August 21, 2016 8:00 am

More than $400,000 raised in Methodist church conference

More than $400,000 was raised at the end of the Methodist Church 2016 Festival of Praise. Methodist Church Secretary for Communication, Reverend James Bhagwan said the money will be used in the right manner. Rev. Bhagwan said approximately $224, 340 was raised on Saturday 13th August at the opening of the Solevu for the Methodist […]

More than $400,000 was raised at the end of the Methodist Church 2016 Festival of Praise.

Members of the Mehodist Church in Fiji at the Centenary Methodist Church in Suva. (Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma)
Members of the Mehodist Church in Fiji at the Centenary Methodist Church in Suva. (Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma)

Methodist Church Secretary for Communication, Reverend James Bhagwan said the money will be used in the right manner.

Rev. Bhagwan said approximately $224, 340 was raised on Saturday 13th August at the opening of the Solevu for the Methodist Church Education project.

He said the money was raised by donations from the Methodist Old Scholars Association (MOSA) – ex-students (Methodists, non-Methodists, and non-Christians) from our Church-run schools as well as Methodists who are part of the ACS, RKS, and QVS old scholars networks.

Methodist Church Secretary for Communication, Reverend James Bhagwan while speaking at the Representative Session of the 2016 Boso Ko Viti. (Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma)
Methodist Church Secretary for Communication, Reverend James Bhagwan while speaking at the Representative Session of the 2016 Boso Ko Viti. (Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma)

Rev. Bhagwan said approximately $88,424 was raised during the closing of the Solevu – For the Methodist Church Education project.

This was raised by donations from the Graduates/Alumni of the Methodist Tertiary Institutes – Davuilevu Theological College, Deaconess Training, Methodist Lay Training Centre and Navuso Agricultural Training Institute.

Rev. Bhagwan said the above funds of around $312,000 will be put in the President’s Trust Fund and kept separate from our operating account.

He said the schools will be able to access these funds for development projects and that the money goes back to the schools.

He added that around $120,000 was collected as contributions from choirs.

BHAGWAN: “These funds go to cover the cost of the Festival of Praise, the scaffolding, sound, communications, printing, refreshments, ground development and utilities.”

$244k collected so far in Methodist church conference

AUGUST 15, 2016 9:00am | Salote Qalubau

Day two of the Methodist in Fiji Church Annual Conference has seen a total of two hundred forty-four thousand one hundred eight dollars collected.

(Methodist Church in Fiji)
(Methodist Church in Fiji)

Thousands of people flocked to the Furnival Park in Toorak, Suva over the weekend to give their contribution for the solevu/Festival.

Methodist Church in Fiji Secretary for Communications Reverend James Bhagwan said the event was not a competition.

BHAGWAN: “Since we began holding our events again, beginning with the Golden Jubilee Celebration in 2014, there has been a decision by the Church that our choir singing is not be a competition but a form of praising and giving thanks to God.”

“There are choirs, bhajan groups etc that will participate as a way of offering praise to God which is very much part of our Methodist tradition, Joy in Song.”

The 2016 Annual Conference welcome service was held at the Centenary Church yesterday.

The week-long Methodist Annual Church conference ends this Friday.