San Mateo County, CA declares July 27 as ‘Iglesia Ni Cristo Day’
By MICHELLE PEREDO and RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: August 6, 2022
Five days before the 108th anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), the government of the County of San Mateo, California, USA declared July 27, 2022 as “Iglesia Ni Cristo Day.”
San Mateo County Board President David J. Canepa, on July 22, 2022, presented the certificate containing the official proclamation to representatives of the Church Of Christ led by Brother Eduardo Javier, Northwest California Ecclesiastical District supervising minister, at the INC Media Services Headquarters facility in Burlingame, California. Several ministers and brethren serving at the INC Media office, together with their families, witnessed the historic occasion.
San Mateo County is home to the INC US West Main Office in Burlingame City as well as the Burlingame Local Congregation, which is under the Northwest California District.
During the event, David Canepa, stated, “The Church has an incredible reputation. And this reputation is predicated in one word, that I strive to live by each day, and that is—service.”
He spoke how the Church made an impact to the community through its humanitarian program. “The county of San Mateo recognizes what the Church Of Christ has done. You have made [an] impact whether it’s through faith or it’s through service—helping people. It’s just critical [for] us moving forward as a society,” he said.
In an interview, Brother Javier enthused, “This proclamation gives us happiness because we have seen the people, especially the people of the government, recognize the efforts and the services being done by the members of the Church.”
As a token of appreciation of the county leadership’s gesture of goodwill, the Iglesia Ni Cristo delegation presented to them a copy of the book about the Church and its works and expansion entitled “Striving for a Better Tomorrow.” — With reports from INC News Section