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Ebenezer Congregation

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONGREGATION

The above congregation planted by the Accra Newtown Bible Study and prayer group (BSPG) held her Maiden Church Service on Sunday the 20th February, 1994, in one of the four classrooms released by the proprietor of the Greenhill International School, Mr. Kwabena Kyei, for Church service. The preacher for that day was the late Rev. Lt. Col (Rtd) S.O.Y. Adade. 14 people from the CFC Estates, Dome were in attendance. The offertory for that day amounted to 15,850.00 (currently 1.58 cedis). A separate service was also conducted for the children who numbered 45. Their offertory for that day also amounted to 6500.00(currently 0.65 cedis).

CARETAKER COMMITTEE FOR THE CHURCH

The question of who should take charge of the church arose and at an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee of the Accra Newtown BSPG on 29th February, 1994, Bro. Robertson Osafo offered to take charge of the Church. Bro. Stephen Nyadu-Bekoe volunteered to assist him and the following members also offered themselves to help: Bro. Samuel Ofori, Bro. Edward Owusu and Sis. Matilda Amankwa (Now Mrs. Wiafe). After a year of operation, the membership of the caretaker committee was imcreased to seven including two CFC Estates Members, Mr. J.H. Acquaah and Madam Mary Owusu (deceased). Five JY teachers and five Children’s service teachers were made to take charge of the two groups respectively.

ELEVATION, NAMING OF THE CONGREGATION AND DEDICATION OF CHOIR ROBES

The CFC congregation was deleted was elevated to a full Congregational Status on Sunday the 9th November, 2008 by the first New Achimota District Minister, late Rev. Oduro Awisi and named it “EBENEZER CONGREGATION”, CFC ESTATES, DOME. He also dedicated the Choir Robes. Members of the church have since been worshipping in their own chapel.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH

The 30th of April, 1995, marked the first anniversary of the Ebenezer Congregation. During the anniversary 16 new members were baptized by the then Accra Newtown District Minister, the late Rev. Lt. Col (Rtd) S.O.Y. Adade: Adults 11, JY 3 and children 2. The District Minister also admitted the first communication Service to 46 Communicants.

FIRST COMMUNION

Eight members of the church were the first people to be confirmed by the Accra Newtown District Minister Rev. J. Apea Assamoah on the 6th of December, 1998. Interestingly all the members are still worshipping with the church. Some of them hold key positions in the Church.

ELECTION OF PRESBYTERS

This was held on 20th October, 2013. The elected Presbyters went through a one day orientation by the Official Town District, Rev. J. Badu Sekyere on 24th January, 2014. Rev. R.O. Danso also inducted the elected Presbyters into Office on 9th February, 2014.

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