DAEC supports call for Sunday to remain day of rest and worship

first_imgBishop Bill Daniel. For the last few weeks I have listened with interest to the comments made by persons on the media regarding a proposal coming from the DAIC proposing that legislation be put in place to declare Sunday a normal working day in Dominica.Let me state most emphatically that the Dominica Association of Evangelicial Churches recognizes that in any society there are establishments within the business community that by the nature of services they provide, must work on Sundays.Sunday however, is recognized by most Dominicans as their day of worship which is a biblical requirement. During this day of worship, believers go to church and offer cooperate worship to God on a day set aside for that purpose. We in the Evangelical Community believe that Sunday as a day of rest, worship and family time is essential to the balance of life of the individual and to general balance within the Society.Families and especially single parents are under tremendous challenges seeking to balance work, home and personal life. In their attempt to maintain this balance, the lack of time spent with family is minimal and as a result children and young people remain unsupervised which leads to a new set of challenges.Sunday is the day chosen and set aside by most Dominicans for WORSHIP and PRAISE to God and should not be interfered with, rest and worship is ordained by God and all concerned are advised to be guided accordingly.The proposal therefore to make Sunday a normal working day will undermine the family structure, the church and the society at large.The DAEC therefore, is not in support of any change to make Sunday a normal working day and the perceived economic gain will never outweighing the spiritual and social loss that this change would bring to our nation.I therefore call on all right thinking Dominicans and believers alike to reject the request from the DAIC and also call on the Government of Dominica to reject such a request and encourage everyone to work hard during the week but continue to use Sunday as their choice day of worship and Praise. Press StatementBy: President of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches Share 22 Views   one comment Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews DAEC supports call for Sunday to remain day of rest and worship by: – December 19, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

TENNIS: Serena wins 3rd straight U.S. Open

first_imgSerena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open and became the first woman to win three in a row since Evert’s four-title run from 1975-78.Williams earned $4 million, a record in tennis — $3 million for the title, plus a $1 million bonus for having had the best results during the North American summer hard-court circuit.It was a dominant performance to cap a dominant two weeks in Flushing Meadows. Not only did Williams, ranked and seeded No. 1, win all 14 sets she played in the tournament, she never even dropped more than three games in any of them.Until the U.S. Open, though, Williams had not been at her best on her sport’s biggest stages in 2014. She lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open, the second round at the French Open, and the third round at Wimbledon, where a disoriented Williams also struggled through an odd appearance in doubles that was attributed to a viral illness.Back at the top of her game, Williams broke Wozniacki’s serve five times and compiled a hard-to-believe 29-4 edge in winners. Remarkably, until a cross-court backhand on the run in the final game that even Williams applauded, the only winners registered by the 10th-seeded Wozniacki came on a trio of aces, one in the first set, two in the second.That was, in part, a result of the Dane’s iffy play in only her second Grand Slam final — she lost to Kim Clijsters at the 2009 U.S. Open — but more due to Williams’ relentless pursuit of every ball.A few weeks shy of her 33rd birthday, making the American the oldest major champion since Navratilova was 33 at Wimbledon in 1990, Williams simply would not allow a shot to get past her. Wozniacki is the one training for the New York City Marathon, but Williams tired her out by the end.Wozniacki was not exactly an extra in this Williams highlight reel, but pretty close to it. The points were being directed by Williams, whether via serves that reached 120 mph (194 kph), forceful returns that backed Wozniacki into a corner when not producing outright winners, unreachable groundstrokes from all angles or even the occasional volley.last_img read more