ZIZ News) — Messages of togetherness, showing love and appreciation, and working for the greater good echoed throughout the Charlestown Methodist Church, on Sunday, during the 32nd Independence Anniversary State Service, which was held in Nevis.
Those messages coincided with the country’s Independence theme of “United in Building a Stronger Nation.”
From the Epistle reading by Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris and Pastor Arthur Freeman’s sermon to the Old Testament Lesson read by Opposition Leader, Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and the Responsive Psalm by Youth Parliamentarian Rol-J Williams, the service sought to unite nationals. Perhaps the biggest display of togetherness came when attendees, including the government officials present, held hands and sang “Make Us One.”
The Independence State Service , which was held in Nevis for the first time, featured a great mix of Kittitian and Nevisian pastors and entertainers. Among them were Bishop Ron Collins of the New Testament Tabernacle Church of God, Pastor Marcia Thomlinson of the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Nevis, Archdeacon Valentine Hodge and Major Roxroy Campbell of the Salvation Army.
The less than two-hour service was broadcast live on ZIZ Radio and Television and streamed via the World Wide Web.
The 32nd Independence Anniversary State Service was jointly organised by the St. Kitts and Nevis Christian Councils and the St. Kitts and Nevis Evangelical Associations.