This year’s annual harvest of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Hope Congregation, Sakumono-Estates, Tema will be launched on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The annual church harvest is a Christian practice drawn from the Old Testament to bring first fruits to the Lord. In recent times, many Churches including the PCG have been phasing out the sale of items and encouraging cash offerings which is placed in the church treasury for work in the church.
This year’s annual harvest of the Hope Congregation is to thank the Almighty God for his goodness and mercies bestowed on the church and also help raise funds in aid of the completion of the new children block building. Last year, the church targeted an amount of GH 500,000.00 but succeeded in raising a little of over GH 761,000.00. This year, the target set for the church is GH 650,000.00.
Ahead of the main launch, the Harvest Committee together with the Project and Investment Committee of the church has set the following targets to be achieved with regards to the new block.
The targets include completion of the setup of the second floor for the church administration to move in, connection of the Administration block to the Genset enclave for reliable and permanent power supply, completion of the Basement to enhance children service.
The other targets earmarked for this year include the installation of coping at roof-top to prevent seepages as well as balustrades on main and emergency stairways, secure windows, and provide an elevator. The rest are redesigning the parking lot to provide congregants with convenient parking spaces, work on hallway linking 1st floor/JY hall of the new block to the main church auditorium.
In 2017, the Project and Investment committee in collaboration with the Harvest Committee achieved the following targets, namely completing all tiling works in the new block building, ensured that the first phase electrical wiring systems were carried out, installation of all sanitary wares in all washrooms and securing a parcel of land adjacent to the new block acquired by the Congregation.
The Committees also worked to ensure construction of a storm drain, removal of the old HM Plus container office and extension of the parking lot. It also supervised external rendering of administration and children block, waterproofing of rooftop and walls and external painting and re-roofing of two Mansion Houses as well as the main church auditorium to prevent leakages during a downpour.