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Oguaa Methodist Circuit Choir holds 14th Biennial Conference

 Cape Coast, July 21, GNA – The Minister in charge of the Trinity Methodist Church at Amanful in Cape Coast, Very Reverend Isaac J. Aidoo has urged choristers to be personally committed to God as they sing to effect change in others and draw them closer to God.

 Cape Coast, July 21, GNA – The Minister in charge of the Trinity Methodist Church at Amanful in Cape Coast, Very Reverend Isaac J. Aidoo has urged choristers to be personally committed to God as they sing to effect change in others and draw them closer to God.

He said if their personal commitment to God is doubtful, their singing would become what he described as “blowing of hot air and meaningless words” and though the melody would be pleasing to the ears, there would be no impact.

The minister was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the 14th Biennial Conference of the Cape Coast Circuit of the Association of Methodist church  Choir–Ghana (GHAMECC) held at the Ebenezer Society in Cape Coast.

The three-day conference, which was on the theme:” Witnessing to Christ, the Methodist Identify and Social Impact; the role of the chorister,” brought together seven Society Choirs who shook the venue with their renditions of hymns, highlife, canticles and anthems.

Very Rev Aidoo, who is the chaplain of the circuit choir, urged the church to keep its singing identity and charged choristers whom he described as “evangelists” to sing with meaning and aim of establishing believers in the faith.

He urged them to keep the Methodist identity of holiness, its belief in supreme authority of the Bible, evangelism and Standing Orders and Constitution of the church.

He cautioned them against drunkenness.

Mr Isaac Oscar Odoom, a lay preacher of the church , speaking  on the topic: “ Let your attitude be like Christ,”  said Christ expected Christians to reflect his life which was characterised  by humility, prayer and fasting and a strong passion for God like they attached to soap operas in recent times.

The Circuit Chairman, Mr Alex Bart Addison commended the choristers for their dedication to church activities and urged them not to relent in their efforts but should rely on God to make their wants His care if they make His service their delight.

 Two dedicated choristers; Mr Joojo Yarquah and his wife, Mrs Effie Yarquah, who have served the circuit in various capacities over decades, were celebrated and presented citation of honour while eight choristers who were called to glory within the past two years were remembered.

The host, the Ebenezer Society Choir won a keenly contested Bible quiz competition centred on history of Methodism and choir affairs and took away the coveted trophy and other prizes.

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