AMP spotlight: virtual camping, outreach to front-liners and more
UPDATE: ONTARIO CONFERENCE COVID-19 MEASURES | MAY 8, 2020
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Alliance Pathfinder Club's First Virtual
Camp a Global Hit
For Pathfinders, winter camping is often a highlight of the year, a time to bond with peers and experience God in nature. The Luso-Brazilian Church's Alliance Pathfinder Club had been looking forward to their winter camp for months, but the Coronavirus changed
everything. A few weeks into quarantine, Alliance director, Silney Rocumback, conducted a Zoom prayer meeting with her Pathfinders, and their frustration was palpable. "I could see how different their faces were from the children and teenagers I was used to
seeing during normal activities before COVID-19. I [knew] I had to do something," she said.
Silney prayed earnestly for a solution, and God inspired her to organize an online camp. The church had already shifted all its meetings online, including Adventurers and Pathfinders, why not camp online as well? Although this was unchartered territory for
Silney, she did some research, put together a plan and convinced Pastor Dario Ferreira, her team, and the church board to buy in.
The weekend of April 24-26, Luso-Brazilian Church conducted its first online camping event, called "Faith Runner," for its Pathfinders (Alliance) and Adventurers (Little Bears) Clubs. Faith Runner was broadcasted on the Alliance Club's Facebook and Luso-Brazilian
Church's YouTube channel, with simultaneous English translation on Zoom.
Top L: Dario Ferreira, Pastor, Luso-Brazilian Church, with main speaker, Pastor Marlon Bruno, in the background. Top R: Young viewer from Brazil with Pastor Bruno in the background . Bottom L: Bertoni
family at camping site. Bottom R: Miguel, Colibri Club (Brazil), with Pastor Edwin Martin in the background.
Chatham Adventurers & Pathfinders Offer Food and Cheer to Local Nursing Home Staff
On Monday, April 22, 2020, the Chatham Adventurer and Pathfinder Club members participated in a staff appreciation event for the local Meadow Park Nursing Home. They wanted to encourage and salute the hard work of the front-line staff who care for the city’s
Before the pandemic broke, these clubs would visit this particular nursing home for Sabbath afternoon singing band activities. That day, they delivered pizza, salad, juice and granola bars, balloons and, said leaders, “lots of love,” twice, for day shift and
“We honked our car horns, waved bright banners that the kids made and said a prayer in our hearts, all while maintaining physical distancing. [The staff] were really appreciative,” said Pathfinder directors, Geri and Norah.
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A Special Message from Mark Johnson, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
While your church is not meeting in person, don't miss out on the blessing of acknowledging the Lord's provisions through your tithes and offerings. Visit
or download the app (iPhone or Android) to make giving online easy and safe.
Click on the image above for a video from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada on how Canadian Adventists can use the AdventistGiving online website and app.
How to get your church started with online giving (for pastors and treasurers):
Seventh-day Adventist Church president, Ted Wilson, invites everyone to participate in 100 Days of Prayer from March 27 - July 4, 2020. If we ever needed the Lord before, we sure do need Him now! Please click on the image above to view the video invite and
here for more info on the initiative.
NEW! MAY edition of
Stewpot, a potpourri of practical ideas to help you become a better steward. Enjoy this issue in your choice of English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.
Youth Ministries director, John Scott, and team have started a new video devotional series geared toward the youth and young adults in our churches. Check out the first two below.
Episode 1: "God's Constancy," featuring Pastor John Scott
Episode 2: "Encouraging Word on Depression," featuring Pastor Andrew Orpana of College Park Church
Family Life directors, Elizabeth and Orlando Pule, have initiated two video devotionals to help church members and their children: Courage 4 the day: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY @ 1:30 PM Courage 4 the day: Student Edition: WEDNESDAY @ 9 AM Click on the images below to check them out!
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Ontario Pathfinder Camp Meeting 2020
In conjunction with the World Pathfinder Day on September 19, 2020, the Ontario Pathfinder Camp Meeting will be held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pathfinder Ministry. Venue and details will be
announced soon. Please save the date and plan for your whole club to join this big celebration.
Between now and July of 2020, we need the following items to be featured at the Pathfinder Camp Meeting:
1. Photos or video clips of Pathfinders serving in the community
2. Testimonies of individuals whose lives were changed by God through Pathfinder ministry
3. Stories of Adventist leaders or professionals whose successes could be attributed to their Pathfinder or Master Guide training and experience.
4. Names of individuals who dedicated long years of service in Pathfinder ministry (so we may recognize them).
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Super Early Bird price ends March 31 ($200/person in a quad occupancy room: includes 2 nights accommodation, 4 meals, access to plenary sessions and activities). For more information, teen pricing and payment plans, please contact Ruth Weidner
Join Agape Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church on YouTube for a powerful message titled, "The Fragrance of Hope," this Sabbath, May 16, at 11 a.m.
Testimonies from the Field
Church Beyond Four Walls
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inreach and outreach activities. Also visit our website,
for an updated list of churches conducting worship services online.
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Tools and Resources
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As we work with all the fears and disruptions from the pandemic, Children’s Ministries work will be more crucial this year than ever. Children will need the hope, reassurance, and abundance of God’s love.
One helpful resource is Brixkidz Live – an Adventist online children’s program produced in the UK that churches can use as part of their Sabbath service for children and their families while everyone is in quarantine. Brixkidz Live reinforces good social skills,
Christian values and is packed with fun interactive stories, Bible art challenges, object lessons and science experiments that teach Bible truth. Through their various initiatives, they also support children in developing strategies to cope with problems,
develop a positive mind-set, resilience and confidence.