The Members Church of God International (MCGI) will hold its third quarter International Thanksgiving this year on September 3 to 5, 2010, with the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga as its main base.
Bro. Eli Soriano, the Presiding Minister of MCGI, recently announced the dates for the three-day International Thanksgiving, in response to inquiries of members from chapters worldwide.
It has been customary for the congregants to ask for the next thanksgiving calendar right after the previous grand assembly. This way, members can right away allow themselves full physical and spiritual preparation before the upcoming event.
Among the most-anticipated part of the International Thanskgiving is Bro. Eli Soriano’s deep discussion of topics about the mysteries and wisdom of the Bible. For years this segment has not only awed the members, but has also enlightened and captured the interest of visitors. Some visitors are eventually led to a more in-depth study of the Scriptures and become members.
MCGI considers the International Thanksgiving as an opportunity to see their fellow brethren from distant regions, continue doing good works, offer thanksgiving, and reflect on the new and interesting topics prepared by Bro. Eli Soriano.
Every Saturday, Philippine time, the Church conducts regular thanksgiving services. This practice had been the trademark of the organization, and by far, is the only religious group which frequently offers thanksgiving to God.
(Written by: Cecile Vizcaya)