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【June 2017 No.393】Our lives will end someday. What must we do before then?

2017年6月30日
by Takiyama Kiyomi, pastor, Takanosu Church, Akita Prefecture, Ou District                                                    Director, Kodomoen Shalom, Certified Nursery School and Kindergarten My father used to declare, “I want to be working as a pastor until the day I die.” Ironically, just as he had said, he finished his earthly journey when he was 58 years old as the head pastor of Fukushima……

【June 2017 No.393】Let Us Testify to the Good News through our Lives

by Otomo Satoshi, pastor, Nakamuracho Church, Tokyo                                                                                      Professor, Tokyo Union Theological Seminary My hometown is Kuroishi in Aomori Prefecture. Some 140 years ago, in 1878, three students from Toogijuku School, which had just been established in Hirosaki, came to Kuroishi and boldly began Christian evangelism. Tha……

【June 2017 No.393】Kyodan Executives Attend the PCT General Assembly in Taipei

by  Kato Makoto, executive secretary The 62nd (2017) General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was held April 18–21 in a large conference room at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei. I attended at the invitation of the PCT as a Kyodan representative, together with Kyodan Moderator Ishibashi Hideo and Hayashida Yoshiyuki and his wife Kyoko, former missionaries to Taiwan. Following the o……

【June 2017 No.393】Testimonies Featured at the 2017 Missionary Conference

by Takada Teruki, staff Kyodan General Office, Tokyo A three-day missionary conference was held at the base of Mt. Fuji at Torchbearers Yamanakako from Monday, March 20 (a holiday), with the theme, “Joy at the Household of God” (Acts 2:42-47). Including missionary families and Kyodan staff, a total of 37 persons attended, among whom 23 were missionaries. The Site: Torchbearers Yamanakako Th……

【June 2017 No.393】Prayer Meetings ‡U. Lay Leadership of Church Prayer Meetings

by Taino Keiko, member                                                                                                               Kawakami Church, Ehime Prefecture Kawakami Church was founded by a U.S. missionary in 1909 as a place for the Japan Methodist Church to hold lectures. At the time of its founding, there were already many Christian farmers. Pastor Matsuda Suzuo, appointed in 1947 ju……

【June 2017 No.393】East Japan Disaster Sixth Annual Memorial Worship Service

by Kato Makoto, executive secretary In March 2017, Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) personnel, namely, Rev. Dr. Kerstin Neumann (Head and Deputy General Secretary of the Department of Mission and Partnership), Rev. Solomon P. Benjamin (Liaison Secretary for East Asia and India), and Dr. Carola Hoffmann-Richter (EMS member) visited Japan. The purpose of their recent visit was to attend the ……

【June 2017 No.393】International Youth Conference Considers Sustainable Energy Issues

by Iijima Makoto, executive secretary Kyodan East Japan Disaster Relief Projects Planning Headquarters The International Youth Conference on “Aiming to Realize a Sustainable Energy Future,” hosted by the Kyodan in Kyoto March 28-31, was a very significant event in the ongoing efforts to consider issues associated with nuclear power generation and energy consumption, in the following three respect……

【April 2017 No.392】Acting General Secretary's Report: Mission Emphasis Includes Support of NCCJ’s 70th Anniversary

The mission activities of the 40th General Assembly period (2016-2018) have now begun. As at every general assembly, various commissions and committees gather together to support the work of local churches and schools and other organizations related to the Kyodan, which is where our mission actually takes place. The standing committees of the Kyodan are:           •   the Commission on Mission, ……

【April 2017 No.392】A Visit to Japanese Churches in Europe

by Kawai Nozomu, ministerial appointee  Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco, CA In 2016, I was appointed to serve Pine United Methodist Church in San Francisco as a Kyodan missionary. However my visa has yet to be issued. As of January 2017, I still remained in Japan. Given this situation, the Commission on Ecumenical Ministries decided to send me to visit Kyodan-related Japanese churches……

【April 2017 No.392】3rd Korea/Japan 5-Churches Mission Consultation Meets in Seoul

by  Kato Makoto, executive secretary The Korea/Japan 5-Churches Mission Consultation was held in Seoul, Feb. 20-21 and used both the headquarters of the Korean Methodist Church (KMC) and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK). The other three church bodies involved in the consultation were the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK), the Korean Christian Church in Japan (KCCJ) and the……
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