Stewardship Spotlight: 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

Our theme for the month of February is: Love Knows No Color.”

The Month of February is Our Annual Black History Awareness:

  • February 18 – African Heritage Day – Wear your favorite African outfit as we reflect on the African Diaspora.
  • February 25 – International Day – Speaker: Pastor Abraham Jules. Wear your national outfits and come represent your country. Contact Sharon McKay at 407-383-8170 for more information.

All Jamaicans are asked to assemble to the back of the Sanctuary immediately following Divine Service today to meet with Yvette Fisher to discuss Internationl Food Fest.

Volunteers needed to form a Community Contact Team.  The team will make contact once per month with friends in our community to check on their needs and inform and invite them to activities at Mt. Sinai.  If interested please join us in the Multipurpose Room at 4:00 p.m. on Sabbath, February 18! contact Dr. Charles Drake at 913-302-8590 for more information.

Mt. Sinai is seeking proposals from licensed Social Services Agencies to operate a full time Community Outreach Center.  For more information and the Request for Proposals (RFP) please contact Dr. Charles Drake at 913-302-8590.

Standing Nominating Committee:

  • All persons interested in serving as leaders and assistants for 2017-2018, please see the Ushers for volunteer forms today!

Homecoming Committee 2017:

  • Homecoming Committee meeting – Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the Multi-purpose Room.
  • Homecoming Weekend is Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19.

Save the Date: Week of Spiritual Emphasis – Sabbath, March 11 to Thursday 16, 2017.

Please Note: Mt. Sinai’s Ministry Fair has been moved to Sabbath, March 25. All department leaders who are interested in participating are asked to RSVP with the Church Office to reserve a table for their ministry.

Treasury Department: Request for 2016 Tithe and Offering Receipts are now available online. Click here to request yours

Baby Dedications are scheduled for the second Sabbath of every month. If you wish to have your child/grandchild dedicated, please contact the Church Office at 407-298-7877.

The Children’s Ministry Theme for 2017 is “Created by God, Built for a Purpose!”  Join us today for Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m. as we explore the topic of God’s Grace and Love. Children’s Church is for children up to age 12.

Parents Please Note: Children’s Choir Rehearsals times are being      adjusted. More information will be posted at a later date.

Adventurer Club first meeting for 2017 will be on Sabbath, February 25. If you desire for your child(ren) to join the Adventurer Club please obtain a Registration Packet today. There is a $25.00 registration fee, but only $7.00 is due at the time of submitting your registration packet. If you have any questions or concerns please communicate with Colette Purcell or Fendy Duclos

The Mt. Sinai ‘STRIDERS’ Pathfinder Club:

  • Membership registration and renewal is now open until Sabbath, April 01, 2017.  See club staff members for details.
  • Club Meeting is today at 2:00 p.m. in the Youth Be on time, see you there.

Adventist Youth Ministry (AYM)

  • February 18: Youth Emphasis Day – Theme “God’s Design.” AYM – Hosted by Adventist University at 4:30 p.m. AYM Basketball Social, immediately following AY in the Gym. Men of Mt. Sinai Team vs. Mt. Sinai’s JV Team.
  • February 25: AYM at 4:30 p.m. will be hosting a Cultural Festival! If you would like your country represented during AY, please see Asheena Moses and Teayann Duclos immediately after AY today!
  • Interested in acting? Contact Teayann Duclos to join the Drama Club.
  • Basketball Teams: If you’d like to be a part of the basketball challenge and you would like to be a part of the adult team, please see Elder Kelvin Baker. Permission slips to join the JV Basketball team need to be turned into the youth Department by Saturday, February 18. Please see coach – Ben Handy.

Save the Date! October 19-26, 2017 – Southeastern Conference SEC Single’s Ministry Medical Missionary Trip in Portland, Jamaica. Email Okema McIntosh, SEC Single’s Ministry President at for more information.

MSJA Kindergarten Round Up 2017: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pre-k students and their parents are both encouraged to attend. For more Information visit us at 2610 Orange Center Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805 or Call 407-298-7871. RSVP is required.

Employment Opportunity at Adventist University of Health Sciences: Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) seeks a full-time Enrollment Counselor responsible for generating new students for our Associate and Bachelor’s programs, building relationships with prospective students and their families and maintaining consistent communication with those who have applied.   The optimal candidate will be an Adventist with a Christian world view who embraces the mission and ethos of ADU; has a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or other higher education area. Send resume to

Family Life Ministries:

  • Special thanks to all of the married couples who joined us for the Couples Cafe last Saturday night.  The kick-off to our Couples Ministry for 2017 was great! We also thank Pastor Mells and his wife for their insightful nuggets and engaging activities as well as ALL the individuals that assisted with the planning and with child care.
  • All individuals interested in going to Camp Kulaqua this year please meet with Lesli Ahonkhai in the Overflow Room immediately after church.

Technology Department:

  • All technology personnel, including new members who would like to participate in a Prayer breakfast scheduled for Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m. at Patmos Chapel are asked to RSVP with Carol Smith.
  • Technology Team Movie Night is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017, immediately after AYM Please see Elder Anthony Winston or Carol Smith for more details.
  • Production Meeting in conjunction with New Life ministries will be Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Personal Ministry: If you know someone who needs Bible Study or an introduction to Jesus, contact Personal Ministries Leader, Meynard Julien.

Man of God, YOU are called to serve! All men interested in serving as Deacons are asked to contact Garnett English.

Men’s Bible Study Group: A place where men study the Word, share life experiences and strengthen each other. Join us in the Multipurpose Room every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17. Sponsored by Men’s Ministry.

King’s Daughters Chapter I will be having their monthly meeting at the Golden Coral in Altamonte Springs, NEXT Sunday, February 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Oakwood University Alumni Association – Great Orlando Chapter will meet this Sunday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Forest Lake Church, lower level primary room.  Please spread the word.

AYM Choir Registration is currently in progress. Rehearsal will be TODAY, immediately following Service in the Music Room. Only 30 minutes.

Connect Orlando would like to cordially invite Mt. Sinai Seventh-day Adventist Church to our second annual HIV/AIDS awareness forum on TODAY Saturday February 18, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 PM. This event is in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and will be held at frontline outreach center 6000 C.R. Smith Street, Orlando FL. We would love to see you there!

Save the Date: Homecoming Weekend 2017 – Friday, March 17 and Sabbath, March 18.

MSJA is looking for volunteers to serve as Teacher’s Aides in the classrooms. If you are interested in serving in this ministry please contact Dr. Lee Buddy at 407-298-2971.

International Day will be on February 25, 2017. Together we’ll celebrate our diversity and give glory to God. Come and express your national pride during our flag procession and share your heritage at the International Food Festival.  If you like to carry your country’s flag or be a national team leader, please contact Sharon McKay at 407-383-8170. There will prizes and recognition for the teams with the best presentation at the International Food Festival.

Mt. Sinai’s Child Development Center (CDC) is now accepting children between the ages of 3-5 years. Please spread the word and share with others to come and learn with us. Contact Mattie Mae Jenkins at 407-291-2110 for more information.

Are the burdens of life weighing you down? Do you need someone to “stand in the gap” for you? Prayer warriors are available every Sabbath in the Prayer Room directly after Divine Service to pray with you. If you need directions to the Prayer Room, please notify an usher.

Missing Members: Anyone with contact information on Mt. Sinai’s missing member(s) please contact the Church Clerk, Yvette Fisher or email: with that information.

The Technology Department is looking for volunteers to help further the Gospel in this generation. There are several teams that need your help: Video, Sound, Editing, CD/DVD Duplicating, Multimedia, Stage Management and Radio.

Volunteers Needed: Mt. Sinai’s Sabbath School Radio Program “Focus on the Word” is seeking volunteers to study the Sabbath school lesson once a quarter. Please contact Carol Smith for more information.

WMSRJoin Elder Michael Clark and his team, this and every Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our new Radio Program “Focus on the Word,” is an informative and new look into the Bible. Please call in live with your questions and comments at 407-730-2264.

Your ministry could be on Mt. Sinai’s Radio (WMSR)! Please contact Johnny Castor, Radio Program Director or send an email to for more information.

First Impressions is seeking Ushers, Greeters, Security, Hospitality, and Parking Lot Attendants to serve in 2017. If you have the spirit of hospitality and would like to serve contact Joanne Spradley.

ATTENTION ALL YOUTH 18 TO 35 YEARS OLD: Do you want to be heard? Do you want to be listened to? The Collegiate Sabbath School Class would like to welcome you to A JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE. Come and take part in an exciting and interesting discussions every Sabbath morning. Come and share your thoughts, express your feelings and give your opinions. Come be informed, come be inspired, come be blessed. See you there! Meeting Location: Overflow Room.

TwitterCommunications Department: We are embarking on exciting times for our church communication. Starting today, our new tagline will be “We help people engage”. For our social media twitter communication, the hashtag will be #ENGAGINGPEOPLE.
Please join us on twitter to get in on the action and learn what our church is doing. Don’t be left behind.

What Are The Different Gifts?


Administration – The divine enablement to understand what makes an organization function, and the special ability to plan and execute procedures that accomplish the goals of the ministry. 1Cor 12:28

Apostleship – The divine enablement to start and oversee the development of new churches or ministry structures. 1Cor 12:28

Craftsmanship – The divine enablement to creatively design and/or construct items to be used for ministry. Exodus 31:3-5

Creative Communication – The divine enablement to communicate God’s truth through a variety of art forms. Psalms 150:3-5

Discernment – The divine enablement to distinguish between truth and error. It is able to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Encouragement – The divine enablement to present truth so as to strengthen, comfort, or urge to action those who are discouraged or wavering in their faith. Romans 12:6-8

Evangelism – The divine enablement to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship. Eph 4:11

Faith – The divine enablement to act on God’s promises with confidence and unwavering belief in God’s ability to fulfill his purposes. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Giving – The divine enablement to contribute money and resources to the work of the Lord with cheerfulness and liberality. People with this gift do not ask, “How much money do I need to give to God?” but “How much money do I need to live on?” Romans 12:6-8

Healing – The divine enablement to be God’s means for restoring people to wholeness (emotional, relational, spiritual, physical.) 1Cor 12:8-10.

Helps – The divine enablement to accomplish practical and necessary tasks which free up, support, and meet the needs of others. 1Cor 12:28

Hospitality – The divine enablement to care for people by providing fellowship, food and shelter. 1Peter 4:9-10

Intercession – The divine enablement to consistently pray on behalf of and for others, seeing frequent and specific results. 1Tim 2:1-2

Leadership –The divine enablement to cast vision, motivate, and direct people to harmoniously accomplish the purposes of God. Romans 12:6-8

Mercy – The divine enablement to cheerfully and practically help those who are suffering or in need, having compassion that is moved to action. Romans 12:6-8

Miracles – The divine enablement to authenticate the ministry and message of God through supernatural interventions which glorify Him. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Prophecy – The divine enablement to reveal truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance, or edification. There may be immediate or future implications. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Shepherding – The divine enablement to nurture, care for, and guide people toward ongoing spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ. Eph 4:11

Teaching – The divine enablement to understand, clearly explain, and apply the Word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners. 1Cor 12:28

Word of Knowledge – The divine enablement to bring truth to the body through a revelation or biblical insight. 1Cor 12:8-10.

Word of Wisdom– The divine enablement to effectively apply spiritual truth to meet a need in anspecific situation. 1Cor 12:8-10.

HERE is an online FREE test you can complete in 15 to 20 minutes – but they do NOT include all the gifts in the list above: