“Truly, He is a glorious God, worthy to be remembered. It is important to the Lord to be glorified. It is pleasing to give our best in glorifying Him,” were the words spoken with emphasis by Pastor Violy Concepcion, Philippi Area Coordinator, during the 17th Anniversary Celebration of the Locale Church of Hong Kong held at Pmcc 4th Watch Plenary Hall 1st floor Bic Wah Court Kennedy Town, Western District, Hong Kong Island last July 8.
Themed "Glorifying God through generous giving" taken from 2 Cor. 9:11-13, the brethren as well as the visitors were once again strengthened by the powerful Sunday School message ministered by Pastor Violy.
As the worship proper began, Pastor Rey Rivera, Damascus Area Coordinator, expressed his warmest welcome greetings which established a friendly environment towards the congregation. The offertory message was delivered by Sis. Teresa Collado.
In the afternoon, making the event livelier, a showcase of talents was performed by the following locale churches, Hong Kong Locale, Macau locale, Taipei Locale, Tsuen Wan Locale, Tung Chung (extension), flute exhibition by Bro. Selwyn P. Magahis, acoustic duo by Sis. Vilma M. Magahis and Sis. Roscelyn Setiota, and acoustic solo by Sis. Anabel Roxas which emphasizes the way of glorifying and praising the Name of the Lord through dancing, playing of trumpet, cymbals, lyre and more different instruments. It comprised the theme about creating beautiful rhythm and melody in glorifying God.
Yet again the brethren as well as the visitors went home blessed by the event which further strengthened and elated their faith. To God be the glory! (P. Manlapig)