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The Seventh-day Adventist Church Invites All to Family Affair Impact 2024

Visit any SDA Church near you beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 8, continuing nightly (except Thursday and Saturday night) through Saturday, June 24. 

Reverend Dr. Father George Franklin Dies

Reverend Dr. Father George Franklin died on March 29

FEMA Awards Security Grants to USVI Nonprofits and Houses of Worship

These grants will fund structural enhancements to protect these vital community institutions from security related concerns.

Virgin Islands Volunteers Launch Global Campaign Offering Message of Hope

At a time when the desire for better government is on the minds of people the world over, Jehovah’s Witnesses have launched an international campaign to bring attention to a universal solution.

VING’s Service of Worship and Celebration Begins October Events for 50th Anniversary

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) invites the community to join it in “Worship and Celebration” at the City of Refuge Worship Center on St. Croix, Oct. 1.

USVI to Host First Large Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses Since 2019

After a three-year pandemic pause, one of the largest convention organizations in the world has once again chosen St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to host its global three-day event: the 2023 “Exercise Patience!” Convention.

Thirteenth International Bahá’í Convention Takes Place in Israel; Eight Virgin Islanders Attend

Some 1,250 delegates representing 176 countries gathered in Haifa, Israel, to elect the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing council of the Bahá'í World Community.

Abbas Arms VI Presents Metamorphosis! A Ministry of the Word Wellness Retreat 2023

The Ministry of the Word Wellness Retreat will be held from Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14. Admission is free. There will be workshops nightly at 6:30 p.m. as well as prayer nightly at 7 p.m.

Newly Renovated House of Worship in Charlotte Amalie to Hold Special Event

All are welcome to attend a special open house event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the newly renovated Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Charlotte Amalie.

Word of Faith International Christian Center to Hold 25th Anniversary Celebration

Word of Faith St. Thomas invites the public to its 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend with ‘Ministry of the Word’ by Pastor Kevin Wright of New Beginnings Christian Life Center in Byram, Miss.

Setting Limits and Staying Safe: Teens Sound Off on Being ‘Social-Network Smart’

A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 97% of teens use social media, with some 45% admitting to being online “almost constantly.”

Love Conquers the Catastrophe: 5-Year Anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Throughout the Caribbean, more than 4,000 unpaid Jehovah’s Witnesses from dozens of countries have assisted in disaster relief efforts from 2017 to 2018.

FEMA: Houses of Worship Recovery Efforts Continue After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

FEMA recognizes the road to recovery requires a whole-community approach and is actively working with houses of worship to develop projects that strengthen resilience across the territory.

USVI Jehovah’s Witnesses Return to Knocking on Doors

Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their trademark door-to-door ministry beginning Sept. 1; the two-and-a-half-year suspension of the work will end just in time for the launch of a global campaign featuring an interactive program for Bible study. Bible study.

Global Event Promotes the Pursuit of Peace

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August, hosted by Jehovah's Witnesses.

Former Solicitor General Named To Church Pension Fund Board

Former Solicitor General and former Attorney General of the Virgin Islands Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine has been selected to serve as vice chair of the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.

Maintaining Calm Amid Chaos: Families Pack ‘Go Bags’ to be Ready for Natural Disasters

Bags filled with emergency supplies are positioned by the door of the Rivera family's sitting room, where they can quickly be "grabbed to go" in the event of a crisis.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Mark 20th Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional.

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.

Bahá’ís of Virgin Islands Observe the 100 Year Anniversary of the Passing of Abdul-Bahá

He lived most of his life as a prisoner and exile, much of it in the Holy Land, but he later traveled to Africa, Europe and North America to champion the oneness of humanity and challenge the stale assumptions and prejudices of the time.

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