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Philadelphia Celebrates Growth – The Lord adds to the Church… (More Pics Inside)

Our little church family is growing; when we, Selita and I, started there a short time ago there were 6 regularly attending, now the Lord is growing us. Keep praying for us. Our 2 latest Breathe Conference baptismal candidates are in the center. Our next Breathe Conference baptism is coming up in a few of weeks. [Elder Michael A. Harpe, Interim Pastor, is the communication & stewardship director for South Central Conference and Selita, ministerial spouse, serve the Philadelphia church family.] More pictures from Sabbath, October 28, 2017 Anticipation! Excited about the Lord and Baptism. Pastor Harpe shares the Gospel as the Breathe Conference begins to wind down. Pastor Harpe and Elder Jones, Head Elder & youth director prepare to receive baptismal candidates on 10-28-17. 1st candidate, Elder Brandon Jones's nephew with friends and family looking on. Our 1st candidate's teacher is excited to see her student get baptized.  More friends and family share in the baptism joy. Happy Family and Friends look on and anticipate baptism.

Philadelphia Celebrates Growth – The Lord adds to the Church… (More Pics Inside) 2017-11-02T11:12:11+00:00


“MISSION2MEMPHIS” FREE HEALTH CLINIC On June 17-18, 2017, the Word of Life Seventh-day Adventist church partnered with Remote Area Medical (RAM™)—the largest provider of mobile medical clinics in the country delivering free medical, dental, and vision care to underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families.  The target areas were the Frayser and Memphis communities in Tennessee. This was Word of Life’s first extension clinic, a part of its “Mission2Memphis” outreach. Church members joined together for prayer, planning, and promotion. It was evident that God provided, the Holy Ghost presided, and Jesus was pleased. Over 200 Volunteers were involved over the two days.  Approximately 50% of the patients received vision assistance with 46.6% and 30.5% receiving dental and medical services respectively.  All in all, God helped to lift and love on 383 patients, and provide $114, 403 in services. Two ladies drove almost 7 hours from Oklahoma arriving on Friday before setup was complete to be the first ones in line. While the numbers tell of the Clinic’s success, the immeasurable impact on the Community told the story.  Comments included: "Pastor, all of your members are so kind and helpful. You all have gone above and beyond," said a RAM™ volunteer; a patient stated, “I got all eleven of my teeth pulled. Now I can afford to get dentures!” Another patient said while leaving the Clinic, "I can SEE!" The need for more outreach ministries persists as the exit surveys confirmed, and “Mission2Memphis outreach is committed to following up to address the interests of the community. by Linda Anderson Dr. Fred Batten, Jr., DMin, pastor Word of Life, Memphis TN Dr. Christal Hall, DDS and LaShay Brown, NCMA serve the community. Dr. Mickey Bernstein, DDS (left) and [...]

“MISSION2MEMPHIS” FREE HEALTH CLINIC (More Pics Inside) 2017-11-02T11:18:17+00:00

LUKE 14 BANQUET (Short Video)

LUKE 14 BANQUET People with disabilities and special needs were showered with abundant love and special honor at the 1st Luke 14 Banquet held in South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ territory. The concept of the Luke 14 Banquet originated with Joni and Friends. The purpose of It is Intentional outreach to people excluded from the full gospel of Jesus Christ and those who are marginalized. South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists sponsored the Luke 14 Banquet on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Goodwill Easter Seal-Mitchell Auditorium in Mobile, Alabama. The use of the auditorium was donated to Disabilities Ministries for three and a half hours by the Vice President of Operations, Jean Gardner.   Luke 14 Banquet is based on the parable found in Luke 14:21-23 which admonishes Christians “… go quickly out into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.  And the servant said, Lord it is done, and yet there is room.  And the lord said, Go, out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Under the direction of Elder Harold Goodloe, Pastor of Emmanuel SDA Church, Mobile, Alabama and his Disabilities Ministries’ Coordinators Lubertha McKinney, Patricia Davis, and Brian Johnson, members of the church took to the streets of Mobile to do compassion ministry, in which they extended a heartfelt invitation to those who qualified to attend the Luke 14 Banquet.  Many with special needs and disabilities were registered to participate.  Close to 100 people were in attendance at the banquet. They were welcomed by the conference’s director of disabilities ministries and Pastor [...]

LUKE 14 BANQUET (Short Video) 2017-11-01T14:05:27+00:00

South Central Annual Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Boot Camp

South Central Conference Annual Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Boot Camp Nine leaders, sixteen emerging leaders and two guest presenters came together on October 20-22, 2017 at the Wild Wild West Camp in Tuskegee, Alabama for a Teen Leadership Training. The focus was on team building and preparation. Experiences in team building were gained through platoon membership, bridge building, and clearing a TLT Hiking Trail. Each boot camper was part of a platoon that consisted of 4-6 campers. Each platoon’s leader was responsible for keeping the platoon together (except bed time because the platoons were co-ed). The chain of command for each camper was platoon leader, Master Chief, Lieutenant, and Camp Commander. Much productive, effective and successful interaction went into play when each platoon worked together to build a bridge from wooden tongue depressors that would hold four pounds for two minutes. The platoons worked collaboratively to clear a hiking trail through the wilderness. They worked together to chop and clip wild weeds, saw tree limbs and make a wooden bridge across a small stream. Later that night, they had the opportunity to experience their hard work in a night hike. The ultimate in team building was “Big Foot.”  Big Foot is a race where three team members compete against another team to “walk” two 2x4x6 planks to a designated area. “Interesting”, “Positive”, “Inspiring”, “Motivating”, “Informative”, “Made you think about your spiritual life and future”, “Listening to someone close to my age tell how to be responsible, mature and prepare for college was more effective than hearing it from a family member or an older person”. Those are some comments made about the special guest speaker, Jessica Johnson who focused on preparation for now and eternity. [...]

South Central Annual Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Boot Camp 2017-10-27T11:10:38+00:00

Funeral Notice: Bettye Jean Cavil mother of Mari-edi Gardner, Head Teacher, E. E. Rodgers…

We regret to announce the passing of Mrs. Bettye Jean Cavil. Mrs. Cavil, age 85 of Antioch went to sleep in Jesus Thursday, October 19, 2017 at TriStar Stone Crest Medical Center. Mrs Cavil is mother of Mari-edi Gardner who is one of our Head teachers. Ms. Gardner serves at the E.E. Rogers School in Jackson, MS. Mrs Cavil is also the mother of Rena Majors of Hillcrest, Nashville, TN   Visitation with the Family 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Sunday, October 29, 2017 Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2010 25th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208   Funeral: Celebration of Life 4:00 p.m.Sunday, October 29, 2017 Hillcrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2010 25th Ave Nashville, TN 37208   New Generation Funeral Home 2930 Murfreesboro Pike Antioch, Tennessee 37013 (615) 365-7105   Click Here to sign Guestbook Click Here for SCC Facebook Comments

Funeral Notice: Bettye Jean Cavil mother of Mari-edi Gardner, Head Teacher, E. E. Rodgers… 2017-10-27T09:44:51+00:00

A Summer of Service – to our youth and our community [Multiple Pictures Inside]

“A summer of service – to our youth and our community” By: Tiffney Gipson During any given summer, you can find the members of the Magazine St. Temple SDA Church hosting at least two activities, Vacation Bible School in mid-July and an annual Community Fest in mid-August.  However, this summer Magazine decided to try something different.  With the full support of Pastor Kennedy C. Luckett and the congregation, the Adventist Youth Ministries (AYM) Department in partnership with Magazine’s Youth Ministers decided to dedicate this summer to service.  Service, not just directed toward the young people of Magazine but also for the youth and families in the surrounding community. Magazine St. Temple SDA Church is located on the corner of 1942 Magazine St. in Louisville, KY.  The church is part of the Russell Neighborhood which is a sect of Louisville’s west-end.  It is no secret to the residents of Louisville that there is a negative connotation associated with this area.  Positive happenings and uplifting stories seem few and far between while negatives like crime and violence seem to be on the rise.  In fact, it was in late May of this year that a 6-year-old boy lost his life due to a stray bullet coming through the window of his home just mere blocks away from the Magazine St. Church.  It is this type of senseless violence that rocked the city and seemed to ignite the flame for the church to be more of a presence in the Russell Neighborhood. How can the church get involved?  How can Magazine make a difference in this community? Led by Jermaine Bentley and assisted by co-leaders Judith Bentley, Kadia Turner, and Brittney Washington, the AYM Department seemed to have [...]

A Summer of Service – to our youth and our community [Multiple Pictures Inside] 2017-10-24T00:32:11+00:00

First SDA Church Celebrates 80 Years of Existence

1303 Evangel Drive ∙ Huntsville, Alabama 35816 (256) 852-8360 ∙ First SDA Church Celebrates 80 Years of Existence During Homecoming Weekend 2017 Public invited to attend October 27 – 28   Huntsville, AL – First SDA Church is celebrating 80 years of existence in Huntsville, Alabama with a Homecoming weekend October 27 - 28.  The theme for the occasion is “80 Years…Still Standing on God’s Promises”. Homecoming 2017 weekend events are open to the public and begin with “Hymns at Sunset” Friday evening, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.  The sing-along will include favorite hymns and music from years gone by; under the direction of Cleveland “Murphy” Wilson.  The guest speaker is Pastor Nelson Stokes of Nashville, TN. Following “Hymns at Sunset” will be a Meet and Greet in the fellowship hall for existing members, returning members, former members and guest. Sabbath morning, October 28, First Church resumes the celebration with a mini concert at 9:00 a.m. The concert will feature the music of Eleanor Wright.  Following the concert will be an old fashion Sabbath School program featuring a rousing song service and a combined interactive Lesson Study. To close the Sabbath School Service, First Church welcomes former pastors, E.E. Rogers, Sherman Cox, Hector Mouzon, S.J. Jackson, Harold Kibble and Benjamin Jones on a panel facilitated by Senior Pastor, Debleaire Snell. Pastor Snell will also be the speaker for the Divine Worship service at 11:30 a.m. Homecoming 2017 Weekend will culminate Saturday night with a banquet at the Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35806.  A Meet and Greet is at 6:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the banquet begins at 7:00 p.m.  The banquet is slated to be a fun event as guest are encouraged to dress semi-formal in clothing [...]

First SDA Church Celebrates 80 Years of Existence 2017-10-20T08:47:45+00:00

Seventh-day Adventist Psychiatrists Address Opioid Addiction

Dr. Lloyda Broomes Williamson (Hillcrest SDA Church-Nashville, TN) presented her father, Dr. L. Rudy Broomes (Berean SDA Church-Atlanta, GA), with the Meharry Alcohol and Drug Abuse Founder Award. Two Generations of Psychiatrists Address Opioid Addiction Across the United States there is a current crisis involving addiction to opiate medications. These substances can lead to severe social consequences for individuals and their families as well as lead to death through overdose. Since 1972, Meharry Medical College has provided treatment services to individuals with various substance use disorders, including opiate use disorders. On April 27, 2017, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry held its 8th Annual Lloyd C. Elam Symposium, which called attention to the opioid crisis. During that conference L. Rudy Broomes, M.D., received the Meharry Alcohol and Drug Abuse Founder Award. Dr. Broomes obtained his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California. Dr. Broomes is the father of Lloyda Broomes Williamson, M.D., current Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry. Dr. Broomes founded and directed the Meharry Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program. During his employment at Meharry, he served as Clinical Director and Vice Chair at Meharry. Dr. Williamson obtained her M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College. Both Dr. Broomes and Dr. Williamson obtained their Bachelors’ Degrees from Oakwood College, now known as Oakwood University. During his remarks Dr. Broomes had advice for trainees in attendance. "Listen to your patients, swallow your pride, because in their comments may be the answers you are looking for." Throughout their careers both Dr. Broomes and Dr. Williamson have been blessed with multiple opportunities to serve educators at academic institutions, health care centers, churches, and communities to increase awareness about subjects in mental health. During the [...]

Seventh-day Adventist Psychiatrists Address Opioid Addiction 2017-10-19T03:25:43+00:00

Funeral Notice: Mother Julia Bethea, 110 year old grandmother of Curtis Eakins…

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at the First Seventh-day Adventist Church (1303 Evangel Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35816) with Elder Debleaire K. Snell officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bethea will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Public viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017 and 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Royal Funeral Home. Sign Funeral Home online Guestbook click here Mother Julia Bethea reached an amazing milestone as a Super Centenarian on July, 25 celebrating her 110th birthday! And now the Lord of heaven has decided that she should take an earthly nap, awaiting the resurrection. She is the Grandmother of Curtis [Paula] Eakins, South Central Health Ministries director. When more details are available we will share. Please keep the family in prayer as they plan her celebration of a wonderful life.   Elder Michael Anthony Harpe, Director Communication Department 615-226-6500, Ext. 128 Office 205-541-3887 Cell Ellowyn Bell, Departmental Secretary 615.226.6500 ext. 139 Fax: 615.227.6168 South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 715 Youngs Lane, Nashville TN 37207 Mon-Thurs ~ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Funeral Notice: Mother Julia Bethea, 110 year old grandmother of Curtis Eakins… 2017-10-19T04:29:59+00:00

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