"Celebrating 215 Years of Christian Witness, Work and Worship through Embracing, Equipping, and Empowering God's people.
Our theme is derived from 1 Corinthians 15:58; "Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labour is not in vain."
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost! Amen
The text tonight is lifted from the context of the resurrection of the body and bathed in the Christian hope; which reminds us that our LAST enemy Death is destroyed - and that we, in spite of death, because of Jesus Christ, will live again. The conclusion of the chapter is a parade in the face of a defeated foe - Death where is thy sting, Grave where is thy victory? - And so it is within this understanding that Paul encourages - be steadfast (STAND FIRM), immovable, ALWAYS abounding (excelling/progressing) in God's work - for your labor is not in vain (payday is coming after a while).
St. Andrew’s Parish, Exuma, is best described as “one church in five locations”, as is usually the case on the family islands, and thus requires many hands on deck in order for it to function optimally. And function this Parish does! Blessed with a hardworking rector and an equally hard working assistant curate St. Andrew’s has been lovingly dubbed as “the parish that does not sleep.” This mantra has been attached to the Parish because there is always something going on, because ministry never stops, and people are always in need of help. However, two persons, regardless of how hard they work, two people cannot do it all and so the call for persons within the Parish to fill certain roles was heralded.
On March 17 th 2016, when 2 Catechists were commissioned and 5 lay ministers were installed, the call was answered. After months of classes exposing the students to both the theoretical and practical side of ministry within in the Anglican Church, seven person...
On the 13 th of December 2015, 25 young people took the bold step of affirming their
baptismal vows by undergoing the rites of the confirmation, at The Historic St. Andrew’s Church, Georgetown, Exuma. In the presence of the Bishop of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Right Reverend Laish Z. Boyd, the candidates proudly and boldly proclaimed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and affirmed their commitment to live, work, and labour for Him.
The candidates, who represented each of the five locales within the Parish, were
presented to the Bishop by The Rector, The Rev’d Father Ethan P. J. Ferguson and the
assistant curate Rev. Paulette Cartwright in grand style on this occasion. Adding to the
brilliance of the evening was the fact that of the 25 candidates, 8 were adults who had
made the decision not only to follow Christ, but to adhere to the teachings, traditions
and practices of the Anglican Faith. Another historic moment was made in this