THE ADVENT IMPACT 2016
As an integral part of the Christian community, Seventh-day Adventists have been called by God to reach out to the poor, the vulnerable, and the marginalized in this decaying and sinful world. Our mission includes a ministry to all people groups in society.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus modelled for us how He expects us to behave toward our needy brothers and sisters, and today Jesus expects us to care for those who are unable to care for themselves. He said, “Inasmuch as you do this to the least of these My brethren, you do it unto me.” We cannot “pass by on the other side” and pretend that we do not see the suffering of others.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church appreciates all our valued partners, and you our friends who, year after year, join us to provide the means to alleviate some of the need and suffering we see around us. You have been our faithful partners over these many years and we say thanks for your support. This year we invite you once again to partner with us in this project, to assist the needy and vulnerable in our society
"As the right arm is connected with the body, so the health reform and medical missionary work is connected with the third angel's message, and is to work efficiently as the right arm, for the defense of the body of truth." (Click on Heading to read more).
Longstanding Adventist Administrator and Pastor, Wellesley Henry Gunter, was laid to rest after a colourful ceremony with representatives from all walks of Church and community life on Sunday August 28, 2016 at the West Jamaica Conference Centre in St. James. (CLICK Headline for more)
Former North Jamaica Conference Administrator and veteran Pastor, Wellesley Gunter, will be laid to rest this Sunday, August 28, 2016 at a service to be held at the Seventh-day Adventist Centre in Mount Salem, St. James.
The Service, which will commence at 10:00 will end with the interment at Dovecot, St. James.
Pastor Gunter has served the North Jamaica Conference in various capacities, including Treasurer and District Pastor and was retired from service while working in the region.
Photographs and full story of the life, times and thanksgiving service of Pastor Gunter to follow.
Elder Sydney Grant and wife, Sis. Grant
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Litchfield, in recognition of the sterling service of one its pioneers, recently hosted an Appreciation Function which encapsulated the life of times of Elder Sydney Grant.
Keynote speaker, Pastor Egnal Grant, the Ministerial Secretary of the West Jamaica Conference, was reminisced of the quality service given by Elder Grant, the successes gained and the relationship he shared with the family when he served as District Pastor from 1985-1989.
NJC CEDES CHARGE OF AENON TOWN SDA
(from left to Right) Elder Simpson, Elder Gordon, Pastor Archer, Pastor Hawthorne, Elder Hemmings and Elder Stewart seated with new converts and Bible Instructors in the foreground
Hundreds of youth led thousands of members into a full day of community service outreach endeavours in the parishes of St. Ann and Trelawny. From the hills of Alexandria where children were impacted at the Widow’s Mite Children’s home to the plains of Trelawny, where the streets and communities in Duncans were flooded with care packages for the elderly and children, the day saw an exceptionally high turnout of youth involved in multiple and varied deeds of good will.
The day was a part of the World Church’s Global Youth Day initiative...(click on Title to read more)
NJC APPOINTS ACTING TREASURER
The North Jamaica Conference Executive Committee voted on Monday, April 4, 2016 to appoint Elder Dane Ellis as Acting Treasurer, following the resignation of Mrs. Sackeria Jackson-Hinds on March 31, 2016.
Elder Ellis, who had served in the position of Treasurer between 2007-2012, recommenced work with the Conference in October 2015, after a one year stint at the Andrews Memorial Hospital July 2012 - July 2013.
The trained Accountant is an officer of the Salem Church in St. Ann and has been active in evangelistic efforts over the years. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University College of the Caribbean and served as an accountant at the Office prior to his appointment.
He is married to Claudeen Ellis and the union has produced two children.
TEN DAYS OF PRAYER LAUNCHED FOR GENERAL ELECTION
We thank God for His guidance and leading during the “10 Days of Prayer” initiative we had earlier this year, and praise Him for what was accomplished. As the country embarks on General Election, we believe that it is necessary for us to engage in united prayer for God’s will to cover the length and breadth of Jamaica…
Pastor Everett Brown, President, Jamaica Union Conference of SDAs
October 28, 2015 | Mandeville, Jamaica | By Nigel Coke/IAD
ADVENTISTS TO THE RESCUE - Church Spruces Up St. Ann Police Stations
Members of the Jamaica Union of Seventh-day Adventists in St Ann turned out in their numbers on Sunday for a workday that formed part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the union islandwide.
The workday brought into focus undesirable conditions in which some members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in St Ann are forced to work and live.
Conditions at the living quarters at the St Ann's Bay station, especially, leave much to be desired. Whereas the Adventists' contribution was appreciated and worthwhile, much more needed to be done, Superintendent Wayne Cameron said.
NJC Appoints New Secretary
The North Jamaica Conference Executive Committee voted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 to appoint Pastor Omri Davis as Executive Secretary of the Conference, effective immediately.
FOUR PASTORS ORDAINED TO MINISTRY
Madras Church Dedicated to God
The pouring rain was no deterrent for the scores of individuals who traversed the interior terrain of upper St. Ann to participate in the long anticipated dedication of the Madras temple to God.