Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Carman Hosts Students' Weekend

Carman Adventist School in Marietta, Ga., sponsored a weekend of preaching and special music on Jan. 24-25. Bill Levin, Marietta Church pastor, worked with 15 students during the month of January, preparing them to deliver sermons from the ShareHim series.

 

During the weekend, students led out four services, and every grade had a part to play and participated by performing musically, collecting offering, greeting, or preaching.

 

“It doesn’t seem that being a greeter for the church services was a very big job, or that it is anything special, but I thank God for letting me be there,” said Gwyn Parker, an eighth-grader. “It was wonderful to greet all of the beautiful and amazing people who walked through the door to hear a sermon from His children. I thought it was fun to sing, greet, and watch my friends preach! I loved it and I thank you, Lord, for everyone who was there.”

 

Sermons were delivered as a joint effort between several students. Friday evening’s presenters were Olivia Paxton, a fifth-grader, and sixth-graders Neveah Mattocks and Caitryn Chemwor. For first service on Sabbath, eighth-graders Ricky Butala and Matthew Melton and sixth-grader Conner Wood preached about Jesus, “The Anointed One.”

 

“Everyone did a good job. I saw God working through everyone who helped greet, play bells, sing, take up offering, and especially in those who preached,” Butala said. “Personally, I felt like God used me to get to some of the people when I preached.”

 

Second service’s message, “How to Start Over,” was delivered by seventh-graders Victoria Silva, Aleyra Gonzalez, Luana Torres, and Uccitly Caballero, who shared that no matter what, Jesus can help us start over. 

 

In the afternoon, Alex Arriaga and Aaron Parker, both fifth-graders, teamed up to preach the first of two sermons. Following them were seventh-graders Shelby Sloan, Danielle Holland, and Karinna Bohorquez.

 

Holland said, “I think it was a good opportunity for us to both represent the school in a positive way and to teach people the Word of God.”

 

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by Calvin Cummings, Carman Adventist School administrative assistant

photos contributed