Atlantic Caribbean Union

ATCU’s Mid-Year Meetings to be held in Freeport, Grand Bahama

By: Communication Department, ATCU

From May 31, to June 5, 2013, the Atlantic Caribbean will hold its mid-year meetings in Freeport Grand Bahama, in the North Bahamas Conference. According to Pastor Peter Kerr, executive secretary of ATCU, this will be the first time that the mid-year meetings will be held in another field outside of the union’s headquarters. Read More...

NOTICE: North Bahamas Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that the Fourth Regular (Second Quadrennial) Session of the North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene from June 1–3, 2013 at the Freeport Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gambier and Beachway Drives.

Registration for the session is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday May 31, 2013 at the Conference Office. The purpose of the session is to elect officers, departmental directors, and members of the executive committee for the ensuing quadrennial term, and to transact such business as may properly come before the session.

Henry R. Moncur, Executive Secretary, North Bahamas Conference.

Former Union Secretary and University President Passes

Pastor Kenneth G. Vaz, a former Executive Secretary of West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and also former president of West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University) passed away recently at his home in Jamaica. Dr. Vaz is also remembered as a passionate preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a competent Biblical scholar, and an unflinching apologist of the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Many of the ministers, who presently serve in ATCU, sat at his feet during the many courses he taught at the university, particularly in the area of Old Testament Studies. Pastor Johnson, president of ATCU, noted that “again another solider has passed.” He reminisces that Dr. Vaz was a friend, scholar and child of God. “We in the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) mourn his passing and extend condolences to his family and wider family of the Jamaica Union (JAMU).” The Bible, the source of his teaching and preaching, says, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away” (1 Peter 5:4, NIV).

Former Union Publishing Director Passes Away

By: Andrew Burrows

Pastor Milton Mahabee, who once served as the publishing director of the former West Indies Union, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2013.

We, in the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU), remember his many visits to this territory and the many seminars conducted, particularly in the area of the publishing ministry. Known for his effervescent personality, Pastor Mahabee was passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through the avenue of the printed word.

Dr. Leonard A. Johnson, ATCU president, along with fellow administrators, departmental directors, office staff, and the officers and members of the four fields within ATCU, extend condolences to Pastor Mahabee’s wife, Sister Linda Mahabee, his son, Daniel, his daughter, Mellisa, other family members, and the family of the Jamaica Union. Special expressions of sympathy are also offered by Pastor Peter Kerr, publishing director of ATCU, and all the publishing directors of ATCU. Our prayer is that the love and comfort of God be felt by all as we await the promise of the Blessed Hope.

A thanksgiving service for the life and ministry of Pastor Mahabee will be held at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville, Jamaica on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

Adventist Youth Invited to “Be the Sermon”

By: Andrew Burrows, ATCU

On Sabbath, March 16, 2013, Adventist youth from around the world will not be listening to any sermons in church that morning. Instead, they are being invited to “Be the Sermon” as throughout the Adventist world church, this day is celebrated as Global Youth Day.

Let Us Honor the Heroes of God

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NBC Worships Together in Convention 2013

By: NBC Communication Department/ATCU


Using the theme coined by the North Bahamas Conference (NBC) for 2013, “Transformed by His Grace,” convention for the Abaco district began on Friday, January 11 as members and visitors converged at the Marsh Harbour SDA Church for an evening of praise and preaching. After greetings from the conference’s administration, Pastor Laurent S. Grosvenor, guest speaker for the weekend, delivered a discourse based on Nehemiah chapter 6. Read More...

ATCU Begins Year of the Laity with Training

By: Communication Department/Andrew Burrows

The dawn of 2013 ushered in the Year of the Laity, a program of the Inter-American Division (IAD) that was officially voted and introduced during the Division’s year-end committee meetings held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in October 2012. Read More...

ATCU Extends Condolences on the Passing of Albert Henriques

The Atlantic Caribbean Union extends condolences to Shirlene Henriques and family and the entire membership of the Cayman Islands Conference on the passing of Albert Henriques, Sis. Henriques' husband. We offer our words of comfort and hope to Sis Shirlene, an important part of the family at ATCU. The funeral service for Albert Hendriques will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. , at the George Town SDA Church in Grand Cayman. “When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalms 94:19).

A New Beginning

In just a few days, God willing, we would witness the beginning of a brand new year, 2013, marking the opportunity for a fresh start. For this reason, there is much excitement in anticipation of welcoming the New Year. Read More...

ATCU Offers Condolences to the Family of Percival “Will” Jackson

By: Andrew Burrows/Communication Department

The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) extends condolences to the family of Percival “Will” Jackson and to the membership of the Cayman Islands Conference. Read More...

ATCU Pathfinders Participate in Remembrance Day Ceremonies

By: Communication Department

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Countries in the British Commonwealth celebrated Remembrance Day on November 11, 2012. During this day, the servicemen and women who lost their lives during World Wars I and II are remembered for their sacrifice. The three countries that comprise the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) namely, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands each held various ceremonies in their respective countries.

ATCU Executive Committee Vote Plans for Year of the Laity

By: Communication Department

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The Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission (ATCU) held its annual year-end meetings at the union’s headquarters on Gladstone Road, New Providence during November 6 – 7, 2012.

ACUM Church Boards Participate in IAD Year-end Meeting

By: Communication Department

Sabbath afternoon, October 27, 2012, was an historic moment for the Inter-American Division (IAD) as it opened a session of its year-end committee meetings to all church boards within the Inter-American Division, including the churches within the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM). Read More...

ACUM Launches Love In Action

By: Communication Department

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Each year, during October, the Adventist World Church launches its annual ingathering campaign. While some fields have recently concluded evangelistic crusades and other crusades are still underway, all of the territories within the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) have embraced this opportunity to approach family members, friends, and the community to ask that they assist those in need.

ACUM To Hold Year-end Meetings

By: Communication Department

On Wednesday, October 17, the Adventist World Church concluded its annual Fall Council or Committee Meetings. This past weekend, October 27, the Inter-American Division began its year- end meetings in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Read More...

ACUM Attends General Conference’s Fall Council

By: Communication Department

From October 11 to 17, 2012, the Seventh-day Adventist world church held its fall annual council at the church’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The main committee meetings addressed policy items and received reports from various departments and divisions, including an update from the “Theology of Ordination Study Committee” and a comprehensive report on the 10-40 window which reflected the need for ongoing mission offerings and prayer for these un-entered territories.

Carlos Cima, Vice-President of Finance at UNADECA Visits ACUM

By: Communication Department

During the weekend of October 5th and 6th, Elder Carlos Cima, Vice-President of Finance at UNADECA (Adventist University of Central America), visited the ACUM territory, and in particular the South Bahamas Conference.

ACUM Trains Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

By: Communication Department

The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) conducted a training seminar for all executive secretaries, associate secretaries, and administrative assistants in the secretariat on Thursday, September 20, 2012, to familiarize them with the new website created by the Inter-American Division secretariat. Read More...

ACUM Representatives Attend Technology Workshop

By Tonia Palmer

The Inter-American Division (IAD) SunPlus Connectivity and Technology Workshop was held during September 2-10, 2012, in Santo Domingo and hosted by the Dominican Republic Union.

ACUM Remains Focused On Evangelism

By Andrew Burrows

On Sabbath afternoon, September 8, 2012, Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) asserted that the Adventist church in the Atlantic Caribbean region is focused on evangelism.

ACUM Welcomes Dr. Jaime Castrejon, president of IATS

By Andrew Burrows

On Monday, September 10, 2012, Dr. Jaime Castrejon, president of the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (IATS), will address field leaders and pastors of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) on the plans, programs, and policies of IATS. Read More...

ACUM Participates in IAD’s Chaplaincy Certification

By: Communication Department

“Chaplain... Look at the Heart” was the theme for the first Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Certification of Chaplains held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Read More...

Thank you message from Pastor E. Bryan Tinker, President of the North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

I wish to embrace this opportunity on behalf of my immediate family, Jason and Brittany, my in-laws: Elder and Sister Neville Miller, Elder and Sister Rick Sands, our wider family members, and on my own behalf, to express heartfelt gratitude to the family of the entire Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission and beyond, Read More...

ACUM Offers Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Basil Reid

The Atlantic Caribbean Union expresses condolences and sympathies to the family of Pastor Basil Reid, a former president of the West Jamaica Conference and former departmental director of the previous West Indies Union Conference. Read More...

Sister Alice Tinker Laid to Rest

On Sunday, July 22, 2012, Sister Alice Yvette Tinker, who made an indelible mark on the Adventist Church in the North Bahamas Conference was laid to rest. Read More...

ASI Inter-America Convention 2012 Takes Place in Guatemala

By Communication Department, ACUM

Under the theme “That the World May Know,” the Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) Inter-America Convention 2012 will be held in Antigua, Guatemala during August 15-18, 2012.. Hundreds of delegates from the twenty-one unions within the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD), including the Atlantic Caribbean Union, are expected to participate.

ACUM's President speaks at the Bahamas’ 39th Independence Service

“Do not resort to the easy way out, do not seek shortcuts”, said Dr. Leonard Johnson as he delivered the sermon during the 39th Independence Celebrations of the Bahamas on Monday evening July 9th. Read More...

ACUM Leaders Attend Inauguration of NCU’s 23rd President

By Andrew Burrows

On Monday, June 25, 2012, Dr. Trevor Gardner was installed as the 23rd president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU). The event took place at the university’s main campus in Mandeville, Jamaica.

Dr. Leonard A. Johnson Speaks At SBC Camp Meeting Morning Service

By Andrew Burrows

Under the theme “God With Us,” the South Bahamas Conference (SBC) began its week-long camp meeting on Monday, June 18 with an early morning devotion that focused on prayer and personal devotion.