By Gid Ahanonu
The All Saints Anglican Church, Umunahu Uratta, recently organized their Children’s Day for the Anglican Children’s Ministry (ACM) members of the Church during which parents were advised to allow their children to function in church activities.
The Church Teacher, Evangelist Sam John, said that it was the only way to make the children vessels of blessing to the society.
He was, however, corroborating the charge of the preacher at the service, Miss Amarachi Akah, who stressed the need for children to participate in ACM classes and other church activities so as to be guided by the scriptures.
Miss Akah, whose theme was “present Your body as a living sacrifice”, urged the people to put God first in all they do.
She urged parents to live exemplary lives for their children to emulate.
A lay reader of the church, Ezinna Uzoma Anozie, commended the ACM teachers for bringing the children closer to God and prayed for its sustenance.
In the service conducted by Miss Ugochinyere Ahumibe, Miss Precious Amadi read the first lesson from Isaiah 65:19- end, while the second lesson taken from Rev. 5:1 end was handled by Miss Chialuka Manu as their head teacher, Mr. Collins Uba, said the intercessory prayers.
Highlight of the occasion was the appointment of their patrons and matrons. They include, Chief Michael Anozie, Mr. Adimneke Nnodi, Lady Josephine Ahumibe, and Miss Olachi Anozie.
The St. Barnabas family of All Saints Church Umunahu equally honoured their Lay Reader, Ezinna Uzoma Anozie with a Merit Award of A Vessel of Honour” for his numerous contributions to the church and humanity.
Four ACM teachers, Mr. Collins Uba, Mr. Uzoma Mbisike, Miss Olachi Anozie and Sister Gloria Nwosu were among the congregation members that witnessed the occasion.