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Parliamentarians Open the New Year In Worship
By Betty Vedrine
Jan 16, 2019 - 8:33:33 PM

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Members of Parliament, along with senior government officials, gathered at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church for a religious service marking the New Year. The service was held, January 16, 2019 under the theme, “Moving from Good to Great.” BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Members of Parliament, along with senior government officials, gathered at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church for a religious service to celebrate the New Year. The ceremonies were held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 under the theme, ‘Moving from Good to Great.’

Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon. D. Halson Moultrie, read a passage from the Old Testament.  Vice-President of the Senate, the Hon. Mildred Hall-Watson, read a passage from the New Testament.

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Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon. Halson Moultrie, reads a passage from the Old Testament. BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna

Apostle Delton Fernander, President of the Bahamas Christian Council, delivered the Sermon, which focused on the life of Nehemiah.  He urged the parliamentarians to fashion their lives to build their country, as Nehemiah did in rebuilding Jerusalem.

Liturgist, Rev. Dr. Irene Russell delivered the Invocation.

Several pastors offered prayers for the parliamentarians, including: Apostle Phalmon Ferguson, Senior Pastor, United Faith Ministries International; Pastor Dave Burrows, Senior Pastor, Bahamas Faith Ministries International; Bishop Simeon B. Hall, Past President of Bahamas Christian Council; and Reverend Dr. Roslyn Astwood, Administrative Assistant, Bahamas Christian Council.

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Parliamentarians gathered for their annual New Year church service, January 16, 2019 at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church. BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna


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Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, centre, greets President of the Bahamas Christian Council, Apostle Delton Fernander. Also pictured is Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Iram Lewis. BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna


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Members of Parliament, along with senior government officials, gathered at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church for a religious service marking the New Year. The service was held, January 16, 2019 under the theme, “Moving from Good to Great.” BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna


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