About Our Church

Orlando Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church has been serving Christ in our community for many years. We continue to reach out to those seeking a faithful home for themselves and their families.
New To Our Church?What We Believe

Our church’s Mission

“To Know Christ and
Make Him Known”

Through worship and fellowship, we invite you to continue to reach out to others and be an instrument of grace in our families, neighborhood, community, and God’s world.

  

It is our hope to learn more about each other and make a connection, so we can grow to know each other within our church family.
Peace and grace!  

 

Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.

What We Believe

Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father’s will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day. Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him. Learn More

The 28 Fundamental Beliefs can be organized into 6 groups of doctrine: 

God

Our Creator God is love, power and splendor. He is three-in-one, mysterious and infinite—yet He desires an intimate connection with humanity. He gave us the Bible as His Holy Word, the Bible, so we could learn more about Him and build a relationship with Him. 

Man

Lovingly designed as perfect beings, God created humans in His own image with free will and dominion over the earth. But sin crept in through temptation by Satan, the Devil. Now humanity’s perfection is tarnished, our bodies and minds corrupted. Our once-idyllic world continues to be in a constant struggle between good and evil.

Fortunately, God had a plan to redeem humanity through His Son, Jesus Christ. He will ultimately have victory over sin and death and restore us and our earth to its original state of beauty and perfection.

Salvation

Even before the creation of the earth, there was war between good and evil. Lucifer, a once-perfect and highly-regarded being, became jealous of God and wished for higher position. When God did not give him what he wanted, He became Satan. He accused God of being unfair.

Satan then led astray one-third of heaven’s angels, and God had to cast them out. To seek revenge on God, Satan began attacking His precious new creation—the earth. Knowing that humans were created with free will, He tempted them to rebel against God’s loving guidance.

But God knew this didn’t have to be the end of humanity’s story. He demonstrated just how much He loves us by sending His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in humanity’s place, to bear the ultimate punishment sin brings (Romans 6:23, John 3:16).

However, it still comes down to choice. God never wanted forced allegiance. The option is ours. We can succumb to sin and choose to live for ourselves, or we can choose to accept Jesus’ sacrifice, follow Him, and get to know Him. And if we choose Him, He promises to guide us with His Holy Spirit and will never forsake us.

The Church

After Jesus’ ministry on earth, He commissioned His followers to go about their lives telling others about His love and promise to return. In doing this, He also commanded to love all people as He loves all of us.

As imperfect as humanity is, God still gives us the privilege of being part of His work. In doing this, we are His Church, or the Body of Christ, all with different spiritual gifts to contribute. He encourages us to meet together, support one another, and serve together.

Daily Christian Life

All throughout the Bible we can find guidance for our daily lives. A well-known example would be the Ten Commandments in Exodus, where we are shown how to love God and how to love people—which Jesus re-emphasized in the New Testament (Matthew 22:37-40). God’s law shows us the path to follow and the pitfalls to avoid, leading us toward wholeness and balance.

Additionally, by being a Christian and following God, we answer His call to be stewards of the earth until He returns. That also includes taking care of ourselves, caring for our minds and bodies which in turn nourishes our spirit.

Last-Day Events

God has always investigated before taking action, demonstrating His willingness to forgive and giving each one of us a chance to be part of His plan. We saw this to be true with the Garden of Eden, the Tower of Babel, the exodus from Egypt and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Before Jesus’ Second Coming, He is investigating the entire earth, everyone who has ever lived, every choice every human being has made. God wants it to be clear to us, and to the watching universe, that not one person will experience a fate they did not choose.

Christ’s return is near, meaning the final judgment of humanity, the destruction of the wicked, the end of death and sin, and the redemption of those who accept the gift of God’s salvation. And that’s not the end of the story. We will enjoy a millennium in heaven and the restoration of our earth to the paradise it once was, for us to enjoy for eternity while communing face to face with God.

The Lord has blessed our church in terms of the growing number of members, and the increasing opportunities for outreach. God gave us more than what we asked for in these facilities.

– Pastor Dan Catangay

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Meet our warm and friendly church leaders, who love to serve the Lord and His people. They also look forward to meeting you so be sure to say hello when you visit our church!

Daniel Catangay

Daniel Catangay

Senior Pastor

Pastor Daniel Catangay

Mark Pastor Monreal

Mark Pastor Monreal

Associate Pastor

Nympha Osano

Nympha Osano

Church Clerk

Nelson Osano

Nelson Osano

Chief Operating Officer

Ulysses Negrillo

Ulysses Negrillo

Head Elder

Armando Tagalog

Armando Tagalog

Church Treasurer

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be Filipino to attend this church?

No, our church welcomes everyone! We are an international congregation and love to worship with all of our brothers and sisters from all over the world.

Do I have to belong to your denomination to attend this church?

No, you do not have to be SDA to attend our church. All are welcome! We invite you to come and worship with us – in fact, bring your friends and family, too!

What language are your worship services held in?

While our church name is Orlando Filipino, all of our services are in English. We do have Sabbath School classes in different Filipino dialects, in Spanish, as well as in English.

Do you have to dress up to attend church services?

We do not have a dress requirement to attend our church services. The most important thing to remember is that we will do our best for the Lord, and that includes the way we dress and present ourselves when we attend church. 

What do you offer for children’s services on Sabbath?

Children are a very important part of our church congregation. They are an active group and participate in all of our services by sharing their talents for the Lord. We have Sabbath School classes by age groups, opportunities to sing and/or play musical instruments, and many ministries where kids can be involved such as Adventurers Club, Angklung ensemble, Children’s Choir, etc. 

What if we have a baby or a toddler? Are there any programs for those families?

We do have a Sabbath School class for babies, toddlers, and their families. We also have a Mother’s Room for those families who would like to attend Divine Worship Service and not worry about disturbing the service or if they need a more quiet/private place for their family. 

What kind of spiritual growth/education opportunities does your church offer?

Our church is very active and you can find a small group bible study almost every night of the week! In addition to our Sabbath Day programs (Morning Manna, Sabbath School online and in-person, Divine Worship Service, afternoon bible studies, Sundown Worship Service), we also have Midweek Prayer Meetings, Friday Vespers, Friday Youth Vespers, and small care groups on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays. There’s something for everyone! Feel free to reach out to our pastors to see which opportunities best fit what you are looking for. 

Will I be asked to give money?

If this is your first time to visit our church, we ask that you enjoy worship and praise with us during our worship services. If you feel so inclined to give tithes and offerings, you are welcome to but it’s not mandatory. If you feel like our church can be a place you can call as your church home, then we believe in giving tithes and offerings as part of being a follower of Christ.

Whom can I speak with if I want to know more about your church and what it has to offer?

We are excited to speak with you and learn more about any questions you may have. Please fill out our contact form or call one of our pastors.