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Distinguished Concert Organist Nathaniel Gumbs to Perform at New Herrnhut Moravian Church

Acclaimed concert organist Nathaniel Gumbs will perform a solo organ recital at 7 p.m., Friday, May 20, at New Herrnhut Moravian Church on St. Thomas.

All Saints Cathedral School’s Annual Slider Showdown Seeks Entries for May 21 Benefit

The slider categories include Best Burger, Best Pulled Pork, Best Seafood and Best Veggie Slider. A special award recognizing ‘The People’s Champ,’ the most popular slider, will be presented.

Governor Issues Statement in Recognition of Holy Month of Ramadan

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement recognizing the holy month of Ramadan:

Jehovah’s Witnesses Increase as Virtual Meetings, Ministry Conventions Keep Congregants Active

With this historic change, the number of Jehovah’s Witnesses grew 3% in the United States and the Lesser Antilles in 2021 alone, matching the most significant increase for the organization over the past decade.

USVI Jehovah’s Witnesses Join Worldwide Campaign of Hope

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be one of the thousands of regions around the globe that will receive a powerful message of hope this November as Jehovah’s Witnesses embark upon a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible’s promise for a better world, according to a news release issued by the Jehovah's Witnesses on St. Croix.

Beat a Cyberbully: Here’s How Parents Can Help

While remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic lowered reported instances of bullying, parents fear that for some students going back to school will mean going back to being bullied.

Churches, AMG Radio, CAPA to Raise Donations for Victims of Frenchtown Fire

There were five families affected on Oct. 15. Non-perishable food clothes and baby clothes are needed. For information on church drop-offs, call communication churches, which will be accepting donations of new clothing and small home items.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Offer Game Plan for Reducing Anxiety as Kids Go Back to the Classroom

Along with a binder, crayons, a bundle of pens, pencils and some notebooks, [students] also added face masks, face shields, hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to their backpacks.

The Hebrew Congregation/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Donate Books to FRC

These books were specially selected for young readers, young adults and older adult clients with an emphasis on characters and cultural narratives relevant to the community of St. Thomas.

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Year Without Knocking on Doors

It’s been one year since Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the scriptures due to the pandemic.

Op Ed: The Fasting of Ramadan: A time for Muslims around the World to Heal and Cleanse their Mind, Body and Heart

I was in 1st grade when I was lucky enough to participate in the monthlong holiday of Ramadan for the first time, being able to live out a powerful tradition that I cherish with my family and friends. Since then, I have joyfully and gratefully been able to fast every year.

Bryan Eases Capacity Restrictions for Houses of Worship; Penalties for Forging COVID Tests

In advance of the upcoming Easter holidays, the governor has eased restrictions for churches, which now can have gatherings of up to 200 people or 50 percent of their capacity.

Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Croix Invite All to Jesus’ Memorial on Saturday

Jehovah’s Witnesses in St Croix are inviting people to attend the annual observance of the Memorial of Jesus Christ’s death, which this year falls on Saturday, March 27th, at 7 p.m.

Pope Francis Names Father Jerome Feudjio as Bishop of Saint Thomas

Bishop-elect Jerome Feudjio is a priest of the Diocese of Saint Thomas and currently serves as a vicar general and chancellor of that See, and rector of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Hindus Seek Public Holiday on Diwali in USVI

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair to the USVI Hindu community because they have to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public holidays on other religious days.

Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas Synagogue Reopens for Tours

The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas Synagogue is again open to the public. It is available for tours and shopping from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Bishop Herbert A. Bevard Writes to His Parishioners

Most Reverend Herbert A. Bevard, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands has written the following letter to his parishioners.

‘Always Rejoice!’ Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses Moves to Streaming Platform

The final weekend of the virtual event was scheduled for Aug. 29-30. People may still see the program if they see the instructions at the end of this news release.

Rev. Fr. Richard Abbott Dies at 80

Our dearly beloved Rev. Fr. Richard Abbott died after 80 years of life on Friday, June 26, in Acworth, Georgia.

Op-ed: Eid al-Fitr, a Beautiful Celebration Filled with Joy for Muslims

Eid al Fitr is coming soon; this is a holiday that Muslims celebrate at the ending of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid al Fitr will begin the evening of Saturday, May 23.

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