JCFN Regional Meetings in Kanto


Megumix here!

In Japan we seemed to have had summer in early December. There were days when the children in the neighborhood were outside playing in short sleeves.

But Winter came.

Cold Wave!!!

Finally!  It’s cold!

As colds are prevalent, please take care of yourself.

This month and next the “Megumix Corner” of the JCFN blog will introduce regional meetings which cooperate with JCFN.

There are people from all over overseas coming to back Japan to various areas throughout the country. If you return to an area nearby to a group, please come and checkout a local group.

This time in the blog we will start in Kanto introducing Chiba prefecture’s “Richiba”, and Tokyo’s “GiFT”.

I interviewed the leaders, and asked them some of the following information:

①Regional Meeting Name

②When and where is it held?

③What types of activities do you do?

④What’s your vision?

⑤What are some special things about your area? Tell us an appealing point!

⑥Any thing else? Comment? Feel free to any any additional information!


First of of all, Ricchiba!

Miss Kana Katoh, leader

Ricchiba(Returnees in Chiba)

②We meet once every three to four moths at a church in the Chiba area.  Since Chiba is a large prefecture, I really want to travel to different areas for the gatherings as much as possible! (So far we’ve had meetings in the cities of Kisarazu, Mobara, Chiba, Ichikawa, Urayasu, Noda, and Yachiyo, I’d like to go to places I haven’t yet visited.)
③ Our program centers on “Fellowship.” There are times when we eat together, sing praise songs, listen to messages and testimonies. There were other times when we went to a movie together, and other times had a picnic in the park.
④ Of course, we want to receive returnees and also have a meeting where people who haven’t yet met God and people in the community can also join in freely.
⑤ If you think that  Chiba Prefecture has nice dating spots such as Disneyland and illuminations. There are also the mountains and the sea, so you can interact with nature! A lot of special products! Seafood is delicious. “Chiba-kun” (prefectural mascot) is also cute!
⑥Our next meeting is February 11, 2019, which is a national holiday.
We’ve had fellowship with each other and we are preparing to pray for a place where we can encourage each other!

Here is what “Ricchiba” looks like ↓



This is an interview with Mr. Kentaro Imai.

①GiFT (Growing in Fellowship Tokyo)

②We hold an event once every 2 months at different locations. This year’s events are scheduled to be held on January 19th and March 9th.

③We hold  events for the purpose of following-up returnee Christians, we create opportunities to connect returning brothers and sisters with brothers and sisters in the church, community and same returning Christians. In addition, brothers and sisters who have already returned come together to create a time and place where we can cross the church boundaries and have praise and fellowship.

④From John 15:16, we have been working with a vision of “bearing fruit”, and I feel that by having the brothers and sisters who gather through GiFT be connected with God and one another, in each church, community, workplace, etc. I think they can bear fruit.

⑤Since it’s Tokyo, so Skytree? LOL!  Appeal points are the returnees Christians, churches, and many communities!

Here is what GiFT looks like ↓

Thanks to all the leaders!

Next time I will leave Kanto and introduce other community meetings!

It’s gonna be fun〜

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