Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana(P.C.G.) has climaxed its Silver Jubilee celebration with a mammoth thanksgiving service on Sunday February 21, 2016. In attendance were the Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, past and present Ministers of the Church, the Ga Presbytery Chairperson, Rev. Victor O. Abbey, Reverend Ministers -some of whom have served as resident ministers- accompanied by their spouses as a well as invited guests. Clad in beautifully designed anniversary cloth, the congregants danced in praise and worship of the Lord for the 25 years journey of the congregation.
Preaching on the theme “Holding on to the hope that does not disappoint”, Reverend Prof. Martey said the Christian faith has three cardinal virtues of which HOPE is one and the other two being faith and love. According to him, the Christian hope is a glorious one just as Jesus rose from the dead. He stressed that those who believe God will rise up in him just as Christ rose from the dead in glory.
The Moderator said our hope is grounded in the Lord and he(the Lord) will never disappoint us emphasing that it is time for Christians to abandon their spiritual myopia and follow God’s way. Reverend Prof. Martey commended the Hope Congregation for its contribution to the growth of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana stating that the congregation has contributed human and physical resources which have significantly influenced the ministry of the PCG.
The 25th Anniversary Planning committee chairman, Mr Isaac Akesseh enumerated the various successes chalked by the congregation during its 25 years of existence as well as the hope that lies ahead in the many more years to be celebrated. He said evangelism remains one of the strong pillars which has taken the church beyond the borders of the Ga Presbytery into settlements and communities in other presbyteries to share the word of God, as well as support and bring HOPE to such settlements and communities.
Awards were presented to individuals and groups who have contributed to the growth. They included the pioneering members, session members, Reverend Ministers, catechists, and group leaders. Winners of the various anniversary competitions were also awarded with cash, plaques and certificates.
A 25th anniversary plaque was unveiled by the Moderator while spouses of the various ministers of the church cut a huge birthday cake to mark the occasion.