Northeast California District fills January with a flurry of activities


Date Posted: February 18, 2024

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In response to the call of the Church Administration to intensify the work of propagating God’s words and edifying the faith of the brethren, the Ecclesiastical District of Northeast California carried out back-to-back propagation and edification activities.

On January 20, 2024, more than 30 new Church officers took oath during the special gathering of all Church officers led by Brother Pedro Dela Cruz Jr., district supervising minister, held in the house of worship of Sacramento Congregation.

During the sermon, he emphasized to all Church officers, current and new alike, the importance of being dedicated in their God-given duties. As helpers of the Church Administration in overseeing the brethren, God expects them to genuinely love and care for the brethren.

Richelle Mah, Children’s Worship Service (CWS) teacher and organist in the Local Congregation of American Canyon, said, “Whenever I am performing my duties, my heart is lightened. I feel that God is with me, inspiring me to continue fulfilling my duties despite my busy career.”

Eddrick Franco, CWS watcher, Technical Support for Videostreaming (TSV) officer, KADIWA officer, and choir member in the Local Congregation of Fairfield, stated, “I am thankful to the Church Administration for always reminding us the importance of upholding our duties. I promise that I will fulfill all my duties in all situations of life.”

Six days after, on January 26, all local congregations of the district conducted  simultaneous evangelical missions. Brother Dela Cruz officiated at the house of worship of Roseville Congregation; while Brother Rey De Mesa, assistant district supervising minister, officiated at the house of worship of Fresno Congregation; and the rest of the local congregations’ evangelical mission were led by their respective resident minister and ministerial worker.

During the study of God’s words, the officiating ministers and ministerial workers taught to all attendees the importance of joining the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ). Citing verses from the Bible, it was explained that Christ commands people to enter the Church to be saved on Judgment Day.

Tami Blockman, one of the guests in Vallejo Congregation, said, “When a minister asked a question, he gets the answer solely from the Bible. And one more thing I learned from the lesson is people need to join the Church to receive salvation on Judgment Day.”

Throughout the district, more than a hundred guests listened to the words of God. Many of them have decided to enlist as doctrinal instructees.

A day after the evangelical mission, on January 27, 2024, the district carried out a get-together and American Sign Language (ASL) seminar of all members and officers of the Christian Society for Deaf (CSD) organization. The activities were held online and participated in by Christian Family Organizations (CFO) members of the local congregations of Elk Grove, Fairfield, Fresno, Lathrop, Lemoore, Livermore, Riverbank, Stockton, and Tracy.

The CSD leadership organized the said undertakings under the supervision of Brothers Eddie Nabong Jr., CSD adviser, and Andres Nicholas Jr., district CFO overseer.

During the seminar, the participants were taught the importance of learning Sign Language and basic signs such as places, alphabets, directions, etc.

Keanna Bradshaw, CSD President, said, “I really encourage everyone to join in CSD activities. It is important that we know Sign Language to communicate with the Deaf, including deaf brethren and, to make them feel that they are loved and we value them.”— With reports from Abigayle Neria of INC News Section