Fiji Time: 10:12 PM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

A new start for church

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RECONCILIATION and unity are the basis of a new start as the Methodist Church celebrates 50 years of independent existence in the country, says the Taukei Nawaivuvu Ratu Jone Matanababa.

Speaking at the church celebrations in Nasoso near Naduri Village, Ratu Jone reminded people that they must put to rest the past and start a new journey.

Ratu Jone told members who turned up at the celebration that the word jubilee meant freedom to the Israelites.

"It means the return of their freedom and whatever is rightfully theirs," he said.

"It also denotes a fresh start and a new beginning and that is what the Methodist Church and the rest of the people around the country needs.

"We have dwelt so much on the past that we have forgotten how freedom and a new life feels like."

Ratu Jone said the 50th anniversary celebrations also marked the church's freedom from foreign leadership.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)