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Taking leave of the Coordination Group

(21.12.2007) Zurich. On 27 November 2001 Urs Hebeisen, a District Apostle Helper from the District Church of Canada who resides in the Philippines, became a member of the New Apostolic Church’s Coordination Group. Some 36 sessions and more than 100 meeting days now lie behind him. On Wednesday, 19 December 2007 he was discharged from the advisory panel. District Apostle Helper John Sobottka, also from Canada, will follow in his footsteps. more ...

Notes on the self image of the New Apostolic Church

(14.12.2007) Zurich. The self image of the New Apostolic Church, which was introduced during the information evening of 4 December 2007, is to provide a basis for internationally uniform statements in public. With it the Church’s international leadership has equipped its members with concise, simple statements that describe the essential features of the New Apostolic faith and the Church. District Apostle Hagen Wend, chairman of the Church’s internal Project Group on Questions of Faith, presented introductory thoughts on this topic during the information evening. more ...

Information Evening on 4 December 2007: A Documentation

(04.12.2007) Zurich. On 4 December 2007 an information evening of the New Apostolic Church took place in Zurich. It dealt with Church-internal topics of both greater and lesser significance. The transmission was sent via satellite from the communications centre of the international head office of the New Apostolic Church in Zurich to around 1,400 congregations in 18 countries of Europe. more ...

Information evening 2007: a warm welcome to anyone interested!

(27.11.2007) Zurich. The information evening scheduled for Tuesday, 4 December 2007 will deal with Church-internal topics of both lesser and greater significance. The evening transmission, which will originate from the Communications Centre of the New Apostolic Church’s international head office in Zurich, will commence at 7:45 PM. Approximately 1,400 congregations in 18 countries of Europe will be able to receive the satellite transmission. Anyone interested is invited to participate. more ...

District Apostle successor named in the District Church of Switzerland

(25.11.2007) Zurich. “On Sunday, 6 April 2008 our Chief Apostle will retire me in the presence of all District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers during a divine service in Zurich-Hottingen that will be transmitted by satellite.” Such were the opening words of a letter to the congregations which District Apostle Armin Studer, who leads the District Church of Switzerland, sent to the brethren in his care. In it he also revealed his successor. more ...

Guinea-Bissau transferred to the care of the District Church of North Rhine-Westphalia

(25.11.2007) Dortmund. The New Apostolic Church of North Rhine-Westphalia will take over the administrative leadership of the New Apostolic Church in Guinea-Bissau as of 2008. District Apostle Hagen Wend (District Church of Hessen/Rhineland Palatinate/Saarland), who is currently responsible for this African country on the continent’s west coast, will transfer the care of this region to District Apostle Armin Brinkmann. more ...

New “Divine Service Guide” begins with the start of the new church year

(15.11.2007) Zurich. The first Sunday of Advent 2007 will be a special date in the New Apostolic Church: this will be the first time that the new format of the “Word of life” will be used for the divine service. A new version of this preparatory material for use in divine services by the Church’s ministers was discussed and approved in the fall session of the International District Apostle Meeting convened in October 2006. more ...

On location in Frankfurt: film sequences for “Image DVD” are in the box

(15.11.2007) Frankfurt. It was a cool autumn day. Nevertheless some 60 New Apostolic members from Frankfurt assembled on a sports field on the first Saturday of November in order to begin shooting some of the scenes for the new multimedia DVD of the New Apostolic Church International. The new means of advertising is scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year, and is being developed under the working title “Image DVD.” It will contain film scenes, animated info-clips, photos, and text. more ...

Historic Days in Dar Es Salaam

(14.11.2007) Dar Es Salaam. It was a joyous occasion during the second weekend of November 2007 when Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the leader of the international New Apostolic Church, visited the country of Tanzania for the first time during his tenure. The weekend began on Friday morning with a visit to two congregations in Tanzania and ended in the afternoon with a choral concert at the Dar es Salaam Central Church. more ...

District Apostle Meeting took place against the backdrop of a truly international Church

(05.11.2007) Toronto. The fall meeting of the District Apostles of the New Apostolic Church, which took place in the Canadian city of Toronto at the end of October, clearly reflected the international character of the Church. After the first separate District Apostle Meeting for Asia and the usual District Apostle Meeting for Africa had been convened, the International District Apostle Meeting took time to explore questions of a theological and strategic nature. more ...
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