THIS past week, the Macedonia Baptist Church on Bernard Road in Fox Hill celebrated its 52nd anniversary with a number of activities to commemorate the occasion.
The week of celebrations concluded on Sunday afternoon with the anniversary service. The officiant was the Rev Trajean Jardorette, the senior pastor of the New Covenant Baptist Church.
Rev Jardorette, who was accompanied by his pastor emeritus, Bishop Simone Hall and members if his choir, encouraged the membership at Macedonia according their theme, "Proper and Be in Good Health" from John 1: 1-4. to continue to press forward in the work of the Lord.
During the 11am service, Macedonia Baptist Church's senior pastor, Rev Hartman Nixon and his wife Minister Laverne Nixon presented certificates to a number of embers for their contribution to the success of the anniversary.
Among the list were Elder Sylvia Rolle, Evangelist Veronica Strachan, Deaconess Jacqueline Sands, Deaconess Daphne Rahming, Williams Russell, Sherry Albury, Belinda Stubbs. Sheena Thompson, Vandemae Albury, Ann Thompson, Aleta Rolle, Veronica Rolle, Arimentha Johnson and Lauriette Rolle.
During the service, the congregation heard a sermon from Denaire Pickstock via a video presentation from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee, and witnessed a live presentation from Deaconess Jacqueline Sands.
Denise Strachan, the overall winner of the anniversary's family race on Saturday was also presented with her cellular phone certificate and gift bag from Aliv.
Also on Saturday, Basil Miller, the assistant director at the Department of Agriculture, and four nurses from the School Health Unit did a screening of all the participants of the race on behalf of the Healthy Lifestyle Unit of the Ministry of Health.
The activities also included a financial session that was facilitated by Minister Nixon on Monday and a health session on Wednesday that was hosted by renowned track and field athlete turned coach Bradley Cooper and Shandera Smith from the Nutrition Unit at the Department of Public Health at the Ministry of Health.
The church is now committed to head into the 53rd anniversary with a lot more vigour.