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Youth – sharing their faith in a complex world

Youth – sharing their faith in a complex world


A Youth rally held on Sunday, February 5, 2006, originating from the Fair Hall Housing Scheme Hard Court to the Calliaqua Methodist Church officially marked the start of the Kingstown/ Chateaubelair, Georgetown/ Mt. Coke Circuit Youth Month.

The different youth groups from the circuits marched the streets to the sweet sound of the Royal St. Vincent Police Band as residents of the area came out onto their porches to witness the procession.{{more}}

Superintendent Minister of the Kingstown/Chateaubelair Circuit of the Methodist Church, Rev. Victor H. Job said that young people are the church of today and not tomorrow. Reverend Job cited the shortage of ministers in the different districts and the need for more young people to enter into the full time ministry. “I believe if we have more young people in the church we would be a power in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas.”

“It’s a blessing if you obey and a curse if you disobey.” These were the reassuring words of Superintendent Minister for the St. Lucia Circuit, Rev. Marcus Torchon. Reverend Torchon said when we choose to disobey God we segregate ourselves from Him and choose death. He strongly urged young people to take a more prominent role in the church and hold God in the highest esteem.

The evening also saw youth groups using their talent for the work of God. The Kingstown Methodist Youth Group rendered a beautiful and melodious song entitled ‘Soon and very soon’ while the Arnos Vale Youth Group performed a breathtaking dance number.

Other activities for the month include Revival Services at Layou

and Gomea Methodist Churches on Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7, respectively, a panel discussion on Saturday, February 11 at the Mt. Coke Methodist Church, a Public Speaking Competition on Thursday, February 23, and the closing ceremony at the Kingstown Church Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 26.