The 2022 African American Ministries 45th Annual Convocation was recently held at the Grand Advent SDA Church in Oakland.
Friday’s evening service was met with a slight hurdle as worshippers were met with a power outage. Neither dismayed nor discouraged, the program went on as scheduled as pastors and elders sprang into action to purchase generators and lighting to illuminate the sanctuary.
Guest speaker, Dr. Myron Edmonds used the outage to highlight the power of the Holy Spirit. Local church member Kim Merriweather said, “I left the service feeling deeply moved and despite the lack of electricity, the sermon, coupled with the outage set the tone for the weekend because it forced recognition of the power of God”.
Sabbath morning more than 500 worshippers of all ages filled the sanctuary. Maikapo Mehn, said, “Overall, the convocation reminded me about how great of a reunion it will be when our Heavenly Father comes to take us home.”
Featured in Northern Lights • October 13, 2022