Congregations in Maritimes Region get together for CFO Day

By KATHLEEN MANGILIT CANLAS and RONNIE H. MUTYA

Date Posted: August 20, 2021

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) has, over the years, established several congregations in the Maritimes—a region in Eastern Canada which comprises three provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. On July 30, 2022, brethren from these local congregations, together with guests, gathered for the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) Day.

Members of the Saint John, Halifax, Moncton, Charlottetown, and Summerside congregations in the Ottawa Ecclesiastical District travelled to the Church-owned property at 226 Colpitts Roadd., Collpits Settlement, New Brunswick, Canada, for a day of fun under the sun. There, they had the chance to bond over outdoor games such as tug-of-war, sack race, Jenga, charades, and many more.

“We’ve got to meet other families and brethren from various congregations. You can truly see the joy and excitement from them in this occasion,” expressed Heinrick Turingan from the Halifax Congregation.

“I find the activity very welcoming and it was fun. Everybody is participating not just the adults but also the kids. I think it was a good activity because it promotes camaraderie and community awareness,” observed Benilee Juguilon, a guest.

Brother Felix Miranda, resident minister of the Halifax Congregation, enthused, “Through this activity, we were able to connect with one another and form bonds in a fun way. Although we don’t see [each other] often, we were able to create good memories that will continue to inspire us, most especially in our services to God.”

“Participating in this activity is important because it reinforces the Christian values Church members have and it cultivates the love of the brotherhood,” explained Brother Brother Eliazar Yarcia, assistant district supervising minister. “We would like to express our gratitude to the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, and to the CFO Coordinator, Brother Angelo Eraño V. Manalo for guiding us in this kind of activity.” — With reports from INC News Section

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