From online to in-person: CFO activities in 2022
Compiled by VENICIO T. BASCO
In the first quarter of 2022, in consideration of the rising Covid-19 Omicron variant and sub-variants cases, the Christian Family Organizations (CFO), through the leadership of Brother Angelo Eraño V. Manalo, the CFO Coordinator, held activities online. Towards the second quarter and onwards, with many countries easing restrictions regarding indoor and outdoor social gatherings, the CFO office took the opportunity to launch in-person gatherings.
Let us take a look at some of these activities that provided the brethren a chance to express their unity with the Church Administration, and at the same time edify their faith, love, and hope.
CFO Night, Western Europe District, January 16, 2022
Music production workshop, Australia East District, February 20-21, 2022
Table tennis activity, Winnipeg North Congregation, Manitoba District, March 13, 2022
The CFO Day gave family members a chance to bond together as restriction ease in many countries.
Oregon Ecclesiastical District, May 1, 2022
Taipei City Congregation, Taiwan District, June 3, 2022
For sporting events, the INC Unity Games brought together brethren fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship after about two years of restriction in gatherings.
Helsinki, Finland Congregation, Northern Europe District, April 24, 2022
Capitol Hill Congregation and Brooks and Medicine Hat Group Worship Services (GWS), Calgary District, June 19, 2022
District of Ottawa, July 1, 2022
Music has been proven as an effective tool in bringing people together. With indoor gatherings allowed, the brethren participated in musical competitions aimed not only in honing their talents but also to express and strengthen their faith.
Himig ng Kaligtasan (Songs of Salvation)-Buklod Edition, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental District, June 12, 2022
Songs of Faith, Love, and Hope, Calgary District, August 28, 2022
INConcert, Mediterranean District, October 30, 2022
The CFO Office launched a variety of activities for all the members of the organizations from children to married members.
Family Fun Day, Milan Congregation, Italy North District, April 25, 2022
Buklod Night, Pineda Congregation, Metro Manila East District, May 15, 2022
“This is KADIWA,” New Zealand District, July 10, 2022
Mr. and Mrs. Chef, Calgary District, August 21, 2022
INCinema Awards, Nagoya, Japan District, September 17, 2022
KADIWA and Binhi Forum, Tokyo, Japan District, September 18, 2022
Nature Walk, Vaudreuil Group Worship Service (GWS), Ottawa District, October 8, 2022
KADIWA Formal Night, Australia West, October 23, 2022
First CSD Camp, District of Urdaneta City, October 29, 2022
Special gathering of KADIWA and Binhi, Calgary District, November 4, 2022
Christian Family Youth Summit, Southern Ontario District, November 11, 2022
Binhi Friendship Day, New Jersey District, November 13, 2022
As they have done in this year that is about to pass, officers and members of the various organizations under the CFO look forward to the coming year with much anticipation knowing that with their unity with the activities launch by the Church Administration, they glorify God and further make their hope for salvation strong. ― With reports from INC News Section