Atlantic Union Youth Participate with NAD Youth Sabbath School/Youth Church
The North American Division (NAD) Youth and Young Adult Ministries partnered with young people and Youth Ministries leaders from around the Atlantic Union Conference during the month of February to cohost Momentum Youth Sabbath School and Youth Church. Representatives from the NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Tracy Wood, director; Vendeon Griffin, associate director; and Armando Miranda, associate director, hosted each live-streamed episode and were assisted by youth leaders from four conferences in the Atlantic Union: Greater New York (GNYC), Northeastern (NEC), Northern New England (NNEC), and Southern New England (SNEC).
Each week, cohosts brought visitors to the program from their territory to share music, present an inspirational message, and teach the Sabbath School lesson. Each segment also included youth from various churches located within the hosting conference or students from a local Adventist school to participate in an interactive Sabbath School discussion.
Cohost, Ingrid Pierre, Adventist Youth leader for the Flatbush church in Brooklyn, New York, represented the Northeastern Conference and led out in the program on February 6 with special guests: Edsel Cadet, pastor of the Cambridge church in Everett, Massachusetts; Jonathan Coicou an NEC Youth Ministries area coordinator, to lead the discussion, and the Northeastern Academy Choir provided music.
On February 13, Abdiel Nieves of the Framingham Spanish church in Framingham, Massachusetts, cohosted on behalf of the Southern New England Conference. Danielle Jean-Baptiste, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Village Church in Lancaster, Massachusetts, gave the message; Kirosha Sidelca, Shalom Rodriguez, and Shayanya Rodriguez provided music.
Trevor Schlisner, NNEC Youth Ministries director, cohosted the program on February 20 with special guests Janely Pierre, who pastors the Derry and Manchester churches in New Hampshire to give the spoken word. Ben and Jasmine Blanchard provided music for NNEC, and Janel Tyson, Pine Tree Academy (PTA) seventh-and eighth-grade teacher, led out in the Sabbath School lesson discussion with several PTA students.
Representatives from the Greater New York Conference ended the month by cohosting the February 27 program. Ariel Manzueta, GNYC Youth Ministries director, and cohost Kebrina Stephenson, a young adult from the Bronx, New York, led out in the program. Gregory Carrol, pastor of Queens Faith Temple in Laurelton, New York, provided the message, and musical artists Keila Lopez and Mildred Laventure brought special music. Givens Lubin, youth director for the Shiloh Bilingual French church in Brooklyn, New York, and Stephenson led out in the Sabbath School lesson with young people from various area churches.