Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church
All Bulletin Announcements should be submitted no later than Wednesday, 12 noon.October is Pastor’s Appreciation Month.
The new administration of the Bermuda Conference wishes to express its appreciation to the 10 pastors who staff the churches of the Bermuda Conference.
Our Pastors serve in administrative and departmental roles, but are on the battlefield everyday and have the privilege of seeing lives touched and transformed by the grace of God. We are thankful for the gifted group of pastors in the Bermuda conference family who give spiritual leadership to our constituents and fellow citizens from Somerset to St. Georges.
As a new administrative team we are perusing excellent performance for the Lord in our pastors as we seek to reach every person, family and group in Bermuda with the distinctive, Christ-centered, global Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness.
The call to the gospel ministry is a divinely appointed ministry, which requires a personal response to the call of God, a personal relationship with God, and a personal daily baptism of spiritual power from God.
Ministers need many gifts to succeed in pastoral ministry: moral earnestness, leadership, intelligence, common sense, relational skills, and the ability to teach, and preach the Word of God. But, the power of the minister in appealing to the human heart is in proportion to his or her fellowship with God.
We are thankful for our pastors, and the pastor’s spouse and family. They need the prayers and support of the constituents they serve, as they labor to prepare a people to meet the Lord at His soon return.
As a new conference administration, we say thank you pastors, for what you-and your families mean to our conference and we hope that each church that you serve will value you as well. Tangible expressions of appreciation are certainly nice to receive. Everyone can and should express appreciation to their pastor in some special way. But please remember, that your greatest reward will be to hear from the lips of Jesus Himself, heaven’s well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.
In closing, as I reflect on my personal journey I give God thanks for each pastor who has positively impacted my life and ministry. From the day of my baptism, to my present position today, I am eternally grateful for the pastors that have influenced me in the Bermuda Mission, now Conference: Pastor Mack W. Wilson, Dr. Samuel Bulgin, Dr. Collin Dunbar, and Elder Alvin Goulbourne. I especially thank Dr. Edward Richardson and Dr. Carlyle C. Simmons who were instrumental in my preparation for ministry, and employment in the ministry. There are overseas pastors that have inspired me to be all that I can be as well. I thank God for the legacy of the late E.E. Cleveland, and the personal friendship of the late Reginald O. Robinson. Dr. Gene Donaldson is my friend and present mentor, but in a category all by himself, one who encouraged me to become a minister of the gospel. He is the none other than Pastor Albert Randolph Haig, a legend, who is now resting in the grave from his labors.
If you have a Pastor who has impacted your life, be sure and say thank you to them. Pray for them as well; in particular, please pray for one of our former Pastors, Pastor Eugene Virgil, who celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday, October 16, 2014. He and his lovely wife Ann, have a special place in our hearts.
And while you are praying for your Pastor, please do not allow a single day to go by without praying for the new administration of this conference, and our families.
Blessings On You and Yours,
Elder Kenneth Manders, President
DIVINE WORSHIP SERVICE
October 25, 2014
ALL are Invited - Where Worship Is A Joy!
Hamilton SDA Church
DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Sunday, Tuesday and Friday
Pastor Kenneth Manders, Guest Speaker
President, Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Prayer, Praise & Thanksgiving to God
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Devonshire Seventh-day Adventist Church
(See Personal Ministries)
BERMUDA CONFERENCE NEWS & UPDATES
October 3, 2014
BERMUDA CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS ANNOUNCES NEWLY ELECTED CONFERENCE OFFICERS
The First Quadrennial Session of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was held Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Kenneth Manders was elected to serve as President succeeding Dr. Jeffrey O. Brown. An ordained minister, Kenneth Manders previously served as Ministerial Secretary and Personal Ministries Director at the Bermuda Conference. Manders is a graduate of Oakwood College (now University) 1988-1992 with a Master of Divinity degree. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree in church leadership at the Andrew Theological Seminary (USA). He is married to Claudette Manders, a registered nurse. She is the Health Claims Manager of Argus insurance Group of Companies. The couple have three sons; Andre, Stephen, and Joseph.
William DeJaun Tull was elected to serve as Executive Secretary of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church on September 28, 2014. Tull is a native of Bermuda and a product of Adventist Christian education. He has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oakwood University, and a master’s of divinity degree with an emphasis in church growth and evangelism from Andrews University (USA). Pastor Tull is married to Tammoi LaToya Tull and they have three children together; Yasmine, Sariah, and Josiah. The parents of Tull are William and Rovenia Tull.
W. Aaron Spencer was recently elected to serve as the Treasurer of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mr. Spencer is a Bermudian and a graduate of Oakwood University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He earned his MBA from Atlanta University with emphasis in Accounting and a certified public accountant. He has held several posts; KPMG Bermuda, Butterfield bank and served as director and trustee for a number of organizations. He and wife, Marcia M. Spencer has three children; Michelle Y. Spencer, MD, Monica E. Spencer, and Aaron Spencer II.
Dr. Jeffrey O. Brown, former President served the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists ten years. Dr. Brown and wife, Mrs. Pattiejean McMahon Brown will reside in Huntsville, Alabama.
The new executive officers elected for the next four years. They will serve the more than 3,500 members in the Bermuda conference.
A complete report may be viewed on the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists website, www.adventistbermuda.org and will be included in the November issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner.
Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
BERMUDA CONFERENCE SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM
Register online at www.schoolofevanglism.adventistbermuda.org or
Call Conference Office: 292-4110 - Lynette Albuoy.
NEXT COURSES SCHEDULED:
November 9 & 23, 2014
Church Leadership for Mission
Instructor: Pastor Kenneth Manders.
Time for both courses: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m.)
Check out the Bermuda Conference website www.adventistbermuda.org for all News and Updates of events happening in and around our local Adventist churches.
Prayer Breaks the Snare of Satan When we feel the least inclined to commune with Jesus, let us pray the most. By so doing we shall break Satan's snare, the clouds of darkness will disappear, and we shall realize the sweet presence of Jesus. ~Lift Him Up! 372~.
Join the Midday Prayer Line, Monday - Friday at 12:30 p.m. - Call 299-9966.
HAMILTON SERMONS AVAILABLEMedia Ministry is now accepting prepaid DVD orders for Divine Worship Services.
If you are missing Prayer meeting you are missing a mid-week blessing!
Join us every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. We are studying,
"40 Days - Prayer and Devotions to Revive Your Experience with God".
Bring your workbook, family and friends!
ADVENTIST YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Seniors Gazette is now ONLINE!! Visit the Seniors Ministries web page.
The Happy Seniors Club's meet every Tuesday. All Are Welcome! Please contact Diane Cassidy 737-6987 or Rochelle Ming 537-9087 for information on Senior programs.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH NEWS!Singles Ministries presents
Living and Eating Cooking Classes
Hamilton Youth Centre
Beginning: September 2, 2014 (Every Tuesday and Thursday)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person - per Session