The edition of Church singing contest sponsored by the Christian Family Organizations in the Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan South once again displayed the musical prowess of young Bulaceño brethren.
“This activity helps the young members to showcase their talents in singing and dancing,” said Ivie Dareen Antones, KADIWA district president about the Himig ng Kaligtasan (Songs of Salvation) that the said district held on June 18, 2023.
KADIWA and Binhi members gathered at the plenary hall of the Iglesia Ni Cristo School For Ministers (INC-SFM) extension in Balagtas, Bulacan, Philippines for the cluster of local congregations’ elimination round.
“Activities such as this bring happiness to the Church’s young members,” Brent Wyanne Enero, Binhi district president, said. “They focus their attention in these godly works instead of being tempt to do vices.”
The district leadership of the two Christian family organizations for the youth opted for a choral competition. Groups of talented brethren from the local congregations of Meycauayan, Heritage Homes, Loma de Gato, Catmon, Panginay, Balagtas, Bocaue, Lambakin, Luwasan, Marilao, San Gabriel, and Sta. Rosa participated. Each choral group performed their rendition of the Iglesia Ni Cristo original music Praises From These Last Days, complete with choreography.
“This is just one in the series of Himig ng Kaligtasan in our district because many congregations responded in this call,” Ivy added. “The participating youth not only demonstrated their talents but also bonded together through this event.”
For their exemplary performance, the chorale from the Balagtas, Bocaue, Lambakin, Luwasan, Marilao, San Gabriel, and Sta. Rosa will advance to the next round of the competition.
“It’s elating that many brethren are participating in this Church work, some of them are new faces,” Jim Robet Domingo, Bulacan District Chorus vice-president, observed. “This experience will contribute in their growth as musicians even in their services to God that they will use in uniting in the activities of the Church Of Christ.” — With reports from Jemalyn Ramos of INC News Section