The 102nd Annual Holy Convocation of the Missouri Eastern First Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ will be held May 14-21 at the Kennerly Temple Church Of God In Christ, 4307 Kennerly Ave. Bishop R. J. Ward is host pastor and Jurisdictional Bishop.
The theme is “The Power of Unity: Psalm 133.”
The speakers for 7 p.m. nightly services:
· Monday, May 16 - Pastor Carl Terrell, Asst. Supt., M. H. Norman District– Pastor, Bostick Temple Church Of God In Christ.
· Tuesday, May 17th - Dr. Elijah Hankerson III, 4th Admin. Asst. – Senior Pastor, Life Center International COGIC - Administrative Assistant’s Night.
· Wednesday, May 18 – Presiding Bishop E. Blake, Chief Apostle Church of God in Christ – Senior Pastor West Angeles COGIC, Los Angeles, California
· Thursday, May 19 – Women’s Day – Supervisor Mary K. Sims, Kansas East Jurisdiction – First Lady, Mt. Carmel Church Of God In Christ, Kansas City, Kansas
· Friday, May 20 - Dr. William L. Harper, Jr., 2nd Admin. Asst. – Pastor, Christ Community Temple Church Of God In Christ.
Saturday, May 21 is Official Day honoring Bishop R. J. Ward, with services promptly at 11 a.m. The speaker is Bishop Brandon B. Porter, Tennessee Central Jurisdiction, Senior Pastor, Greater Community Temple Church Of God In Christ, Memphis. From 10–11 a.m. saints will be in prayer. All clergy are asked to be in official attire on this day.
An Urban Initiatives Moment will be held nightly with Pastor Edwin C. Bass, President of COGIC Urban Initiatives, Inc., Presiding Bishop’s Liaison to the White House and Pastor of Empowered Church Of God In Christ.
Special Holy Convocation features include:
· Pre-Musical – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 - Elder Edgar O. Madison Jr. Vice President, International Music Department. President, Music Department, Missouri Eastern First Jurisdiction
· Baptismal Service - Tuesday, May 17
· Civic Night – Wednesday, May 18 – Sister Ida Goodwin Woolfolk
· Holy Communion Service - Friday, May 20 – 3rd Administrative Assistant Robert D. Strong (in-charge) - Regional and Jurisdictional Sunday School Superintendent- Pastor, Kossuth Church Of God In Christ
· Ordination Ceremony - Saturday, Official Day, May 21 – Elder Edward Morgan, Chairman
· Sunshine Band and Purity, 9–11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 in the annex, with Mother Bertha Jackson, President, Sunshine Band; Evangelist Missionary Beverly Fowler, President, Purity.
· Annual Fellowship Dinner – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Saint Louis Airport Marriott, 10700 Pear Tree Ln. Speaker: Pastor Edwin C. Bass, President COGIC Urban Initiatives. Coordinators: Elder Edgar O. Madison, Jr., Sister Ida Goodwin Woolfolk.
Pre-Convocation, Jurisdictional Prayer & Fasting will be held May 13.
On at May 16, Kennerly Temple Church Of God In Christ, Mother Leverna O’Neal, Jurisdictional Prayer Leader will lead Women's Day. Mother Theresa E. Bolden is Supervisor of Women’s Department. Day Service at 9 a.m. at Christ Community Temple Church Of God In Christ, 3500 Norwood where Dr. W. L. Harper Jr. is Pastor. Evening Service is 6 p.m. at Kennerly Temple Church Of God In Christ.
A One Day Men's Mini Conference will be held Thursday May 19, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Additional Inspirational Speakers speaking 10 minutes each:
· Monday – Elder Marcus Thurman - Holy Trinity Church Of God In Christ
· Tuesday - Pastor Marquaello A. Futrell Sr., Pastor, All Creation Northview Holiness Family Church Of God In Christ
· Wednesday – Evangelist Missionary Tuesday Beverly, New Life Church Of God In Christ
· Friday - Elder Donald Buckner, Jurisdictional Youth President, Missouri Eastern First – Kennerly Temple Church Of God In Christ.
For further information, call 314-452-6899.