50TH ANNIVERSARY

AVMCC 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral (AVMCC) was marked with a three-weeks action packed programme designed to reflect the theme of the anniversary,'His Abundant Grace'. The activities ran from February 17 to March 9, 2014.

In his goodwill message published in the 50th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service Programme (as well as in the 50th Anniversary Compendium, entitles ‘His Abundant Grace’. The activities ran from February 17 to March 9, 2014.

In his goodwill published in the 50th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service Programme (as well as in the 50th Anniversary Compendium, entitles “His Abundant Grace”. The story of a Cosmopolitan Church, The Rt. Rev James Olusola Odedeji, Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West charged the congregation not to see themselves as ‘having arrived yet’, for according to him, the era of having to glory in material possession is gone. Stressing the vanity of pursuing earthly gains, the bishop remarked thus:  since it might be, if not outright difficult for many who are part of this celebration to be around to the grace of centenary, it is therefore apt for us to begin to prepare for our heavenly abode. He supported this charge by drawing from the Book of Luke, Chapter 9:25 ‘What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose or forfeit his very self?