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The congregation of Iglesia Ni Christo (Church of Christ) in Long Island City opened its doors on Saturday June 23, 2012 for an annual "Neighborhood Appreciation Day".
The church is located on 21st Street diagonally opposite the Murray Playground at the corner of 45th Rd.
The congregation offered tours of the church with guides to show the way. The event featured health check-ups, job "help-up", games for children, gifts, a puppet show, portrait photography, pizza, ice cream, live music, dance, and lots of happy people with smiles and good will to those passing by and joining the the festivities.
The Iglesia ni Christo, or Church of Christ, was started in the Philippines and has 3,500 congregations in100 Countries and territories. This primarlly Filipino congregation worships at a church that was originally built by Grace Methododist Episcopal Church in 1900. The local Christian Church, which had its origin with World War I on the Philippine Islands.
OurLIC originally interviewed 'Brother Ted', Minister of Iglesia NI Cristo Church on 21st Street in Long Island City while at a congregation picnic on Memorial Day 2012 at Astoria Park. [ Memorial Day Celebration at Astoria Park ] . The significant, and relevant connection between Memorial Day Ceremony at one end of Astoria Park and the Iglesia ni Christo Church at the other end is that the Philippine Island were a critical battle ground during with Japan during World War II. [ Philippine Islands 7 December 1941-10 May 1942 ]
OurLIC attended this Neighborhood Appreciation Day and presents video coverage and photographs with this OurLIC NEWS article.