Event Info Useful for Returnees September, 2022

 

◎JCFN Japan online lunch hour “V.Ochalunch” (Japan, online)
every Thursday 12:00~13:00
online chat meeting with lunch or coffee.
facebook group link
Zoom link

◎ANRK Women’s SG (Japan. online)
Basically 2nd & 4th Thursdays 20:30〜22:00 (Zoom)
Women returnees in Kansai gather online to pray and encourage each other through Bible study and sharing.
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎ERF〜European Returnees’ Fellowship (Japan. online)
Saturday, September 3rd, 20:00〜22:00 (Zoom)
facebook event page link
Gathering for returnees from Europe.
Registration required.

◎Returnee cafe (Japan, online)
Wednesday, September 7th, 19:00〜20:30 (Every 1st Wednesday) (Zoom)
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: If you would like to join, contact via facebook or inspire-union@hotmail.co.jp.
*We are reading the JCFN “Returnee Workbook 2017” together. This will be the final session for the workbook and Returnee Cafe will be temporarily suspended after October. We will inform you when it will reopen. Everyone is welcome, regardless of region, country, or age. We look forward to your participation.

◎JCFN Japan online prayer meeting “V.OCHAHOP” (Japan, online)
Saturday, September 10th, 10:00〜11:00
Time to pray for returnees, returnee ministries, and each other.
facebook event page link
Zoom link

◎ANRK〜All Nations Returnees in Kansai (Japan, online)
September ANRK online gathering Re:Invitation
Saturday, September 10th, 20:00〜22:00
“Dear You, Invitation to GRC23 upcoming in May 2023 in Yamanashi, Japan. Love, God”
This is an invitation from God to you! You are invited by name to the Global Returnees Conference (GRC)23 to be held in GW 2023!
□Of course, I will attend!
□I am still thinking about it.
□Not participating
□Not related to me…
□What is it about…?
□I don’t know what it is…
□Takoyaki.
Whichever your answer is now, please join the online ANRK on September 10th.
facebook event page

◎Gospel Night (North America, online)
Saturday, September 10th, 19:00〜21:00
at Michael J. Fox Theater in Vancouver
facebook event page link
Outreach concert. Mao Shimizu, one of EC22 main speakers will be preaching.

◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, September 11th, 20:00~20:30 (30 minutes only) (every 2nd Sunday evening for August) (Zoom)
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: facebook or inspire-union@hotmail.co.jp.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of region, country, or age. We look forward to your participation.

◎APU Friday (North America, online)
Every other Friday at 19:00 starting from September 16th.
At Azusa Pacific University.
facebook group link
It’ll be in-person this fall semester, too! There will be games, food, heartwarming worship and sharing! So please come and bring your not yet Christian friends!

◎Japanese Women’s Christian Luncheon (North America, WA)
Friday, September 23rd, 10:00~13:00
At West Minster Chapel in the suburbs of Seattle.
Homepage link
Annual event in Seattle, first face-to-face meeting in two years. This year’s speaker is Setsu Shimizu.

◎EC22 PREP Prayer Meeting (North America, online)
September 23rd (4th Friday of every month) at 10:00am East Coast (7:00am West Coast, 11:00pm Japan Friday) at ZOOM.
Contact Email

◎EC22 Panda Fundraise (North America)
Friday, September 30th
If you live in the US, please help EC raise funds this year by ordering Panda Express online on September 30th with the fundraising code 908796, and 28% of the proceeds will be donated!

◎EC22 Super Early Bird Registration deadline (North America)
Friday, September 30th(EC22 will be held Dec 28-Jan 1).
EC22 Homepage
This is the last day for EC22 Super Early Bird Discount. That’s $40 less than the regular registration fee! Great deal if you plan to come!

◎EC22 Merchandise Sales for Fundraising (North America)
Anytime! Hand delivery only at the venue, JCFN office.
Ordering Site

Event Info Useful for Returnees August, 2022

Event Info Useful for Returnees

August, 2022

 

◎JCFN Japan online lunch hour “V.Ochalunch” (Japan, online)
every Thursday 12:00~13:00
online chat meeting with lunch or coffee.
facebook group link
Zoom link

◎ANRK Women’s SG (Japan. online)
Basically 2nd & 4th Thursdays 20:30〜22:00 (Zoom)
Women returnees in Kansai gather online to pray and encourage each other through Bible study and sharing.
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎Returnee cafe (Japan, online)
Wednesday, August 3rd, 19:00〜20:30 (Every 1st Wednesday) (Zoom)
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: If you would like to join, contact via facebook or inspire-union@hotmail.co.jp.
*We are reading the JCFN “Returnee Workbook 2017” together. Everyone is welcome, regardless of region, country, or age. We look forward to your participation.

◎JCFN Japan online prayer meeting “V.OCHAHOP” (Japan, online)
Saturday, August 13th, 10:00〜11:00
Time to pray for returnees, returnee ministries, and each other.
facebook event link
Zoom link

◎GiFT Summer Celebration 〜おかえり・ただいま〜(日本)
Saturday, August 13th, 13:00 (Door opens at 12:30)
location: Ochanomizu Christian Center 8F Chapel
Registration required to attend on site
Registration form link
Summer Celebration page link

◎Chushikoku prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Saturday, August 20th, 19:00~21:00
Inductive Bible study and prayer time
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, August 21st, 20:00~20:30 (30 minutes only) (It’s changed to 3rd Sunday evening for August) (Zoom)
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: facebook or inspire-union@hotmail.co.jp.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of region, country, or age. We look forward to your participation.

◎ANRK (All Nations Returnees in Kansai) August meeting (Japan)
Saturday, August 27th
facebook group page link
Details are posted on facebook group page.

◎R35+🕊 (Target: 35 years and older) (Japan, online)
Saturday, August 27th, 20:00〜22:00 ←Not usual, this is an evening session.
Zoom link (Meeting ID: 840 6871 2858)
facebook group page link
facebook event page
Contact: r35up.jcfn@gmail.com or via facebook group
The theme of this meeting is ” struggles”.
Why does God allow us, His beloved ones, to go through various trials? And how can we gain the treasures that God has prepared for us through them? Let’s share together through the Word of God 😊.
The speaker is Rev. Katsutoshi Shimizu from London, and SG will be a full hour.

God Living in Me (Central Conference Testimony)

I would like to thank all the people involved with the JCFN and the conference director, Mrs. Yu Okaya, for asking me to share my testimony for the Central Conference 2022 – Reconnect – afterwards! I am grateful for this precious opportunity, and I will give my testimony while praying that all the glory will go to God alone.

Finally, this is my first in-person JCFN conference, and I have been preparing for it as a committee member with my beloved brothers and sisters, and I will be allowed to serve as a small group director. I was really looking forward to the opportunity to finally meet those brothers and sisters face-to-face, whom I had only met on Zoom, and to hear Pastor Seki’s message in the audience. When I found out that I was Corona positive and that I would not be able to attend the event at the same venue as everyone else, I was just so bitter, sad, and frustrated that I cried so hard I didn’t know how much tears could come out. I even felt anger toward God in my heart. It was not the way I had expected, but I was able to participate through the live streaming, and the kind God, who is the One of love, was with me throughout the three days and spoke to me a lot. I am now convinced that each and every Bible verse that Pastor Seki spoke on the theme of “Reconnect” was necessary for me to hear in that place because I was in that situation at that time. I was filled with an inexpressible peace, especially as I slowly chewed over again the story of the prodigal son, a story I had read and heard so many times before. When I pictured in my mind’s eye the scene of the son who had gone away, lost everything, and returned home at his wits’ end, and the father who had waited for his beloved son all these years, it made me think again of the overwhelming love of our Heavenly Father, how immeasurable His love is. At the same time, he said to his angry brother, “Child, you are always with me. All that is mine is yours.” Again I was filled with an inexpressible peace, as if God was gently saying to me, “I have always been with you, and I am with you now. I realized how many good things God had already given me that I did not deserve.

God poured out more blessings than I could have ever expected at CC22, which I attended in a very special way. I had been dead in darkness, separated from my Creator, not knowing the truth, but He appeared to me as light and brought me back to life as a new person, the same God whose love is exactly the same as when we first met, and who loves me completely, no matter what my circumstances. That He searches my thoughts and knows my feelings and sees me. And that He is holding my hand. The more I think back on my experience at CC22, the more I feel grateful to my living Heavenly Father, my Lord and my God, who is truly good in every situation. I want to give thanks to God who is still living in me today, who strengthens my faith in ways that I cannot imagine, sometimes in unexpected ways, and who allows me to encounter God’s love more and more and reconnect with that love.

Natsumi Iwamoto

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