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With Goal of Repositioning Its Media, Adventist Church Overhauls North American Publishing Operations

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:11
The Review and Herald and the Pacific Press publishing houses have approved the biggest restructuring in Adventist publishing’s 153-year history, embracing a plan that Adventist leaders hope will strengthen the church’s U.S. digital presence and ensure the long-term viability of its publishing work.

Inter-America celebrates literature evangelists, unveils plans to benefit them

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 13:01
With a smile on his lips and twinkle in his eyes, Emilio De Leon wears a medal around his neck. That medal suspended by blue ribbon represents the 39 years that De Leon has carried a passion for sharing the gospel.

Jamaica Union Visitor: The Year of the Literature Evangelist

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:56
This year we join the General Conference Publishing Ministry in celebrating the year of the Literature Evangelist (LE). Pastor Howard Faigao, General Conference Publishing Ministry Director says “this year is a special year dedicated to LEs...

Ordination Study Concludes with Suggestions for “The Way Forward”

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:00
Leaders and members of the Adventist Church’s Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) wondered aloud if the fourth and last multi-day session of the group would yield a consensus on the thorny issue of ordaining women to ministry.

Senate President Urges Church to Communicate God's Grace

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:58
President of the Jamaican Senate, the Honourable Floyd Morris urged Seventh-day Adventists communicators and members to convey more of God’s Grace, by demonstrating His acts of justice, patience, mercy and love.

State Minister Says Religious Persons Should Not Fear Flexi-Work Bill

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:55
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown (2nd left), makes a point during his presentation at a panel discussion on the Flexi-Work Bill, held at the St. Ann’s Bay Seventh Day Adventist Church, in St. Ann’s Bay, on May 24. Other panelists (from left) are: Public Affairs and Religious Liberty and Communications Director with the Jamaica Union of Seventh Day Adventists, Nigel Coke; President of the Senate, Floyd Morris, and President of the North Jamaica Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, Karl Archer.

Ministry of Health to Incorporate Adventist’s “Breathe Free” in National Cessation Plan

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:17
The Ministry of Health, as part of its overall plan to have a smoke free society has engaged the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica to assist in its smoking cessation (quitting smoking) drive with their “Breathe Free” programme.

MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR, JAMAICA UNION

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:16
Sabbath, May 31 is being observed as World No Tobacco Day. The Seventh-day Adventist Church joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and in particular, the Ministry of Health in Jamaica, to give support to this activity.

TO: ASI Members & Prospective Members

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:57
The second staging of the Economic Forum, held on Saturday March 1, 2014 was a success and we hope you were blessed, educated and informed.

Adventists launch united prayer campaign for abducted girls in Nigeria

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:49
The Seventh-day Adventist world church today launched a united prayer campaign for the nearly 300 girls who were abducted by a militant group six weeks ago in Northern Nigeria.

Adventists to join others in support of May 31 World No Tobacco Day

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 16:55
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of many groups joining the World Health Organization to mark May 31 as World No Tobacco Day.

Church leaders look at membership audits and declining baptisms, vote new plans and activities

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 09:01
Seventh-day Adventist leaders from across the Inter-American Division (IAD) met to approve evangelism strategies, new policies, and events, as well as look over the membership and financial progress during the church’s Mid-Year Executive Committee meetings held last week at the IAD headquarter office in Miami, Florida.

Flooding in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia destroys four Adventist churches

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:57
Four Seventh-day Adventist Church buildings and the homes of 20 Adventist families were destroyed as rainwaters flooded Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia last week. In response, expatriates from those countries and other Adventists are contributing to the financial support of relief efforts.

Condolences From The Cayman Islands Conference

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 22:10
The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventist is deeply moved by the tragic loss of Braden and Bradon yesterday. There are no words to express the magnitude of this loss and the pain that comes with it. However it is moments like these that we find comfort in the assurance that our God will see us through. This entire Conference family shares your pain and will be there for you. Our prayers and heart felt sympathies go out to you and the family. Be well assured that God will take you through this one also.

Inter-America launches Year of the Pastor with special online ordination ceremony

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:23
Celebrating the pastor and his work will be a major focus next year throughout the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America. The declaration came as top Inter-American Division (IAD) administrators launched the Year of the Pastor during its opening business meetings with a special ordination ceremony carried online last night from Miami, Florida.

Church leaders vow to promote more religious freedom across the territory

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 13:30
Seventh-day Adventist church leaders throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory want the church to be known as a one that strives, promotes, and defends religious freedom at all times.

Port Maria High keeps on giving

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 18:52
Port Maria, St Mary:Compared to the 10 other secondary learning institutions in St Mary, Port Maria High School is a fascinating alternative for at least two reasons. First, it is the only education facility offering an exclusively vegetarian lunchtime menu. Second, the school is run privately by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and not the Ministry of Education.

Pastor’s Wives to host Conference and tackle Social Ills

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 18:49
With a growing need for every Jamaican to tackle the social ills that plagues our country, the Pastors’ Wives from Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (CJC) will be hosting a Shepherdess Conference on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The event will be held at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville.

NARLA honors U.S. senator with Congressional Award for promoting religious freedom

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 18:46
The North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA) presented its Congressional Award this week to a United States senator known for his advocacy of religious freedom, and who is urging fellow lawmakers to create a unique position to help protect religious minorities in Asia.

Financial Problem is Really a Spiritual Problem

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:07
According to Pastor Willfredo Sumagaysay, Associate Trust Services Director for the Adventist World Church, “the reason the church is in need is not a financial problem but a spiritual one.” He was speaking at a series of Trust Services seminars for pastors and local church trust services director held March 30 and April 1, 2014 at the Central Jamaica Conference headquarters.

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