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East Jamaica Conference Communication Department 74 Constant Spring Road ▪ P.O. Box 181▪ Kingston 10 ▪ Jamaica W.I. Tel:(876) 924-1061-3, Fax (876) 924-0263. E-Mail: ejccommunication@ejcsda.com website: http://ejcsda.com October 23, 2014 To: All Pastors, Elders, Leaders and Church Members Sincere Christian greetings! Please see important dates and events of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adven
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    East Jamaica Conference   Communication Department   74 Constant Spring Road ▪  P.O. Box 181 ▪  Kingston 10 ▪  Jamaica W.I.  Tel:(876) 924-1061-3, Fax (876) 924-0263. E-Mail: ejccommunication@ejcsda.com website: http://ejcsda.com October 23, 2014 To: All Pastors, Elders, Leaders and Church Members Sincere Christian greetings! Please see important dates and events of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists below. (1) IAD Virtual Graduation Ceremony - Oct 25-2014  Members of the church are invited to join Elders, Sabbath School Teachers and children who have completed their course of study in a massive graduation exercise with hundreds of persons in Curacao who will also be participating in a similar exercise. This virtual graduation ceremony will take place on   October 25, 2014 at the Andrews SDA church at 2:00 pm. Persons who will be participating in this extra special virtual ceremony are urged to be on time. See  poster with more information below. (2) Mad about Marriage Seminars The Inter-American Division Publishing Association and Book & Nutrition Centre in association with the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be hosting the Mad about Marriage Seminars for Singles, Dating and Married Couples. Presenters will be “Mad about Marriage” & “35 Mottoes for Happy Marriages” Auth ors Mike and Gayle Tucker. The seminars will be held on October 24 at the Kencot SDA Church at 6:30 pm and October 25 at the Hagley Park SDA Church at 3p.m. All Publishing Directors and Colporteurs are invited to attend as well. Please see flyer below.  (3) Notice from the Jamaica Union  The Jamaica Union invites all members to Symposium 2014 Sabbath November 8, 2014 under the theme “Looking back…reaching forward with Christ.” Guest speaker will be Dr. Donald King  –   President of the Atlantic Union Conference. Please see flyer below.   (4) Notice from the Stewardship, Wills and Trust Dpt. Letter to: All Pastors, First Elders, Stewardship, Wills & Trust Services Directors Re: Stewardship & Wills and Trust Services Seminar and other Matters The Stewardship and Trust Services Department of the East Jamaica Conference is extending this special invitation to all our Stewardship Directors and Trust Services Directors to a special combined Stewardship and Wills & Trust Services Seminar/Workshop to be held at the East Jamaica Conference Board Room on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9:30am. The theme of this special forum will be: Secrets to Increased Blessings and Rewards.  Read more    (5) Notices from the Children’s and Adolescence Ministries Department   1. All Child Preachers and Missionaries are asked to be present at the Andrews Memorial SDA Church on Sabbath, October 25, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. for the global joint graduation. Dress code- black pants/skirt with Mission polo shirt or white blouse/ shirt with tie. 2. EJC Bible Spell-a-thon finals will be held on November 8, 2014 @ the Kingsway School.     (6)   Notices from the Family Life Department   1. November 29, 2014 is International Si ngles’ Day. Remember to plan a special program of affirmation for all our singles. A program guide will follow soon. Main venue will be the Constant Spring Church. 2. Directors kindly send us the full names and date of marriage of all the members of your church by December 30, 2014. 3. Hats off   to the zones 1-3 Family Life Directors and committee members for attending the productive Family Life seminar that was held on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  4. Zone 4! Coming soon, your pre marital counseling clinic to be held on Wednesday ’s beginning at 5:30  p.m. Details to follow. 5. Zone 4  your special Family Life seminar will be held at the Morant Bay SDA Church in November.   All F/L Directors along with 1 team member from each church are expected to be in attendance. Kindly confirm your attendance with us by October 28, 2014, so that we can adequately cater for your needs. Come share your vision with President Nathan and the F/L team.  6. A meeting of all volunteer personnel in counseling, mediation, social work, etc. from zones 1-4 will be held on November 22, 2014. All persons who would like to volunteer to give even a few hours   per year are asked to call 7811565 or email cgenas@ejcsda.com . Let us help ‘work while it is day’.  7. BEAMS Junior Convention   has been postponed for a date to be announced. All churches are asked to send the names of two males (under 16 & over 17) with leadership qualities, sanctioned by your Church Board to be trained as BEAMS representatives for your church. We commend those churches that have already responded.   (7) Notices from the Women’s  Ministries Department  1. All ushers and women of EJC are asked to come prepared to participate in usher duties at the thanksgiving service for the life of Mrs. Ena Marshall, (mother of Dr. Lorraine Vernal). This will be held at Kencot Church on Sunday, October 26 @ 10 a.m. 2. November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). The material has been circulated for you to share with your church. 3. MOMS in Touch: For the month of October let’s focus on and pray for our children and youth who are  being attacked by the various maladies. 4. Coming soon HEART NTA Soft Skills Graduation. Venue and date to be announced.   (8) Notices from the Education Department 1.   The Seaview Gardens Basic School invites applicants to fill the post of “Teacher”. Interested persons  please visit the job listing section of our website for details. Click here  2.   Please visit our website for the Contact list and School fee information for our Adventist schools. Click here.    (9) Notices from the Sab. School, Personal Ministries & Comm. Services Dpt. 1. Ingathering 2014 has been launched. Incentives for best performers include: First church in Conference to remit goal First church in each zone to remit goal Highest ingathering intake Church Person 2. Mission Week  –   November 9  –   15 --- Get your churches involved Grand Evangelism Symposium and Baptism  –   November 15  –   3:00 p.m.(venue to be announced)   (10) Notices from the Youth Department   1. The recent outbreak of the Chikungunya Virus (Chik V) has severely affected preparation for the EJC Pathfinder & Adventurer’s Examination, hence the date has been changed from   Sunday, October 26, 2014 to Sunday, November 9, 2014. 2. There will be grand Pathfinder Festival at the Kencot grounds and the V.H. Percy Centre on Sunday,  November 23, 2014 to celebrate the creative genius, versatility, physical process, and the Christian Commitment of our Adventurers and Pathfinders. It promises to be an unforgettable experience. 3. Please stay posted for details of Youth Congressoree, planned for December 12 - 14, 2014, with services and activities to strengthen, enrich, inspire, and de-stress, every youth of EJC and beyond. 4. Please read letter from the Youth Ministries Director Re: Youth in Leadership Month, and Training of Youth in all Departments of Church  by clicking on this link.    (11) Funeral Notice The thanksgiving service for the life of Mrs. Ena Marshall, Mother of Sis. Loraine Vernal, will be held at the Kencot SDA Church on Sunday, October 26 @ 10 a.m. The family is expressing thanks for the love, prayers and support outpoured during this difficult time and is requesting that cheerful colours be worn to the service.   (12) Communication Department   Latest News Update …   Adventist Elders Receive Government Award   Elders Audrey Sewell from the North Street SDA Church and Alfonso Marshall from the Trench Town SDA Church have taken the spotlight in the Adventist world in Eastern Jamaica having received awards from the Government during the country's annual Heroes day celebration. The East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists would like to congratulate them. READ MORE 
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