20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)
The general locations and contacts for the groups and congregations are listed here. Please email the appropriately listed person for times and locations.
Note: More details on the congregations in Africa can be found through links on the African Congregations‘ page.
Gambella. Contact Deacon Koang Deng email@example.com
More information can be found at the Ethiopia Congregation’s page.
There are 11 congregations in Ghana:
Ashanti, Suame-Kumasi. the Headquarters
Dome and Nungua at Accra
and recent infant Adumasa.
We have the most congregations in Kenya. Here is a list of 26 of them:
For more details, contact Pastor Evans Ochieng, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are congregations in Rift Valley/Mau:
For more details, contact Elder Joseah Kipngetich, email email@example.com
Links to photos and other information can be found at the Kenya Congregations’ page.
More information can be found at the Malawi Congregations’ page.
Wedison Matiya, Chindola and Duya in Mozambique. email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found at the Mozambique Congregations’ page.
Contact Evans Ochieng, email email@example.com
Pagak. Contact Koang Deng firstname.lastname@example.org
Some information can be found at the South Sudan Congregation’s page.
More information can be found in the Tanzania Congregation’s page.
Contact Evans Ochieng, email email@example.com
Although we have several scattered supporters in Australia, they all live so far apart that we do not yet have a group or congregation there.
North Island, Takanini. Contact John Hickey, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Negros Occidental, Silay City. Contact Oscar Mediavilla, email email@example.com
Misamis Oriental in Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro. Contact Anthony Flavell, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Surigao, Mindanao. Contact Jose Lumpay, email email@example.com
Note: While we have several scattered members in Australia as well as other parts of Asia and the Philippines, there currently are no congregations to list.
Serbia, Uzice. Contact Aleksandar Veljic, email firstname.lastname@example.org
California, Grover Beach. Contact Bob Thiel, email email@example.com
Kansas, Wichita. Contact L. Holeman, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan, Almont. Contact Terry LaFrance, email email@example.com
Minnesota, Duluth. Contact Terry Nelson, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania, Towanda. Contact Richard Close, email email@example.com
Texas, Pearland. Contact Louis Rubin, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Contact B. Bivens, email email@example.com
New Brunswick, Harvey Station. Contact Herb Haddon, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quebec, Montréal. Contact Gilbert Audet, email email@example.com
In the Continuing Church of God, we have scattered brethren throughout the USA and Canada, as well as in the Caribbean (like Trinidad & Tobago), South Asia, North Africa, South Africa, South America, and elsewhere. We have supporters on all the inhabited continents of the earth as well as dozens of US states.
In time, we expect to have more congregations in more places, as we keep getting growth in membership every year. So, if there is no group or congregation in your area, do not give up–hang in there, faithfully of course, and perhaps in time, we will have a group/congregation near you. Maybe even one you might help form!
Jesus taught, “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). Do not be one called who gives up because there is no group geographically close to you.
The Bible teaches:
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:4-7)
Sometimes Christians have to wait and trust God to establish congregations near them.
Remember, Jesus promised Philadelphian Christians that they would be “pillars” in the Temple of God (Revelation 3:12). Therefore in this age, sometimes being a foundational part of a new group, or standing alone in a separated area, could be part of your training for that reward.
Of course, we should fellowship on the Sabbaths when we can (Hebrews 10:24-25). God’s Holy Days, like the Feast of Tabernacles, are another opportunity for that (cf. Leviticus 23:2; Romans 12:1).
In the Continuing Church of God, we hold the Feast of Tabernacles in multiple places around the world. This festival is a time that God expects those that can to travel (cf. Psalm 42:4); far away if need be (cf. Deuteronomy 14:22-27). For a listing of currently expected sites this year, check out Feast of Tabernacles’ Sites for 2018. This festival also gives Philadelphian Christians an opportunity to fellowship together.
In the 20th century, particularly in the early days of the old Radio Church of God, people often had to wait years for an opportunity to hear sermons or have contact with other like-minded Christians. To better serve our scattered brethren in the 21st century, we put out a weekly email titled Letter to the Brethren. It has a suggested Sabbath service, as well as, when appropriate, Holy Day information.
Pray and be patient, and trust that God (Proverbs 3:5-7) will call others that you can fellowship with.
As a pillar, you can be an ambassador for Philadelphian Christianity.