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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.
New Health Ministries director to continue public promotion of Adventist healthy lifestyle; ‘grace-filled,’ ‘balanced’ approach needed, Landless says Ansel Oliver/ANN
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.
Region’s 50,000 elders are crucial part of church life, growth Libna Stevens/ANN
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.
Now hundreds of care groups in Africa; virus still kills thousands of members each year Ansel Oliver/ANN
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.
Seventh-day Adventist leaders are making initial recommendations for a global strategic plan based on the results of an unprecedented survey of the opinions, attitudes and spiritual life patterns of church members worldwide.
Division presidents to review preliminary draft at next month’s Annual Council Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN
Seventeen year-old Glowlaine Rowe was named the top building technology student in Jamaica for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations held in May this year.
University lecturer killed in attack that took 60 lives Dan Okoth/ECD/ANN
Thousands of ordained church elders from throughout the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America will have the opportunity to baptize new believers into the church throughout thousands of congregations on Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013. This historic event is part of dozens of activities the church has carried out in the last nine months to highlight the work of its active members during Inter-America’s Year of the Laity.