Religion of 2014-05-26

Atomic Hills United Church commissions new building

The leadership of the Atomic Hills United Church, an interdenominational church at Ashongman Estates, on Sunday, held a ceremony to dedicate its newly completed building christened ‘Church Manse’.

Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of the Christian Council, stated that obeying God’s word is not a restriction, but for one’s own good.

Quoting Deuteronomy 6: 24 of the King James Version of the Bible, he said “And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive as (it is) at this day.

The General Secretary who was the Guest Speaker at the occasion, further explained that there is the need for man to understand and apply the word of God, adding, we have a covenant relationship with God through His word.

He said there was too much ignorance in the church, after citing a situation where people want to enjoy the blessings of God, but are ignorant of his word.

Rev. Dr. Opuni- Frimpong noted that the completion of the building should facilitate Deuteronomy 6:24, and not only for personal comfort.

He, therefore, encouraged the congregation to be united and pray without ceasing, to help build their spiritual relationship with God, and also to acquire a deeper understanding of His word.

He commended the congregation, especially the building committee, for making the project a reality, adding “If you build a house for God: God will build a house for you”

Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong later led the leadership of the church to officially dedicate the newly-completed building.

Mr. Rexford Darko, Chairman of the Building Committee, revealed that the project aimed at providing a home for Reverend Ministers, so that they could concentrate on God’s ministry.

He said the five- bedroom storey building will also ensure their security.

Mr. Darko noted that the initial budget for the three-year project was Ghc480,000, but upon completion the cost reduced to Ghc320,000.

He said the six-member committee, which comprised experts, encountered a lot of challenges during construction, especially at the early stages of the project, but with determination and commitment, it was completed successfully.

He revealed that the church has embarked on a number of community projects, such as the construction of the road network that leads to the church at a cost of Ghc100,000

Mr. Darko on behalf of the Building Committee expressed his gratitude to the Planning Committee and the congregation at large, for making the project a reality.

He said the church which started as a community church, has a vision of building an interdenominational congregation that will inspire Christian unity and love, and also to develop the full potential of every member to positively influence the community, country and the world at large.

Source: GNA
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