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World Mission Society Church of God Receives the Queen’s Award in the U.K.

On June 2, 2016, The World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) was announced as a recipient of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the United Kingdom. The award was presented to the WMSCOG in recognition of their wholehearted community service in the United Kingdom.

On July 4, 2016, on behalf of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren J. Smith presented the award to General Pastor Kim Joo-Cheol of the WMSCOG during a special ceremony held for all the awardees. The Queen’s Award is the highest award that a volunteer group can receive in the United Kingdom. The recipients are also qualified to be recognized as an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.)

Pastor Kim Joo-cheol (left) received the award certificate signed by the Queen and the commemorative crystal of the Queen's Award from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith (second from left),
Pastor Kim Joo-cheol (left) received the award certificate signed by the Queen and the commemorative crystal of the Queen's Award from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith (second from left),

What is the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognizes organizations that made a great contribution to society in the United Kingdom. It is the most prestigious award for a volunteer group, acknowledged in the 53 member states of the Commonwealth of Nations.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was created in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It’s an annual award managed by the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom. For a group to receive this award, it must have been operating at a high standard for at least three years continually in local areas. Through years of thorough and rigorous assessment, the award is given to groups whose work has significantly benefited others and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering. The award is decided only after the Queen herself has given formal approval.

World Mission Society Church of God in the UK Receives Queen's Award
World Mission Society Church of God in the UK Receives Queen's Award

Procedure for Assessment and Selection

The procedure for assessment and selection of a recipient for the Queen’s Award is meticulous and prudent. It consists of a 5-step process:

1st Step: Each nomination is first evaluated in the county where the group works. As her Majesty’s representative in the county, the Lord Lieutenant leads the evaluation with the help of a County Assessment Panel of leading representatives from diverse sectors of the community. The Lord Lieutenant or his representatives, or both, generally visit the nominated group.  

2nd Step: A Specialist Assessment Panel of independent volunteering experts from across the U.K. judge nominated groups based on the award criteria, taking into account the first evaluation.  

3rd Step:  The panel passes its recommendations to the Main Award Committee.

4th Step: The Main Award Committee advise the Cabinet Office and the Minister for Civil Society.

5th Step: Finally, Queen gives her formal approval and the awardees are selected.

The procedure to be nominated for this award is very strict since the recipients are entitled to use the Queen’s Award emblem on their website, stationary and other printed material for five years.

WMSCOG is Awarded After Rigorous Assessment

Queen's Award Ceremony held in Gordon Monastery - WMSCOG
Queen's Award Ceremony held in Gordon Monastery - WMSCOG

The WMSCOG has consistently carried out volunteer services for four years in the U.K. It was selected as recipient after a rigorous assessment procedure that lasted for three years, and it was finally approved by Queen Elizabeth II herself.

During the three-year assessment, the county assessment panels visited the WMSCOG several times and examined the church from various angles to verify that the organization was worthy to receive the Queen’s Award. The examiners visited the church without notice, made phone calls, visited the places where the church carried out volunteer services and contacted the beneficiaries to confirm the veracity and sincerity of the activities.

Finally, after passing all the steps, the WMSCOG has been recognized by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as an exemplary organization that contributes to the community. At the same time, the church has been authorized to use both the Queen’s Award emblem and the British honor of MBE.

Queen Elizabeth II herself signed the award certificate. The award’s purpose and meaning were clearly stated as follows:

“UK Zion, a group of volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God, shares Mother’s love through a range of initiatives. We being cognizant of the said group’s outstanding voluntary work in the community, and being desirous of showing Our Royal Favour do hereby confer upon it.”

The WMSCOG Receiving the Queen’s Award is not by Chance

The World Mission Society Church of God has done volunteer work for almost 20 years without rest. The members of the WMSCOG are always ready to give a helping hand, and those who have experienced their volunteer work can feel their sincerity. Their great work is a result of following the teachings of the Bible and the example of Heavenly Mother.

The WMSCOG has received several letters of appreciation from many private and governmental organizations for their volunteer efforts. In 2015, especially, the WMSCOG had the honor of receiving the Presidential Citation Award, which is the highest award an organization can receive in South Korea. Three different Presidential Cabinets acknowledged the WMSCOG, and everyone in the nation knows about their good deeds.

World Mission Society Church of God is awarded Presidential Citation

With 2,500 branch churches in 175 countries, and over 2.5 million registered members, the WMSCOG carries out volunteer work wherever it’s located. Several Presidential Offices have recognized the WMSCOG, including the Office of President Barack Obama. The WMSCOG in the United States was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award three times.

See All the Awards the WMSCOG Has Received

Who is the World Mission Society Church of God?

The World Mission Society Church of God is a church that believes in God the Mother. Putting their faith in God the Mother into action is what allows the members of the WMSCOG to stand out in their community service. Established by Christ Ahnsahnghong in 1964, the WMSCOG tries to spread Mother’s love in the whole world, while also following the teachings of Jesus as they were 2,000 years ago. Loving God by following God’s commands, and loving our neighbors through community service is the way the WMSCOG displays the glory of God Elohim to the whole world.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

The members of the World Mission Society Church of God will continue to carry out their good deeds. These good deeds will allow the whole world to see the glory of God the Father and God the Mother.

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  1. Alicia

    It gives me great pleasure to see the WMS Church of God receiving such amazing awards. In a time that churches are being exposed for corruption, deception and immorality here is a church that is being awarded for their work and love toward humanity.

  2. Nicole Simone W

    Wow! So amazing, who can imagine being honored by the Queen with one of the most -if not the most- prestigious award. Who knew the full screening process, but that’s amazing that we not only passed full inspection; won the award but were also invited to the Queen’s special tea party. First the WMSCOG won the award from Obama three times, then the award from the president of Korea and now to be honored by the royal Queen. Truly all kings will give glory to Jerusalem. I give thanks to Heavenly Father and Mother to be able to be called Their daughter and be able to see and hear prophecy being fulfilled.

  3. Chanel

    This church is definitely different from all the others, in the best way possible. So happy I attend such an amazing church with so many beautiful examples set by all the members.

  4. Whitney K.

    How beautiful! I’m so honored to be apart of such a prestigious organization. The Church of God fulfills prophecy by shedding the light of God and love all over the world. The reason the Church is able to boast such beautiful acts is because we have God the Mother, whom the bible prophesies “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” – Isaiah 60:3. We see evidence of this through the Queens Award! How awesome to watch the words of the bible happen in our time!

  5. Amber C

    This is so amazing ! The World Mission Society Church of God has done, and continues to do such incredible work . All the members make so much effort to give back to their communities and global village . Following the example of Elohim God . Keep up the great work !

  6. Truly every single prophecy is being fullfill in these last days . I’m today’s society it takes a while for doe one to recognize when someone does something good. I feel so proud that it is us the World mission society church of God the ones being rewarded by the Queen. Only by our way of act we can demonstrate to people what we feel and think towards our God Elohim

  7. Yema

    This is just amazing! In so many countries the World Mission Society Church of God is being recognized as the best! It speaks volumes for the Ones who established it – Our Heavenly Father and Mother! Glory and praise goes to Them!

  8. Shannon Peraza

    This video is amazing! And it is such an honor to be living in the age of prophecy fulfillment . As the bible allows to understand that in this age Jerusalem mother will be made the praise of the earth . Through all the awards the Church of God is receiving this prophecy is unfolding right before our very eyes. As the children of El-o- him God and the members of The Church of God it is our duty to share and spread the love of God the Mother through out the world . I believe through all the awards the church is receiving We are fulfilling the mission to share Gods love with all humanity .

  9. Jose Rojas

    it is a privilege and a great honor to be a member of the World Mission Society Church of God.

  10. Peter

    Thanks to father and mother.

  11. Jennifer

    Thanks to God for allowing the world to know about this amazing church!! The church of God is like no other and is truly such an honor to be a part of the Church of God!!

  12. Kevin J Corpuz

    The Church of God is truly the best! Way to go brothers and sisters for glorifying our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother!

  13. Juan T.

    I’m so proud to be part of The Church Of God. I can say with confidence the greatest church in the world. Braking records and barriers of all kinds in order to give a helping hand to those who need it. The result of all the efforts in helping the closest neighbors in need is praise worthy and it’s clearly seen with all the awards worldwide for helping local communities. Go World Mission Society Church Of God the greatest church in the World.

  14. Charmaine

    When I heard that my church, World Mission Society Church of God received an award from the Queen I was ecstatic! In order to be acknowledged by the Queen you have had to have done something great to move the world. So I am truly thankful and honored to be apart of such a great organization that genuinely serves with a loving heart.

  15. Carlos G.

    All the good deeds of the Church of God comes from the warm move of Heavnely Mother, she was the one that taught us how we should consider our neighbors, and help others. All glory for her. I feel fortunate that we’ve been able to do good for others and hope to do much more. GBU!!

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