UECR @ 55
A JOURNEY OF GOD’S GOODNESS
1964 – 2019
In 1963, three concerned Brothers in the Lord: Andrew Philip Ekang, Sunday Joseph Udoukpong and Nnah Johnson of late memories met, fasted and prayed to God fervently for direction to establish QUA IBOE CHURCH MISSION in Rivers State.
What now known as UNITED EVANGELICAL RUMUOMASI aka UECR started officially with as a fellowship on February 19, 1964 at #25 Fleming Avenue Rumuomasi at the resident of Bro A.I Akwang.
In the same year, 1964, the first Communion service was held for the fellowship with 22 Communicants in attendance as Rev W.J Kelly and Rev C.A Umobong conducted the Communion service.
Same year, Rev C.A Umobong also conducted the first and historically wedding in the church. Wedding of the duo founding brothers : Bro Akwang Isaiah Akwang & Sis Naomi Oko Udo Akpan and Bro Andrew Philip Ekang & Sis. Philomena Umoren Iwok.
On 27th November 1964, the last Friday of the month, as like the apostles of old on the day of Pentecost, The prayer meeting was historically memorable, as it witnessed the descendant of Holy Spirit where one of the congregation spoke in tongues.
In 1965, one year of worshipping as a church, Four (4) Plots of land was purchased for use as the church permanent site where we now have as 42 Arochukwu Street Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt.
55 years later, the fellowship started by three brethren has grown and expanded greatly producing about 43 Church Branches within Rivers/Bayelsa Field, 3 Superintendencies and One Autonomous District in Bonny.
The three brethren fellowship now has over 10,000 worshippers as members within Rivers/Bayelsa Field of operation.
In all over the years the church of God, UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH RUMUOMASI has had her own share of setbacks and challenges as a religious organization, but like Jesus Christ has assured to Build His church and the Gates of hell would not prevail Matt. 16:18. Indeed, in all of these, the gates of Hell have not prevailed against the church.
Looking back from History and to where the church is now, the Church Is set to celebrate the GOODNESS OF THE LORD upon it’s life over this 55 years.
According to Plans from the Anniversary Planners, the Church in its 55th Year Anniversary is raising Great talents among its members and beyond as a memorial of the GOODNESS OF THE LORD as it holds first ever TALENT HUNT skill empowerment and Development Scheme as a bids of Giving back to the society and in helping in Human and capacity building, This Hunt has a price tag of N50,000 to the best Contestant and other give away Bonus prices. The Form is free and participation is also free, Open to all!
SMILE CHARITY EVENT😋
In also giving back to the host community of Rumuomasi and its environ, the Church is organizing a charity event to offer;
To indigents and interested individuals as a way of saying thank you for accepting UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH in your neighborhood.
According to program of activities marking the 55th Anniversary
MONDAY July 8 by 5pm
There shall be fellowship presentations as each fellowship and ministry is to give accounts of their objectives, vision, missions and challenges. Having been in existence over this years HOW FAR, HOW WELL?
It is gonna be an exciting time to behold.
TUESDAY July 9, by 5pm
It shall theme exposition and discussion of the event. There members and guest Is set to hear all the GOODNESS of the Lord upon the Church and reasons to celebrate.
WEDNESDAY July 10,
The church is set to pay homage to the host community, the Paramount rulers and owners of the Lord, for brief interaction and Tit-preview.
Same day, shall be visitation to the Orphanage homes within Port Harcourt.
THURSDAY July 11, by 5pm
Shall be grand finale of the Talent Hunt and variety Evening to unveil the winner;
FRIDAY July 12 by 5pm
Shall be Evening of Praises with the Apostle of Praise, the OverComers Voiced and other invited choirs
SATURDAY July 13, by 9am
Smile Charity events, Arrival of the Chairman of Conference UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH Worldwide, Rev Samuel Udeme Ebukiba and the official hoisting of the Anniversary Flag by the Guard Brigade of 19th Evo Coy and opening of the Anniversary ceremony.
SUNDAY July 14, by 8am
Grand finale of the Anniversary celebration and Thanksgiving service. 55th Guard of Honor by the boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Rumuomasi.
In all, it’s a well packaged events to celebrate the GOODNESS OF THE LORD.