ST MAARTEN/SAINT MARTIN – The Methodist Church in collaboration with the Men’s Work Commission is observing its annual Men’s Week, from February 19-26.
“It is an exciting time, not only for the men of the church, but for the Methodist community in general as the Methodist Church of St. Marten/St. Martin celebrates 200 years of Methodism,” a release said.
The week begins with an opening service at the Tabernacle Methodist Church in French Quarter on Sunday, February 19, at 5:30pm. Reverend Denis Baptiste will preach at this service. On Monday, February 20, there will be a lecture giving by e well-known Physician and lecturer at the American Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Albert van der Waag, at the Philipsburg Methodist Church beginning at 7:30pm. From Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 7:30pm nightly, there will be a series of revival services at the Philipsburg Methodist Church. The preacher at these services will be Pastor Robert Wright from the BVI.
On Saturday, February 25, there is a retreat for all men at the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Marigot from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Facilitator will be Reverend Joseph R. Lloyd from Anguilla. On Sunday, February 26, all men are free to worship at their respective churches and the pulpits in the various churches will be manned by selected men of the communities, French and Dutch sides of the island. In the afternoon the Circuits rally will be held at the Philipsburg Chapel beginning at 5:30pm. The Preacher will be Pastor Wright.
“Outside of Men’s week, but organized by the Methodists Men Work Commission, is our annual Senior Citizens Service which will take place this year on Sunday, March 5, at the Philipsburg Methodist Church beginning at 4:30pm. It is in the spirit of respect and caring for the elders of our community that the Church, through the work of men reaches out to them,” the release continued.
“In this way we give thanks to God for them, their faithful contributions in various ways for the building up of our island and our church. As a church and people of God, we are happily and eagerly looking forward to welcoming all who will come to worship with us, seeking a closer relationship with God and more so, willing to surrender their lives to Christ.
We are using this medium to invite all our elected representatives, dignitaries and Service minded men and women, such as the Lions Clubs and Rotarians and others from both Dutch and French sides to come and worship with us at all the special services mentioned herein,” the release concluded.