Church & World News
Updated Sunday, September 29, 2013
Elder's Baptism Sabbath
September 28, 2013
Sabbath, September 28, 2013, The Year of the Laity in
the Inter-American Division reached an awesome peak at
the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau,
The Bahamas, when six local elders baptized six precious
souls. The first elder, Todd Beneby said "It was truly
a sobering experience." With a packed church of over
three hundred members, friends, and visitors, the
baptisms were a special experience to all of the elders.
All eleven elders shared in the examination of the
baptismal candidates and six, who worked with persons,
baptized. This was made possible through a special
proclamation by the Inter-American Division for 50,000
local elder in the Division to baptize on this Sabbath.
Centreville was blessed to be a part of it. The local
elders who baptized were: Todd Beneby, first
Ministries Director; Freeman
Duncanson, David Knowles, Oral Gibson, Harrison Moxey.
The sermon was delivered by a local elder, Clayton
Forbes. It was the final sermon in the month-long
Sabbath emphasis called Elders on Fire.
Yvon Cherefant baptizing)
Todd Beneby Preaching at the Festival of the Laity
Friday, September 27, 2013, Hillview
Seventh-day Adventist Church
2013 Week of Prayer Readings
"And They Followed Him"
Each year the Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrates a week
of spiritual emphasis. The theme for the 2013
Week of Prayer is And
They Followed Him. In
support of the Week of Prayer, the Adventist
giving unrestricted access to this special issue. We've
provided all the readings for the week, including the
children's stories. We trust that this material will be a
blessing to you. (Take from Adventist Review Online)
World church president Ted N. C. Wilson welcomes readers to
this special edition of Adventist
Jesus Shows Us the Way.
Our life can be a wonder too.
What's behind our interaction with others?
Moral sensitivity and spiritual influence.
Living the whole package.
Doing the best we can with all we have.
What is revealed when Christ lives in us?
What steps are we taking heavenward?
Saustin Mfune's special readings and activities for the
SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY
Print out the four single pages of the Spiritual Gifts
Inventory below. The first two pages are the
questions. The third page is the score sheet.
The last page is to write your results on. Or
you man choose to do it online.
Spiritual Gifts Sheet One
Spiritual Gifts Sheet Two
Calculating Your Spiritual Gifts
Online inventory No printing required
40 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING: [
Daily Activities ]
On Wednesday night the South Bahamas
began 40 days of prayer and fasting which ends on Sunday,
October 13, 2013. Each day we are asked to pray for
something specific. Fasting is not limited to food. We may
need to “fast” from watching television, Facebook, sweets,
etc. Let this be a time of spiritual renewal and
reformation. Here’s what to pray about each day this week.
(Each week will be published in the bulletin and on this
ELECTION PROCESS BEGINS ON SABBATH:
Today , September 7, 2013, we begin church elections
means we begin to select new officers for the coming year.
Our first task is to select the organizing committee. This
committee will select the nominating committee. The
nominating committee would meet to prayerfully select
officers that will be presented to the church to be voted
on. The pastor serves as the chair for both committees (CM
2010, page 102). Today we will vote on the organizing
committee and the term of office. The normal term of office
is one year or can be two years. The Church Manual allows
for a two-year term of office to be agreed upon by the
members, to “facilitate continuity and development of
spiritual gifts and to eliminate the work involved in having
yearly elections.” (CM 2010, page 65).
If you feel you have a gift of leadership in a particular
area, or would like to serve in a particular area, kindly
indicate on the form being passed out today. Note
carefully, the criteria or serving is that one must be a
member in regular standing and has the skills needed for the
post appointed to. We will also be conducting a spiritual
gifts inventory to help someone decide the kind of ministry
he or she is best suited for. Our goal is to complete
church elections by early November to facilitate planning