Berkshire Christian College Board of Trustees at Riverside AC Church
The month of November is always busy with Thanksgiving celebrations and the beginning of Christmas season preparations. We as Advent Christians have much to be thankful for this year, looking back and seeing God’s hand on our denomination and the work that has been done. We are also blessed to have our associate partners working alongside us, and we should be both thankful and supportive of the work they do providing for the ministry of God’s people.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Bertin N. Mwanya reports:
Baby Dedication at El Shaddai Advent Christian Church
This past Sunday, November 12, 2017, Bertin Mwanya, pastor at El Shaddai Advent Christian Church, dedicated baby Marie José Bunda, daughter of Stephane Bunda and Tantine Mbuyu. The baby, Josephine Bunda, was born on October 4, 2017. Their doctor ordered that the baby be kept within the house for one month before she is carried out of the home. This is why the dedication service was somewhat late. Bertin read and expanded the scriptures on Psalms 139:16 and Luke 18:15-18. The emphasis was made on the fact that the child is a gift from God, who sees the child as an important being on equal footing as the adult. Additionally, the existence of any being is determined by God well before it is in the womb of the mother. Babies are dedicated to the Lord with prayer that the child will actively seek the face of God by being a servant committed to him, and to one day be a leader in the church. It is also the duty of the parents to be involved in the welfare of the child to create a bright future for the child. Hence, the church, the family and the school are all agents in upbringing the child in the good way, though the primary duty comes to the church and the family. Some presents have been given by the congregation, including laundry soaps, baby clothes and perfume. The dedication ended up in a big celebration with singing and dancing.
ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE ANNUAL MEETING
The annual delegate meeting of the Advent Christian Village, Inc., will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in the Bixler Memorial Chapel, Dowling Park, Florida. Each conference that is a member of the Advent Christian General Conference is a member of the corporation and entitled to one delegate for each one hundred members or major fractional part.
Conferences are invited to send delegates to this meeting. Each delegate should present duly authorized credentials from the appointing conference.
Offerings/Gifts Collected from Advent Church in the Sozhinganallur Area, Distributed in Bihar
News from Asia/Pacific
INDIA | Advent Christian Conference of India, Bihar
Pastor Paul Sundar Raj, leader of the team in Khagaria, Bihar, reports as follows …
Annual Fasting and Prayer
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. By the grace of God, we are doing well in our ministry with a vision in Bihar ministry field. God Almighty is always with us, so we are heading forward to extend his mightiest kingdom.
Resource Center: 52 Inspiring Christian Biographies for Kids
“Everyone a Child Should Know” by Clare Heath-Whyte is a delightful book for kids filled with Christian biographies. Kids in church probably know many Biblical figures, but what about all the faithful servants on this earth in the last few hundred years? Children need to read and hear about devoted Christians so that they will be encouraged and inspired in their own walks with Jesus.