DECEMBER 2019 - OUR MONTH OF "GREAT JOY" Luke 2:10, Matthew 1:21, John 16:33

It is 2016!

This year and this month, the Lines shall fall for you in pleasant places, and you will have a goodly heritage in Jesus Name.

  • Remember that this is our year of Signs and Wonders. Don’t let this theme remain a cliche. Pray it into manifestation

Welcome to the Month of OCTOBER!

  • This Month of October has been tagged OUR MONTH OF PRAYER. The focus Bible passages are: John 16:24, Matthew 7:7-11, James 5:16b, 17-18, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Mark 11:23-24.

Weekly Activities:

  • This week, our weekly activities will continue as usual. On Tuesday, we would continue our study of the book of Romans. On Thursday, our prayer meeting will hold. Venue is Kotikylantie 5, 02770, Espoo.
  • Today after the service, everyone will join hands with the ushers to clean up the premises as well as on the 30th of October.
  • Prayers for pregnant women and expectant mothers holds every Sunday immediately after service. Please immediately after the Service just join the Pastors in the other room.
  • We have started streaming the full church service online. So please inform those who are not able to make it to service (pregnant/nursing mothers, sick, etc), to join us live. The link is www.facebook.com/rccgcovenantparishespoo/

Upcoming Events:

  • The Gideon men conference would be holding on the 13th of November 2016 by 11:30 am-3:00 pm at LANSANTIE 23, 02630, Espoo. The theme is Men at war:Fighting for the soul of your home. 
  • On the 6th of November, we will be having our special thanksgiving service. Let us all come with Joy and appreciation for God has kept us thus far. Please note the following:
    • During thanksgiving services, we collect a special thanksgiving offering. Please come prepared with your thanksgiving offering.
    • There will be testimony time. Please prepare your testimonies in advance before the service and enlist your name with the ushers before the service commence.
    • There will be room for special thanksgivings like, birthday, dedication thanksgiving, etc. Please see Sis Bukky for more information if you have a special thanksgiving.
  • The families of Ibidokun and Ogunbowale will be dedicating their babies  to the Lord on the 6th of November, 2016.
  • The choir will be having a Carol evening filled with Joyful songs on the 10th of December 2016. The Theme is a King is born. More details will be announced later.
  • Hosanna Chapel cordially invites us to her 2-day celebration of her 15 years of divine grace (15th year anniversary) on 29th & 30th of October 2016.
  • Jesus Centre Turku is inviting us as they mark the 50 years birthday celebration of Pastor Mercy Olubode on the 19th of November 2016 at Piiparinpolku 13, 20360 Turku. The celebration starts by 1:00 pm.
  • Building Project is still going on. Please be a contributor.  We have already started receiving payments for the pledges made during the anniversary. You can begin to pay on a monthly basis into the church account. Just remember to write “building pledge as a message. See Sister Jennifer for more information.
    • On behalf of the church, we want to sincerely appreciate all those who have been working on the building site to make it ready. Our special thanks goes to  Chief Engineer Dapo Olanrewaju who has been going there everyday and sometimes working there alone.
    • As we know that the Lord has given His church a permanent place of worship, the dedication service of our new place of worship would be coming up on the 13th of November 2016 at LANSANTIE 23, 02630, Espoo by 11:00 am. Ministering is Pastor Mark Etie (National Coordinator, Finland).
    • On the 12th of November, we will be having a night vigil involving all ministers, prayer band members and building committee members starting from 12 midnight. The venue is our new place of worship, LANSANTIE 23. We are praying to dedicate and sanctify that place for God’s use and glory.
    • We have cancelled our rent in Senterri. Sunday the 6th of November is our last day here. So brother Isaac and the ushers should meet with brother Lolade to plan how to move all our properties from here to our new place of worship.
    • As we now know the date we are moving, let us  endeavour to inform everyone we meet that come 13th of November 2016, we would be worshipping in our new house of worship. Let us try to inform as many people as possible because we are of the opinion that another church might start using this place as soon as we vacate the place. So, to avoid confusion, let us inform everyone we know that ever stepped into this church that RCCG Covenant Parish is moving from here on the 6th of November and starting from 13th of November, our services will continuously hold in our new place of worship.
    • Also, as we are moving, we need to  ensure  we are able to maintain the place that God has blessed us with. So we need volunteers to join the Sanitation/Church Maintenance department. Please do not hesitate to indicate interest if you are willing to volunteer. May God take out every filth from your life as you do so in Jesus name.
    • In the spirit of beautifying our new place of worship, we have prepared a list of needed items. The ushers will distribute the list so that we can choose as the the spirit leads.
  • Our last workers meeting of the year will be holding on the 19th of November, 2016 at the church auditorium. We  would be doing a review of this year and plan for the new year as well. In line with this, all heads of department should  note the following:
    • Prepare a report for your department before you come to the meeting. Report should contain:
      • Summary of your department activities during the year.
      • List of programmes your department plans to organise next year and the likely dates.
      • Expected financial budget for your department next year.
    • By the 1st Sunday in 2017, we want to have our year 2017 official calendar printed for the first time and it will contain all the programmes and activities of all departments.
  • The family of Brother Eke welcomed their bouncing baby boy last week Monday. The naming ceremony will be coming up Wednesday the 26th of October, 2016 at Kirstinmäki 6c 61 Espoo by 5 pm prompt. Please let us remember that when we go for naming ceremony, we usually collect offering as a gift for the new baby. So, let us remember to come with our offerings when coming and God bless you as you do so.

Workers Notification

  • This is to inform all workers that workers meeting is of great importance. So as workers, let us endeavour to be in attendance. It usually starts by 11:00 am, every Sunday.
  • All workers and Children teachers should check the notice board on the church website for the roaster of their participation in the children’s department. The address is rccgcovenant.com/notice-board.

Other Announcement

  • The choir needs more instrumentalists. If you are gifted in playing any musical instrument, please meet with the choir master after the service.
  • The technical department also needs more hands so if you are gifted in mixing and setting musical instruments please do not hesitate to meet with the choir master.
  • The Ushering department also needs more hands. If you are convinced that the Lord is leading you to serve in this department, please meet with bro Olumide Ogunshola.
  • The children teachers have been making efforts to train the children in the word of the Lord. Parents should actively participate in achieving this by helping the children to memorise the bible verses given to them.
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