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Indigenous Community Ministries will start in August

Relief operations in Infanta some of the beneficiaries are from the Dumagat communities in the year 2006

The Bayan ni Hesus – Pamayanang Katutubo is the Indigenous Community Ministries of STPPAC officially acted upon by the 3rd annual conference session of STPPAC in 2011 and is recipient of the Ethnic Local Church Grant of the General Board of Church and Soceity of the United Methodist Church is under preparation to begin.

Pamayanang Katutubo (Indigenous Community Ministries) is one of the church based community development under the Bayan ni Hesus program created by the Special Projects Committee by Rev. Mervin Anthony Montano. The Pamayanang Katutubo will be under the directorial leadership of Rev. Marven Chavarria of Kalayaan UMC and will provide ministries among the Dumagat and Aeta community in the town of Nakar and of Lopez in the Province of Quezon. Rev. Nathaniel Francisco of Sta. Cruz UMC will be the coordinator in the Infanta-Nakar area and Pastor Federico “JR” Quinit Jr. will be coordinating in the town of Lopez.

The ministry aims to provide livelihood programs, literacy and health. The program aims also to work for preservation of their culture. This program is an opportunity of the Conference to minister with the indigenous community in its jurisdiction. In line with one of the four areas of focus of the United Methodist Church which is “Ministry with the poor” the program aims to minister with these communities not just objects of ministry but will consider them as partners for sustainable community development.

A feeding program may start by the month of August and will be open for the churches to participate and involve with as sponsors.

Anyone interested to be part of this ministry or want to donate please contact Rev. Mervin Montano in his email or at


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