Nkontompo Methodist Church celebrates centenary
• Most Rev. Boafo (middle) assisted by wife, Helena and Rt. Rev Ansah (second left) cutting the anniversary cake
Congregation at the Nazareth Society, Nkontompo, in the Takoradi Circuit of the Methodist Church Ghana in the Western Region, celebrated their centenary anniversary, last Sunday.
They sang praises and danced to honour the sacrifices and dedication of pioneers to humanity and God’s ministry.
Led by the choir, the joy of the congregation including the Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church Ghana, Most Rev. Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, Bishop of Sekondi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel K. Ansah, burst its seams beyond the neigbourhoods overlooking the Atlantic ocean.
The brigade also spiced the ceremony themed ‘Discipleship: Living the transformed life in Jesus Christ’, with sounds of horns and drums as the congregation sang the hymn, “To God be the glory, great things he hath done” and the refrain “ Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear His voice”.
The euphoria at Nazareth Hall was electric when Most Rev. Dr Boafo joined Rt Rev. Ansah and others to cut the centenary cake.
Nazareth, birthed in 1920, by Opanyin Ackah, a goldsmith from Kikam, Ellembelle, has grown from six members to about 508 membership, today, as church historians had recorded.
In his sermon, Most Rev. Dr Boafo, told the congregation that the Nazareth centenary brought memories of challenges society faced and that “the good Lord has been faithful and we thank Him for such generosity.”
He expressed satisfaction at the society’s growth and progress over the years.
“This celebration is an indication that your forebearers have bequeathed a very strong foundation in God to you. The dedication and commitment with which they set out to serve the Lord and make Him known and the fruits of their labour have yielded the results we are seeing in this wonderful gathering here,” he said.
Most Rev. Dr Boafo urged current and succeeding generations to “keep the faith alive and ensure lives were transformed in and for Jesus Christ.”
Bishop of Sekondi, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Ansah, thanked God for sparking a spiritual fire in some forebearers to establish a place of worship on Wesleyan tradition and which had steadily grown over the years.
Resident Minister, Rev Seth Williams, glorified God and praised his predecessors for their contributions to Nazareth’s growth and development.
From Clement Adzei Boye, Nkontompo