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Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists from all 50 United States and 60 other countries heard a clarion call for holiness and dedication to the movement’s core message on the morning of Sabbath, January 4, as the annual “Generation. Youth. Christ.” (GYC) event reached its zenith in Orlando, Florida. Morning worship attendance was recorded at 6,200.
The Kingsway Preparatory School, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, has been listed among the top performing Preparatory Schools island-wide.
The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventists Church has been the victim of cyber theft which has defrauded the church of approximately five hundred thousand dollars. The theft involved funds that were being transferred on behalf of a denominational entity.
The Ebenezer Home for the Mentally Challenged and the Hanbury Children’s Home in Mandeville, Manchester were the beneficiaries of the kindness of administrators, directors and staff of the Jamaica Union Conference office (JAMU) headquartered in Mandeville on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
For thousands of North Jamaican Adventists, the year 2013 was filled with gratitude to God. However, December 18 multiplied the praises a hundred times over because many witnessed the historic opening of the NJC Campsite in Duncans, Trelawny.
Eight members of the Area 26 Seventh-day Adventist Church in Llongwe, Malawi, were killed when lightning struck the building in which they were worshipping at the close of Sabbath, December 28, 2013. "Scores" of additional people were injured, according to local media reports. The lightning struck after a day of heavy rains in the capital city.
Justus Nyang’aya, a Seventh-day Adventist and director of Amnesty International for Kenya, was attacked in his home near Nairobi on the evening of December 17 by gun-toting gangsters. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon occurrence in a city well-known for its random violence. The gangsters shot him three times while he was trying to protect his wife and three daughters.
The Boardroom of the East Jamaica Conference was decked with bright lime green and yellow drapery. Yellow and white balloons were hanging from the walls and doors. Pepper lights complemented them all as candies, chips and biscuits featured on the tables among multi-coloured flowers.
As Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists wraps up the Year of the Laity celebrations, the Personal Ministries Department planned and implemented a two week reaping programme across the Conference called Lay Preach-A-Thon. November 2 – 16, 2013 saw a flurry of evangelistic activities as all churches were encouraged to make the annual Week of Prayer into a two week reaping campaign.
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.