New Shanghai Church Holds Cornerstone Laying Ceremony
By Zhou Jing (from Shanghai Christianity), May 05, 2018 07:05 AM
On April 20, 2018, the cornerstone laying ceremony of Shanghai Chongzhu Church was held.
With a total construction area of 3,671 square meters (0.9 acres), the new church will consist of a big sanctuary, a small one, and an annex. The cross will be its motif symbol. It will serve as the general church for the parishioners in Chongming District.
According to the CCC&TSPM, the current church is located in Xiaogang Village, Zhoujia Lane, Chengqiao Town, Chongming County. In 1921, Rev. Yu Shizhu, sent by the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church of the USA, preached in Chongming District. One year later he established the first church named "Chongdao Church". The church was closed in 1957 and reopened in 1980. A new church was built in 1991 and named "Chongzhu Church".
- Translated by Karen Luo
More from CCD
To tackle the aging issue and pastoring difficulties, Rev. Shan Weixiang gave three solutions.
November 18, 2018, saw the celebration of the 170th anniversary of Xinjie Church, which is located in the central area of the old district of Xiamen, Fujian, and well known as "the first Holy Church of China" for Sunday church service for Chinese in mainland China.
Founded in 2008,International Church of Shanghai held a grateful service to mark its 10th anniversary.
The Qingliu County CCC&TSPM of Sanming, Fujian, held celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Christianity into the county.
A post-80s female preacher witnessed how she was transformed from indifferent to God to faithful Christian soldier and talked about the difficulties facing young rural ministers.
Inheriting the basic doctrines of the CIM, the fundamentalist rural church only belongs to the past specific time and is incompatible with today's era.
Willy Peter’s devotion to his church, his solidarity and sense of duty in illness and adversity, the refusal to abandon the remnants of a church, remain the lasting testimony of his life.
CCC General Secretary: Don’t Focus on the Number of Chinese Christians, But Work to Build Healthy Churches
Rev. Kan Baoping responded that the church in mainland China had grown in the past decades, partly representing in the rise in the number of Christians, according to the CCC & the TSPM.
A new Cold War is approaching and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) with its European Baptist Federation (EBF) are making their geopolitical preferences clear.
It's a true story that a rural church in central China gathered in a small house at first and moved to a larger one that was demolished due to some reasons.