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Diocese of Nnewi Synod begins September 9

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The Uruagu 2020 Synod of the Diocese of Nnewi (Anglican Communion) originally scheduled for May 30 to June 3, 2020 but was shifted, due to the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic, will now hold from September 9 to 13. The Synod with the theme, ‘You shall be my Witnesses’ taken from Acts 1:8, will begin with a courtesy visit to Obi Uruagu, Obi Afamefuna Charles Obi (Ogidi IV).

The Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Ndubuisi Chukwuka Obi, will lead other delegates to the monarch’s palace at 2pm. Thereafter, the Synod opening worship takes place at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, Nnewi, at 3pm. On September 10, the Synod plenary session will commence with Holy Communion Service, followed by general discussion, based on salient points raised from 2020 Synod report.

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Presentation and launching of the Bishop’s Presidential Address is billed for September 11 at 11am. During the presentation, the cleric is expected to showcase his scorecard so far as regards the Diocese’s development, as well as his master plan for the Diocese. The Synod will continue with a plenary session on September 12, while on September 13, the programme will be rounded off with thanksgiving service and launching of projects.

Other highlights of the event include a documentary that will show some of the investments of the Diocese, such as Diocesan Hospital, Akwudo, Otolo, Nnewi; DONAC Ventures, Ozubulu; ADON Farms, Ihite, Okija; ADON VOTECH (Vocational/Technical) Institutes; DONAC Security Service, Pentecost University, Ozubulu; Alive Unto God Press, Nnewi; Psycho-spiritual Home at St. Thomas’ Church, Otolo, Nnewi; Diocesan Special Education Centre (DSEC) at DCC, Nnewi; ADON TV; and other Diocesan social media platforms.

The Cathedral road diversion, a new road built by the Diocese will be commissioned during the Synod. The Diocese initiated the diversion to Nkwo-to-Nkwo, to have a composite Cathedral environment devoid of vehicular movement interference. A new fence was constructed to provide a composite Cathedral environment without external interference.

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