Community Service Awards at Sec Banquet

On Sunday 21st September, FaithAction’s Felicity Smith and Neil Howlett attended an awards banquet held by Adventist Community Services in honor of the work carried out by individuals in communities.

The following is a extract from an article of the event from the Adventist website. Please visit their site in order to read the article in full.

Adventist Community Services leaders and their families joined together on Sunday, 21 September to celebrate the achievements of outstanding leaders in their churches.

Meeting at the Advent Centre and organised by South England Conference Community Services director, Elsie Staple, this was the first Community Services Award Banquet held to honour the tireless service that so many committed individuals provide to their communities.

During her years of service, Mrs Staple had noted that Community Services leaders often remain unthanked for their tireless work, despite being the front line in community outreach. Thus she felt so fulfilled just watching people’s reactions at the award ceremony. “It was a happy and joyous occasion to see the members’ faces light up when they were recognised”, she enthused.


Ms Felicity Smith from FaithAction, a support organisation that changes lives in the community by working with government organisations and in support of faith groups, was equally impressed. The material she brought along was eagerly received. Glad that she came, she also expressed an interest in working more closely with the department.