The Contemporary Issues Project Group: Providing answers to timely questions is an obligation of the church
(09.12.2004) The members of the Contemporary Issues Project Group agree that answering questions about modern life constitutes an obligation for the church. Nonetheless they do not consider it an obligatory chore to meet for about 18 additional days per year to carry out their functions. Unanimously they concur: "Our work is meant to support pastoral care activities."
(13.11.2004) Zurich. "A warm welcome to everyone!" states the English homepage of the New Apostolic Church Korea. It has been online since mid-November 2004.
(03.11.2004) Kitchener. Nearly a year after the funeral of the retired District Apostle Kraus in November of last year, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr once again found himself in Kitchener, that distinguished congregation of rich traditions in south eastern Canada. In a festive divine service on 31 October 2004 he retired District Apostle Helper Harold Eckhardt and Apostle Edward Deppner.
(04.10.2004) Mülheim. Mülheim, a fairly large city in the heart of the Ruhr area (Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia) was the site of a festive divine service with Chief Apostle Richard Fehr on Sunday, 03.10.2004. The Thanksgiving Day service concluded with an ordination and a silver wedding blessing.
(28.09.2004) Nizza. Jean-Luc Schneider (45) is the name of the new district apostle of the ÉNA (the French acronym for the New Apostolic Church) France. He succeeds District Apostle René Higelin (65) in this task, now that the latter has been granted a well deserved retirement after 46 years of ministerial activity. Chief Apostle Richard Fehr honoured him and his activity with moving words on Sunday, 26 September 2004.
(07.09.2004) Chicago. "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few." Chief Apostle Richard Fehr recalled these words of Jesus during the divine service he conducted in Chicago, in which he retired two well-known personalities of faith: Apostles Ernest Vovak and Walter Wicke. In addition he ordained two new apostles and four bishops.
(26.07.2004) Zurich. Understanding faith - Faith in practice - Life help: the new youth strategy, more accurately known as "Youth care in the New Apostolic Church," is divided up into these three subject headings. The members of the Youth Care Project Group estimate that the manual will be available for distribution later this year. For now it will contain 10 of a total of 45 youth meeting lessons, along with a conceptual description of youth care, and it will be distributed among the youth ministers in the congregations.
(14.07.2004) Accra. Ho and Accra were the names of the stops on Chief Apostle Richard Fehr's trip through Ghana. This was already his third visit to the West African country. During the festive divine service on 11 July 2004 he ordained 6 new apostles and 7 new bishops.
(14.06.2004) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church in Hong Kong and in Malaysia can now also be accessed online. We have thus fulfilled the wish of many travellers because now they can finally inquire about divine service locations online.
(04.06.2004) Vienna. "Eschatology - Christian point of view, common perspective?" - that was the caption over an interesting study meeting involving representatives from various Christian denominations in Vienna.