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【February 2018 No.396】20 Years of Mutual Care Ministry

2018年3月13日
by Suzuki Mikio, member Nishi-chiba Church, Chiba Subdistrict, Tokyo District  Mutual Care Ministry is a program of Nishi-chiba Church that provides care for the elderly. Preparation for this program was carefully done through workshops and questionnaires before it was launched in 1997. It marked its 20th year in 2017. At the beginning, the services were limited to 1) visiting people in their plac……

【February 2018 No.396】20 Years of Mutual Care Ministry

by Suzuki Mikio, member Nishi-chiba Church, Chiba Subdistrict, Tokyo District  Mutual Care Ministry is a program of Nishi-chiba Church that provides care for the elderly. Preparation for this program was carefully done through workshops and questionnaires before it was launched in 1997. It marked its 20th year in 2017. At the beginning, the services were limited to 1) visiting people in their plac……

【February 2018 No.396】20 Years of Mutual Care Ministry

by Suzuki Mikio, member Nishi-chiba Church, Chiba Subdistrict, Tokyo District  Mutual Care Ministry is a program of Nishi-chiba Church that provides care for the elderly. Preparation for this program was carefully done through workshops and questionnaires before it was launched in 1997. It marked its 20th year in 2017. At the beginning, the services were limited to 1) visiting people in their plac……

【February 2018 No.396】20 Years of Mutual Care Ministry

by Suzuki Mikio, member Nishi-chiba Church, Chiba Subdistrict, Tokyo District  Mutual Care Ministry is a program of Nishi-chiba Church that provides care for the elderly. Preparation for this program was carefully done through workshops and questionnaires before it was launched in 1997. It marked its 20th year in 2017. At the beginning, the services were limited to 1) visiting people in their plac……

【February 2018 No.396】Laypersons with a Priestly Calling: Guiding Newcomers

by Ogasawara Akihiro, member Ofunato Church, Iwate Prefecture, Ou District  I entered Tohoku Gakuin University in 1980 and through God’s guidance joined the men’s glee club, where I had my first contact with hymns and religious music. I also studied the Bible, but only for class credit, without believing in God’s teaching; so as I approached graduation, I put my Bible and hymnal on the back of ……

【February 2018 No.396】Nurturing Faith through “Gospel Email”

by Horioka Makiko, president Hokuriku Gakuin Junior and Senior High School Youth Director, Ishikawa Subdistrict Youth League, Chubu District  The ministers in Ishikawa Subdistrict have been sending out “Gospel Email” for over two years, since July 2015. This is an attempt to deliver the Gospel by email every day.  Until now I think the most frequent style of church evangelism has been: “P……

【February 2018 No.396】An Eventful Visit to the Christian Evangelical Church in Indonesia

 On Dec. 4, 2017 I left for a seven-day journey to visit the headquarters of the Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa, located on the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. I was accompanied by Rev. Akiyama Toru, chair of the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries, and Rev. Fukushima Sumio, chair of the Kanto District Commission on Ecumenical Ministries.  Due to a one-hour delay in……

【February 2018 No.396】Consultation on Missionaries from Korea Convened in Japan

 Representatives of three churches in Korea and two churches in Japan gathered at the Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center in Shiga Prefecture, Nov. 27-28, 2017 for a consultation on missionaries, the fourth such conference. Attendees discussed assignments of missionary personnel who are sent to serve in Kyodan churches from the Presbyterian Church of Korea, the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Ko……

【February 2018 No.396】Commission on Ecumenical Ministries Reviews International Interaction

 The second Commission on Ecumenical Ministries meeting of the 40th General Assembly Period was held Sept. 11-12, 2017 in the Kyodan meeting room. From this time, the representative of the Japan Christian Social Work League on the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries, Nagasawa Michiko, was replaced by Miyamoto Kazutake.  Proceedings began with a report by Rev. Hayashida Yoshiyuki on the Japanese……

【December 2017 No.395】Acting General Secretary's Report: Executive Council Elects New General Secretary

2018年1月5日
It has been a year now since the present 40th General Assembly period began. Even though a general secretary was not selected at that time, I give thanks to God that the work of the Kyodan has proceeded without any major issues during that time. The 3rd Executive Council meeting of this period was held Oct. 16-17. The most notable action was the long-delayed selection of a new general secretary. R……
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