Over 10,000 past leaders, graduates, undergrads and other notable seraphs are expected to join the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Unification Campus Fellowship to mark its 40th anniversary between the 27th April and 3rd of May 2020.
The 40th International Convention & Anniversary Chairman, Pastor Segun Adewunmi, in an interview with Adura Magazine on the sidelines of a press conference to herald the 40th anniversary of the church in Lagos on Sunday said the Wasimi, Osun State convention ground of the church would play host to over 10,000 graduate and undergraduate members both home and abroad to celebrate 40 years of God’s faithfulness.
He also enjoined both members and graduate members of the campus fellowship to do all within their capacity to ensure the success of the event.
Encouraging all and sundry to attend the convention with their expectations, he gave the assurance that God would indeed do greater things at the convention while emphasising on Ephesians 3:20 which says: “Unto Him, that can do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
The convention is tagged: Our Advocate and themed: The Way and the Truth.
Meanwhile, the church on Sunday decorated its past leaders as one of the activities lined up for the 40th Anniversary and International convention.
Founding Apostolates of the campus fellowship, who contributed immensely to its growth both spiritually and physically at the Central Executive Council level, were decorated as Grand Ambassadors.
The investiture was held at the Youth Chapel of C&S Ayo ni o, Surulere District in Lagos.
The Apostolate/Chairman, Central Executive Council, C&S Campus Fellowship, Apostle Joseph Arigbangba, said the award recipients were considered worthy of the honour as a result of their commitment to achieving the goals of the church.
The CEC chairman explained that the newly decorated grand ambassadors deserved the honour in respect of their efforts to salvage the fellowship at a point when it was almost going into extinction.
The former Apostolates of the fellowship honoured include Most Senior Apostle Prophet Oluseyi Coker, Senior Apostle Kehinde Showemimo, Evangelist Duro Soetan and Apostle Olajide Atansuyi.
Although the duo of Apostle Atansuyi and Apostle Kehinde Showemimo were unavoidably absent, they were represented by their wives who were decorated and also received the awards on their behalf.
Reiterating that the 40th anniversary of the church was also geared towards celebrating the grand ambassadors, fondly called the forerunners, Arigbangba said, “These ambassadors who are representatives of our cause and kind represent the true values, principles, culture of the kingdom of God which the Unification stands for. Therefore, they stand for the character and purpose of the King/Father of this Church (Unification), Jesus Christ.”
The organising Committee Chairman, Pastor Adewunmi, described the move as strategic, intentional and deliberate.
He stated that the committee decided to hold the investiture at the Surulere District of the C&S Ayo ni o because the church had over the years served as a major hub for graduates and student members of the campus fellowship.
No church, he argued, had contributed to the development of the C&S Campus Fellowship than the Surulere District of the C&S Ayo ni o.
He explained that the Grand Ambassador awards bestowed on the recipients was a call to service as they would be required to assist the committee to harness and mobilise all available resources toward the success of the anniversary/convention.
“The honour places a responsibility on them in assisting the committee to harness and mobilise all resources geared towards a successful celebration,” he added.
However, preceding the investiture was a media parley held at the Deputy Sherperd’s office of the youth chapel where the CEC chairman led journalists into the historical background of the fellowship and how it had fared in its 40 years of existence.
While speaking on the goals and achievements of the fellowship in the last forty years, Arigbangba said the church in all ramifications had been a model for success.
“Efforts to maintain the unifying strength of the church had made it grown in leaps and bounds, even beyond the shores of the country,” he added.
He also disclosed that the church had produced graduate members who were doing well in their respective careers globally.
On the plans of the fellowship to establish more chapters
across the country, he said efforts were underway to make inroads into the
South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country.
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