On December 4 th the 23 rd Annual Thanksgiving Service will be held on the grounds of the Government Administration Building in Philipsburg. The Government of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Christian Council, St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation and the Seventh Day Adventist Church will host the annual service with the theme “Come together with Hearts Full of Thanksgiving”
On December 1 st 1999, the former Executive Council decision that proclaimed Sunday the 5th of December 1999 a day of public thanksgiving. In acknowledgement of St. Maarten’s religious heritage, the St. Maarten Constitution states eloquently “We the people of St. Maarten CONFIRMING that we recognize the guiding principles of Almighty God as the core of our values.”
In understanding and respecting the multiple religious practices on the island and ensuring that all are present to participate in this moment of Thanksgiving for carrying us through another safe Hurricane season, the Government of St. Maarten invites the entire Sint Maarten community to come together to offer prayers of gratitude on the first Sunday in December.
The Thanksgiving Service will feature remarks by the Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Honorable Minister of Education Culture Youth & Sport drs. Rodolphe Samuel, songs, prayers and much more. The public is encouraged to attend the Thanksgiving Service that begins at 4:30 pm with Praise & Worship followed by the Opening Prayer 5:00 pm sharp.