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Wesleyan Holiness Churches of Montserrat celebrates 75th anniversary 75 years

The Wesleyan Holiness Churches of Montserrat is are observing 75 years of existence. In light of this, a week of activities is being held from March 21 to 27.

Reverend Donald Bernard, District Superintendent for the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Virgin Islands, Reverend Donald Bernard, called this milestone a significant one. He said any Montserratian can identify with the journey throughout the years. He reflected that the island has been through volcanoes, hurricanes and other situations. “In spite of it all, the Church still stands tall,.” the Reverend noted.

According to him, the theme for the anniversary celebration this year is, ‘The Holiness Flame still burns brightly.’ “We are speaking about the period 1936 to 2011. It spells out exactly what we are about as a Church. We want the community to be aware of that. We have been through so much and our flame is still burning brightly today.” Reverend Bernard said.

Activities for this milestone began with on Monday, March 21 at 6.00 p.m. with a two-day Pre-celebration Seminar at the Brades Education Centre. On Wednesday, members dealt with in-house business.

A motorcade (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=203080105851&aid=286549) and open-air Service took place on Thursday, March 24. The procession moved off just after 5.00 p.m. from the Davy Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church. The first stop was at Carr’s Bay where Lay Leader Beulah Wesleyan Holiness Church, Julian Daniel led the Prayer. The next stop was at Brades where Pastor of the Beulah Wesleyan Church, Dr. Ruth Allen offered the Prayer. The next stop was at Cudjoe Head was the next stop and Reverend Calvert Aaron did the Prayer. The last stop was at St. Peter’s where District Overseas Superintendent of Antigua. Reverend Dr. Olson Daniels conducted the open-air Service.

Several visitors from Wesleyan Holiness Churches in Antigua, the Virgin Islands and New York travelled to the island to be a part of the observance.

Today, Friday, March 25, is the Youth and Friends will be in Concert at the Davy Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church at 7p.m. Saturday is theAn Awards Ceremony and Dinner will take place at the Montserrat Culture Centre at 6.00 p.m. Among those identified to receive awards are Pastor of the Beulah Wesleyan Holiness Church, Dr. Ruth Allen, District Overseas Superintendent of Antigua, Reverend Dr. Olson Daniels, Reverend Donald Bernard and Reverend Ivan Mason.

They are being recognized for their outstanding contribution to the Churches in Montserrat over the years. Reverend Bernard explained that each year a batch of persons is identified and honoured.

The curtain comes down on Sunday March 27 at 5.00 p.m. with a Celebration Service at the Brades Arts & Education Centre.

All the religious denominations and persons have been are invited to get together in worship..

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The Wesleyan Holiness Churches of Montserrat is are observing 75 years of existence. In light of this, a week of activities is being held from March 21 to 27.

Reverend Donald Bernard, District Superintendent for the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Virgin Islands, Reverend Donald Bernard, called this milestone a significant one. He said any Montserratian can identify with the journey throughout the years. He reflected that the island has been through volcanoes, hurricanes and other situations. “In spite of it all, the Church still stands tall,.” the Reverend noted.

According to him, the theme for the anniversary celebration this year is, ‘The Holiness Flame still burns brightly.’ “We are speaking about the period 1936 to 2011. It spells out exactly what we are about as a Church. We want the community to be aware of that. We have been through so much and our flame is still burning brightly today.” Reverend Bernard said.

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Activities for this milestone began with on Monday, March 21 at 6.00 p.m. with a two-day Pre-celebration Seminar at the Brades Education Centre. On Wednesday, members dealt with in-house business.

A motorcade (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=203080105851&aid=286549) and open-air Service took place on Thursday, March 24. The procession moved off just after 5.00 p.m. from the Davy Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church. The first stop was at Carr’s Bay where Lay Leader Beulah Wesleyan Holiness Church, Julian Daniel led the Prayer. The next stop was at Brades where Pastor of the Beulah Wesleyan Church, Dr. Ruth Allen offered the Prayer. The next stop was at Cudjoe Head was the next stop and Reverend Calvert Aaron did the Prayer. The last stop was at St. Peter’s where District Overseas Superintendent of Antigua. Reverend Dr. Olson Daniels conducted the open-air Service.

Several visitors from Wesleyan Holiness Churches in Antigua, the Virgin Islands and New York travelled to the island to be a part of the observance.

Today, Friday, March 25, is the Youth and Friends will be in Concert at the Davy Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church at 7p.m. Saturday is theAn Awards Ceremony and Dinner will take place at the Montserrat Culture Centre at 6.00 p.m. Among those identified to receive awards are Pastor of the Beulah Wesleyan Holiness Church, Dr. Ruth Allen, District Overseas Superintendent of Antigua, Reverend Dr. Olson Daniels, Reverend Donald Bernard and Reverend Ivan Mason.

They are being recognized for their outstanding contribution to the Churches in Montserrat over the years. Reverend Bernard explained that each year a batch of persons is identified and honoured.

The curtain comes down on Sunday March 27 at 5.00 p.m. with a Celebration Service at the Brades Arts & Education Centre.

All the religious denominations and persons have been are invited to get together in worship..