(22.12.2005) Nuuk. Aleqa Hammond, a sister in faith from the congregation of Nuuk, has been appointed the new Family and Justice Minister of her homeland of Greenland. District Apostle Karlheinz Schumacher, who is responsible for the activities of the New Apostolic Church in Greenland, expressed his heartfelt best wishes to her.
(07.12.2005) Port Harcourt. An extended trip to conduct divine services in Nigeria led Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber to Owerri, Port Harcourt, and Uyo. In the service in Owerri on Saturday, 01.12.2005 he retired Apostle Felix Amah Omeh and ordained Geoffrey Odinakachi Nwogu as a new apostle. David Adjabeng from Ghana received the bishop ministry.
(28.11.2005) Bremen. Karlheinz Schumacher is the name of the new district apostle of the District Church of Northern Germany. He has thus taken on the pastoral and organisational direction of some 300 congregations counting approximately 45,000 members of the New Apostolic Church in the German federal states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein and the northwest region of Lower Saxony. Beyond this, the District Church of Northern Germany also coordinates the activities of the New Apostolic Church in the countries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
(14.11.2005) Bremen. In a divine service on 27 November 2005, which Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber plans to conduct in the Bremen Congress Centre, Karlheinz Schumacher will be ordained the new district apostle for the District Church of Northern Germany. At the same time, Bishop Ekhard Möller will be retired.
(24.10.2005) Castrop-Rauxel. Ecumenism means approaching one another and talking together. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber made this position known at the end of a divine service for ministers on Sunday, 23.10.2005, which was transmitted from Castrop-Rauxel to the congregations of the District Churches of North Rhine-Westphalia and Northern Germany. He also went on to address changes in the doctrine of the New Apostolic Church.
(19.09.2005) Duisburg. In a divine service on Sunday, 18 September 2005, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber released three apostles into a well-deserved retirement: Gunter Homburg, Klaus-Dieter König, and Günter Wiktor. He went on to ordain Wolfgang Schug (46) as the new apostle for the District of North Rhine-Westphalia. Thus the reforms in Germany's second-largest District Church have taken on clearer dimensions.
(17.09.2005) New Orleans. Efforts are now underway to clean up after the devastating storm and flood catastrophe that shook the southern coast of the USA. New Orleans is to be rebuilt, and the New Apostolic Church has announced it will also take part in the clean-up operations.
(13.09.2005) Liyoyelo, Zambia. Liyoyelo lies on the Zambezi River around 600 kilometres west of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. On 24 August the entire bush village burned to the ground - all 34 houses. The president of the New Apostolic Church in Zambia, District Apostle Charles Ndandula, travelled to the affected region in order to personally direct the relief effort to help those in need (see our report).
(06.09.2005) Mongu, Zambia. A gigantic firestorm has completely destroyed the bush village of Mongu in Western Zambia. Twenty-eight families have been affected, most of them New Apostolic.
(29.08.2005) Quebec. On Sunday, August 28, 2005 it was Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber's first service in English since becoming Chief Apostle. He came for a youth service which took place in the Lasalle Albert Rosseau Hall in Quebec City, Canada, and was accompanied by District Apostle Leslie Latorcai, District Apostle Helpers Michael Deppner, Frank Dzur, John Sobottka and Mark Woll, and Apostle Ken Kreutner.