Schedule of events and speakers for November 2011 London Seventh-day Adventist Church 805 Shelborne Street, London, ON Date Speaker/Facilitator
Youth Revival: Revolution is Now!
Youth Revival: Sound of Victory.
Man down: your call to duty!
Sanctuary, Grace & Eden
Two gardens: Sin & Salvation
Jesus’ Saving Presence
Lamb of God provide our needs
Cameron Munro Our Salvation in Mediator’s hands
Mission 316—Universe next door
Home to Eden—final stretch
Who’s behind World powers?
DON’T MISS IT!
Being a Growing church today
Could Israel hold the Key?
Tickets for this will be $5.00 per person children/youth 15 and under are free.
Does Bible predict dates?
Where are Today’s Prophets?
Dinner before the film will be served at 5:30 pm Movie and dinner option will be $10.00 per person children/youth 15 and under will be $3.00 for the dinner.
What is Apocalypse really about?
Is Armageddon World War III?
Is there a place for Hell in eternity?
Over 120 people attended the showing of this documentary film in September and October, and more are interested in learning this warning. The Health Department will be organizing another viewing Monday, December 4.
Changed by beholding Grace
The promise of coming Judgment
For more info contact Gord & Kathy Rayner 519-472-6066 email@example.com This Newsletter is produced by the Communication department of the London Seventh-day Adventist Church
11 am 7 pm
Showing December 4
Seventh-day Adventist Prime Minister of Jamaica Outgoing Prime Minister Bruce Golding speaks with his successor, Andrew Holness, during October 23rd swearing-in ceremony at King's House in St Andrew, Jamaica. A former government education minister, the 39-year-old Holness is the youngest person to ever hold the high office. He was sworn to the high office by another fellow Adventist, pastor, former Union President, sir Patrick Allen, the Governor general since 2009. Seventh-day Adventists make up the second largest denomination in Jamaica—about 11% of the population. In a ceremony at King‟s House on Sunday afternoon, the new prime minister did not swear on the bible as is the custom because of his faith. Rather, as is allowed under the constitution, Holness „declared and affirmed” due allegiance to Jamaica and his intention to carry out his duties as Prime Minister of Jamaica. At his inaugural address, he said: "I love the poor but I hate poverty." Holness vowed to
"conscientiously and impartially" serve all Jamaicans during an hourlong speech and pledged to ease the island's poverty by increasing access to education, creating meaningful jobs and ending "garrison politics," a reference to populist alliances with gang leaders in vote-rich slums. "Jamaica is yearning, crying out, for a new politics to emerge," Holness said to applause. "Criminals must never be seen by the community as protectors." "I take responsibility for the direction of the country" declared Holness in his first address.
Brief Report from the Annual Council of the World Church On October 7-12 more than 200 members of the General Conference Executive Committee, representing all regions of world wide church, the highest ruling body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, were gathered in Silver Spring, Maryland to hear reports, vote changes in policy, and to approve the church's world budget for 2013. Among agenda items was forming the new Greater Middle East Union Mission, which will be led by former undersecretary Homer Trecartin. This region was overseen by the Trans-European Church before. The current change places priority on developing Gospel work in the Muslim section of 10x40 window. Guam-Micronesia Mission, an administrative region comprising islands in the western Pacific Ocean, will now report to the denomination's North American Division, moving oversight of the region from the church's Southern Asia-Pacific Division, which is based in the Philippines. Southern Asia-Pacific takes oversight of Pakistan in a territorial realignment. Northeast Brazil Union, home to almost 340,000 Adventists and a growing network of churches and church-run schools, was multiplied into two fields -- the Northeast Brazil Union and East Brazil Union. Membership there has more than doubled since the union was established in 1996. Currently we add over 3000 members monthly. Leadership also is urging the world church's divisions to carefully audit membership rolls and remove the names of those no longer active in the movement. The call for greater scrutiny of membership statistics reflects a desire for accuracy and transparency. G. T. Ng, Adventist
Church executive secretary, told delegates "The numbers game is not about numbers. It's about people -- souls that are lost twice” and it‟s about honesty. Artur Stele, the director of the Biblical Research Institute, presented the timeline for the process to examine ordination and its implications for church practices. At the last General Conference in Atlanta, 2010 we admitted to not having a theology of ordination, and hence the practice must be studied to be Biblical and not based on tradition. The final report should be made ready for October 2014. Meanwhile, the request by North American, Australian and European churches for a variance in policies on leadership practices was not approved. A request to allow commissioned ministers (those who have not been formally ordained, simply put women) to serve as conference presidents in certain parts of the world, sparked more than six hours of debate October 11. Dan Jackson, president of church in North America, said, "We believe the position of a president of a conference should be open to treasurers, to finance officers, to secretaries who are not ordained, to those who carry a commissioned minister's credential, but are not on an ordination track, including women...This is not a request for women's ordination. ... We are talking about governance and leadership." Bertil Wiklander, Trans-European president, voiced similar variance: "We need your help to allow all our members in outreach. Opening doors for women in leadership would strengthen growth of the church in Europe," he said, noting the Adventist Church "in the Trans-European Division
faces an extraordinary mission challenge where people are extremely resistant to the gospel and joining a church is an exception rather than the norm in these countries." Together with the former church president Jan Paulsen the most passionate advocate of change was Dr. Ella Smith Simmons, the first woman elected a general vice president of the Seventhday Adventist world church. In responding to the comments of some African delegates who opposed the motion, she said she was "deeply disturbed and concerned. Are your memories so short that you do not remember when you were oppressed in your own land? And that those who oppressed used the Bible to uphold this oppression?" Simmons added, "We talk about unity. What is this unity? I've heard something described that is not unity, it is uniformity. ... What we are describing is uniformity that is more akin to the bondage that grows out of mind control." In the end, the controversial measure was defeated by a written ballot vote of 167 to 117. To think, the vote of 26 more people would made the difference, opening the door for women into leadership. For the sake of unity the church considers and respects the pace of African, Asian and Latin delegations. The top priority was place on the Urban Evangelism by the President ted Wilson and the New York city was set as the site for the 2013 effort. The call was made to heed the prophetic voice of E.G.White and concentrate the work among the growing urban population around the world.
Last month we started Prayer Initiative, praying for the entire world in one year. In October we prayed for 22 countries, where 366 million, only about 5% of world population live. We do so because we believe that when this gospel of God’s kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) We are passionate to see Christ coming Join our church family and Christians around the
world who are praying for unentered territories, for missionaries, for those persecuted for sharing Jesus. This experience will connect you to the World family in a unique way. Pray that God would direct you not only to learn about, and pray for these countries, but to befriend people in your neighbourhood, as the Universe moves next door. I dare you to participate in our One Year Experiment. The first step is to pray for entire world daily.
Prayer needs & challenges faced by people
practical righteousness during the influx of poorer immigrants into wealthy “paradise”
strong occult influence of pre-Buddhist Bon animism, spiritual liberation from isolation
peace within & around, justice for the poorest Bolivians, mistreated indigenous people
British Indian Ocean
British Virgin Islands
Reconciliation after recent war (1992-95), Muslim majority to be receptive to Gospel Widespread immorality, drunkenness & a breakdown of the traditional family structure
2,000 NONE! Diego Garcia military US/UK base. Original islanders returning from Mauritius. 23,276 1,432 for Christian lifestyles to be in accordance with confession on these wealthy islands
Amazon river tribes of indigenous people, disintegrating through despair and disease
40% of people are of African ancestry, practicing spiritism, the poorest social strata
A change in attitude of urban Brazilians to Mestico & native tribes, unreached groups
53% of population are of European ancestry, for end of corruption and cronyism Favelas-slums of about 20million poverty stricken needy people of Rio de Janeiro
Chinese and Japanese population of Sao Paulo, for work among Buddhists
Urban population of richest elite and servant minority groups. Adventist education work
End deforestation of Amazon basin, unity among Christian churches for revival
16 Brunei 17 Bulgaria
407,045 NONE! Stop Islamization by financial & career inducements, general pressure to convert 7,497,282 7,621 Openness for progress in religious sphere, end of corruption and poverty.
18 Burkina Faso
Disconnect through mass immigration of people for work, rapid urbanization
Healing after genocide of 1975-79, 74% of people are unreached by the Gospel
8,518,862 125,141 End enmity between Tutsi and Hutu, surplus of firearms contributing to violent crimes 19,958,351 107847 Division exists between French & English regions, between Muslims and Christians
21 Cameroon 22
Rapidly declining protestant Christianity in face of secularization, indifference to faith
Catholic in name but superstitious and fetishist in practice. Lack of Creole Bibles.
Pray that the wealth may be used to extend God‟s Kingdom.
End to banditry and chaos, just government for peace, healing for AIDS devastation
Zaghawa and other Muslim tribes unreached by the Gospel, peace and safety
17,134,708 119,784 Work among Mapuche indigenous people, strengthening of Christian churches 7,069,378 4,600 Freedom from Communist Chinese control over churches, outreach to Han Chinese
24 Cape Verde Islands 25 Cayman Islands 26 Central African Republic
29 China, Hong Kong 30 China, Macau
Evangelization of First Nations, outreach to Muslim immigrant people groups
First Christian territory in Asia is becoming non-Christian. Sustainability of churches