“Revive and Rise” is the theme of the one day Revival and Christmas fellowship of the United Methodist Women of the Southern Tagalog Provisional Conference held at the Jesus Reigns UMC at Pila, Laguna last November 30, 2103 attended by more than 50 women from different churches within the conference with pastors and deaconesses.
Rev. Felicita Dela Cruz – the pastor wife of Rev. Aser dela Cruz was the speaker for the lecture with the same title of the theme. Pastor Fely and his husbdand Pastor Aser was former pastors of the Laguna Quezon Mission District the former Southern Tagalog Provisional Conference when they were assigned for 7 years in Pacita UMC. Pastor Fely was currently the associate pastor of Marikina UMC and Pastor Aser was the pastor of San Juan UMC both from Rizal Conference.
Pastor Remy Luis the wife of Rev. Dr. Marvin Luis who is currently assigned in Pacita UMC was the speaker for the opening worship. She spoke about the women of the Bible and sees them in the lives of every women in the church.
There was a Christmas Activity held in the afternoon having some games and also exchange gifts. The activity was both organized by the Conference UMW led by Gloria Fortaleza – the president who is from Pacita UMC and was coordinated with the District presidents of the women’s organization namely Ruthie Sarabia (Pacita UMC) of Laguna District and by Marilyn Alano (Lopez Mission) of the Quezon District.