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Places of Worship
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:49:28 AM »
Although I am a self-confessed agnostic, one theme I see come up time and time again is that of finding somewhere to worship and particularly in English. Obviously there is a need for that information, so I've asked a few people and found some info out. However, there must be more places out there, so please let me know about any other places of worship out there! Post any info you have for others to benefit from.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

For Yamanashi, there only seems to be a meeting house in Kofu. Otherwise, there are places in Suwa (Nagano), Fuji (Shizuoka) and Fussa (Tokyo). Obviously, there are other meeting houses and Family History centres around the other kens.
This map shows has more information.

http://www.lds.org/rcmaps/?lang=eng#ll=35.638429,138.917913&z=9&m=google.road&marker=36.09128,138.370056&q=35.631733,138.575964&x=find&find={n:"Japan",ll:"35.631733,138.575964"}

Go to lds.org -> quick links -> meetinghouse locator for information elsewhere in Japan.

For the kofu branch, they meet at 10am on Sundays for a 3 hour service.
First hour is taking the sacrament, second hour is Sunday School, and third hour is split into men and women groups with separate lessons. It's in Japanese, but there are missionaries so the  second hour has an English option. Visitors are always welcome.

New Life International Church

New Life International Church is a non-denominational church that meets every Sunday at 11:00. The service is in both English and Japanese.  The address is 5-4-16 Asahi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken, 〒400-0025, just a 10 minute walk north from Kofu Station.  Our phone number is 055-287-9577.  That phone is answered M - F 8:30-4:30.  After hours and weekends, the phone is 090-6014-2663.

Also, we have men's and women's Bible studies, small groups that meet throughout the greater Kofu area, a worship music night, a group for learning more about Christianity called T.G.I. Friday, and a church service that is in Chinese. If you have any questions or want more info, feel free to post it on here, on the Facebook page or send me an email at andypj1@hotmail.com  :-)

Goggle maps link:  https://goo.gl/maps/r9oRtZ7P49N2

Church website (English and Japanese):
http://newlifechurchkofu.com/en/

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/74506704814/
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