ORIGINAL CHURCH OF GOD
1803 County Hospital Rd, Nashville, TN 37218
Dear Pastor and Congregation:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am sure we are all still enjoying the blessings from an awesome June Convocation. It is time to prepare for our Annual Convocation. The Annual Convocation will be August 11-14, 2016 at our headquarters, 1803 County Hospital Rd., Nashville, TN.
Convocation Preparation: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 is our Day of Prayer and Fasting. I am asking all OCOG members to fast and pray for God’s direction and presence in the convocation. Let us continue to pray that the Lord will show us His Glory!
Opening Session: The opening session of the convocation will be Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM. Our Assistant Presiding Prelate, Bishop Ayuba Maigari will be the keynote speaker.
Communion Service: Communion will be served during Friday night’s service. Everyone is asked to wear white. We are looking to have a “White Out”. Please make plans to attend even if you do not have white.
Representation fees: All Auxiliaries – $25 each; Foreign Missions – $25; Members (over age 18) – $30; Members (age 6 – 18) – $15; Pastors – $100; Ordained Ministers – $75; Licensed Ministers – $50; Unlicensed Ministers – $30; State Overseers – $125; Bishops, General Overseer, Missionary President – $150; State Representation – $200; National Trustees – $100.
Ushers, Nurses and Choir Members: Please come prepared to serve during the convocation.
Ministerial and Officials Directory: The directory will be updated and include all ministers and officials that have paid their yearly fees. Please complete the enclosed Ministerial Directory form with the information of all ministers in your congregation. National Officials’ form will be available at the convocation. A representation form is also enclosed for your use. Doctrine book distribution will be based on paid memberships.
Pastors and Bishop’s Cabinet: All pastors and national trustees will meet at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 11 at Bethesda Original Church of God. Lunch will be served. The Bishop’s Cabinet will meet immediately after this meeting.
Doctrine Book Amendments: The Doctrine Book Amendments will be presented to the convocation for adoption at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 13. Please be prayerful as we approach this important matter.
For pastors that receive this correspondence through email, please reply to Sis. Nicole Beard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm receipt of this letter.
Pray that the Lord’s blessings will be upon our Annual Convocation.
In His Service,
Bishop Warren E. Boyd Sis. Nicole Beard
Presiding Prelate National General Secretary