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SPOTLIGHT ON A YOUTH DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE UNIFORMED GROUPS What is the Uniformed Groups Committee (UGC)?

Why Have A Uniform Group At My Church?

The UGC is the committee which oversees the activities of the uniform groups within the Jamaica Baptist Union. It seeks to be a direct link between uniform groups and their respective organizations We also seek to implement programmes for Baptist Uniform Groups that will encourage Christian values among members and pass on to them life skills as well as leadership and personal development skills.

A lot of our youth in Jamaica are finding themselves in the wrong

If you need more information or assistance in forming a Uniform Group at your church you can contact :Alando Lawrence 898-5063

activities and the uniform groups provides an avenue through

JBUYD Theme 2013—2015: Living by faith: Believing, Reaching & Rejoicing

which they can socialize and interact in a programme in which they will learn Christian principles and discipline.

Volume 9 Issue 1

Nov. 2013 - Feb 2014

What types of Groups Are there? The main type of Uniform Group that is in our Baptist Churches is the Brigaders. This is due to the fact that these uniform groups seek to instill discipline while emphasizing Christian principles. There are also Scouts, Girl Guides and Red Cross in our Baptist Churches in which leaders use innovative ways to bring across the emphasis of true Christian living.

landolawrence@outlook.com

We want to hear from you. Send us your views and queries. Write to Impact c/o Jamaica Baptist Union, 2B Washington Boulevard, Kingston 20. E-mail: jbuyouth@gmail.com. Telephone: 969-2223, 969-9835, 931-9225, 969-6268 Fax: 924-6296

April 12 - Camps Personnel Retreat Pt. I May 04 – BWA Sunday 10 – Camps Personnel Retreat Pt. II June 07 – Camps Personnel Retreat Pt. III 08 – BWA Youth Day of Prayer 22 – CBF Fellowship Sunday July 07-12 – Intermediate Camp 14-19 – Junior Camp 23-27 – 10th Caribbean Baptist Youth Festival, Dominica July/August 28-02 – Youth Camp

WHAT TO EXPECT IN DOMINICA

Special points of interest:  JBUYD Objectives for the 2013-2015 term

Like the Festivals of the past, there will be many activities which will unite us as a Caribbean body, strengthen us spiritually and endow us for effective service.

 Know Your History

This year’s Festival will convene under the theme “Youth on F.I.R.E –Fully Ignited, Radically Engaged” in the host countr y Dominica.

Inside this issue: 2013 National Youth Conference and Rally Sports at Rally

2

What is the CBF Youth Festival?

3

JBU Youth Department 3 Spotlight on the UGC

4

Mark This Date

4

The Caribbean Baptist Fellowship (CBF) parent body of the Caribbean Baptist Youth Fellowship (CBYF), established the youth festival for the purpose of unifying Caribbean Youth Fellowship and Development. Special features at this conference include an island wide mission opportunity with Samaritans The CBYF aims to: Feet and a Road March. 1. to present the gospel of Jesus Christ as the only tool which can hook an un-churched Talents from across the Caribbean will be on display as groups from the various islands will use youth to experience the greatest love of all. the arts in worship. 2. to inform and educate youth and youth Come and be a part of the Caribbean leaders on critical issues affecting Caribbean Youth on FIRE! young people via seminars and work-shops. 3.

CAMPS 2014

Need to know more about the JBUYD? Visit our website. The site is home to IMPACT and provides a hub for the exchange of information among youth of the JBUYD. The JBUYD Website: http://youth.jbu.org.jm/. Page 4

Family groups will facilitate cross-cultural exchanges as we meet to pray and fellowship together daily. We will be spiritually fed in our Bible Study hour and dynamic presenters will facilitate the exploration of various aspects of the Christian journey including evangelism, relationships and ministry.

4.

to engage a diverse Caribbean cultural talent expo through the outlet of music and entertainment.

How do I register? We would not want you to miss out but you

to extend the CBF beyond the fellowship to need to act now! engage in street missions, orphanages, youth Visit our website http://youth.jbu.org.jm and correctional recovery facilities and shelters. The travel package from Jamaica includes overnight visits to three Caribbean islands! You will have a day to tour the respective country. Page 1

download an application form. Complete the form and send it to the JBU office or email it to jbuyouth@gmail.com.


NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE & RALLY 2013 The 29th National Youth Conference was

inclement weather in the earlier part of the

held at Nutshell Conference Centre in

morning led to the cancelation of our march

Duncans, Trelawny from November 21-22,

that was scheduled to take place through the

2013. This year saw us back to the

town of Ocho Rios. We thus started with the

Nutshell conference centre for our opening

worship under the sub theme, “Living out the

celebrations under the theme, “Blessed and

Name: Peace Bearers”. The message was

Branded: We’re Children of God”. The preacher was Rev

delivered by Rev. Sheldon Ashman who charged us that we have

Michael Campbell, pastor of the Grateful Hill Circuit of Baptist

the assurance and authority of Christ to live actively as peace

churches in St. Ann. It was a timely message for youth who

bearers. The sermon was followed by the installation of the JBUYD

were encouraged to represent Christ wherever they are and

New Executive Committee.

wherever they go. The worship experience included dub poetry by Raphael Walker and the ministry of the Joe Hut Youth Group, with song, “Will you be Ready”. On Friday we started the morning with duo devotion which

Below: Rev. Sheldon Ashman with the performing arts in the form of charging us to be peace chorale speaking junior, chorale singing bearers. senior and dance. The regular featured

The competition got off to a start

allowed for a time of sharing, reflecting and praying. After a

activity,

brief orientation by our chairman Derri-Ann Palmer we were

between. As is customary Zone 2

led into part 1 of the business session of the conference. The

captured the first places in the three

chairman made an interesting presentation highlighting the

categories of the performing arts but

achievements, challenges and reasons to praise God as there

was outwit by zone 3 in the Bible Quiz,

were more positive activities than negative events.

a coveted title they held for many

Above Professor, Dr. Michael Taylor Presenting on Youth Ministry.

Youth Rally 2013 will go down in history as the first year that outdoor sporting activities were added to list of Rally competitions. Here are a few shots of the momentous events.

bible

quiz

was done in

The conferees partook in the

years. It was also a wind of change to

general session centred on

see zone 1 being placed 2nd in the

the topic Youth Ministry

dance after many years of being inactive.

JBU YOUTH DEPARTMENT 2013-2015

presented by Professor, Dr.

The newly added dimension to rally was sports in particularly

Michael Taylor. The session

football and a few track and field events. This certainly garnered

was very interactive and left

the support of more male presence and the younger age groups.

conferees fired up to go and

During the presentation ceremony, the JBUYD felt it was fitting to

restart junior fellowships,

honour one of our stalwarts, Arlene Henry. It took her by surprise.

Theme: Living by Faith: Believing, Reaching and Rejoicing “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

youth fellowships or even

She is an efficient, proactive and meticulous servant who has given

JBU YOUTH DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – 2013-2015

individuals getting involved

eleven excellent years of service to the YD. This brought down the

again in youth ministry.

curtains of rally 2013.

There were also gender

Praise be to God for guiding us through another term and we

sessions with the female session conducted by Mrs Monica

look forward to all God will do through the youth of the Jamaica

Tucker and Mrs Marlene Davidson, while the males were

Baptist Union in the years to come.

addressed by Mr Al Bailey. Part 2 of the business meeting saw us ending the two year term of the executive body and a new one being elected for two years 2013-2015 which will be led by Donna-Lee Minott chair- elect. In this session we discussed, with much anticipation, the way forward for the Youth Department. The sound of rain greeted us as we Saturday morning as we

To the right Conferees search the Scripture.

got ready and board the bus to Ocho Rios for Rally. The I Wondering how you can stay up-to-date with JBUYD matters? It’s simple. Become a fan of our facebook page go to http://www.facebook.com/jbuyouth Page 2

CHAIRMAN Immediate Past Chairman Vice Chair (Youth Fellowships) Vice Chair (Students’ Affairs) Vice Chair (Young Adult Fellowships) Vice Chair (Uniform Groups) Secretary Asst. Secretary Treasurer

Donna-Lee Minott Derri-Ann Palmer Bethloy Brown Erica Wynter Kiesha-Ann Shaw Alando Lawrence Danneille Townsend Christina Howell Natalie Bender

Hanover Westmoreland St. Thomas Portland

Kerry-Ann Sommerville Micheal Hudson Dorraine Harrison-Cousins Warren Thompson

Commission Chairs Sports Discipleship Camps Cultural

Calment Kerr Anna-Kaye Mighty Judith Johnson-Grant Orane Shaw

Parish Presidents Kingston and St. Andrew St. Catherine Clarendon St. Elizabeth and Manchester St. Mary St. Ann Trelawny St. James

Larrinston Richards Nerece Wilson Natoya Anderson Niokie Ledgister Charnelle Condappa Nickoy Brown Vanesa Burnett Marlon Gordon

Members at Large Peart Rose Lance Fisher

Venesa Harriot-Trail Stephen Wildes

Ex-officio Programmes Coordinator, JBU Assoc. Gen. Sec. Youth & Training

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Arlene Henry Merlyn Hyde-Riley


NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE & RALLY 2013 The 29th National Youth Conference was

inclement weather in the earlier part of the

held at Nutshell Conference Centre in

morning led to the cancelation of our march

Duncans, Trelawny from November 21-22,

that was scheduled to take place through the

2013. This year saw us back to the

town of Ocho Rios. We thus started with the

Nutshell conference centre for our opening

worship under the sub theme, “Living out the

celebrations under the theme, “Blessed and

Name: Peace Bearers”. The message was

Branded: We’re Children of God”. The preacher was Rev

delivered by Rev. Sheldon Ashman who charged us that we have

Michael Campbell, pastor of the Grateful Hill Circuit of Baptist

the assurance and authority of Christ to live actively as peace

churches in St. Ann. It was a timely message for youth who

bearers. The sermon was followed by the installation of the JBUYD

were encouraged to represent Christ wherever they are and

New Executive Committee.

wherever they go. The worship experience included dub poetry by Raphael Walker and the ministry of the Joe Hut Youth Group, with song, “Will you be Ready”. On Friday we started the morning with duo devotion which

Below: Rev. Sheldon Ashman with the performing arts in the form of charging us to be peace chorale speaking junior, chorale singing bearers. senior and dance. The regular featured

The competition got off to a start

allowed for a time of sharing, reflecting and praying. After a

activity,

brief orientation by our chairman Derri-Ann Palmer we were

between. As is customary Zone 2

led into part 1 of the business session of the conference. The

captured the first places in the three

chairman made an interesting presentation highlighting the

categories of the performing arts but

achievements, challenges and reasons to praise God as there

was outwit by zone 3 in the Bible Quiz,

were more positive activities than negative events.

a coveted title they held for many

Above Professor, Dr. Michael Taylor Presenting on Youth Ministry.

Youth Rally 2013 will go down in history as the first year that outdoor sporting activities were added to list of Rally competitions. Here are a few shots of the momentous events.

bible

quiz

was done in

The conferees partook in the

years. It was also a wind of change to

general session centred on

see zone 1 being placed 2nd in the

the topic Youth Ministry

dance after many years of being inactive.

JBU YOUTH DEPARTMENT 2013-2015

presented by Professor, Dr.

The newly added dimension to rally was sports in particularly

Michael Taylor. The session

football and a few track and field events. This certainly garnered

was very interactive and left

the support of more male presence and the younger age groups.

conferees fired up to go and

During the presentation ceremony, the JBUYD felt it was fitting to

restart junior fellowships,

honour one of our stalwarts, Arlene Henry. It took her by surprise.

Theme: Living by Faith: Believing, Reaching and Rejoicing “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

youth fellowships or even

She is an efficient, proactive and meticulous servant who has given

JBU YOUTH DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – 2013-2015

individuals getting involved

eleven excellent years of service to the YD. This brought down the

again in youth ministry.

curtains of rally 2013.

There were also gender

Praise be to God for guiding us through another term and we

sessions with the female session conducted by Mrs Monica

look forward to all God will do through the youth of the Jamaica

Tucker and Mrs Marlene Davidson, while the males were

Baptist Union in the years to come.

addressed by Mr Al Bailey. Part 2 of the business meeting saw us ending the two year term of the executive body and a new one being elected for two years 2013-2015 which will be led by Donna-Lee Minott chair- elect. In this session we discussed, with much anticipation, the way forward for the Youth Department. The sound of rain greeted us as we Saturday morning as we

To the right Conferees search the Scripture.

got ready and board the bus to Ocho Rios for Rally. The I Wondering how you can stay up-to-date with JBUYD matters? It’s simple. Become a fan of our facebook page go to http://www.facebook.com/jbuyouth Page 2

CHAIRMAN Immediate Past Chairman Vice Chair (Youth Fellowships) Vice Chair (Students’ Affairs) Vice Chair (Young Adult Fellowships) Vice Chair (Uniform Groups) Secretary Asst. Secretary Treasurer

Donna-Lee Minott Derri-Ann Palmer Bethloy Brown Erica Wynter Kiesha-Ann Shaw Alando Lawrence Danneille Townsend Christina Howell Natalie Bender

Hanover Westmoreland St. Thomas Portland

Kerry-Ann Sommerville Micheal Hudson Dorraine Harrison-Cousins Warren Thompson

Commission Chairs Sports Discipleship Camps Cultural

Calment Kerr Anna-Kaye Mighty Judith Johnson-Grant Orane Shaw

Parish Presidents Kingston and St. Andrew St. Catherine Clarendon St. Elizabeth and Manchester St. Mary St. Ann Trelawny St. James

Larrinston Richards Nerece Wilson Natoya Anderson Niokie Ledgister Charnelle Condappa Nickoy Brown Vanesa Burnett Marlon Gordon

Members at Large Peart Rose Lance Fisher

Venesa Harriot-Trail Stephen Wildes

Ex-officio Programmes Coordinator, JBU Assoc. Gen. Sec. Youth & Training

Page 3

Arlene Henry Merlyn Hyde-Riley


SPOTLIGHT ON A YOUTH DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE UNIFORMED GROUPS What is the Uniformed Groups Committee (UGC)?

Why Have A Uniform Group At My Church?

The UGC is the committee which oversees the activities of the uniform groups within the Jamaica Baptist Union. It seeks to be a direct link between uniform groups and their respective organizations We also seek to implement programmes for Baptist Uniform Groups that will encourage Christian values among members and pass on to them life skills as well as leadership and personal development skills.

A lot of our youth in Jamaica are finding themselves in the wrong

If you need more information or assistance in forming a Uniform Group at your church you can contact :Alando Lawrence 898-5063

activities and the uniform groups provides an avenue through

JBUYD Theme 2013—2015: Living by faith: Believing, Reaching & Rejoicing

which they can socialize and interact in a programme in which they will learn Christian principles and discipline.

Volume 9 Issue 1

Nov. 2013 - Feb 2014

What types of Groups Are there? The main type of Uniform Group that is in our Baptist Churches is the Brigaders. This is due to the fact that these uniform groups seek to instill discipline while emphasizing Christian principles. There are also Scouts, Girl Guides and Red Cross in our Baptist Churches in which leaders use innovative ways to bring across the emphasis of true Christian living.

landolawrence@outlook.com

We want to hear from you. Send us your views and queries. Write to Impact c/o Jamaica Baptist Union, 2B Washington Boulevard, Kingston 20. E-mail: jbuyouth@gmail.com. Telephone: 969-2223, 969-9835, 931-9225, 969-6268 Fax: 924-6296

April 12 - Camps Personnel Retreat Pt. I May 04 – BWA Sunday 10 – Camps Personnel Retreat Pt. II June 07 – Camps Personnel Retreat Pt. III 08 – BWA Youth Day of Prayer 22 – CBF Fellowship Sunday July 07-12 – Intermediate Camp 14-19 – Junior Camp 23-27 – 10th Caribbean Baptist Youth Festival, Dominica July/August 28-02 – Youth Camp

WHAT TO EXPECT IN DOMINICA

Special points of interest:  JBUYD Objectives for the 2013-2015 term

Like the Festivals of the past, there will be many activities which will unite us as a Caribbean body, strengthen us spiritually and endow us for effective service.

 Know Your History

This year’s Festival will convene under the theme “Youth on F.I.R.E –Fully Ignited, Radically Engaged” in the host countr y Dominica.

Inside this issue: 2013 National Youth Conference and Rally Sports at Rally

2

What is the CBF Youth Festival?

3

JBU Youth Department 3 Spotlight on the UGC

4

Mark This Date

4

The Caribbean Baptist Fellowship (CBF) parent body of the Caribbean Baptist Youth Fellowship (CBYF), established the youth festival for the purpose of unifying Caribbean Youth Fellowship and Development. Special features at this conference include an island wide mission opportunity with Samaritans The CBYF aims to: Feet and a Road March. 1. to present the gospel of Jesus Christ as the only tool which can hook an un-churched Talents from across the Caribbean will be on display as groups from the various islands will use youth to experience the greatest love of all. the arts in worship. 2. to inform and educate youth and youth Come and be a part of the Caribbean leaders on critical issues affecting Caribbean Youth on FIRE! young people via seminars and work-shops. 3.

CAMPS 2014

Need to know more about the JBUYD? Visit our website. The site is home to IMPACT and provides a hub for the exchange of information among youth of the JBUYD. The JBUYD Website: http://youth.jbu.org.jm/. Page 4

Family groups will facilitate cross-cultural exchanges as we meet to pray and fellowship together daily. We will be spiritually fed in our Bible Study hour and dynamic presenters will facilitate the exploration of various aspects of the Christian journey including evangelism, relationships and ministry.

4.

to engage a diverse Caribbean cultural talent expo through the outlet of music and entertainment.

How do I register? We would not want you to miss out but you

to extend the CBF beyond the fellowship to need to act now! engage in street missions, orphanages, youth Visit our website http://youth.jbu.org.jm and correctional recovery facilities and shelters. The travel package from Jamaica includes overnight visits to three Caribbean islands! You will have a day to tour the respective country. Page 1

download an application form. Complete the form and send it to the JBU office or email it to jbuyouth@gmail.com.

IMPACT Feb 2014  

Newsletter of the Jamaica Baptist Union Youth Department

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