Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center Dedication

The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center was formally dedicated to the Lord on May 4, 2011 in a joyful thanksgiving and dedication celebration attended by a crowd of more than 1,000, including community partners, Kaibigans involved in its construction, CCT staff from the support office and regional offices, and board members and their guests.

The dedication message was preached by Rev. Kim Sang Youn of the Nanoom Presbyterian Church in South Korea, and translated into Filipino by Pastora Serlina. 

 Rev. Kim Sang Youn of the Nanoom Presbyterian Church in South Korea.
Mr. Bertram Lim, chair of the CCT Inc. board of trustees, gave the welcome remarks,  talked about how the retreat center came about, and acknowledged the many donors who made its construction possible.  The main dedication ceremony (responsive reading of Psalm 24 and prayers of dedication by all present) was led by Pastor EJ del Mundo, head pastor of the CCT Group of Ministries. Special music for the day was provided by young people from Nanoom Presbyterian Church,  the CCT Choir, the Drum and Lyre Corps of Las Pinas and San Pedro, and the Las Pinas Rondalla. Folk dances were presented by the CCT Dance Troupe.

After the main program, simultaneous ribbon cutting rites and dedication ceremonies were held at the assembly hall, dining hall, at each of the dormitories and at the administration building.

As of May 15,2011 Dormitory Buildings A2 and A3 were ready for occupancy. The retreat center is seen to be fully constructed and landscaped by July. 
Praise and worship singing is led by youth from Nanoom
Presbyterian Church, South Korea.

The CCT Choir

Bro. Bertram Lim welcomes guests and acknowledges donors.
The CCT Dance Troupe

Community partners from Tondo

CCT Group of Ministries Board Members