Strategic Schedules Set for MCGI 3rd Quarter Thanksgiving

Members Church of God Int'l. sets strategic broken schedule for three-day International Thanksgiving.

The leadership of Members Church of God International (MCGI) recently announced a broken time but strategic schedule for the upcoming three-day International Thanksgiving of the year.

The international schedule – divided to the Philippines, North, South and Central America — employs a long break for each of the three days. The gap aims to give enough time for congregants to sleep and regain stamina, whichever time zone they belong to. In the Philippines, there is a break from 12 noon to 5 PM, but they begin from 6 AM and end up to 12 midnight.

In regular Thanksgivings, individuals and Church groups offer songs of praise on stage. The quarterly event however is an opportunity for the whole Church to give thanks to God for all His blessings and guidance, as well as learn more biblical topics prepared by its leaders.

The bulk of believers from the Philippines flock to MCGI’s headquarters in the country: to the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga for the event. Other members across the archipelago and abroad gather at other MCGI coordinating centers, to monitor the proceedings via Internet and satellite facilities.

The International Thanksgiving for the third quarter of 2012 is set from the 28th to the 30th of September.

Date Day Period Time
September 28 Friday
  • First Half
  • Second Half
  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 6:00 PM – 12:00 MN
September 29 Saturday
  • First Half
  • Second Half
  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 6:00 PM – 12:00 MN
September 30 Sunday
  • First Half
  • Second Half
  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 6:00 PM – 12:00 MN

(Written by: Jay Arellano)

From La Verdad TV to ASOP Concert: MCGI’s Third Quarter Thanksgiving

For the third time this year, Members Church of God International (MCGI) will celebrate their International Thanksgiving come September 28, 29 and 30.

In this quarterly gathering, the whole congregation will give thanks to God for three days. The event also serves as an opportunity to hear more spiritual topics prepared by Church leaders, Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon.

This Church event draws congregants from different parts of the world to coordinating centers, while members from many Philippine regions flock to MCGI’s headquarters in Apalit, Pampanga: the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center.

Members of the Church of God in Manila and nearby provinces flocked to the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga for the three-day event.

On regular Thanksgivings every Saturday, individuals and groups give thanks on stage and state their reasons why, like getting job offers, recovering from an affliction, receiving forgiveness, celebrating spiritual birthdays and more. In contrast, during a quarterly International Thanksgiving it is the whole Church that offers thanksgiving for all the thousands of new members added to the fold and many more.

Here are some achievements MCGI is thankful for this quarter:

  • Launch of La Verdad TV in July, airing 24-hour broadcasts of El Camino Antigo and other MCGI programs in Spanish. In December 2009, MCGI launched TV Verdade for Portuguese-speaking nations. Church leaders aim to start another 24-hour broadcast soon, this time with its programs entirely in English.
  • The anniversary of Ang Dating Daan supporters of the boycott against GMA News 7 and QTV 11 in August for their irresponsible reporting of a case filed against Bro. Eli by an excommunicated member.
  • On August 11, the MCGI Chorale gave thanks on the ADD Convention Center stage for the 4th Year anniversary of their non-stop singing of praises to God. The undertaking started on August 10, 2008.
  • The A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival, a brainchild of Kuya Daniel Razon, reaches the culmination of its Year 1 on September 24. Happening at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum at 7 p.m., the ASOP Grand Finals will feature 12 monthly winners from September last year. One of which will win a Grand Prize of half a million pesos as Song of the Year 2012.

From the launch of non-Filipino language broadcasts yielding more non-Filipino brethren to the fold, to a year’s-worth wait for heavenly songs of praise, MCGI understands that these are great blessings to be indebted for, and intends to thank God in these three days in September and the rest of the days to come.
(Written by: Apple Arco)

 


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