The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) on Christmas Day 25th December 2022 organized a “Christmas Street Party” for children across the country. In Accra, the street party took place at Mateheko.
The function was to encourage the children to uphold the Christian faith as well as its teachings.
Right Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mantle, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana said the church had decided to feed children every Christmas as a way of showing love to them.
Rt Rev. Mantle said the church throughout Ghana and abroad was organizing similar exercises concurrently to feed the poor, and the hungry and to show love to the communities they found themselves in, especially to the children on the streets.
The over 1000 members of the congregation throughout the country are doing the same thing – feeding the people and showing them love.
“Jesus is the reason for Christmas. It’s not just about the fun but about understanding why Jesus came into the world
“Jesus was born to save us from our sins. That is God’s plan for humanity, so we must seek Jesus. We must allow Jesus into our homes, hearts, and communities, into our nation, so there will be peace. There will be love to foster development and help people move on.
“I want to plead with the world that God has a plan for the world and that plan is Jesus. That’s why we celebrate Christmas.”
He noted: “Jesus is the Prince of Peace and once the Prince of Peace enters your hearts, your community or nation, there must be peace. So everyone who called himself a Christian in this nation must pursue peace because that is one reason why Jesus was born…His name is Prince of Peace”.
Each child also took home a pack of educational materials, a Bible, and Christian literature.
The Moderator announced that the Christmas Street Party will be held annually to share the love of Christ within the communities the church operates and also to give the best to the people just as Jesus also gives the best to mankind.
Among the high profile personalities who joined the Moderator were Rev Dr. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, Clerk of the General Assembly of the Church, Rev Enoch Adjei Pobee, Ga West Presbytery Chairperson, Rev Dr Kofi Antwi, Ga West Presbytery Clerk and some directors and Managers from the General Assembly Office and Ministers, Catechists and Presbyters.