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Heralded in some media outlets as the only “hero” of the 16-day U.S. federal government shutdown, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black told Seventh-day Adventist pastors Sunday, December 8, 2013 their church “is sleeping through a revolution.”
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, one of the fastest-growing Christian denominations in the world, has recorded more than 18 million baptized members. There were 18,028,796 Seventh-day Adventists worldwide as of September 30, according to the church’s Office of Archives, Statistics and Research.
The Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD) has awarded the Willowdene Group of Schools (WGS) the title of model school in the Jamaica Union Conference. This recognition was accorded to the school at the October 2013 year-end meetings of IAD, through the Department of Education.
The East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has appointed Fabia Phillips-Lawrence to the post of Assistant Communication Director.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church yesterday filed an amicus, or “friend of the court” brief in support of an American woman whose claims she was denied a job because her head-covering violated company policy.
Jempsy Tisma of the Haitian church region grabbed the top Bible Boom title during Inter-America’s annual territory-wide Bible competition held today Dec. 7, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. Tisma ended with a score of 385 beating 19 other regional finalists during this year’s 10th such annual event held across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America.
“The global Seventh-day Adventist Church joins the people of South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela. His life of forgiveness and reconciliation served as a light in a world that too often lives in the shadow of reprisal, anger and malice.
Inter-America’s Bible Boom finalists will compete during this year’s finale in Havana, Cuba, on Sabbath, Dec. 7, 2013. Finalists representing the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) 22 Seventh-day Adventist Church regions will test their knowledge of 10 books of the Bible, from Ephesians to Hebrews.
More of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 13 world divisions are preparing their recommendation to the world church’s Theology of Ordination Study Committee.
Well over a century ago Ellen G White appealed to church leadership to give special attention to the large cities of the world. “The work in the cities is the essential work for this time. When the cities are worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in operation of a mighty movement such as we have not yet witnessed.” (Ministry to the Cities, p10).
November 22 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), the 34th President of the United States of America. At just 43, Kenned was the youngest person to be elected president, was the first Roman Catholic elected to the office, and was the first president born in the 20th century!
The first global summit focusing on Seventh-day Adventist Church membership retention is revealing the rate and reasons members slip out the back door. It’s the first time the matter has been spotlighted in such a major way, prompting church leaders to renew their emphasis on making fruitful and growing disciples of Christ.
Top officials of the Seventh-day Adventist world church today voted to contribute $250,000 to humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of one of the most devastating typhoons to make landfall in recorded history.
Members of the South Bahamas Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists celebrated the official opening of the New Bahamas Academy located on Marshall Road in southern New Providence on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The ceremony culminated the Centennial Anniversary of the school which was started in 1912 by two missionaries in a lodge hall on Meeting Street. The present school opened its doors at its location on 9th2011.