Church leaders and laypersons of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) are set to come together for the annual mid-year business meetings that will be held during May 9, 11-12, and 16, 2022. As in the past two years, members of the executive committee and various boards will meet virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These annual business meetings will provide the opportunity for executive committee members and board members to receive reports, vote policies, strategize on new plans and initiatives, and fellowship online with fellow church leaders and laypersons who are dedicated to the mission of sharing the gospel with others within the Atlantic Caribbean region. Aside from simply dealing with business matters, a main feature of the mid-year meeting will coalesce around the moments of prayer interspersed throughout the proceedings of the meeting to seek God’s guidance for the work in ATCU.
According to Dr. Cheryl Rolle, ATCU executive secretary, the mid-year meetings will be held under the theme Let Him Lead the Way. “Not only will we ask God to guide us as we make plans to carry out His mission, but we will also praise Him for His leading in the past. So, it will be a time of thanksgiving and planning,” stated Dr. Rolle. With a membership of 33,130, ATCU, which is headquartered in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, comprises four fields, namely, the Cayman Islands Conference, the North Bahamas Conference, the South Bahamas Conference, and the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference. In addition, Northern Caribbean University, which is in Mandeville, Jamaica, is jointly owned and operated by ATCU and the Jamaica Union.