BUC News Edition #786 (6 July 2012)
Email Newsletter of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United Kingdom and Ireland
AWESOME CAMP MEETING TOUCHED MY LIFE
LEON SQUIRE FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
240 UNFORGETTABLE SECONDS!
MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE FOR ADC
MINISTRY OF HEALING AND PRAYER
NEWARK IN THE SANCTUARY
IS IT REALLY TRUE?
DEATH OF MRS JOAN GALLIVAN
LATEST MESSENGER ONLINE
ADVENTISTS IN THE NEWS
PROGRAMMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK
AWESOME CAMP MEETING TOUCHED MY LIFE [NEC Communications]
Toshi from Wolverhampton is ecstatic. "North England Camp Meeting 2012 was a truly amazing invigorating spiritual experience for me. The messages were awesome and the Spirit touched my life and reinvigorated my spiritual experience." Most campers who enjoyed the sunshine and rain of the Haven Holiday Camp, Pwllheli, 18 - 24 June, would endorse his comment.
Zachariah Campbell, one of the oldest campers on site, recounted memories of earlier Camp Meetings and difficulties with poor weather in deepest Wales. "I can recall Camp Meetings that were cold and wet all the time but here we are in Wales enjoying the biggest North England Conference Camp Meeting ever basking in glorious sunshine and sharing fellowship, prayer time, praise time and social highlights. What more can we ask for?"
Not that life was a bed of roses. Our devilish assailant worked hard at making the week a minor disaster. The media team had the use of a van that seemed to possess a life of its own. Rain a few days previous to our start date flooded one of the venues creating real challenges for the Youth programme. The challenges of a new venue added stress to the mix but God overruled in all.
Pastor Robert Williams shared his testimony on Tuesday evening. Not your average, "God did everything for me" tale. Stricken with malaria, on life support for over two weeks and not expected to make it, being unable to walk and talk, and with the likelihood of kidney and liver damage, the Adult hall heard him tell of the working of God in one life and many took note.
Wednesday, more sun and even more Son. The Spirit started to work as people settled in. Members told the NEC media team, "Best preachers yet," "excellent workshops," "the weather is beautiful," and "Pastor Williams' testimony moved me." We also saw the Spirit working directly on the hearts of holidaymakers who shared the site with us and were invited in or simply followed the crowds into the meetings. Several responded to the call to enter into a relationship of faith in Jesus Christ.
Irene from Southport said, "I have been welcomed so openly and simply made to feel loved ‒ it has been a really wonderful experience."
The Wednesday afternoon activity time featured the annual clergy vs laity cricket match sponsored by Newbold College. During the last match the ministers secured a sound victory. This time the members were out to redress the balance and humbled a much-depleted ministerial team.
Wednesday night's meetings saw the hall filled to capacity, no more seats people standing at the back of the hall and camp security staff listening in and inviting guests in to the event. Dr Carlton Byrd, evening speaker for the adults, was noted by some as a 'showman' but this man did not simply serve flashy gravy but a meat filled meal under the title of 'Prison breaks' and an examination of the convict stories in Acts. His simple message: "God delivers against the grain." We learned that as we suffer, as we are sick, as we lose our jobs, we learn to pray specific fervent prayers and listen for specific answers when God responds.
Meanwhile the youth were stimulated with the ministry of Pastor Ian Sweeney. As President of the Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland he had specifically chosen to spend his time at both the South and North Camp Meetings focusing on the youth. That focus was not wasted as his humorous, anecdotal style of preaching gently led them through the seven churches of Revelation and into a commitment to their Saviour, making choices away from the tricks of the devil into an adventure with Christ. Youth speakers from America and Australia added their passion and wisdom with messages for both the youth and teen groups.
Andrea-Trusty King was the midday speaker in the Adult hall plenty of reality here as our speaker reminded us that our lives and lifestyles reflect the 'shout' we decide each day. "The words we use decide and reflect our daily decisions." She stated, "There is power in the words of our tongue. Too often we speak death and destruction upon ourselves. If you can't speak a good word then speak a silent word." It was gratifying throughout the week to hear campers stopping their conversations in full flow and saying, "I can't say that because I am fasting from criticizing and complaining."
Additional speakers included Tony Moore who shared his passion for Christ through his travels in the Bible Lands (as seen on Hope TV and 3ABN). Dr Thomas and LaVerne Jackson from MEET Ministries (USA) who added a well-balanced series of health presentations.
The Friday night Communion service was a highlight of the week enhanced by a choir comprised of the ministerial workers and their wives singing the song of Meditation. The choir was christened 'The Tribe of Levi'.
The Sabbath afternoon programme featured the finals of the NEC Bible Bowl competition. The process started nine months previously when churches were invited to hold elimination quizzes to select participants to represent them at District, then Area and finally Conference level. Contestants studied the books of Genesis, Daniel, the Gospels, Acts and Revelation. The participation and the level of their Bible knowledge was astonishing. The final winners were Nokuthabe Moyo of Handsworth church in the 13-18-year-old section and Desire Ncube of Leicester in the 19 to 30 age category. The first prize winners in each age group received an iPad. A Bible emphasis a fitting end to a Spirit filled week.
A selection of photos from the week are available in the BUC Picture Gallery.
LEON SQUIRE FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
What does it take to be an Olympic torch bearer? For 16-year-old Leon Squire, a member of Nottingham Central Adventist church, it is a passion for sport, a love of God, and a determination to overcome a major health obstacle.
Leon, a member of the under-15 football squad for Lincoln City, and a keen athlete who had been offered a place at a sports academy, turned down the offer to make sport the centre of his life for two reasons. While he enjoyed representing his school in the 100 and 200 metre sprint, and while he was offered a place with Lincoln City, he discovered that progressing in this direction conflicted with his faith as many games and athletics meets take place on Sabbath. While he loves his sport, he loves God more.
God has already seen him through other difficulties. Two years ago Leon was diagnosed with a condition known as supraventricular tachycardia, the main symptoms of which are a rapid heartbeat and dizziness. This has meant hospitalisation on two occasions to receive treatment a difficult experience for an active lad. He takes medication to regulate his heartbeat but tachycardia often returns forcing him to leave the pitch during a football game to apply self-treatment before rejoining the match.
Leon carried the Olympic torch through Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire on Wednesday, 27 June. His family and friends were proudly there to support him. His mum states that he is, "a cheerful and helpful son and pupil. He deserves to carry the Olympic flame."
Leon's reaction to the day? "I enjoyed talking part in the Olympic Torch Relay and found it a wonderful privilege to be part of such a great event." He is now planning to start sixth form in September and has also been offered a football scholarship with a professional club, Boston United FC, who play Wednesday rather than Saturday matches. He says, "I am also looking to take up athletics next year."
240 UNFORGETTABLE SECONDS! [Ken Burt]
Camp Hill youth may not get to London 2012 but they experienced their own high point when for 240 seconds the Olympics came to them. After a sleepover on the cold hard floors of the ancillary rooms of Camp Hill church, Birmingham, around 50 youth woke at 5:15 am on Sunday, 1 July to put out bunting and flags and cheer, shout and generally make some noise as the Olympic flame carried by Cadbury employee, Jeremy Daykin passed by the church at 6:31 am.
Such noise so early on a Sunday morning might not be welcomed, but neighbours were both warned about the event and invited to join in to see the torch pass by and enjoy an Olympian breakfast at the church afterwards. Breakfast was partially subsidised by the local Morrisons supermarket. One local child, Hui, stayed with us all night and day! The torch was greeted with Pathfinders drumming, youth yelling, flags waving and Olympic rings made from CDs sparkling. A total of 170 enthusiastic church members, friends and neighbours were there as the sun shone overhead and for 240 seconds the torch passed our frontage. Jeremy Daykin's family told us they were really thankful for us supporting Jeremy. It was so early and in a mainly non-residential area so they did not expect much support never mind the energy and enthusiasm the church youth showed towards someone they didn't even know!
Bible studies given: nil. Pieces of literature distributed: nil. Persons helped: none really. So "Where was the evangelism?" some ask. Put it this way, we showed that we Adventists are proud to be part of our community. We let others know, 'The church on the hill cannot be hid!' Our youth came along and it felt good to be Camp Hill Youth. Those 240 unforgettable seconds will be part of their life that can never be spoken of without mentioning church. It's a start, a good start and they are able to say, "I was there."
MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE FOR ADC [Des Rafferty]
As part of a continuing programme of improvement the Adventist Discovery Centre, (ADC) is happy to announce its mobile friendly website: <www.discoveronline.org.uk
The public can now visit the address using any device or web browser as the ADC's mobile friendly technology will determine the type of mobile device and internet browser and will display the content accordingly. Visitors can then choose to register on any course and can also choose to complete the course using either the postal version or the online facility.
Today's announcement represents many months of work by our IT team Paula Yunuen Carrillo and Thando Mlalazai.
"I am particularly excited by this upgrade which will allow people wherever and whenever to access the tremendous resources at the ADC," states ADC Principal, Pastor Des Rafferty. "The potential of reaching a greater and more diverse audience is certainly enhanced through this facility. I am looking forward to the many contacts, conversations and commitments that will arise from this medium."
The upgrade also allows pastors, Bible workers and ADC representatives to keep in touch with changes to student information for their pastoral districts. This is particularly useful when they are away from their desks but need to access student information.
Church members can help the ADC reach many more people by clicking the share button on our site. Better still why not place an ADC link at the bottom of every personal email and send to everyone in your contact list. Make a difference this year by passing on the good news.
MINISTRY OF HEALING AND PRAYER [Emmanuel Osei, Janet Hamilton & Sharon Platt-McDonald]
The weekend of 29 June to 1 July 2012, saw the birth of a dynamic new ministry captioned: Ministry of Healing and Prayer (MOHAP). It seeks to minister to the terminally ill and chronically sick people whether churched or unchurched. Held at the De Vere Venues, Denham Grove, Uxbridge, approximately 200 enthusiastic people attended the launch retreat.
The Holy Spirit put the vision for MOHAP within the heart of Janet Hamilton, an elder at Basingstoke church. She shared her vision for MOHAP with Dr Emmanuel Osei (SEC Ministerial and Prayer Ministries director) who embraced the vision and agreed to spearhead the new ministry. The Annual Prayer Coordinators' Weekend Retreat was amalgamated to include the launch of MOHAP. The programme comprised of praise, worship, prayer and anointing, devotionals, inspirational testimonies, lively discussion and health presentations.
There was a sense of excitement and anticipation as delegates were registered and emerged from their rooms to explore the venue. The beautiful lush green surroundings and idyllic picturesque scenery in Denham added to the joy as approximately 150 Prayer Ministry coordinators joined with other interested members. However with the launch of MOHAP, they were joined by several other individuals with various illnesses making the focus of the weekend one where the emphasis was on ministering to the terminally ill and those burdened with chronic diseases. The aim was twofold: firstly, to teach Prayer coordinators how to pray and minister effectively to those with serious, life-threatening or incurable conditions; secondly, to minister to the sick who were in attendance.
Friday evening started with motivating praise and worship, led by Fen and Joy Braithwaite. Maureen McPherson shared her inspiring testimony of her battle with cancer. Dr Andrews Ewoo, our guest speaker, eloquently and candidly challenged us in his sermon to have faith in God. By pointing out the awesome power of God our faith was strengthened. We were encouraged to affirm that if God was able to work wonders in times gone by then He could do the same today.
Sabbath provided a feast of heart-warming testimonies where accounts of personal journeys were shared. We heard the challenges and traumas, the battles and victories, the mountaintop and valley experiences all concluding that whatever we go through, God is still sovereign and will continue to reveal His love and care for His children.
Karen Jordan-Nicholls delivered an engaging presentation on emotional healing and explored the impact of unresolved negative emotions, the barriers to healing and how to move forward breaking strongholds in this area to receive healing.
A panel and audience discussion facilitated by Janet Hamilton, enabled an in-depth look at issues of sickness amongst believers, healing, faith and acceptance of God's will. This yielded lively participation from both panel and audience.
The afternoon provided more opportunities for praise and testimonies and presentations on health. Anne Demercado, Chaplain and cancer survivor shared the efficacy of the CREATION Health programme and how following its principles can be life enhancing. Equally, Dr Chidi's presentation, Blessed or Stressed, was an insightful revelation about the negative impact of stress, unforgiveness and bitterness and how it affects physiological, emotional, spiritual and social well-being. The presentation ended with a look at the healing that Jesus offers us in place of our brokenness.
Sunday continued with more presentations to equip the delegates on how to look after their health. Leading the segment on lifestyle diseases Dr Chidi Ngwaba, a medical lifestyle doctor, provided a thought-provoking presentation on how to prevent illness such as diabetes, fibroids, autoimmune disorders such as lupus and multiple sclerosis.
The weekend culminated in a one to one ministry for individuals requesting anointing, pastoral counselling and prayer. A number of dynamic Conference and local pastors arrived on Sunday morning to join with Pastors Ewoo and Osei to assist in this personal ministry which was delivered to attendees individually in syndicate rooms adjoining the main hall. The members were ministered to by Pastors Cecil Perry, Terry Messenger, Patrick Johnson, Mohan Abbadasari, Jonathan and Mary Barrett, Humphrey and Ava Walters as well as Dr Ngwaba and Elder Carol Douglas. Simultaneously, in the main hall an inspiring and moving prayer, praise and testimony service was held led by Mrs Laura Osei. A corporate prayer session concluded this segment of the weekend and sealed the decisions made by the delegates to commit their lives and circumstances to Jesus the Master Healer.
It is envisaged that MOHAP will host annual weekend retreats and quarterly day retreats. Additionally it is hoped that local MOHAP chapters will be formed within local churches and small groups to cater for the needs of the sick on a biweekly or monthly basis. MOHAP will continue to be shaped and formed over the coming months under the leadership of Dr Osei and Janet Hamilton.
A one-day MOHAP Retreat is planned for Sunday, 7 October 2012 at Newbold church. Please contact the SEC Ministerial department for more information on: 01923 232728.
NEWARK IN THE SANCTUARY [Peter Jeynes]
The Newark church doesn't often feature in BUC News, shadowed as they are by geography and proximity to larger churches. The last time they appeared was at their first baptism in the town in 50 years. One of the people involved in that event was senior citizen, Joan Kirkland. Attending Bible Study Joan mentioned a year after her big day that she found studying the sanctuary interesting and could we look more closely at the meaning of the desert tabernacle. Joan's interest led to 'Sanctuary Day' and a very meaningful evangelistic event in the church on Sabbath, 30 June.
Guests walked in to find a large rectangle marked on the floor with other shapes within the shape this was our sanctuary copy. Sabbath School placed this structure firmly in mind as Pastor Jeynes and Andrew Palmer literally walked the congregation around the sanctuary furniture. This theatre in the round experience took a potentially difficult subject and clothed it in a guise all could understand guests and members sat in rapt attention.
Divine Service saw a marked change of style as David Ben Hosea was introduced to the congregation. David, really Andrew Palmer, was dressed in a replica of the clothes Jesus and His forebears might have worn. Complete with prayer shawl and the correct undergarments, the speaker drew attention to God as he dramatically portrayed the experience of a man from the time of Moses as the Day of Atonement approached.
As the silence deepened we were drawn to the experience of this man from the tribe of Manasseh who had come to the sanctuary knowing his sin and his need of forgiveness as the Day of Atonement drew near. Describing the white walls of the sanctuary and the contrast with the black tents all around we were led to see the magnificence of the structure. Then our speaker, Andrew aka David Ben Hosea, taking his lamb, the one he was specially rearing for next year, was taught how to confess his sins over the head of the lamb and then, thankfully with no meaningful graphics, David Ben Hosea described cutting the throat of his lamb.
Using the appropriate sanctuary imagery Andrew helped us realise that despite the loss of his lamb he was now a happy man his intercessor had taken his sins to God.
The whole service, acted out, rather than preached, helped the entire congregation realise that the sanctuary still had real meaning for today. One visitor from outside Newark, already a believer, was obviously impressed while another from the town was drawn into conversation about God and His work.
Newark had a good day with God, something out of the ordinary, something a little different, a real evangelistic opportunity that refreshed the whole congregation.
IS IT REALLY TRUE?
A number of our members have contacted the BUC Communication department this week concerning a text message that has been circulating purporting that the Catholic Church is taking the Adventist Church to court regarding the book, 'The Great Controversy'. Anyone who does a perfunctory Google search will discover there is no evidence for this, and none of the emails or texts refer to a primary source.
The apostle Paul writes, "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone." [Colossians 4:6 ISV] It is incumbent on us, as Adventists, not to believe every rumour or speculation that appears in cyberspace. Somehow, like Chinese whispers in a party game, small and innocuous stories seem to get exaggerated into something that does no credit to any party concerned.
In this case the General Conference Communication department confirms that this message is not true but it is just one of many such like messages that fly around cyberspace. Such speculative texts and emails do nothing to help with evangelism, outreach, or even our personal nurture. Let us encourage our members to use their texting and internet skills for a more positive purpose.
DEATH OF MRS JOAN GALLIVAN
It is with regret we inform you of the passing of Mrs Joan Gallivan on Tuesday, 3 July 2012. The wife of the late Dr Terry Gallivan a former BUC Health Ministries director, Watford GP and Stanborough Park church elder, Joan was a 'behind the scenes' lady, a steady and supportive spouse whose hospitality and quiet influence affected the lives of many. Our condolences go to her two children, Richard and Kathryn along with their spouses and children.
The funeral service will be held at Stanborough Park church, on Wednesday, 11 July at 10:00 am.
LATEST MESSENGER ONLINE
Down in Cornwall 'the surf is up'! states the front page of the 6 July Messenger, the official journal of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland. It highlights a 'hands-on' approach to community evangelism for one specialised people group. The same is true for the centre pages that highlights church mission in Scotland. For those interested in camps, both the SEC Camp Meeting and the Welsh Mission Family Camp are reported. Pick up a copy in your local church or download your copy online.
ADVENTISTS IN THE NEWS
The Dundee Courier reported on a concert with the Youth Ensemble of New England a concert at the Adventist church which drew crowds from the community as they shared the joy of a young Adventist orchestra currently touring in Europe. Leaving Dundee they were heading for a concert at Edinburgh Castle. In London, Winsome Gillin is highlighted in the Newham Recorder where as a mum and a member of Plaistow church she is part of a team organising an Olympic fun day in the park. This is Scunthorpe lists the Mayor's diary for July including the official opening of the Scunthorpe Adventist church on 28 July, and if you like a lot of noise, enjoy the exuberance of Camp Hill youth and Pathfinders in their early morning support of the Olympic torch runner as he passed their church. They can be seen in this BBC report from about 6:30 am on the video timeline.
PROGRAMMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK
Here are some programme highlights for the coming week:
On Revelation TV (Sky 581 or Freesat 692): A new series, 'FaithTalks' began on Thursday, 5 July at 8:30 pm. Repeated Sunday lunchtime, 8 July, 1:00 pm. In the first programme, Kirsten Ψster-Lundqvist discusses with her guests, Patrick Johnson and Paul King-Brown, "Is Christianity a straitjacket?" Next week, on Thursday, 12 July (repeated Sunday, 15 July) Kirsten asks, "Why is Christianity so divisive?"
Web Exclusive: Patrick Herbert shares 'What manner of love is this?' in our "The Word" series.
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 July: 8:00 pm & Midnight: Paul Lockham The reluctant Christian,
8:30 Searching for a God to love, (Suffering: Why so much? I)
Sabbath 7 July: 9:00 am & 7:30 pm: Paul Lockham
Monday 9 July: 12:30 pm: Sharon Platt-McDonald Discover the roots of joy,
9:30 pm: Viewpoint: Organ Donation
Wednesday 11 July: 8:00 am: Viewpoint: Organ Donation,
Midnight: Ricky Porter ‒ The rough kid who made good.
Thursday 12 July: 00:30 am: Searching for a God to love, (Humble Assurance I)
Friday 13 July: 8:00 pm & Midnight: Colleen Lewis God in the marketplace,
8:30 Searching for a God to love, (Humble Assurance I)
Sabbath 14 July: 9:00 am & 7:30 pm: Colleen Lewis
ILFORD CAMPAIGN ‒ RACE FOR MORE THAN GOLD. Continuing to Sabbath, 21 July. Come and learn how to win a prize that is more than GOLD, with speakers Ray Patrick and Lester Parkinson. Time: 7:15 8:30 pm daily until 21 July 2012. Church address: 380-384 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2ND. Contact: Eugene Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07886293190.
KEEP CALM AND PRAISE ON ‒ PECKHAM MUSIC DAY. Sabbath, 7 July. Guest speaker: the dynamic and energetic Stephen Weekes. Also a special musical afternoon programme that will uplift and inspire you to keep on praising God. Lunch provided. Contact: Peckham Communication Team <email@example.com>. Phone: 020 7639 9790.
SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY. Sabbath, 7 July. Telford Adventist church will be celebrating the elderly in our church and the wider community at 11:15 am. Speaker: Local pastor & Welsh Mission Family Life Sponsor, Clyde Moore. Theme: "They Shall Still Bear Fruit in Old Age". A special fellowship lunch will be provided. Telford Seventh-day Adventist Church, Station Road, Ketley Brook, Telford, TF1 5AQ. Contact: Pastor Clyde Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 01939234785/07789554876.
GUYANA DAY 2012. Sabbath, 7 July. A day of praise and worship hosted by the charity UCAG (UK Chapter of Adventist Guyanese). Join us from 9:30 am. Preacher: Pastor Wilfred 'Monty' Blake. Hear of the work of UCAG in Guyana and get info on how you can help. Enjoy an afternoon of praise hosted by our youth and friends starting at 4:00 pm. Venue: Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road, NW5 1RL. Buses C2 & 214. Contact: Terrence Blackman <email@example.com>. Phone: 07507643366.
AFRICAN SKIES FUNDRAISING CONCERT. Sabbath, 7 July. Please come along to a concert to raise funds for the Mboe Seventh-day Adventist church in Zimbabwe to help them build a church. Come join us for an exciting evening of cultural praise and worship. The concert will be held at the Holloway Adventist church, Doors open at 6:00 pm. Contact: Rumbi <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07403136129.
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THOU SHALT NOT ‒ LONDON. Sabbath, 7 July. Thou Shalt Not, a collaboration between the SEC and Agape to raise the profile and awareness of the Adventist Church as the world focuses on London for the Olympics. Thou Shalt Not is an examination of the complexities of human behaviour; the addiction of transgression, and the ultimate joy of finding Redemption. Thou Shalt Not is a character study into the lives of five individuals who have it all. They are at the top of the tree and the envy of all their friends. But they want more, and are prepared to do whatever it takes to get it. Reviews from the press: "Intense. An engaging well written, well acted drama." New Christian Herald. "A strong cast with an intensity brought about by the quality of the acting." "You are actually in the room with them gaining an insight into their minds" ‒ Kentish Times. Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG. http://thoushaltnot.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Carmel Greystone <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07930 331961.
NEWBOLD CHURCH'S QUARTERLY ALL-NIGHT PRAYER. Saturday, 7 July. All are invited from 10 pm to 5 am. Come and have your prayers answered. Hear testimonies of young people returning to church and the sick being healed. Contact: Florance Mckinde <email@example.com>. Phone: 07903234243.
STANBOROUGH SCHOOL SUMMER FETE. Sunday, 8 July. A fun-packed event, 12 noon to 3 pm, in the beautiful grounds of Stanborough Park, Watford, WD25 9JZ. Delicious food from around the world, games and activities, face-painting, and much more! Adults and kids alike can get some brilliant bargains in the books, clothing, toys and bric-a-brac stalls. Contact: Helia Mateus <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07702408994.
REVIVAL AND REFORMATION. Thursday, 12 July to Saturday, 14 July. Featured speaker: Christopher Kramp. Join Wallasey Adventist church, 1 Clarendon Road, Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, CH44 8EH. Contact: Gift <email@example.com>. Phone: 07872113672.
CAFE 7 ‒ SHOW ME YOUR ID. Friday, 13 July. Cafe 7 ‒ Show Me Your ID is an evening of music, poetry, talk, mingling, nibbles and praise. A fresh and vibrant experience for all youth. All are welcome to attend; hosted by Area 7 Youth Federation. Pastor Jonathan Barrett will be speaking during the evening. Time: 7:00 pm. Venue: St Albans Adventist Church, 121 St Peters Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3EL. For further information please contact Shannelle Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) 07985 656349 or Tim Runji 07936 887749.
SHROPSHIRE DAY OF FELLOWSHIP. Sabbath, 14 July. Telford Seventh-day Adventist Church, Station Road, Ketley Brook, Telford, TF1 5AQ. Starting at 9:30 am Bible Study followed by a Family Service with Welsh Mission President Pastor John Surridge. Fellowship lunch then an afternoon concert of praise & thanksgiving. Contact: Pastor Clyde Moore <email@example.com>. Phone: 01939234785/07789554876.
BALHAM YOUTH DAY. Sabbath, 14 July. Who do you say that I AM? Speaker: Christina Thomas. Time: 10:00 am. Address: Balham Seventh-day Adventist Church, 83 Elmfield Road, London, SW17 8AD. Nearest station: Balham. Buses: 155, 249, 355. Lunch provided! Contact: Christina Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07530096797.
CROYDON EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN. Sabbath, 14 July to Sabbath, 28 July. 'Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel' with guest evangelist Pastor Michael Kelly, USA and singing evangelist. Two weeks each night 7:30 pm except Thursday. Venue: 95 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 6LH. Contact: Pastor Daly <email@example.com>. Phone: 07958 433744.
TAKE ME HIGHER GOSPEL CONCERT. Sabbath, 14 July, 7:30 pm 10:00 pm. Fundraising concert in aid of the church building for children, youth and community projects. Featuring Jeharna South ‒ nationally acclaimed recording artist as seen on the BBC's Songs of Praise, also Mark Bunney ‒ international recording artist and gospel jazz performer. From the north, The Tuckley Twins. Also local artists including Nicole Baptiste, Amana and Andy Kydd & family. Venue: Wycombe Community Adventist Church, Victoria Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2LU. Cost £10:00 per ticket. Contact: David DaSilva <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07850329613.
NEWBOLD COLLEGE AWARDS CEREMONY. Sunday, 15 July. Newbold College 2012 Awards Ceremony, Sunday 15 July at 11:00 am, Newbold Church Centre. For tickets please contact Debbie McReynolds, PA to SMT by email: email@example.com or Tel: 01344 407420.
BALHAM CHURCH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FAIR. Sunday, 15 July. This free event has many features for a fantastic day out for the whole family including health talks and checks, know your body mass index, natural health products, Vegan cooking and bread baking demonstrations, outdoor and indoor games, arts and craft activities, face painting, bouncy castles, hair and fashion show and entertainment. Venue: 83 Elmfield Road, Balham, SW17 8AD from 1 - 6 pm. Contact: Joan Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Phone: 07702799309.
BUC RESIDENTIAL EVANGELISM TRAINING WEEK. Sunday, 15 July to Sunday, 22 July. The BUC in conjunction with the Conferences and Missions is pleased to offer you the third residential evangelism training week at Leicester De Montfort University. Track A: Evangelism Training Field School with Pastor Louis and Sis Carol Torres. The Leicester church will host two weeks of evangelistic outreach. Pastor Torres will conclude the second week and use it to also demonstrate some evangelism principles taught in the field school. Track B: Literature Evangelism Training. This continues the resurgence of the Literature Evangelism Work. This "forgotten pastoral type of worker" sees a special value in the distribution and sale of literature for the salvation of people. Pastor Abraham Obaya, Elisabeth Sanguesa, Paul Thompson, Pastor Peter Sayers and Roger Blake make up a dynamic training team for those serious about LE work. To apply please visit http://bucevangelism.eventbrite.co.uk.
Contact: Catherine Palmer <email@example.com>. Phone: 01923 672251.
JOB VACANCIES: Receptionist, John Loughborough School, Tottenham. Lab Assistant, Stanborough Secondary School, Watford. ADRA-UK Team Assistant, Watford, Youth Secretary, p/t maternity cover, British Union Conference, Watford. For full details of these and other vacancies visit: <http://www.adventistnews.org.uk/vacancies.php
HERE I AM, LORD sung by the ministers' wives for the ordination service and recorded at the South England Conference Camp Meeting is now available on iTunes. 'Here I am' was composed by Cathy Boldeau and arranged by her and Tina Brooks who also produced the track.
HOUSE SHARE: Large 4 bedroom house to share with two other Adventists. Located in a very exclusive area close to Harrow on the Hill. Currently 2/3 rooms available. Very nice and quiet. Contact 07572171757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROOM TO RENT: Double room in Lewisham very near to local amenities and transport. Monthly rent £370 including bills. Interested tenants can call Ivland on 07907956125.
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