Church celebration to include ‘social justice’ forum
St Paul AME Church will host a public forum on social justice this week as part of its 128th anniversary celebrations.
The church has launched a series of events commemorating 128 years of the “Cathedral of African Methodism in Bermuda”.
The public forum is on Thursday at Centennial Hall at 7.30pm and is on ‘Achieving social justice in Bermuda's business-centric economy'.
There will be a panel led by church pastor the Rev Nicholas Tweed, with head of Government Financial Assistance Dianna Taylor; Glen Smith, Government MP for Devonshire North West; and David Burt, Opposition MP for Pembroke West Central and Shadow Minister of Finance.
Other activities this week include an open “lunch and learn” workshop at 12.30pm today, led by Assistant Reverend Judith Gardner.
On Wednesday, there will be a lunchtime recital to celebrate the church's musical heritage from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, featuring organist Cecil Smith and Raymond George on piano.
On Friday evening, Centennial Hall will be transformed into a “hive of fun activities and games for all ages”.
The celebrations culminate with a special service at 10.55am on Sunday to honour six couples celebrating more than 50 years of marriage.
Mr Tweed said: “Every event hosted during this week is an opportunity to engage with the community and to tell the Island of Bermuda that St Paul is a community church where we welcome everyone and where we care for the whole person.”