DEVOTIONS DECEMBER 2017

Contributor of the Month

Di Ann, 24, is a native of Ilocos Sur but is currently working in San Fernando, La Union. She is a former employee of ABS-CBN. After graduating in communications, she decided to explore the world of media and pursue a job in the industry. Apart from her job, she is also involved in the ministries of the church particularly in her annual conference where she externalizes her passion for people.

Di Ann identifies music and singing to be her first love next to reading books and writing. Her writings are inspired by her own experiences and of the people around her. She finds writing as her way of sharing her life to other people.

Aside from bending time to feed her soul through writing and reading, Di Ann also loves coffee and is a big fan of brewed. Books, coffee and writing, apart from the people she loves to hang out with, are three of the warmest companions she considers.

Dreaming of one day she will become a news writer or a news reporter, she also plans to pursue Masters in Journalism.

Download the file: UMYFP Devotions_December

The Global Young People’s Convocation 2018

The following youth leaders are chosen to represent the UMYFP and part of the Team Pinas who will attend the  Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC) which will be held on July 18-22, 2018 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

What is GYPC?
GYPC is the global event of United Methodist young people that happens once every four years for the purpose of:

  • Celebrating the mission and vitality of young people in the United Methodist Church
  • Raising the joys and concerns of young people from the global community
  • Developing young people as leaders for effective ministry in local churches and communities of faith
  • Highlighting emerging trends in youth and young adult ministry
  • Providing a common forum that embraces the global reality of the church.

How to Donate?
You can help the delegates realize this endeavor by helping them to raise funds to defray their necessary expenses (event registration and program) or through any form of donations.  Ensuing are the bank details where you can send your financial assistance.

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS -
 TAFT AVENUE, MALATE, MANILA
 Account Name: National United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines or NUMYFP
 Peso Account Number: 3063 6084 66
 Dollar Account Number: 3064 1063 09
 Swift Code: BOPIPHMM


Contact us:
nationalumyfp@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/theumyfp


The TEAM PINAS Roster

Larren Jo Basilio West Middle Philippines Annual Conference, National UMYFP Voting Delegate
Richard Mel Caplis Northwest Philippines Annual Conference, National UMYFP Voting Delegate
Eileen Maglanque Middle Philippines Annual Conference, National UMYFP Voting Delegate
Di Ann Sanidad Northwest Philippines Annual Conference Voting Delegate
Patricia Nissi Loyola Richard Mel Caplis Rizal Philippines Annual Conference East Voting Delegate
Camille Manangan Quezon City Philippines Annual Conference East Non-Voting Delegate
Katrina Dyangco Philippines Annual Conference Non-Voting Delegate
Marian Muñoz Pangasinan Philippines Annual Conference Non-Voting Delegate
Renz Caducoy Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference Non-Voting Delegate

ECSA Camp 2017

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:26-28

The first ECSA camp with theme “P.U.S.H” which means Pursuing and Understanding Social Holiness was spearheaded by the National United Methodist Youth Fellowship Philippines, held last June 2015. It focused on the issues faced by the LGBT community. The activity served as an eye opener to the youth as they dug this topic more than the usual. For better understanding, the umyf’ers visited a bar, attended by the LGBT, to see, feel, hear, smell and taste the current situation of our LGBT brethren. Through the collaborative effort of NUMYFP and Board of Women’s Work, the event succeeded as some Annual Conferences responded by having forums and discussions about the topic.

NUMYFP seeks to continue the pursuance and understanding of social holiness. During the 2nd National Youth Council Meeting, participated by 20 out of 26 Annual Conferences, an ECSA time was conducted. The Ecumenical and Church-Society Affairs Department Head, whom personally heard first hand information, shared stories of struggles experienced by our co-Filipinos. These are some oplan tokhang, political prisoners and Lumad from Talaingod testimonials.

The delegates of the said council meeting felt the injustices happening in our country today. In response, coin bank out of softdrinks bottles were given or commonly known as Puso Bottles which implies generosity from the heart. At the moment, more than 120 bottles were scattered all over the Philippines where some Annual Conferences are making effort to bring it up to the local chapter for widest dissemination of information and generosity. The goal is to save 10php a day for 70 days, all proceeds goes to the Lumad community in Mindanao.

ECSA camp aims to bring youths outside the walls of the church to reach the least, the lost and the last. This year’s theme “O.I.C” One In Christ exemplifies solidarity with our Lumad brethren. In this sense that may we found ourselves as one body of Christ and that none is unreachable in God’s love even we differ in native language, color, gender or traditions.

OIC can also be interpreted as an expression “Oh! I see”. A saying goes “to see is to believe” where questions are answered when we see it with our very own eyes. Unheard stories, unseen reality and unfelt burdens of the indigenous people community, these are what our youths want to discover. Where in human and environmental injustices, militarization, and human rights violation occurred.  That through immersing to the reality of life we will be motivated to pursue and understand social holiness and institutionalized Church and Society programs in the context of their respective Annual Conferences.

Fueled by the theme verse Galatians 3:26-28 upholding our belief in any social circumstances that we are all sons and daughters of God and equal to His eyes. As brothers and sisters we strive for peace and unity. In such we open our doors, minds and hearts through reaching one another in best way we can.

The Vision.
The ECSA camp-PUSH with the theme “OIC” envisions to be relevant young people in being and making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world through showing camaraderie with our Lumad brethren. To inspire youths to institutionalized programs for Church and Society that we can fulfil our goal to know Christ and make Him known.

A Resolution Affirming the Stand of the United Methodist Social Principles on Persons living with HIV and AIDS

One of the actions taken by the The National Youth Council of NUMYFP 2016-2018 last 3rd NYCM was the reiteration on the stand of our young people on issues concerning HIV/AIDS Diagnosis.  It is through the provisions of the UMC Social Principles that this solidarity statement was aligned thus the issuance of this public document (Paragraph 162 of the Social Principles concerning The Social Community,  printed in the 2016 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church).

Download Resolution: 
A Resolution Affirming the Stand of the United Methodist Social Principles on Persons living with HIV and AIDS

 

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