Thanksgiving in Indonesia: "Undhuh-Undhuh" Festival in GITJ Jepara

By Mennonite World Conference and Mennonite Central Committee, November 23, 2018 11:11 AM

Lots of food were put on the table of a Javanese church in Indonesia, 2013.

In Indonesia, many Javanese churches have a unique tradition of thanksgiving to the Lord called "Undhuh-Undhuh". They have a church service led by the pastor to give thanks for God's goodness and mercy.

A week before the service, churches are asked to prepare a decorated table in front of pulpit or some other place in the church, so worshippers have enough time to prepare the best that they can bring to church on World Fellowship Sunday.

Each year, Anabaptist-related churches around the world are encouraged to worship around a common theme on a Sunday close to 21 January, usually the fourth Sunday in January. On that date in 1525, the first Anabaptist baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland.

Originally from: "Undhuh-Undhuh" festival in GITJ Jepara, Indonesia 

CCD edited and reprinted with permission.

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Remembering Rev. Shi Jinrong's 30-Year Dedication to Taicang Church

Rev. Shi Jinrong dedicated himself to the church in Taicang, Jiangsu, for three decades.

Jilin Churchh Aids Child with Serious Illness

Pastor Chai Yanxia and co-workers of Hebei Church aided a child with serious illness.

Writers Make Up Sensational Headline of Sad Church Story to Make Money, Pastor Says

Recently some Christian WeChat accounts released clickbait headlines about an unfortunate church in Jiangxi province in order to recruit money.

Liaoning Church Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Lühuajie Church in Anshan, Liaoning held its 15th anniversary celebration.

Jilin Church Holds “Community Social Service Open Day” Event

Hebei Church in Dashitou Town, Dunhua City, Jilin Province, conducted its "Community Social Service Open Day" event.

Jilin Church Ordains Deacons

Nanzhan Church in Jilin province held its deacons' graduation & ordination ceremony.

A Visit to County Church in Shaanxi

The gospel was first introduced into Shaanxi's Linyou County in 1930 and now there are more than 500 Christians.

What Can We Learn from Four Spiritual Predecessors?

What Can We Learn from Four Spiritual Predecessors?

Qingzhou Church Starts 14th Bible Training Program

Qingzhou TSPM held the 14th Bible training program for 50 students.

Jiangsu Church Opens Traditional Paper-cutting Course

A traditional Chinese paper-cutting course was given in a Jiangsu church to enrich the faith life of believers and promote traditional Chinese culture.