THE Methodist church is planning a program that will not only celebrate its 50th anniversary but also reflect and act on the meaning of the jubilee.
The celebrations next year will be of deep historical, theological, pastoral and financial significance for the church as it marks its anniversary of becoming an independent church.
The event will mark the golden jubilee of the uniting of the Fijian, English and Indian synods of the Methodist Church in Australasia as a fully fledged and independent conference with a three-phase celebration.
The first phase will be in May next year with the divisional annual meeting during which the various divisions will chronicle and display photographs of the past 50 years.
The second phase of the celebrations will be in August 2014 during the Bose ko Viti annual conference, which will have special events such as washing of feet service, revival and evangelism programs, reconciliation programs and the "feeding of 5000".
The final phase will be held in October during the re-dedication of Baker Hall, as well as the launch of the church's connexional plan, and launch of the Methodist Scholarship Trust.