Manitoba musical for INC’s 50 years in Canada inspires brethren, guests

By ERIC PEREY and MARCK ANGELO R. DELOS REYES

Date Posted: August 17, 2022

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Canada, the Ecclesiastical District of Manitoba held a musical program at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 30, 2022, to further edify and inspire its members in their Christian service.

“The entire district prepared and had been excited for this activity, especially that it has been more than two years since the last time that Church members in Manitoba were able to gather in one big venue for a grand event like this,” explained Brother James Lajera, the assistant district secretary and the resident minister of the Local Congregation of Fort Garry, Manitoba.

The event opened with a musical play entitled “You’re Invited,” which portrayed various ways Church members share the true faith to nonmembers. Afterwards, choral groups formed especially for the occasion took to the stage to entertain and inspire the attendees with their renditions of popular INC Original Music.

The brethren took the opportunity to bring guests to share with them the spiritual message of the play and every song rendered. “Occasions such as this is important because these serve as another medium in which brethren can share our faith with and convey our beliefs to others through music. And God-willing, those people whom the brethren invite would come back to attend other propagational events, such as our Bible studies and evangelical missions,” said Brother Lajeras.

One of the guests, Tiffany Huntinghawk, expressed her appreciation especially of the musical presentation. “I was entertained by the song and dance performances. Also, the message of the whole activity was easily perceived and understood,” she said.

Days before, the district held a parade in Neepawa City on July 26, and a day after, brethren went to the Queen Elizabeth II Court in Regina, Saskatchewan, to witness the proclamation by the local government of July 27 as Iglesia Ni Cristo Day in the city. — With reports from INC News Section

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