The year long bi-centenary celebration of the St John’s Maroon Church in Freetown, would slam its zenith on 14th December, with a spiritual service in Maroon style, disclosed the Church’s Senior Society Steward, Victor Berber-Richards.
According to him, the St John’s Maroon Church is celebrating two hundred years of existence.
He intimated, “as we celebrate we need to sit and think back… the Maroons came and built a Church; but what are we going to leave behind for our children.”
Berber-Richards continued, “as a church we have decided to go into education, because the Maroons were the first settlers to build a Church and a School at Maroon town, so we want to build a bi-centenary building at the back of the church which would house a training centre for all the Maroon youths who are idling, as this would capacitate them for the future,” he said.
He appealed to NGOs, Government Agencies and other humanitarian organizations for their support which is most needed for the success of the project.
He thanked God Almighty for the privilege “he gave our generation to witness this special day,” and also thanked the President, the Mayor and the Ghanaian Ambassador for giving them audience.
The Senior Society Steward called on all and sundry to witness the occasion which he said is going to be a spirit-filled service.
The maroons are noted for Negro spiritual worship and this would be displayed on Sunday, he assured.
By Ophaniel Gooding