Monday, July 9 2012
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HONOURED: First place in the 2012 SEA exams Rebecca Ann Jattan receives a token from chairman of the Susamachar Presbyterian Church Manan Deo, as she ...
SCHOOLGIRL Rebecca Ann Jattan, who placed first in the 2012 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam was among several persons honoured during a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Susamachar Presbyterian Church.
Jattan and her parents are devout members of the church located at Coffee Street in San Fernando where she is also a member of the Church’s Sunday School department.
The other personalities honoured by the Church were several previous Ministers including Reverend Winston Gopaul; Reverend Cyril Paul (posthumously); Reverend Joy Abdul-Mohan and Reverend Daniel Teelucksingh.
In her sermon, Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod, the Right Reverend Brenda Bullock exhorted the congregation to adhere to two basic truths of Scripture — develop relationships with each other and to give selfless service to the Body of Christ.
“We must recognise that every individual is important and has a role to play in society and the Church. No one has all the answers,” Bullock said, adding, “every family can make a difference.”
She said in today’s world, it is “not easy being a Christian” and said it was critical that the Church utilises every member in support of the Body of Christ.
Bullock also pointed out that the Church’s longevity could be reflected in its “selfless service to the community and the nation”.
“We should all be selfless in our service,” she said adding, “Susamachar has provided leadership to the Church and to the wider community.” Members of the congregation were later treated to inspirational music by members of the church band.