The Men’s Fellowship of the Cave Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church had a special treat for mothers in the congregation during a special Mothers’ Day service this morning.
Some of the highlights of the occasion were tributes and words of recognition by three of the men – Hilary Regis, Emmanuel Joseph and Jeffrey Husbands – who recalled the roles their biological and non-biological mothers played in shaping their lives.
Three mothers, Herma Lewis, Gale Prescod and Tameisha Mayers, were also specially selected by a joint planning committee to be honoured for their outstanding service to family, church and community.
Lewis, a former song service leader, soloist, choir member and a current line dancing teacher, has taken on the task of raising three grandchildren following the death of their mother.
Prescod, a regular attendee at Cave Hill Wesleyan Holiness, also serves as ushers’ coordinator and treasurer of the Sunday School committee. She also contributes to the old scholars association of her alma mater, Ellerslie Secondary School.
Mayers, meanwhile, juggles her duties as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School assistant treasurer with her hectic work life.
The senior pastor of the church, Dr Beverly Lashley, was also honoured as the church mother and a mother in her own right.
All the mothers in the congregation were also presented with “love” tokens and then toasted with non-alcoholic wine.
The church also observed one minute’s silence in memory of mothers who passed away. (EJ)