INC establishes GWS in Prince Rupert, British Columbia

By JEN-JEN DE LEON and MARK ANDRO MILAN

Date Posted: October 29, 2022

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Through the Ecclesiastical District of British Columbia, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), recently established a group worship service (GWS) at Prince Rupert, a port city facing the Hecate Strait, north of Vancouver.

The inaugural worship service of the said GWS, during which the oath-taking of its pioneering set of Church officers took place, was held on October 2, 2022, and was officiated at by Brother Moriel Cadacio, district supervising minister. It was held at a rented hall in the Highliner Hotel & Conference Centre at 815 1st Ave. West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The GWS will hold subsequent worship services in the same venue.

“The Church Administration wants that all brethren be all the more strengthened in the faith, in order to be certain of receiving salvation come Judgment Day,” said Brother Cadacio. “Thus, having their own GWS means they will further be taken care of.”

Brethren residing in Prince Rupert used to travel more than 700 kilometers, one way, to be able to attend worship services in Prince George GWS.

Reynaldo Falame, who took oath as deacon, said, “Prince Rupert is among the far-flung places under the jurisdiction of British Columbia. Now that we have a GWS here, brethren here can all the more devote in our worship of and services to God. On my part, I will encourage them in sharing the true faith to more of our fellowmen in this part of the world.”

“We long yearned to have a GWS of our own,” said Cesar Ballesteros Jr., area overseer. “God is truly compassionate to us through the Church Administration,” he enthused. — With reports from Jergy Magpantay