(23.05.2014) Zurich. The divine service which Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will conduct on Pentecost Sunday on the occasion of the International Church Convention of the New Apostolic Church will be transmitted to over 100 countries on all continents with the help of satellites, fibre optic cables, and radio broadcasters. His sermon will first be interpreted into English at the altar phrase by phrase, and then interpreted simultaneously into over 20 other languages.
(17.02.2014) Miami/Zurich. All Apostles from America assembled in Miami, USA on Saturday, 8 February. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider had invited them to a Pan-American Apostle Conference, and the participants met up approximately in the middle of their shared continents. “I really enjoyed this gathering, as it gave us the opportunity to exchange experiences and strengthen our brotherly love,” said the Church leader as he described his impressions.
(22.01.2014) Zurich. It was an extended trip that brought the spiritual leader of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, to West Africa, where he visited the countries of Ghana, Benin, Niger, and Burkina Faso. In the divine services he conducted in Accra, Ghana and Porto Novo, Benin he gave Apostles Houdnjo Paul Yedenou and Johnson Moses Jantuah, along with Bishop Eric Yaw Ampadu, a well-deserved retirement.
(05.10.2011) Zurich. The topic of “burnout” was one of the focal points in the autumn meeting of District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers of the New Apostolic Church. Concerning this subject Chief Apostle Leber stated: “The presentation and the ensuing discussion have demonstrated that the problem of burnout is significant for us in two respects. On one hand we are charged with the care of our brothers and sisters in the various districts and areas of responsibility. On the other hand, we ourselves are vulnerable to the risk of burnout. After all, our very demanding and multi-faceted tasks, which we fulfil with complete devotion, might also mislead us to exert ourselves to the point of exhaustion.”
(27.08.2010) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church in Pakistan numbers some 200,000 members, many of whom have been affected by the flooding catastrophe in their country. Over one hundred families have lost everything they own. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has informed all the District Apostles around the world about these figures and has asked them to help pray for all the people in the region.
(26.02.2010) Zurich/Cape Town. This year’s Pentecost celebration will convene all presently active Apostles of the New Apostolic Church in Cape Town, South Africa. The international satellite transmission of a Pentecost concert and divine service will originate from there. Some 350 Apostles from many countries around the world are also anticipated at the International Apostles’ Meeting in the Cape Town Convention Centre.
(10.02.2010) Zurich. International expressions of solidarity with the people of the earthquake region of Haiti have been overwhelming. Many New Apostolic congregations have participated in donation drives. There are reports of various campaigns from all District Churches around the world. For example, District Apostle Leslie Latorcai from Canada has written to the members in the congregations in his care that over 120,000 Canadian dollars have been raised across the country and presented to the national Red Cross.
(14.01.2010) Zurich. Millions of people on the Caribbean island of Haiti have been left impoverished, injured, wounded, dead, or homeless. There has not even been any news yet concerning the approximately 2,000 New Apostolic Christians there. The capital city, Port-au-Prince, is in a state of utter chaos. With a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, Tuesday evening’s earthquake was the worst in decades. And to make matters worse, the country is already among the poorest nations in the world.
(01.09.2009) Zurich. It has now been several years that the New Apostolic Church has participated in the worldwide prayers for peace which traditionally take place each year during the month of September. The World Council of Churches (ÖRK/WCC/COE), with its seat in Geneva, is calling upon all churches to take part in this initiative of the United Nations. In UN-Resolution 55/282 from 2001, the 21st day of September was chosen to mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
(04.06.2009) Chicago. It is Pentecost Sunday 2009, and Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber finds himself in Rosemount, near Chicago. This is where the Pentecost service is scheduled to take place at 11:00 AM. From here it will be transmitted to North and South America via satellite. For the first time, the divine service will also be available through live audio-video streaming over the internet. This year’s message of greeting from Chief Apostle Leber to the New Apostolic congregations around the world is: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”
Greeting Word 2008
"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." (1. John 4:11)