of evangelism and rekindling the passion for the saving of souls, elders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica shared the joy of being authorized to do baptisms on September 28, 2013 dubbed “Baptism by the Church Elders” by the Church in Inter-America.
It was a day of victory for 116 persons, who were baptized on September 28, 2013 dubbed “Baptism by the Church Elders.” It was a historic day in West Jamaica Conference as 43 Church Elders baptized individuals whom they brought to Christ.
Several minds have been enlightened and lives have been transformed. At Northern Caribbean University Church, your experience will never be the same. History has proven that the membership of the Church has been steadily increasing over the years and the out poring of the Holy Spirit has been abundantly experienced.
Ordained elders of the church participated in a significant and historic baptismal service on September 28, 2013 , where for the first time, elders were allowed to baptize members they have worked with, in a gesture designed to highlight the significant role of the elders in the 'Year of the Laity'.
It was an overwhelming show of support for the work of the laity as thousands gathered at Camp Verley, Spring Gardens, St. Catherine to participate in Central Jamaica Conference’s celebration of the Inter-American Division Year of the Laity. The celebration was in the form of an awards service which was held on September 28, 2013.
Adiese Jonas, Assistant Communication Director at East Jamaica Conference (EJC) has accepted the call to work with the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Media Group as Marketing Manager effective October 1, 2013.
It was an atmosphere of celebration as 143 Elders participated in the Vision One Million Baptism on September 28, 2013. Just over 200 persons were baptized on this special occasion, with 172 of those baptisms taking place at Camp Verley, Spring Gardens, St. Catherine, where Central Jamaica Conference was celebrating Year of the Laity.
To silence the praise of North Jamaican Adventists will not be easy, as September 28, 2013 will be forever etched in their minds as the day twenty-one elders baptized 38 individuals across the Conference. The first time event, was prompted by the year-long emphasis on the laity across Inter-American Division.
During an unprecedented event across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America on Sabbath, September 28, thousands of church elders were given the opportunity to baptize new believers. The special baptismal events climaxed nine months of evangelistic work performed by laypeople in the vast Division territory. The body of this work has been coined Inter-America’s Year of the Laity.
The Andrews Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, in partnership with the Andrews Memorial Hospital, will host a Grand Health Fair on Sunday, October 6 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Hope Road in Kingston, to round off their Complete Wellness Series which began in September.
A Seventh-day Adventist who was recognized for his “customer service and teamwork” at a northern California automobile dealership was awarded $158,000 in settlement of a lawsuit brought when Maita Chevrolet of Elk Grove, California, fired him for refusing work on the Sabbath, or Saturday.
Getting to the heart of what it takes to have a good marriage, forty-two couples left the Central Jamaica Conference three days couples retreat, with greater commitment to reflect more of Christ. The retreat, held at the Sunset Jamaica Grand Hotel, Ocho Rios, St. Ann from September 13-15, 2013 had guest presenter, Dr. John Trusty, Family Ministries Director from the Allegheny East Conference, Pennsylvania, United States of America. His wife of 37 years, Caren, accompanied him.
The software was launched on Sunday, September 13, 2013 after a series of parish consultations. The purpose of the CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 1.0 Software is to computerize most of the Church’s record-keeping and reporting operations. These include recording keeping and reporting for the Church Clerk, Treasurer and Sabbath School Secretary.