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June 8, 2013 Fund Raiser in Cherokee

Although rain had been coming down for two weeks prior to the big day, the sun came out and it was a near perfect outing for the third major fundraiser held for the work being done on Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound on Saturday, June 8. Like most local events, the people came out to support this most worthy community project.

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Steak Out at Anglican Church raises money

The Anglican Church Men’s group of the St. John the Baptist Church, Marsh Harbour, held its Spring Steakout on March 9 on the grounds of its parish church hall. The Steakout is traditionally held each year for Valentine’s weekend so was originally scheduled for February 9, but since the hall was already booked for another function on that date the following weekend had to be considered.

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Anniversary Service held at St. James Methodist Church

The St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town has an interesting history which encompasses many struggles. The current building is the fourth on the site. The first St. James Chapel was built in 1820 and served as the Sunday Chapel as well as a ‘Sabbath Day Methodist School’ where reading and writing were taught.

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World Day of Prayer observed for first time on Abaco

On Friday March 1, 2013, the first World Day of Prayer service was held at Church of God in Dundas Town beginning at 7pm. The purpose of this day of prayer is to join the rest of the world to raise concerns of other women across the world. They all joined together this year to lift the banner of prayer for the women of France.

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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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Several churches host community for Thanksgiving Dinner

On Monday evening November 19 at 6:30 p.m., New Vision Ministries held the Thanksgiving Dinner at the church in Sweetings Track. Over 750 meals were served during the night and it was clear from the enormous plates of food eaten that all of those in attendance enjoyed the spread. The meal consisted of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but it appeared as if the sweets table was the most coveted as numerous people battled over the desserts.

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Bethany Baptist Church Hosted First Marriage Symposium

Bishop Bert Williams Jr., of Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town, held a Marriage Symposium for married couples at the church over two nights November 1-2, 2012. He stated that he decided to host the event because he had done a similar seminar for the singles which was well received. On the first night of the symposium he looked at the institution of marriage as it is ordained by God.

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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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