Kalilangan United Methodist Church Celebrated her Golden Founding Anniversary – Feb. 15-16, 2014

Remembering the past, celebrating the present and Envisioning the Future became the spirit of the joyful celebration of the golden founding anniversary of Kalilangan United Methodist Church. 

The presence of many of the formers pastors previously assigned in the church for the last 50 years,including the presence of Bishop Benjamin Justo and Bishop Ciriaco Francisco contributed to the joy of the occasion. Previous members of the church who were recruited to become pastors also made the celebration meaningful.

The Rev. Francisco Bilog who started the church work in the Kalilangan when was only 19 years old  was also present.

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EMPAC WSCS 2014 Annual Assembly

Some Pictures of the EMPAC WSCS 2014 Assembly held at FUMC, Davao City speaks more of their life and energy in the mission of the at the Davao and Caraga Provinces.

 

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Northeast District of the Women’s Soceity of Christian Service annual Assembly – EMPAC

Some pictures of the Northeast Women’s Society of Christian Service Assembly held at San Francisco UMC, Agusan Sur

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WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE- EMPAC 2014 ANNUAL ASSEMBLY

22ndUMWSCS Annual Assembly

Theme Empowered Women In

                       Jesus Christ : Enabling,

                            Discipling, Transforming

TEXTS:

Philippians 4:13, Matt 28:19-20     Romans 12:1-2,  II Corinthians  5:17

Venue: First United Methodist Church

416 Vinzon St.,Bo. Obrero, Davao City

Date:     Feb. 13-15, 2014

PROGRAMME

Day 1-February 13, 2014

  • Officer of the Day:  Juliet T. Abad

 03:00-6:00 p.m.– Registration & Bazaar:

  •          Cristy Cariaga,Lorna Lozano, Malou Adanza, Mila Agustin  

 06:00-07:00 p.m. – Dinner

 07:00-8:00 p.m. OPENING WORSHIP-

  •     Liturgist: Evelyn Luzano

       KEYNOTE: Evangeline J. Cristobal

08:00-8:30 p.m.  BUSINESS  SESSION 1

    CALL TO ORDER-  E J. Cristobal

    Roll Call-     Fidela L. Bilog

   Presentation  & Adoption of   Annual Assembly Program- Ruth  O. Labargan

   Reflection/Open Forum on the Keynote 

   Address- Moderator:  Janeth Villanueva

08:30-9:30 p.m. Everybody’s birthday& socialization

     (Snack- FUMC, Davao City: In-charge Ms. Cristy  Samson  & Host Women)

  1. Day 2  February 14, 2014
  2. Officer of the Day: Evelyn Luzano
  3. 06:00-7:00 a.m. –Breakfast
  4. 07:00-9:00 a.m. – OPENING  CEREMONIES &  HOLY COMMUNION

    Attire:    Filipiniana

  PARADE: Entrance of Colors:

    Emcee: Fidela Bilog     

      Phil. Flag,  Christian Flag,  WSCS Flag

     District Officers and Local Churches

     Delegates with their respective Banners 

     Annual Officers and Guests

  Preacher:  Bishop C. Q. Francisco

  Liturgist: Ms. Evangeline Cristobal

Celebrants: Bishop  C. Q. Francisco,   D.S.  I. Painit, D.S. A.  Perasol and Rev. M. Serrano

09:00:9:30  am Snacks/Break

                         ( In-charge-Cathedral WSCS)

09:30–11:30 a.m.  LECTURE 1

   Orientation – Disaster Support Management –  Brig/General Loreto Rirao-Director of Risk Management

11:30-12:30 p.m. 

Photo ops and   Lunch

      In-charge: Deaconess Ivy Duro-on

12:30-1:30 p.m.–Learning new songs

01:30 -3:30 p.m.– LECTURE 2

Psycho- Spiritual Support

Dr. Tita Francisco

(Snack in-charge- Kapalong Central 

03:30-6:00p.m.–BIBLE STUDY

Bishop Leo A. Soriano

06:00-7:00 p.m.-Dinner

07:00-8:30 p.m.BUSINESS SESSION 2

District presidents and annual officers Reports

08:30-9:30 p.m.  -CELEBRATING LIFE

(Memorial Service-SLW/Sec)

              Snack in-charge- Tagum WSCS

Day 3- February 15,2014

Officer of the Day- Ruth  Labargan

06:00 -7:00 a.m.  -World Day of Prayer

               In-charge – Ms. Divina R. Castilla

07:00-08:00 a.m. Breakfast

08:00 -10:00 a.m.–BUSINESS SESSION 3

(Continuation)

Snack-Digos WSCS 

10:00-11:00 p.m. Closing  Worship

         Speaker- Ms. Myrna Ferrer    (EMPAC, Lay Leader) )

        Liturgist: Ma. Theresa delos Reyes

           RESOLUTION OF THANKS – F. L. Bilog

           ADJOURNMENT- E. J. Cristobal

11:00-12:00  Prizes/ lunch

SHALOM / GOD BLESS US ALL!

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Reg.  Fee for all delegates – P50.00

Plus:  FOOD (Socialized):

 Php 50.00Delegates from: Asuncion, Butuan, Cabadbaran,  Dangkias, Del Monte, Imelda, Mangagoy, San Andres, Trento , Tungao ,  Wasian,  Tagbungabong, Anuling  Tribal Churches

Php. 150.00-  Delegates from:

 Aurora,Alegria, Banaybanay, Camoning, Compostela, Kapalong, Limbahan, Manikling,New Agno, Nuevo Iloco, New Corella, New Santiago, Pag-asa, Patin-ay, San Jose, San Francisco, Sto. Tomas, Townsite.

Php. 250.00 Delegates from : Bansalan, Carmen, Cathedral,        Digos, Dumoy, Obrero, Panabo, Tagum.

 Donors for snacks:

Kapalong Central, Cathedral WSCS, Digos WSCS,

WSCS Obrero, Tagum WSCS,

Committees :

Food: Janeth Villanueva, Jojo Orense, Rose Esteban, Thelma Aguilos  Fidela Bilog

Program: E. Cristobal /  R. Labargan

Registration/Prize & Token-  

C.ariaga/ Li. Lozano/M. Adanza/, Cristy Samson  Mila Agustin

Worship -Ma. Theresa De Los Reyes &F. Bilog/ J. Rufino/Evelyn Luzano

Accommodation- J Alferez, F. Faina,  J. Abad,  Ivy Duroon

Ways & Means-  J. Deocampo, Lorna Lozano,       C. Cariaga,

Courtesy &Resolution:  F. Bilog,    M.Ferrer

UMWSCS ANNUAL OFFICERS

2012-2016

 

President:     Evangeline J. Cristobal

Vice President:       Ruth O.Labargan

Secretary:    Fidela L. Bilog

Treasurer:    Cristy Cariaga

Auditor:         Adelfa S. Torres

Coordinators:

Spiritual Life & Worship:   Ma. Theresa  de Los  Reyes

Service & Project : Joy P. Rufino

Study & Program:  Janeth Villanueva

 

Committee on Nominations:

Chairperson :  Myrna R. Ferrer-

Members: Nancy Cacayorin, Elsa Flauta

SED President :  Juliet  T. Abad

NED President :   Evelyn Luzano

Adviser: Divina R. Castilla

Consultants:

Fidela L. Bilog        Rody A. Lucero, Librada A. Lozano

Pat  O. Nebran, Jeanne G. Deocampo

What to Bring?

Bible, bedings, note books, pen,money for registration fee and offering, anything for sale-bazaar and most important teachable

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Miss Marion Kline is going home!

A beloved missionary and friend to many Filipinos…

By Rev.David Valera
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Reverend Marion Kline
April 22, 1911 – February 4, 2014

Reverend Marion Kline died February 4, 2014 at Wesley Homes in Des Moines, WA.She is survived by a niece: Ann Marie Clifton, 724 89th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA 98512.

Rev. Marion Kline began her ministry in 1943 and was appointed in the Wisconsin Conference and Detroit Conference before serving in the Middle Philippines Annual Conference, where she retired in 1976. She transferred her membership to the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference in 2005.

A memorial service to celebrate the life and ministries of Reverend Marion Kline will be held Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2pm in the Des Moines United Methodist Church, located at 22225 9thAve. S., Des Moines, WA 98198.

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Deadline for Legislative Proposals Extended for Young People’s Gathering

Steve Horswill-Johnston

Jan 30 at 10:00 PM

NEWS RELEASE

GBOD Communications Office
Steve Horswill-Johnston, Executive Director
(615) 340-1726 (O) (615) 429-3431 (C)
stevehj@gbod.org

Deadline for Legislative Proposals Extended for Young People’s Gathering

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 30, 2014 /GBOD/ – Delegates planning to attend the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly now have additional time to submit legislative proposals they would like to have adopted at the July gathering in the Philippines.

The deadline for submitting legislative proposals has been extended until Feb. 14, said Michael Ratliff, Associate General Secretary at the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) and head of Young People’s Ministries division.

“Petitions from young people throughout the church will be considered for possible adoption and referral during the legislative assembly at Tagaytay in the Philippines,” Ratliff said.

Organized by Young People’s Ministries, the quadrennial convocation and legislative assembly scheduled for July 16-20 is a place where United Methodist young people from around the world worship, pray and work together.

Petitions considered at the legislative assembly could find their way onto the docket for the 2016 General Conference. The process is designed as a way for UMC young people to have a collective voice and a direct avenue for submission of supported proposals to the General Conference.

Proposals submitted by the Feb. 14 deadline will be translated and distributed for consideration at the assembly. For more information about the format for petition submissions and how to submit the documents, go to http://bit.ly/1bw5MNb.

Registration for the convocation and legislative assembly is now open to all young people and adult leaders. For more information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/1ajvckd. Questions regarding registration should be directed to gypcla@gbod.org.

GBOD’s mission is to support annual conference and local church leaders for their task of equipping world-changing disciples. An agency of The United Methodist Church, GBOD is located at 1908 Grand Ave. in Nashville, Tenn. Visit http://www.gbod.org for more information or call the Communications Office at (877) 899-2780, Ext. 1726

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Deadline for Legislative Proposals Extended for Young People’s Gathering

Deadline for Legislative Proposals Extended for Young People’s Gathering

 

Steve Horswill-Johnston

To Me
 
Jan 30 at 10:00 PM

NEWS RELEASE

GBOD Communications Office
Steve Horswill-Johnston, Executive Director
(615) 340-1726 (O) (615) 429-3431 (C)
stevehj@gbod.org

 

Deadline for Legislative Proposals Extended for Young People’s Gathering

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 30, 2014 /GBOD/ – Delegates planning to attend the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly now have additional time to submit legislative proposals they would like to have adopted at the July gathering in the Philippines.

The deadline for submitting legislative proposals has been extended until Feb. 14, said Michael Ratliff, Associate General Secretary at the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) and head of Young People’s Ministries division.

“Petitions from young people throughout the church will be considered for possible adoption and referral during the legislative assembly at Tagaytay in the Philippines,” Ratliff said.

Organized by Young People’s Ministries, the quadrennial convocation and legislative assembly scheduled for July 16-20 is a place where United Methodist young people from around the world worship, pray and work together.

Petitions considered at the legislative assembly could find their way onto the docket for the 2016 General Conference. The process is designed as a way for UMC young people to have a collective voice and a direct avenue for submission of supported proposals to the General Conference.

Proposals submitted by the Feb. 14 deadline will be translated and distributed for consideration at the assembly. For more information about the format for petition submissions and how to submit the documents, go to http://bit.ly/1bw5MNb.

Registration for the convocation and legislative assembly is now open to all young people and adult leaders. For more information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/1ajvckd. Questions regarding registration should be directed to gypcla@gbod.org.

GBOD’s mission is to support annual conference and local church leaders for their task of equipping world-changing disciples. An agency of The United Methodist Church, GBOD is located at 1908 Grand Ave. in Nashville, Tenn. Visit http://www.gbod.org for more information or call the Communications Office at (877) 899-2780, Ext. 1726

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The Pastor’s Wife

Here are two poems describing the life, love and role of the pastor’s wife. May the meaning of this poem touches the hearts of their pastor spouses and church members as the author of these poems she them.

The Pastor’s Wife
(This pastor’s wife poem describes the role and

pressures of this very important person.)


She’s a Godly woman, she has such grace
Always a warm greeting, a smile on her face.
She’s always encouraging, she knows her place.
She is – The Pastor’s Wife.

She has to always look just right
Always on time, though the schedule’s tight.
From early morning, ’til late at night
Always – The Pastor’s Wife

She’s such a Lady, everyone’s friend
She serves with love from deep within.
All the rifts she tries to mend
Oh she’s – The Pastor’s Wife

She carries your burdens, she prays for you
Sometimes she cries the whole night through.
But you won’t know when she’s feeling blue,
‘Cause she’s – The Pastor’s Wife

At church as she starts to walk up the aisle,
So many need to stop and talk for awhile.
Though she is tired, she has her own trials
She’s patient, she’s – The Pastor’s Wife

Her life, her time, is not her own
There’s always a need, they go on and on
With a knock at the door, or a ringing phone.
That’s the life of – The Pastor’s Wife

Her husband she shares with a whole congregation
She humbly accepts his intense dedication.
In loneliness she kneels to see consolation
God Bless – The Pastor’s Wife

She will someday reach the end of this race
As she meets her Master face to face
Surely our God has a Special Place
In Heaven for – The Pastor’s Wife!

 

                                                                                                       (-Anon).

 

 

 

 

THE PASTOR’S WIFE

(This poem describes beautifully the loving support

of the pastor’s wife to her pastor husband)

 

 

There is one person in our church

Who knows our pastor’s life,

Who weeps and smiles and prays with him-

And that’s the pastor’s wife.

 

The crowd has seen him in his strength

When wielding God’s sharp sword,

As underneath God’s banner bold

He faced the devil’s horde.

 

But deep within her heart she knows

That  scare an hour before,

She helped him pray the glory down

Behind  the closet door.

 

She’s heard him groaning in his soul

With bitter raged the strife,

As, hand in hand, she knelt with him-

For she is the pastor’s wife!

 

You tell your tales of prophets brave

Who march across the world

And changed the course of history

By burning words they hurled.

 

And I will tell how back of each

Some woman lived her life,

Who wept with him and smile with him-

She was the pastor’s wife.

 

-Anon.

 

 

 

 

 

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UMCOR’s Return to Leyte

UMCOR’s Return to Leyte

January 28, 2014

by Jay Rollins From  United Methodist Connection

By Rev. David D. Cosmiano, District Superintendent, United Methodist Church, Eastern Visayas District, Philippines.

On December 5-6, 2013, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) returned to Leyte Province in the Philippines to distribute relief goods among survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, or Haiyan, as the storm is known outside of our country. UMCOR is an agency of the global United Methodist Church and is in charge of relief operations whenever there is a natural or a human-caused calamity.

Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern, Central, and Western Visayas on November 8, 2013. It devastated the entire region. Thousands of lives were lost, and livelihoods were washed away. UMCOR staff and volunteers first came with a relief convoy to the region about a week after the storm.

When they came again in early December, they distributed relief goods in several communities, including where we have local United Methodist churches. UMCOR’s emergency food packages were distributed to many survivors in the communities who were in need. I accompanied the UMCOR staff and volunteers on this visit to Ormoc City, Isabel, and Tacloban City.

The families served by UMCOR on this relief trip expressed gratitude that our United Methodist Church remembered them in times of calamity. We saw an inspiring banner in Ormoc City that read: “Homeless, Roofless, But NOT HOPELESS!”

When I visited Methodist households just before Christmas, I also stopped in to see some of the neighbors who do not belong to the church and who had received UMCOR food packets. Many of them had saved the bright yellow UMCOR bags that had contained rice, beans, and other food items.

I was so surprised to see the bags hanging on walls in the homes. When I asked the families why they displayed the bags they said, “It reminds us that UMCOR gave us something different, something more than we would normally get.” UMCOR fills the emergency food packages according to international humanitarian standards.

Some of the people also took pictures of the contents of the bags and kept the picture to help them remember. That made me happy, because our church, through UMCOR, responded to the survivors. “You are a church that remembers,” they said.

I personally, and on behalf of The United Methodist Church in the Eastern Visayas District, thank UMCOR. Indeed, UMCOR gave us their time and concern, for we too are survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

 

(.Rev. David Cosmiano is a United Methodist district superintendent for Eastern Visayas in the Philippines, a region heavily impacted by Typhoon Haiyan last November.

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• Cardinal O’Malley, female Methodist pastor team up on ritual

The Rev. Anne Robertson of Plymouth never thought she’d share a baptism remembrance ritual with the cardinal — until he asked her to do so during a special service in Sudbury

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During a special ecumenical worship service in Sudbury, Cardinal Sean O’Malley asked the Rev. Anne Robertson of Plymouth to administer a baptism reaffirmation ritual to him. (George Martell/Pilot New Media)

By Lane Lambert
Posted Jan. 14, 2014 @ 12:01 am “The Patriot Ledger”
Jan 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM
PLYMOUTH

The Rev. Anne Robertson has baptized more infants and youngsters than she can count in her past years as a United Methodist minister in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida.

But the Plymouth resident and Massachusetts Bible Society director never imagined that she’d get the chance to share a ritual drop of water for a baptism remembrance with a Roman Catholic cardinal.

Until Sunday, when Cardinal Sean O’Malley asked her.

“It was completely unexpected,” the Rev. Robertson said Tuesday, in her first media interview about the encounter. “I’m still blown away by it.”

“What moved me was not so much that I was anointing him,” she said. “It was him being willing to accept that from my hand – to ask me, as a woman in ministry, to do that.”

A Rhode Island native, the Rev. Robertson was the only female clergy member who assisted at a special 50th anniversary worship service at Sudbury United Methodist Church. Cardinal O’Malley delivered the homily at the ecumenical gathering, which commemorated a groundbreaking appearance by Cardinal Richard Cushing at the church in 1964.

At a time when Catholics and Protestants were still deeply wary of each other, Cardinal Cushing was the first cardinal to speak at a Protestant church.

As part of Sunday’s anniversary service, the 500 who filled Sudbury United Methodist to overflowing were invited to receive a drop of consecrated water on their forehead and be told, “Remember your baptism and be thankful.” The ritual resembles the ceremonial receiving of ashes on Ash Wednesday, but isn’t a formal United Methodist sacrament.

Cardinal O’Malley and New England United Methodist Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar led the ritual in the sanctuary. The Rev. Robertson and a Catholic priest were on their way with small bowls of water to a side room, for others watching the service on a large-screen TV.

She paused with the priest at the cardinal’s pew, so they could receive the baptism water from Cardinal O’Malley. The next moment, the cardinal quietly asked the Rev. Robertson to administer the water for him.

“My heart immediately went to my throat,” she said. “To be asked that by the man who might be pope someday – I was stunned. I was choking back tears for hours.”

After the service, she told Cardinal O’Malley how much the gesture meant to her. “He was very gracious,” she said, though she doesn’t remember exactly what he said. She was still caught up in the surprise.

She posted a blog reflection on the encounter, but two days later, she says she’s still pondering “so many little pieces” that made their shared blessing possible.

She was invited because the Sudbury church’s pastor is a longtime friend – and because the Bible Society is ecumenical. Last Sunday was the only day close to the 50th anniversary that Cardinal O’Malley could be there – and Sunday is marked as the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus by Catholics and mainline Protestants, so the Sudbury pastor included the United Methodist “reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant.”

And then there was the seating – Cardinal O’Malley and other Catholics in the pew in front of the pulpit, Protestans on the lectern side. Without that seating arrangement, the Rev. Robertson said she and the priest wouldn’t have walked past Cardinal O’Malley, “and the moment would never have happened.

Lane Lambert may be reached at llambert@ledger.com or follow him on Twitter @LLambert_Ledger

- See more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/x890778978/To-a-female-Methodist-minister-a-surprise-request-from-Cardinal-O-Malley?tag=2#sthash.SC6Ap0GG.dpuf

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