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Taiwanese Theological College Invites Neighbors In

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Date Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:21:44 +0800

Theological College in Taiwan Hosts Neighborhood Festival
Taiwan Church News 2660, February 23, 2003
Reported by Tan Hiau-ui Translated and rewritten by David

   Tainan Theological College, an agency of the Presbyterian
Church in Taiwan located in southern Taiwan, used "Good Neighbor"
as the theme of its annual festival on February 16th.  Over 2,000
people from eleven churches and three presbyteries joined the
   Events commenced at 10 AM with outdoor worship in the school's
quadrangle.  The service was led by representatives from each of
the college's departments and church related agencies with ties
to the college. Chang Jung Christian University, Chang Jung
Girl's High School, Chang Jung High School, the Tainan YMCA and
the Taiwan Church Press were all involved.
   Lectures and workshops were offered in the afternoon on
health, parenting, love and theology. The Rev. Pang Ui-chin, from
Ho-sun Presbyterian Church in Tainan City, said, "Seminaries in
Japan have held festivals like this for years.	Alumni come to
support their alma mater and to demonstrate their thanks.
   Elder Ho Kan-sin from Thai-peng-keng Church said, "The
festival helps us in the churches to know what the theological
college is. The celebration reconnects church and college. It's a
chance for mutual understanding.
   The college sees the festival as a material way to reinforce
its relationship to the churches.  College president Ng Pekho
(Hwang Po-ho) said, "Tainan Theological College needs everyones
encouragement.	We hope that things like this festival can
produce a closer relationship with our neighborhood and nearby

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