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Church and World News for March 2014

Sabbath Bulletin News for March 29, 2015


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: All persons serving on the Vacation Bible School team for this year are reminded to attend the Vacation Bible School Workshop tomorrow at the Living Faith Church tomorrow from 9am to 12 noon.


BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: A very special Happy Birthday goes out to all of the March celebrants.  The Centreville Church along with family and friends would especially like to wish 2 of our more recent celebrants:  Mabel Mason—who celebrated on March 19th and  Carl Scavella Sr—who celebrated on March 27th, a very special Happy Birthday. May God continue to bless you both!


WOMEN’S MINISTRY: All women are reminded of our Women’s Ministry morning prayer breakfast on April 6 on Montagu Beach at 7am. We pray that you will make a special effort to attend. Also, please be reminded to get your tea party tickets from Victoria or Margaret Forbes for May 18 on the beautiful outdoor grounds on Marshall Road, near the Breath of Life Church. ($10). You are also reminded to turn in your deposits for the WM Retreat on  June 6- at –SuperClubs Breezes on West Bay Street. Please contact Margaret Forbes or any of the WM team members for your application form and to indicate your room-mate choices. Plan to be there ! There are also a number of Family Island retreats scheduled. Check the bulletin for further details.




1.  Each member sitting beside each other is asked to exchange phone numbers and pray with each other 3 times a week.
2.   Each member pray for at least one person that they want to see saved at least 3 times a week..
3.   Pray for the evangelistic series that God's Spirit is poured out on the church and that persons may be saved in the Kingdom.
4.   All persons that possess an urgent passion for prayer and who would like to see a change for the better are welcome to come to prayer meeting Sabbath Mornings 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings 5:30 a.m.

David Knowles
Prayer Ministries Coordinator



EDUCATION CORNER: "True education means more than the pursue of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." Ellen G. White

“Many who profess to have great light are walking in sparks of their own kindling. They need to have their lips touched with a live coal from off the altar, that they may pour forth the truth like men who are inspired.... Had Christ come in the majesty of a king, with the pomp which attends the great men of earth, many would have accepted Him. But Jesus of Nazareth did not dazzle the senses with a display of outward glory and make this the foundation of their reverence. He came as a humble man to be the Teacher and Exemplar as well as the Redeemer of the race. Had he encouraged pomp, had He come followed by a retinue of the great men of earth, how could He have taught humility? how could He have presented such burning truths as in His Sermon upon the Mount? His example was such as He wished all His followers to imitate. Where would have been the hope of the lowly in life had He come in exaltation and dwelt as a king upon the earth?” Reflecting Christ, page 40

Pastor Silas McKinney 324-1555
Dorothy Seymour Geriatric Ward
Leroy Capron Comfort Home
Alwhyne Scavella 364-1460
Alma Rigby 392-2757
Earnestine Heastie 393-5774
Jack Bowe 393-0441
Wilmore Rahming
Stanly and Ruby Major









News for March 27, 2014



The Faces of the Late Averald Pauline Bain Carey

A loyal and dedicated deaconess at Centreville Church


AVERALD CAREY DIES: On Monday, March 24, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., Averald Carey fell asleep in Jesus at the Princes Margaret Hospital.  She was 75 years old.  Funeral Service will be on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 12 noon.  Eulogy by Pastor Leonard Johnson.  Morticians:  Bethel Brothers Funeral Home. Internment at Woodlawn Gardens



















Sabbath Bulletin for March 15, 2014
Click HERE for the PDF Format of the Sabbath service for March 15, 20
OUR HOME IS FOR EVERYONE:  Dear members, remember that our “home” (the Centreville Church), is a home for everyone.  We remind each Sabbath worshipper who enjoys the fellowship here to turn in your list of persons who have not been worshipping with us for sometime.  Also make a personal effort to contact them.  Note that it is home-coming each Sabbath at Centreville Church.    We want to do our best to invite them all back home and love them so that they will not want to leave again.  We really want to be contagious Adventists.   Also, it is time to get ready for the upcoming evangelistic series “Staying Connected.”   It is going to a great series of sharing the gospel by the pastor.


Attorney LaShell Adderley

 THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA:  "Are We Private and Peculiar?"   Join us on Sabbath afternoon, March 22, 2014 at 5:45.    We are in the information age! Unfortunately a lot of the information available to us is not information that we or our children should be accessing. This is especially true in relation to social media. We have no real idea of the dangers lurking out there. We are, therefore, pleased to have an Adventist professional, Attorney LaShell Adderley, who has spoken on the “Dangers of Social Media” to Adventist and non-Adventist congregations alike, speak to us on this topic during AY time on March 22, 2014 when her topic will be "Are We Private and Peculiar?"  Her Bible texts for the presentation are 1 Peter 2:9 and Luke 22:31.   This is an important informative event that you will not want to miss.



CHURCH BOARD MEETING:  The next church board meeting will be held March 23rd at 4:00 p.m.


Haynes and Patricia Dorsett

FUNERAL SERVICE TOMORROW FOR THE DORSETTS: The pastor, offices and members of the Centreville Church extend our deepest condolences to the family of Haynes, age 79 and his wife, Patricia Dorsett, age 75, who died within days of each other. The funeral service for both of them will be tomorrow, Sunday, March 15, 2014, at the Grant’s Town Church. A special musical tribute will be at 12 noon and the funeral service will be at 1 p.m. The eulogy will be presented by Pastor Paul Scavella. The mortuary is Bethel Brothers Morticians. The interment is at Woodlawn Gardens. 







PATHFINDERS: Pathfinder Club continues tomorrow (March 16) at 10:00am. March 23rd will be our first outing for the year.  This hike promises to be a very exciting one. 
COMMUNITY SERVICES FUNDRAISER: The Community Services Dept wishes to thank those who have donated towards and purchased tickets for their their grand 2014 fundraiser— a cook-out especially geared toward the corporate and wider community to be held, Thursday, March 27, at the church house. However, there is still much work to be done as the goal is to sell 400 tickets. Church members are asked to assist in anyway possible Please call Cindi Scavella at 427-5284 or contact Harrison Moxey or any of the team members.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: The annual "Tea Party in the Gardens,"  will be held May 18, near the grounds of the Breath of Life Church, Marshall Road. The next big event is the annual Women's Retreat, June 6--8, at SuperClubs Breezes. During the month of April, the department will host a "Prayer at Sunrise" on the beach. See any of the Women's Ministry team members for or call Sis Curline Forbes at the Conference office to make your plans to support and  attend. There are also a number of Family Island retreats scheduled. Check the bulletin for further details.

Tenfold Test of Amusement

The personality test—what kind of person will it make me?
The spiritual test---will it weaken my reason, impair the tenderness of my conscience, increase the influence of my body over my soul, destroy to any degree my relish for spiritual things?
The health test—does it in any way militate against my health and strength?
The cooperation test—what does it do for others? Does it help or hinder?
The value test—does is crowd out something better?
The time test—does it have quality and durability?
The appreciation test—does it develop in me the desire for the best?
The symmetry test—will I be building a balanced and well-proportioned life?
The motive test—is there anything selfish about it?
The budget test---not merely “can I afford it?” but “should I make the investment?”


News for March 9, 2014

The Stubbs Leaving for New York
On Sabbath, March 8, 2014, Centreville Church member bade farewell to Michelle and Keith Stubbs and their three children as to move to New York.  During the announcements time in the service Pastor Barrington called the Stubbs family on stage so the congregation can see them for the last time on a Sabbath before moving to New York.  Todd Beneby, first elder; and Josette Forbes, assistant Children's Ministries Leader at Centreville, gave special words of encouragement and congratulations on this special move.  At the end of Pastor Barrington gave a special prayer of blessing for the family.   Michelle Stubbs, the Children's Ministries leader at Centreville Church and the Finance Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government, has been asked by the Government of The Bahamas to take the diplomatic posting as Finance Officer to the Bahamas Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.   Congratulations!


Zonicle Children Sing at Mother's Funeral

On Sunday, March 8, 2014, over 400 people packed the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church and a small tent on the outside to attend the funeral of Esther Estell Zonicle, age 92.   Her 96-year-old husband was at the funeral. They were married for 68 years.   As a part of the service the nine living children of Esther gave a musical rendition entitled "Pearly White City".  It was beautiful.  Click HERE to listen to their singing (Video is poor. Audio is good).  Click HERE to download the funeral brochure.  Well wishers came from overseas and churches in The Bahamas.  


Singing at the grave side

Flowers placed on the coffin of Esther Zonicle


Ladies of Lee to Perform at Centreville on March 15
The Ladies of Lee, from Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, will be the guest choir at the
Centreville Church on Sabbath, March 15, 2014.  The choir will be on tour and on a mission trip in The Bahamas and was invited to sing at our Church by our music director, Audrey Dean Wright.    The 40-voice women's ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., was formed in 1965 to minister through singing and service. 
Lee University is a Christian school sponsored by the Church of God.  Read more

Sabbath Bulletin News for March 8, 2014

 We welcome to our pulpit today Pastor
Natalie D. Roberts.  She is currently the Chaplain of Bahamas Academy and ministerial intern with the South Bahamas Conference.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in theology with a concentration in pastoral evangelism and counseling from Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.  Natalie is married to the love of her life, Keith Roberts for a year and a half and proud parents of baby Elliana Danielle.  Keith works at a cable installer at Cable Bahamas.   Pastor Natalie loves working with and empowering youth to have a passionate relationship with God and be about their “Father’s business.” Gets excited about the best job in the world- Inviting people to spend eternity with God.

SINGLES THIS IS YOUR TIME: All Singles (persons aged 25-105), please be reminded of our night out under the theme "Friends connecting with Friends" @7:00pm at Cafe West tonight; donation $10.00.

SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD TONIGHT:  Remember to set your clock and time pieces one hour ahead before you go to bed tonight.  The time changes to Day Light Savings Time officially at 2.00 a.m. tomorrow morning.   This would mean that you all have one more hour of sun light each day.  Next Sabbath sunsets at 7:18 p.m.   The time will go back to Eastern Standard Time on November 2, 2014.  That’s a total of nine months of DST.  
FUNERAL SERVICE TOMORROW: The funeral service for Esther Estelle Zonicle, age 92, will be at 10:30 a.m. here at the church. The eulogy will be done by Pastor Hugh Roach. Mortuary services by Fealy Demeritte Funeral Home. Internment at Lake View Cemetery. Online live streaming will be provided.

All board members are to note that the regular time for board meeting is moved to next Sunday, March 15, 2014, at 4 p.m. due to the funeral service tomorrow. Kindly send in your agenda items this week.

GLOBAL YOUTH DAY: Calling ALL YOUTH of the Centreville Church.  Next week we are
going to paint Centreville 'Black.' Under the theme 'BE THE SERMON.' Join us as we go into the community during the Divine Service to witness and distribute loaves of bread to our surrounding neighbors.  Persons who haven't already done so can still place an order for their 'black' shirts.  All orders will have to be in tonight after AY or tomorrow at the latest.
See Global Youth Day official website
ADVENTIST YOUTH: Please join our AY Department this afternoon at 5:00 pm for another exciting program from Ashley & Pierrica.  Let each one bring one and let's make our AY program even more exciting. Come out and support our Youth. 
  The Community Services Dept is preparing for their grand 2014 fundraiser— a cook-out especially geared toward the corporate and wider community to be held, Thursday, March 27 at the church house. Church members are asked to assist by selling dinner tickets or by making a monetary contribution. Please call Sis Cindi Scavella at 427-5284 or contact Bro Harrison Moxey or any of the team members. Your support is greatly needed to raise money to assist the underprivileged in our community.
PATHFINDERS: Due to the Funeral Service of Sis. Esther Zonicle, there will be NO Pathfinder Club meeting tomorrow.  Club will resume next Sunday - March 16th at 10:00am sharp. Pick up time is 12 noon.  March 23rd will be our first outing for the Year.  This hike promises to be a very exciting one.  Consent letters will be sent home next week.  Children who show up without a signed consent form will not be allowed on the hike.