The Ecclesiastical District of British Columbia, Canada celebrated its 12th anniversary through a series of activities starting with a special gathering and oath-taking of Church officers on June 12, 2022.
This was followed by an evangelical mission and a musical evangelical mission conducted on June 13 and 20, respectively.
Brother Moriel Cadacio, district supervising minister, officiated at the special gathering of Church officers from the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Burnaby. The rest of the brethren assembled in two other sites—the house of worship of the local congregations of Surrey and Vancouver West—connected via livestreaming. After Brother Cadacio’s homily, the new Church officers present in the three venues took their oath of duty.
The next day, brethren from each local congregation invited their loved ones and friends to the evangelical mission held in three sites: the houses of worship of the local congregations of Burnaby, Surrey, and Victoria. A video presentation featuring a short introduction about the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), including the activities it conducts, was shown to the guests before the Bible study.
Brother Cadacio’s preaching from the house of worship of Victoria was livestreamed to the two remote sites. Through a Bible-based lesson, he preached about the importance of finding and joining the true religion—the Church Of Christ—in order to be saved on Judgment Day.
To cap the activities, a musical evangelical mission was held on June 20 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby. Musically talented brethren, as well as choral groups, from various local congregations presented Iglesia Ni Cristo original songs that reflect its faith solely based on the Bible.
“Truly, God’s blessing is with the Church in its entirety. For, not only are we thankful for the 12th anniversary of our district, but also for the 50th anniversary of the Church Of Christ in Canada. We also have in mind the Church’s upcoming 108th anniversary. Praises be to our Almighty God,” Brother Dwayne Blanco, district Christian Family Organizations overseer, enthused. — With reports from INC News Section