Bishop’s Seven Reflections on Ebenezer Convention 2014

Story by: Taurai Emmanuel Maforo

During the just ended Annual Conference 14th Sessions in the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area, the Resident Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa took time to reflect on the Ebenezer 2014 Convention which has been described by the majority of the church’s membership as a memorable success. The Ebenezer Convention was held on August 15 to 17 at the National Sports Stadium, Harare and attended by a record 55 000 congregants.

Kensington Parsonage Dedicated

By Collen Chiwomadzi

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 saw Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa and Mai Nhiwatiwa touch down at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport aboard Air Zimbabwe Boeing 737 from Harare. The great occasion was to dedicate the Emsizini Secondary School Chaplain’s parsonage.

HED welcomes 2015 in style

By Ranganai Dzotizei 

Harare East District (HED) ushered in the year 2015 in divine style as Harare Gardens was the epicenter for the all -day revival to close out the traditional 10 days of prayer and fasting.

Zimbabwe Methodists get Federation Presidency

Story by Florence Madake, Editorial input by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo


The two Methodist units of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women claimed the two top posts of President and Vice President at the just ended Southern and Eastern Africa Area Seminar held in Cape Town, South Africa from 31 October to 2 November 2014.

Area Cabinet celebrates BEB successes

By Taurai Emmanuel MaforoThe Zimbabwe Episcopal Area Cabinet meeting at Pandhari Lodge, Harare from 17 to 19 October 2014 spent their time chiefly deliberating on major strides taken in realizing the set targets of the BEB focus for 2014. 

Africa University thrills congregants

By Francis Mupazviriwo, Harare and Wesley Kuture, Africa University, MUTARE

 The 50-member choir from Africa University managed to wow the crowd at the UMC Ebenezer convention which was held at the giant National Sports Stadium in Harare.

Child preacher lights flame at Ebenezer

By Taurai Emmanuel Maforo (Zimbabwe Episcopal Area Communicator)

Chelsea Chipendo the 12year old child preacher enthusiastically stepped onto the stage to a resounding applause from the 55 thousand-strong audience at the National Sports Stadium during the Ebenezer Convention held from 15 to 17 August 2014. 

Front Row Seat To History

By Tichaona Chitsinde

So the procession has finished, we have heard the opening prayer and the recitation of the Apostles’ Creed. Now for the business of why we are here. Looking around Bay 25, I realise that this could be the only time I sit with all these people. This is a front row seat to history...

I ask Mbuya Kondo who I know well, what all this means to her. There are no words, but the look on her face says it all. This event, bringing us together in this manner will leave a lasting impression on us all.

Ebenezer roared!!

By: Francis Mupazviriwo

More than 15,000 United Methodists, guests from the The United Methodist Church (UMC) diaspora community and others filled the huge National Sports Stadium to

Security a priority for Ebenezer

By Ranganai Dzotizei

With just weeks left before the biggest celebration thus far in the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church, the Ebenezer Convention kicks off, safety of the thousands of congregants set to throng the giant National Stadium is of paramount importance going into the majestic event

Magical moments in the stadium

By Tapiwa Padenga

In 1993 during the African cup of nation’s qualifier between Zimbabwe and Cameroon at the National Sports Stadium, our living room was filled with anxiety and excitement. My father’s house had become a stadium away from the stadium. 

The big black and white television set which was kept in

United Methodist Women responds to the Chikanga Hard of Hearing

By Theophilus Ngonidzaishe Gurupira

Who would know or have imagined seeing the hard of hearing singing songs of praise to the Lord? Yes! They did and they sang whole heartedly with great joy as smiles could be seen on their faces at the recently held Hard of Hearing two-day workshop held at Chikanga United Methodist Church, Mutare. 

The workshop was funded by the United Methodist Women

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Matthew 28:18-20