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Church & World News for November 2013

Updated Friday, November 29, 2013


Fifty Years of Marriage November 27, 2013

Freeman and Bridget Duncanson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sabbath, November 30, 2013. They got married on November 30, 1963. Freeman has faithfully served as the first elder and in other positions for many years at Centreville Church. They are parents of three children: Debbie, Gavin and Denise, and have six grandchildren. Bridget is a retired nurse and Freeman is a former General Manager for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation and currently is the Registrar for the Professional Engineers Board, an agency of the government of The Bahamas.  Click on photo to enlarge.







Death in the Family  November 27, 2013

About 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, Lela Elaine Gibbs, age 81, fell asleep in Jesus. She died at her home in Chippingham, Nassau, The Bahamas. Funeral will be on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services will be provided by Bethel Brothers Morticians.  The church mourns with the family on the passing of this dear child of God.  Click on photo to enlarge.












National Women's Week November 24-30, 2013

The Women's Bureau of the Ministry of Social Service for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is sponsoring National Women's Week on November 24-20, 2013.  The theme for the week of Promoting Women in Leadership in a Developing Bahamas."  The activates include the following

  • Sunday, November 24, 11:00 a.m., Church Service at the Wesley Methodist Church, Baillou Hill Road

  • Monday, November 25, 10:00 a.m., Launch of "Say No to Violence Against Women" Campaign on Rawson Square

  • Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. Screening of the video documentary on the Suffrage Movement of The Bahamas, Church of God of Prophecy, East Street

  • Wednesday, November 27, Forum on Women in Leadership" at Harry C. Moore Library at 10:00 a.m. Speaker:  Dame Jennifer Smith, for Premier of Bermuda

  • Wednesday, November 27, Women's Summit on Leadership at British Colonial Hilton Hotel, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Speaker Dame Jennifer Smith, for Premier of Bermuda (By invitation only)

  • Sunday, November 20, Women's Forum "White's Love Gat to do with it."   Panelists:  Retire Justice, Mrs. Rubie Nottage; Dr. Robin Roberts; and Mr. Darron Turnquest.  Place: School of Nursing, Grosvenor Close at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon




News for November 22, 2013

Ivories in Meditation

By Audrey F. Dean Wright


You would be richly blessed listening to this wonderful album by pianist Audrey Wright. This album was produced in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Bahamas Academy. All of the funds are going to Bahamas Academy capital development.


Audrey Dean-Wright is the music director of the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau, The Bahamas. She is an associate professor of music at the College of The Bahamas and served as head of the visual and performing arts there from 2010-2013. She has won numerous national and international awards for her work and contributions in music and poetry. 


The album features ten hymns such as "The Beautiful Name,"  "Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary,"  "Jesus is Coming Again," just to name a few.


Purchase your copy ($20) at the Adventist Book Center, Tonique Williams Darling Highway, Nassau, or at Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road off Blue Hill Road South.





















News for November 12, 2013

2014 Plans for New Officers.  Important information and documents

Help Nashanda Clarke Become a Health Evangelist

Nashanda Clarke, the daughter of Pastor Michael and Mrs. Lynn Smith (Pastor Smith is a former pastor of Centreville Church), wants attend MEET School of Gospel Health Evangelism program to train as a heath evangelist.  MEET is an acronym meaning Missionary Education and Evangelist Training [See actual training link]. It is a self-supporting Adventist school started in 25 years ago (1988) and located in Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA. 

Give a donation to help her train for this ministry.  Click on the orange donation button.

In her own words: "I am raising money to attend the MEET School of Gospel Health Evangelism.  God's original plan for mankind was for us to live healthy, happy, balanced lives. But we all know sin destroyed that plan and now people are suffering from sickness both mentally and physically and as a result are dying everyday. A lot of these diseases can be prevented and some healed by getting back to the basics and taking care of our mind, body, and soul.  Read more on her website




News for November 8, 2013

Plan to Attend Centreville's Annual Christmas Banquet

Hilton Hotel

Adults: $30.   Children $20




ENGAGED TO MARRY:  Anthony L. Roach and Selene N. McKinney will be joined in holy matrimony on Sunday, January 5, 2013 (place to be announced).  Selene is the eldest daughter of Neil and Marlene McKinney.  Anthony L. is the third child of Anthony and Carla Roach of Philadelphia Church.

NEW OFFICERS WORKSHOP NEXT SABBATH AFTERNOON: All newly elected officers (145 persons) are asked to attend a very important workshop next Sabbath, November 16, 2013, at 4 p.m. This is an important training and planning session. Plan your program to be there.

CHURCH BOARD: The church board will meet on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 4 p.m. This will be a long board since we have a number of major decisions to make. Be on time.

DAVID KNOWLES PREACHED AT MARANATHA: This past week David Knowles has been preaching in a one-week evangelistic/revival series at the Maranatha Church entitled “The Encounter With Jesus Crusade.” His final message is on Sunday night (tomorrow) We praise God for giving him the opportunity to share the gospel.

RETURN BAPTISMAL ROBES: Janet McDonald, the head deaconess, is requesting that persons who have in their passions the church’s white baptismal robes to kindly turn them in her this week.

CALL TO THE GOSPEL MINISTRY: Nicholas R. Morley, 23, expressed to the pastor that he is planning to go Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica, in September 2014, to begin training to become a minister of the gospel. More than a year ago Nicholas felt the prompting by the Holy Spirit to become a pastor. He feels this is the area God is leading him. Let us do what we can to help him prepare for his training.









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