Monday, February 6, 2012

112th Annual Conference of the Unitarian Union at the Unitarian Church Wahmawlein

The 112th Annual Conference of the Unitarian Union Northeast India was held at the Unitarian Church Wahmawlein in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. The two days Annual Conference from the 4th to the 5th of February was started with the hoisting of the flag by the President of the Union Rev. D.P. Pariat which was followed by the Board meeting for the Board members and different workshop conducted by Minister and Assistant Minister of the Church.

 A welcome service was held at the church premises at 6:30 in the evening and the youths of the church welcome the delegates with a beautiful welcome song. On Sunday the day was started with a morning service and followed by a service at 10:30 in the morning and another one at 1:30 in the afternoon. The last service of the conference was held at 5:30 of the Sunday evening. A huge number of the church from different parts of the area attened the annual conference.

 WahmawleiƱ is special because this village was established with fund supported by the General Assembly of the Unitarian Free Christian Church Great Britain. It was after a major earthquake which had rocked the state and many of the member of the Unitarin Church, Mawlat lost their homes and pocessions. A letter was send to bah John Hewerdine who got it printed on the front page of the Inquirer with ha request for help. Help did came and  the Union was able to buy the plot of land on which the Wahmawlein village now stand and many families from Mawlat who lost thei houses and belonging were relocated at WahmawleiƱ.

 The next Annual Conference or the 112th Annual Conference of the Unitarian Union will be held in Jowai sometime in the month of february of 2013. The 112th Annual Conference will also be a special conference when the Jowai Church celebrates the 125 Anniversary of the founding of the first Unitarian Church in the Northeast India 
The 125th Anniversay or the Quasquicentenial Celebration will start in month of June 2012 and conclude in the month of February 2013 which also conincide with the 112th Annual Conference of the UUNE.

Some of the new Ministers and Assistant Minister of the Unitarian Union Northeast India.

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