St. Barth’s Nempi set to host Oru Diocesan Synod

St. Barth’s Anglican Church, Nempi in Oru-West L.G.A. will replicate its tradition of hospitality when it hosts the 2018 synod of the Diocese of Oru from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday May 13 2018. This is the second opportunity offered to Nempi Archdeaconry to host the synod at St, Barth’s Church. Apart from being the seat of the Archdeaconry, St. Barth’s Church has all the facilities required to host high caliber events including the synod.
With a Cathedral Model Church, a multipurpose auditorium, a hostel,
functional power plants and conveniences with reticulated water
system from a standard gadge borehole in place, what is needed is just a slight retouch and routine maintenance of the facilities to cope with the magnitude of the occasion.
This scenario notwithstanding, the local Organizing Committee (LOC) led by Sir, Raymond Ndukwe as chairman has a task to mobilize the group of churches in Nempi, Ibiasoegbe, Aji and ELehi communities  which fall under Nempi Archdeaconry and their sons and daughters within and outside to rise to the occasion. The LOC also had to sanitize non Anglicans in these communities to come to worship and celebrate the synod with the Bishop of the Diocese of Oru ;Rt. Rev. G.N, Chukwunenye PhD and the synod delegates.
The LOC chairman has commended the various sub-committees for their sacrifices and brilliant performance in packaging the synod. The Administrator of Nempi Archdeaconry, Rev. Onyema Okenyeka, PhD speaks of the synod events pointing out that the Bishop will lead selected members of the planning committees to courtesy calls on traditional rulers whose communities are directly involved in hosting the synod delegates on Wednesday May 9, 2018 while the delegates are expected to arrive on Thursday May 10 to participate in a holy communion opening service after completing their registration formalities.
According to Rev. Dr. Onyema Okenyeka, the Bishop’s charge will x-ray the synod theme, “Ebenezer: thus far the Lord has helped us” taken from (ISamuel 7:12). The charge will be presented and launched on Friday 11th May while discussion on the charge and synod resolutions will take place on Saturday, May 12 with the thanksgiving service and the launching of the Diocesan development fund coming up on Sunday May 13.
On the last day of facility tour of St. Barth’s Church Nempi, the chairman of the Synod Central Planning Committee, Sir Bonny Nwoha described the arrangement on ground as impressive and urged all concerned to sustain the spirit in order to ensure a successful synod. Sir Bonny Nwoha commended the effort of the parishioners in the archdeaconry saying that they had not left anyone in doubt of their best intention.

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