Preaching and singing as AME members gather
The 129th session of the Bermuda Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) is well under way at Fairmont Southampton Resort.
Presiding over the five-day event is Bishop Gregory G M Ingram, along with the host Presiding Elder of Bermuda, the Rev Betty L Furbert-Woolridge, and the Bishop's wife, Rev Dr Jessica Kendall Ingram. She is the Episcopal Supervisor of the First Episcopal District of the far-flung AME Church which Bishop Ingram heads.
The improvised altar at the hotel was beautifully decorated and packed with a host of distinguished bishops, local and foreign elders and other church dignitaries.
Rev Nicholas Tweed was the worship leader. The morning service was highlighted by soul-stirring preaching, singing and liturgical dancing. The conference sermon, Victory in the Wilderness, was delivered by the Rev Terry D Hassell, Pastor of Heard Chapel.
Bishop Ingram will bring the conference to a close tomorrow afternoon with a commissioning service and the reading of appointments.