PCN News Bulletin, Vol.
71. 17th Feb., 2017
a bold step aimed at strengthening the Hope Waddell University Implementation
Committee (HWUIC), to enable it meet the expectations of the National
Universities Commission (NUC) and obtain an operating license, the General Assembly
of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (sponsors of the proposed Hope Waddell University)
has re-constituted the Committee.
new Committee has been inaugurated by the Prelate and Moderator of the General
Assembly, Most Rev. N. N. Eke at a ceremony in the chapel of the Hope Waddell
Training Institution, Calabar. It was
attended by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William and the Deputy Clerk,
Rev. Solomon Okoro.
Elder Prof. B. O. Asuquo - Convener
Elder Prof. A. I. Ukoha ` - Academic
Prof. A. N. Amadi - Academic
Arc. Inyang Obong - Architect
QS. O. U. Ikpa - Quantity Surveyor
Rev. K. U. Eme - P. R. O.
Elder Ndubisi Onugu - Town Planner
Rev. Kalu Ukpai Kalu - Accountant
Engr. Ifeanyi Okali - ICT Engineer
Prince Ulu O. Ulu - Librarian
Dr. E. Inyang - Medical
Rev. Barr.N. E. Iyamba - Secretary
part of the Church’s capacity-building efforts aimed at equipping Ministers to
face positively the challenges of the ministry in a changing world, the General
Assembly has treated the Church’s Ministers to a spiritually-rewarding Retreat
on the G. A 2017 theme: The Unstoppable
Church (Acts 8: 4). The Retreat,
held in the sanctuary of Hope Waddell Parish, Calabar, between Tuesday, 28th
February and Friday, 3rd March, 2017, was organized, according to
the Planning Committee, “to earnestly
seek the face of God for the growth of our ministry and our great Church.”
Retreat began with a solemn service and Holy Communion officiated by the
Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly, His Eminence, Most Rev. Nzie N.
Eke, assisted by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William; the Deputy Clerk,
Rev. Solomon Okoro and other senior Ministers. Speakers included Rev. Dr. B. F.
Fubara-Manuel, Rev. Dr. Ubong Eyo, Bro. Gbile Akanni and Pastor Dr. Paul
Photograph above shows a cross-section of the Ministers at the Retreat. The Prelate, His Eminence, Most Rev.
N. N. Eke(front row, second left) is shown with the Principal Clerk, Rev. E. D. William (first left); Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro (second right) and the G. A. Accountant, Elder E. E. Effiong. One
of the Speakers, Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche is seated third from left.
DATES FOR MARCH & APRIL 2017
March 1 Ash
March 3 4-day
2017 Ministers’ Retreat ends in HWTI, Calabar
Reserved for Presbyteries/Synods
March 6-12 Mothering Week
March 12 International Women’s Day
March 12 Mothering Sunday
March 17 Board of Missions Meeting