“Grace and peace to you from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to God and father of our Lord Jesus… for He Choose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In Him we were also chosen having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will… to the Praise of Him who works out every purpose of His will.” Ephesians 1:2-4; 11-12
We use this medium to thank God who has given us abundant grace to do the work he has committed in our hands. To him alone be all the glory, honour, power and majesty forevermore. Amen.
The report captures the activities of the churches and schools under Rock Haven Archdeaconry.
The churches are:
The schools are;
Pastoral services were provided by the 7 priests, 2 deacons and 4 catechists as follows;
|Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rock Haven
New Ang. Church ECWA Staff.
||Vicar: Supervising priest||PriestCatechist
|St. John’s Anglican Church ,Jengere||Rev. Musa Bawa; BD||Vicar||Priest|
|All Saint’s Anglican Church ,Mista Ali||Rev. Chirtau Joseph; Dip Th||Vicar||Priest|
|St. James Anglican Church, 7th Mile||Rev. Philip Auta||Deacon|
|St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Angwan Juma’a||Rev. Dung Badung; Dip. Th||Priest|
|St. Paul’s Anglican Church Utan||Mr. Hyacith Adike|
|Kauna Anglican Church, Kawam||Rev. Midawa Micah; OND||Priest|
|Alheri Anglican Church ,Fuskan Mata||Pastor Joseph Gimba||Catechist|
|St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Zabollo||Rev. Andrew Okebe; PGD Th||Priest|
|New Anglican Church, Igwa||Mr. Henry Okeke BSc.||Catechist|
2.2BASIC CHURCH STATISTICS
The analysis of the church membership, average attendance, baptized, and confirmed members is as shown below:
|S/No||Churches||Registered adult||Registered children||Total average attendance||Baptized||Confirmed||Wedding||Birth||Death|
|1||Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rock Haven||420||141||302||15||–||8||11||–|
|2||St. John’s Anglican Church, Jengere||26||18||24||–||–||1||NA||NA|
|3||All Saint’s Anglican Church, Mista Ali||41||46||39||8||–||1||1|
|4||St. James Anglican Church, 7th Mile||3||4||6||NA||–||NA||NA||NA|
|5||St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Angwan Juma’a||7||13||20||1||–||–||1||–|
|6||St. Paul’s Anglican Church Utan||15||14||29||–||–||–||–||–|
|7||Kauna Anglican Church, Kawam||22||14||36||–||–||–||–||2|
|8||Alheri Anglican Church, Fuskan Mata||6||4||10||–||–||–||1||1|
|9||St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Zabollo||4||6||12||–||–||–||–||–|
NA- Information Not available
2.3PROJECTS: The following projects were carried out in the year under review
2.3.1EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH
2.3.2St. James Anglican Church 7th Mile.
1. Block work of the church building was completed.
2.The demarcation of the altar was done.
3.The sand filling of the floor is at 90% completion
4.All five external doors were fixed.
All these were accomplished through God’s grace Emmanuel Church and other friends of the church supported. Some donated doors and other materials.
2.3.3 St. Andrew Anglican Church Zabolo
1.Moulding of blocks for church building
2.3.4All Saints Anglican Church Mista-Ali
1.Payment of assessment
2.Building of 3 class blocks to window level.
2.3.5St. John’s Anglican Church Jengre
1.Ceiling of the church
2.Plastering of the Church
2.4.1 Emmanuel High School Igwa Report: The detailed report is in the report of the diocesan Education Board.
On 24 / 9/ 12 – the School was opened by the Vicar, Canon Samuel Alabi with worship, prayers and interview of pupils.
28 pupils were offered temporary admission (Nursery 20, Primary 8). Also in attendance were the people’s warden and the school board chairperson Mrs. Nwafor.
The School closed the First Term with a total of 34 pupils out of which 5 are on scholarship. By the second term, the population had increased to 55 pulpils.
Available Furniture and Equipment
The school is financed through Project Offering and School Fees. By God’s grace, the School has been able to pay the staff up to date and remitted the diocesan levy to the dioceses.
As we look forward to growth and expansion, we give God all the glory!
1.Number of pupils = 42
2.Number of staff=4
|Daycare||Creche||Nur. 1||Nur. 2||Nur. 3||Pri. 1||Pri. 2||Pri. 3||Pri. 4||Pri. 5||Total|
The school needs attention for the crèche and Nursery one (need for good classes)
*The school in the year under review added three, class rooms to the school building it is however yet to be completed. It is at the window level.
*The school paid the church Diocesan assessment from January to October.
*The school also constructed ten set of chairs for the pupils. – Paid the pastor’s house rent for two years.
*Those that graduated also gained admission into reputable secondary schools.
Inspite of the above achievement, the school is still facing some enormous challenges that have been hindering it from it optional performance some of these ‘challenges include:
*School library and computers, and furniture
*Registering of the school with the state ministry of education.
*The school also needs more qualified teachers to make teaching and learning
*The school also needs to be fenced for security purposes.
*In the year under review, the school board was ineffective making it difficult for smooth running of the school.
*Plastering and ceiling of class rooms.
There was a slight increase in the population from 200 to 227 pupils.
Below is the analysis:
|S/n||Class||Number of boys||Number of girls||Total number in class|
Members of staff and their qualifications
|S/no||Names of Teachers||Post||Qualification||Year||Class|
|1||Rev. Joseph Chirtau||School Manager||B.A||2009 -2012|
|2||Chinwe Osuigwe||Head Teacher||N.C.E||2005-2012|
|3||Mrs. Salome Jidongs||Assistant Head Teacher||O.N.D||2004-2012||Primary 3|
|4||Miss Rose Nnachi||Health||N.C.E||2005-2012||Primary 2|
|5||Miss Mary Olubi||Bible Club||N.C.E||2007-2012||Primary 2|
|6||Mis Joylyn Bako||Music||O.N.D||2011 -2012||Primary 1|
|7||Miss Deborah Timothy||Gudiance unit||S.S.C.E||2009 -2012||Nursery 1|
|8||Mrs. Martina Sambo||Nil||S.S.C.E||2012||Play class|
|9||Mr. Shedrcah Joshua||Games Master||S.S.C.E||2012||Primary 5|
|10||Mr. Ibrahim Salisu||Labour||S.S.C.E||2012||Primary 4|
|11||Mrs. Asabe Yohanna||Nanny||Nil||2000-2012|
|12||Mrs. Fibi Meshack||Nanny||Nil||2011-2012|
2.5.1 EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH ROCK HAVEN JOS.
VARIOUS ACTIVITIES IN 2012 (EVANGELICAL ACTIVITIES)
The Church meets for evangelism every first Friday of the month at the church premises by 5pm but due to poor turn out of members it was shifted to Sunday early morning this started from September 16th, 2012. During this exercise, the members were shared two by two for person to person witnessing.
This was carried out mostly in Utan area. Many souls were won for Christ.. The total number of the new converts won during the Friday evangelism is 70 and the total number of the new converts during the Sunday evangelism from the month of September to December is 91; that is a total of 161. Its observed that the Sunday morning evangelism is very effective in Utan area compared to other days
Followed up of the new converts is done through home visits and discipleship class in the Church. The discipleship class holds every Monday by 5pm. The diocesan materials on discipleship is used. On completion, the students move to advance level, in this level, materials for discipleship by Bill Bright is used which has part one to four . At the graduation from this Level, it is expected that the graduants become more useful in the church most expecially in the areas of teaching.
The sick people in ECWA Evangel Hospital werevisited twice last year with some toiletries. They were encouraged and prayed for, for God’s speedy recovery.They were grateful.
We pray that God in His infinite mercy will help the church to reach the unreached, win more souls for him this year, visit the orphans, the sick in hospitals, the prisoners, and the churches in the rural areas to encourage them..
The church engaged in Mission and evangelism through house to house. During the year under review.
2.5.3All Saints Anglican Mista Ali
The Church embarked on three major outreaches to Angwan Daru, area parking, Angwan police and many people gave their lives to Christ.
The church, engaged in neighbourhood evangelism.
Crusades, two times in the year: 4th – 6th May and second 15th – 18thNovember 2013.
In the year under review apart from the churches reaching out individually, the Archdeaconry as an entity engaged in different evangelistic mission notable among them were:
During the outreaches many people gave their lives to Christ.
Opening of new churches
2.5.6ROCK ARCHDEACONRY MISSION PLAN 2012 /2013
|Friday Saturday||November 2012||9th – 10th||St. Luke’s Angwan Juma’a||House to house evangelism|
|Friday Saturday||December 2012||14th – 15th||Hilaza near St. James’ 7th Mile||Evangelism|
|Saturday||January 2013||26th||Kongo (Mista Ali)||Evangelism|
|10days||February 2013||15th – 25th||Angwan Juma’a||Crusade|
|Friday Saturday||May2013||–||Fuskar Mata||Crusade|
|Friday – Sunday||May2013||Katako (Kawam)||Crusade|
|Friday – Sunday||May 2013||24th – 26th||Zabollo||Crusade|
|Friday & Saturday||June 2013||14th – 15th||Jengre||Crusade|
The women of Rock Haven archdeaconry were called into lives of “Total Commitment to God” in the year under review. We had lots of programmes planned to achieve this at our various churches and archdeaconry levels . Our activities ranged from our weekly fellowship in our various churches which includes: Bible studies, fasting/prayers, visitation, talks, evangelism, practicals, among other things, our quarterly archdeaconry programmes, meetings and also our involvement in the diocesan programmes e.g mothering Sunday, diocesan women’s conference and the Provincial women’s conference among others we give thanks to God for all that He helped us to do.
Our income has been from offerings given during our quarterly meetings, through levies leveled on the various churches under the archdeaconry when there is need, support from the archdeaconry as a whole to help us pay for some of our diocesan and provincial conferences registration fees, through these we have been able to pay diocesan dues, to be of help to the less priveledge and have been able to support each other when the need arises.
Memberships of the MU/WG/GG in our various churches are as given below:
|CHURCHES||NO OF MU MEMBERS||NO OF WG MEMBERS||NO OF GG MEMBERS|
|Emmanuel Ang. Church, Rock Haven||54||26||40enrolled|
|St. John, Jengre||2||3||1 not enrolled|
|All Saints, Mista Ali||3||7||3 not enrolled|
|Kauna Ang. Church, Kawam||1||8 not enrolled||–|
|St. James, 7th Miles||1||1||Nil|
|Alheri Ang. Church, Fuskan Mata||3 women not enrolled|
|St. Paul’s Ang. Church, Utan||4 enrolled1 not enrolled||6 enrolled|
|St. Andrew’s Ang. Church, Zabolo||–||1 enrolled1 not enrolled|
|St. Luke’s Ang. Church, Angwan Juma’a||1||–||Nil|
TARGET FOR 2013
In the year 2013, the Lord is calling us to “Trust and Obey” as taken from Deuteronomy 28 & psalms 84. As we trust and obey God He has promised to take us to higher heights.
We plan by God’s grace to have an investment which will help us to have a source of income to enable us to meet our obligation to our churches, Archdeaconry and the Diocese as a whole and to enable us help the less priviledge. This we believe will kick off soon.
We are also working towards having a closer walk with God as we organize series of teachings, talks, seminars, etc to enable us achieve this, so that we can have women who are truly committed to God in all ramification. God is our help.
Our archdeaconry Girls’ Guild have been meeting in their various churches for fellowship, they have support other Girls in other churches during their Girls’ Guild week. They have also supported other girls in other archdeaconry whenever they have programmes. They have also been part of Archdeaconry and Diocesan programmes. They look forward to a more fulfilling 2013
We give thanks to God for all that we were able to achieve in the year 2010 despite all the challenges faced as the year started with the crises that took place in Plateau State. We look forward to the fulfilling year 2011 and we know that with God on our side we will achieve a lot beyond what we can imagine. We look forward to a successful Mothering Sunday, Archdeaconry conference among other activities slated for this year.
We thank our Archbishop, Most Rev. Dr B.A. Kwashi and Mama Archbishop, Mrs Gloria Ladi Kwashi, for the priviledge to serve and we will by God’s grace be much more available this year for the Lord God Almighty to use to His praise and glory. To God be the glory.
EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH ROCK HAVEN JOS
In the year under review, the fellowship resumed on the 14th of January 2012 with the introduction of the theme for the year which was ‘Bearing lasting fruit’ (John 15:16).
Fellowship held weekly and the programmes held include; Prayers, Theme talks, Bible Studies, Talk shows, film shows, and Visitations. Notable among our programmes in the year were a special talk show on evangelism, tagged ‘The night cometh’ which featured three speakers from Voice of Christian Martyrs and CAPRO. Another was an interactive time between the parents and the youth on the role the Youth Fellowship had played in the lives of the youth.
The Youth Fellowship held its youth weekend from Thursday 22nd of November to Sunday 25th of November 2012. The theme was ‘Blossom in your youth.’ The programmes that held were: A talk show, a hospital visitation, a picnic and a thanksgiving Service respectively. The youth weekend marked the end of year for the fellowship.
The Youth Fellowship took part in the 2012 Diocesan Youth Conference which held from the 27th – 29th of July 2012 with the theme ‘stand up for Jesus’ (1 Corinthians 16:13) and had a representative from Emmanuel Anglican Church to represent the Diocese at the National Bible Study Conference.
Communication between the fellowship and the youth was markedly improved with the use of bulk text messages sent periodically. We also achieved being strict with the use of time (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Finance was raised from weekly offerings, personal donations and church support.
2.8.1Emmanuel Anglican Church.
On 3rd June, 2012, the Children’s Day Service took place in our Church.
The entire service was conducted by the Children’s Department. God in His mercy has graciously enrolled the preacher of that day as one of the catechists in Emmanuel (Prosper Abuchi)
The Children’s Harvest successfully took place on 7th October, 2012.
6th – 9th September, 2012. Two of the Sunday School teachers represented the Rock Haven Archdeaconry at this conference.
Mr. Prince Eleweke and Miss Eucharia Eziamaka represented Rock Haven Archdeaconry at Benin City.
Other Church Programmes
The Children participated in all Church programmes throughout the year (Adult and Youth harvests, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, special Sundays etc)
Children sang in the church and at St. John’s College Jos, on 9 /12/ 12 in the 9 lessons and carols
We were able to have three (3) of such meetings in the course of the year at All Saints Mista Ali, St. John’s Jengre and Emmanuel Anglican Church Rock Haven
2.9.1Emmanuel Anglican Church
The year under review was a very successful one to the glory of God.
The scope of this report includes:
This meeting normally takes place every third Saturday of the month from 8:00am – 10:00am. The focus for the year under review was rebuilding the family altar.
Meetings were held in ample times within the year and it experienced low turnout of members which was our greatest challenges of the fellowship. The demanding nature of family and societal task on the fathers but the Bible admonished us not to neglect the assembly of saints. Therefore, we urge men to brace up.
This is a major yearly event celebrated by the Men’s Fellowship. The men marked the day with some events e.g. the aerobic exercise and a general thanksgiving on Sunday.
This conference is a new event organized by the general Men’s Fellowship in the Diocese to discuss issues concerning the Christian men in the Anglican Church. The commendation to the men who made it to this conference within the year under review we encourage all men to avail themselves this opportunity come October 2013.
*By the grace of God the Archdeaconry is committed to the payment of diocesan assessment
* Authentic bible teaching and preaching in all our churches which will in turn
produce righteousness, truth, faith, love, peace, Godliness e.t.c will always be emphasized.
*To also progress in the area of projects in the churches in the archdeaconry, after full payment of our assessment to the diocese. May the Lord help us. Amen.
Rev. Canon Samuel Alabi: