PHILIPPINE ADVENT CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE INC. (PACCI)
PACCI held its first Annual General Assembly after changing its government recognition from being a “Corporation Sole” back to a “Religious Corporation” on May 22 – 25, 2018 at Camp Moriah, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Representatives from the ordained ministers, ministerial license holders, delegates from local churches and the partner institutions were in attendance. We were blessed as the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches’ (PCEC) representative Bishop Genesis Udang was present with us.
Conference leadership believes that through a unified effort, we can effectively make a difference, not only in the community, but in the world as a whole. Thus, the theme for this year’s meeting was “Working Together towards the Common Goal.”
INDIA – ADVENT CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE OF INDIA
Vacation Bible School
The Advent Christian Conference of India’s church at Guindy, next door to the Yesuway Jeevan Mission Compound, held its VBS the last week of April. One hundred and fifty children attended. Fifteen teachers and 25 volunteers were on hand to teach and assist the children and to prepare meals and snacks for them. The lessons were based on the topic “REJOICE!”.
The Ashland Advent Christian Church celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The church was decorated and congregants gathered wearing yellow, orange and red. The colors were used to bring to mind the flames that accompanied the Spirit’s coming to the church in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago. Pastor Bill Harris reminded the people of the gifts the Spirit gave to individuals to empower each one to go make disciples. Local townspeople were surprised to see all of the people leave the church together at the end of the service and gather on the front lawn. The release of balloons to symbolize a commitment to spread the gospel message made us truly look like Advent Christians as we looked to the eastern sky watching them blow away. Even so, come Lord Jesus!
CLIFTON FORGE, VA.
Mother’s Day at Lone Star Advent Christian Church
Bonnie Nicely reports:
The ladies and children decorated hats for a Penny Crusade fundraiser project. The children’s winner was Kerry Harris, and the ladies’ winning design was a hat decorated in honor of Mrs. Josephine White. Pastor Don Young and the deacons and elders modeled the hats. The church raised $850 by having people vote for their favorite hat. This was a fun project enjoyed by all!
On Friday, May 11, the Fellowship Church WHFMS sponsored a Mother-Daughter Girls’ Night Out event. The event theme was “Timeless Women” and many ladies arrived wearing their little black dresses, pearls and red lipstick! Palma Neal was the keynote speaker of the program, highlighting timeless women of the Bible and how spending time with Jesus is the most timeless and important thing of all. This year’s event was organized by sisters Emily Hewitt and Anna White and raised $283 in donations for Penny Crusade.