A group worship service of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) was recently established by the Ecclesiastical District of Australia West leadership in Geelong, the second largest city in Victoria, Australia.
To formally mark the establishment of the Geelong GWS, which is under the care of the Wyndham Congregation, an inaugural worship service was held on November 20, 2022 at the Newcomb Hall along Wilsons Road in Newcomb, a suburb of Geelong.
Brother Romeo Beltran officiated at the sacred gathering, to which the new GWS’s bona fide and prospective members also brought guests.
In his homily, the district supervising minister exhorted the brethren to completely obey the commandments of God taught to them and prioritize their services of Him because that is pleasing to Him. He reassured them through Bible verses that whatever their troubles were, they could expect God to help them.
Subsequent worship services of the new GWS would be conducted at a property by Brother Ronaldo Dela Rea along Princes Highway, Norlane, in northern Geelong.
“We are very thankful to God for guiding and helping us through the Church Administration [and for the approval of] our request to have a GWS here in Geelong,” Brother Ronaldo, a choir member, said. “This will help us to do more for our service to God, in the edification of the brethren, and participation in the work of propagation. We will strive to remain and progress in our services to God and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Brother Romie Cartalaba, resident minister, found the location of the new GWS strategic for the propagation of the true gospel as “Geelong is a big city. It’s a place where people are considering to live because this place is developing and progressing.” He added, “the establishment of Geelong GWS is vital to the brethren as majority of them are residents of the various suburbs of the city; they can all the more fulfill their duties to God.” — With reports from INC News Section