Family Ministries




  1. Children & Adolescents’ Ministries certification training scheduled for Sunday, February 18 has been postponed to allow persons to attend the funeral service of the father of Elder Phillip Castell. New date will be announced.


  1. Shhh! ONLY couples with stamped tickets are allowed at the Couples Symposium.


  1. Mother Son Father Daughter Symposium March 3, Half Way Tree. Let’s keep the relationship growing. Remember we need at least one non-SDA duo. Theme-Building Relationship: Enhancing Family Fellowship


  1. Kindly note that the ‘Bag Patch’ pin for the Total Member Involvement (TMI). Evangelistic assignment for our children & adolescents is $75.00. Order now.


  1. Singles Ministry Retreat October 11- 14, 2018. Please enter a compulsory savings plan in each church to increase the number of males in attendance.   


  1. Bible Spell-a-thon 2018. Kindly submit the names of the participants by February 28, 2018. An original Bible verse song is expected from each church.


  1. In keeping with the mandate to make all our women fully literate, kindly call 2988242, so we can continue to assist those women in your church that need help.


  1. Weekly relationship Tuesday sessions- EJC Headquarters; Counselling and relationship sessions at Yallahs Church every 1st Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


  1. In order to assist our children and young people please call to make appointments for individual guidance sessions.


  1. Children & Adolescents’ Ministries leaders please start preparation for your district conventions.


  1. Family Ministries Directors: Kindly update the marriage list and return to us by February 28, 2015.  Number of couples currently on EJC books - 1,890 
  2. Toddlers’ Day: Sunday, April 29, 2018. Bus departs EJC 8 a.m. Get ready for this interaction. Pre-register now. Each church is asked to invite one non-SDA child and parent. You can take other family members along.


  1. Register now for Prepare Enrich... Cost - US $ 80.00. It is open to any adult.


  1.  Children & Adolescents’ Ministries leaders get ready for your district conventions. The Mother church in each district is expected to lead the way.


  1. Team members, remember that the calendar is a guide. Please follow the weekly notice for any change of schedule.



Today exemplify tolerance and forgiveness. Promote reconciliation with those who have offended you”.       


February 25, 2018: Men’s Ministries Leaders Workshop (Zone 4)

March 18, 2018: Beams Leaders Workshop (Zones 1- 3)

March 25, 2018: Beams Leaders Workshop (Zones  4)

April 28, 2018: Father/Son Symposium (Afternoon)

May 20, 2018: Beams Convention                                         

November 17, 2018: Men’s Convention (Zones 1-3)

November: Men’s Convention (Zone 4)


Celebration Emphasis for the month of January is Choice (adults) & Truthfulness (children & adolescents). Kindly note that the IAD as involved our children & Adolescents direct assignment in Total Member Involvement {TM

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    GEMS hosts 1st Fasting & Prayer Session for 2018

    The first official activity for the Girls of Eloquence, Morals and Standards for 2018 took the form of a prayer and fasting service held on Sunday January 28, 2018 at the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists.

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    Parents, Moms and Jewels share a day

    Scores of church members, visitors and stakeholders turned up at the Constant Spring Seventh-day Adventist church in St. Andrew to witness an array of activities the first Sabbath in the month designated for children.

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    GEMS - Count on God to cause a Turning Point

    The East Jamaica Conference chapter of Girls of Eloquence Morals and Standards (GEMS), celebrated their third anniversary at the Andrews Memorial SDA Church under the theme “Turning Point”, with GEMS representatives from many of the churches showing full support for the program which have grown significantly since it was first launched at the North Street SDA Church in April 2012.

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    Family values reaffirmed as Adventist CIA’s experience Amazing Love

    More than fifty married couples participated in the first East Jamaica Conference (EJC) Couples in Action (CIA) one day retreat, on April 18, 2015 at the Golden Acres Resort in St. Andrew, where biblical marriage and family life principles were reinforced under the theme, “Amazing Love.”

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    Eden Brings Joy to Parents and Church Family

    To say that they were happy at the birth of their firstborn would be an understatement. To them, the entrance of a beautiful baby girl to their family was a precious gift from God, so they named her Eden, a name that would perpetually remind her of the creator God of heaven who makes all things good.

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    Thousands Attend Couples Convention To Reaffirm Marriage

    Approximately 2,000 couples attended and renewed marital vows with their spouses last Saturday during a Couples Convention at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville, Jamaica. From as early as 8 a.m., couples young and old from across Jamaica were seen in long lines awaiting registration for the convention dubbed 'Journey Toward Intimacy', put on by the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (JAMU).



Claudette Genas
Director of Women's, Children's and Family Ministries

Associate Director

Associate Director

Manley Phillips
Associate Ministerial Sec. & Family Ministries