Event Info Useful for Returnees May, 2024

Event Info Useful for Returnees

May, 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

◎ZOOM C-WIT (North America, online)
C-WIT to reflect on your steps each season and confirm God’s grace and guiding hand.
Let’s have a time of tasting, sharing and resting in the presence of the Lord in the ‘holy and ordinary every day’.
Time: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 9:00~10:30 (PDT)
Location: ZOOM (zoom link will be emailed to those who registers)
Registration: https://bit.ly/C-WIT24_May
*Testimony: Mika Hatsusegawa
*Reflection and Contemplation
*Small Group (Listening)
Free admission
DM or register from the link for Zoom linke.
Contact: USHQ@jcfn.org

◎Tsu-Na-Gu (Japan, online)
Gathering for returnees in 20s in Chugoku area
Tuesday, May 7th, 21st 20:00〜
Let’s read together the Gospel of Luke.
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

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

◎Re-Conn: Returnee Cafe (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, May 11th 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)
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, May 12th, 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.

◎GiFT・Chill (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Friday, May 17th 19:00〜21:00
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

◎Chugoku Kyushu group prayer meeting (Japan. online)
Saturday, May 18th 19:00〜20:30
Praise, prayer and sharing
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: nihon@jcfn.org

◎JxJ (North America, Seattle, WA)
Saturday, May 18th 4:30〜8:00pm
Location: at ISI House in Seattle (5207 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

◎Tokyo Life Church Connect Group (Tokyo, Japan)
Time: Saturday, May 25th, Every 4th Saturday at noon
Roberta Peabody (Leader): roberta.peabody@team.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.

◎Konnect Kanagawa gathering (Japan, Kanagawa)
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


The cherry blossoms in Japan are taking their time to bloom, heightening our anticipation for their arrival. Living in Yokohama City, I’m surrounded by a delightful project called “Garden City Yokohama,” where flowers grace every corner, accompanied by the adorable mascot, Garden Bear.

Witnessing the vibrant colors of spring’s emergence fills my heart with joy and anticipation.
One of my favorite pastimes is exploring the plant section at the home improvement center with my husband, dreaming of the greenery we’ll nurture together.
But it’s during quiet walks, surrounded by nature’s beauty, that I feel a profound connection to God.

Matthew 6:28-29“And why do you worry about clothe? See how the flowers of the field grow.They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”

resonates deeply with me in these moments, reminding me of God’s unwavering love and care, beautifully reflected in the delicate petals and verdant leaves He has so graciously bestowed upon us.


Shiori Kisangala

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