As August sets in, Members Church of God International will have an entirely different itinerary of activities. Changes in schedules were made for the Bible Exposition, Thanksgiving, and Worship services. In addition, a new Prayer Meeting schedule will take effect.
The Bible Exposition held Tuesdays each week will now be held on the first and last Fridays of the month beginning August 5. The adjustments were done in consideration of the requests to hold the Bible Exposition near weekends. After the new schedule takes effect, the mass indoctrination opens on August 8. This is for those who are either interested in membership or added doctrinal learning.
In the former setup, hotels, auditoriums, and large assembly halls in a region’s central suburb serve as focal point for receiving live broadcast feed. Under the new scheme, all coordinating centers with satellite receivers will be opened to those who are distant from the larger venue. Coverage is wider as more people are expected to benefit from the new system, without guests having to travel far from their places of origin.
With the changes made, regular Thanksgiving schedules during the first and last Saturdays will be moved to the following Sundays effective August 6. The afternoon of Saturday will be intended for the Worship Service.
In the new system, only the second and third week schedules remain in their original calendar.
The MCGI congregation also has a new Prayer Meeting setup. Once a month, a special prayer meeting will be held on Tuesdays, apart from the regular Wednesday and Thursday schedules. It is likely that the new set-up will be gradually adopted abroad.
Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon hope that the changes will bring more convenience to all concerned.
(Written by: Cecile Vizcaya)