The Ecclesiastical District of Washington, D.C. held a special gathering of Christian Employees Association (CEA) members, in commemoration of their organization’s 35th anniversary, on November 7, 2021 at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Washington, D.C. Brother Matthew Capistrano, the district supervising minister, led the holy occasion.
“CEA has been established by the Church Administration to act as a support system to the brethren in different places of work … [in the special gathering] they [CEA members] received inspiration and commandments coming from our Almighty God,” said Brother Matt Karl Talens, district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer.
“The Bible teaches people to treat our workers and each other fairly and honestly. It resonated to me that what we do is actually in line with what God and the Bible teaches us,” said Kathlynne Ramirez, an employment lawyer from the Local Congregation of Gaithersburg, Maryland. “We have been reminded that as members of the Church Of Christ, we have to shine brightly as the lights of this world, and one of which is through our sincerity and integrity in fulfilling our duties even in the place of work. And in that way, it will encourage our fellowmen to learn more why we are living the way we do,” she added.
“The lesson today reminds me of how I should work every day; that every time I clock in, I will always have already in mind, the things I’ll be doing, and that I’ll be doing those diligently and most especially, with honesty, in a way that I’m representing the Church Of Christ. and show [my co-workers the] true faith,” Jan Jaminal, Washington D.C., CEA secretary, said.
During the special gathering, new officers of CEA in the district also took their oath of office. — With reports from INC News Section