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7th Millennium Community

Last updated: February 9, 2017 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: December 8, 2004

7th Millennium Community

(Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1992
  • Start Living Together: 1996
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: S. V. Mercado

Mission Statement:

To establish the self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-sustainable communes, cooperatives & ecological villages in the logistic, safe & strategic environments.

Community Description:

The 7th Millennium Community is the proposed self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-sustainable cooperative composed of a Christian or Messianic camp, beach resort, conference & retreat center, retirement complex, kibbutz, guided tour, with some cottage industries, & a general consulting enterprise. The Christians, Messianic, other believers & followers ought to be the creators of jobs & suppliers of the goods & services, rather than mere employees & consumers. They ought to be working for the Creator, Elohim, YHVH &/or Christ rather than for the cartel or monopolistic groups, credit, market, material-oriented & the “front” churches, clubs, organizations, societies.

First, we are going back to the earliest Messianic era by emulating most of the living & working practices of the original New Testament Church (Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35).

Second, we are going to emulate the excellent examples on the self-sustainable communes, communities of the Mennonites, Hutterian Brethren, Amish, Bruderhof & few other intentional communities that are religious, secular & ecological villages. We are also hoping to follow the successful kibbutzim in Israel.

Third, we are striving to live our daily lives in preparation for our Messiah’s second coming or Utopia whether in the next 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 years or beyond!

Conceived as the ideal solutions to the problems of the Sabbath-observing, Christians, Messianic, other believers & followers, we in the 7th Millennium Community will pursue the establishment of the self-reliant, self-sufficient or sustainable cooperative so as to provide an alternative homeland to live in for safety, security, ideal retirement living. To create job opportunities for our fellow & would-be Christians, Messianic, other leaders & followers: students, graduates, underemployed & unemployed persons who are interested to search for, to know & understand the general truths, & apply them in their lives. To seek associations & fellowships with similar intentional communities in other countries, & be their mission, outreach partners in the Philippines according to His will. The proposed sites would be somewhere in Southern Leyte & other provinces in the Philippines, or when our Creator or Provider opens the doors.

Links:

  • Alternative, Renewable Fuels and Vehicles:
    You have been deceived by the oil cartels! The alternative & renewable fuels are available since 200 years ago!
  • Wanted: Hovercraft & other Modern Transportation:
    Why we need the passenger hovercraft & other unique transportation in the Philippines
  • IDL = a Mark of the Beast:
    The Christians working & living between west of the International Date Line & east of the Garden of Eden/Jerusalem/Israel longitudinal line have been observing the wrong weekly and yearly Sabbaths for 6 millennia!
  • Armageddon, Great Tribulation, Wormwood: How to Survive: We are now living through the major signs of the times. Who, why, what to do, where, when & how to establish or join other preppers for the endtimes.
  • Kingdom of Elohim on Earth: The original New Testament Church applied the self-sustainable lifestyle, as clearly described in Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35, which some of the religious, secular groups & individuals globally have been practicing from several decades to over 4.9 centuries. The unfortunate poor persons in the churches, congregations, assemblies, charismatic movements & other religious organizations need to send “a note to God” to ask Him so that the millionaires, billionaires, wealthy & blessed Christian, Messianic members & other worshipers would act on and apply His words.
  • How to Build Inexpensive Homes or Shelters:
    Millions to billions of the people have the freedom, liberty & option to build the inexpensive homes or shelters. They can chose to follow the self-sufficient, self-sustainable lifestyles of the original Body of Yahshua or Christ that started on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago!

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 12 hectares
  • Current Residence Types: Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 6
  • Planned Residence Types: Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Additional Comments: Our beachfront properties need replacement of the roofs into rust-proof, repair work on the ceiling, walls, renovation of the northwest side of the building & to add 2 to 3-stories. Repair, repaint the interior and exterior of the 3 buildings. We have been praying, hoping & searching for new partners, sponsors &/or donors from the national & international individuals &/or groups, so as to build the 50-room apartment building or hostel. We need it in order to generate livelihood for the non-profit community or cooperative.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Child Members: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process: You are most welcome to visit the Mercado beach, which is the prototype of our proposed intentional community. You could reach our humble and native beach by first reading the web pages “Visit Southern Leyte”.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Visit first & spend sometime to explore, discover & apply your own abilities, work experiences, educational backgrounds, hobbies, interests, skills, talents. Know thyself! You should apply your calling, predestined purpose of birth, or practice your attitudes, character, personalities; awareness or consciousness on who, what, when, where, why and how about “you”.
  • Additional Comments: Read, study the Holy Bible, all references about the Bible, ancient civilizations & the most important, life-saving knowledge, information, understanding, wisdom concerning the ancient past, present & future possibilities, relevant subjects or topics.

    Combination of Messianic Jewish/Israelite, weekly and annual Sabbath-observing Christians or followers of the Creator, Messiah, Provider, Savior. We are open to learning seriously on diverse subjects from the ancient civilizations, discoveries on past life over & under the Earth, oceans to the present life, & as far as the other inhabited planets as concerned. There are private and public schools and colleges in our coastal city.

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: Open to learning & applying other forms or types of administration.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 12
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments: If the venture capital is available, we could establish & manage some small business enterprises in downtown areas; operate some cottage industries inside & outside of downtown & in other provinces; pursue some business enterprises via online.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Geothermal
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Waterfront access, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Kosher, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Passover wine and unleavened bread are consumed for about a week. Fasting on the Day of Atonement (voluntary for some).
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Christian, Jewish, Protestant, Lutheran, Catholic, Quaker, Native American, Hutterian Brethren, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property, Public Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments: Strive to be self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-sustainable community.

Additional Comments

Small city by the sea which has beaches, coral reefs & mangroves (2 kilometers away), coconut plantations, barrio folks, valleys, hills, mountains, forests, rivers, springs, creeks, waterfalls, underground river, caves, scuba diving and historical sites, small islands within 30 minutes to one-hour.

We started in 1996 as a very small beach resort similar to a public park next to the sea beach.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Central Highlands Christian Publications

Community Affiliations

FBereans; Mennonites, Hutterites, Amish: Unite

Keywords

Christian, Messianic intentional or self-sustainable community, kibbutz, ecological village.

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network