Jamaica Baptist Union accepts three Haitian churches

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Graduates of the Jamaica Baptist Union Mission Agency’s Training in Discipleship and Ministry programme along with their lecturers at the Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday. Seated at left is Dr Simon Clarke who gave the keynote address at the graduation ceremony. (Photo: Pat Roxborough-Wright)THREE Haitian churches were on Sunday formally accepted as members of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) at the closing services of the JBU 4th Believers’ Convention and 165th General Assembly at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.The move, the JBU said, was a significant act as for the first time in living memory that it has accepted into its membership churches located outside of the geographical borders of Jamaica.The three Haitian churches, which comprise the Eglise Christanisme Du Calvaire Baptiste Circuit of Churches, are: Nouvelle Du Calvaire D’Haiti — PPC; Nouvelle Eglise Baptiste Du Calvaire D’Haiti — Ka Fab; and Nouvelle Eglise Baptiste Du Calvaire D’Haiti — Ka Moinsard.They were given the right hand of fellowship in the wake of years of support provided by JBU to them in the areas of ministry, ministerial training, Christian education, development of education and educational infrastructure, building and expansion of church infrastructure, aid in establishing potable water supply, assistance in health and social welfare programmes as well as disaster relief.At the same time, a local church — the Spot Valley Baptist in Montego Bay — which has grown from a new mission and which meets weekly at Spot Valley High, was also given the right hand of fellowship by the JBU at Sunday’s morning service.The acceptance of the four churches bring to 336 the number of churches which fall under the umbrella of the JBU.The JBU 4th Believers’ Convention and 165th General Assembly which was held under the theme, “Being God’s People In God’s World — Living By Faith” began on Ash Wednesday, February 18 and culminated on Sunday with two closing services, which saw more than 8,000 Baptists converging on the Montego Bay Convention Centre.center_img FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaica Baptist Union accepts three Haitian churches by: Jamaica Observer – February 24, 2015 Share 225 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Charles M. “Bud” Steuver

first_imgCharles M. “Bud” Steuver, 89, of Aurora passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at Ridgewood Healthcare in Lawrenceburg.  He was born Thursday June 6, 1929 in Clay Township, Dearborn County, the son of William Leonard and Mildred Mary (Snyder) Steuver.  Charles graduated from Lawrenceburg High School and Indiana State University with a double major in music and history.  He started his teaching career in Dillsboro 1951-1956, as the band director and music teacher for all 12 grades. He then went to Danville, Indiana for 1 year and then was band director at Lawrenceburg High School until 1971.  At that time, he started teaching general education and social studies at the Aurora Jr. High School until his retirement in 1984.  Charles was an accomplished musician playing the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, along with the string bass and clarinet.  He played in both the Terre Haute and Indiana State University Symphonies.  He also had played in various dance bands in his early career.  In later years, he loved working on cars, camping, and traveling.  He enjoyed John Wayne movies and was a Civil War buff who enjoyed traveling to the locations of where the different battles had been fought. He also knew the history behind every one of those battles.  Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Aurora and was a former member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Hopewell F&AM Masonic Lodge in Dillsboro.Survivors include daughter, Linda K. (Dennis) Schmidt of Bright, sons Douglas P. (Beverly) Steuver of Mustang, Oklahoma, Joseph W. Steuver of Beaver Creek, Ohio and Thomas A. (Lisa) Steuver of Bright, sister Elizabeth Ferber of Ft. Myers, Florida, grandchildren Nicholas, Jacob, Michelle, Olivia, Victoria and Charles Steuver, James Thatcher II, Jillian Brown, Jennifer Caldwell, Stephanie Carter, Stephen Thomas, Melissa Grijalva, Craig Schmidt, Tyler Schmidt, Chelsea Eckstein, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of friends and former students.A service celebrating his life will be 11AM Friday December 14, at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Family and Friends may gather to honor and remember Charles Thursday 5-8 PM also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora or the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dillsboro. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more