BUC News Edition #775 (6 April 2012)
Email Newsletter of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United Kingdom and Ireland
'GREEN SABBATH' PRODUCES ECO-CHRISTIANS
NUMBERS MATTER AT THE VITALITY SHOW
INDIA CALLS FOR SEC PRESIDENT
LUNCH WITH THE QUEEN
HELP BUC YOUTH REACH 500 LIKES BY EASTER SUNDAY
CAMPOREE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
SPECIAL TV PROGRAMMES FOR THIS WEEK
'GREEN SABBATH' PRODUCES ECO-CHRISTIANS [SEC Communications/Colin Stewart, Olympic Outreach Team]
"Green Sabbath was rejuvenating and refreshing after getting into the 'green' mentality. The song that played on my mind was 'How Great Thou Art' especially on our walk to church in the morning," said Marilyn Le Feuvre, Communication leader at Horley Gatwick Adventist church.
As part of an initiative to get church members more focused on caring for our environment, Sabbath, 31 March was dubbed 'Green Sabbath' across the British Isles. Many churches were enthusiastic about getting involved and fully embraced the 'green' even if it wasn't their colour!
Horley Gatwick church were preparing on the Friday, setting up fruit and water for those walking to church in their green coloured outfits the next morning. They also decided to decorate their church in green to depict the extent to which we should be caring for our environment. Their motto for the day was 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rejoice!' In addition to their collective 65 miles walked, the church collected clothes for one special 9-year-old boy and for the nearby Gatwick Men's Detention Centre.
On the other side of the M25, the Beckenham Hope Community church members walked to church in their tracksuits and black 'Hope Community SDA Youth' T-shirts with the aim to 'meet at least one unchurched person' during the journey. Pastor Simeon Esson came to church in his tracksuit, along with his congregation, and discussed how we can look after the earth that God blessed us with, basing his message around Revelations 11:18, "It is time to destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth." (NLT)
In Cambridge and Haverhill around 60 people walked and rode to church and back to their cars including one young man who participated in his wheelchair!
Leytonstone church did more than walk in their green 'Leytonstone SDA' T-shirts. They also came together on Saturday evening to combine 'Green Sabbath' with keeping active, a combination that could only lead to Zumba!
Zumba instructor, Giselle De Siun-Morris, led three sessions stating, "I do lots of different things and it's great, this was the best place I've ever been to!" This enthusiasm was seen on the participants' faces as well. Each person, from the age of 4 to 70, thoroughly enjoyed the exercise class, so much so that Leytonstone plan for a repeat session.
"The original concept of Green Sabbath was to promote exercise, fitness, and health, by walking to church, but the community would also benefit by having more parking spaces," states Pastor Colin Stewart originator of the 'Green Sabbath' initiative. He is delighted with the response but sees it as just the beginning for a celebratory year that includes the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the staging of the 30th Olympic Games. He says, "Millions of people are already being inspired by the Games to become fit and healthy. Adventists, having such a prominent health message, should lead the change." That is certainly true for Stratford church the nearest Adventists to the Olympic stadium who are transforming their building to serve the community during the Olympics and who recognise that 'on foot' may be their only way to church during the Olympic period.
The Olympic Outreach team are now in the forefront of continuing the strong efforts in promoting fitness and health for ourselves and evangelism as we prepare for the biggest opportunity to use both avenues this summer in the UK. Look out for more information and the next Green Sabbath this summer, and visit the live-uk.org website to see how close members can move towards a 1 million mile goal by the end of the year.
A selection of photos from various 'green' churches can be seen on the BUC website.
NUMBERS MATTER AT THE VITALITY SHOW [SEC Communications] Also a SECmedia Video Report.
2012 marked the ninth year in a row that the South England Conference's Health Ministries department held a stall at the Vitality Show, at Earl's Court. The stall was manned from Thursday, 22 to Sunday, 25 March by professional health volunteers led by Elsie Staple, South England Conference Health Ministries director. Between them they successfully gave away thousands of pieces of literature and carried out hundreds of health tests.
The stall was set up so that attendees could have blood tests, blood pressure checks, advice on their results and more. One table was simply dedicated to displaying spiritual health books such as Steps to Christ, When God Said Remember and Creation Health. "We're not only thinking about the physical component, we are thinking about the spiritual component as well," commented Elsie.
Gloria Simon, a nurse from Fulham church, assisted in the 'advice' section. She stated, "We meet different people with different illnesses, with different problems," she shared, "working with the NHS gives me a better understanding of what these people need."
The Health Ministries stand sat comfortably among the others at the show, such as Zumba Fitness and Vegan Ice cream. However, Elsie explained, "The most important thing for us is that we meet many people. This show caters for 50-60,000 people and we only give out about 3000 pieces of literature but our focus is evangelism. Mind, Body, Soul."
The show may already be over for this year but the team is already planning the 2013 exhibition.
A SECmedia video report of the event is also available.
MEN MATTER [Edith Samambwa, Irish Mission Health Ministries Sponsor]
Men matter! Certainly the 110+ men who gathered for the very first Men's Health Weekend hosted by the Irish Mission Health Ministries department discovered. Meeting in Dublin, 30 - 31 March the event was the first of its kind in the British Union Conference. Men from all over the Irish Mission come together to share, learn and be inspired to live healthy, purposeful lives to the glory of God. Beginning Friday evening in Dublin church, Dr Chidi Ngwaba, the South England Conference Men's Ministries director and a Lifestyle and Motivational Speaker, challenged the men to see God's plan for their lives and to realise that this plan is linked to their physical and emotional well-being. 'Prevention' was the buzz word for the evening as he led a discussion on preventing lifestyle diseases.
On Sabbath the many attendees discovered that God's plan is to move them from good men to great men! Meeting at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dr Ngwaba reminded them that God allows 'stuff' to happen '4' us and not '2' us. He illustrated how pain and difficult circumstances can be the tools used by God to make men great, showing how American President, Abraham Lincoln's life was littered with prior successive failures in the political arena and personal tragedy. He however never let that deter him or make him bitter. "Will you become bitter or better?" was the question Dr Ngwaba presented during the moving worship service. According to Pastor Tony O'Rourke from Newmarket on Fergus, the meeting was "very encouraging" adding that "Dr Chidi gave a very informative and inspiring presentation." This feeling was echoed by Nana Agyemang from Longford church who also added that "it was an absolutely refreshing weekend, a wonderful convergence of faith, health and well-being."
During the afternoon the men candidly debated cancer and heart disease, parenting and leadership in the home, sexuality, loneliness and stress. Friendships were made, barriers broken and the seed sown for greater dialogue and openness among men and within the church. Irish Mission President, Pastor David Neal, who gave the morning keynote speech, also rendered his services as the day's organist and happily mingled with some of the conference's younger participants. He stated that, "Proverbs 27:17 gives a piece of wisdom that is so true as I saw this last weekend, 'As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another'."
Through the excellent ministry of Dr Ngwaba Pastor Neal saw generations of men worshipping and sharing together in honest discussion. "Old and mature men from the country, mixing and mingling with the rising generation of the church youth it was beautiful to be a part of." One man decided to dramatically change his life as a result of this event, and praise the Lord for that.
Dr Ngwaba's afternoon presentation provoked many to evaluate their health ethos, and to reflect on issues such as emotional health for men, fellowship of men in the church and with each other, communication with the women in their lives and mentoring. Vuyo Ntwantwa who had come all the way from Cork with his three sons Sipho, Spe and Atini, commented that he had been so blessed and was glad he had brought the boys. Atini, 15 years old and the youngest of the boys remarked that it was "great to hear the testimonies of the older youth and to see their openness about some things considered a taboo to talk about in normal church services."
The weekend culminated in a sumptuous vegan dinner prepared by chef Willy Emira from Dublin church and hosted by the Irish Mission Health Ministries sponsor Edith Samambwa. In the intimate service a heartfelt testimony was heard which perhaps summed up what the weekend had been about. Joe Mhondiwa, the Cork church Men's Ministries leader, told of his 'Best Friend' who had stayed with him through the ups and downs of his spiritual journey until his conversion in 2009. In a moving declaration he stated that he now knows that he 'belongs to God' no matter what happens. As Joe finished off by singing what he said has become his song since January 2012, 'Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee' others in the room joined in, quietly affirming their commitment to God. Dr Ngwaba finished the evening by encouraging all men, young and old to dream big for God and give their all, body and soul to the cause of Christ.
For the Irish Mission Health Ministries sponsor the evening service affirmed why such events are worth the effort and why this was only the first of many future men's events in the Emerald Isle because men do matter!
INDIA CALLS FOR SEC PRESIDENT [Katie Ramharacksingh]
It is a long flight from London to India, but worth every air mile for Pastor Sam Davis, President of the South England Conference. Starting Sabbath, 17 March he led a Youth Week of Prayer and an evening campaign in Narsapur, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
"I was being driven down the road, toward the Flaiz Memorial Higher Secondary School of Seventh-day Adventists, and I see a big billboard with my face on it!" said Pastor Davis. "I was shocked, but it turns out the organisers of my visit had put up posters and billboards across the towns and streets in the nearby communities to advertise the evening meeting."
Pastor Davis spoke to 1,000 young people, from the age of 5 to 21, in the Flaiz Secondary School each day for their morning worship. Then, in the evenings, he spoke to a mixed group of over 2,500 students and adults that had gathered from the surrounding areas for his campaign themed 'Hope for the World'.
Pastor Christian Ragu, Principal of Flaiz Secondary School, explained that 75 of the children that attended the school were from the nearby orphanage. Now back in England, Pastor Davis reflected that there was a real hunger for the Word in the Hindu people. "People would travel from even an hour away on the rough roads for the campaign, which would finish around 11 pm," he stated, "then approach me afterwards for individual prayer for the needs in their lives."
Hundreds responded to the appeal made on the last night and the challenge now lies with those in Narsapur to follow up with those people that want to dedicate their life to Christ.
"I really had a blessed week," concluded Sam, "Additionally, speaking to the 1,000 young people in India has made me especially aware of the hunger our young people, in the UK, have for the Word of God too."
LUNCH WITH THE QUEEN [SEC Communications]
"Are we seeing the Queen today, Miss?" The questions came from students at Hyland House Adventist School each week leading up to Thursday, 29 March the day they were to have lunch with the Queen at the beginning of her Diamond Jubilee Tour around the United Kingdom.
Hyland House School had been asked by the Borough of Waltham Forest to join in the royal celebrations that marked the beginning of festivities commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign, by attending a special lunch at Waltham Forest Town Hall.
When the day finally arrived, Mrs Gina Abbequaye, Headteacher of Hyland House School, commented, "The children and staff have been looking forward to this. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. The children have had history lessons about the Queen and have even designed their packed lunches to proudly represent the school on the day."
Nursery to Year 6 lined up beautifully for their walk from Hyland House School all the way down to Waltham Forest Town Hall, which was already guarded by heavy security who required passports on entry! Fortunately, none of the children or teachers posed a threat to the Queen. They were allowed in and soon made themselves comfortable awaiting the royal arrival.
"He's been on his best behaviour because he is really excited to see the Queen," stated Shomari Williams when asked how her son, Josiah, felt about the day. "Every Thursday he asked me if we were going to see the Queen today
when I finally told him it was next week, he was so excited for the whole week!"
The whole school shared Shomari's excitement. This was evident by the way they waved their flags in celebration as the Queen was driven through the Town Hall's gates. One child was clearly in her element as she exclaimed, "There she is! She's wearing blue! She's coming our way!"
Although the children didn't get to shake the Queen's hand, they were really pleased with their experience of seeing our monarch pass by, only a few metres in front of them. The school even made an impact on one of the policemen at the Town Hall who commented, "Your children were waiting so quietly and patiently, and looked really smart in their uniforms. I was getting impatient and I'm almost 40!"
The school is now looking forward to celebrating the Jubilee Weekend with a 1940s themed party.
HELP BUC YOUTH REACH 500 LIKES BY EASTER SUNDAY [Natalie Davison]
The newly created BUC Youth Ministries Facebook page is looking for new friends! Help us reach at least 500 likes by Easter Sunday by sharing with your youth aged friends and family and all those who work with youth. You'll hear the latest news about Pathfinders, regional events from across the BUC and be the first to know about the latest resources available for Youth Ministries. We want to hear from students too and you can find out how to sign up for your free subscription to Dialogue magazine.
Click here and like us or use the QR code for direct access from your mobile device.
RESURRECTION HOPE [Victor Hulbert]
As I drove past the front of Newbold College earlier this week I just had to stop and take a photo. The sun was shining through the spring blossom and the red tulips at the base of the cherry tree just accentuated even more the beauty of the white blossom. Spring is a great time for photography. Everything appears bright and new. The colours are more vivid. Green shoots, catkins, apple blossom or even the first bluebells that are just starting to appear a few weeks ahead of schedule.
There may be drought ahead, or perhaps the British weather, in its quirkiness, is simply storing up the rain for the Olympic season, but certainly at the moment I've been rejoicing in the warmth and newness of life represented by spring.
This has also been something special for my 90-year-old mother-in-law. She has just recently become a part of our family, moving from Portugal to Bracknell in the midst of winter. Now she finds herself sitting in the arbour in our back garden and supervising my wife as she tends her precious plants. It is also her first time to admire the daffodils and other flowers that make a British spring special. Having a 90-year-old living with you, complete with a pharmacy full of medicines and regular visits to the doctor, brings home that even within the joy represented by the new life of spring, there is also an inevitability of fragility and end of life scenarios. Perhaps that is why the larger Christian community puts some emphasis into Lent, taking a step back to look at ourselves, and into Holy Week, focusing on those events that led up to Jesus' death on a cross, His rest in the grave, and His glorious resurrection. It is those events that break the natural cycle. As the apostle Paul puts it: "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" [1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV]
Springtime reminds me of resurrection and the theme of resurrection is very strong throughout the writings of the apostle Paul. It was essentially important to him that we do not serve a dead god, a false religion without power. In Romans he identifies Jesus as "appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead." [Romans 1:4] He tells the Christians in Corinth who were starting to doubt the resurrection, "And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith." [1 Corinthians 15:14] As I watch the spring buds bursting forth into bloom I am reminded that Paul calls Jesus the "first fruits of those who have fallen asleep." [Vs 20]
The resurrection is more than a celebration. It is a proof. It is a witness. It gives hope. It gives imperative for the Christian. Paul concludes his great chapter on the resurrection: "Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain." [Vs 57-58]
I saw resurrection in action last Sabbath. Preaching in Stratford church I met a young man whose life has been changed by the power of the Gospel and by the technology of social media. He wrote to me in December 2011 with questions on belief and doctrine. I replied and we corresponded for about a week. Then he went silent. Last Sabbath he put his hand up in the middle of my sermon and asked to speak. He gave his testimony. Our simple correspondence last December had caused him to change. He emailed me last night. "It was very good to see you last Sabbath. Proof that technology is a very good way to evangelise. Once you had responded to my email I had to take action of faith and attend church. I don't know everything
but at this point I am quite sure this is the right Church."
Resurrection! Life! Joy! With an email like that, spring is not just in the air, it is in every step I take.
CAMPOREE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE [Natalie Davison]
The cut-off date for the early bird fee for the BUC Pathfinder Camporee is this Tuesday, 10 April. If your club has not yet sent in its payment online, please urge your club leader to do so. This will give them the advantage of a £15 early bird discount per person. More details at: www.bucpathfindercamporee.org.uk
SPECIAL TV PROGRAMMES FOR THIS WEEK
This weekend sees the world TV premiere of the Mervyn Weir film, 'Fired Up', a contemporary, youthful look at William Tyndale and the value of the English Bible. This will be a first opportunity for the majority of BUC News readers to be able to see this very moving film. Mervyn Weir also talks to Victor Hulbert about the film and Christians in the arts in an engaging 'In Conversation'.
On Revelation TV (Sky 581 or Freesat 692) watch the following two programmes:
Viewpoint, Monday, 9 April, 8:30 pm. A second chance for Revelation TV viewers to take a look at the value of the King James Bible.
'Adventists In Conversation', Thursday, 12 April, 8:30 pm. Jim Cunningham shares a journey of faith and shares the challenge of being a headmaster in a deprived area. Motivation is key.
On Hope TV you can watch a wide variety of programmes on the satellite and website. Next week's schedule includes the following UK produced programmes among its much larger international output:
Friday 6 April: 8:00 pm: In Conversation: Mervyn Weir Director of 'Fired Up'*,
8:30 pm: 'Fired Up' UK Adventist produced contemporary drama on the life of William Tyndale*,
9:30 pm: Viewpoint: Is violence ever acceptable?
Sabbath 7 April: 9:00 am: In Conversation: Mervyn Weir Director of 'Fired Up',
7:00 pm: 'Fired Up'
Sunday 8 April 9:30 pm: In Conversation: Mervyn Weir Director of 'Fired Up',
10:00 pm: 'Fired Up'
Monday 9 April: 12:30: Roy Adams The life and faith of a Christian gentleman and scholar,
9:30 pm: Clive de Silva Motorbiking minister
Wednesday 11 April: 8:00 am & Midnight: Sujoya Bullock Busy life for a harpist
Friday 13 April: 8:00 pm & Midnight: Viewpoint: What is Truth?,
8:30 pm: Searching for a God to Love: 'Illusions are Us' pt. 2
Sabbath 14 April: 9:00 am: Viewpoint: What is Truth?,
7:30 pm: Searching for a God to Love: 'Illusions are Us' pt. 2
*Note: Only available on the website after the broadcast date.
"COME TO THE TABLE": AGAPE SERVICE. Friday, 6 April. A special AGAPE Service: "Come to the Table": Friday 6 April 7 pm - 9 pm at Central London Church (Advent Centre, 37 Brendon Street, London, W1H 5JE). In remembrance and celebration of our God Jesus Christ we are inviting you to join us for a special AGAPE Service of praise, music, prayer, sharing food and fellowship. For more details and further questions please email us at email@example.com. Contact: Svetla <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 02077242987.
'AND THERE WAS WAR' THE PLAY. Friday, 6 April and Saturday, 7 April. Easter Weekend 2012 @ 7 pm Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL. 'And There Was War' offers a penetrative look at the Great Controversy in a gritty yet refreshing look at the reasons for the "fall". It follows the intimate challenges of a pregnant Virgin Mary and her betrothed Joseph, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and the Crucifixion, all creatively interwoven to tell a truly inspiring story. Appealing for both Christians and non-Christians, it will challenge you, lead you to see the Scriptures in a new light, and ultimately, draw you closer to God. Don't hesitate to get in touch for more info you can follow us on Twitter @ afinalcall and on Facebook. Contact: Jermaine Wong <email@example.com>. Phone: 07944406115.
'IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR HUMANITY?' Sabbath, 7 April to Sabbath, 30 June. "Is there any hope for humanity?" Focus on Bible Prophecy, every Sabbath 7 April - 30 June at 11 am. Presenters: Errol Anderson and John Bishop at Mitcham Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Mitcham Community Centre, Cobham Court, Haslemere Avenue, Mitcham, CR4 3PR. Tube: Colliers Wood, Tram: Phipps Bridge, Bus: 200. More info: Pastor Arthur Campbell 020 8788 4272. Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
OPEN CHURCH: SOUTHEND. Sabbath, 7 April. Open Church: A New Testament Concept in Today's World. Sabbath, 7 April, Southend-on-sea town centre (parking at Sainsbury's, SS1 1PL; nearest train stations Southend Victoria and Southend Central). You are invited to attend this event, hosted by the newly established Southend Community Church (SCC). Starting at 10 am with Sabbath services and an afternoon gospel concert under a marquee at the top of the High Street, Southend. A major community outreach programme including a 1-mile march through the town centre led by a contingent of the Pathfinders and SEC Drum Corps to Southend seafront, a public collection for ADRA-UK and local community charities. Please bring a packed lunch. For more information, call Colin Gordon (01702 212121), email email@example.com or find SCC Seventh-day Adventist church on Facebook.
"WERE YOU THERE?" EASTER WORSHIP. Sabbath, 7 April. Special Easter Worship "Were You There?" on Sabbath 7 April at 10:30 am at Central London church (Advent Centre: the corner of 12 Crawford Place Street & 37-39 Brendon Street, W1H 5JE). Join us for a special time of worship, praise and prayer in celebration of Jesus Christ our Lord. We have an open door policy: everyone is welcome! Please plan to stay with us for the day! We will continue our celebration with an afternoon presentation from 4:00 pm. The service (and the day in general) is designed specially to be accommodating for friends and family, colleagues and school friends. More details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Svetla <email@example.com>. Phone: 02077242987.
"PRAYER & REFLECTION". Sabbath, 7 April. Sometimes life is so busy that it is hard to find the time to slow down, talk with God and dwell on what is important in life. Every month at Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 609 St Albans Road, Garston, WD25 9JL we set aside time to do that. Through worship, a short talk, and creative prayer activities we spend time in prayer, either alone or with others. All are very welcome to join us from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on 7 April. Speaker: Margaret Stewart. Topic: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Contact: Prayer & Reflection Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 01923 894 664.
LONDONLIVE COMMUNITY CHOIR EASTER PERFORMANCE. Sabbath, 7 April. LondonLive Community Choir is back! Come and join LondonLive for a FREE event celebrating Easter with singing and special performances from the best Community Choir in West London LondonLive Community Choir. Two performances: Sabbath 7 April 4:30 pm, and Easter Sunday, 8 April, 11:30 am. Venue: Notting Hill Community Church, opposite 23 Kensington Park Road, W11 2ES. A time to enjoy with family and friends and think about what Easter really means. Make sure you stay for the after party! For more information call 07810 560495 ask for Paul. Contact: Paul <email@example.com>. Phone: 07810 560495.
DA MANS DEM (NEW PLAY BY ALAN CHARLES). Saturday, 7 April. Da Mans Dem is coming to Birmingham (Easter Weekend) 7 - 8 April. Focus Arts Promotions presents Love Sax and all that Jazz 2 (Da Mans Dem). Written by Alan Charles, Da Mans Dem takes an informative and humorous look at men and relationships exploring those age old questions what do men want?, why do men cheat?, and what defines a man? In chapter one the girls were explosive in chapter 2 Da Mans Dem will get their say. Get ready for another explosion of humour in this production that will inform, uplift and educate the whole family. Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8AE. Doors open 7 pm Show 7:30 pm nightly. Tickets: £15 Adv or £17.50 at the door. Box Office: 0121 643 5858 or www.crescent-theatre.co.uk.
More info: 07989 574 066 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NEW PLAY* AND THERE WAS WAR (BY JERMAINE WONG). Saturday, 7 April to Sunday, 8 April. This Easter, prepare to be blown away! 'And There Was War' showing @ London's Albany Theatre. Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 April. Doors open: 7 pm for 7:30 start. Bookings in advance: £15, £12 concessions. 'And There Was War' offers a penetrative look at the Great Controversy and is a gritty yet refreshing look at the reasons for the "fall". It follows the intimate challenges of a pregnant Virgin Mary and her betrothed Joseph, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and the Crucifixion are just some of the famous stories creatively interwoven to tell a truly inspiring story. For more info on the play and bookings, please visit the Albany Theatre 'And There Was War' page on www.thealbany.org.uk.
You can watch the trailers on YouTube by searching for 'Superfinalcall'. Contact: Jermaine Wong <email@example.com>. Phone: 07944406115.
THE 'ADVENTIST ADVANTAGE' SPECIAL APRIL OFFER. Sunday, 8 April. Vojvodina Foundation, Adventist Lifestyle, Health Centre, Elek, Hungary. This brand new, purpose built centre has reserved places for five UK resident guests, and their supporters for 8 - 15 April and 22 April - 4 May, 2012. Anyone can get the Adventist Advantage on these medically supervised, spiritually uplifting and physically rejuvenating courses. The courses may be particularly beneficial to sufferers of western lifestyle diseases cancer, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, stress, heart, vascular and autoimmune diseases. The Medical director, Dr Wyn Horsley has served 18 years as a natural medicine practitioner. For 14 years he practiced at the Uchee Pines Institute, Alabama. Guests' price: £50 per day medical care (physical examinations, personalized treatments), housing, meals. Supporter price: £35 per day, physical examinations extra. For more information contact: Pastor Malcolm Watson. Tel: 01564 771353; Mob: 07786 380769; Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
FAITH ACCORDING TO JESUS. Tuesday, 10 April. Faith According To Jesus. Commencing Tuesday 10 April, Brian Davison will present a series of free talks offering guidance and help to anyone wanting to find out about Christian faith. The series begins at 8 pm (or come at 7 pm to socialise) at Stanborough Park Church, 609 St Albans Road, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 9JL. Everyone welcome! Contact: Pat Walton <email@example.com>. Phone: 01923 672500.
LEAMINGTON SPA MISSION YOUTH DAY. Sabbath, 14 April. Leamington Spa Mission church invites young people to attend a vibrant and friendly Youth Day. Commencing at 10:00 am. Service on the theme of discipleship. Afternoon activities. Evening social. Leamington Spa Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Mission, George Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1ET. Contact: Luke Glinton <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07745118894.
CHELMSFORD YOUTH DAY. Sabbath, 14 April. Chelmsford Adventist church will end their Youth Week of Prayer with Ivor Myers as the guest speaker for and Neville Peter as guest musician. It promises to be a packed day full of spiritual blessings. Join us at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford from 9:30 am. Lunch provided. Contact: Chipema Chitambala <email@example.com>. Phone: 07890379960.
A1 DAY OF FELLOWSHIP: BODMIN. Sabbath, 14 April. Devon & Cornwall Day of Fellowship: The Shire House Suite, St Nicholas St, Bodmin, PL31 2DQ. P&D parking £3. Sabbath School 10:30 am, for adults, youth & children. MESSENGER Editor, Julian Hibbert will take the morning service and in the afternoon share some of his experiences from S Africa. As a result the following churches will be affected: Exeter & Redruth will close for the day. Bodmin (which is just across the road) will host children's SS only. St Austell will run extended Sabbath School only. Contact: Chris Peake <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 01872 521153.
VISITORS' DAY AT TOTTENHAM (WEST GREEN RD) CHURCH. Sabbath, 14 April. Join us at Tottenham (West Green Road) church from 9:30 am straight through until AYS for Visitors' Day. Receive a warm Tottenham welcome and be spiritually uplifted through the message brought by Pastor Jones Lartey, and through song by the Tottenham Gospel Choir. Hearty (free) lunch, then AYS programme with Pastor George Dadey. Contact: Sis Hannah <email@example.com>. Phone: 07957494821.
COMMUNITY PRAISE EASTER SERVICE. Sunday, 15 April. Join us at Croydon Adventist church for our service of praise and thanksgiving with the Croydon church choir. We begin at 5:00 pm with a songs of praise style programme as we join with our local community on Easter day. Address: 95 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 6LH. Contact: Pastor R Daly <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07958433744.
THE DIMENSIONS OF A WHOLE MAN. Friday, 20 April to Sunday, 22 April. The Dimensions of a Whole Man is a young men's retreat at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 20-22 April. The aim is to guide, develop and empower our men to become more effective and powerful leaders by cultivating their spiritual, physical and mental needs. More details to follow from the NEC Family Ministries department. Contact: Geraldene Farmer <email@example.com>. Phone: 0115 960 6312.
GREENWICH YOUTH DAYS. Sabbath, 21 April to Sabbath, 28 April. Great artists from far and wide. Theme: The 'U' in purpose, with speaker, Pastor Anthony Fuller. Immense blessings to be expected from Sabbath School, through Divine Service and to the end of AYS. You'll be fed spiritually and physically (Greenwich style). Venue: Greenwich Adventist Church, Devonshire Drive, London, SE10 8JZ. On 21st at 4:30 pm and 25th at 7 pm there'll also be 2 revival opportunities with Pastor Fuller. You just cannot afford to miss these evenings and our Youth Day on 28 April to conclude. Contact: Deidrea <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07960131753.
LEADERSHIP BOOT CAMP: "THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN". Sabbath, 21 April to Sabbath, 17 November. We are all leaders in one way or another in different areas of our lives. Why don't we learn how to become better leaders together exploring Christian values in everyday life. The Leadership Boot Camp ("The Mountain Within") led by well-known and accomplished Herta von Stiegel (author of the book "The Mountain Within"). Four amazing sessions/workshops offered on Sabbath afternoon at Central London Church (Advent Centre) 3:30 pm 4:30 pm on 21 April, 23 June, 15 September & 17 November 2012. A fantastic opportunity to invite friends, family, colleagues etc. Suitable for everyone and open to anyone. No need to be a Christian or a churchgoer to appreciate what an expert has to offer. For more details please contact: email@example.com. Contact: Svetla <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07956196643.
MEET MARK FINLEY, SEC 2012 Camp meeting speaker in a special interview with Kirsten Oster-Lundqvist.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Lecturer, Pastoral Studies (Youth Ministry & Spirituality), Newbold College of Higher Education, United Kingdom. Visit our Job Vacancies page for more details.
DOUBLE ROOM TO RENT in a flat in Lewisham, very near to local amenities and public transport. Monthly rent £370 including bills. Interested tenants can call Ivland on 07907956125 for more details.
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