Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory,
    because of your love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1 (NIV)

For now, I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.  2 Chronicles 7:16 (ESV)

God has done it! To Him be the glory

It is with a heart bubbling with great joy that I write to thank God for His faithfulness and to congratulate all at PCG Christ Congregation, East London for achieving this great feat and goal of ours that we set when the Congregation was founded in August 2011.

It has taken eight years of constant prayers, selfless commitment and your sacrificial giving and for that I say well done and thank you very much. What a glorious answer to prayer this new building is, and I thank God that today we are dedicating it to His glory.

I believe God has placed us in this community at this time for a reason, He is calling us to be a fearless Church, to go out into a divided, hurting and fearful world with the good news of Jesus and taking risks for Him, but there is also a deeper, more foundational purpose and that is  Christ being formed in us,  being formed into Christ, Christ forming us,  growing into His likeness. Galatians 4:19 & 20.

The is at the heart of what our lives ought to be. Individually to be growing and more conformed to the image of Christ and as a Church doing all that God has called us to do to see others being conformed to the image of Christ.

It is Christ being formed continually in us and us working with the Holy Spirit to allow Him to shape us and as a Church, not focusing only on ourselves but doing all we can with the gifts, the talents and passion, the energy, the life and the resources including this building that God has given us, so we see others having Christ formed in them, because that is the goal.

So, going forward, everyone continues to play their part as we get the privilege of seeing the message of Jesus Christ, transforming people’s life.  Let us be Christ focussed and not self-focused, living by the power of the Holy Spirit and living lives of sacrifice. 

I pray that many will come to know Christ and His saving grace in our new building.

I wish everyone a wonderful time as we open and dedicate the Church to God today.

His goodness has led us this far, we shall always trust and wait upon Him to guide and move us to greater heights and He will!!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit brothers and sisters; may He bless us as we dedicate the Church to Him, and may His favour be with us always. Amen

New Chapel for Christ Congregation Dedicated in London

For now, I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.  2 Chronicles 7:16 (ESV)

It was a most heart-warming occasion when the new chapel of PCG’s Christ Congregation in East London was dedicated to the glory of God on January 12 this year. The grand opening of the Chapel was conducted by Rt Rev. Prof. JOY Mante, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He was assisted by Rev. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, Clerk of the General Assembly and Rev. Prof. Abamfo Ofori Atiemo, Chairperson of the Europe Presbytery.

The service attracted a large number of people from across London and neighbouring cities. In attendance were Dr. Yaw Ohene Abuakwa, Europe Presbytery Lay Representative to the General Assembly Council and Ministers from both the North and South London Districts, as well as representatives from the Congregations in both Districts.

Preaching the dedication sermon under the theme ‘Chosen for the mission of the Father’ Rev. Dr. Odonkor urged members to not only dedicate the Chapel but also dedicate ourselves as well.

Rt. Rev. Prof. J O Y Mante, in dedicating the Chapel, exhorted the Congregation and all well-wishers gathered for the service to lead holy lives and to seek excellence in all that they do. He encouraged the congregation and the many visitors and friends to walk in love and in humility.

Speaking about the newly acquired building at the event, the Minister in Charge of the Congregation, Rev. Edith Addo Yobo explained that getting their own place of worship was a goal they set when the congregation was founded in 2011.

“It took eight years of constant prayers, selfless commitment and the sacrificial giving of members as well as the support of many people throughout our eight-year history, to achieve this great feat. What a glorious answer to prayer this new building is, and we thank God that on 12th January 2020, we were able to dedicate it to His glory”, she said.

Rev Addo Yobo explained that the congregation had acquired the freehold of the new building which comes with the long lease of three residential flats, with a space which has been converted into and office, rooms for our Children Service and Junior Youth, as well as a fitted kitchen, toilets, mezzanine floor and space for expansion or extension and the ability to worship in peace confirms that indeed God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.

“In order to adorn the altar of the Lord, we will continue to praise Him and enjoy Him. I pray that many will come to know Christ and His saving grace, find warmth and love in our new building”.

She expressed the congregation’s gratitude to all those who helped to achieve this feat. She was especially grateful to the Moderator and his team for coming to dedicate the chapel.

The chapel conducts services on services on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. The youth also hold theirs at the same time.  Bible study and prayers are held on Fridays from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome to visit us when in London. We can be contacted on telephone number 07930 342 561

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