The South Bahamas Conference Music Ministries department recently sponsored a handbell workshop from July 3-7, 2023, at the Maranatha Church located on Prince Charles Drive. Ms. Marva Musgrove, coordinator of the Performing Arts Department at The Government High School served as the clinician.

Ms. Marva Musgrove

During the course of the week, the participants learned a new musical skill. On Sabbath July 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. a special presentation was held at the Maranatha Church. 

The service began with musical selections by some of the participants. As the service progressed, the workshop participants display their handbell-ringing skills. Family members and supporters thoroughly enjoyed the vast repertoire and skills demonstrated that evening. Also in attendance was the administration of the South Bahamas Conference, President Pastor Kenny Deveaux, Executive Secretary Pastor Leonardo Rahming, and Chief Financial Officer Okell Damastus. Pastor Deveaux remarked that the handbell recital was a historical event; the first of its kind to be held by the Conference. Following the recital, the participants were each presented with certificates to acknowledge the efforts of their hard work.