PNG Churches Council

K50,000 grant for PNG Churches Council

This is the first time the council has been separately recognised under the PNG Church-State Partnership Program.

Chairman of PNG Churches Council, Bishop Denny Brag Guka, thanked the government and the ministry for the recognition.

He said with the church providing the spiritual strength and the government the resources, the country can be transformed.

It’s about partnership, honesty, commitment with passion, we can work.

He said the CC’s priority now is the establishment of the provincial council of churches, which the new Minister, Soroi Eoe, alluded to.

Over K2m distributed among churches

The amount is the government allocated grant as per the church state partnership program.

The program is under the office of religion, previously under the Department of National Planning.

Since its shift to the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion, the occasion today was the first formal gathering of such under the new department.

Minister Soroi Eoe and Secretary Anna Solomon presented the cheques to various churches, represented by each church leader.

Spend Christmas with family, encourages Council

On behalf of the Churches throughout PNG, General Secretary of the PNGCC, Rev. Roger Joseph, extends season greetings of peace and good tidings in the Lord to everyone.

Rev. Joseph said Christmas is about humility because it is a time to make a humble decision to retire from normal activities and be with the family.

“We are encouraged by Christmas to return home for family reunions, reconciliations and peace building before we face the challenges of 2017,” he said.

“Christmas is a time to return to our place of origin where our identities are deeply rooted.