MCGI’s Second Quarterly Thanksgiving Ends with Memorable Firsts amid quake
An earthquake that hit Luzon region of the Philippines on July 6 (Sunday) did not deter a Christian congregation's two-day event. One of the biggest religious pilgrimages in the Philippines happen every three months of the year, the Members Church of God International's (MCGI) Thanksgiving to God.
In such event, its members worldwide flock to its ADD Convention Center in Pampanga. Some who cannot make it at the said venue attend through the hookup to the event via live streaming that is provided by the Church. There is an estimated 200 monitoring centers globally.
The two-day event is packed with presentation of songs of praise and offer of Thanksgiving, sharing of stories of enlightenment, quarterly reporting of the events, activities and works held and undertaken, and the discussion of topics by its ministers and church leaders.
Pampanga, Philippines – Africa and Papua New Guinea both take a spot in the Members Church of God International’s (MCGI) history as they presented their songs of thanksgiving before the entire congregation for the first time ever.
On the second day, however, an earthquake was felt midway when the Church's Vice Presiding Minister Daniel Razon was discussing the topic for that event.
An Inquirer.net report said it is part of what the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology called "earthquake swarm." It reported today that -
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake of tectonic origin rocked parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila on Tuesday morning, the second tremor of such magnitude in three days, the chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
The quake was part of an “earthquake swarm” or series of tremors that started last Thursday, caused by the movement of the East Luzon Trough off the northeastern seaboard, Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said.