- This event has passed.
June 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
*PURPOSE: *The African Worship and Concert Night is an intentional move by
Immanuel Fellowship church to honor the future and invest in our children.
This is consistent with the saying that it takes the entire community to
raise a child. The concert is geared towards raising support to acquire
portacabin for additional classrooms in order to provide age-grade classes
for our children as they learn deep intellectual, moral, ethical and
spiritual lessons for an enduring future. This decision becomes absolutely
imperative at a time when many kids are falling prey to drugs, addiction,
prostitution, gang violence, and poor performance in schools. This concert
will bring hope, rekindle the passion of togetherness as many teams work
together to pull this off, and most importantly, create awareness and shore
up support for empowering our children. Currently, a youth empowerment
program is ongoing, with strong support from some public officials.
Children are learning what it takes to learn in the classroom, but more
importantly, to learn life-lessons of integrity, great work ethics,
selflessness, giving, creativity, and problem-solving.
*AFRICAN CONCERT NIGHT: *Decked in multicultural African traditional
attires that cut across the continent of Africa, singers from diverse
backgrounds (some are students and others are professionals in the
academics, medical, sales, engineering fields, etc.) will re-enact what it
means to raise up voices in diverse African languages to energize and
electrify the entire village, including the use of African musical
instruments like sekere, agogo, gangan, and ilu-gbedu, among others. Songs
outlined for this night will include praise songs in Swahili from East
Africa, thanksgiving songs in Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, and few others from the
West African sub-region; as well as some Zulu songs from the South-African
sub-region of Africa.
*OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE: *In Africa, music is life. That is why a musical
concert is ideal to raise support to help our children, and by extension,
our future. The future starts from now. According to Dr. Jude Uzonna, the
Chairman of the event and Professor of immunology at the university of
Manitoba, giving our children a solid educational base requires holistic
training, close relationship, and a loving environment. And this is the
goal. Funds raised will help in procuring additional facilities to train
our children well. Rev. Dr. Deborah Olukoju, the 2015 Prime Minister’s
Volunteer Award winner in Leadership for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, sees the event as a great opportunity, not just for fundraising,
but for friend making.