St. Thomas Reformed Church, corner of Crystal and Nye, will celebrate Choir Appreciation Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday with musical guest, soprano Laura Strickling. Activity time is available for children under 10. Nursery is available for children under 3. Contact Dawn Comissiong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 340-776-8255 for information.
Grace Baptist Church in Estate Fortuna will hold its summer “Maker Fun Factory” Vacation Bible School from Sunday through Thursday. It is free for kids ages 3 to 14 and will run from 6 to 8:30 each night. For information, call 340-776-2950 or email email@example.com.
To address the problem of violence in the Virgin Islands, the University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism, in partnership with the anti-trafficking, sexual violence and youth crime prevention agency More Too Life, Inc., will host the first Youth Violence Prevention Summit, “Working For Change: A Peace Initiative,” from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Great Hall on the St. Croix campus and Wednesday in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas campus, room 142. To register visit http://csap.uvi.edu. For information contact the office of the president at 340-693-1003.
Christian Unity Church Academy will host an honorarium on July 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Frenchtown Community Center on St. Thomas. This event will be preceded by the promotion of three preschool graduates: Abrielle Bellot, Joshua Cognette and Dianna Ira. The honorees will include Chandell Brown, Kishma Bruney, Alexon and Veda Cognette, Jacklyne Francois, Leon Monsanto Jr. and Nina Phillip. For tickets and information, call 340-777-1532, 340-643-3413 or 340-344-6657.
The St. Thomas–St. John Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands will hold a Centennial Emancipation Service at the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium at Charlotte Amalie High School on July 2 beginning at 9 a.m. All are welcome to join the Deanery in fellowship and celebration of our Emancipation.
The 29th annual Caribbean Covenant Ministries Conference with the theme “The Kingdom of God Revealed” will be held July 6 to 9. Sessions will be held at 7:30 nightly and on July 8 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and starting at 8:30 a.m. there will be a seminar and other activities for the youths, culminating with a concert at 5:30 p.m. Events will be at Living Word Family Ministries in Smith Bay, across from Lindquist Beach. There will be guest speakers from the U.S. and the Caribbean along with local speakers. Admission is free. For information, call Apostle Gladstone Hazel at 340-344-9211 or 340-774-5400.
Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold their 3-day regional convention on three consecutive weekends in July at their Assembly Hall in Frederiksted. The theme of the convention is Don’t Give Up! (No Se Rinda!) The entire program can be found on jw.org/publications. The first in the series will be held in Spanish on July 14-16. The second and third will be held in English on July 21-23 and July 28-30. All three conventions will present the identical program. As always, our meetings are open to the public and no collections are ever taken.
A Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at Walker by the Sea, Lindberg Bay, St. Thomas, meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Topics will include salvation, faith healing and deliverance. The group also will pray for the sick. 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.