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Diasporian News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Source: George Kwasi Bright

New Life International United Methodist Church launched in Fairfax, Virginia

New Life International United Methodist Church was set up to cater for the growing Ghanaian and African population in Fairfax, Alexandria and Springfield.

The church offers a great worship space for Ghanaian / African immigrants who are not being reached due to language, distance and other cultural barriers.

In addition, the congregation seeks to attract young Ghanaian / Africans who want to identify with the vibrant Ghanaian/ African worship style but are limited by the local language which dominates in most of the immigrant churches.

After going through all the approval processes from the Conference, District and Local levels Pastor John Obeng and a seven-member launch team (most of whom were from Ghana Wesley) started mobilizing people for the start of the church.

The Church had its maiden meeting on Sunday July 9th, 2017. In all a total of 24 adults and 10 youths/ Children attended the service. Attendance has since been growing.