(23.11.2005) Zurich. On Tuesday evening, 24 January 2006, the New Apostolic Church will introduce a new chapter in its communication policy: an information evening will be broadcast by satellite to a specially invited audience. The chief apostle and district apostles agreed on this initiative during last October's District Apostles' Meeting in Zurich.
(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.
(04.11.2005) Zurich. The Apocrypha - that is, the later writings of the Old Testament - are just as binding for the faith and doctrine of the New Apostolic Church as the other writings of the Old Testament. Doctrinal statements of the New Apostolic Church can thus be legitimated or supported by quotations from the Old Testament Apocrypha. So states a resolution of the District Apostle Meeting that took place in Zurich at the end of October.
(03.11.2005) Kasaï Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo. Apostle Grégoire Tshiebue Kayembe of the District Church of Congo passed away very suddenly at the age of nearly 56. He leaves behind his wife and eight children.
(28.10.2005) Zurich. Wednesday, 19 October 2005 marked the 100th birthday of Chief Apostle Ernst Streckeisen. To commemorate this event, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber conducted a divine service in Zurich.
(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.
(13.09.2005) Zurich. After a brief but serious illness, Apostle Reinhard Jabs has passed away at the age of 48. He is survived by his wife and three children. Reinhard Jabs was ordained an apostle in April 2002, and his working area included districts in Canada and India. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has expressed his warm sympathy to the family.
The chief apostle announces: The New Apostolic Church will participate in an International Day of Prayer
(01.09.2005) Zurich. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber is calling upon New Apostolic congregations around the world to participate in the International Day of Prayer for peace. In a letter addressed to all district apostles, the international president of the New Apostolic Church writes: "The wish has developed in my heart that our Churchand thus all New Apostolic Christians around the world - should also do their part to pray for peace."
(12.07.2005) Pasewalk. In a divine service on 10 July 2005 in Pasewalk (Mecklenburg, Germany) Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber ordained the hitherto Bishop Rüdiger Krause (44) an apostle. The latter will from now on be responsible for the districts previously in the care of Apostle Karlheinz Schumacher.