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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.

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.

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.

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.

Op-ed: Maximizing the Last 10 Days of Ramadan

For the past two weeks, Muslims around the world have been fasting for the month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam.

Philanthropist S. Donald Sussman Donates $100,000 to Support Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas

Sussman’s donation will be used to offset operating costs and ensure continuity of services as the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas continues to rebuild and strengthen its faith community.

Moravian Churches Suspend Worship Services, Services Now Online

All Virgin Islands Moravian Churches are suspending all activities, including Sunday morning worship, baptisms and confirmation classes for all Moravian Churches in the U.S. Virgin Islands effective Thursday, March 19, until further notice.

VIPD Top Brass Worship in Community, Embark on Mission to Regain Trust

Celvin G. Walwyn, deputy commissioner of the VIPD and David A. Cannonier, deputy chief of police, worshipped with the congregation at a morning service at the Nisky Moravian Church on Sunday, July 28.

13 Students Graduate High School Through MBW Education

The ceremony was held at the St. Thomas Reformed Church, where MBW founder Scott Bradley created the non-profit 12 years ago.

VIPD Deputy Commissioner Walwyn Visits Churches to ‘Meet the People’

The faith community can serve as a critical link between police and the citizens they protect and serve.

FreshMinistries to Launch Desmond Tutu Project to End Hunger in Virgin Islands

Nobel laureate and renowned anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has agreed to lend his name to an ambitious agricultural initiative by Jacksonville, Florida-based FreshMinistries Inc. to combat world hunger.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention in Frederiksted Sunday

The Jehovah's Witnesses will hold a one-day convention at their Assembly Hall at 23C North Carlton Road, Frederiksted on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Senate President and Lawmakers Meet With Israeli Ambassador

Ambassador Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel in New York, spoke briefly before the Legislature of the Virgin Islands led by Senate President Myron D. Jackson as part of a three-day visit to the territory to build diplomatic relations.

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