6 July 2007

Liberia: Ellen, Others to Attend Seys UMC Program

All is now set for the thanksgiving and fund raising program of the seys united Methodist church in Careysburg this Sunday. The program is part of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the church.

This year's anniversary under the theme, "Celebrating the Goodness of God," began on Saturday with a 'walk' beginning at 10:00 a.m. from Bensonville to VOA Junction where an-all afternoon of sports would be held at the Careysburg Soccer Pitch.

Sunday's activities is the climax of the celebration. The service will take place at the Careysburg Public School Auditorium while the groundbreaking ceremony will also be held at the Seys Church grounds immediately after the service.

President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf and several other dignitaries have been invited to grace the occasion

Recently, fire engulfed the renovated edifice of the Seys UMC and razed its entire building. Seys UMC has been a part of the Careysburg City for 150 years and had been one of the first Christian places of worship. Its original edifice was erected in the late 1950s and rededicated in 1986. During the crisis in the country, the church was completely looted and further destroyed in 2000.

However, the church was massively reconstructed thereby placing stainless windows, benches, modern alter and a roof in 2003. On March 23, 2003, the church began services in full swing again. But fate again dashed the hard efforts of the church when fire gutted it in February of this year.

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