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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 michael.harpe@scc-adventist.org 615-226-6500, Ext. 128 Office 205-541-3887 Cell Ellowyn Bell, Departmental Secretary ellowyn.bell@scc-adventist.org 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).

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Funeral Notice: Mrs. Armatha King, Mother of Ministerial Spouse Jo Ann [King] Bushner…

Mrs. Armatha King Sunrise: April 6, 1936 - Sunset: October 10, 2017   Mrs. Armatha King is the Mother of Ministerial Spouse Jo Ann [King] Bushner (wife of Dr. Rupert Bushner, Pastor, Mt. Calvary, Huntsville AL), and Brenda King and Dwain King. She went to sleep in the Lord Tuesday Morning October 10, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama. Please continue to pray for the family. Viewing The King family will receive guests from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Royal Chapel of Memories. Royal Funeral Home 4315 Oakwood Avenue, NW Huntsville, Alabama 35810 (256) 534-8481 Funeral Service Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM Mt. Calvary SDA Church 1201 Meadow Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35814 Mrs. King will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Interment Oakwood Memorial Gardens. Wynn Dr NW near Adventist Blvd, Huntsville, AL 35806 Sign the Funeral Home online guestbook click here Leave a comment click here for SCC Facebook Page   Elder Michael Anthony Harpe, Director Communication Department michael.harpe@scc-adventist.org 615-226-6500, Ext. 128 Office 205-541-3887 Cell Ellowyn Bell, Departmental Secretary ellowyn.bell@scc-adventist.org 615.226.6500 ext. 139 Fax: 615.227.6168 “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: Mrs. Armatha King, Mother of Ministerial Spouse Jo Ann [King] Bushner… 2017-10-16T15:15:54+00:00

Breathe Conference – Birmingham AL Ephesus

Smothered by life’s challenges? Breathe! Tough Finances? Breathe! Health Issues? Breathe! Live Smoke Free, Breathe! Family Challenges, Breathe! Stressed by Current Local and World Events, Breathe! In Earth’s Final Prophetic Hour, Breathe! The Breathe Conference is designed to take A FRESH LOOK AT LIFE & THE WORD A NEW START Where The Bible Meets Life In Birmingham, we are focusing on Revolutionary Generosity! Spiritual Growth & Economic Empowerment  

Breathe Conference – Birmingham AL Ephesus 2017-10-13T12:57:29+00:00

Philadelphia Breathe Conference Graduation 2017

The Breath Conference 2017, Pulaski TN, recognized it's graduates from the bible study series for adults and the "Fearless Bible Investigators" (FBI) children/teen Bible Study series. Philadelphia's Breath conference celebrated the first Baptism of the series  (Patty McIntyre-rear & Angie Curtis-front [white robes]) and the next one coming soon. Pastor and Sister Harpe rear.

Philadelphia Breathe Conference Graduation 2017 2017-10-10T04:16:09+00:00

Medical Missionaries Graduation 2017

(L-R) Maryse Hilaire, William Drake, Renata Drake, Nesline Damas, Martha Chapple, Lucious Brown, Albert Blake, Mandy Andrews, Dr. Lydia Andrews (Class of 2015), Bill Daniels, Louise Daniels, Oakwood SDA Church Senior Pastor, Dr. Carlton Byrd, Mabel Hoyte, Cheryl Jones, Edwina Lee, Carrie Logan, Audrey McGriff, Dr. Princess Humphrey, MD, Lydia Simmons, Celeste Walker. The Graduation of the Gospel Medical Missionary Movement Training Class of 2017 The Seventh-day Adventist Gospel Medical Missionary Movement of the Tennessee Valley (GMMMTV) has been active since 2005. It began in 2003 when Wildwood Health Evangelism School graduate Jim Ayodo, accompanied by Wildwood MD’s. Ervin Davis and Scott Grivas, started training classes at the New Life SDA Church in Huntsville when Harold Goodloe was the pastor. Graduates of that class coalesced to form the nucleus of what is now the SDA Gospel Medical Missionary Movement of Greater Huntsville. GMMMTV consists of health ministry leaders, health professionals, lay pastors, ordained elders, and others who desire to see the Lord’s closing work done and to hasten His return. The group’s main goal is to advance the cause of gospel medical missionary work in cooperation with duly ordained gospel ministers, in accordance with the prophetic writings of Ellen White (see, for example, Counsels on Health, pp. 557,558). In this spirit of cooperation, the GMMMTV has, in cooperation with Oakwood, Southern, and Andrews Universities, co-sponsored medical missionary conventions at each of these schools. In the same spirit of cooperation, we want to revive this important and oft-neglected work. We would like to see the youth, the older members, the ministers, in fact every member to embrace this work, according to the Spirit of Prophecy (Testimonies, Volume 7, p. 62). GMMMTV has trained gospel medical missionaries [...]

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Prayer Summit 2018

REGISTER NOW [click here] 2018 South Central Conference Prayer Summit March 9-11, 2018 “TRANSFORMED by HIS Grace” is our theme. Featured Speaker: Dr. Nadine A. Joseph-Collins Friday, March 9, at 1:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm.  

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We Value Family

The Weekend of November 4-6, 2016 was like none other; the South-Central Conference Family Life Department had its’ first “We Value Family” weekend in the Natchez/Fayette Mississippi Church District. Pastor Marcus McIntyre and First Lady, Mishiki McIntyre welcomed us with open arms. During the weekend, we conducted workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions for the members and community. The Sabbath service was outstanding with great music, food and fellowship. Sunday morning started out bright and early with the whole church engulfed Fayette, Mississippi as we launched the “We Value Family, fall festival.” It was so moving to observe everyone from the youngest to the oldest collaborating to make the festival a success. And a success it was, we passed out Steps to Christ and invites to the evangelistic meeting as cars and pedestrians passed, Pastor spoke in the town square about family and the love of Jesus, some city officials from the police and fire departments came and shared in games, hot dogs, and community camaraderie. One of the city sorority members came and we prayed for the whole city. God blessed “We Value Family” above and beyond all that we could ask or think. -D. Renee' Mobley, Ph.D., South Central director of family life ministries

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