Marikina UMC members headed by its pastors Rev. Harvey Lucena and Rev Fey Dela Cruz visited Quezon UMC last June 23 – 24, 2014 with the intention of supporting its mission. They chose Silangan Mission of Quezon UMC and also Perez Mission of Alabat UMC both located in the Island of Alabat in Quezon Province.
Silangan Mission is currently pastored by a lay missioner named Iluminada Sarmiento who once a Finance chair of the Quezon District and lay leader of the Quezon UMC we’re Pastor Victor Diokno is the pastor. Perez Mission was now revived by a lay missioner named Floramer Herradura the brother of Alabat UMC pastor – Pastor Carol Flores. Floramer helps his sister in the ministries of Alabat UMC and reviving the mission work in Perez a town nearby.
This adopt a church program was a response of Marikina UMC a local church in Rizal Conference in the program by the bishop helping small membership churches and mission congregations. They will not only commit financial support to the church worker but would look the possibility of partnership with the church for different ministries and activities.
Some members of Quezon UMC we’re attending Marikina UMC when some of the families transferred nearby Manila. Pastor Lucena also was once a pastor in Quezon Province especially at Atimonan UMC who knows the conditions and situation of churches and the area of the Quezon Province. Pastor Fely is also once a pastor in Laguna at Pacita UMC with her husband Rev. Aser Dela Cruz.