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National Security Minister Peter Bunting called on the youth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be agents of hope and change during a community impact in Old Harbour, in Central Jamaica, Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014.
The premier humanitarian project of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the Good Samaritan Inn, continues to receive worldwide attention. On the morning of April 16, 2014, the Inn's Manager, Elder Vermont Murray, along with the President of EJC, Pastor Adrian Cotterell, Community Services Director of EJC, Pastor Carl Cunningham other Conference administrators and GSI workers, led an overseas team from the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency ADRA United Kingdom on a tour of the property.
The MetroMission14 "Impacting Lives for Christ" campaign climaxed with a message of hope and baptism under the triple tents on Hagley Park road on April 12, 2014. The series ended with a total of two hundred and eighteen persons being baptized after five week s of campaigning with evangelist Dr. Clive Dottin from Trinidad.
Over 500 individuals benefited from the Enabling Institution Expo and Job Fair put on by the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (CJC). The event, held on April 15, 2014, was apart the Metro Mission 2014 initiative being held in Spanish Town at 56 Brunswick Avenue. Some 13 public and private sector institutions were present to offer free advice and information on self-exploration, internship employment, supportive services and skills attainment.
AT 13 years old Christal-Ann Thompson Richards embarked on a journey to unearth her talent after a particularly moving family devotion where her mom spoke about the importance of using one's gifts. Little did the teen know that everything she did from that day onwards would become an entrepreneurial undertaking.
Executive Secretary of the Adventist World Church Dr. G. T. Ng will visit Jamaica April 16-18, 2014, during a tour of the Caribbean region. While here he will officially declare the start of the Jamaica Union Conference Youth Jamboree schedule for April 17 – 21, at Camp Verley in Spring Village, St. Catherine. He will also deliver the main address to the more that two thousand young people from across the Union in what is expected to be a very fun and spirit-filled event.
Thousand turned out for the start of Metro Mission 2014 Spanish Town on Sunday March 30, 2014. This leg of the MM14 initiative - Hope for the City, is being done under the theme, ‘The Experience’. The two massive tents erected at 56 Brunswick Avenue (right next to the Central Jamaica Conference headquarters), that can hold upwards of 3,500 persons was almost filled to capacity.
A special ASI Leadership Training workshop took place at the Inter-American Division Headquarters in Miami, Florida, March 26-27, 2014. The event was held to strengthen the Adventist-laymen and Services Industries (ASI) organization chapters across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Inter-American Division (IAD).
The official launch of the centenary celebrations for one of Jamaica's oldest Seventh-day Adventist Church, took place on April 5, 2014 in the cool hills of St. Andrew at the Florence Hill SDA Church. Celebrating under the theme "Hitherto Hath the Lord Lead us" and with theme song "We are nearing Home", praise and thanks to God were given in prayers, songs, and the reading of His word.
New details have been released in the ongoing investigation of a sophisticated cyber theft that defrauded the Seventh-day Adventist Church of approximately US$500,000 during the span of a four-week period late last year.
Flexitime is a topical issue that still has grey areas for some sections of the public. I would like to share my understanding of the issue in the context of the Green Paper on Proposals for the Introduction of Flexible Work Arrangements and also the Jamaican Constitution.
Having engaged flexible work arrangements since the tabling of the first Green Paper on the matter in 1994, fully 20 years ago, I noted with special interest the tabling of the bill on the matter in Parliament on Tuesday, March 25.
Citing a lack of information and misunderstanding in the public domain about Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA), the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is calling on the Ministry of Labour to start its promised plan for a comprehensive public education before the implementation of FWA.
Executive Secretary of the Adventist World Church Pastor G. T. Ng will visit Jamaica April 16-18, 2014, during a tour of the Caribbean region. While here he will officially declare the start of the Jamaica Union Conference Youth Jamboree schedule for April 17 – 21 at Camp Verley in Spring Village, St. Catherine. Dr. Ng will also deliver the main address to the more that two thousand young people from across the Union in what is expected to be a very fun and spirit-filled event.
DESPITE assurances from both sides of the political fence that freedom of worship will not be threatened under the proposed flexi work week arrangements, local churches are insisting that the law needs to be specific in outlining the employee's right to a 24- hour day for worship.
A Seventh-day Adventist Church vice president’s final wrap-up of the denomination’s sexuality summit last week was a call to see same-sex attracted church members as “brothers and sisters” also in need of God’s “saving grace”—while upholding the Adventist Church’s stance against sexual conduct outside of heterosexual marriage.
Following on the heels of the recently tabled Bill on Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA), the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) will host a panel discussion under the theme “Flexible Work Arrangement and its Implication for Work and Worship.”
Metro Mission 14, (MM14), continues to gather momentum as yet another cluster has actualized the goal of impacting a community with a project outside of traditional evangelism.
The Sandy Park Basic School in St. Andrew is now more suited to serve the community's children, thanks to members of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Cluster - D who came together and undertook refurbishing works to improve the physical infrastructure of the educational institution.
For the fourth consecutive year, teachers and students throughout Seventh-day Adventist schools and universities across the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory put away their academic activities in their classrooms on Mar. 7, to reflect on God’s blessings, pray, study the Bible and share hope in their communities.