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SCCD 85th Anniversary – July 2011

 

SCCD 85th Anniversary 2011 Photos

“But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am”? Peter answered, “You are the Christ”. Having these thoughts in mind, Peter have stated his confession of faith, words uttered in their conversation revealed something about his faith. Yes a confession of faith that is being asked of us as a Church in these critical times. The Church as a refuge and community of faith is also asked today as we celebrate the years of God’s faithfulness. Who do you say I am? And God’s dream as God’s abiding faithfulness is the testimony we witness to celebrate about the body of Christ.  Pastor Fernando Saria’s reflections as our Anniversary Prayer service speaker provided inspiring message of hope and trust for the community of faith to live a life that is always burning for the Lord’s ministry. The activities that highlighted the month-long celebration were as follows:

July 3, 2011 – A HISTORICAL SKETCH viewed.

Through the kind leadership of the ARCHIVING and COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE, a historical sketch initialled the opening of Anniversary Month long celebration in July 3, 2011. Old pictures, stories of humble beginnings and opening of doors for the ministry were captured in a 13 minute presentation of SCCD life and ministry. Members of the archiving committee are composed of Anjell Samonte, Ramon Reyes, Rose Calungin, Natalia Cantada and the Pastoral Team. Collaboration was also part of this year’s presentation through the helping hands of Mischelle Quezon for Photo Gallery, Julienne Jeremy Reyes for Heritage Wall. A VIDEO STREAMING installed for member’s to view our SCCD Anniversary celebration. Members’ abroad were able to witness the day of celebration online through the humble leadership of the Archiving and Communications Team assisted by CYF’ers who accepted number of calls.

July 9, 2011 – ALAY LAKAD w/ Promotion for Medical-Dental Mission

Marching on, stirring our hearts declaring God’s message to the community was the essence and significance of this years’ celebration through the Alay Lakad. Some 68 members of the Church woke up early to participate and took part of this very meaningful celebration of the 85th Anniversary.

July 16, 2011 – MEDICAL-DENTAL MISSION 2011 served 236 recipients.

Medical/Dental Mission held on July 16 at SCCD served 55 patients for dental and 181 for medical patients. Medicines and vitamins were also distributed. This celebration offering is meant to reach out to the needy and share also the Gospel through evangelism led by the Board of Elders and the Pastoral Team. We are blessed to receive many supports and gifted talents to pursue the mission God has tasked us to do.

Acknowledgements for MED-DENT Mission 2011

Medical Dental Team                   UP Pahinungod, Abesamis Dental Clinics
Medical Plan & Layout                 Eric Tumbaga
Photos and Video                       Allan Saquilayan
Transportation for Doctors          Ramon Reyes
Food Committee                          CWA and Board of Elders
Anniv.Committee Chair                EldersRaquel & Willie Ramos
Pharmacy Leaders                       Teena Saquilayan/ Cecil dela Cruz
Evangelism                                   Board of Elders (ruling & non-ruling)
Physical Arrangement Design       Mischelle Quezon and CYF
Pledges and Donations:
Elma Belostrino          Zuellig Pharma
Elder WillieRamos       Sandoz
CecilleMendoza           Astra Zeneca
ANADECO Foundation
Dr.FelyRemulla            GlaxoSmith&Kline
Our Doctors:
Kenny Lloyd Taborada MD           Reloisa Cataulin DDM
Jeanette Raymundo Plete MD          Lunalinda Luz DDM
Jennylyn Uy MD                                 Sheila Sapida DDM
Elena de Guzman RN                 Maria Renelle Bihasa DDM
Other Volunteers:
Bryce Fajardo       Sarah Fauni     Guianibay Guiandal

July 24, 2011 – WORSHIP THRU MUSIC

July 24, 2011 saw the launching of Psalmist Coordinating Council, a group of people organized to look for the needs and policies for the Praise and Worship, Choirs and Tambourine ministry of SCCD. A worship through music was held on that Sunday, offering to the Lord the Church that is singing and praising the Almighty who is so good. PCC responds to the need of looking through the worship life of the Church as perceived in the course of the Strategic Plan of SCCD 2011-2016.

July 27, 2011 – Anniversary Prayer Service and Love Banquet

Held on the Wednesday of the Anniversary Week, July 27, 2011, Rev. Fernando Saria, Administrative Pastor of UCCP Kawit, shared to us an inspiring message. As God’s messenger he invoked members to welcome change  and contribute peace to the world of chaos, corruption and neglect. The speaker challenges the church to become faithful to God’s word, manifest God’s love to the world by doing mission. The Love Banquet that followed the exhortation, which was actually feeding and praying in pairs had a strong impact to usher the community to the outpouring of blessing and forgiveness.  The  banquet was introduced to advance the church in forgiveness in 2009 through the Pastoral Team (Rev. Ronell and Bea Hernandez). Those who came were moved by the sight of kindred in pairs feeding each other with bread dipped in wine, and lifting to the Lord our prayer requests.

July 30-31, 2011 – 85th Anniversary Day Celebration

Church Anniversary Bayanihan Spirit felt.

Anniversary celebration is never the same without the hands of every member of the Body of Christ doing the preparations and clean up drive. This year’s Bayanihan was led by the Anniversary Committee.  The women were attending to the cleaning of the church sanctuary, men in the church grounds clearing the garden, young people adorning the church ground with banderitas. Sumptuous lunch prepared by the CWA was served to our children and adult volunteers.

Offering of CRO plan of Activities for EY 2010-2012 and Strategic Plan  for 2011-2016 was processioned to the Altar as opening act during worship, to represent complete trust and dependence on God as He moves mightily to the life and ministry of SCCD. Elder Carleng Remulla, Sarah Fauni, Teena Saquilayan, Jopeth Poculan and Elder Raquel Ramos were among the leaders who processioned the templates.

Luncheon Fellowship

CYF danced and CYAF sang a challenging song fit to challenge the Church on doing Mission. Our very own Aerojamers (members of our health and wellness program under the umbrella of the Special Ministry) shared to us the dance strokes to the tune of Wacka Wacka song sang by Shakira. Launched in April 2010, Wacka Wacka was used as theme song to the FIFA (Federation International Football Association) World Cup in 2010 held at South Africa. The message of the song is about race, equality and unity. Wacka Wacka means do it, do it, perform your task, become effective and contribute for the betterment of the society. The Wacka Wacka dance was under the coaching of Ms. Jhem Fauni who was an active member of the Tambourine Dance and now heads the Board of CE.

PRAISING GOD through CRO Presentations.

Church Recognized Organizations (CRO) presented their respective expression of faith drawing from our Anniversary message, Discerning and Obeying God’s Will in these Critical Times.

DLA Students presented a Christ Candle as a gift for the Church representing their prayers for the community of faith, CYF’ers and CYAF lifted their hands of praise and worship to the Lord as they offered a very inspiring dance and song. United Church Men showed talents and songs to the Lord. There were lots of door prizes raffled out courtesy of SCCD Friends and partners, the Christian Women Association (CWA)  led the afternoon fellowship with Ms. Joan Samonte and Marlene Medina as Hosts/Emcees.

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Reflections on 85th Anniversary Celebrations

by Elder Willie Ramos

Ang paggunita ng isang pangyayari ay isang napakahalagang bagay na hindi malilimutan, ito’y lalong pinagtitibay ng panahon lalo na kung ito’y patuloy na inaaalaala. Tulad ng mga pangyayari, ilang araw pa lang ang nakararaan na ipinagdiwang ang ika-85 Anibersaryo sa pagkakatatag ng SCCD sa dakong ito ng kung saan pinagkalooban ng maraming kaganapan na  lalong nagbigay buhay sa idinaos na pagdiriwang na isang buwang mga gawain na nagbigay tingkad (kulay) sa pagdiriwang.

Sa unang linggo pa lamang ay napalooban na ng pag-aalaala sa nakalipas na mga taon ng pagdiriwang sa pamamagitan ng tinatawag na Historical Sketch. Lakip ang mga litratong patotoo sa mga pangyayari ng kasaysayan. Sa ikalawang bahagi ay naroon ang mga patotoo ng kapatirang binubuo ng mga nakatatanda, kabataan at mga bata ng Iglesia sa pamamagitan ng “Alay Lakad para kay Jesus”. Sa ilang bahagi ng pamayanan ipinahayag ang kabutihan ng ating Dios at ng Kanyang katapatan.

Sa pagtulong-tulong na makaabot sa mga nangangailangan at may karamdaman ay naipagdaos natin sa biyaya ng Dios sa pamamagitan ng Medical-Dental Mission, sa tulong ng bawat isa sa pangunguna ng CYAF at CYF, gayundin ang pasasalamat sa mga Doktor at lahat ng mga nakibahagi at tumulong sa gawaing ito.

Sa sama-samang panalangin ay naging kalakasan ang bawat isa. Salamat sa ating naging tagapagpahayag ng Salita ng Dios na si Pastor Fernando Saria, ang Pangulo ng LCSMC United Church Workers Organization, na siyang naghatid ng mensahe sa ating Anniversary Prayer Service, katulad ng pagiging mapanalangining Iglesya, kalakasan din ang magbahagi ng karanasan sa Iglesia, kabutihan at katapatan ng Dios na buhay. Lubos ang paalaala ng Dios sa atin na magkaroon ng buhay na mapanalanginin at taos pusong ipatupad sa pamamagitan ng ating buhay ang mga layunin ng Dios.

** Elder Willie Ramos is the elected Chairperson of the Board of Elders, active member of the UCM; currently Chairperson to Scholarship Committee of SCCD.

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DONORS and SPONSORS for ANNIVERSARY

Belostrino,Jun/Elma Matro, Lodie
Cahigan, Nitz Medina, Marlene
Cajudo, Angel Mendoza, Jocelyn
Cantada Rene Medina, Marlene
Cantada, Roger/Taleng Naty, Rylene
Constantino, Alex/Cynthia Pelagio, Wilma/Gerry
COOP (Sabang Disciples) Poculan Ney and Mcdelter
Dakis, Deborah Reyes, Ramon and Daisy
Frani, Ettie Remulla Felly
Frani , Efren Sapida, Rose
Fauni, Liling Sapida, Letty
Fauni, Milan Samson, Dave
Fauni, Toying Samonte, Allan/Jo Ann
Fauni, Vic/Nares Sapida, Baby
Ferrer, Angela Saquilayan, Leony
Frani, Kae Tumitit, Rose
Fauni, Leleng Tio Family
Fauni Danielle and Sarah Tirona, Tina
Hayag, Priscilla/Boying Toledo, Conching
Hernandez, Rev. Ronell&Ptr Bea Villanueva Yayie
Lorico, Cresencia