The Ga Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana climaxed its 100 years anniversary celebration with a Thanksgiving Service at the Independence Square in Accra on Sunday 18th December 2022.
The celebration brought together people from all walks of life to Independence Square which is also known as Black Star Square to give thanks to the Lord.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo graced the service as the Special Guest of Honour with the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante delivered the sermon, on the theme for the year-long celebration: “Grateful for our Heritage, Forging ahead in Unity and Faith.”
Gospel artiste, ASP Kofi Sarpong, a Presbyterian, and other choristers entertained the crowd with songs of praise and thanksgiving with the Presbytery Mass Choir and singing band all in attendance.
Other invited guests from other denominations and para-church organizations, the media and other friends of the Presbytery were all present to witness what the Lord has done for the Presbyterian Church in the Ga Presbytery.
The Ga Presbytery is among the first five Presbyteries created by the Church in 1922 and is currently the most cosmopolitan Presbytery, which has earned her the name, “Rainbow Presbytery” to signify its ethnic diversity.
The Presbytery stretches from Tema in the East to the main road from Accra to Nsawam in the West. It also stretches northwards to the foot of the Akwapim hills. Currently, it is made up of 24 Districts and one Mission Field.
The celebrations began last January when it was launched by the Moderator. Subsequently, a series of exciting programmes were held to bring the various Districts within the presbytery together.
Some of the events were public lectures, a youth rally, a musical festival, fun games, a heritage trail to historic sites of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana as well as a health screening exercise.
After the service, the Moderator was joined by the Chairperson, the Clerk of the Asante Presbytery, and other ministers to cut the anniversary cake, made in the shape of a Bible.
Other dignitaries who attended the service were the Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCG, Rev Dr. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, former Moderators and Clerks, ministers of state, General Assembly Council members of the Church, and other senior ministers of the church.