Churches To Pay Their Workers Stipend From January, 2022
The Diocesan Synod, Anglican communion Umuahia Diocese, has approved that Churches pay their workers stipend from January, 2022.
Addressing the new stipend issues at St. Peter’s Church Nkata-Ibeku, Afara Ibeku West Archdeaconry, Umuahia, Abia State, during a one day SYNOD with the theme, “Remove This Reproach”, drawn from the Bible book of 1 Samuel chapter 17 verse 26, the Anglican Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, The Rt. Rev’d Geoffrey Ibeabuchi therefore encouraged the workers to wake up and face the task of the ministry squarely for Improved productivity.
His words, “This step will definitely expose those who are hard-working and those who depend on the monthly alert from the Diocese. Our Churches are encouraged to put more effort to this challenge”.
The Anglican Bishop who also announced that retreats for treasurers and financial officers of Churches in the diocese are on the way, revealed that the Diocesan constitution (the presentation of the amended constitution, discussion, corrections and adoption of the constitution as amended) was the main reason for the Synod.
Hear Rt. Rev’d Ibeabuchi, “It is a thing of joy to assemble here today in this one day Synod of our Diocese in order to deliberate on our Diocesan constitution and other issues affecting us as a Diocese.
“Our Diocesan constitution is the main reason for our meeting here in this Synod. Permit me to first of all appreciate the members of our Constitution Review and Amendment Committee led by our beloved Registrar, Chief Magistrate Juliet Rex-Chikezie for a work well done. The document was officially presented at the floor of the Synod on the 1st of May, 2021. Since then, it has gone through further review during our Clergy Schools.
“We are here today as a Diocese to go through it, make our final inputs and approve it for our use as a working document”.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Vicar, St. Peter’s Church Nkata-Ibeku, Ven. Godswill Emeruwa enjoined the Synod delegates to painstakingly go through the documents and do the needful for a better existence of the Anglican communion, Umuahia Diocese.
Ven. Emeruwa said, “In this extra ordinary and August Synod, and as part of the Rebuilding process in our beloved Diocese, we shall consider the Reviewed copy of the Diocesan constitution. From my record which stands to be contested, this is the 3rd one day Synod, and the 3rd review of our Constitution, therefore, it is expedient we dot the Is and cross the Ts for a better existence of our Diocese”.