From the SLC



Office of the President

March 11, 2020

Seventh-day Adventist Churches

South Leeward Conference

Greetings in the blessed hope of our soon coming King!

The administration has been following the recent developments of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and believes that the time is right for God’s people to take the matter to God in prayer.  There is a general sense of fear among the major countries of the world as experts are predicting that as much as 40 to 60 percent of the world’s population will become infected.

As promised, the Health Department will be providing regular updates through various media inclusive of Second Advent Radio.   The department will also be issuing operational protocol to guide our various institutions.  We especially ask that you follow the guidelines as we go into a series of evangelistic activities.  Our evangelistic efforts will go forward unless advised otherwise by the officials. Note also that the General Conference Session is still on unless otherwise informed. While expert opinion advise that we take caution and implement safety procedures—and we strongly encourage all to comply—we believe that God is able.

In light of the current situation with the fast spreading coronavirus, the administration has agreed that Sabbaths March 21 and 28 be designated as days of prayer.  Incidentally, these two Sabbaths are the beginning and ending of the Youth Week of Prayer.  We are asking that every congregation engage in serious intercession to God on behalf of plight of humanity and the danger that this virus can cause.  We ask that, in addition to the pre-arranged prayer focus for the various nights, emphasis be given to asking God to stop the spread of this deadly virus.

Thanks for your attention to the above and let’s continue to lay hold to the promises of God for His protection and guidance.

Yours in the Blessed Hope,

Carson L. Greene, DMin




In an effort to facilitate the full involvement of members in the upcoming evangelism field school, the constituency meeting that was planned for March 22, 2020, has been postponed. As soon as a new date is decided on you will be updated. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that may result from this postponement.


The president of the South Leeward Conference has opened a Twitter account as a means of promoting and advancing the cause of the church.  Follow him on Twitter at

SLC President@CarsonGreene17.

South Leeward Conference

Please note that the process of legally adjusting our name from South Leeward Mission to South Leeward Conference has been completed here in Antigua. We are therefore requesting that all correspondence be made in the name of ‘South Leeward Conference’ from March 1, 2020. This includes letters, drafts, cheques, etc. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Personal Ministries

Public evangelism training sessions in the form of a field school will be conducted on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 9 a.m. under the tent at the Rising Sun Grounds. These training sessions are for lay preachers, lay Bible workers, elders and any other interested persons. The sessions will continue on Sunday, March 29 and Sunday, April 5.

Adventist Possibility Ministries

Adventist Possibility Ministries Sabbath will be observed on April 18, 2020, in the South Leeward Conference. This ministry exists to ensure that the gospel of Christ reaches every individual in our community including persons with special needs. Churches can contact the Adventist Possibility Ministries department of the South Leeward Conference to obtain materials such as the sermon and children’s story to support the activities planned for the day.  Let us become agents of awareness, accommodation, education, encouragement, accessibility and inclusion, recognize Adventist Possibility Ministries Sabbath, April 18, 2020.

Youth Ministries

Global Youth Day 2020 has been cancelled.


Senior Youth Camp 2020 – IMPACT Tobago is counting down.  Tobago is getting ready for us. Now it’s our time to get ready for Tobago.  We only have 17 weeks and 3 days before the greatest summer experience in the Caribbean.  If you haven’t registered as yet, now is the time to do just that. Don’t be left out.  Enjoy sunny Tobago with us along with the Tobago Mission for 12 glorious days of awesome fellowship and outreach.  St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, are you ready?


Antigua/Barbuda Senior Youth Camp preparation meeting is Thursday, March 19, at the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4:45 p.m. All campers and prospective campers are asked to be at this meeting to receive updated information that you will need if you are attending Senior Youth Camp, Tobago.  This is not to be ignored. Please be guided by this notice.


Explore Island Challenge starts next week Sunday with the first hike starting from the entrance of Five Islands at the gate of Keith Edward’s property. This one is bigger and better than before. Starting next week Sunday, March 22, we begin a journey of a lifetime.  Stay glued to your social media notices for updates on the trails and other special challenge events on the day.  The digital registration form is available from Orrin Steele, Zach Thomas and Sean Joseph. There is a small registration fee, so please get to any of the three persons mentioned above to have additional information given. All cars should be parked at the Hawksbill beach. A shuttle will take you to the hike trail starting point. It’s three days, three hike paths, three unforgettable opportunities to have fun, enjoy friends and explore nature. The days are March 22, 29 & April 5.  d.

Tabitha Senior Citizens Home

Request for volunteers:

“Why be a Volunteer?”

It’s not for money, it’s not for fame and it’s not for any personal gain.

It’s just for love of fellow man.

It’s just to lend a helping hand.

It’s just to give a tithe of self.

That’s something you can’t buy with wealth.

It’s not the medals worn with pride.

It’s just for that feeling deep inside.

It’s that reward down in your heart.

It’s feeling that you’ve been a part of helping others far and near.

That’s what makes you a VOLUNTEER.

Call us at Tabitha to be a part of our activity volunteer service 461-3842.


The Central Board of Health on All Saints Road will be conducting food handlers training workshops for all ministries involved in handling food. The training schedule is as follows:

DATE                                     CATEGORY TYPE              TIME

March 23, 25                          Retraining                                5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Persons interested in this training should register at the Central Board of Health. New persons should present two passport sized photos. Persons retraining should present their previous Food Handler’s Certificate. Training will be at the Multiple Purpose Cultural Centre. Please note there will be 75 persons per training session.