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Gooooo SEC

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Personal Ministries | 0 comments

Gooooo SEC

PERSONAL MINISTRIES/SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT 2016 The year 2016 was a challenging yet successful year for the Personal Ministries and Sabbath School Departments.  I can concur with the author of Lamentations when he exclaims in chapter 3:22-24, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore, will I hope in him.” The record would show that during the year a total of thirty five...

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Health Fest

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Health Fest

Hundreds of people walked through Troxy Theatre on Sunday 28th August, for the South England Conference’s first free London-wide health expo. With this HealthFest, it was the first time the SEC officially took the unique Seventh-day Adventist health message to the community, under the theme: ‘The best you can be: Body, Mind, Spirit’. Between free health checks and several stations that were set up throughout the hall, offering advice and information ranging from food samples, to 20-minute health lectures, to Zumba dancing exercise classes,...

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A Pastoral Response to Depression

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Family Ministries | 0 comments

A Pastoral Response to Depression

A PASTORAL RESPONSE TO DEPRESSION  Dr Augustus Lawrence Family Ministries Director Depression is an illness that has globally impacted every society regardless of status.  It knows no respecter of persons and has no boundaries.  It is a present reality of our times and every pastor can testify of encountering it at some point in ministry.  Like a pendulum, it swings and crosses from one end to the other causing mental anguish.  Depression can affect a person’s ability to perform routine tasks with perhaps calamitous consequences for...

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Hacksaw Ridge

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Hacksaw Ridge

Evangelism everyone, everywhere – even in the cinema!  [Victor Hulbert. Communication Director, TED and Newbold church member.] What did you give your neighbour this Christmas?  We always give our neighbours Christmas cards.  It helps build bridges within our friendly community.  This year we gave them something more: A copy of FOCUS on peace, hope and pacifism. Why?  Because in a few weeks’ time Mel Gibson’s WWII epic will hit cinema screens across the UK.  My neighbours will be talking about it! Telling the story of the Seventh-day...

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Reflection

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Reflection

WHAT IF? A reflection on the One Life Campaign 2016 By Catherine Anthony Boldeau On Sabbath 17th September, I had the privilege of interviewing the speakers from the One Life Evangelistic Campaign along with Danny Shelton, the founder of 3ABN, who were the main partners of the series along with the South England Conference. The afternoon began with a slow but steady trickling in of the speakers, due to an ongoing battle with the Saturday shoppers and bumper to bumper traffic in London and the congregational attendance was low at the outset of...

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Editorial

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Editorial | 0 comments

Editorial

Editorial A happy New Year to you as you take time to read through the first edition of our new look “SEC COMMUNICATOR.”  We have enlarged the content to cover not only Departmental reports, but also issues and comments relevant to our audience in the South England Conference. In this edition on the cover page, we are delighted to celebrate the recognition of our Health Ministries Director, Dr Chidi Ngwaba, at a national level for his contribution to healthful living and the prevention of life style diseases.  The third-party endorsement of...

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Teens Ministries

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Teens Ministries | 0 comments

Teens Ministries

This year the SEC Teens Department started off with the April Prayer and Faith Conference (PFC).  We had almost 300 teens attend for the weekend which was filled with the spirit of prayer and praise.  The weekend resulted in over 30 young people making a request for baptism and over 40 requests for Bible studies.  Once again we have been blessed and God has shown us that PFC is a life changing experience for our teens and staff members. This year was the first official all England Student Camp, with students joining us from the NEC and some...

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Women Ministries

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Women Ministries | 0 comments

Women Ministries

Women’s Ministries This year the Department has focused its attention in Areas 6 and 7 providing four specific training sessions for Women’s Ministry Leaders during January – July 2016.  The attendance was good and the input given by the women has been incorporated into the Department’s overall strategy. In May 2016 we launched our first Women’s Retreat at the Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon entitled “Women Inspiring Women.”  One hundred and eighty women were in attendance.  At the retreat, we introduced the Woman of Virtue Programme.  A detailed...

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Youth Ministries

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Youth Ministries | 0 comments

Youth Ministries

The SEC Youth Ministries have had an increasing concern about the crisis on our streets and society within our territory here within the South of England. We are being very deliberate in understanding the culture of the streets and the challenges presented within society, taking stock of where, on many levels, our government is failing, but more importantly coming to terms with the real needs of our youth, their environment and the challenges they face. I am pleased to share that we are working alongside two major community organisations in...

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SEC Media

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in SEC Media | 1 comment

SEC Media

2016 has been a very busy year for SECmedia. Along with our annual events, such as Camp Meeting and Global Youth Day, we have been consistently reporting on Departmental as well as local church events and shared these reports on our various social media avenues.  This is a new approach in addition to our standard written articles and we have received excellent feedback from our members. Our Facebook page has increased the engagement with its visitors and is becoming a primary platform for communication. We want our church members to be...

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