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St Georges Church’s ‘Super Human’ evening for seniors

It was a super-human evening to remember when St Georges Anglican Church Mothers Union and the Intentional Discipleship Team held a ‘Super Human’ (as another way of saying Older Person) dinner in honor of Senior Citizens in their church, and the community, at the Cayman Conference Centre, Elizabethan Square. George Town. It was a lot of fun, and a chance for friends to catch up on the news and enjoy a really nice meal together. Lots of the younger people from the church had volunteered to help serving the meal, so that the seniors felt very special indeed, and the evening was a great success.

Winsome Sairsingh, Mothers Union member, explained why they had organized the evening, and why celebrating seniors is so important: “October the first is the international day of Older Persons, and throughout the month of October we are celebrating seniors,” she said. “It is a tradition in St George’s Church to have a dinner for the seniors in the Congregation, and the community.” Karen Willians, another Mothers Union member, welcomed everyone with a smile, and gave a word about the Mothers Union, an international organization promoting a stable, Christian family life, and the local branch which organizes many activities, including the evening’s dinner.

There was plenty of first-class entertainment. Odayne Plummer Master of Ceremonies, introduced each of the performers in turn, in between telling some very funny jokes (one about an old lady of 104 who said that the ‘best thing about being 104 is that you don’t have any peer pressure). Songbird Lisa Peart sang the song ‘God on the Mountain,’ a song all about remembering your faith when things go wrong: “Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain, and you've got peace of mind, like you've never known, but things change, when you're down in the valley, don't lose faith, for you're never alone.” Next, Ms Peart sang a duet with her ‘bestie,’ Chelsea Solomon. It was the lovely ballad, ‘I hope you dance,’ and they sang it beautifully.

Dequan Smith-McConvey came next. He is a sixteen-year with a rare gift for playing the cello, and he played movie-theme favorites, as well as some melodies from praise and worship songs. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Karen Williams told everyone about what a blessing Dequan was at church, especially after he had gone to New York to study the cello on a scholarship from Young at Arts, and came home with new confidence and professionalism in his chosen instrument. Mr. Zekel Leslie sang some gospel favorites next, including “Never grow old.” He introduced the song by saying, “We always make preparations spiritually for another home.” Everyone joined in with the refrain: “Never grow old, never grow old, in the land where we'll never grow old…”

While everyone was waiting for their dessert, some very funny, classic comedy film clips were being shown on the screen- Abbot & Costello, Benny Hill, and Charlie Chaplin who was having some trouble tiptoeing round a lions’ cage. Junior performers of Kri performing Arts School danced to New York, New York sung by Frank Sinatra. There was plenty of showbiz glitz and glamour as they danced, in bowler hats and black dance-suits, and everyone was amazed at their talent. It was a lovely evening. So many people had given of their time and talents to make it a very special night for the Seniors to remember.

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