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Ordination Service held at Kirk of the Pines

During a special service at the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church on February 24, Kathleen Key and John Hudson were ordained as Ruling Elders of the Presbyterian Church. They will serve as Elders in both the Kirk of the Pines, Marsh Harbour, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Nassau.

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ACW organizes first Thanksgiving Luncheon

The Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church organized their first Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 22. Patrons were served honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, lobster or herb stuffing, vegetable medley, candied yams and pumpkin pie at a cost of $10 per dinner.

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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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Annual Missionary Meeting held in Cherokee

Epworth Methodist Chapel held its annual Missionary Meeting and Auction on September 22 and 23 in Cherokee Sound. This is an old tradition of the church and community and it is one of the highlights of the church calendar. In the beginning, on a Saturday afternoon, in order to collect items to be auctioned off the men of the church would form a fishing party, appoint a Captain and crew and set out on an imaginary voyage.

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After Shock program resumes in Cherokee

The CMI-After Shock program for teenagers resumed its meetings on Thursday evenings at The Old Schoolhouse in Cherokee on September 13. Headed up by Andy and Sheri Lowe of YelloW Wood, they were also joined by Dana Lowe, as their head Counselor, Chairman Saunders, Peggy Albury and Lee Pinder who helped with the cooking.

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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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