Gingerland-Nevis-The Wesleyan Holiness Church in Gingerland was the venue where the seniors on Nevis gave thanks to God for allowing them another year, as they celebrated with the local congregation and the congregation from the Butler’s church.
The service of thanksgiving was one of the many activities slated to take place for the month of October, which is designated world wide as the month of older persons.
The seniors participated actively in the service which took the form of a communion service, during which most of the worshippers were attired in white apparel.
The scripture reading was done by one of the seniors and the combined seniors’ choir also delivered a wonderful rendition of the song: ‘Thank you Lord, for one more year.’
Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development, was Asst. Permanent Secretary Miss D.Michelle Liburd who firstly apologized for the absence of Minister Hazel Brandy-Williams who was unfortunately ill. She however thanked Pastor Salome James and her entire church membership for so warmly accommodating the seniors and took time out to invite the church membership to support the seniors in their upcoming activities for the month, with a special plug for the inaugural Fun and Action Sports meet, slated for the ET Willet Park on Thursday 15th October, commencing at 1 pm.
She also indicated that the seniors will be leading out in morning devotions on VON radio during the month, starting this week.
Pastor Salome James focused her sermon on the scripture reading which was taken from the book of Colossians, chapter 3 and verses 1 to 17.
She admonished her hearers to MORTIFY their members and to avoid all forms of uncleanness and such things as anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy communication out of the mouth.
She also took time out to congratulate the seniors as they celebrate their month of activities.
Reading was also done by Akiana Skelton who dedicated an invigorating poem to the seniors.
The seniors also participated in the communion service which was interspersed with lively singing, led by the dynamic praise and worship team of the church.
Pastor Salome James also had a pleasant surprise in store for the seniors. Towards the end of the service, she dedicated the collection of the praise and thanksgiving offering to the seniors’ group.
The cheque was gratefully accepted by Seniors’ Coordinator, Mrs. Garcia Hendrickson, who thanked the Pastor and the members of the church for the kind gesture and timely gift.