Festival of Choirs
The sixth staging of Boulevard Baptist's Festival of Choirs takes place today to mark the final event to observe 45 years of ministry by Boulevard Baptist Church.
The beginning of the anniversary celebrations was marked by the mounting of a plaque with the names of the 33 foundation members, the erection of a new church sign, and the dedication of its five two-bedroom town house complex.
During the year, 27 members were added to the fellowship, three additional scholarships were awarded to needy students, and the skills training programme, literacy courses were improved.
In addition, every month 80 persons, mainly non-members, got food packages, the dental clinic saw approximately 60 persons monthly, the netball team was successful locally and internationally while the football team reached the semi-final and the scout troop was restarted.
The church tried to carry out its ministry under the theme 'Living by Faith'. It also started an outreach to the Duhaney Park Police Station to help the police in conflict resolution and hosted an open-air evangelistic service in Mandela Park, Half-Way Tree.
This year's Festival of Choirs will feature six choirs, including The Jamaica Constabulary Force Singers.
Other groups set to take the stage are the Glenmuir High Choir, the Bethel Baptist Church Choir, the Tarrant Baptist Church Choir, the Meadowbrook High Choir, and the Boulevard Baptist Church Choir.
The festival will close with 150 voices singing God and God Alone. Other special pieces include Total Praise, Jah is my Keeper, It is Well, Listen to the Angels and, He is my Joy.
The Baptist's Festival of Choirs begins at 5 p.m. at the Boulevard Baptist Church, 2 Washington Boulevard, and admission is free.