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Methodists Exceed $500K Target

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma exceeded its target for the week-long Festival of Praising God in Hymns and Gifts that was held at Furnival Park in Toorak, Suva,
23 Aug 2015 10:06
Methodists Exceed $500K Target
Methodist Church members of Kalokalevu Villege, Lami, perform a traditional kava ceremony yesterday at Furnival Park in Toorak, Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma exceeded its target for the week-long Festival of Praising God in Hymns and Gifts that was held at Furnival Park in Toorak, Suva, last week.

The church had targeted collecting $500,000 for the construction of the official residence of the church’s president at Davuilevu.

Its general secretary Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa said this showed an overwhelming support from its overseas and local congregation.

“By this afternoon (yesterday) we have heard from our church accountant that we have exceeded the $500,000 target.

As of last Friday the contributions (soli) collected had totalled $491,800.

“The overseas guests have overwhelmed us with their generosity and so have our local congregations,” Rev Vakadewavosa said.

The new residence, he said, would provide an appropriate living and workspace for the church’s president.

It will comprise a boardroom for meetings, office space and guest rooms to accommodate visiting church leaders.

“This is so that visiting church leaders do not have to spend money to stay in hotels but can enjoy a family environment and fellowship; it also gives time for more discussions.”

Meanwhile, Rev Vakadewavosa said the annual conference proper which begins tomorrow would be a historic event for the church.

“Not only will the president’s address set out his agenda for the church during his term in office, the reviewed and revised constitution and new Code of Conduct will be presented for endorsement and adoption. This is very significant for the life of the church.

“We will also have a half-day seminar for ministers who are marriage officers, run by the Registrar General’s office. So there are a number of practical things taking place,” he said.

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