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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Impressive youngster


REV ERRINGTON MASSIAH

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If someone had said to you that a young student would be delivering the feature address at a graduation function, what would be your reaction?Probably you would have said to the person that was a big joke, and  that no 14-year-old could do such – that the job was too big for any student that age. Some would probably boycott such a function, saying no such young person could speak to them.But it actually happened at the St Joseph Primary School graduation held on Tuesday, June 15.Well, she is Aisha Phillips, granddaughter of former parliamentarian Maizie Barker Welch. She was very articulate and able to attract the attention of everyone. She was just great. Aisha is the daughter of Edsil and Yolande Phillips. Although she passed her 11-Plus Exam for Harrison College, she will be attending the Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary School. She loves to read. She is an accomplished pianist and she has passed each of her practical music exams with distinction, getting the highest mark in the island for her Grade 5 when she was 12 years old. She is now practising for her Grade 7 exam. Aisha’s favourite television shows are National Geographic and Food Network. Her other hobbies include chatting with friends on the Internet and on the telephone, and exercising with her Wii game.Keep it up, Aisha! We have great hope for you. I must say that all of our young people are not bad – and we must encourage them.
Fish fryThe St Joseph Parish Church will be holding a fish fry tomorrow in the car park opposite the church. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and the public is invited.
Lions Club serviceThe members of the Bridgetown branch of the Lions Club will be worshipping at the St Joseph Parish Church on Sunday. The service begins at 9:30 a.m. Preacher will be Father Errington Massiah.
Tea partyThe Christ Church Parish Church Women’s Fellowship will hold a tea party tomorrow at the Parish Centre from 3 p.m. The Barbados Defence Force Band will be in attendance. The public is invited.
Celebration Time The St James Parish Church is holding a seriesof events – with  Movie Night tonight at 7 p.m. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Bible And Church Quiz.Sunday July 18, community outreach in Trents Westport Development, Mount Standfast Gardens and Mount Standfast Park. Patronal festivalSt Silas Church will be celebrating its patronal festival from Sunday, July 11, until Sunday, July 18, 2010. On Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Sermon. Celebrant Rev. Fred Corbin, priest-in-charge, St Silas and St Alban’s. At 6 p.m. Youth Service, Sermon and Procession. Servers Guild, Youth Group, Outreach in attendance.Preacher Faquel LaPlante.Monday at 7:30 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Procession. Preacher Rev. Anthony Harewood, assistant curate of St Paul’s. Church Army in attendance. Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (Feast Night) Procession, Sung Eucharist and Sermon. Preacher Rev. George Harewood, rector St Stephen’s. Mothers’ Union in attendance. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Procession. Preacher Rev. Canon Henderson B. Guy. Church Choir in attendance. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Procession. Preacher Rev Wayne Kirton. Ushers Guild and Church Council in attendance. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Solemn Evensong, Procession and Te Deum. Preacher Joseph R. King. Men’s Fellowship in attendance.Sunday at 8 a.m. Said Eucharist and Sermon. Celebrant Rev Fred Corbin. At 10 a.m. Pilgrimage to Bath, St John.
Concert
The St Michael Cathedral will hold a concert on Sunday, July 25, at 6 p.m. The theme of the concert is To God All Praise And Glory . . . . Artistes include the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, Gaye Gajadhar and Stephen Brathwaite. Proceeds are in aid of the Cathedral’s projects. Tickets are on sale and the public is invited.

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