Family Ministries


  1. Children & Adolescents  Zonal Convention  
  • Zone 2 – Half Way Tree - Sabbath, May 18.


  1. GEMS mentors’ seminar will be held on Sabbath, May 18 from 4- 5:30 p.m. @ EJC Boardroom. Presenter Sis. Laurel Jolly. 


  1. Mass choir 🎼🎹practice for the JAMU GEMS Convention, June 1 will be held (May 16 & 18) beginning at 6:00 p.m. SHARP at EJC. Please inform 🔊🔊🎵 all GEMS to be in attendance.


  1. ASI Missionaries “The Sound of the Approaching God” Evangelistic Series @ Florence Hill, Lawrence Tavern, Cavaliers, Toms River and Peat Hill.  Friday - Sunday weekly, May 4- 26, 2019. See poster. All are invited. 


  1. JAMU GEMS Convention – Sabbath, June 1, 2019, @ NCU Gymnatorium. All Women’s Ministries Directors are to ensure that there’s a delegation from each church. Attire Black skirt/ African print & GEMS top/solid colour top. Transportation Return $1300.00 including insurance. Deadline for payment May 24, 2019.


  1. June 8 Women's Ministries Emphasis Day. Theme: The Call to Arise and Shine”.The package was emailed.


  1. ‘Heed the Need’ Couples Retreat Meliá Braco Village on August 2-5, 2019.  See registration form and poster. Book now.


  1. Women’s Retreat on October 18-21, 2019. Kindly note that your deposit is URGENTLY NEEDED to secure your room. Latecomers are likely to be roomed at a nearby on.


  1. Bible Spellathon & Bible Song final. Deadline for names extended to May 13. New date for finals is June 29, 2019.
  2. Family Togetherness Week   September 8 – 15, 2019 “Reaching Families for Jesus, Strengthening Disciples”.
  3.  Monthly Family Ministries class with emphasis on single parenting, parenting adolescence, managing family conflicts. Call 876-298-8242.
  4. Premarital/ relationship sessions are held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. EJC Headquarters; Counselling and relationship sessions at Yallahs Church every 1st Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. These sessions are done at no charge to the recipients.


Life, love, and laughter, what priceless gifts to give our children.-Phyllis Dryden 

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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