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Monthly Archives: January 2014


SCC Mid-Term Constituency Reports

Below are the Mid-term Constituency Reports for the South Central Conference, separated into the different sections. Click on the desired link to open up or download the file to view the complete report. President's Report Executive Secretary Statistical Report Executive Treasury's Report Health Ministry Report Personal Ministry Report Adventist Communities Services Report Children's Ministry Report Education Report Sabbath School : Gift of Prophecy Report Family Life Report Men's Ministry Report Prayer Ministry Report Publishing Ministry Report Women's Ministry Report Disability Report Religious Liberty Report  


From the President-The Passing of Mrs. Etta Maycock Dudley It is my sad responsibility to formally share with the constituents of the South Central Conference the passing of the former first lady of our conference, Mrs. Etta Maycock Dudley. Mrs. Dudley was the widow of the late Elder C.E. Dudley, the fourth President of our conference. Elder Dudley served as President of our conference for 31 years-the longest tenure of any conference president in the history of our church. At the time he assumed office, our conference was small-some 4,000 members and approximately 200,000 in tithe. Under God and the visionary leadership of Elder Dudley, the infrastructure was set in place for conference to grow to over 32,000 members and nearly 19 million dollars in tithe. South Central is today what it is because of the Lord and because Elder Dudley was who he was. Though it has been 21 years since and 3 Presidents-each of whom, he hired and trained as young Pastors-since he left office, his influence still lives on in our conference. Through all of those years, Mrs. Dudley was faithfully by his side, traveling with him throughout the conference and the world and serving as the Administrative Assistant to the President and the Shepherdess Director for our conference. Even as her health began to fail, she was a faithful member of the Riverside Chapel SDA Church in Nashville up until the very end. It was my understanding that she attended church on the final day of her life. She was a fixture at major conference events, such as Camp Meeting. We thank the Lord for her long and productive life and for her service and ministry to the South Central Conference. [...]

Rozenia Jennings Passes Away

The children of Evangelist  Rozenia  Jennings would like to announce the death of their beloved mother.  She passed away on  Saturday,  January 18, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. Funeral services will be held this coming Friday,  January 24 at 1 p.m. at the Ephesus Seventh Day Church 105 6th Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35204. If you would like to send cards, letters of condolences or flowers, please send them directly to the church. All cards and letters sent at the above address will be publicly read at the funeral. For all other correspondence that is primarily destined for the edification of the family, please address it to: Pastor Arthur Jennings, 2833 Marilyn Drive,  St. Joseph,  Michigan 49085. His email address is: mr_adj@hotmail.com. Thank you for your prayers and support. God bless, The Jennings Family    

Military Appreciation Day

On October 26, 2013, Fairfield First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fairfield, AL. celebrated its 3rd annual Military Appreciation Day with Alabama Veterans for Christ. Military Appreciation Day is a day set aside at Fairfield First where active members of the military and military veterans are recognized for their services to the United States. Military families were recognized for their sacrifices as well. Army Colonel (retired) Virginia Thomas noted in her opening remarks during divine worship about how African Americans have faithfully served in all branches of the military in every war from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Thomas encouraged the audience to "Be dedicated to whatever you do." She retired from the Army June 1, 2013 after 30 years of service and is a Nurse Practitioner. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Richard Howard (retired) held a moment of silence for fallen veterans while the military tune Taps was played. He shared some of the outreach and support programs that the Alabama Veterans for Christ are currently engaged in. Pastor Clifton McMillan Sr. preached the divine worship sermon entitled "Christ's Battle Plan for the Veteran". He emphasized how Christ wants his church to be disciplined as part of the Army of God. Pastor McMillan remarked, "Christ must be honored as our leader. We must first know how to be followers of Him. Faithfulness and perseverance are essential. We must be familiar with our Commander's voice." After the service, a fellowship dinner was served. Clifton McMillan Jr. 2016 Amberley Woods Trail Helena, AL 35080 (205) 663-4141 Date of Release: 12/10/13  

2014 Church Officer’s Convention

"Gotta Tell Somebody" 2014 CHURCH OFFICER'S CONVENTION DATE:  JANUARY 24-25, 2014 MID-TERM CONSTITUENCY SESSION: DATE:  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: Birmingham Jefferson County Civic Center (BJCC) 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North Birmingham, AL 35203 CONVENTION HOTEL: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North Birmingham, AL 35203 205-324-5000 2014 Church Officer's Convention Registration (Click on above blue link to register) Hotel Reservation Information (Click on above blue link for hotel reservation) Registration has been extended to January 6, 2014 Church Officer’s Convention & Constituency Meeting Weekend Schedule-at-a-Glance January 24-26, 2014 Friday, January 24 *6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Church Officers Registration/ Meal Ticket Distribution* 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Vespers:  Elder Juluen Johnson 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      State of the Conference/Town Hall Meeting: “Gotta Tell Somebody” - Elder D.C. Edmond   Sabbath, January 25 *8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Church Officers Registration/Meal Ticket Distribution* 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.       Church Officer’s Seminar Session - I 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Sabbath School:  Dr. Craig Newborn 10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Divine Worship:  Elder Hubert Morel, Jr. Children's Church (see below) 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.      Lunch – meal ticket required for each individual 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.      Church Officer’s Seminar Session - II 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.      Church Officers Seminar Session - III 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Vespers:  Dr. Ed Wright 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.      Constituency Meeting Registration   Sunday, January 26 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.       Pre-Constituency Meeting - Prayer Meeting 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.       Constituency Meeting Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.       Devotional:  Dr. Carlton P. Byrd 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Constituency Meeting:                                                   § Call to [...]