Sunday, December 19, 2021 would for a long time be remembered by members of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Kubwa Diocese in Abuja as they held their first ever Diocesan Carols of Nine Lessons Service.
The Carols service held at Methodist Cathedral of Grace, FHA Phase 3, Kubwa, Abuja attracted members of the Diocese from Kubwa, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Angwandodo in the Federal Capital Territory and Suleja in Niger State which are the jurisdiction of the Diocese.
The Bishop of the Diocese, The Rt. Revd. Dr. Chikwendu Ogan Igwe, who was unavoidably absent at the service as he was outside Abuja sent his warm greetings to members of the Methodist family in Kubwa as they are often referred to.
In his sermon, The Very Revd David Ogwuche Job, the Assistant Synod Secretary, Diocese of Kubwa and the Cathedral Administrator emphasized that the sole message of the Carols service was the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ noting that without the birth of Jesus Christ, humanity would have been doomed forever.
The sermon titled: “The amazing results of believe”, drawn from Luke chapter 1 vs 37, Very Rev Job tasked Christians to have unwavering believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ noting that “it is what you believe that you can become”.
He said though Jesus Christ came for the lost souls in the world, only those who have absolute believe and faith in Him would receive His blessings.
The Director of Music, Methodist Diocese of Kubwa, Sir Uwem Jonah Useh, KCW, said the significance of the first Diocesan Carols service is for Kubwa Methodist family to glorify the King of kings together as a family more so as the Diocese begins preparation for the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Diocese which is scheduled for year 2022.
The Lay President of the Diocese, Sir Engr. ‘Kayode Opooshun, KJW, in his remarks wished Methodist members in the Diocese and the entire Conference area of the church and all Nigerians a merry Christmas and prosperous new year.
Highlights of the Carols of Nine Lessons were children presentations, solos, Youth Choir presentation as well as the visit of the Father Christmas who brought good tidings and gifts for members of the congregation.