The service for the Ascension Day, which is the day to commemorate Christ’s going up to heaven on the 40th day after the Resurrection, was held on May 5 in all the Churches of God worldwide. After ten days, the Sacred Assembly of the Day of Pentecost was held on the 15th.
In April 5, 2016, when spring flowers were in full bloom under warm sunshine, dedication services for three Churches of God were held. They are the Boryeong Church, the Hongseong Church, and the Baebang Church in Asan, all located in Chungcheong Province.
The first annual feast in 2016 began on March 22 (the fourteenth day of the first month by the sacred calendar). In the evening, the Sacred Assembly of the Passover was held in more than 2,500 Churches of God in 175 countries. On the following day, they held the Sacred Assembly of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and on the 27th, the Sacred Assembly of the Day of Resurrection.
The pastoral staff members in and out of Korea gathered in the New Jerusalem Pangyo Temple and participated in the General Assembly for five days and four nights, where they settled the last year’s gospel work, which left rich accomplishments than any other years. They also drew up the gospel development direction for the year 2016.
The New Song Festival, which heated up the faith of young adults and students in Korea last summer, came back in 2016. On January 31, the 2nd New Song Festival was held at the Okcheon Go&Come Training Institute.
In order to welcome the members rapidly increasing in number around the world, the New Jerusalem Pangyo Temple has been newly prepared, and over 3,000 members—all overseers in Korea, local members, and the Head Office workers—attended its dedication service.
In the hopeful New Year of 2016, the shout with determined will to preach to seven billion people resounded throughout the globe from Seoul, the heart of South Korea located at the end of the east where the truth of the new covenant was restored. On January 3, the first Sunday of the New Year, the Resolution Rally for the World Evangelism 2016 was held.
The dedication services for the Seodaemun Church and Gangil Church in Seoul, Korea, were held. Members gave all glory to God for allowing new temples and reaffirmed their determination for the gospel work in the New Year.