Covenant Congregation Of Presby Church Dedicates New Building

Covenant Congregation Of Presby Church Dedicates New Building

Covenant Congregation Of Presby Church Dedicates New Building

 

 A new church building for the Covenant Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at La-Nkwantanang in Ga Presbytery in Accra has been dedicated to the glory of God at the cost of about 3 million Ghana cedis.

The building was funded with contributions from members of the church, through fund raising and contributions from individuals and groups.

Inaugurating the building at a ceremony which was attended by a number of personalities, ministers of the Gospel and worshippers from the Adentan District of the Church, the Acting Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Presbytery Chairperson for Ga, Rev Dr Victor Okoe Abbey stressed the need for church members to be properly accommodated in a serene atmosphere.

He said the Presbytery would continue to encourage the local congregations to put up similar structures to enable church members to have concentrated minds to serve God well.

Rev Okoe Abbey commended members of the Covenant congregation for putting up the building.

He congratulated the leaders of the project, and encouraged them to continue with their giving spirit for the church to undertake more projects of this nature.

The Acting Moderator called on the congregation to help the resident Minister to maintain the structure.

He said, failure to have regular maintenance would derail all the toil and sweat of members.

Later in a sermon urged Christians to have faith in God so that they could please him.

He encouraged Christians to stop moving from one prayer camp to another but to seek the face of God at all times because he answered prayers of people who had strong faith in him.

Rev Okoe Abbey also urged members of the congregation not only to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, but be doers of the word and must also have faith in God.

He said the church had been given the power to transform society for the better which could only be accomplished if Christians followed the footsteps of Christ.

The minister-in charge of the congregation Rev. Kwaku Amissah in an interview was grateful to the traditional authority for releasing the land for the building and also their contributions to the church over the years.

He commended the church members for their self-help spirit and appealed to them to continue to support the church in diverse ways.

Rev Amissah urged members of the church to be united at all times since that was the only way the church could grow in numbers and infrastructure.

 

He thanked the chiefs and people of La-Nkwantanang for creating the congenial atmosphere for growth and development of Christianity in the area.

 

All too soon Christmas is here with us again and we are witnessing the completion of another year! Christmas is the time that we remember the birth of Jesus the Saviour as we share in the songs of the Angels, the gladness of the Shepherds and the wor

All too soon Christmas is here with us again and we are witnessing the completion of another year! Christmas is the time that we remember the birth of Jesus the Saviour as we share in the songs of the Angels, the gladness of the Shepherds and the wor

Christmas Goodwill Message By The Rev. Dr Victor Okoe Abbey, Ag. Moderator Of The General Assembly Of The Presbyterian Church Of Ghana

All too soon Christmas is here with us again and we are witnessing the completion of another year! Christmas is the time that we remember the birth of Jesus the Saviour as we share in the songs of the Angels, the gladness of the Shepherds and the worship of the Wise Men.

Christmas is associated with generosity, family unity and love. Relationships are central to the celebration of Christmas. There are many phrases so firmly attached to this period that they are used even in secular contexts: “peace on earth”, “goodwill”, “the Christmas spirit”, and “Merry Christmas”. These are great concepts but, without Jesus, they become empty. Peace, love, restored relationships, joy, and goodwill are the results of knowing Jesus. To talk of them in isolation is to hold out false hopes.

Isaiah says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light”, and went on to talk about joy, rejoicing, freedom and peace (Isaiah 9:2-5). How are these things possible? The answer is found in verses 6-7:

“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given.”

It is common for Christians to bemoan the fact that the world seems to have taken Christ out of Christmas. We feel sorry for Jesus when he is ignored on his own birthday, and we remind each other that Jesus is the reason for the season.

The true essence of Christmas is the celebration of the incredible love of God that God demonstrated for us by sending His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ to this world to save us by suffering and dying on the Cross for our sins. Therefore, the real Christmas story is the story of God becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. The Message Version of the Bible puts it so graphically:  Christ in our neighbourhood!

 This month is exactly one year since Rt Rev Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo, took office as the 17th Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

As you are aware, the Moderator has been indisposed since May this year. By the Grace of the Almighty God he is responding to treatment. Our prayer and hope is that he will return to office soon to implement the vision of the Church. It is on his behalf, and my own behalf, that I take this opportunity to wish you all a “MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!”

In a time like this, it is appropriate that we give thanks to God for preserving our lives and providing for our needs according to His immeasurable riches in glory. Christmas prompts us to acknowledge God’s love and goodness to all of us.

 I also thank all those who continue to support and pray with us, since your prayers and support have been a source of strength, comfort and encouragement. 

The truth of the matter is that all humanity and, indeed, the entire world is helpless in the face of human predicament. It is the miracle of Christmas – the incarnation, God with us humans – that presents a way out of this predicament.

 At Christmas, God reaches down to us in order to lift us up from all that work against life as God intends it to be, and to guarantee peace with God.  Indeed, the forces that work and militate against us as a nation and as individuals are many. One of these forces is corruption which has become a canker in Ghana now.

In the spirit of “Peace on earth and goodwill to all” we must celebrate this Christmas meaningfully as we rise up and join hands with the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, to fight against the corrupt practices that threaten to bring our country to its knees. The canker of corruption has the potency of wiping out possibilities for our young democracy, weakening the effectiveness of our public institutions; undermining economic stability and becoming detrimental to genuine foreign investments and development.

I call on the people of Ghana – Christians especially – to take a stance against corruption at all levels of society.

As a Church we commend the government on the implementation of the Free Senior High School. It is our expectation that the challenges the programme faces will be addressed to smoothen the rough edges. I call on all to support the implementation of this laudable policy to ensure its success.

As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, let us remember that, on the first Christmas night, the song that the angels sang was a “song of peace”: “Peace on earth and goodwill toward all people” (Luke 2:14). It is a song that resonates well with the name of Christ Jesus announced by the Prophet Isaiah long before He was born - “Prince of Peace.”

It is my prayer that the birth of the Saviour provides the solution to the fear of condemnation and despair of life under the control of the powers of darkness, the evil systems of this world, and the inclinations of our lower nature as human beings.

We, as citizens, cannot be peace-lovers if we are not peace-makers. We cannot afford to do anything to compromise the peace we have in the country.

 As the year 2017 draws to a close, we need to take time to reflect on all that God has done for us as a Nation and as individuals and express gratitude. Let us also remember people who have shown kindness to us and express our gratitude to them. For, Christmas is a time of joy and as well as a time to say “thank you”!

I call for moderation in the celebration of Christmas and the New Year to preserve lives. I advise motorists and pedestrians to avoid reckless driving and also do away with riotous celebration of the season. Let us use the Yuletide to reflect, forgive others and reconcile with God.

 On behalf of the entire membership of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, I wish you, once again, a MERRY CHRISTMAS. May the year 2018 bring us Peace, Prosperity, and Fruitfulness through hard work?   Afi oo afi! Afrihyiapa!!    Happy New Year!!! 

 

 

 

Prez Akufo Addo Calls For More Support & Prayers...

Prez Akufo Addo Calls For More Support & Prayers...

President Akufo-Addo has appealed, once again, for the support of every Ghanaian, especially the support and prayers of the Church, to help him and his government carry out its mandate successfully.

He made this request at the 17th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Abetifi, Kwahu, on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

President Akufo-Addo urged the gathering to believe passionately “in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts.” 

“I am fortified in this by the Gospel of St. Matthew in chapter 19 verse 26, which reads: ‘But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible…we can, together, build a new Ghanaian civilization, where there is fair opportunity for all in education and health, where hard work, enterprise and creativity are rewarded, where there is an abundance of decent jobs with good pay, where there is a dignified retirement for the elderly, where there is a social safety net for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, where governance is honest and free of corruption, and where the rule of law works…  

…the founders of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo stressed, chose the words Freedom and Justice as the country’s motto, “because they envisaged us as a shining example to the black peoples of the world of what a free, dedicated, enterprising, Ghanaian people can do to build a society the equal of any, anywhere on the face of the planet. I am deeply influenced by this vision” he indicated.

 

 

PRESBY CHURCH OF GHANA MINISTERS’ SPOUSES CONFERENCE ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

PRESBY CHURCH OF GHANA MINISTERS’ SPOUSES CONFERENCE ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

The Ministers’ Spouses Conference of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, (PCG) has elected new executive committee to steer the affairs of the group for the next six years.

The new executive committee is under the presidency of Mrs. Eunice Amfo-Akonnor with Mrs. Elizabeth Opong Wereko as Vice President.

Other officers elected were Mr. Edwin A. Opare, National Secretary, Mrs. Comfort Annor, Assistant National Secretary, Mrs. Joyce Puplampu, Financial Secretary and Mrs. Theresa Bawua as Treasurer. The out-going acting national president, Mrs Florence Mante becomes advisor.

They were elected at the just ended biennial conference held at the University of Ghana, Legon.
The National President elect, Mrs Euinice Amfo-Akonnoe on behalf of the officers, expressed appreciation for the confidence reposed in them and pledged to put the group on a higher pedestal during their six year tenure of office.

She said: “God has found it necessary at this time to elect us as officers for the next six years. We will tap the expertise of all members to move the group forward.

Speaking to the media, the out-going national president, Mrs Florence Mante said the group over the years had undertaken lots of projects aimed at seeking the welfare of women and children. She mentioned some of these projects as breast cancer awareness and the establishment of a fund to support people diagnosed with the disease and the HIV/AIDS campaign project to sensitize their members.

She warned Ghanaians, especially women to be wary of people parading the country as Men of God and engage in dubious activities with sole aim of getting money quick. She said such persons gave themselves titles including pastor, bishop, archbishop and man of God but ended engaging in things that bring the name of God into disrepute.

Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCG in a sermon at the thanksgiving service on Sunday to climax the four-day conference at the Faith Congregation at Shiashie in Accra said the church should be able to bring comfort, hope and peace to the distressed to fulfill the mission of Christ. "The church of Christ should be an arena of peace, hope and love for the people," he added.

He however expressed concern about "the lack of zeal among present day Christians to pursue the holiness and Godliness that Jesus asked them to live but rather go after riches."

He said the people's deviation from God's way and word has resulted in the number of social vices being experienced because parents had failed to bring up their children in the Lord's way.

Rev Dr Ayete-Nyampong commended ministers’ spouses of the church for supporting their husbands and wives to effectively carry out their ministerial duties.
This year’s event, which was under the theme: “When the Holy Spirit Moves, the Transformed Minister’s Spouse” was attended by more than 700 delegates.

 

The PCG Ministers’ Spouses Conference was formed 41 years ago to bring all spouses of the ministers together to support their spouses’ roles as ministers and also to support the welfare of women and children.

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