Lord's day Worship starts at 10:30.  Please feel free to join us!

Language used in Nagaokakyo Church is Japanese.  However, we are truly looking forward to seeing you all.

Nagaokakyo Church is totally unrelated to so-called heretic groups such as Unification Church, Mormonism, and Jehovah's Witness.

The Lord's day Worship testimonies, all of which are in Japanese, are available on this home page. 

Bible Words of 2017 Fiscal Year

Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, ・・・・・・ He called them by the names which his father had called them. - Genesis 26:18(NKJV)

 

Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, ・・・・・・ and he gave them the same names his father had given them. - Genesis 26:18(NIV)

 

He dug once again the wells which had been dug during the time of Abraham ・・・・・・

Isaac gave the wells the same names that his father had given them. - Genesis 26:18(TEV)

 

Introduction - Relation to the Community, History, and so on -

On October 27, 1974, Nagaokakyo Church, UCCJ - the United Church of Christ in Japan - was founded in Umegaoka area of Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto, Japan, as a mission branch of Kyoto Aoi Church, UCCJ.  This was wholly based on the prayers and work of the members of Kyoto Aoi Church.

 

In the first six months, there was not a single member.  However, 6 members of Kyoto Aoi Church moved to this mission branch on April 6, 1975, which helped it step forward properly.  For a while, it continued its mission and evangelical work mainly through house meetings, with the help of many sisters and brothers related with the Kyoto District of UCCJ including Kyoto Aoi Church.  At the same time, it actively called for cooperation to Christians living in its vicinity.  As a result, in June 1979, it became an independent self-supporting church; no longer a mission branch.  On April 1981, it started walking as a legally registered religious organization.  Furthermore, thanks to the land donation from one of its members, Nagaokakyo Church moved to the present address in 1982, and has been here since then.

 

More than 30 people participate in the Lord's day worship every week.  Many visitors also blow new wind into it.  In addition, adorable kids give us plenty of cheerfulness and smiles.

 

Nagaokakyo Church, while wishing to make good use of talents with which the Almighty entrusted to it, aims at being not only a church open to the community but also a church rooted in its community.  Also, it is conscious that it is a part of the body of Jesus Christ, the Savior, and intends to serve the Almighty and people.  This is why every month the church runs Music Salon (a concert by record player or gramophone) and Mabunekan Library (a gathering with books and games which is mainly for kids).  Through these activities, it has approached people in the community little by little.  In the meantime, it offers spaces to the community at large.  At present, 4 groups, a total of 70-80 people, are using Nagaokakyo Church for their activities, which is truly something to be grateful for.

 

The worship hall of Nagaokakyo Church is on the 2nd floor.  Therefore, with a stair-lift called Garaventa, it maintained a chapel where anyone can gather.  However, the deterioration of this equipment increased, so installing a new one became an urgent task.  Because the stairs do not have enough width the present law requires, Nagaokakyo Church cannot install a new one.  Therefore, it reached a consensus to install an elevator after having careful discussion.  At last, a long awaited elevator has come to Nagaokakyo Church at the end of November, 2011.  With this, it is now a much more accessible chapel for the old and the physically challenged.

 

Each one of Nagaokakyo Church is weak and small.  However, all of them are modestly aware that the Almighty, the creator of the whole universe, invited them to the church with his certain purpose and reason.  Also, they pray to strive for the tasks of mission and evangelism entrusted by the Almighty.  Furthermore, they try not to forget that Nagaokakyo Church has been built in the region, do their best to etch Jesus Christ's life and teaching into their heart, and hope to walk the way which follows Jesus Christ.

 

Please feel free to come to Nagaokakyo Church.  Why don't we support one another, and love the Almighty and people?  Nagaokakyo Church is truly looking forward to seeing you all.

 

Address and Contact

Name           Nagaokakyo Church, the United Church of Christ in Japan

Foundation   October 27, 1974

Location       18-28, 1-chome, Kotari, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto-fu,

                   JAPAN  617-0833 

Tel               81-75-951-2207

Fax              the same as the above

E-mail          inquiryⓑuccj-nagaokakyochurch.com(Please replace  with @)

Pastor          Rev.  Sooshin HAN  Th.D.

Aim              Nagaokakyo Church aims at being not only a church

                    open to the community but also a church rooted

                    in its community.

◎Please feel free to contact us for further information.

 Replying in English as well as Korean is possible.

 

Updated on July 22, 2017

            主 の 祈 り ≫

 天にまします我らの父よ、
 ねがわくはみ名をあがめさせ
 たまえ。
 み国をらせたまえ。
 みこころの天になるごとく地にも
 なさせたまえ。
 我ら日用を、今日も与え
 たまえ。
 我らに罪をおかす者を我らが
 赦すごとく、我らの罪をもゆるし
 たまえ。
 我らをこころみにあわせず、
 悪より救い出したまえ。
 国とちからと栄えとは限りなく
 なんじのものなればなり。
             アーメン。

     ≪ 使 徒 信 条 ≫

 わたしは、天地の造り主、全能の
 父である神を信じます。

 わたしは そのひとりご、わたし

 たちの主、イエス・キリストを

 信じます。
 主は聖霊によってやどり、おとめ
 マリアから生まれ、ポンテオ・
 ピラトのもとで苦しみを受け、
 十字架につけられ、死んで葬られ、
 よみにくだり、3日目に死人の
 うちからよみがえり、天にのぼられ
 ました。そして全能の父である神の

 右に座しておられます。そこから

 こられて、生きている者と死んで

 いる者とをさばかれます。
 わたしは聖霊を信じます。きよい

 公同の教会、聖徒の交わり、罪の

 ゆるし、からだのよみがえり、
 永遠のいのちを信じます。

             アーメン。