C & S Irawo Owuro set to celebrate 50th anniversary
…Special Ap Owolabi to deliver anniversary lecture
…Founding fathers to be honoured
…VBA Oladapo, Elders Odunsi, Bayode to receive awards
The Eternal Sacred Order of The Cherubim and Seraphim, Irawo Owuro is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church with flurry of activities, including public presentation of a book about the history of the church, lecture, visitation to orphanages, 3-day revival, musical concert and anniversary thanksgiving service holding on Sunday August 28, 2022.
Speaking at a press conference to begin the anniversary at the church premises, the chairman of the anniversary and secretary of the church, Supt. Ap. Moses Olusegun Akeke said it is a great of joy to note that a church that started with eleven families from its temporary location at 9, Olomowewe street, Mushin has produced many God-fearing Christians and impacted much on the members and its immediate environment.
He listed families to be honoured among the pioneer members to include the families of Baba S. O. Adeniran, Karounwi, S. Akindele, M. A. Akindele, I. Kappo, O. Fashina, Ojo, Sowunmi, Ajayi and Shodiya.
Others to be honoured include, the Vice Baba Aladura J. O. Oladapo Jp, Secretary of Hotonu Conference Supt Gen Ap. C. A. Bayode, Elder-in-charge of Orimolade Cathederal, Egbe, Supt General Apostle J. K, Odunsi, Supt Gen. Ap. Samuel I. O. Abagun, Elder Apostle J. B Jejelola and Supt Apostle Niyi Afolabi.
On the state of the nation, the church advised the Christian community to be more circumspect in their involvement in politics and not to be partisan.
To the church, the manner at which some churches are adopting political parties and their candidates, either for the presidential or governorship election is worrisome and has dire consequences for the Christian community.
The Minister in Charge of the Church, Supt. General Apostle Ebenezer Akinsanya said while churches should encourage their members to participate in the political process but they should not be cowed to adopt a political party or candidate but should tell their partisan members to be good Ambassadors of the Christian community in their various parties.
Elder Akinsanya, who spoke through Snr Supt. Apostle Muyiwa Adeyemi said Christians should be wary of some politicians, who would want to play religious or ethnic cards to curry favour and votes but should rather pray that God should direct Nigerians to vote a good President and governors that will rule with the fear of God that will be just and fair to all Nigerians, irrespective of where they come from or religious faith they confessed to.
He said, “We call on all Christians to be united and pray for this country. If we put aside our preferences and sentiments to choose 3 days to fast and pray together for this country, all our challenges will bow down to the authority of Jesus Christ.”
“We also call on all C & S members to work more for the unity of the church under the umbrella body of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria - and speak with one voice on all religious, social and political events in the country.”
Speaking on the 50th anniversary of the Church, he said the greatest achievements of the church is not about physical structures and properties acquired but its consistent drive on evangelism and converting people to Christianity through Words, prophetic impartation and counseling.
He said despite the fact that that the church has done well in improving the welfare of members through revolving non-interest macro loans, scholarships to many youths, provisions of working tools to artisans and other empowerment programmes, he said the church has also impacted positively on its immediate environment.
Adeyemi, who is also the Deputy Minister in charge of the church disclosed that part of the programmes to mark the golden anniversary of the church is to plant another branch of the church in Attan Otta, Ogun State, unveil architectural design for it mega church, visitation of orphanages, 3-day revival, musical concert, among others.