January 4, 2019 @ 3:42 PM
Greetings, this New Year, 2019!
Under the spiritual guidance of Archbishops George Forde, Vincent Waterman and Wilfred Portier, a charge was given October 10, 1996 to rebuild this church, and so, on February 22, 1997, the journey began. We have had highs and lows, but we have seen the ACW touch every corner of the world. We rejoice in the fact that the ACW is still carrying forth the mission given us by the Gospel and enhanced by our goal of “Reaching out to the world!”
Now the leadership has been passed on to a new generation under the guidance of our Metropolitan Archbishop Ernest Anthony Ross, who will preside from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. We pray Gods ......
December 1, 2018 @ 12:11 PM
November 30 Barbados celebrates its 52nd birthday as a nation much has changed since that November night in 1966 where at midnight the Union Jack came down and the Trident went up.
50% of my countrymen who witnessed that night are no longer with us but one thing has kept us proud there is no division among race we are all Barbadians black or white
in the USA black Americans call themselves “African-Americans but unlike Italian, German and even Cubans Americans they do nothing to support their so-called homeland Africa
I do not blame them much for this since supporting many in Africa ends-up not as intended where corrupt despots rule the ruse and stuff their pockets
November 21, 2018 @ 9:24 AM
Beloved in Christ,
I have much appreciation and thanks to all for given me the time to fully embrace my retirement. While not effective until December 31, rest was needed as it brought energy to this traveled soul.
As Christmas draws near, we think of those in California who suffered from the devastating fires that claimed much, and those around the country who fell to the hands of Lawless and depraved murderers. We pray Gods mercy be with them all.
After missing last year due to residential transition, our Festival of 20.000 Lights returns. Pass by and have a look between 5:00 pm and Midnight each evening, (110 Oxford, FH) Thanksgiving to December 31st.
November 18, 2018 @ 10:11 PM
As I heard the wonderful tributes given at my retirement service I pondered how blest I have been in this life. There were highs and lows, yet there’s no regrets. Much I traveled with my political oriented Dad. I have visited some 76 countries, (some just stop-over’s but yet a visit adding up to a wonderful life, it was a blessing. I have traveled all the Caribbean and most of Europe
which is like traveling the USA state-by-state which I have done except Idaho
Beginning in the 70‘s I explored AFRICA visiting
Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia, South-Africa, South-Sudan, Uganda.
Zimbabwe (when it was ...
November 14, 2018 @ 10:29 PM
Beloved in Christ, our retirement service was a blessing and well attended by pastors, area church delegations, and community leaders. (It pleased me that a bugler did not play “Taps” after all the nice things were said!)
Not many who came believed I was retiring, but I explained I was not leaving the ministry, just the administrative duties of the ACW. New leaders, to whom I shall give my full support, are now in place.
I have lived in the Bellville community for the past 22 years and have developed many spiritual and personal relationships. Therefore, with the House Of Bishops’ permission, I shall take the charge as Dean of the Cathedral here at the Good Shepherd ......
October 30, 2018 @ 10:24 PM
In 2008 I completed my book of poems now bring revised as part of my upcoming biography that, God willing, will be published next year. As retirement draws nigh this coming Sunday I will share one of the poems daily. l hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
Monday October 29. 2018
Whatever Faith There Be (2005)
The World with all its myriad differences
Is no less fabulous in its own way and means.
I begin to wonder--
Have I dwelt too much of late among the shining spires
With no companionship,
That the God’s demand?
In the end, all toils are not for naught.
We must ponder of that which was good.
Slay not the fond memories.&...
October 13, 2018 @ 3:47 PM
As I prepare to enter my 45th year of ministry, twenty-two years as bishop, and retirement draws nigh, I look back. There are over 5000 hymns in the Anglican faith, not all written by Anglicans, but the words of the authors helped me hold my faith in Gods service and I thought that I will share them with you. You may not know all of them but if you take a peek, you will find if you research them that you will see how they impacted the faith. Most of the authors have passed on centuries ago, but their everlasting impact remains with us.
I have selected 45 hymns (one for each year) that meant so much to me, and as you look at them, you too may reflect how what they meant to you. Hymns are not only for singing but for reading the joy ...
September 28, 2018 @ 3:04 PM
I have lived a good life. Not a privilege one but comfortable. As a youth it seems following my father’s footsteps to politics would be my life, but then at 14 the inner call of ministry came, from there I would dedicate my life to God’s service. It is not easy as a teenager to make good choices but my path to ministry was one where I have come to know was the best decision made.
In Ministry you have to constantly give your all, there’s no second option to your duty as fresh challenges come daily. If there’s sincerity, you must heed its call.
My journey into the Episcopacy was a non-planned one and for the first year I .........
September 22, 2018 @ 11:05 PM
Recently a 47 year old Deputy-Warden of a juvenile detention center came to us in pain over his Catholic Church (CC). As a life-long catholic considering separation, he wanted to know what the ACW position was regarding all that is going on in his Church. As a good friend, we enquired why he wanted to leave the CC to which he replied the pedophile-problems of their priests was his chief concern, but he had no disagreement with the spiritual teachings of the CC.
There are many administrative answers that we could have given, but we dealt with the question focusing on his faith and encouraged him not to leave the CC because of the malevolent behavior of a few.
The CC is 750 million strong worldwide and &...
August 8, 2018 @ 1:12 AM
2010 on a visit to Oklahoma I peeked into the campus of Oral-Roberts-University, its pristine majesty was overwhelming. In 2011, I visited the Chrystal-Cathedral in California where Dr. Robert-Schuller preside each-week with inspirational messages. In childhood the family would listen to the radio where Billy-Graham, Jerry-Falwell, Jimmy-Swaggert & Maurice Carrillo (among others) gave hope through their messages. We listened intensively, but now these beautiful images are gone, only the Mormon Tabernacle in Utah where I also visited still holds it majesty-of-faith.
Time, political and family infighting have taken these great monuments of faith from us; the Chrystal-Cathedral, Oral Roberts-ministry giants of the .........