Last night on 9 December, people gathered at the Mission in the Port of Durban for the Dedication of the Share-Your-Christmas-With a -Seafarer (SYCS) gifts.
Rev Millen Adams, who started this project nearly 30 years ago, did a great dedication service for a Congregation of seafarers and mission supporters.
Christmas readings and carols (led by ‘The Stark Singers’ in costumes – shepherds, sheep, donkeys & angels) were heartily sung and after a fantastic evening of joyful celebration the assembly enjoyed a feast of mince pies and coffee. The gifts will be distributed in the port and outer anchorage by the Chaplains on 21/22 December.
A Christmas Service and Dinner for seafarers and supporters of this ministry follows on Christmas Day at 7:00 pm in the Mission.
For more photos of the Dedication of the Gifts
Come and join us!