March 20, 2010
“I have never found an honest man who found fault with the 10 Commandments.” D.L. Moody.
This weekend, we studied about truth as a fruit of the Spirit in our Sabbath School Quarterly. It reminds us to be truthful in all that we do and say. “Truth is a Person, namely Jesus Christ. Both objective and subjective truth come together in Jesus. For the believer to know and understand truth, he or she must possess Jesus. For the believer to live a life of fealty to the truth, he or she must possess Jesus.” Teachers Edition, p.141
There are 13 weeks left before the 59th Session of the General Conference which takes place from Wednesday, June 23, 2010 through Sabbath, July 3, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Centre and the Georgia Dome. The theme is Proclaiming God’s Grace. There are large numbers of hotel rooms that have been blocked by the General Conference. Reservations can now be made. The first two days of the Session will follow the outline below.
- June 23 – Day of Spiritual Emphasis
- June 24 – Opening Session
Sister Zoraida Powell has 10 studios rooms available for the General Conference trip. Interested person can contact her at 916-6960. Should anyone want to fly direct to Atlanta please contact Sister Teresa Chin at 943-1238 /925-6193.
The President announces on behalf of he Executive Committee the following Pastoral District Adjustments effective April 01, 2010-
- Cayman Brac – Pastor Victoriano Pomaire
- East End & North Side – Pastor Al Powell
- Bodden Town & Bethel – Pastor Wesley Nyack
- Newlands & Maranatha – Pastor Wilton McDonald
- Savannah & Bethany – Pastor Reinaldo Dracket
- George Town & Filadelfia – Pastor Sethres Dixon
- Kings & Ebenezer – Pastor Shian O’Connor
- Ephesus & West Bay – Pastor Caple Thompson
This past Sabbath was celebrated in our Union as the Day of Pentecost
. The goal was to have more than 3000 persons follow the example of Jesus in baptism. Praise God we can happily report that this was accomplished. The Secretariat
reports that on Sabbath past, 11 persons were baptized and currently for the month of March, 25 precious souls have followed Christ in baptism.
The results of this week past are
- Bodden Town = 5
- Newlands = 4
- Ebenezer = 2
- Kings = 1
We congratulate the four churches and especially Ebenezer
for their first fruit baptisms since becoming a church. May the divine approval of God be each one in their commitment to Him. Apart from the 205 persons from the Countdown to the end campaign with Pastor O’Connor
, the President expresses thanks to the Bodden Town
church family with Evangelist Alberga Foster
and host Pastor Al Powell
for 35 persons baptized, and the Newlands church family with Evangelist Vaughn Henry and host Pastor W.G. McDonald
for 14 persons baptized.
Church Goals for 2nd Quarter:
- Kings, Ebenezer, Creek, Bodden Town, Newlands, & East End = 4 each.
- West Bay, Filadelfia, George Town & North Side = 2 each.
- Bethany, Bethel, & Ephesus = 1 each
We welcome back the delegation from Panama where the Festival of the Laity was held. Pastor Al Powell gave a report to the Pastors on Wednesday and a report to the constituency is forthcoming. Sisters Cynthia Scott and Mary Johnson were honoured for services rendered to the Conference over the many years.
The first elders of each of the churches in our Conference should be in receipt of a letter from our President, Pastor Clarke. This letter should be read in the respective churches during the Divine worship hour today.
We remind you that the time has now changed in the United States and some Caribbean countries. Please note that these countries are back to Daylight Saving Time which puts them one hour (1hr) ahead. Both Cayman and Jamaica continue on their regular time.
The Creek Church celebrates its Visitor and Homecoming Day this Sabbath, March 20, 2010. Their special guest speaker is Pastor Sethres Dixon.
The Savannah Church invites the general public and sister churches to the opening of their Campaign with Evangelist Vaughn Henry, on Sunday March 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. A blessing awaits you.
The Savannah Women Ministries Department is inviting all women to an important presentation on “Estate Planning and Power of Attorney.” This will be held on Sunday morning March 28, 2010, 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
The Kings Church invites you to their spring Week of Prayer with Evangelist Alberga Foster
. These meetings begin on Sunday thru Sabbath and you are invited to attend and be blessed.
Kings Seventh-day Adventists Youth Department invites you out to a ‘Grand Soup Social’ on March 20, 2010 (TONITE) at 7pm on the grounds of Cayman Academy, come enjoy the games and surprises.
Family Life Department
A special social meeting for all married couples will be held at the Maranatha Church on Saturday night, April 03, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Men’s Ministries Leaders from each church are asked to meet with Pastor Nyack at the Cayman Academy Cafeteria at 4:30 p.m. on Sabbath March 27.
All are invited to join the Ephesus Church for their Health Emphasis weekend starting this Friday at 7 p.m. It continues on Sabbath afternoon at the George Town Church at 4 p.m. and on Sunday back at Ephesus at 7p.m. The presenter is Brother Warwick Bryan from the UK.
The ADRA Honduras Mission trip to La Mosquita Region is on schedule for April 1-8. Approximately 22 persons have signed up for the trip. If you would like to have more information, please contact Brother Benny Moore at 916-2936.
The youth from Cayman Brac will travel to Grand Cayman for the Easter weekend April 2-4. This is the same weekend when Carifta will be held in Grand Cayman.
The Maranatha Church Choir from Nassau, Bahamas will visit Cayman on May 21-24, 2010. They will minister in one of our churches during that weekend.
The Education department wishes to remind the constituency that there are Government Scholarships available. All information and applications regarding scholarships for tertiary level education both locally and overseas may be obtained by logging on to http://www.education.gov.ky > Education tab > scholarship tab. Please note deadlines for submitting forms:
- Local scholarships – June 30, 2010
- Overseas scholarships – March 31, 2010
We are asking the membership who qualify to please avail yourselves of these opportunities.
Children Ministries Department Upcoming Events:
- April 3- Child Preachers Training begins, Savannah Church at 3 p.m.
- May 1- Launching of Child’s Month
- May 15-Children’s Convention
Look out for our Newsletter in May “Kidz Expressions”
Let us remember the sick among us in prayer:
- Sis Berthale Kelly
- Sis Linda Isaacs – West Bay
- Sis Rosalie Mendez – West Bay
- Sis Betty Thompson – GT
- Sis Majorie Bryan – Kings
- Sis Sonia McLaughlin – Savannah
- Sis Karen Rankine – Savannah
- Sis Rockella Smith – Savannah
- Mr. Rex Allen
Cayman Academy announces that school closes on Friday, April 1 at 12noon and re-opens on Thursday, April 7 for the Easter break. This years’ Easter break is shorter than the other schools to make up for eight days of school in the summer, when the General Conference Session will take place in Atlanta, beginning June 23.
Sex & Dating – R U Curious?
All singles ages 15-30 you are invited to join a discussion on Sex and Dating in an informal setting at the Bodden Town Church Hall on 20th March at 7:30p.m. No fees, no strings attached but you may become ‘attached’.
There will be a meeting for all AY directors, on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at George Town Church. If the any directors cannot make it, please be sure to send a representative.
The Pathfinders will have an EASTER OVERNIGHT camp on Saturday night, April 3rd. All clubs that are interested please register with Pastor Dixon at email@example.com. The fee is $2.00.