Showing posts from November, 2013

Getting Ready for More

God is bringing the church to a new level and preparations are being made---not just in the spiritual but in the physical as well.  The building of the McDonald's playground has resumed and the layout of the grounds is being tweaked and altered.  Your help is always welcome.  Remember, teamwork makes the dream work!  A work in progress: The McDonald's playground assembly continues  The valiant, strong men of SFCC Not just manpower. We also got women power. But more importantly, God's power. It didn't take a village to move that thing.  It just took availability and commitment. 

Expanding Territory

Expanding Territory San Fernando Christian Community, also popularly known as the Champions Center, is currently undergoing an expansion of its grounds.  This is  to make room for the increasing number of attendees who come during the various services scattered throughout the week.  Aside from the services, another well-attended activity is the fellowship with one another.  This is usually held at the courtyard.   The jam-packed courtyard before and after the service After the services, members and guests get to know more about one another and simply talk. This is  the time where people share with each other how God has been victoriously moving in their lives.   The center is considered as everyone's second home.  Everyone is well-accommodated, accepted, and loved. It is a comfortable atmosphere that is safe, positive, and encouraging.  It truly is a body where Christ is the head.  Free snacks and free fellowship after the service Is it in your heart to h elp complete

Soaking in the presence of God

Soaking Night---Ushering Us Into the Presence of God Saturday, 02 November 2013 Soaking Night  Every first Saturday of every month is Soaking Night---a night we dedicate to praising and communing with the Father.  It is a night packed with singing worship songs and just focusing on God's goodness and majesty.  When we worship, we become aware of God's presence.  All focus on our problems, on our excess  baggage , and on ourselves just melt away.  It was a meaningful and eventful night.  So many first-timers responded to the altar call and readily accepted Christ in their hearts.   Luke 15:7  states that    "there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." Truly, it was a night of great rejoicing.  "Let us come before him   with thanksgiving      and extol Him with music  and song." (Psalm 95:2)  " He put a new song   in my mouth,      a hymn of praise t

Water Baptism - Salvation through Christ

Water Baptism: A Public Declaration Water baptism is a public declaration of our faith in Jesus.  It is acknowledging the cleansing power of Jesus' blood over our sins. In the  process of going down into and up out of the water, the believer identifies with Christs's death, burial, and resurrection.   On Baptism Sunday, ten believers underwent  water baptism.  Most of the participants have just recently undergone the Encounter God Weekend.  They were more than eager to proclaim their new-found faith in Jesus. All were excited to make an outward expression of the inward miracle.   Janet Gallardo, a mother of two, states that through her baptism,  "Nakabaon na yung dating ako.  Isa na akong bagong nilalang!" Janine Urbi, a young working adult, says,  "Yun na lang kasi yung kulang. " She has undergone the Pre-encounter  and Encounter God Weekend, and she feels that she wants to publicly confirm that,  "Isa na akong Christian---that I receiv

Graduation is Just the Beginning

Academy Graduation---Reaching New Heights Sunday,  4 pm It was a momentous occasion.  Excitement was in the air.  Everyone was in their Sunday best.  The participants of the Pre-encounter, Encounter, and Post-encounter were  about to be given recognition for successfully finishing their respective sessions.  It was an authentic celebration, with the Post-encounter graduates wearing togas and diplomas being awarded to the graduates.  Certificates for excellence were also awarded to those who finished the course with flying colors.  But  the awards, the frills, and the fanfare---those were not as important as the outcome that was achieved through the PEPSOL sessions.  What was really celebrated was the breakthroughs, the brokenness, the changed lives.  John Mark Gallano and Emiric Lubian, both abandoned by their fathers, stood up and boldly shared their testimonies about how they were able to release forgiveness to their fathers.  The shackles have been broken.  Now they are free to