New-look #weRtheCHURCH program inspires viewers across the South Pacific

Hosts Meri Vuloaloa and Pastor Glenn Townend were joined on set by the Fulton Adventist University College choir.

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Thousands of Adventists were united for a special time of worship, praise and prayer as this year’s #weRtheCHURCH program hit screens across the South Pacific on August 4.

Individuals, churches, university and family groups gathered to watch the program. Along with local audiences, viewers tuned in from as far as the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Hawaii and Croatia.

Geofrey Frauenfelder was among the viewers who took to the chat line to express their appreciation for the uplifting stories and music.

“The program was very informative, interesting and praiseworthy,” he said.

Sevuloni Ratumaiyale was inspired by the variety of stories: “Enjoyed the presentations from the different missions and the impact it’s having in their different communities.”

For Vicki Knight, the music was a standout: “Loved the music and what is happening. Can’t wait for Jesus to come.”

Fijian children share how they are “going to their neighbour”, one of the stories in this year’s program.

This year’s program engaged viewers with its picturesque beachside backdrop—it was filmed in Fiji rather than the traditional studio environment. Another first for 2023 was that the hosts, Pastor Glenn Townend and Meri Vuloaloa, were joined by the Fulton Adventist University College choir, who brought incredible vibrancy, colour and music to the set.

“I will go to my neighbour”—this year’s theme—flowed throughout the program, with stories and testimonies shared by individuals, churches and schools, highlighting ways they are making an impact in their communities. A barber shop ministry, a smoothie outreach, women’s pampering project and a bread outreach were among the creative stories shared.

Another special addition was a live prayer session that immediately followed each screening of the program, with almost 40 people jumping online to participate in group prayer with church leaders.

If you missed the program or would like to relive its memorable moments, it is available for viewing at the Adventist Media YouTube channel.

The Aussie I Will Go Ride was another story shared in this year’s program.
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