The countdown for the submission of entries in the Diocesan Visioning Song Competition gathers momentum days away from the September 30 deadline.
The Song Competition, which was announced by the Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the Ret. Rev. Howard Gregory, during the Summer holidays, is aimed at supporting the Visioning Process and development of the five-year Diocesan Strategic Plan (2014-2019) which began early this year.
Miss Rhena Williams, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, explains that: “Under the guidelines for the Competition, entries should highlight the Diocesan Vision and Purpose, as well as, the Church’s Five Marks of Mission against which Strategic Development Plans for local congregations and the wider Diocese are being formulated.”
The Vision and Purpose were developed in a series of regional consultations involving clergy and representatives of Diocesan organizations; and they were subsequently endorsed by the Synod in April 2014.
Miss Williams says that entries will be accepted with words only, or words and music; and the music should be catchy and spirited. Each song should have between three and five verses. The Competition is open to persons of all ages, and submissions may be made by groups or individuals. The winner will be announced on October 30. (Please click here for entry details)