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Newsletter Issue: September 11, 2021
Join us on our YouTube Channel on Sabbath, September 11, 2021 for Community Guest Day.

Theme: "With Prayer and Hope - Undaunted"

8:30 a.m.
Song Service
Praise Team: Sis. Sophia Wright, Bro. Jovan McCook, & Bro. Damion Gilpin
Musician: Bro. Brian Bailey

Sabbath School
Mission Story: Sis. Joan Maxam & Sis. Inez Wiggins
Lesson Review: Elder Noel Jumpp and Bro. Leighton Whyte
9:30 a.m.
Divine Service
Speaker: Pastor Everett Brown

11:10 a.m.
Bible Study
Topic: "Marriage and the Family"
Moderator: Elder Kwame Thomas
Panellists:
Pastor Tanieshia Kerr & Elder Alric Blake
4:00 p.m.
Adventist Youth Programme
Theme: "Beyond Baptism"
Workshop with Elder Trevor Little
YouTube Channel
SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
ADVENTIST  YOUTH SOCIETY
HEALTH MINISTRIES
The Health Ministries Team in an effort to ensure that the real issues that you want answered are captured, has created a “single question survey” at the link below. This will take 60 seconds from your day. 

Your opinions matter and we thank you for your support in completing the survey.

Please click on the link below:
The Corona Question
STEWARDSHIP DEPARTMENT
You may submit your virtual Tithe Envelope at: https://amsdac.interamerica.org/giving
SPANISH CHURCH - EL GRUPO HISPANO
The Spanish Church convenes for worship service via Zoom on Sabbath Mornings @ 10 a.m. due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

La Iglesia Hispana se reune sus servicios de culto vía Zoom los Sábados a las diez de la mañana debido a la pandemia de Covid-19 en curso.
 
Pablo arrived in Jamaica, from Venezuela, on April 4, 1996. Eight years ago Pablo and his wife, Adrian, became our neighbours and I welcomed them with homemade corn bread. Our interactions thereafter were sporadic.

One fateful night in January 2021, my daughter Treveen’s dog, Ella – a little black Shih Tzu, kept me awake for most of the night. Her barking was incessant. I kept looking through the windows but could discern nothing amiss.

The following morning, Ella came into my bedroom and proceeded to the door which leads to the balcony and continued barking. As I stepped outside, it was clear that my neighbour’s dog, Tequila, a big black and brown Rottweiler, had fallen over in the bushes and needed to be rescued.

Having failed to reach Pablo, her owner, by telephone, Treveen and I went next door and alerted him of his dog’s dilemma. After he had retrieved her, I requested his current telephone number.

From then on I kept in touch with him via WhatsApp, direct calls, and face to face interactions. I daily sent him religious and inspirational material.  Additionally, I invited him to join the Young Adults Sabbath School Class - he accepted the invitation and was a regular attendee.

He enjoyed the services and if I failed to send him the link, in a timely manner, he would call and ‘chastise’ me. After some months, I recommended to him the Church’s Spanish Congregation. Sister Rose Cameron was asked to look out for him.

On a regular basis Pablo and I shared different dishes, and produce such as avocados, peaches, bananas, and plantains from our garden. Some of the dishes shared were lasagna which he baked, and which my daughters thoroughly enjoyed, and my ackee and codfish and festivals which he enjoyed.

We talked about many things. Pablo shared happy and sad experiences including - his mother’s birthday party and his brother’s illness and subsequent death.

As Pablo became more comfortable, he would participate more actively in the Sabbath School class’s activities as well as Wednesday night and Divine hour services. He even invited his daughter, Michelle, to attend.  Pablo often expressed his delight and appreciation for my serendipitous intervention in his life.

Pablo was nurtured in Roman Catholicism and all his family members are of that persuasion. Since being in Jamaica, he has attended services at both The Swallowfield United and Roman Catholic Churches. God, however, was about to change that trajectory.

Bible studies were conducted by Pastor Mickel Allen, and on August 28, 2021, Pablo called and shared the good news, ‘…I am going to get baptized in the Adventist church…’  I was ecstatic. He however had one caveat - he wanted to be baptized in one of the rivers in Stony Hill - our home community.

With the assistance of Elders Vernon Kelly and Andrew Ranglin, a river was identified beside the River View SDA Church. I liaised with Elder Hamilton and Pastor Ferguson who gave permission for the church’s facilities to be used as was required. Elder Nugent was apprised of the arrangements.

On September 9, 2021 Pablo was baptized in the Plantain Gardens River by Pastor Adrian Johnson.  Brother Pablo Meza’s joy is multiplied - he was baptized on his daughter Michelle’s birthday. He has the overwhelming endorsement of both the Andrews Memorial SDA Church family and his biological family.

In the Bible God enabled a donkey to speak. In January 2021, God used two dogs - Ella signaled Tequila’s need to be rescued. However, the ‘RESCUEE’ in this story is not Tequila but Brother Pablo Meza. Through the instrumentality of the Holy Spirit, Brother Pablo Meza has been rescued and is a candidate for the Kingdom of Heaven. Oh what rejoicing there must be in Heaven! Let’s keep him in our prayers.

Thank you Lord for using dogs…

May each of us avail ourselves to be used by the Holy Spirit.
NEW KINGSTON S.D.A. FELLOWSHIP
Prayer Corner
Thanksgiving Service
for the life of
the late Sis. Pauline Knight
will be on
Thursday,  September 16, 2021,
at
1:00 p.m.
NOONDAY MANNA
WOMEN'S MINISTRIES
COUPLES IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP
Jamaica Union Conference
Upcoming Events in East Jamaica Conference
Click Here to Register for EJC Family Life Retreat 2021
Members' Corner
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LIST OF OFFICERS
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
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Our weekly services continue on:
  • Sabbath @ 8.30 a.m. - Andrews Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church on:
  • Sabbath @ 4:00 p.m. - Andrews Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church Adventist Youth Society Programme on:
  • Sabbath @ 9:00 a.m. - New Kingston Seventh-Day Adventist Fellowship on:
  • Sabbath @ 4:00 p.m. bi-weekly - New Kingston S.D.A. Fellowship Adventist Youth Society Programme on:
  • Sunday & Wednesday Night Meetings @ 7:00 p.m. on Zoom (Meeting ID: 817 7126 0926, Passcode: andrews).
  • Friday & Saturday Vespers @ 6:00 p.m. on Zoom (Meeting ID: 817 7126 0926, Passcode: andrews).
  • Delayed (one-week) broadcast of Sabbath Service aired on:
    • Sundays @ 7:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. with a repeat on Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m. on BOJ TV (ReadyTV Channel 109).
    • Sundays @ 8:00 a.m. on NCU TV.
    • Sundays @ 6:30 a.m. with a repeat on Fridays @ 4:00 a.m. on CEEN TV.
    • Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m. on PBCJ.
  1. In God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (Hebrews 1:1-3; John 1: 1-3; John 14:16, 26)
  2. In regeneration and new birth, through the acceptance of the Gospel.  (John 3: 1-7, 17; Romans 1:18)
  3. That the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 17:17; Job 23:12)
  4. That the second coming of Christ is very near and will be literal, personal and visible to all.  (Matthew 24:30; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Revelation 1:7)
  5. That God alone is immortal. People die and are unconscious in death. There will be two resurrections – first of the righteous, second of the lost.  (1 Timothy 6:15-16; Romans 6:23; Ecclesiastes 9:5; Psalm 146:3-4; John 5:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:5-6)
  6. That God’s Law of the Ten Commandments is still binding and is the standard of righteousness by which all will be judged.  (Psalm 117; Psalm 119:142; James 2:10-12)
  7. That the original Seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) has never been changed by God. Therefore, all humanity is under obligation to keep it holy.  (Genesis 2:2; Exodus 20:8-11; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Malachi 3:6; Luke 23:54–56)
  8. In support of the gospel through tithes and offerings.  (Malachi 3: 8-11; Mark 12:41-44; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
  9. In baptism by immersion.  (Mark 1:9-11; Acts 8:35-39; Romans 6:3-5)
  10. In the ordinance of humility (washing each other’s feet) and the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion).  (John 13:4-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  11. In the gifts of the Holy Spirit including the gift of Prophecy.  (Ephesians 4:8-11; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 19:10)
  12. In discarding unhealthy practices such as the use of intoxicants, tobacco, unclean meats etc.  (Proverbs 23:29-35; Deuteronomy 14:3-20; Isaiah 66:15-17; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17)
  13. That the followers of Jesus Christ should manifest true Christian modesty in dress and deportment and should shun all questionable worldly amusement. (1 Timothy 2:9-10; Psalm 101:2-3; 1 John 2:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; James 1:27)
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