Antigua Nazarenes circle the island with celebration
Friday, December 5, 2008
Antigua, Caribbean Region
Antiguan Nazarenes celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Church of the Nazarene with three island-wide events. First, adults and children alike joined in a "Know Your History" quiz. Participants were quizzed on local, district, regional, and international church matters, including the Covenant of Christian Conduct and the Covenant of Christian Character.

A praise and worship service celebrated a "Then and Now" night, which featured the hymns of the faith from long ago as well as the newest choruses today. The evening included special solos and duets as well as congregational singing enjoyed by all.

The Centennial Celebration was highlighted by a motorcade around the island, which traveled through all the areas where the various Nazarene churches in Antigua are located. Over 500 people from all the churches celebrated in this motorcade, which culminated in a Centennial march to a joint baptism of new believers in the area of the newest church on the island.   

The Church of the Nazarene entered Antigua in 1973. Antigua is part of the Leeward/Virgin Islands District on the Caribbean Region and home to more than 1,300 Nazarenes. For more on the Church of the Nazarene in Antigua, click here.

Note: Celebrations are continuing worldwide throughout the Centennial year. To share your Centennial Celebration photos and stories, please contact
--Centennial Resources (Slideshow available)
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