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July 2013 Church & World News  

Last Updated Thursday, August 15, 2013




40 Days of Prayer

Wednesday, September 4th will be the beginning of 40 Days of Prayer in the Conference.  The Wednesday the 4th of September is to be a joint at the Hillview Church.


Preparation for GC President's Visit

In preparation for the GC President's Visit, Pastor Leo Rolle (Ushers coordinator) is requesting for FIVE deaconesses and TWO deacons from Centreville church (and  from each church).  He would like to meet with them at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday, July 25.  


Thank You From the Cherenfants July 14, 2013

From hearts filled with sincere appreciation, we thank you for your kindness and love. We are indeed grateful for the many courtesies shown to us these past few weeks.  It is hard to find proper words for the tender affections that we feel in our hearts for you as a congregation. We want you to know how much we appreciate your interest in us while we were preoccupied with the death of our son.  Thank you for the lovely cards, flowers, your visits, food, telephone calls, assistance and prayers during this time of bereavement. We appreciate you all very much because you were so kind and thoughtful.   Thank you to all the Departments of the church especially: Prayer Ministry, Deaconesses, Deacons, Adventist Men, Family Ministries, Women's Ministries, Fellowship & Floral Committees, Choir, Music, Internet Ministries, Sabbath School Unit #7 and all the church members, elders, and pastor. Continue to keep us in your prayers as we grieve. May God's blessings attend all of us.  The Cherenfant Family

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40th Bahamas Independence Adventist Church Service July 6, 2013

They Served God and Community

Honoring three church members for their contributions to the first Bahamas Independence Day celebrations on July 10, 1973


These three members of Centreville Adventist Church were recognized for their contributions to the Bahamas Independence Day celebrations on July 10, 1973.  Former Ambassador, His Excellency Carlton Leroy Write; Former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Keith Vere Mason; Retire Adventist Pastor, Conference and Union President, Silas Napoleon McKinney (His son standing in his place)

On Sabbath, July 6, 2013, the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated the 40th Independence Anniversary of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas by honoring three of its members who played an integral part in planning and organizing the Independence Day ceremonies for July 9 and 10, 1973.   They were Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police Keith Mason, the architect and commander of the Independence Parade. Retired Adventist Pastor, Conference and Union President, Silas Napoleon McKinney (represented by his son) who was one of the pastors who prayed for and raised the national flag. Former Ambassador, His Excellency, Carlton Leroy Wright, who played a major role in the organization and protocol for Independence Day activities.  


Community pastors and leaders were invited to attend the Sabbath service.  They were Pastor Vaughn and Mrs. Wendy Cash of the Evangelistic Temple, Pastor Allen and Mrs. Renentia “Nancy” Lee of Calvary Bible Church, Pastor Franklin Knowles of Light and Life Community Church, and Lovern Wildgoose, president of the Cancer Society; Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists, and Pastor Paul Scavella, president of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


The church was packed with enthusiastic Bahamians and visitors as they raised their voices to sing the National Anthem and the National Song, and repeated the National Pledge.  They also sang a hymn composed by Audrey Dean Wright entitled “Father Bless Bahamaland”  The church pastor, Barrington Brennen preached on the topic “40 No More . . . What’s Important Now.”  He shared about the psychological and spiritual significance of the number forty.  He shared that in the Bible one would notice when 40 is used whether is a time period, whether days, months, or years, it is always a period of testing, trial, probation, or chastisement (but not judgment) and ends with a period of restoration, revival or renewal.  See photos of the service below.  More photos added July 9, 2013






GC President to Visit Nassau  News for July 8, 2013


Pastor Ted Wilson, president of the Adventist world church and his wife, Nancy, will visit the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) territory on Sabbath, July 27, 2013. A special service is being planned for that day on the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, the headquarters of the South Bahamas Conference. Joint Service at Sheraton on the Sabbath morning.   The service will be held at the Sheraton Hotel beginning at 8:30.  Divine Worship at 10:00 a.m.








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