School uniform drive

Parents Matter, a family support group, will hold its fourth-annual school uniform drive and family social today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Church of the Apostles’ Doctrine in Smith Bay, St. Thomas. Look for the balloons. Come get what your children need for school. All items are free, but tips are appreciated. Also enjoy a variety of teas, snacks, inspirational talks and prizes. To donate items, contact Harriet at 340-643-4342.

Full Body revival services

The Full Body Evangelistic Pentecostal Church invites the public to three nights of revival services, Thursday through Sept. 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Bishop Sam Smith III of Mt. Zion E.P.C. in St. Maarten. The theme for this revival is “Contending for Revival.” The church is located adjacent to Lindquist beach in Smith Bay on St. Thomas. Look for the sign by the road.

For more information, email at or call 340-514-3433.

‘Free Fashion Giveway’

New Beginning Christian Fellowship will give away pre-loved fall clothing for men, women and children beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept. 2 in the Four Winds Plaza parking lot, next to Furniture World, St. Thomas.

New Beginning’s Sunday schedule is Bible Study at 8:30 a.m., worship service at 10 a.m. and prayer and Bible study at 6 p.m. The church is in Four Winds Plaza, St. Thomas, behind the carwash. For information email or call Pastor Vikki at 340-513-1425.

Back-to-school outreach

V.I. Mothers Against Guns, Inc., in conjunction with Sounds of Jubilee Ministries and the St. Thomas/St. John Fellowship of Pastors, will sponsor the Back to School Day of Prayer and Blessing Outreach on Sept. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas. Prayers will be offered up for students, teachers, faculty, support staff, educational personnel, and families in the territory. This event is open to the public.

The groups also are urging parents, and particularly fathers, to take their children to school on the first day of school, and continue to contribute significantly to their children’s education throughout the school year.

For further information, contact Celia A. Carroll, president, V.I. Mothers Against Guns, at 340-775-9337 or 340-690-5759 or visit the Facebook page, V.I. Walk Run Against Violence.

V.I. Christian Ministries

V.I. Christian Ministries hosts “Stand in Victory,” with Apostle Victoria Michaels-Jefferson and Bishop Bank Jefferson, at 105 Bolongo Bay, St. Thomas. Hours are Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sept. 4 through Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. For information call 340-774-4904 or visit or


V.I. Christian Ministries will celebrate “The Arising of the Deborahs and Esthers” on Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 105 Bolongo Bay, bottom of Donkey Hill, St. Thomas. Lunch will be provided. Speakers are Dr. Victoria Michaels-Jefferson, Pastor Adelle Penn Brown and Soraya Diase Coffelt. For more information, visit or call 340-774-4904.

‘A Taste of Judaism’

“A Taste of Judaism. Are you Curious?” will be held Sept. 5, 12 and 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., hosted by the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, 2166 Crystal Gade. Have you ever wondered or had questions about Jews or Judaism? Are you part of an interfaith family? Do you have doubts or disappointments with organized religion? Then this easy access, open-minded and nationally tested taste might be just for you. Open to the community. No charge to attend. Designed for beginners, Jewish or not. For more information call 340-774-4312 or email

Cruz Bay Baptist celebrates

The Cruz Bay Baptist Church on St. John invites the community to join it in its 64th-anniversary celebration. Festivities begin on Sept. 6 and 7 with evening services beginning at 7. An Anniversary Gala will take place on Sept. 9 at the Westin Resort from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at Shani’s Hair Salon and Chelsea’s Drug Store on St. John. On Sept. 10 enjoy an anniversary service at 4 p.m.

Prayer meeting, Bible study

A Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at Walker by the Sea, Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 340-643-7141 or 340-643-7901.

The St. Croix Council of Elders holds a Healing Heart Gathering on the last Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Frederiksted Community Garden. The community is invited to join them to promote peace, harmony and healing, for the island and the world.