5th anniv celebrations of Gbawe Dist Presby end

Members of the Women’s fellowship singing at the service

Members of the Women’s fellowship singing at the service

A colourful ceremony was held yesterday to climax the fifth anniversary celebrations of the Gbawe District of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG).

About 16 congregations comprising adults, children and youth gathered at the District Head, Calvary Congregation, amidst music and dance to express gratitude to God for obviously seeing them through five years of being an independent District.

Prior to the climax, series of activities including health walks, blood donation, music festival and fun games were held to mark the anniversary themed; “Let the Earth Hear, Working For Christ in Unity and Love.”

Reverend Nii Noi Odonkor, the District Minister of Kaneshie (of which Gbawe District was carved out) in a sermon congratulated the District for bracing the odds within a short time to become a formidable District to reckon with in the PCG.

Making reference to scriptures, Rev. Odonkor charged church members to develop “right attitudes” as they delivered on their God-given mandate to “let the earth hear the gospel of Christ.”

“Let us shun the party spirit in the church and strive to make impact in the society by building on love and unity.

Let us show respect and honour to one another and work hard by actively involving the youth in our activities to grow stronger as a District,” he charged.

The Gbawe District Minister, Rev. Michael Addo-Quaye Addo in an address, which was full of the Lord’s praise, rallied church members to exhibit tolerance, unity and love, to raise the image of the District.

“This mission of Christ entrusted to us can only be accomplished when through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, we work together as one body showing true love for each other.

“When we recognise the strengths and gifts of one another and collectively and selflessly put ourselves to the work of the Master, we will win more people for him,” he stated.

The Chairman of the Anniversary Planning Committee, Rev. Kennedy Sarpong presented special awards and citation to pioneering ministers and deserving members who in diverse ways contributed to the progress of the District in the last five years.

The Gbawe District was elevated in March 2013 out of Kaneshie District with 13 locals consisting of eight preaching posts and five congregations.

It currently boasts of 16 locals with 15 consecrated catechists and a caretaker to oversee the District’s various programmes and activities.

By Abigail Annoh

 

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