Following the establishment of the Ecclesiastical District of Saskatchewan a month ago, 230 members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) from various local congregations took oath as Church officers during a special gathering on December 4, 2023.
Brother Ramil Macaspac, district supervising minister, officiated the sacred gathering from the Saskatoon Congregation’s house of worship, which served as the host site. Other officers, old and new, who attended and witnessed the event through videoconferencing, gathered at their respective places of worship.
During the homily, Brother Macaspac reminded the brethren of God’s expectation from those whom He appointed as officers in His Church. He then pointed out to them how important to the Church’s growth and edification officers are and thus called upon them to work together to encourage their fellow Christians to continue to believe in, trust in, and rely on what God can do for them in their lives, as what the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, encourages all Church Of Christ members to do.
Afterwards, Brother Matthew Carter, district Church officers overseer, administered the oathtaking of the additional new officers in the Church.
“Heeding the call of the Church Administration, members of the Church Of Christ all over the world help in the work of propagation, and so many people are added inside the Church Of Christ. With that being said, we also need new officers to take care of the brethren under our care and also for the welfare of the Church,” explained Brother Felman Saren, assistant district supervising minister, in an interview after the holy gathering.
Formerly part of the Manitoba District, the newly established Saskatchewan District oversees the local congregations of the Church Of Christ in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and a group worship service in neighboring Alberta. — With reports from John Alvin Ching and District Multimedia