St Paul’s AME Church To Host Week Of Activities

September 23, 2013

‘The Cathedral of African Methodism in Bermuda’ will this coming week mark 128 years as an AME Church in Bermuda, with historic St. Paul set to kick-off a week of activities.

On Monday [Sept 23] at 12:30pm there will be an open “lunch & learn” workshop conducted by Executive Assistant Rev. Judith Gardner. She will focus on the topic of practical witnessing with an emphasis on the communal responsibility of Christians to help those less fortunate and in need of being built up.

On Wednesday [Sept 25] the sanctuary will resound with the sound of music as the organ, piano and other instruments provide a lunchtime recital in celebration of the Church’s rich musical heritage. From 12:30pm to 1:30pm all are welcome, with featured artists to include Mr. Cecil G. Smith MMus, St. Paul’s organist and Mr. Raymond George, piano.

“Achieving social justice in Bermuda’s business-centric economy” will be theme of a public forum in Centennial Hall on Thursday, 26th September starting at 7:30pm. Join a distinguished panel for a discussion on real economic issues affecting real people.

Panelists are:

  • Rev. Nicholas G. Tweed, Pastor, St. Paul
  • Ms. Dianna Taylor, Director, Department of Financial Assistance
  • Mr. Glen Smith [OBA] C#14 Devonshire North West MP and Executive Director, Auto Solutions
  • Mr. David Burt [PLP] C#18 Pembroke West Central MP and Shadow Minister of Finance

“A Friday night of family fun!” will be the theme for the evening of 27th September as the Centennial Hall is transformed into a hive of fun activities and games for all ages. All are welcome.

The Anniversary week of activities culminates in a “Family & Friends” worship experience on Sunday, 29th September starting at 10:55am. In the spirit of community St. Paul will salute the Lindo’s Family for their generous donation to the Bermuda Hospitals Board Charitable Trust.

St Paul’s “golden couples” will also be recognized. Six couples celebrate over 50 years of marriage and their commitment to family and their Church will be highlighted in the worship experience.

The “golden couples” are:

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose [Mary] Scott
  • Mr. & Mrs. G. Leon [Helen] Burt
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley [Ilyss] Morton
  • Mr. & Mrs. Quinton [Joan] Ming Sr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Eugene [Joy] Creighton
  • Mr. & Mrs. Earl [Leonie] Stevens

Pastor of St. Paul, Rev. Nicholas Tweed said, “Every event hosted during this week is an opportunity to engage with the community and to tell the Island of Bermuda that St. Paul is a community church where we welcome everyone and where we care for the whole person.”

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