The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Horo Guduru Synod was established, becoming the 29th Unit of the Church. The celebration of Synod formation started on the 25th of May in procession where more than 400 choir members marched in the town of Fincha’a singing and praising God for His great deeds.
The founding Convention of the Synod commenced with Holly Communion where thousands attended at the new Synod compound.
Rev. Yonas Yigezu (President of the EECMY), Rev. Dr. Berhanu Ofgaa (General Secretary of the EECMY), Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idossa (Former President of the EECMY) and leaders of the Management Committee of the Church were present at the establishing convention.
Having confirmed unanimous adopting of Synod’s Constitution as approved by the 20th General Assembly, Rev. Yonas Yigezu, President of the EECMY officially declared founding of the EECMY Horo Guduru Synod as of May 27th at 2:10 pm.
The Convention then elected Rev. Mesfin Mekonin as the first president of the Synod and Rev. Endale Belay and Mr. Hindibu Bulti as vice president and treasurer respectively to lead the new Synod for the coming four years.
Rev. Mesfin has earned BTh from Mekane Yesus Seminary and has MA in Public Administration. He was a Parish leader and was responsible for organizing the process of Synod formation.
Rev. Endale has a BTh from Mekane Yesus seminary and is Parish leader. Mr. Hindibu has BA in accounting and works for Awash Bank as Fincha’a branch Manager.
The Synod had different fund raising activities which enabled them collect a substantial amount of money. Some youth solo singers of the Synod prepared a VCD and gave 1000 copy as a gift to the Synod.
Horo Guduru Synod has built its own offices with seven rooms and meeting hall that can accommodate 600 people.
The Horo Guduru Synod Grew out of Central Synod.