Woolwich HelpCentre Inauguration

the Book of Proverbs,

 Monday, 19 July 2021 

Woolwich HelpCentre Inauguration

It has taken 16 years for the UCKG to fulfil its ambition to establish a full time  branch church in Woolwich. The inauguration of the new HelpCentre on the first floor of 115-123 Powis Street, SE18 6JL in the afternoon of Sunday 18 July was therefore a very special occasion indeed.

Pastor John Lima the senior pastor at the Woolwich HelpCentre opened the 90 minute inauguration service by dedicating the proceedings to God, in front of a socially distanced congregation of 120 regular attendees and newcomers. He was immediately followed by church member Ava Wills who testified about her life being transformed through faith in the face of suicidal thoughts and many tribulations.

Bishop James Marques, who leads the UCKG in the UK then came forward to invite further accounts of lives being turned around, and prayers for health were spoken by the pastors in attendance. One man claimed to have benefited physically through prayer, a woman from the Woolwich branch spoke of an improved emotional situation.

Bishop then cited Bible passages appropriate to a new church opening, and invited people to present their offerings. Pastor Fabio Marcolino joined him in prayer for the people’s finances.

Finally, a passage from the Book of Proverbs was quoted, seeking the Holy Spirit.

The Bishop and the pastors all knelt to pray for the life transformation of the people.

The pastors in attendance, in addition to Bishop and Pastor John, were Pastor Michael Oni from Catford Branch, Pastor James Martins from Finsbury Park branch and trainee pastor Joelmo who assists in Woolwich branch.

Schedule of services at Woolwich

The Woolwich branch can accommodate 180 worshippers in its main auditorium, and is now open seven days a week with a full schedule of services. The schedule includes services at 7am, 10am, 3pm and 7:30pm on weekdays, 7am on Saturdays and on Sundays at 7:30am, 10am, 4pm and 6pm.

Services in Portuguese take place on Fridays at 12pm and 6pm and Sundays at 12pm. The services follow the same themes as the English services.

The themes for each day’s prayers are as follows:

Monday – Independence Project (prayer for economic security)
Tuesday – Healing
Wednesday – Spiritual Growth
Thursday – Family Day. Love Therapy is held at Finsbury Park HelpCentre only, at 8pm
Friday – Spiritual Cleansing
Saturday – Impossible Cases
Sunday – Sunday Service/Empowerment, Breaking the Habit which deals with addictions is held at the Brixton HelpCentre at 4pm, and Bible Study (6pm).

The VYG meetings are on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the services and to call on the support offered in their time of need.

ENDS

Notes to editors

UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all- comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on press@uckg.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.