Diasporian News of Thursday, 24 April 2014
Source: The Organizing Committee
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to
Join Chicago Congregation in Prayer Feast and Church Naming Ceremony.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana – Chicago Congregation invites you to a
three day power packed clinical spiritual retreat and prayer feast towards
its official Church naming ceremony from Thursday May 8 2014 through Sunday
May 11, 2014. The schedule of activities are as follows: Thursday May 8 –
Saturday May 10, 2014 (7pm – 10pm) PRAYER FEAST. Sunday, May 11, 2014 (10am
– 1pm) is the Church Naming Ceremony,
Rt. Rev. Pof. Emmanuel Martey (MTh. MPhil. PhD) - Moderator of The General
the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, is the key note speaker of the event.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Chicago congregation, is a merged
congregation of both Bethel and Trinity Presbyterian churches. This timely
merger came into fruition when the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev.
Prof. Emmanuel Martey (MTh. MPhil. PhD) visited Chicago in September 2011.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey (MTh. MPhil. PhD), who sincerely believes
in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana’s motto “That They all May be One” John
17:11, started arbitration between the elders of both Bethel and Trinity
churches. His persistent determination and vision for the Chicago
congregation finally resulted in a peaceful unification of the two churches.
Rev. William Ofosu-Addo, Director of Missions and Evangelism officiated
the first Divine Service of the merged church on November 6, 2011 at 4130 S
Indiana Ave., Chicago IL. 60653 (The congregation’s place of worship)
To date, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Chicago congregation has a
strong membership of 150. The first Resident Minister, Rev. Samuel Afoakwa Badu
and his family, relocated from Toronto, Canada, on March 19, 2013 to
Pastor the Church.
As we celebrate the “naming” of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Chicago
on May 8th through May 11th, we aspire to building an indigenous
Christian Community and also uphold the centrality of the Word of God through the
enablement of the Holy Spirit.
Please join us at this exciting time in the life of the Presbyterian
Church of Ghana, Chicago Congregation.
The church is reforming, and will continue to reform according to the word
of God – Reform slogan.