Thanksgiving Gathering Following Fay & Gonzalo

October 26, 2014

Imagine Bermuda has revealed that the island’s major churches, along with various community groups, are joining in organizing a Thanksgiving gathering to express gratitude for the collective response to the circumstances flowing from the two recent storms on October 29 from 12.30pm to 2.00pm in Hamilton.

A spokesperson said, “The purpose of this gathering is to provide an opportunity for the Island to come together to express our joint appreciation for the blessings that have been evident. For instance, no lives were lost in those challenging circumstances.

“This is a chance for the wider community to offer thanks to our fellow residents who have roles that make them the most vulnerable during these situations, such as the members of the EMO, Regiment, Police, Fire, BTC and BELCO.

“The details for this event will be finalized by on Monday 27th October. Residents are invited to spend some portion of that time on Wednesday, at the event or in reflection at the site of their employment.

“This is an opportunity for the entire Island to join in consideration of the blessings that have flowed in the face of this challenge. We will also stand in solidarity with those who remain affected by this natural calamity.”

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  1. This is a great initiative and I think as many as possible should support, Let us give Thank’s to our Churches and their leader’s who will be joining in with Imagine Bermuda, and those community groups that have agreed to be a part of such a great idea, this is the time of the year that most Bermudians look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S, even though we do not officially have it as a holiday, I always felt that we should celebrate and have a Thanksgiving holiday for Bermuda, and quite frankly that is what I would like to see happen for our future, we have a national heroes day that I think should have and could easily be changed to become Bermuda’s Thanksgiving day.

    We in Bermuda have so much to be thankful for and it would be great to see the whole Island come together in the privacy of their own homes or a joint effort collectively throughout the Island to celebrate in a thanksgiving celebration annually, to recognize God’s goodness toward us. no matter what we think of the U.S and it’s policy and even those who do not go to church in the U.S, you will find come next month on Thanksgiving day the majority stop in some form or the other to thank Almighty God for His goodness toward them.

    To all who helped to put Bermuda back on their feet and are still doing it we say thank you, and I will not call out any specific groups or people, because in some way or the other I know that it is the majority of us all who has help to make this happen, even if it was just cleaning up our own back yard and neighborhood, we did it together to make Bermuda be what it is known for.

  2. sandman says:

    If there had been loss of life, would the churches be holding a “Hey, God, what the hell!” service?

  3. Paz says:

    So God sent a hurricane and tropical storm our way then saved us from death and gave us only limited destruction. Is He confused?

  4. Kindley says:

    I can’t believe the number of dislike to the first post and the two other posts.

    Thankful you should be.

    • Mr.Ed says:

      I guess you didn’t know that there is a lot of Atheist in Bermuda
      thats why sin of all sorts have been acepted and were in such a bad social state of bad morality, rage and hate.
      By the end of the day your going to see up to 20 dislikes.– so get used to it.

      • Paz says:

        Most are probably Agnostic rather than Atheist. They just don’t know. No one does.

        To relate a bad social state to those that doubt the existence of a supreme deity is ridiculous. (The ISIS fighters don’t have any doubts as to the existence of God and their society isn’t so great.) Bermuda doubters love and care for their children, friends and families just as much as Bermuda believers. They care for the world and want it to be a better place just as much as believers. They just don’t rely on a man made, patriarchal, non-scientific, system of myths to inform them. But their objectives for themselves and the world are largely the same.

  5. PANGAEA says:

    Show the world that we can get through this.
    Show our children we can get through this.

  6. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Can some Blue Suit give me a fancy desk job where I can cover my rear end and go to meetings ALL day where they keep MOVING THE GOAL POSTS.


  7. PANGAEA says:

    We are sure lucky in Candle Ford that we did not have a major fire to deal with.

  8. MAKE MY DAY says:

    If any *ONIONS* are in Tucson AZ over thanksgiving (US Style) then we’ll make sure you get a good T/G dinner – at my residence – or whatever takes you fancy!!!

    Contact Pat at this office for instructions on how to contact me!!!

  9. Floyd Swan says:

    Should be held AFTER remaining residents have their electricity back.