Posts Tagged ‘Seventh Day Adventist’

Church to take on government in Fiji court

Monday, May 13th, 2019

In a first for Fiji, the government and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church will face off in court next week over the management of a school in the country’s north. The Education Ministry last month obtained a court order to prevent the church from taking over Vatuvonu College in Cakaudrove. The church’s general secretary, Joe Talemaitoga, Read more

Seventh-day Adventist channel most popular Christian broadcaster in NZ

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Seventh-day Adventist-owned Hope Channel has become the most popular Christian broadcaster in New Zealand after only a year on the air. New data from market researcher Nielsen indicate that Hope Channel New Zealand has an average monthly viewership of 200,000 people, more than local Christian broadcasters SonLife, Firstlight, and even Shine TV (Rhema Media), which Read more

Man shot after being baptised in Honolulu church

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A shooting just above a crowded Kalihi church courtyard injured a man who had just been baptised. Taleni Asuega said he had just arrived at the church when he heard a loud bang and saw that his uncle had been shot near a second-floor classroom at the Samoa Tokelau Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Banyan Street Read more

New $12m Seventh day Adventist Church opened in Apia

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Members of the Samoa Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church (SISDAC) from around the world came together to celebrate the opening of their new church in Apia on Tuesday. The new deep yellowish church building in Tuafusi is very distinctive and it stand out in Apia’s townscape. The church is part of complex that will become Read more

$40,000 for man sacked because of his religious beliefs

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A Seventh Day Adventist man has been awarded $40,000 after he was fired as a result of his religious beliefs. He had refused to work on Saturdays because it was against his faith. Mark Meulenbroek had worked since 2004 at an Invercargill company that installed TV and audio systems, and was considered a model employee. Read more

Seventh Day Adventist Centre in Apia destroyed by fire

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The police and fire service In Samoa are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed the two storey centre for the Samoa Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church on Wednesday. Fire fighters were unable to save the multimillion dollar building in Apia. However they were able to contain the fire from spreading to nearby businesses Read more

Samoa Seventh-day Adventist issue re-visited

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Following a special meeting of Seventh-day Adventist church leaders of the South Pacific Division on the 2nd August, the Samoa seventh-day Sabbath issue will now be revisited by an international forum of biblical researchers. Also agreed at the Australia meet was the need for a meeting of ‘reconciliation’ between Samoan pastors in New Zealand, Australia, Read more

Seventh Day Adventists in Samoa keep the Sabbath on Sunday

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Samoa’s decision to shift to the other side of the dateline at the beginning of 2012 has caused division in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Samoa. The Seventh Day Adventist administrators in Samoa decided to keep an unbroken cycle of seven days with the seventh day being Sabbath. The first week after the nation Read more