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Bishop Lernis Cornish retires from active ministry

A Retirement Service was held in honour of Bishop Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God on November 18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Bishop Anthony Campbell, moderator, requested that everyone stand as Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish were escorted by their children – Daniel Cornish and Taanah Newbold – to the front of the church.

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Distinguished Gentlemen of Gideon’s Distributes Bibles

Shortly after the start of the 2012 school year, members of the Gideon’s Group on Abaco began distributing Bibles to Grade 5 students on the island. According to President Augustine Williams, they have distributed Bibles to all schools in the north except Green Turtle Cay. They are now distributing Bibles in Central Abaco, and then they will wrap up the year by going to the schools in South Abaco.

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Pastor awarded Paul Harris Fellowship

On September 2, a nearly speechless Silbert Mills was awarded the highest honour given by Rotary International, the Paul Harris Fellowship, at the Anniversary Service commemorating his eight years with Friendship Tabernacle Church.

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Catholic director attends St. Francis’ Opening Mass

The message of the cross was shared by Father Roger Madrazo with those gathered at St. Francis de Sales School’s Opening Mass on September 14. Father Roger told his audience that the triumph of the cross is still with us today, and that the cross has as much power as it did when Jesus hung upon it.

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Victory Tabernacle honours three of its founding members

Three members of Victory Tabernacle Ministry were recently honoured during a service on August 19. According to Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, senior pastor, the honourees were Deacon David Rolle, Sister Catherine Davis and Evangelist Marjorie McDonald; they were chosen for their outstanding contributions as founding members of the church. Pastor Lewis said that before the first meeting was held to establish Victory Tabernacle, Rolle, Davis and McDonald were already a part of it. Currently, there are 60 plus members at Victory Tabernacle.

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Community stakeholders distribute school supplies at St. Thomas Baptist Church

On August 26, St. Thomas Baptist Church held a Youths Back to School Service in Wood Cay to distribute backpacks and school supplies to children in attendance. According to Krystel Jones, St.Thomas’ youth leader, approximately thirty five children were able to benefit from the supplies given. She added that it was an enjoyable service complimented by youth activities. During the service, Jones was joined by Roy Boles of Black Sound Marina in Green Turtle Cay, and Sgt. Wellington Williams, officer in charge of Green Turtle Cay Police Dept.

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New Rehoboth Camp focuses on the Biblical story of Daniel

Earlyn and Joan Baillou of New Rehoboth Ministries International held their Vacation Bible Camp from July 30 to August 3, and presented “The Story of Daniel.” This year’s Scripture text was Daniel 5:12. Last year, the Biblical character of David had been selected; however, Ms. Baillou explained that she went before the Lord to ask what to share this time around, and she said Daniel was chosen.

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Methodist Church Leaders Honoured in July

A service was held at St. Andrews Methodist Church, Dundas Town, on July 15 to celebrate leaders within the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Eighteen leaders who had served the church for years were honoured for the roles they had performed such as preaching, chairing meetings, raising money and conducting prayer meetings.

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