Church service celebrates older persons

The Botswain Bay Presbyterian Church recently marked Older Persons' Month with a special service.

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church recently marked Older Persons’ Month with a special morning worship service.

The service on Sunday, Oct. 30, featured the Power of Praise group, who performed many songs.

Elder Rupert Ebanks led the service and gave the sermon. Erlene Hunte gave the children’s message.

“At the service, we made a special effort to recognize persons aged 60 years and older,” said church member Eziethamae Bodden.

Varion Ebanks received a prize for being the oldest male at 88, while Gen Henning received a prize for being the oldest female at age 81.

Rudy Powery and Annadean Ebanks received prizes for perfect attendance this year, while Danna Morris, Erlene Hunte and Eilene Sutton received prizes for turning 60. Carolyn Watson received a prize for her birthday on Sunday.

Pastor Ebanks and his wife Victoria also received a prize in honor of their 59th wedding anniversary in October, and all those in attendance age 60 and older received a bookmark.

“In addition, those celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries came forth and gave a celebration offering, which is given to a children’s home in India,” said Ms. Bodden.

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