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Jamaica Baptist Union to launch its 169th General Assembly in Montego Bay

Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2019-02-20 14:53:00


Thousands of Baptists from all over the island will gather in Montego Bay, St. James for the 169th General Assembly of the Jamaica Baptist Union from Wednesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 24, 2019, guided by the theme: ‘Being God’s People in God’s World: Living in Partnership’.
The Opening Service will be held tomorrow, February 20, at the Calvary Baptist Church starting at 7:00 p.m. with the Presidential Address to be delivered by the President of the Jamaica Baptist Union, the Rev. Karen Kirlew. The Closing Services will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre starting at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Kirlew bringing the word in the morning service and the President of the Baptist World Alliance, the Rev. Ngwedla Paul Msiza, a South African national, in the afternoon.
There will be two special features of this year’s Assembly:
1. A March Against Gender-based Violence
As a church, we have observed the increased acts of Gender-based Violence in Jamaica. The March will begin at 2 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist Church to Sam Sharpe Square. All participants are asked to wear black, as we are in support of the Thursdays in Black Campaign launched by the Jamaica Council of Churches which encourages all persons to wear black on Thursdays in solidarity with those who have been impacted by rape and other forms of violence. 
2. Partnership Fair
In keeping with our two-year thematic focus, ‘Living in Partnership’, we have decided how best to show this partnership in a practical way. Our fair will be held on Friday, February 22 at Jarrett Park from 10 a.m. There will be job opportunities, free medical services, free passports, free birth certificates etc. (See flyer attached).
Other features of the Assembly will include: a town hall discussion on gender-based violence, bible studies, worship services, a gospel concert and workshops.

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