Men treated like kings
Yesterday the Britton’s Hill, St. Michael church treated them like Kings at their Father’s Day programme. This production did not only acknowledged fathers, but men in general. There were tributes by children, some of which even brought tears to the eyes of fathers.
Lana Bynoe-Kirton serenaded them, they were presented with tokens, guest speaker Pastor John Sargeant from Prospect Wesleyan spoke to them on the importance of being good role models and they were treated to breakfast. All of these activities were prepared by the women of the church.
A member, Sandra Wooding, humourously told Barbados TODAY that the day was so sweet and the men enjoyed themselves so much she was almost jealous she wasn’t a man.
“There are some who are not the best examples, but there are still some very, very good men out there. They are always saying they do so much for mothers so yesterday was our chance to make them feel extra special,” she said.
This event was geared specifically around Father’s Day celebrations but the church’s efforts to place greater emphasis on men continues with a panel discussion on the issue of men and their sexuality. They also plan to extend the outreach programme beyond the church with the aim of positively influencing the wider community, particularly the “boys on the block”. (KC)