PHILIPSBURG:— The Methodist Church on the island (St. Maarten/St. Martin) in collaboration with the Men’s Work Commission is observing its annual Men’s Week, from February 19th through February 26th, 2017. 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.
The week begins with an opening service to be held at the Tabernacle Methodist Church in French Quarter on Sunday, 19th February at 5.30 p.m. The Preacher for this service will be the Rev. Denis Baptiste. On Monday, 20th February there will be a lecture giving by the well-known Physician of the island and lecturer at the American Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Albert van der Waag, at the Philipsburg Methodist Church beginning at 7.30 p.m. From Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 7.30 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, 25th February there is a retreat for all men at the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Marigot from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. The facilitator will be the Rev. Joseph R. Lloyd from Anguilla. Sunday, 26th February, 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 5.30 p.m. The Preacher will be Pastor Robert 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 5th, at the Philipsburg Methodist Church beginning at 4.30 p.m. 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.
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.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Methodist Church observing men’s week.