Fiji Time: 8:42 AM on Saturday 27 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Members increase

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, May 10, 2014

THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma's Indian Division continues to grow, with 348 new members now part of the division.

The division has a total of 3106 members compared with 2758 last year.

The division looks after 30 churches around the country.

Indian Division superintendent Dr Immanuel Reuben said their small churches around the country normally had 20 to 30 members while the big churches had between 300 and 400.

He said it was great seeing the Indian Division grow annually, adding that members needed to strengthen their relationship with God more.

"As shepherds of any circuits, ministers must know what its members are doing and if members get into some sort of trouble or are facing problems, they must not be upset and offer to help them," Dr Reuben said.

"Inter-church and inter-faith relationships are an important aspect of nation building and our society is pluralistic in nature.

"Ignorance, misunderstanding or having a distorted version of your neighbours' culture and religion are obstacles to healthy nation building."

Dr Reuben said constant in-service training of its church workers was an important aspect of the ministry.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65410.6351
JPY 54.851651.8516
GBP 0.37340.3654
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.69690.6639
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Contracts clarified
  2. Rapist and murderer faces 30 years imprisonment
  3. Heated debate
  4. Deuba rape, murder case: Colanaudolu sentenced to life
  5. 'Hidden jewels of Fiji' discovery
  6. Rabuka condemns barbaric attack
  7. $202m for miller
  8. SODELPA tries to break racial barrier
  9. Labasa cane farmers gather to protest
  10. 'We have been after these funds for years'

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  2. Man wants house back Wednesday (24 May)
  3. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  4. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  5. Henry's debt to mum Wednesday (24 May)
  6. 'Past politicians' did not fix roads Saturday (20 May)
  7. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys Tuesday (23 May)
  8. Mystery chests, villagers warned Wednesday (24 May)
  9. Pillar of strength Wednesday (24 May)
  10. Thank you midwives Monday (22 May)