On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the congregation of the S. T. Nagbe United Methodist Church eulogized the Late Bishop Stephen Trowen Nagbe and others as part of the activities marking the 50th Anniversary celebration. In a special reflection of the day, Rev. Dr. Julius Nelson urged the congregation to anchor their faith in the God, adding, “my brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, children, there are difficult days ahead as we start the next fifty years’ journey.” The clergyman pointed out that uncertainty, discouragement, and hardship will increase. “I stop by to encourage and challenge you to anchor your faith in God – our Creator, Savior and Comforter,” he emphasized.
The UMC Liberia educator also said there were committed, dedicated, reliable, hardworking individuals whose services made the church to remain standing for the rest of them to inherit today. He named Bishop Stephen Trowen Nagbe, Sr., Rev. Anthony Fadely, Rev. Karis Fadely, Rev. Oliver Clarke, and Rev. Jacob Nimenju Kartwe, Sr, as some of the leaders who were innovative, loving, benevolent, gifted, and prayer warriors in the Sinkor Parish now Stephen Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church. “We must emulate their good examples to keep the church going,” Nelson reiterated.
Formerly Sinkor Parish, the Stephen Trowen Nagbe UMC is now one of the leading United Methodist Churches in Liberia Annual Conference. S. T. Nagbe UMC which drew its first membership from the First United Methodist Church of Monrovia, is considered the mother church of Mount Sinai United Methodist Church and two Preaching Points; Omega and Todee. Established since 1967, the church now holds two worship services on Sundays and other community based activities which are evangelistic in nature.
Reporting and photos by E. Julu Swen.
United Methodist Communicator of the Year, 2014
Link to Rev. Nelson’s sermon is here.
More photos below.