The brethren of Nice geared up for the greatly anticipated annual event – their 16th Church Anniversary, which took place last September 16th, 2018. A total of 54 vistors graced this event, making an overall total of 161 attendees who gathered together to celebrate and join in warm fellowship. The Nice Youth Praise and Worship team along with Sis. Joychel Alguero as the Master of Ceremony jumpstarted the celebrations with uplifting amd spiritual singing and lead the congregation to worship. The momentous event officially commenced and was opened with prayer, lead by Bro. Jabinel Day. The upcoming events and announcements followed, which were given by Bro. Al Santos. Special guests were also introduced; such as Mrs. Agne Cruz from YEHEEH and Aim Global Inc., Lady Alice Reyes, President of Las Damas de Rizal Monaco, Sir Joey Reyes, Exchequer Knights of Rizal Monaco and Rosita Cortez, Treasurer of the Philippine Association Of Monaco. These special guests, along with the visitors and brethren were warmly welcomed and acknowledged by Ptr. Jessette Noche, Pastor of Nice locale and Sub-coordinator of Philippi District’s Blue Area. A heavenly ensemble of songs of praise performed by selected brethren, Marseille Extension brethren and the Nice Praise Chorale were performed to the congregation throughout the service. The brethren were moved to give generously for God’s work through the message of blessing, which was delivered by Bro. Luis Concepcion. The very heart of the service was the in-depth meditation of God’s word. Prior to this, the keynote speaker for this year’s anniversary was introduced. The keynote speaker was beloved Presbyter Ptr. Violy Concepcion, mother and resilient coordinator of the Philippi District. The message of the Lord touched the hearts of those in the congregation, and they were invited to accept the call of salvation through the altar call. The afternoon service portrayed the wide range of gifts and talents that the Nice brethren were given by the Lord. The display of talents commenced with the opening salvo and performances featuring the Kaines Genea Band and the Onesimus Band. The eventful day finished with the word of God, spoken by beloved Presbyter Ptr. Violy Concepcion. This anniversary is another testament of the victory that God’s people have received and will continue to experience as they remain steadfast and unmovable in their service until the Lord’s return. Glory to God!
- Sis.Rchie Sotero