Summer Vacation 2015
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We celebrate World Aids day on the 1st of December each year, and this year, we had a programme and talk prepared by Kene Esom, a Human Rights Lawyer and parishioner. The talk and discussion was to educate and cultivate an understanding as well as to lead into a time of discussion, understanding and insight.
The talk brought up many questions in St. Peter's hall after the service on the 30th of November. The destigmatization of HIV/Aids was on the forefront and everyone, young and old walked away having learnt a lot. We should stand together as an enlightened, spiritual and non-judgmental community to prayer for those who are affected and infected with HIV/Aids throughout the month and the year ahead.
The Sunday School team has had their annual Sleep Over on Saturday afternoon, the 1st into Sunday morning the 2nd of November. The event was pen to all St Peters Children from the age of 6 years old and up.
The adults who felt young at heart joined in on all the fun. Parents were invited and joined the sleepover to help the team with the programme and to ensure there is enough adult supervision.
The programme consisted of a range of activities, making their own pizzas, bio-dancing, having a camp fire and making smores, telling storries and a talent show where modeling, singing and dancing was on the table. In short we all had a very busy and fun evening.
we look forward to hosting everyone with the next sleep over. Thought there were only 15 kids who attended, the others were very sad that they couldn't make it and are very excited about the next one.
In the spirit of fun a lot of songs were sung and everyone came together in the spirit of the song:
“The more we come together, the happier we’ll be”
Monday, September 1, 2014
Confirmation is a special time in our lives and is a mile stone in our faith. This is the time we take responsibility for our own lives by renew the baptism vows that were taken for us.
In welcoming the new members of the Anglican Church the bishop with the clergy, candidates, facilitators, family and friends were all present at the Cathedral on Saturday (30th August) to bear witness to the exciting road that the candidates have chosen to take.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Women's Day on the 9th August was celebrated at St Peter's by a magnificent gourmet breakfast prepared by Theo, Martin and their helpers.
|Donna preparing to deliver her poetry with musical background|
|Listening over coffee|
In between all this, there were professional neck and back massages on offer, and a quick drawing lesson, where Cathy encouraged everyone to find their inner artist by drawing a 'Picasso's Dog' followed by a Portrait Party, where groups of three or four took turns to pose and draw each other for two minutes at a time. It was supposed to be an affirming, appreciative exercise but caused a bit of consternation and mirth... some definite signs of talent shone through though!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
On the 15th of June, the congregation of St. Peter’s commemorated Youth Day in a very special way. The service started with a prayerful protest in solidarity with the 276 school girls being held by the militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Congregants stood on the main road as well as outside the church gates holding aloft placards demanding the release of the girls, and invoking God’s protection for them. One passing motorist hooted in approval.
After a few moments of silence, prayers were led by visiting priest, Rev. Jeanette Pierson who, at the start of her sermon later on, described the protest action as “moving”. She commended the congregation for this expression of concern for others, and for its willingness to take a stand for what is right.
The placards, which were made by the young people of the congregation, were left on display outside the church, as an ongoing reminder to parishioners and community members to keep praying for the captive girls, and to make whatever contribution they can to securing their release.