Green, white, red flag hoisted in Edmonton as Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members celebrate its 105TH anniversary

July 27, 2019, EDMONTON— Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ from the District of Edmonton held two celebrations to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Church since its re-establishment in the Philippines on July 27, 1914.

Edmonton City Hall staff and members of the Church of Christ, recognizing the momentous occasion, joined the ministers and evangelical workers in hoisting INC’s green, white, red flag in front of the City Hall.

2019 July 27, Edmonton City Hall– Ministers and evangelical workers from the ecclesiastical district of Edmonton , led by its District Minister, Voltaire A. Tamisin (7th from the left). Photo courtesy of CFO-Edmonton

The flag-raising ceremony, led by Edmonton’s District Minister Voltaire Tamisin,  was conducted outside of the Edmonton City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square on July 27, 2019.

Later in the evening, High-Level Bridge lit up its 60,000 LED bulbs of green, white and red, luminous of the 105 years of victories of the Church of Christ.

The government of Edmonton recognizes the 105th anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) with the lighting of High Level Bridge (photo courtesy of CFO Edmonton)

The Church of Christ in Canada, from a historical perspective, only a handful of pioneering brethren were listed as members when the Church was registered in 1976 in Ontario and Manitoba.

In the last four decades, the Church grew in leaps and bounds. It has expanded to seven (7) ecclesiastical districts, supervising a total of 102 local congregations and missionary groups in Canada.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo grew in leaps and bounds in the last four decades. It has now expanded to seven (7) ecclesiastical districts, supervising a total of 110 local congregations and missionary groups.

The social visibility is made possible by its charitable arm, Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, popularly known for its humanitarian projects. FYM Foundation initiates socio-civic activities like blood donations, cleanup drives, food bank donations, and tree planting. The Foundation also supports volunteering when unexpected natural disasters hit their communities.

The INC, a global Church that upholds Bible-based Christian teachings, has now grown to more than 7,000 local congregations and missionary groups in 152 countries and territories. Its membership is consisting of 147 ethnic groups and nationalities.