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East Jamaica Conference

74 Constant Spring Road P.O. Box 181 Kingston 10 Jamaica W.I. Tel:(876) 924-1061-3, Fax (876) 924-0263. E-Mail: communication@ejcsda.com website: http://ejcsda.com

Communication Department

September 6, 2013 To: All Pastors, Elders, Leaders and Church Members Dear Brethren: Sincere Christian greetings! Please see important dates and events of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists below.

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Big City Evangelism Summit & LEA General Election - September 15 & 21-2013 Thanksgiving Service for Pastor E.R.E. Wright Set For - Sunday September 8, 2013 Historic Vision One Million Baptism Day - September 28, 2013 Launch of BEAMS - September 14, 2014 Health & Family Life Department present Mens Health Seminar- September 22, 2013 EJC Ambassador Sashing Postponed to - September 22, 2013 Notices from the Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, Comm. Services Department Notices from the Women's Ministries Department Notices from the Children's Department Special Events happening in Some of our Churches Photo and video recording requested For Vision One Million Baptism Schedule of Upcoming Conference Dates and Events

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(1) Big City Evangelism Summit & LEA General Election - September 15 & 21, 2013 (Must be communicated to the Church on Sabbath September 7, 2013) The biggest event on the Calendar of event for 2013 - 2014 is now on the move. In preparation for the great work ahead of us between now and 2014, the leadership of our church must come together in a united way so that the Holy Spirit can prepare us for the work ahead. We crave your attendance to The Big City Evangelism Summit and Lay Evangelistic Association General Election St. Thomas (Zone 4) on Sunday, September 15, 2013 beginning at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. at the Morant Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Kingston & St. Andrew Big City Evangelism Summit and Lay Evangelistic Association General Meeting will take place on Sabbath September 21, 2013 at the Hagley Park SDA Church beginning at 9:00 am. It will be a high day of prayer, praise and inspiration. -1 -

For both the St. Thomas and Kingston & St. Andrew versions of the Summit, we expect to see and specially invite all Pastors, Elder(First Elders in particular), Personal Ministries Leaders and Secretaries, Sabbath School Superintendents and Secretaries, Community Services Leaders and Volunteers, Youth and Pathfinder Leaders, Lay Preachers, Bible Workers, Past and present students of the School of Evangelism, medical Missionaries and other interests. These will be critical meetings to the success of our Big City Campaign in 2014. The days program for Sunday September 15, 2013 will include Devotional Charge by Pastor Glen O Samuels, Ministerial Secretary- JAMU. On Sabbath September 21, 2013, the main speaker will be Pastor Everett Brown, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica. A full outline of the Big City Mission Strategy and general election of the Lay Evangelistic Association Officers will take place at both meetings. (2) Thanksgiving Service for Pastor E.R.E. Wright Set For - Sunday September 8, 2013 Pastor Ernie Wright, who served as pastor in East Jamaica Conference during his more than 42 years of gospel ministry, passed on Sunday, August 25, 2013. He was a past president of the West Jamaica Conference of SDA and an alumnus of West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University). Pastor Wright will be remembered as a humble servant of God who had good success in the winning of souls for His kingdom. He leaves behind to mourn his loss widow, Dr. Lunette Reid Wright, son Dr. Ernie Wright , daughters Patrice Wright Douglas and Gillian along with grandchildren and other relatives. The Thanksgiving Service for the life of Pastor E.R.E. Wright will be held at the Savanna-la Mar High School in Westmoreland on Sunday September 8, 2013 beginning 10:00 am. We invite the church to pray for and encourage his family members and friends during this time of bereavement. (3) Historic Vision One Million Baptism Day - September 28, 2013 Historic Vision One Million Baptism Day - September 28, 2008 First Elders in the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be allowed to baptize persons they have worked with over the past few months. This will be an historic event and a day of rejoicing for the church. This is one of the special activities for the 'The Year of the Laity'. Make this a special day of celebration and a high day for our elders and new members who will join the church of God on this day. Every church is encouraged to put steps in place to have this special event recorded and or photographed. Special instructions will be given to the Communication Leaders to ensure this important event gets the coverage it deserves. (4) Launch of BEAMS - September 14, 2014 The Jamaica Union Conference and East Jamaica Conference Family Ministries Department invite you to the launch of BEAMS ( Boys of Excellence Attaining Morals & Standards) JAMU / EJC Chapter on

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Sabbath September 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the Half Way Tree SDA Church. This event will be the first of its kind and is designed to provide spiritual and moral leadership to our boys and young men in the church. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Devon Osbourne, Secreatary- EJC and the event will be launched by Dr. Eric Nathan, Family Ministries Director JAMU. Please see poster below for additional information. (5) Health & Family Life Department present Mens Health Seminar- September 22, 2013 The Health Ministries Department in association with the Family Ministries Department will conduct a Mens Health Seminar at V.H. Percy Centre, Sunday, September 22, at 10 a.m. A contribution of $1,000, will take care of all screening tests to be done. Gentlemen, please do not let this opportunity pass. Make the time and effort to get yourself checked out by the health professionals who will be there just for you. There is a popular proverb that says ' A stitch in time saves nine'. See poster below for further details. (6) EJC Ambassador Sashing Postponed to - September 22, 2013 The final EJC Ambassador 2013-2014 finals (teens & juniors) will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Constant Spring SDA Church beginning at 3:00 p.m. We invite youth from every church to come and support finalists from their church at this event. The final event associated with the 2013 EJC Ambassador search however will be the sashing of the Youth, Teen and Junior Ambassador which will take place this year at the Police Officers' Club beginning at 4:00 pm. Tickets: adults $500 & children pay $150 at the door NB. This change was made to facilitate persons who needed to attend the funeral service for the late Pastor E.R.E. Wright. (7) Notices from the Sabbath School / Personal Ministries / Community Services Department The EJC Sabbath School/Personal Ministries & Community Services Department thanks our churches who supported the recently held Family Fun Day & Brunch. All Community Services leaders are urged to turn in the proceeds from ticket sales (if you have not yet done so), along with the names of two (2) needy children/students for back-to-school assistance. State the nature of help needed. (PARTICIPATING CHURCHES ONLY) 1. September 7, 2013 - St. Thomas East Big City Cluster meeting @ Morant Bay SDA @ 4 p.m, all Personal Ministries council members (heads of department & elders) are invited. 2. EJC SOE Monthly Fasting & Prayer @ Hope Gardens September 8, 2013, 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. 3. Sabbath, September 28 Senior Citizens Convention & Sunday, October 6 - Senior Citizens Banquet. 4. 5. SOE & Lay Workers Institute 2013, November 13-15, 2013 @ Golden Acres students of the School of Evangelism (SOE) and delegates chosen for your churches should begin preparation now. Grand Festival of the Laity Hagley Park SDA Church, November 16 & 17, 2013 plan to be in attendance!
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(8) Notices from the Women's Ministries Department 1. GEMS retreat rehearsal will be held on Sabbath September 21, 2013, from 2 p.m. 4 p.m. this. This presentation is for the opening night. Kindly plan for day your

2. Counting Down! WMDs, do all you can to have at least one GEM representing your church at the 4 seminar October 24 -27, 2013. Call immediately and book their place. Adults/Mentors come for Rest & Relaxation. Bring your friends and coworkers. 3. Levels 2 & 3 Leaders Certification course will be done via distance training. All WMDs are up the package or access this on line. The final sessions will be held at Golden Acres /EJC November.

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4. All hard working adults, male and female Book now for a full package of physical rejuvenation October 24 -27, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Resort. Credit card payments are accepted. Duty makes us either find a way or make one. Anonymous

Parenting Tip Our mind is the source of all that we do and say; our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, our actions become our habits, our habits become our character and our character determines our destiny. To be able to control our words and actions, it must begin with our thoughts. So parents and guardians please help us train our thoughts.

(9) Notices from the Children's Ministries Department 1. ASI/IAD Mission 2013 to Costa Rica was a blessing. The contingent of youth and children were had their encounter with Jesus. A report will follow soon. 2. All CMDs whose children were not engaged in the Discipleship Training are asked to conduct this training in your churches. Your Pastors and Elders will assist you in the training. Kindly ask your Pastors to pick up your packages. 3. Levels 2 & 3 Leaders Certification course will be done via Distance Training. All CMDs are asked to pick up the package or access this on line. The final sessions will be held at Golden Acres /EJC Board Room in November 2013. 4. CMDs, you are asked to encourage parents to a make use of the special KIDS in the Kitchen forum to be held October 24-27, 2013 @ Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay. The total contribution is $6,000. This includes return fare, seminar and presenters tokens. Book now. 5. International Childrens Week of Prayer - October 13-19, 2013. CMD please engage the children. 6. Adventist Childrens Day October 19, 2013 -4-

7. Coming soon!! Jewels Botanical Retreat

With Gods help, We will either find a way or make a way.

Hannibal

(10) Special Events Happening in some of our Churches Andrews Memorial SDA Church Hosts Parenting Forum The Andrews Memorial SDA Church Women's Ministries is hosting a Parenting Forum this Sunday, September 8 at East Jamaica Conference (EJC) Board Room at 74 Constant Spring Road from 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. The Forum will include presentations from specialists in child psychology, psychiatry and violence prevention. See poster below for additional information

Andrews Memorial SDA Church Wellness Series The Andrews Memorial SDA Church intes you to their Complete Wellness Series which begins on September 8, 2013 and runs through to October 6, 2013. The series includes presentations from health professionals and is designed to help everyone who attend to break the cycle of ill health and embrace wellness. See information below for further details. (11) Photo and Video Recording Requested For Vision One Million Baptism All Communication Leaders and team members are asked to ensure that the upcoming Vision One Million Baptism scheduled for September 28, 2013 at your church, is adequately captured for posterity and your church records through the use of digital photography and/ or video recording where possible. The EJC Communication Department will be requesting that digital photographs of this baptism with captions outlining the name of the Elder doing the baptism and the name of the person being baptized, be sent to the EJC Communication Department at the earliest time possible after the event. These images will form part of the Conference's Photo Highlights of this event. Emails should be forwarded to ejccommunications@gmail.com. If the church communication department does not own a digital camera or video recorder, begin from now to ask members to assist in finding persons with the requisite resources and expertise to capture the event as requested. The baptism of a new believer by a first elder on the scale that we anticipate, will be an historic event in Inter America Division and in our Conference and we would love to have good photographs taken in as many of our churches as possible. Please do your part to make this day a blessed and memorable day for everyone. -5-

(12) Schedule of Upcoming Conference Dates and Events

Sep 7 Sep 8 Sep 14 Sep 15 Sep 21 Sep 21 -28 Sep 22 Sep 22 Sep 28 Sep 29 Sep 29 Oct 1 - Nov 9 Oct 1 - 31 Oct 19 Nov 13 - 15 Nov 16 - 17 Nov 24

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EJC Ambassador 2013-2014 finals (teens & juniors) Fasting and Prayer Service of the School of Evangelism 6:30 - 9:30am Launch of BEAMS @ 4:00 pm Big City Evangelism Summit & LEA Gen. Election - St. Thomas @ 9:30am Big City Evangelism Summit & LEA Gen. Election -(Zones 1 - 3) @ 9:00 am Health Ministries Emphasis Week Men's Health Seminar Beginning at 9:30am Final Ambassador Event - Sashing of Mr. & Ms. EJC Ambassador @ 3:00pm Vision One Million Baptism Day Senior Citizen's Banquet Medical Missionary Training School Graduation Service @5:00 pm Forty Days of Prayer Begins For Success of Big City Campaign Ingathering Emphasis Month Children's Day EJC School of Evangelism Institute 2013 EJC Festival of the Laity Communication Workshop

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Constant Spring SDA Church Hope Gardens Half Way Tree SDA Church Morant Bay SDA Church Hagley Park SDA Church Everywhere EJC Board Room Police Officers' Club Everywhere Kencot SDA Church

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Everywhere Golden Acres, Golden Spring Hagley Park SDA Church EJC Board Room

Phillip E. L. Castell Communication Director

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Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00p.m. Sabbaths at 8:00a.m., 11:00a.m. and 4:30p.m.

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ADMISSION

FREE!

8/9/2013 10/9/2013 11/9/2013 14/9/2013

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 am

Break the Cycle of Ill Health - Embrace Wellness Stewardship of Health - Tips for Living Longer Mindful Eating - Meal Planning Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques Peace Be Still Beating Depression Coping With Spiritual Depression

Dr. Derria Cornwall (Radiologist) Dr. Marshall Tulloch-Reid (Endocrinologist) Ms. Cordell Dallas (Clinical Dietician/Nutritionist/Educator)
Mrs. Marlene Pottinger-Gyles
(Public Health Nurse /Counselling Psychologist)

11:00 am

Pastor Samuel Lewis Nurse Yvonne McClymont-Grant


(Specialist Practitioner - Community Mental Health/Educator)

Pastor Samuel Lewis


Mr. Eric B Maitland (Physiotherapist/Certied Health &
Fitness Instructor/Personal & Group Trainer) Dr. Desiree Tulloch-Reid (Rheumatologist)

4:30 pm

Exercise - a Missing Link to Good Health


(Please bring exercise gears and mat for demonstration after Vespers)

15/9/2013 17/9/2013 18/9/2013 21/9/2013

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 am

Mindful Eating - Portion Sizes How to Read Food Labels Substance Abuse and Addiction Vitamins and Supplements - Pros and Cons This is the day of Supplements

Mrs. Nabeeha Dennis (Clinical Dietitian/Nutritionist)) Mrs. Nabeeha Dennis (Clinical Dietitian/Nutritionist)

Dr. Robert Ffrench (Family Practitioner) Dr. Garth Ofcer (Integrated Medicine Specialist) Pastor Samuel Lewis
Ms. Suzette Tulloch (Wellness Consultant))

11:00 am

Is Detoxication Necessary? Is the Detoxication of Sin Necessary?

Pastor Samuel Lewis Dr. Marshall Tulloch-Reid (Endocrinologist) Dr. Derria Cornwall (Radiologist)

4:30 pm

Setting Goals for Your Health

22/9/2013 24/9/2013 25/9/2013 28/9/2013

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 am

How Important Is Rest? Conict Resolution Achieving Financial Wellness How to Age Gracefully Adding Years to your Life

Dr. Robert Ffrench (Family Practitioner) Pastor Patric Rutherford (Pastor/Counselor/Administrator) Mr. Wyatt Smythe (Financial Management Specialist) Dr. Jerome Stern (General Practitioner)

Pastor Samuel Lewis


Mrs. Sharon Headman-James (Dental Auxillary Co-ordinator)

11:00 am

Dental Health - More Than just a Bright Smile

Pearly White 4:30 pm Mens Health & Womens Health

Pastor Samuel Lewis Dr. Venslow Greaves (Radiation Oncologist) & Dr. Vinola Fowler (Naturopathic Medical Practitioner/Iridologist)

29/9/2013 1/10/2013 2/10/2013 5/10/2013

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 am

Help Kill Diabetes with Knife and Fork


(Demonstration starts at 5:00 pm)

Mrs. Charmaine Cameron (Naturopathic Doctor) Dr. Edwin Tulloch-Reid (Cardiologist)

Are you at Risk of Diabetes, Heart Attack, Stroke? Know your numbers!

How to Make the Most out of Your Doctors visit Dr. Marshall Tulloch-Reid (Endocrinologist) How to Improve Medication Adherence Mrs. Karen Dallas (Pharmacist) - Everyday Tips to Make it Better Remember the thing that the Doctor Ordered for You Pastor Samuel Lewis Weight Management & Prevention of Childhood Obesity
Dr. Judith Leiba-Thomas (Paediatrician/Psychiatrist)

11:00 am

4:30 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Pastor Samuel Lewis Childrens Health - Help Improve Your Childs Performance Mrs. Nabeeha Dennis (Clinical Dietician/Nutritionist) Is Breakfast Necessary? Understanding Household Management of Hygiene and its Impact on Health Dr. Carolyn Pinnock (Paediatric Surgeon) Does my child have Attention Decit Disorder? What can I do to Help? Dr. Andrea Garbutt (Paediatrician) Mrs. Marie Reynolds (Child Psycho-Therapist) Helping my Child Cope with Stress Eg. GSAT . . . how?

6/10/2013 9:00am - 3:00pm