THE ALTAR GUILD FLOWER COMMITTEE: Flower Committee advises that as there are no floral arrangements in the church during Lent, members may mark birthdays and anniversaries by giving donations for Easter Flowers. Flowers may also be given at Easter in memory of departed loved ones. Acknowledgements will be made on Easter Sunday.





THE HOSPITALITY MINISTRY invites any interested people to serve as ushers. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month in the Parish Hall. Interested persons are asked to contact Parish Office at: 322-4186.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Hospitality Ministry: President - Pandora Sawyer, Vice President - Shena Williams, Secretary - Eurie Dorsett Mackey, Assistant Secretary - Adela Osterloh and Treasurer - Errol Reed.






The SOCIAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP: The Social Outreach Committee is in need of non-perishable food items. Persons wishing to donate are asked to contact any Member of the Committee.





Confirmation Class continues Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Confirmation Class for Adults will begin on the same day at 6:30 pm.





Parents are reminded that Cubs and Scouts meet every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, under the leadership of Timothy Cartwright, Lamar Pinder, Andrew Moncur and George Cartwright. The Cubs and Scouts are open to all males between the ages of 6 to 18.





Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Anglican Church Women for 2018-2019: President - Valeria Ingraham Pyfrom, Vice President - Carolyn Hanna, Secretary - Christine Adderley-Smith, Assistant Secretary - Angela Reed, Treasurer - Zelpha Davis, Assistant Treasurer - Zo Sears, Chaplain - Verlene LaFleur and Assistant Chaplain - Patricia ‘Patsy’ Treco.





Christ Church Cathedral Sunday School is seeking the financial assistance of the congregation to purchase the following items to enhance its lesson plans: Computer Laptop ($540), Projector($450), and Printer/Copier/Scanner. all of the prices are estimates. Donations may be dropped off to the Parish Office. Your assistance will be much appreciated.
Effective Sunday, February 18th , the teachers and students of the Sunday School and Senior Leadership Class will be attending the 9:00 a.m. service every 3rd Sunday of each month. There will be no classes on those Sundays.







Couples who are interested in having their wedding anniversaries listed in the Bulletin are asked to submit their names and anniversary dates to the Parish Office or email the Parish Administrator, Mrs. Tanya Hunt-Major, at tannmajj@yahoo.com. They may also call the Cathedral at 322-4186 or fax information, using the number 356-5488





Take time to strengthen your spiritual life by following our daily scriptural readings. Click the link below.






Team Endurance is asking members to assist them in collecting cans in aid of a fundraiser named "Cans for Endurance".  They are asking parishioners to please bring empty, aluminum soda or juice cans and place them in the containers marked “Cans For Endurance” found at the parish hall and courtyard. Last year, the drive was very successful and it has been decided to make it ongoing. Your assistance in this effort will be greatly appreciated.





Mr. Adrian Archer, Director of Music thanks Marvin & Monique Lockhart & family for a generous donation to the Music Department. The donation is in memory of Mr. Lockhart’s uncle and mentor, Vincent Wilson, who would have celebrated his birthday on February 11th.





At the 44th ACM Council Conference of 2017, a resolution was passed that ACM branches will hold elections every two years instead of every year, as is done at the ACM Council level. Officers at branch level elected in 2017 will serve until 2019. This resolution was discussed at Christ Church Cathedral’s branch and it has been agreed to abide by the Council’s resolution and not have an election of officers in 2018. Christ Church Cathedral ACM once again seeks the Parish’s prayers, encouragement and support as they are led by: President - Mr. Douglas Hanna, Vice President - Mr. Weston Saunders, Secretary - Mr. Nathaniel Dean, Assistant Secretary - Mr. Christopher Pickstock, Treasurer - Mr. John Burrows, Assistant Treasurer - Mr. Alonzo Francis, Chaplain - Justice Neville Smith and Executive Committee Members - Mr. Carlos Mackey, Mr. Danny Tynes, Mr. John Adderley and Mr. Cecil Hilton.





Condolences are extended to the families of Mrs. Patricia ‘Patty’ Fountain & family on the death of her aunt Lois Richardson; Elma and Disa Campbell and Katina ‘K.C.’ Campbell-Bowe & their families on the death of their aunt Ms. Ernestine Rolle.





Here are a few general announcements related to the Cathedral:
  • Children's Choir - Christ Church Cathedral Children’s Choir rehearsal occurs on Saturday, February 17th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room. Parents interested in having their children join the choir are encouraged to bring them at 5:30 p.m.
  • No Evensong - The New Providence Diocesan Lenten Mission opens this evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s College Auditorium. There will be no Evensong at The Cathedral this evening; instead, members are encouraged to attend the Mission Service. The Mission ends February 21st.
  • Mrs. Marina Trotman - Mrs. Marina Trotman will celebrate her 65th birthday on Wednesday, February 21st and invites members attending the 7:00 a.m. Mass on that day to remain behind for breakfast in The Chapter Room.
  • Servers' Guild of St. Ambrose - Servers’ practice will be held on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. for children ages 6 years and older.
  • Parish Annual General Meeting: The Agm will be held on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. all Organizations, Committees and Ministries must submit their reports to be included in the AGM Booklet no later than 3 pm on Friday, February 16th. Reports are to be emailed to: parishadmin@christchurchcathedralbahamas.com.
  • Vestry Elections - The following people are completing their terms on the Vestry and are eligible to serve again: Swithun Burrows, Jeanine Weech-Gomez and douglas Hanna. New people may also be nominated. Candidates must be registered, communicant, financially contributing members of the Parish of Christ Church Cathedral and be nominated and seconded by members in good standing, as well. Nominations should be submitted to the Parish Office by 12 noon on Friday, February 23rd. Nomination Forms are at the back of the church.










Please read the article from the desk of the clergy of our Parish. It was written by Fr. Colin Humes. It is entitled "LENT." Click the link below.






We have a monthly broadcast of our 9:00 a.m. service on the local station, STAR 106.5 FM. Our services will be broadcast on the fourth Sunday of each month. People or cell groups, looking to sponsor the broadcast ($450.00 per month) are asked to speak to Mrs. Tanya Hunt-Major, Parish Administrator. Parishioners are urged to tune in and advise family, friends and members of our sick or shut-in community to do the same.





Parish Database System
Parishioners are advised that the Cathedral Administration is about to embark on the modernization of the database system for parishioners. This, we anticipate, will assist in better communication between the clergy and the parishioners; centralize our envelope recording systems, and bring the method of recording the Cathedral database in a more practical way. Beginning next week you will find a form, that each member is asked to complete. As our old Automatic Church System Database system is no longer functioning, completing this forms will be the ONLY way that the church will have any information on members (including birthdays, anniversaries etc.). One of the advantages of this new system will allow members, who have email addresses and who subscribe to the system, to log in and edit their individual profiles and accounts. Thank you for your cooperation in this exercise. Please remember that each member, including infants and children, must have his/her own form.





The Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays, during Lent, at 7 pm. The Anglican Church Women will be responsible for the Stations of the Cross on February 23rd.





The Trustees have published a list of Donors of Record to the Cathedral House. If you don't have the list, please request it from the Parish Office. Peruse the list carefully, and if you have any concerns about your name or your Organization's name or anyone who you aware of, please advise either the Dean, Fr. Humes, the Parish Administrator (Parish Office) or any the Trustees. It is most important as the list of names will ultimately be placed permanently on a Granite Wall at the Cathedral House.





Here are upcoming, important events from the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas:
  1. Lenten Mission 2018 - The New Providence Lenten Mission will be held February 18th - 21st at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s College Auditorium. This year’s theme is: Becoming A Disciple. Bishop Laish Boyd will be the Preacher. The Mission topics are:
      Night 1 - Meeting Jesus in the Bible
      Night 2 - Meeting Jesus in the Prayer Life
      Night 3 - Joining Jesus in Mission
      Night 4 - Encounter Jesus in the Sacraments
  2. Anglican Schools' Festival - The 21st Anglican Schools’ Festival is scheduled for February 22nd - 25th and hosted by St. Anne’s School, Fox Hill. The Anglican Schools’ Festival is a tradition of the Anglican Schools and an opportunity for Anglican School students in our four schools to meet each other and compete in a friendly environment. The Festival will include Academic and Athletic Competitions as well as an Art Display, Silent Auction and Gospel Concert, featuring students of all our schools. All Anglicans are encouraged to support the Festival.