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John12:35

Then Jesus said to them,’ A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you: he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going’”


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Sabbath School 10:00 am Sabbath (Saturday)
Available classes for all ages. (adults, youth and children.

Divine Worship: 11:15am Sabbath (Saturday)

74-84 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6AF

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TITHE AND DEVOTIONAL READING OF THE WEEK

SABBATH 22—JUNE 1, 2024

All Over the World

Daniel 8:14—“For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.”

Daniel 8 presents an awesome prophecy. We know it as the 2,300 evenings and mornings prophecy. The biblical text reveals that at the end of this prophetic period, two things would happen: In heaven, the sanctuary would be cleansed, and on earth, the truths that had been

“trampled underfoot” (verse 13) for 2,300 years would be restored. Today, we will turn our attention to the second point. Exactly at the end of the prophecy, in 1844, a group of people from different churches began to study the Bible thoroughly and realized that there were biblical truths that were rejected or forgotten.

At first, they had no intention of starting a religious movement. Their only desire was to take those biblical truths to their churches. However, faced with the rejection of these truths, they decided, between May 20 and 24, 1863, to organize the General Conference of Seventh-day Ad- ventists.

All that prophecy is repeated in the book of Revelation, where the faithful remnant is com- missioned to proclaim the truth throughout the earth, “to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people” (Revelation 14:6).

Because of the understanding of this worldwide mission call, the Seventh-day Adventist Church decided not to follow the system of government adopted by most Christian churches, namely “congregationalism.” This system of government places its emphasis on the local church, which guides most of the church’s plans and actions. This kind of approach limits the global vision and prevents all congregations from uniting to take the gospel to every part of the world.

Since our prophetic calling is worldwide, we must be guided by a system that is capable of sending the gospel and resources to every tribe, language, and nation quickly and effectively. That is why the Seventh-day Adventist Church decided to adopt the representative system, in which all churches are united in doctrine, mission, and resources so that the messages that were restored since 1844 reach the entire planet quickly.

Appeal: If your Promise offering is distributed as suggested by the Combined Offering Plan (which is recommended and promoted by the General Conference), then 50 to 60% helps su- pport the missionary work of your local church; 20 to 30% supports the regional missionary en- deavors of your conference; and 20% always supports the World Missionary Fund (or World Bu- dget), producing balanced support to all the world missionary endeavors of the church.

News

Church Business Meeting: June 17th at 7pm. All welcome.

Church Cleaning Position available from 1st August:If you are interested please see Norie Osano/Vanessa McCandless/Aileen Pagashian

Pathfinder and Adventurers Upcoming club Dates: 1st June and 15th June 2pm-3:15

• Adventurer Sabbath Next week. All Adventurers to be in uniform please.

Belfast Youth “Sing for the Lord” Friday 31st May 7-8pm

Adventist Youth Ireland Events & Dates

“Kingdom Come” Young Adults Weekend Retreat June 7th-9th.

Youth Sports Day July 7th

Summer Camp August 12th-18th All 9-17year olds welcome. (If you are 18+ and want to volunteer please see Philani or Lorna to ensure all Access NI Checks are completed)

Prayer Meeting– Every Wed Evenings at 7:30 ZOOM ID: 2638989242 (Passcode 000000)

Christ Objects Lessons: Study held every Monday on Zoom with Pastor Gideon at 7pm Zoom 81990409706 passcode 743460

Tithes and Offerings

To return local Budget offerings only, please use the following:
First Trust Bank; Sort Code – 938270 Account No. – 33312061

To return a combination of Tithe; Gift Aid; Sabbath School; Local Budget; Other Offerings please use the following:
First Trust Bank; Sort Code – 938270 Account No. – 33312228

To return local Budget offerings only, please use the following:

First Trust Bank; Sort Code – 938270 Account No. – 33312061

To return a combination of Tithe; Gift Aid; Sabbath School; Local Budget; Other Offerings please use the following:
First Trust Bank; Sort Code – 938270 Account No. – 33312228

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CHURCH’S SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

The Belfast Seventh-day Adventist Church Board adopts and follows the BUC keeping Our Church Family Safe child and adult protection policy  and procedures. We are committed to safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults who take part in our church services and activities.

We believe it is the responsibility of all to keep our church family safe and the following person has been appointed to offer support and guidance:

BUC Policy Section 10 – Data Protection (2018-03)KCFS Procedures Ireland 2018-11

BUC Policy Section 10 – Data Protection (2018-03)KCFS Procedures Ireland 2018-11






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