Various districts all over the world recently participated in an INConcert series held from October 28 until November 1. It gave added inspiration to the brethren to give thanks and praises to God for all His blessings, one of which is His continued care for and guidance to Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ).
Organized by the Iglesia Ni Cristo Production Company (INCPC) as part of the commemoration of the Executive Minister’s birthday, the virtual INConcert showcased prerecorded performances of original Church music by brethren in various ecclesiastical districts. Majority of featured songs expressed thankfulness to God for placing the Church Administration while others conveyed inspiring messages encouraging the brethren to be steadfast in their faith during these challenging times.
“I was excited when I heard we were having another INConcert this year,” Jessiebel Alfonso, a performer from the Local Congregation of Luzhu, Taiwan, said. “This INConcert gave us inspiration and peace in our hearts. The lyrics of the INC original music are very timely … all performers including those behind the production have done their best. Praises be to God!”
All the performers followed health and safety protocols implemented in their country while producing their videos. They were guided by Christian Family Organizations (CFO) officers from pre-production to the actual filming of the videos. The performances were posted and premiered on the INCPC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
On October 29, 2021, the event kicked-off with the presentation of the Ecclesiastical District of CAMANAVA.
The ecclesiastical districts of Tandag City, Surigao del Sur; Davao del Norte; Zamboanga City; Surigao del Norte; Agusan del Sur; Australia East; Zamboanga del Sur; Romblon; Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato; and Hong Kong presented on October 30, 2021.
On October 31, 2021, the ecclesiastical districts of Zamboanga del Norte; Koronadal City, South Cotabato; Lanao; Bukidnon; Micronesia; Australia West; Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental; Davao City; Taiwan; South Korea; and Thailand aired their performances.
On November 1, 2021, the presentation featured were from the ecclesiastical districts of Washington, D.C.; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Misamis Occidental; Cotabato North; Macau; Malaysia; and Taiwan South.
“Watching the INConcert in our district gave me comfort and joy, I am also inspired and it added in my being active in my life and in serving our Lord God. I am thankful because during these troubling times, there are activities such as this not only for the brethren, but also for our fellow nonmembers,” John Alfred G. Enriquez, from the Local Congregation of Catalunan Grande, Ecclesiastical District of Davao City, said.
Actively participating in the activity delighted and inspired the brethren as performers and others who were involved in the activity in their respective district shared.
“It is an honor for me to be included among the performers of INConcert in our district,” Lovely Engay, a finance officer from the Local Congregation of Lanang, Ecclesiastical District of Davao City, expressed. “Through our performances of [INC original music] we express our gratitude not only to our Executive Minister but above all, to God, Who has placed Brother Eduardo to lead us in our nearing salvation,” she added.
INConcert, since its inception in the centennial celebration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), has produced over 1,000 Christian Music Videos (CMV). It aims to promote Iglesia Ni Cristo original music and showcase the talents given by the Lord God to the brethren. — With assistance from INC Production Company