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Kyodan News:一覧

【June 2018 No.398】From the General Secretary's Desk:

2018年6月25日
PCT General Assembly Highlights Issues of Aging   The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan’s General Assembly was convened April 17– 20 at Chang–Jung Girls’  High School in Tainan, and I attended along with Executive Secretary Kato Makoto of the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries. Incidentally, the high school where the assembly met is Taiwan’s first women’s educational facility and the school where, u……

【April 2018 No.397】Executive Council Considers Restructuring Proposals

2018年4月21日
 The 4th Executive Council meeting of the 40th General Assembly Period (2016-18) was held Feb. 5-6 at the Kyodan headquarters, with 26 members present. Executive Secretary and Acting General Secretary Dohke Norikazu gave the general secretary’s report, in which he reported that 80,720,000 yen was sent to five churches as part of the relief efforts following the Kumamoto-Oita earthquake.  Commis……

【April 2018 No.397】A Visit with Kyodan Missionaries in Belgium and Germany

by Kato Makoto, executive secretary  From Jan.12 through Jan. 19, I visited Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany. Rev. Kawakami Masaki and her husband Rev. Kawakami Yasushi were assigned as missionaries to the Brussels Japanese Protestant Church in April 2017. I visited them and preached at the church on Sunday. Further, I participated in an evaluation held by the Belgian Evangelical Mission ……

【April 2018 No.397】Two Kyodan Missionaries Commissioned for Service

 The Commissioning Service for missionary Takai-Heller Yuki took place on Feb. 11, 2018 at Ofuna Church under the auspices of the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries. Commission Secretary Nishinosono Michiko presided, and commission member Park Heon-Wook gave the sermon. Takai-Heller was sent to Taiwan in March, where she will do research in Tainan until September and then assume a position at the……

【April 2018 No.397】My Second Post-disaster Visit to Sendai: A Call to Action

by Shimozono Hitomi, second-year student at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Member, Tsurukawa Church, Nishi Tokyo District  In 2017, I participated in the Student Christan Fellowship's Sendai Camp with 15 fellow SCF members. It was my second visit to Sendai since the disaster. The first time was in May 2013, when I was in ninth grade. Seeking to know how Sendai (a city I had enjoyed visiting wh……

【April 2018 No.397】Feeling the Breath of God through Biotechnology

by Ueno Keiichiro, head of Research Planning Kagoshima Prefectural Institute for Agricultural Development Member, Kagoshima Kajiyacho Church, Kyushu District  My parents met each other through the mukyokai (non-church) movement's nationwide aino (meaning "love agriculture") agricultural activities.  So I grew up watching my father engaged in farming, with him sometimes being in tears whil……

【April 2018 No.397】500th Reformation Anniversary Celebrated by Tokyo District

 On Oct. 9, 2017, the Tokyo District 500th Year Reformation Commemoration and Gospel Evangelism Convention was held in Goucher Memorial Chapel at Aoyama Gakuin University. Sponsored jointly by Tokyo District and the Tokyo Association of Laypersons, the convention was planned as an event to commemorate the Reformation, calling together not only churches in Tokyo but also the various churches in the……

【April 2018 No.397】Tokyo Youth Plan First Ecumenical Program (EcuPro) in 2017

by Sugino Nozomi, member of Tokyo Kiyose Catholic Church Representative, Ecumenical Project Executive Committee  The youth of the Tokyo area—Catholic, Japan Evangelical Lutheran, and Kyodan—have had some connection with each other by attending each other’s events over the years. In that connection, we (the youth of the Tokyo area churches) decided to do something together on this 500th anniver……

【April 2018 No.397】Ways to Bring Churches Together: Three Examples

The following examples of efforts to bring churches together were shared by a city church, a church in the far-reaching Hokkaido region, and a church inviting the participation of its local community. These appeared in three separate Shinto no Tomo articles that were condensed by the KNL Editorial Committee. I. Children of Churches Deepen Friendship  by Oshio Hikaru, pastor Kamata Shinsei……

【April 2018 No.397】From the General Secretary's Desk:Anticipating My New Role and Its Responsibilities

by Akiyama Toru, general secretary  From April 2018, I assumed my responsibilities as Kyodan general secretary. I am writing this manuscript in March, spending my last month in the Lord’s church where I have served for 23 years as pastor of Ageo Godo Church and Ageo Fujimi Kindergarten, tying up the work I have done until now. The need to say goodbye to the close church fellowship I have enjoye……
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