Remembering Bishop La Verne
Lizet T. Raquel
- The Asuncions A Family Made Strong
- A Giving to Remember
SERAFIN G. AQUINO JR
HAPPY Christian Education Sunday!
This is my fourth time to celebrate Christian Education
Sunday here at Central United Methodist Church. It is always
a joy to sit down and plan with the committee some gimmicks
and attention-grabbing activities for the whole church.
Today is a new and exciting way to celebrate for it is a
celebration with the whole family. As it was announced for
several Sundays, it will be a family-fun day – lunch
together and games that will surely make the family enjoy
to the max! Why family? Because it is just right to remember
and strengthen the value of family in our society today.
It is to remind each one of us that it is in our families
where we first experienced the presence of God through the
love of our parents.It is where we grasped our first spiritual
truths, the values in life and living. It is with our families
that we feel secured and genuinely cared for. Indeed, it
is time to redeem the importance of “a happy family
living together and loving each other,” as preschoolers
enthusiastically sing it.
Our church through the Christian Education is concerned
with the Christian growth of every family. It is the ministry
of CE to provide venues for every member of the family to
know more about Jesus, experience God’s love in their
lives and share this wonderful love to other members of
their own family, as well as the family of believers, the
church. Here, at Central United Methodist Church, we are
one big family. You and I belong here. Each one of us is
called to share our life with one another and grow together
for God’s greater glory.
Our Central UMC family will not be complete without your
family. So, bring your whole family to the church. Lead
them to serve God faithfully. Together, let us build up
one another in love.
Join in today’s Potluck Fellowship and Family Bibleethics
or Bibliolympics! We want this to be a very special event
for OUR whole family. See you there!
A young man at the end of his rope
groaned in distress as he prayed. “Lord, I can’t
go on. My cross is too heavy to bear.” “My son,”
the Lord replied with compassion, “if you can’t
bear its weight, come with me to the cross room. There you
may exchange your cross for any other cross you choose.”
Filled with relief, the young man sighed, “Thank you,
Lord.” Briskly entering the cross room, he mindlessly
discarded his own cross and searched for one he’d
rather carry. He saw many other crosses, some so large the
tops weren’t even visible. After winding in and out
of the rows of crosses, he spotted a tiny cross leaning
against the far wall. “I’d like that one, Lord,”
he whispered. And the Lord replied, “My son, that
is the cross you brought in.”
- Do you want to be a leader?
A discipleship training is held ev
ery Friday, 6-8 pm at the cubicle, Rev. Ray Sison spearheads
Everybody is invited to join our Potluck
Fellowship right after the English Worship Service. Pls. Proceed
to Mosebrook Hall.
(From the Anniv. Comm. Chairman)
Still Searching For A Theme!
The Anniversary Committee asks for suggestions for the anniversary
theme of our church in line with its 105th celebration in
March 2004. The theme must focus on community service. You
may give your suggestions at the church office or email them
at email@example.com. Deadline is on Oct. 5, 2003.
The next meeting of the Anniversary Committee is slated on
Oct. 12, 2003, after the English Service at the Garcia Hall.
All members are enjoined to attend.
ARE you seeking employment?
The Outreach Ministry encourages you to leave your resumes
at the church office for possible job referrals. For all
employers who are in need of (Christian) workers/employees,
please contact our Outreach Ministry Chairperson, Chris
Cardano via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your messages
at the church office. Please refer to our bulletin boards
for other job announcements.
The NCCP is inviting us to attend its Dr. Gumersindo Garcia
Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 from 1-5 pm
at Ellinwood-Malate Church 1660 Vasquez St., Malate. Speakers
are Justice Romeo Capulong, U.N. Ad Litem Judge, International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and Dr. Kathlyn
Poethig, Professor of Global Studies at California State
University Monterey Bay. They will speak on “Vanquishing
the Darkness, Ushering in the Dawn of Peace” (c.f.
Isa. 32:15-17), NCCP’s Ruby Anniversary theme.
Our family extends our heartfelt thanks for all your support
and generosity. God bless!
-the Cenon Family
WE’RE inviting all OFWs and
seafarers to join the OFWs and maritime ministry. (A registration
book is situated at the back of the Sanctuary). The group’s
Bible Study is held every Thursday, 3pm at the Mosebrook
Hall, led by Pastor Tess Cruz.
THE Health and Welfare Ministry
is appealing to everyone who would like to donate medicine
for our church clinic. Kindly visit our church office during
weekdays or the church clinic every Sunday and register
your name plus the donated item/s.
JOIN the Prayer Warrior Group, led
by Rev. Vic Melad, Jr. every Thursday, 6-7:30 pm at the
THE CUMC Basic Lay Speaking
Course on Sermon preparation and delivery will be re-scheduled
on November (date to be announced), to give way to the PAC
and District activities.
One-Day Blessing / Income
The Stewardship Committee wishes to inform everyone that
we will have a “One-Day Blessing/Income” offering
next Sunday, October 5, 2003. This is a wonderful opportunity
to express our gratitude to the blessings and provisions
we receive from God daily. Collections shall be used to
help meet our church’s budgetary needs.