The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Caribbean Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is still shaken after a tragic accident left one member dead and seven other church members injured on Jan. 30, 2016.
Marilyn Henry, 62, died after the vehicle she was in careened off the road and overturned in Argyle, near where the International airport is being built, reported Pastor Dermoth Baptiste, president of the church in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A new café opened by Seventh-day Adventist church members in the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas is becoming a hot spot for dozens of people who visit a popular strip mall on the island. The main item on the menu: Prayer.
The Prayer Café, which is located on the third floor of Foster’s Plaza, is a 600-square-foot space open daily. While there, people can sign in, have someone pray for them, and get to write and place their prayer requests into a prayer box.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is disassociating itself from comments made by one of its clergy at the People’s National Party (PNP) mass rally in Half-Way-Tree, in St. Andrew, on Jan. 31, 2016.
Pastor Michael Harvey, who is employed by the church’s flagship education institution Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in the capacity of church pastor and vice president of spiritual affairs, told the large gathering that they should rise up and be counted in his exhortation for them, to vote for the PNP.
Human rights and religious freedom were the focus of a meeting last week between Ganoune Diop, the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s religious liberty leader, and Eruviel Ávila Villegas, governor of Mexico’s most populous state.
The two, along with representatives of the Adventist Church in central Mexico, met on January 22 in Toluca de Lerdo, the state capital, and discussed ways in which Adventists work to improve the quality of life within communities.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Atlantic Caribbean Union, which oversees The Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos, plans to unify its four primary and secondary schools into one school system.
Three of its church schools recently underwent an assessment by the Bainum Family Foundation, a foundation which develops programs that build instructional and organizational capacity in schools to ensure that both students and schools reach their full potential.
When Luis Miguel Acevedo, ADRA director for the Dominican Republic, tied the knot in 2012, he and his bride, Arjoy, had to visit a court to legally register their marriage.
The couple also had to pay the judge a fee, which currently amounts to about US$200, to officiate the wedding. Only then could they head to the local Adventist church for the religious ceremony.
The Board of Trustees of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) recently voted to accept the resignation of its president Dr. Clinton Valley, as he pursues other professional interests.
As Jamaica and its two major political parties prepare for general election which is constitutionally due this year, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is warning political leaders to be more mindful of the effects of what is said about each other on the political campaign trail.
The Teleton Nicaragua Foundation, a well-known NGO which raises funds to help young people with disabilities, asked the Seventh-day Adventist Church to help collect funds in Nicaragua.
The foundation contacted church leaders to coordinate its young people from its pathfinder clubs, master guides and adventurer clubs, for the start of its annual fundraising campaign to benefit those with special needs.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s radio station was granted a national award by the government of the Dominican Republic last month for its positive contributions to health on the island.
The “National Medical Award”, a recognition granted once a year to doctors and institutions who perform positive contributions to society, was the first the church’s Radio Amanecer received for its daily program called “Let’s Restore the Family.”