Fritz Ramseyer Memorial Congregation goes ‘Old Skull’

Fritz Ramseyer Memorial Congregation goes ‘Old Skull’

Some members pose for the camera after the service

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Fritz Ramseyer Memorial Congre­gation, Bubiashie, Accra last Sunday held its ‘Old Skull’ Day service.

It was a sight to behold as the congregants attended the service clad in outfits which were popular in the 1940s through to the 1960s.

Men and women were spotted adorned in stock­ings, bushy weave-ons, high waist trousers and boots of all kinds and sizes. The children were not left out as their parents and guardians ensured they were clad in appealing old school outfits to mark the day.

Rev. John Nii Yartey Dick­son the Minister-In-Charge of the Church said, the event was part of programmes out­lined to commemorate the annual Ramseyer Month, cel­ebrated in March each year, with interesting activities.

He said the month was also used to pray for the souls of the founding mem­bers and gallant soldiers who had worked towards the establishment of the church. Additionally, the month highlighted the contributions of Basel Missionaries who had sacrificed their lives to ensure Christianity became popular in Ghana.

Delivering his sermon, Mr Richmond Appiah, an Elder of the Church admonished Christians to live exemplary lives by being the light of the world.

He stated that it was very dangerous for Christians to behave like the Pharisees saying: “As horrible as phys­ical blindness may be, there is a more dreadful kind of blindness which is the spiri­tual blindness.

“The Pharisees were suf­fering from spiritual blind­ness because they lacked insight. They failed to see Jesus as the light of the world,” he said.

A member of the church, Abigail Paintsil said she could picture how people dressed in the 80s. “I wished these programmes could be organised often.”

Stephen Mensah another member of the church said the church had been organising different events but “this is the first time I have joined this exciting ‘old skull’ event.”

 By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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