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Joyful, joyful

Monday, December 17, 2018

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Under the theme “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” the Manchester Municipal Corporation in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force last Monday (December 10) held the annual service of readings, carols and tree lighting, to officially begin the celebration of the Christmas season.

The event on the greens of the Cecil Charlton Park attracted many to the Mandeville town centre.

Residents were charged not to take anything for granted and to be thankful for family and friends.

“Let me remind you that the meaning of Christmas is that we should love our brothers and sisters. Spread a little love, exchange a gift, don't be selfish with what we have because it is in giving that we receive,” Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell urged the audience.

Assistant Commissioner of Police for Area 3, Clifford Chambers, in reading a message from Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson, encouraged his colleagues to continue to serve with compassion and conviction of purpose as the work they do allow others to be unencumbered by fear during the festive season.

Reverend Dr Donald Roberts in the homily said that the Christmas story is about love, and being open to experiencing God's love will lead to a better life.

“This season, as you see Christmas trees, as you hear and sing carols, give and receive gifts from family and friends, remember that you don't have to search hopelessly and helplessly and fruitlessly to find true love. Christmas means that God loves you,” he said.

Custos of Manchester Sally Porteous, Central Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Marlene Bailey also addressed the gathering.

Selections included the Comfort Church of God of Prophecy Youth Choir, the Jamaica Constabulary Force Choir and the Jamaica Constabulary Force Band.


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