2012 Volume I

October to December

TRANSIENT
The newsletter of Heroes Church: a Christ-centered community of imperfect people for the city. Issue 4

Important Dates
Oct 10 Barangay  Fort  Bonifacio   Playground  Launch   Oct 26 ifeelinfinite.org  blog  launch   Oct 31 & Nov 21 Service  at  St.  Luke’s  Chapel   Nov 27 Barangay  Fort  Bonifacio   Reading  Room  Launch   Nov 30-Dec 1 Heroes  Church  Year-­‐End   Dec 6 Heroes  Christmas  Party   Dec 8 DJ  Alcantara  and  Mitchie   Esteron’s  Wedding   Dec 12 Pastor  Aldrin  Teresa  and   Micah  Abe’s  Wedding   Dec 17 Marc  &  Tin’s  Baby  Teá  is  born   Dec 22 Breadcom  Shoebox  Drive   Outreach   Dec 25 Christmas  Day  

We are City-Focused
Our  church  values  our  city.  We  want  to  be  a  church  that  extends  its  area  of   responsibility  beyond  the  congregation.  We  want  others  to  not  only  be  aware   that  we  exist,  but  be  glad  that  we  do,  whether  or  not  they  are  part  of  the   church  or  not.   This  is  why  we  have  made  it  a  point  to  be  relevant  in  our  neighboring   community.  We  have  very  close  relationships  with  St.  Luke’s  Medical  Center  in   Global  City,  as  we  serve  their  employees  and  patients  through  visitation,   prayer,  and  midweek  service  at  their  chapel.     We’ve  also  partnered  with  the  Barangay  Fort  Bonifacio  government  and   supported  projects  in  our  area.  We  joined  the  launch  of  a  new  playground  last   October  10,  as  well  as  the  reading  room  inauguration  last  November  27.  We   pray  our  city  will  truly  flourish  holistically  as  a  community,  and  we  want  to  do   what  we  can  to  see  this  vision  a  reality.  

“With Christmas, There is no Plan B” by Zuriel Bernardino
I’ve  always  believed  that  God  has  a  plan  for  my  life,  but  I  used  to  think  that  if  I  make  a   mistake,  God’s  Plan  A  becomes  Plan  B.  Christmas  proves  I’ve  never  been  so  wrong.  

Full article on p. 3

Supporting Barangay Fort Bonifacio
Heroes  Church  is  located  in  Bonifacio  Global  City,  whose  legal  address  is  Barangay  Fort  Bonifacio,  Taguig.                         As  part  of  our  commitment  to  be  relevant  to  our  city,  we  have  partnered  with  the  our  local  barangay’s  efforts   to  uplift  our  community  in  Taguig.  We  hope  we  can  contribute  to  the  growth  of  our  community  as  a  whole.  
On  October  10,  2012,  we  joined   the  local  barangay  as  it   launched  Play  Pilipinas’   playground  site  in  Fort   Bonifacio.  This  coincided  with   the  Global  Handwashing  Day   and  Safeguard  played  a  great   role  as  we  taught  kids  the   essence  and  how  to’s  of   handwashing.  It  was  truly  an   enjoyable  event  as  we  met  the   barangay  constituents  and  also   the  officials  who  were  there  to   grace  the  event.   On  November  27,  2012,  we     again  joined  the  local  barangay   as  it  inaugurated  its  reading   room  called  “Silid-­‐Booklatan.”       A  project  of  Booklat-­‐isip,  the   new  reading  room  seeks  to   provide  an  avenue  for  the   constituents,  especially  the   children,  to  get  a  hold  of   knowledge  through  reading   valuable  books.  The  launch   day  featured  book  readings,   and  story-­‐telling  for  kids  and   mothers.   For  2013,  we  hope  we  can  be   part  of  sustaining  the  flow  of   these  endeavors.  Join  us  as  we   seek  to  host  events  in  the  local   barangay  to  foster  the  current   establishments.  We  particularly   want  to  focus  on  the  reading   room  as  an  avenue  to  share  our   talents  to  the  community.    

Let’s continue to love our city to life!

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“With Christmas, There is No Plan B” by Zuriel Bernardino
I’ve always believed that God has a plan for my life, but I used to think that if I make a mistake, God’s Plan A becomes Plan B. Christmas proves I’ve never been so wrong.
Christmas has come again. It’s a time of reunions, parties, gifts, and attending church. It’s actually the time one can attend church every day and not be told one’s head already bumped heaven. Yes, Christmas is here, and I can’t thank God enough for the reason we celebrate it. In 2 Samuel 7:12-16, God had a message for King David:
“ When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. 15 But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.’”
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away for work. This has meant sacrificing relationships. Are you worried who will take care of your loved ones while you’re gone? God is there. He has them in His hands. 2. Love (vv. 14-15) I’ve always believed that God had a plan, but I used to think that if I make a mistake, God’s Plan A becomes Plan B. Walking on egg shells, I got some things right, but not everything, and eventually, the pressure to not make mistakes set me up for greater mistakes. If what I thought was correct, then God’s Plan won’t only be B for me but will go way past Z, eventually leading me to despair whether He’s still got me in His plans. The Good News is yes, He does. This does not mean we are free from God’s discipline, but even His discipline shows that His love is always there. Have you committed mistake/s and you feel like this has separated you from God? Consider these mistakes as proof of our need for a Savior. The Good News is He has come.

3. Joy (v. 16) Many of us work hard to amount to something, whether it be fortune, fame, or even to matter to our family. We all want this, and to a certain extent, part of life is doing our best to succeed. How wonderful it is to know then that God wants to give us this, and when He does, He means forever? This takes unnecessary pressure off our backs and ushers in joy beyond what we can ever imagine and earn for ourselves. Are you sad, lonely, or struggling waiting for something for a long, long, time? Don’t be. God has your house taken cared of. If you feel you have waited long, imagine God waiting forever to have us. The angel in Luke 2:10-11 got it right when he said, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.” Jesus’ birth shows us that with Christmas, there is no plan B. Together, let us trust in His great faithfulness. I wish you a blessed holiday season. May the Lord’s peace, love, and joy, be upon you, now as forever. Amen.

This text assures us three things: 1. Peace (vv. 12-13) For those who are facing death, or have experienced the tragedy of a departed loved one, God’s plan doesn’t change even when we die. I will push liberally with the thought that sometimes “days are over” might not be physical for us, but geographical. There are many of us, our friends, family, who have gone

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2012 Volume I

October to December

Congratulations & best wishes to our newlyweds: Aldrin & Micah Teresa DJ & Mitchie Alcantara, and to the proud parents of Baby Teá, Marc & Tin Dacanay!
We wish you all the best in life! Heroes Church
A Satellite of Breadcom in Global City

Join our worship services:
Sundays 10:30 am Thursdays 6:30 pm

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We  are  planning  for  monthly  issues  next   year.  Join  our  publications  team!  E-­‐mail:  

transient@heroes.org.ph

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