The National, Tuesday October 29th, 2013
THE Christian Union Mission (CUM) Church in Papua New Guinea will be celebrating its 50th anniversary from Jan 22-27 next year.
CUM is one of the many churches that come under the Evangelical Alliance Churches and preparations are underway to mark the anniversary.
CUM churches chairman in Southern Highlands Ps Peter Yaki said the weeklong celebrations were important to commemorate the hard work the church had done to be where it was today.
“We would like other denominations to come celebrate and pray with them. Though different churches have emerged, there is only one reason and that is to worship God,” he said.
The venue is yet to be confirmed.
Yaki, regional secretary Ps Richard Pombre and regional treasurer David James Til expressed disappointment at reading in the media that K50,000 was allocated to the church for the completion of a new church building.
The K50,000 was given by Nipa-Kutubu MP Jeffery Komal at Poroma local level government during a church service.
Pombre said CUM was a different church and the money was given to a new church headed by Ps Timothy Map.
“We believe the church is not registered and CUM is not a part of that new church. CUM’s name was used to gain the money,” he said.