Event Info Useful for Returnees June, 2024

Event Info Useful for Returnees

June, 2024

◎Southern Kanto Small Groups (Japan)
Yokohama plus SG: Every Tuesday 20:00 (female only, online)
Japan Office SG: Every Thursday 19:00 (in person, Ochanomizu)
Hibarigaoka related SG: Every 2nd Saturday (in person)
Contact: smallgroup@jcfn.org

◎ANRK Kansai Returnee Women’s Small Group (Japan. online)
Basically 2nd & 4th Thursdays 20:30〜22:00 (Zoom)
About 3-6 people gather each time and encourage each other through updates, Bible study (M28), and prayer. If you are interested, please contact us!
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎WINGS Youth Ministry
(Everything is done in bilingual. Time is in CA time.)
1) Monthly WINGS event, June 1st at Rise OC Church 5 pm
contact at goyouthla@gmail.com.
2) Weekly online devotion, every Monday at 8 pm
3) Weekly online Bible study, every Thursday at 5 pm (
Youth Ministry done in bilingual. You let’s gather.
Instagram

◎Konnect Kanagawa gathering (Japan, Kanagawa)
BBQ
Date: Saturday, June 1st
Location: Kamoi Tsurumigawa
Meet at 11:30 amd at Kamoi station
Time: 11:30-14:30
Things to bring: drink and rice
Fee: 500yen (7-12), Free (6 under), 1500yen (adult) Donation連Contact: skisangala@jcfn.org
Instagram @konnect_kanagawa

ACMI Conference
Conference for International student workers (English)
June 6th-8th
https://www.acmi-ism.org/acmi-conf-2024
Online conferene in English. Availabe to purchase the recordings. Great opportunity to learn international ministries in America, Canada, and other places.

WINGLETS Kids Ministry
At Gardena Valley Baptist Church (1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247)
Time: Friday, June 7th, Let’s play at the park! 4:30-6pm
For: Kinder-5th graders.
Activities, worship, and message.
Registration required.
Hosted by JEMS, 南加キリスト教教会連合
Contact: minakoF@jems.org
Free admission

◎Tsu-Na-Gu (Japan, online)
Gathering for returnees in 20s in Chugoku area
Tuesday, June 4th, 18th 20:00〜
In person: Tuesday, June 25th 19:00〜
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎JCFN Japan Online Prayer Meeting V.OCHAHOP〜 (Japan, online)
Time: Saturday, June 8th 10:00〜11:00
facebook event page
Zoom link

◎Re-Conn: Returnee Cafe (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, June 8th 14:30〜17:00
Location: Double O Cross Church (OO+) Kichijoji G Bldg B1 (東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺東町1-6-27)
https://www.re-conn.jp/
More events such as Christmas party and Bible study are organized by Re-Conn. Please check the website for the details.

◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, June 9th, 20:00~20:30 (30 minutes only) (Every 3rd Sunday)
At Zoom (Meeting ID: 979 2868 4925 Passcode: 144507)
*Let’s remember and pray together about the returnee ministry, INSPA, and returnees in the Tokai area.
*The prayer meeting is open to those who have participated in INSPA before, or are from or reside in the Tokai area.
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: facebook or inspire-union@hotmail.co.jp.

◎JxJ (North America, Seattle, WA)
Saturday, June 15th 4:30〜8:00pm
Location: at ISI House in Seattle (5207 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)
Instagram
jjseattle210@gmail.com

◎GiFT・Summer Celebration (Japan, Tokyo)
Ochanomizu Christian Center 8F Chapel
Guest Speaker: Masato Ito
Worship leaders: Daisuke & Kazuko Yokoyama
Registration link
Dress code recommended: yukata, jinbei, aloha shirt🤙 *Free donations on the day.
(There is no age restriction.)

◎Chugoku Kyushu group prayer meeting (Japan. online)
Saturday, June 29th 19:00〜20:30
Praise, prayer and sharing
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

New regional meeting: KONNECT

I have long prayed for a place for returnees in Kanagawa Prefecture, the second most populous prefecture in Japan. I have decided to start a Kanagawa Prefecture returnee meeting, Konnect.

The “K” in Konnect represents Kanagawa Prefecture, while “Konnect” means “to connect” in Japanese. Our aim is to foster connections with God, fellow Christian returnees, and the church, all while having fun in the Lord. We hope to be a place where people can connect with each other and with the Lord.

Meetings occur bi-monthly, welcoming returnee Christians, non-Christians familiar with the gospel, and those open to embracing returnee Christians.

mochi-paeties

Konnect originated from a returnee gathering last November, featuring themed activities like Mochi parties and cherry blossom viewings(Hanami), with a BBQ planned for the third meeting. Mealtime fellowship holds significance for returnees.

Each gathering includes testimonies, often evoking tears and praise to the Lord. I’ve prayed for this meeting for over five years, and God has led us to gather 17 people. From there, we shared the vision, core members were given, and the Lord has been leading and blessing this ministry.

Hanami

Non-Christian have also been given each time., and some participants will be baptized soon. We pray that Konnect continues to glorify God by connecting returnees to the church, each other, and Him.

Follow us on Instagram and join us at Konnect when you return to Kanagawa Prefecture.

https://www.instagram.com/konnect_kanagawa?igsh=OGlpejhlY3Fiemhs

Frequency: Once every two months

Eligibility:

1) Returnee Christians (Christians who were saved overseas or have experienced overseas)

2) Non-Christians who have heard the gospel overseas

(3) Those who want to accept returnee Christians.

 

JCFN staff
Shiori Kisangala

Event Info Useful for Returnees April, 2024

Event Info Useful for Returnees

April, 2024

◎Southern Kanto Small Groups (Japan)
Yokohama plus SG: Every Tuesday 20:00 (female only, online)
Japan Office SG: Every Thursday 19:00 (in person, Ochanomizu)
Hibarigaoka related SG: Every 2nd Saturday (in person)
Contact: smallgroup@jcfn.org

◎ANRK Women’s Small Group (Japan. online)
Basically 2nd & 4th Thursdays 20:30〜22:00 (Zoom)
About 3-6 people gather each time and encourage each other through updates, Bible study (M28), and prayer. If you are interested, please contact us!
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎Tsu-Na-Gu (Japan, online)
Gathering for returnees in 20s in Chugoku area
Tuesday, April 9th, 23rd 20:00〜
Let’s read together the Gospel of Luke.
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎GiFT・Spring Event (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, April 6th 14:00〜17:00
Content: Praise, testimony, sharing on future GiFT, fellowship
Location: Mustard Seed at Ochanomizu Christian Center Room 306
Things to bring: Dinner and Drink
No need for registration
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◎Re-Conn: Returnee Cafe (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, April 6th 14:00〜17:00
Location: Double O Cross Church (OO+) Kichijoji G Bldg B1 (東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺東町1-6-27)
https://www.re-conn.jp/
More events such as Christmas party and Bible study are organized by Re-Conn. Please check the website for the details.

◎JCFN Japan Online Prayer Meeting V.OCHAHOP〜 (Japan, online)
Time: Saturday, April 13th 10:00〜11:00
facebook Event page
Zoom link

◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, April 14th, 20:00~20:30 (30 minutes only) (Every 3rd Sunday)
At Zoom (Meeting ID: 979 2868 4925 Passcode: 144507)
*Let’s remember and pray together about the returnee ministry, INSPA, and returnees in the Tokai area.
*The prayer meeting is open to those who have participated in INSPA before, or are from or reside in the Tokai area.
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: facebook or inspire-union@hotmail.co.jp.

◎Chugoku Kyushu group prayer meeting (Japan. online)
Saturday, April 20th 19:00〜20:30
Praise, prayer and sharing
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎JxJ (North America, Seattle, WA)
Saturday, April 20th 4:30〜8:00pm
Location: at ISI House in Seattle (5207 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)
Instagram
jjseattle210@gmail.com

◎Tokyo Life Church Connect Group (Tokyo, Japan)
Time: Saturday, April 27th, Every 4th Sunday
Roberta Peabody (Leader): rpeabody@teamjapan.org
Homepage Link
6-8 returnees mostly from North America are gathering monthly.
Location: Whistle Cafe in Nishi Waseda
We value the time to freely discuss what we experienced abroad and how we feel after coming back to Japan.
If you want to continue practicing your English or want to talk about your experiences abroad, please join us.

◎”Understanding Returnee Christians” Seminar (Aichi, Japan)
Time: April 29th 13:00~16:00
Location: Christ Bible Institue (CBI)
Admission is free, but registration is required due to the capacity of the venue (up to 60 people).
Register at https://bit.ly/4bJJUDA.

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