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  “United in Witness of Truth”                                                                                   
 A Weekly Publication of Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists uEditor: Dr. John Carey u Volume 10, Number 27, July 2, 2005

Report on General Conference Session                   Thursda y, July 7. Y ou wo n’t want to miss this               skills.
O      n Wednesday, June 29, 2005, the 58 th
       General Conference Se ssion o f the world
Seventh-day Adventist Churc h began in St.
                                                       colourful parade.
                                                              You may tune in to 3ABN or the Hope
                                                       Channel to listen to and watch the activities of
                                                                                                              5.      Inform staff of policies and procedures so
                                                                                                                      that expectations for performance are
Lou is, Missouri. The two delegates that will          the General Conference Session at the times
represent the Bahamas Conference at the Session        indicated above. The New Englerston Church             6.      Encourage professional growth for staff
are Dr. L.A. Johnson and M rs. Rowena Smith.           on East Street, Nassau, will be open for those                 developm ent.
They will be part of the 2000+ delegates that          who may not have access to 3ABN or the Hope            7.      Com municate the vision and mission of
will represent the various fields around the           Channel.                                                       the school to staff, parents, students,
world. Almost 1000 B ahamians will be among                                                                           community and church members.
the thousands o f others who will attend this                 Let us pray for the proceedings of the
General Conference Session. Our Bahamian               General C onference Sessio n.                          8.      Organize, manage and evaluate the school
news team, Pastor Barrington Brennen,                                                           Editor                as it relates to staffing, school plant
webmaster, and Philip Humes, videographer and                                                                         facilities and equipment within budgetary
photographer, will provide us with up-to-date                                                                         constraints.
news and p hotos abo ut the activities at the              ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE
General Conference Session. Check our website                                                                 9.      Implement performance           evaluation
                                                           POSITION OF PRINCIPAL OF                                   process of all staff members.
( and the Lo gos to           BAHAMAS ACADEMY OF SEVENTH-
keep informed.                                                 DAY ADVENTISTS                                 10.     Promote administrative procedures that
        The theme that will be echoed by the                                                                          are consistent with the union, conference,
various speakers during the convention is                                                                             and school board policy.
“Transformed in Christ.”          The devotional       Applications from qualified persons are being          The vice principal will be expected to assist the
speaker for the opening night, Dr. Randy               accepted for the following positions at Bahamas        principal in the performance of the duties listed
Rob erts, centered his remarks on the importance       Academy of Seventh-day Adventists.                     above. The application should be accompanied
of worship. He sa id that the different interests of                                                          by the following:
our church such as evangelism, education,              1.    Principal
health, small groups, traditional Bible studies are    2.    Vice      P r i n c ip a l w ith  s pe c ifi c   a.      Cover letter describing your present
necessary and important, but their m ain                     responsibility for the elementary                        position.
objective is to bring individuals into a wo rship            division.                                        b.      Updated resume.
relationship with God.
                                                       3.    Vice      Principal        w ith  s pe c ifi c   c.      Three references (include one from your
        Supporting his thoug hts with qu otations            responsibility for the secondary division.
from variou s Christian autho rs, Dr. Rob erts                                                                        recent employer).
emphasized that we did not give enough                 The person selected for the position of principal      d.      Police record.
attention to worship in our church.             The    should possess the following qualifications:
motivation for his emphasis on worship is the                                                                 e.      Proof of credentials.
call to worship that is embedded in the Third          1.    Be an active member of the Seventh-day
                                                             Adventist Church.                                f.      Recent photo of self (2" x 2").
Angel’s Message of Revelation 14:9. He
pointed out that who we worship will determine         2.    Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree, but a         g.      Medical certificate (completed by a
how we live.                                                 Master’s Degree is preferred.                            Physician).
        The message was very inspirational and         3.    Have at least five years teaching                NB: All applications or norminations (locally)
fitted the theme; for if we are to be “transformed           experience in the elementary/secondary           should be submitted to:
in Christ,” we must worship Him. And through                 school.
our worship experience, we behold Him. It is an                                                               The Chairman, Search C omm ittee, P.O.Box N
accepted teaching of scripture that by beholding       4.    Have at least three years of                     356, Nassau, Bahamas. Fax: 1-242-341-4088.
we are changed. So, if we behold Jesus                       administrative experience.                       The deadline for receipt of application is July 31,
consistently through worship, we will be                                                                      2005, or until the position is filled.
changed into His likeness. We will become              5.    Possess effective commu nication skills
                                                             with the ability to work collaboratively         Application forms may be picked up at the
more like Jesus. That is what worship is all                                                                  Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
abo ut.                                                      with students, staff, parents and the
                                                             school board.                                    Office on Harrold Road, or on our website
        W e anticipate the other inspirational                                                                ( The Comm ittee
devotional messages that will be shared by the         6.    Have the ability to create a safe, orderly       reserves the right to reject the application of any
other speakers during the rest of the Session.               school with discipline and security.             or all applicants.
The following schedule of the broadcast of the         7.    Posses educational leadership and                                                Search Com mittee
activities at the General Conference Session may             supervisory skills.
be of interest to you:                                 The principal will be expected to perform the
                                                       following duties:                                         We Can Depend O n Our Yo ung People
Sabbath, July 2: 12:0 0 noon to 1:30 p.m. -
Divine Service; 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 to          1.    P la n,    implement        and   evaluate               It is no secret that we are living in a
10:00 p.m.                                                   instructional programs.                          society that is plagued with some serious social
Sund ay, July 3, to Friday, July 8: 11:0 0 a.m. to                                                            problems, and the young people of our nation are
                                                       2.    Conduct ongoing assessments and                  deeply involved. However, I believe that we can
12:00 noon, and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Final                modification of the instructional program        depend on the majority of the youth of the
broad cast: Sabbath, July 9: 12 :00 noon to 1:30             based on formative and summative                 Adventist Church to shun the promiscuous life
p.m. ; 4:00 p .m. to 6:00 p .m. and 6:30 p.m. to             assessment data.                                 style that prevailes in the wider society and hold
10:00 p.m.                                             3.    Assume spiritual leadership in the               up the standards of the Seventh-day Adventist
                                                             school.                                          Church.
        Please note that the Inter-American
Division will be on parade at 7:30 p.m.,               4.    Exhibit positive exemplary interpersonal                 As I listened to a report last week of the
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We Can Depend O n Our Yo ung People                    Bryan at the Conference office regarding              the Centreville Church, today, July 2 n d at 6:00
                                                       registration and the cost of attendance.              p.m. All are invited to this informative meeting.-
(Continued from page 1)                                                                                      Centreville Church Health Ministries Department
                                                                VB A Church Work Sch edule
pervasiveness of homosexuality and lesbianism
among the youth in many of our high schools, I                 The following Churches are scheduled to            Listen-U p Youth M inistries Up date
was shocked. But I was encouraged when I               work at the New Bahamas Academy building                      Tomorrow, 3rd July at 10:30 a.m. -
attended the Youth’s Day Service at the                site on M arshall Road beginning at 8:00 a.m.:        Sandilands Outreach Program
Maranatha Churcb on Sabbath, June 25, 2005.            Maranatha, Francophone, Parkgate, Living Faith           Since 2004, LYM has been 'taking the Advent
The young people in charge of the programme            and B.A. School. However, other persons               message to all the world', reaching out to patients
and those who participated appeared to be serious      willing to lend a helping hand are invited to visit   in the drug and alcohol rehab units and other
                                                       the site. God bless you real good!                    wards at Sandilands Rehab Centre. Many
about their religion and their relationship with                                                             opportunities for ministry exist in this place
God. The energy with which they performed,                            Admiral’s Crafts                       where many need hope and a second chance.
especially their inspirational singing, indicated                                                            If you are impressed to share your talents or
that they were trying to serve the Lord with all          Admiral Forbes will be hosting a Miniature
                                                       Boat Building Camp at the Breath of Life              testimony about your God in this deliverance
that was in them. If they continue that spiritual                                                            ministry, then contact M. Musgrove at 325-5108.
fervor, coupled with a meaningful study of Go d’s      Church grounds on Marshall Road, July 4 to 29,
                                                       2005.     For details on cost of camp and                     Don't be afraid or ashamed to step outside
word, we can depend on our young people to                                                                   of the four walls of your church and deliberately
carry on the work that God has given us to spread      registration, please call 364-1613.
                                                                                                             witness for Christ. God calls youth because you
the Three Angels’ Messages to the world.                                                                     are strong. Please answ er. He is waiting to
        After presenting several selections of soul-        Women’s Ministries Retreat                       empower you.
stirring music, the Maranatha youths were ready             October 31, 2005, Plan now to
for a challenging message form their pastor, Eric            attend and experience the                       There will be no M asterguide class and hike
Dannie Clarke. Pastor Clarke spoke on “The                           fellowship!                             tomorrow.
consequences of a Bad D ecision.” His message                                                                                       Brother Lester Stuart
was based on the story of young King Rehoboam                       Adv entist Book Centre
as recorded in I Kings 12. Instead of taking the           The Adventist Book Centre’s hours during         Philadelphia AY Society Hosts
                                                       daylight saving time are:                                    Speech Contest
counsel of his wise elders, this young king took       Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
the bad advice of his peers. Thus the decision he      Friday               8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
made to treat his people in a harsh manner was         Sunday               8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.       Last Sabbath, June 25, eight Junior Adventist
disasterous for him .                                  -Kenny V.A. Deveaux, ABC Manager                Youth of the Philadelphia Church participated in
                                                                                                       a Speech C ontest, at the church, during the AY
        Although we live in a promiscuous                     Hour of Gospel Music at Mary             time. Each contestant was allowed 3 - 5 minutes
society,and many young people have no regard                            Ingraham Home                  to speak on the topic, “W hat Can I Do To Make
for older people, our youths can be different.              The Hour of Gospel Music at the Mary My Church Worth Attending?” Some interesting
They were admonished to take counsel from the          Ingraham Home continues on a weekly basis at and innovative ideas were presented. The first,
word of God and positive persons of experience.        6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The schedule for today, second, and third place winners were Michael
That way, we might be able to change the trend         July 2 n d , will be the Adelaide Church.. Next
                                                       week, July 9th, music will be provided by Berea Toote, Jr., Teneil Gibbs, and Victoria Johnson,
in society.                                            Church..                                        respectively.
        Several young persons were honoured and                                                                           Congratulations
given awards for their positive contributions as             Aerobics for Health & W ellness
Bahamian Adventist youth. A representative                   The aerobics class for health and               Congratulations to Keisha Williams who also
                                                       wellness continues at the Fanta C Fitness G ym        graduated with a MS in Urban Education from
from the Ministry of Youth & Culture was in                                                                  Sojourner Douglas College, on Sunday, June 12,
attendance. He brought remarks and made the            tomorrow morning at 7:30. Interested persons
                                                       who are 14 years or older are invited. - H ealth      2005. She attends the Johnson Park Church.
presentations to the outstanding young people
present.                           Dr. John Carey      Ministries Leader of Philadelphia Church
                                                                                                                      Living Faith to Host VBS
   Non-Denominational Choral Workshop                                  Youth M inistries                        The Living Faith Church will host Vacation
        In connection with our Independence                    The Pathfinder Band is one of the four Bible School, July 4 to 16, 2005, at the Church
Celebrations, a       Choral Workhop will be           bands invited to perform at the Independence on Old Trail Road.
conducted at Christ Church Cathedral by Mr.            Celebrations on July 9 th at 8:00 p.m. on Clifford
                                                       Park. Some Pathfinders will participate in a                       Path to Life Camp
Cleveland Williams (BA, MA), beginning June            special drill display..                                   Path to Life Camp will be held July 18 to
20th to 8th July 2005, from 6:30 - 8:30. This                                                             30 th . Contact Sis. Eform a Coakley or Sherry
workshop will culminate in a First Annual              S.D.A. Basketball League continues tonight at Thompson at the Living Faith Church.
Governor's General Independence Concert Series
to be held at Ch rist Church Cathedral on 1st          8:30 at Bahamas Academy Gym. It is important
                                                       that all teams that have entered be present to            Acklins For Christ Gospel Crusade
July, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. A ll persons interested in
being a part of this concert are invited to attend     play.
                                                                                                          Pastor R.I.Hanna and his brother-in-law, Brother
the workshop. For further information, please                                                             Orthniel Darling, accompanied by thier wives,
contact Mrs. C ynthia Tynes at 324-3434, or Ms.                        Youth M inistries
Tanya Hunt-Major at the Cathedral's Office. - P            W e need YOU th! The gospel clarion call is will conduct an Evangelistic Crusade in Lo vely
Barnett                                                being sounded once again! July 30 to August 6, Bay, Acklins, July 1 - 24, 2005. Their aim is to
                                                       2005, there will be a crusade like no other. The build up the believers’ faith, add to their number
       Adventist Response to Gays and                  “Come Alive With Jesus Youth Crusade” will and organize them into a permanent company or
                                                       be held at the Hillview Church nightly - except church in the area.
                Lesbians Seminar                       Mondays. W e need YOUTH! Persons who can Both Pastor Hann and Brother Darling are from
    This seminar will be held on July 17, 2005,        sing in the choir please join us at the Gym at Acklins and have a burden to see the church
7:30 p.m. at Centreville Church for all church         4:30 p.m. today for rehearsal. Other interested established on that island. Please pray for God’s
leaders and interested members                         persons are asked to contact the Youth Director blessings upon their efforts. Other members of
                                                       or the AY Coordinator to indicate the areas in the Hanna family will be joining them in Acklins
               Bahamas Academy                         which you can help. No reasonable offer immediately after General Conference Session.
Summer School for Grades 7 - 11 begins on              refused!! Won’t you be enlisted as a volunteer?
                                                               All Theology/Ministerial students are               Living Faith Vacation Bible School
Monday, July 4th and ends on July 22nd. Plan                                                                                   Registration
to enroll your child for classes in Math,              asked to register with Sis. McPhee at the
                                                       Conference office.                                 Sunday, July 3, 2005 from 2 p.m . - 6 p.m.
English, Sewing, Cooking, or W oodwork.                                                                   Hours of V.B.S. - 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
            Single Adu lts Seminar                               Centreville Church Health
                                                                        M inistries Dep t.                           Sun sets today at 8:03 p.m .
     This will be held on Sunday, July 31, from          Well known doctor, Norman Gay, M.D ., will               Sun sets next Sabbath at 8:04 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Interested persons who          speak on wellness at a special A.Y. meeting at
are 30 years and older should see Kim berly

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