Christ's Little Band

INTRODUCTION
According to Egyanka Abraham, the Christ’s Little Band was founded as a men’s organization by Rev. James Brodie Graham, Rev. S.R.B. Atto-Ahuma, Brothers Herbert Solomon and Major Plange, in 1885. Rev. Atto-Ahuma inaugurated the Band on Sunday 26th January, 1886 at Cape Coast and became the Band’s first president. The Rev. Egyir Asaam (later Lawyer Asaam) and William Stephen Forson, then in charge of the Methodist Book Depot, respectively succeeded Rev. Atto-Huma in 1886, when Rev. Atto-Ahuma left for overseas.

After thirty-three years, the first woman, Sister Mary Quansah joined the Band. Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey was the first National Secretary in 1898.

It seemed as if the Band was formed in the basis of the secret society like the Freeman or the Odd Fellows, but with strong Christian emphasis. For, in those days, members used to lock themselves in chapels whenever they met. Furthermore, some of their rituals at funerals in a way resembled those of the Lodges.
 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To evangelize and make the Gospel message applicable to the social needs and concerns of the people so as to ensure the salvation of human kind.
2. To help and comfort the sick and the bereaved. Band members have also become the custodian of Methodist Lyric (Ebibindwom) singing in Ghana.
 

IMPACT
In the 20th Century the Band gave to the formation of social clubs as the “Hope Society” and the “Honesty Society” by Christians, especially in the Akan speaking areas in Ghana. The Band borrowed its slogan from the old adage: “United we stand, divided we fall”.

Contact us

Wesley Methodist Cathedral

Accra-Ghana

P.O. Box GP249 Accra

This Week’s Activities

I. DAWN PRAYER MEETINGS: 5:00a.m - 6:00a.m
Mon. 3rd Jun., Prayer will be led by Sis. Dorcas Mensah
Wed. 5th Jun., Prayer will be led by Sis. Joyce Buxton
Fri. 7th Jun., Prayer will be led by Seventy Band
II. BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER (TARRY) is held every Tuesday in the Cathedral from 9:00am - 12noon.
III. WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING: is held every Wednesday in this Cathedral from 6:30 - 7:30pm.
IV. THE WESLEYAN HOUR OF GRACE, Anointing And Communion Service is held on the first Saturday of each month from 5:30-7:00am. Next date is July 2, 2019.


CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR ADULTS

has also started for unconfirmed members who are 45yrs and above and want to be confirmed as full members of the church. Time 5:30pm.


BURIAL SERVICE

for the late Bro. Jacob Moitey Sacker, Aged 82yrs. There will be no wake-keeping. Burial, and Memorial Service will be on Friday, 14th June, 2019, in this Cathedral. Time 8:00 am. Thanksgiving service will be on Sunday, 16th June, 2019.

Also for the Late Sis. Victoria Koshie France , Aged 76, Burial and Memorial Service will be on Friday, 21st June, 2019 in this Cathedral. Time 8am. Thanksgiving service will be on 23rd June 2019.


LAY PREACHERS SCHOOL

is currently in session for both part one and two candidates. All continuing students and interested persons should register their names at the Society Office.


LUNCH PRAYER SESSION

is on going with exception of Sundays from 12:00-100pm for the forty day lent (prayer & fasting).
kindly note that there will also be a Full Service on Wednesday Evenings(Prayer & Fasting) follows after the Ash Wednesday. Lunch Prayer Session would be held daily from 12:00-100pm.


MTN MOBILE MONEY ACCOUNT

Accra Wesley Cathedral (024-562-2935)


WESLEYAN TELEVISION (WTV)

The official television station of the Methodist Church Ghana is LIVE on air now. KINDLY RE-SCAN YOUR TELEVISIONS TO TUNE IN AND WATCH.


VACATION CLASSES FOR SHS 1 STUDENTS

The faculty of Education and Entrepreneurship of the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG) is currently running a 7 week vacation classes for Green Track Students. This programme ends on 28th June, 2019.


HARVEST COMMITTEE MEETING

Will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 At 5:30pm at the Vestry.


MEN’S MINI HARVEST

comes off on the 30th of June 2019. All are entreated to partake towards the success of the harvest.


WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do it. But your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it”
[Lou Holtz]


QUOTATION FOR THE WEEK

“For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts”.
[1 Thessalonians 2:4 ]


APPOINTMENTS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

The Wesley Cathedral, Joint Service, Starting at 8:30 am
Preacher: Very Rev. Dr. Nana Kwesi Bart-Plange
Liturgist: Bro. H. O. Dodoo
Bible Readers: Sis. Eugenia Aryeetey; Bro. Joel Atrebi and Sis. Victoria Acquaye-Baddo

Rev. Dagadu Memorial, Osu
1st Ser.: Very Rev. Godson Nii Amu Akushie
2nd Ser.: Very Rev. Godson Nii Amu Akushie
Youth Ser.: Sis. Dr. Cecilia Torto
Kuku Hill: Bro. Moses Sarblah
Labone: Sis. Regina Opoku Akoto