Diocesan Fetes the Aged:
The Diocese of Accra, hosted over 300 aged members of the church at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church in Accra.
The event the second in the series was hosted by the Bishop of Accra, the Rt Rev Dr S. M. Torto as part of the social responsibility activities of the Diocese.
The aged members were taken through health screening programme, sanitation and how they should conduct themselves as they continue to age gracefully.
Each person received various food packages against the background of good gospel and local music to mark the Republic Holiday.
Speaking at an interview the Chairman of the ADOA for the Aged Foundation Mr S. A. Wilson said it was the objective of the church to cater for the aged within the church and therefore appealed to the various churches to given them the needed support.
Mr Wilson who was supported Rev Susuanna Naana Ackun, the Co-ordinator of the programme and Madam Vida Tagoe said the foundation was working hard to involve the welfare committees of the various parishes to be part of the programme.
“We have a lot of challenges but these challenges will not deter us from seeking the welfare of the aged”, Mr Wilson stated, he therefore called on individual parish members to donate either in cash or in kind to make the programme sustainable.
This year’s ASSA rally was held on the 18th of June 2016 at the El-Wak Sports Stadium. It was attended by all the Archdeaconries within the Accra diocese. We had a total of two thousand six hundred and eighty-four (2684) children and the teachers numbering one hundred and ninety-seven (197).
The day begun with singing of Sunday school songs led by bro Shadrack Adotey. The gathering was addressed by bro Reginald Adotey on behalf of the ASSA President and Rev. Fr. Adade, Director of the Youth and Children’s Ministry.
The Anglican Women Ministry of the Diocese of Accra has participated in the annual World Day of Prayer service which was held at the Nativity Presbyterian Church, La in the Greater Accra region.
This year’ serviceon the theme “Receive Children. Receive me” formed part of a global celebration observed by Christian communities throughout the world who have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.