Alabat UMC Opened Basketball League

Alabat UMC through the initiative of Rev. Roel Pia its administrative pastor has opened a summer basketball league last April of 2013 for the young people.

Basketball league was one of the most popular event among the young people especially the boys are waiting during summer. Normally basketball league were organized by local government specially by the Baranggay Office though the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) or the youth council.

Pastor Roel Pia who himself a basketball fan himself who also have joined municipal and provincial leagues. He found a sponsor who will help him organized a church based basketball league and made a half court in the church where the boys can play. They also sponsor their uniforms for four teams and the medals and trophies for awards.

Most of the boys who joined the Methodist Summer League are non United Methodist. After their championship game last April 14, 2013, Pastor Roel has invited them to attend the UMYF Summer Institute organized by the Quezon District UMYF. and most of the boys attended this event. Alabat UMC has sent 23 young people as its delegates to this Summer Institute of the UMYF were 90% were new to the church or to the United Methodist Church.

Such event like this basketball league is a big help providing opportunity for the young people to expressed their skills and talent and at the same time minister to them and bring them to Christ. Photo0942

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