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Flood of support for Noah

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Saturday, April 19, 2014    

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THE St Andrew Parish Foundation hosted the premiere of the motion picture Noah, at Palace Amusement's Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew, recently.

The well-attended event was under the distinguished patronage of the Rt Rev Dr Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and Mrs Charmaine Gregory.

"Oh behalf of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, it is indeed a pleasure to welcome supporters of the St Andrew Parish Foundation and the outreach projects of the St Andrew Parish Church," said Rev Gregory.

The premiere was held to raise awareness for the foundation which seeks to raise $35 million dollars over the next three years for its various projects.

The St Andrew Parish Foundation is the outreach arm of the St Andrew Parish Church. The projects offer a wide range of social, economic and spiritual services and include development work in health, education, skills training, job creation, and senior citizen care in three large inner-city communities including the St Andrew Settlement in Majesty Gardens. The foundation also workw with the street boys in the Half-Way-Tree Area.

"The story of Noah tells of a good man in a corrupt world where rightful living had all but disappeared. It is a timely reminder of God's omnipotence and His redemptive plan, at a time when Jamaica is going through times of great danger and fear of the future," Rev Gregory said.

Staring Russell Crowe, the movie Noah re-imagines the Biblical story. It looks at a world ravaged by sin, and Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.

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