“LCCN postpones annual convention for safety”

Singing group of the LCCN women during special presentation at the 2020 Annual Church Convention

“Risk of Coronavirus leads to decision”


The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) postponed its 95th Annual National Convention for the first time since 1925 to avoid exposing worshippers to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 95th Annual National Convention was scheduled for February 2021 in Demsa, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

"The LCCN Executive Council at its meeting of 15th January, after a careful deliberation taking into consideration the current state and risk of aggravating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, took the painful decision to suspend indefinitely convention,” read a circular signed by the LCCN Administrative Secretary Mr Parisa.

However, the communique stated that the church will hold an expanded General Church Council to allow the consecration of the bishop-elect and the ordination of 32 pastors.

"In order to ensure the timely consecration of the bishop-elect of the Yola Diocese and the ordination of 32 prospective candidates as pastors, the Executive Council approved the convening of an Expanded General Church Council at the St. Johns Arch Cathedral, LCCN Headquarters, Numan for prayers, reflection and administration of the acts of consecration and ordination accordingly."

The LCCN will commence churchwide prayers and fasting starting February 1 to the 21st. The 21 days of fasting sets apart prayer for the church and society.


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