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Focus on the family

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, April 18, 2014

THE Lautoka Methodist Church is embarking on a five-year plan to address social problems affecting families in the division.

Divisional superintendent Reverend Peni Koroi said during the meeting of circuit heads from Lautoka on Wednesday that they had identified the need to return all activities usually carried out in the church to the homes of congregation members.

"We have seen that all our social problems we are experiencing now is due to the shift of focus outside the most important unit, which is the family," Mr Koroi said.

"So from now on, all activities we used to conduct in church will be taken back to the homes, so people will spend more time at home than in church.

"Church should now only be a place for prayer."

Mr Koroi said in the lead up to the celebration of the church's 50 years in Fiji since gaining autonomy from Australia in 1964, it was sad to note that while the church developed and flourished, the basic family unit had suffered greatly.

Meanwhile, the anniversary celebration in Lautoka will be held at the Coronation Park from Monday, April 28 to Sunday, May 4.

The official opening is scheduled for 10am on Tuesday, April 29.








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