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6 churches to be honoured @ Gala fundraiser event

- Prolific speaker anointed Dr. Estrelda Alexander named as the guest speaker
Students of the St. George’s Primary School, St. Georges Primary Class Five Fundraising Committee Members, with Father Ronald Branche, Principal Ms. Claudette Llandover, and Class Five teacher Ms. Kim Stevens at the press conference held at the Moorings Marina Inn Conference Room on March 28, 2014. Photo: Provided
Dr. Estrelda Alexander, President of the William Seymour College in Washington, D.C. Photo: Provided
Dr. Estrelda Alexander, President of the William Seymour College in Washington, D.C. Photo: Provided
Superintendent, BVI Methodist Church Circuit, Rev. Charles Seaton. Photo: Provided
Superintendent, BVI Methodist Church Circuit, Rev. Charles Seaton. Photo: Provided
Dr. Lucia C. Woods, Pastor - Agape Total Life Center. Photo: Provided
Dr. Lucia C. Woods, Pastor - Agape Total Life Center. Photo: Provided
Bishop Ishmael Charles - New Testament Church of God International Worship Center. Photo: Provided
Bishop Ishmael Charles - New Testament Church of God International Worship Center. Photo: Provided
Father Ronald Branche - St. George's Anglican (Episcopal) Church. Photo: Provided
Father Ronald Branche - St. George's Anglican (Episcopal) Church. Photo: Provided
Bishop John I. Cline - New Life International Worship Center. Photo: Provided
Bishop John I. Cline - New Life International Worship Center. Photo: Provided
Pastor Halford Brown - Pastor Seventh Day Adventist . Photo: Provided
Pastor Halford Brown - Pastor Seventh Day Adventist . Photo: Provided
The New Life Baptist Church, one of the churches to be honoured at the Gala event on April 22, 2014. Photo: VINO/File
The New Life Baptist Church, one of the churches to be honoured at the Gala event on April 22, 2014. Photo: VINO/File
The BVI Methodist Church Circuit is one of the six churches to be honoured at the Gala event on April 22, 2014. Photo: bvimethodist.org
The BVI Methodist Church Circuit is one of the six churches to be honoured at the Gala event on April 22, 2014. Photo: bvimethodist.org
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The role of Christian values and principal has been credited worldwide for being a significant tool in moulding children in a growing society. More often than not the church is usually called upon to continue or even do more in this regard. But occasions to honour churches that yield to this call are few and far between.

On Tuesday April 22, 2014 the St Georges School, Primary Division Class five funding-raising committee will be taking a step towards breaching this void when they honour some six local churches at a gala event.

Churches to be award are the BVI Methodist Church Circuit, New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre, Agape Total Life Centre, BVI Seventh-day Adventist Church, New Life Baptist Church, and St. George’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church.

Speaking with Virgin Islands News Online about this initiative President of the St. George’s Primary Class Five Fundraising Committee, Mrs. Karia Christopher said that while the BVI Methodist Church Circuit does not have a school today, they were the ones to state the education schooling in the Virgin Islands.

“They were the first to start the whole education process in the BVI and so it would be remiss of us to have such a honouring ceremony and not honour the Methodist Church especially as they are the founders of education here,” said Mrs Christopher.

The idea was birthed by a group of likeminded parents of the committee who would be also seeking to raise the profile of the already respected school and to aid their programme that seeks to provide scholarships for students.

“We are crossing every T and dotting every I to ensure that we cover every fine area to make this event the gala we envision it to be; the committee is really putting their all into this because we firmly believe that the church deserves the best red carpet event that one can ever stage,” added Mrs Christopher.

The prestigious awards are being titled “Christian Excellence Award” for their contribution in the area of Christian education within the Territory and will be held under the theme ‘Faith + Education = Excellence’ will be held at the Moorings Marina Inn starting at 6:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be the powerful, highly acclaimed and anointed Dr. Estrelda Alexander, recently installed President of the William Seymour College in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, and Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn will be among the special guests to make remarks.

Other notable dignitaries are also expected to be present from the government and private sectors all of whom will be mingling with the honourees throughout the night that would feature an elegant three-course meal, musical compliments, dance and other entertainment.

In a recent press release Mrs. Christopher said, “We want to express our appreciation for what the churches have done in nurturing our children and for continuing the legacy and having a platform in the area of education.”

According to the release, at a recently held press conference Rector, St. George’s School – Primary Division, Father Ronald Branche had said that education is an integral part of the mission of the church and he thanked the Committee for showing their appreciation in this way. “We thank the Class Five Fundraising Committee for this initiative and we pray for its success,” he stated.

Principal, St. George’s School – Primary Division, Ms. Claudette Llandover, also congratulated the Committee and endorsed the initiative. She stated, “We are happy that the Committee chose this venture to show appreciation to the churches for their invaluable contribution to education.”

“The public is invited to come out and support the honoured churches and enjoy a delectable three-course dinner, exceptional entertainment and an evening of pure elegance and sophistication. Tickets are $65.00 per person and can be purchased from the school’s office, or from any of the 2014 Fundraising Committee members. For more information contact the St. George's Primary School at 494-2197,” the release urged.

10 Responses to “6 churches to be honoured @ Gala fundraiser event”

  • Amen (02/04/2014, 14:14) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Left speechless deeds modern day church has a lot of work to do when coming to morality and other things
  • ... (02/04/2014, 14:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good job the church still plays a role in the BVI
  • ccc (02/04/2014, 15:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good move k
  • yes (02/04/2014, 15:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    St. George's in the news again. Love it!!! This year, the committee is doing a fantastic job raising the school profile. Congrats!!!!
  • Look thing (02/04/2014, 18:21) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
    So how them pick those preachers. Only the big one them there. Look a thing .
    • @ Look thing (02/04/2014, 23:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ look thing you must read properly. It's not about picking those preachers. The article said “They were the first to start the whole education process in the BVI. Thats why the are being honoured.
  • good thing (02/04/2014, 18:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    It have a set of ladies on that committee, them really jamming. Excellent job! If every school would take a pattern off of this committee they certainly would move up the ladder faster!
  • Lia (02/04/2014, 20:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This sounds great.
  • --------------- (03/04/2014, 09:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the churches are ones who help make this country grow.
  • Shi shi (03/04/2014, 16:15) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Looking here them only pick sertin childens


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