JIS News

The Portmore Seventh-Day Adventist Church is gearing up to worship with the country’s athletes at a thanksgiving service scheduled for Saturday, October 3.
Pastor of the church, Roy Dennis, told JIS News that preparations have started at the church.
He noted that the facility, located at 7 Port Henderson Road, can accommodate some 3,000 persons, and additional seating will be installed to cater for the friends and fans, who might turn up to worship with the athletes.
Pastor Dennis informed that the service, which is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m., will include the reading of scripture by two athletes.
There will also be brief greetings from Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange; Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; His Worship the Mayor of Portmore, Keith Hinds; and representatives of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA).
President of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, Pastor Everette Brown, will deliver the sermon. Special prayers will be offered for the athletes.
“This is a worship service so I would say that visitors must come with an attitude for worship. Come for prayers and come to praise God because that is what it is all about,” Pastor Dennis said.
The thanksgiving service is part of a series of events dubbed ‘the Berlin Salute – A tribute to our Athletes,’ being organised by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to honour the country’s successful athletes at the recently held World Championships in Berlin, Germany.
The other events include a Golden Reception on Friday, October 2 and a Fun Day and Concert at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on October 4.

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