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Around the churches: Gospel Explosion

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Gospel Explosion, a special interfaith concert, will feature performances by Olivia Hamilton, the Richard Allen Praise Team and New York-based, award-winning gospel saxophone artist Tony Smith. It kicks off at the Heritage Worship Centre at 8pm. Proceeds will go to cancer sufferer Kevina Santucci, kidney failure patient Kelee Darrell and sickle-cell survivor Aquilah Salaam, as well as the LCCA. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $75 for patrons and $200 for sponsors. They’re available from Caesar’s Pharmacy and 27th Century Boutique or by contacting Linda Paynter on 293-2570 or lindapaynter@hotmail.com.


The Anglican Church of Bermuda will be celebrating its 40 years serving the community by hosting a special Diocesan Open Air Celebration on Sunday at the Arboretum at 2pm. People are encouraged to bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

Saturday, June 6

Marsden First United Methodist Church will host a Rainbow Tea & Hat Show on June 6 from 3pm until 5pm. People are encouraged to submit their hats for judging by 3.30pm; a parade of hats will follow at 4.15pm. To attend the cost is $15. The event will be held at the church’s Rolando Hall on South Shore Road in Smith’s. For more information contact Janey Maynard on 292-4847 or RoseMarie Yarrum on 293-2131.

Sunday, June 7

Allen Temple AME’s Eva Richardson Missionary Society will be hosting a Pre Father’s Day Concert at 6pm. It features the Young Men Marching for Christ and will be held at the Allen Temple Church Hall. Tickets are $15. For more information contact: allentemple@northrock.bm.



Widows fellowship group: Every third Saturday from 4.30pm to 6pm at Vernon Temple administration office. Contact Hope Lowe on 297-2101 and 704-3077.

Bilingual worship (Spanish/English) at 6.30pm at Warwick Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 92 South Shore Road. Call 236-0077 or 537-4857.


Richard Allen AME Church (located at 23 Queen Street, St George’s) invites you to join them for their morning worship and praise service at 11am and their Church School at 9.30pm. Call 297-0239 for more information.

The Salvation Army in St George’s: Join them at 6 Governors Alley for their service at 11am and 6pm. During the week they have activities for all ages. Call 297-0267.

Wesley Methodist Church, 41 Church Street, Hamilton: Sunday school at 10.30am. All children are welcome. Call 292-0418.

Southampton Seventh-day Adventist Church: Community giveaway every third Sunday of the month including clothing, food and shoes from 1pm to 4pm at Church Fellowship Hall on Middle Road in Southampton. Telephone 238-1080 or southamptonsda@transact.bm. Church school from 10.30am to 11.30am and morning worship at 10am.

Ebenezer Methodist Church at 7 York Street in St George’s: Children of all ages invited to Sunday School at 11am.

Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9 Beacon Hill, Somerset: Free giveaway of clothing and more on the last Sunday of each month from noon to 4pm.


Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (the pink church on the corner of Church and Court Streets) will have its Prayer Group, in the sanctuary from 12.45pm to 1.15pm. The group will meet on the first and third Monday of each month. They will be praying for individuals in the community, the world and the Island. It will be led by Elder Mary Brier.

The First Church of God, “The Transformation Centre”, located at 75 Sound View Road, Somerset, is running a TLC Institute Community School, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 2.30pm. Contact 234-0492 or tlc@logic.bm.


The First Church of God, “The Transformation Centre”, (75 Sound View Road, Somerset) is hosting Daily Bread’s free dinner every Tuesday from 4pm until 6pm.

New Life Church of the Nazarene: Prayer and Bible study at its location on Collector’s Hill, Smith’s at 7pm.

The Bermuda Bible Institute: A Bible study at TN Tatem Middle School, 7pm to 8pm. E-mail bermuda.bible.institute@gmail.com. Call 537-6480.

Peace Lutheran Church, 154 South Road, Paget: Homework time for middle school students. Free support/tutoring from 4pm to 5pm. Call Pastor Karsten Decker, 236-5619.

Rosalie Johnson Missionary Society of Heard Chapel AME Church, 42 Glebe Road, Pembroke: Free clothing giveaway from 10am to 2pm.

St Philip AME Church: Prayer and Bible study, 102 Harrington Sound Road, at 7.30pm.


Richard Allen AME Church (located at 23 Queen Street, St George’s) has a bible class every Wednesday at 7.30pm. For more information call 297-0239.

St John’s Church on St John’s Road: Prayer meeting at 1pm.

Catalyst Men’s Fellowship, Bible reflection and prayer from 1pm to 2pm second Wednesday each month at Cathedral Hall, Church Street.

Mt Zion AME Church’s Weekly Bible study Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Please check the church website for further details: www.mtzion.bm.


Grace Methodist Church, 167 North Shore: Prayer and Bible study at 5.30pm with Rev D’Wain Wales.

Baha’i Faith: Weekly discussions on Baha’i spiritual solutions to today’s problems, 6.30pm to 8pm, all welcome. Baha’i National Centre, Brunswick Street, Hamilton.

Bermuda Islamic Cultural Centre: Islam In Focus, tune to ZBM radio 1340 AM, 6.15pm to 7pm for Islamic news, world affairs and Holy Koran teachings.

St Augustine’s Church, Pembroke: Community Contact Ministry service and Bible study at 6.30am. Telephone 292-0253.

Nehemiah Bible Conference Institute Revival Assembly: Every week at 23 Ewing Street, Hamilton, from 7.30pm to 9pm 238-5983.


The First Church of God, “The Transformation Centre”, located at 75 Sound View Road, Somerset, is holding a TLC Bible Study for all ages children, youth and adults on Fridays at 7.30pm.

African Hebrew Israelites: New World classes on the African Edenic Presence in the Bible and the Holy Land; spiritual upliftment classes, at Dellwood Middle School from 6.30pm to 8.30pm 294-4134.

• Around Bermuda’s Churches is compiled by Nadia Arandjelovic-Laws. E-mail calendar notices to nadia@royalgazette.com.