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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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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 Salvation Army – STX Corps Welcomes New Officers Major Joe and Lisa Irvine

The Irvines have over 30 years of experience in The Salvation Army, having served in over 10 corps, including Brooklyn, New York and Chicago

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.

‘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.

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.

VOAD to Hold Virtual Meeting on Assessment of Members, Community Needs

The Virgin Islands Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will hold a virtual meeting from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, April 2.

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.

VIHFA Employees Raise $6,000 to Furnish Transitional Housing for Homeless

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority employees have donated $6,000 to furnish two efficiency units at the recently opened St. Teresa of Calcutta House of Hope transitional housing facility in Christiansted, which is managed by Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands Inc.

Long Term Recovery Group Awards $74,240 to Faith-Based Organizations

The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group (STXLTRG) has announced it has awarded $74,240.84 to local faith-based organizations through a mini-grants program.

VIPD Deputy Commissioner and Officer Speak at Ebenezer Methodist Church

Officer Gregory Bennerson addressed the congregation about crime plaguing the community, safety of families, neighbors and outreach programs.

Catholic Charities, Housing Finance Authority Build House of Hope

Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Housing Finance Authority joined forces in a mission of hope to reduce homelessness in the territory.

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.

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