The Silliman University (SU) Church observes a year-round centennial year celebration starting last Jan. until Dec.
Prof. Carlos M. Magtolis Jr., SU Church Centennial Committee Chair, said, that there is no exact date for the anniversary of the church since the organization was in 1916. They only celebrate in Aug. because of founder’s day, that’s why they decided to make a whole year festivity for the centennial.
According to Ptr. January B. Alpuerto, Minister for Christian Education and Nurture (CEN), it is only fitting to celebrate it for a whole year since centennial celebration comes only once in 100 years.
Alpuerto stated that the centennial celebration is until Dec. but the identified activities are only until Aug., no identified plans yet for the Sept. and Dec.
Magtolis stressed that the succeeding months since Aug., commemorates just the usual activities of the church but still they bear in mind that it is centennial year of the church.
“We also really put into mind that this is a centennial year, this is not just a centennial month or a centennial Sunday, it is a centennial year,” Alpuerto said.
Alpuerto stated that there are other celebrations that they need to focus for the church, not only the centennial celebration.
“We are celebrationg the CEN Month, but we are also gearing it up by the centennial celebrations like the Centennial Ministry Fair last Sept. 4,” Alpuerto added.