NAGOYA UNION CHURCH

A SMALL CHURCH WITH A BIG LOVE FOR GOD



MINISTRIES AT NUC

SUNDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY

There is an afternoon bible study twice a month, beginning at 2:45. We meet on the third floor of the Kinjo Church. Feel free to bring your own bible, or use a bible app on your phone. There are also CEV bibles available for you to borrow. It's a fairly casual atmosphere, and newcomers are always welcome.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL

"Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).

The vision of Sunday school is to lead the children towards Christ, enriching them with His knowledge and His love, and preparing them as His disciples.

Children's Sunday School is held during the service, after the worship and announcements. The kids are given a message by the pastor before the sermon begins, and then go up to the third floor for a Sunday School lesson. The kids listen to bible stories and then we sing songs and end with a prayer. The children enjoy doing crafts too.

We invite kids to join us to have a fun-filled and Christ-centered learning time.

WORSHIP TEAM

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music." (Psalm 98:4)

Rejoice in the Lord always! We want to enjoy His presence and grow deeper in love with Jesus. Our praise and worship team has the piano as our main instrument and a trumpet. We also have singers of all ages. Our church sometimes sings hymns, and also there are times we use recorded audio to play modern praise songs. The word of God teaches us to sing to the Lord a new song, and we are happy to receive new praise and worship songs from our congregation as we keep on adding songs to our list. We welcome you to join and share your gifts in this ministry and offer it to the Lord that it may please our Mighty God!

For more information, email: ladyimagawa@nagoyaunionchurch.com

MEN'S BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP

A small group of men meets for breakfast twice a month. We discuss what the bible says and what it means for our life in Japan, our families, modern society, our careers, and all manner of things. (All the while scoffing down a hot coffee and jam on toast.) Anyone with a love of the Lord is welcome to join us.

WEDDING MINISTRY

Christian weddings are one way that the church can speak the Gospel to Japanese who haven’t heard it yet. We provide a wedding service to anyone who wants a genuine Christian wedding. If you have decided a venue, we can work with your chosen wedding company to provide some pre-marriage counseling and one of our pastors can perform the service.

PRAYER SUPPORT

Living in another country brings with it a whole lot of extra stresses and problems on top of daily life and work. As well as providing practical help when we can, we are also eager to pray with anyone who needs some extra wisdom and strength from the Lord.


MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT

OASIS FELLOWSHIP

A church plant has been established in Kakuozan by Ryan Day and his team. They are making great efforts to reach the Japanese people with the truth of the Gospel. Regular outreach events are held above the Hawaiian Cafe where they meet, including a monthly one-coin dinner for university students.

You can see their Facebook page HERE.

HOMELESS MINISTRY

Nathan and Inge Mikaelsen are ministering to homeless people in central Nagoya. They have an outside church service near Oasis 21 on every first and every third Saturday in the month. After the service, they distribute bento boxes and talk with the people who have attended.

ASIAN RURAL INSTITUTE

Each year, NUC gives prayer and financial support to the Asian Rural Institute. Here, people from all over Asia gather to learn farming and agricultural techniques, which they can take back to their own countries with them. Students are also taught theology and evangelism, and are discipled in the ways of Christ.

LIGHTGARDEN

We are about to plant a new church in central Japan.

Our dream for the church is to be a place where you are warmly welcomed no matter who you are, a place that is filled with acceptance, love and peace. It is a place where you can come to rest and refresh.

We want to bring hope and help to all the struggles that people face and to be a safe place to share about hurts, hangups and habits so that we can find encouragement, help and healing and to be filled with big, bright hope for the future.

We dream not only to plant churches here in Japan but also to open new locations and campuses in other countries as well. We believe we are called to bring the exciting life changing good news about Jesus Christ to everyone and that church can never be too big as long as there is still one person who does not know Jesus personally.

JESUS IN JAPAN

For many years, Peter Warner was a regular fixture on the streets of Nagoya. Always carrying a large wooden cross with him, he preached and taught and sang hymns to the gospel of Christ to all who walked by.

He befriended the homeless, gave generously to those in need, and spoke words of hope and joy to those who needed it.

On August 12, 2018, while preparing to speak at a church youth event, Peter collapsed and went to be with the Lord. This photo and this decsription of his ministry is left on our website as a testimony to the wonderful work that the Lord did through Peter's life and words. He was an inspiration to many.

(You can learn more about Brother Peter’s journey by clicking here.).

THE GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL (JAPAN)

The Gideons have earned a reputation worldwide for their tireless efforts in spreading the Word of God to people who have never heard it. We regularly support and pray for the Japanese branch of this organisation.

SAMARITAN'S PURSE

Operation Christmas Child has become a popular way for churches all over the world to bless children in need. Each year, Nagoya Union Church collects boxes filled with gifts to send to children who may otherwise not receive much at Christmas. More important than the material gift, however, is the word of God and the prayers that accompany each package.

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY

Japan International Food for the Hungry is joining with the global effort to provide food for those who desperately need it. We fully support their efforts to meet the needs of people living in poverty, to the glory of God.

OTHER MINISTRIES

We also give prayer and financial support to a number of other ministries, including: Youth For Christ (YFC) Japan, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Compassion International, and World Vision Japan.