A very warm welcome to all those who come to Hope Town and to worship with us each winter. Your energy, enthusiasm and support are very much appreciated, particularly in the voices raised in song as part of our seasonal choir. May the joy lift all hearts if not the roof!
Here also is our latest newsletter.
The Good News 2
He Is Risen!
Following a beautiful and moving service lead by Mr. Vernon Malone, lay preacher, we greeted the rising sun on a glorious morning overlooking the ocean, with coffee, juice, snacks and good conversation.
[click on the image to see a brief video of the reception following the service].
The 9:30 Family Service, led by Andrew and Nicole Berg, filled the church to overflowing, celebrating the Easter message with voice and song. Celebrations continued with the traditional 11AM service.
St. James has been resounding once again with the heavenly voices of its choir, whose members come from far and wide to celebrate in word and song each Sunday at this little church by the sea. Most recently, the choir has benefitted from the expert guidance of Mr. Fred DeHaven, a world-renowned choir master and organist, currently at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA.
The most recent selections can be viewed at our YouTube Channel (go to the tab at the top of this page to reach this channel).
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Whether you are able to be with us in person or only in spirit, come and worship with us. Our doors are always open to those who seek a place to celebrate and contemplate the wonders of God, the message of the Christ and the blessings of the Holy Spirit.
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Each Sunday, families come to our 9:30 Family Service, with it’s Sunday School for the young ones, and this is followed by our 11:00 Worship, with choir (in season).
Our services are full of joyous song and inspiring messages for life, and worship of a higher power than ourselves.
We are blessed by the light that surrounds us in this house of worship, and the special energy of love and acceptance that we all feel in this hallowed place, dedicated to the worship of God for almost 200 years.
St. James is symbolically open to God and to the world, a fact we are reminded of as we look out at the beautiful sky and ocean, part of God’s great creation. The light within and the light without join in celebration and song.
And we are blessed during the winter season with a choir that adds to the spirit of worship and lifts our hearts and souls. (see selected recordings at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA69XhZRAyR9ZDoK3wvxpHQ/videos)
It’s the start of a new season after the summer break. St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town, Abaco, The Bahamas, is getting itself ready to welcome back all our regular guests from away, second home owners, and new arrivals, for another year of worship. While the main church for the local community for almost 200 years, St. James also opens its doors to all those who visit and reside in the Abacos and wish to share in our celebration of God. The world, as big as it is, comes together every Sunday in St. James in the form of people from every corner of the globe and every path of life. This tiny cay between the Atlantic and the Caribbean sea with its tiny church is a large spiritual home to many, who come seeking for peace and tranquility of spirit and soul, as much as mind and body.
Matt. 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.