ICAF Annual General Meeting

Title: ICAF Annual General Meeting
Location: Crypt of the Alexander Church in Tampere
Description: Welcome to the annual assembly of the International Christian Association – Kansainvälinen Kristillinen Yhdistys Suomessa ry. The meeting will be held in the Crypt of the Alexander Church in Tampere. All members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you are not a member yet, you have the possibility to sign up for membership before the meeting. We are looking forward to your active participation in the meeting.

The agenda of the meeting is as follows:

1. Opening of the assembly meeting
2. Election of the chair person of the assembly, the secretary, two persons to check the
minutes and two persons to count the votes.
3. Determining of the legality and quorum of the assembly
4. Approval of the agenda
5. Presentation of the financial report, the annual report and the statement from the auditors
6. Approval of the financial report and discharge of the council
7. Approval of the operation plan, the budget and the membership fees
8. Election of the chair person and other members of the council
9. Election of one or two auditors and their substitutes
10. Discussion on association purpose and activities
11. Any other business
12. Closing of meeting

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2015-05-27

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Creating an Inclusive Society

Title: Creating an Inclusive Society
Location: Holy Cross parish hall, Amurinkuja 21, Tampere
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Description: The International Christian Association in Finland invites you to the seminar and discussion on “Creating an Inclusive Society” on the 21st of March (Saturday) at 14-17 hrs at the Holy Cross parish hall, Amurinkuja 21, Tampere.

The speaker, Rev. Marjaana Toiviainen of the Kallio congregation in Helsinki, works on “xenos theology” in the field of post-colonial and liberation theology. “Xenos” refers to stranger in Greek, and it is the word Jesus used when saying: “When you welcomed a stranger, you welcomed me.” Who is a stranger to me, who am I a stranger to, and how do we welcome one another?

Your presence and participation will be a great honour for us. This event is inspired to create a practical recommendations to promote a social integration in our Christian society. Refreshments will be served during the seminar.

Invite your friends and pass the invitation around
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2015-03-21
End Time: 17:00

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Friendship Dinner

Title: Friendship Dinner
Location: The Plomp Residence
Description: ICAF is organising a Friendship Dinner on 14th of February at 17:00 hours. Bring some food and bring a friend. Let us know if you want to attend by sending a message to treasurer(ät)icaf.fi. The location is in Atala, Tampere. You will get the precise location in the return message.
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2015-02-14

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ICAF goes to Nature

Title: ICAF goes to Nature
Location: Destination is a surprise – departure from the Old Church
Description: Welcome to join our trip to nature. You will have the opportunity to marvel at the autumn colours, pick mushrooms and berries, breath fresh air, stretch your lazy bones, or just enjoy fellowship and praise God for the gift of nature! The trip still includes some surprises, as the exact programme and the destination will only be revealed in the week before the trip. We will go to the nature trip by private cars, so please sign up in time, this will allow us to can estimate the total number of cars available and needed.
Departure: Saturday 4. October, 10:00 from the Old Church
Return: Around 20:00
Preparation: Please be prepared for a hike in the forest and (most likely) sauna afterwards. Take appropriate clothes and shoes (check the weather forecast). Take sufficient food and drinks for the hike (lunch). ICAF will provide a light meal in the evening.
Registration: Please send a message to Johan (treasurer(ät)icaf.fi, 040-7187684) and provide the name and age of the persons joining as well as your e-mail address and phone number. Also mention whether you go by car and how much space you have in your car for additional passengers.
Costs: ICAF members: free, others: 4 euro/person or 2 euro/child. Additionally if you do not come by own car, please pay the driver 5 euros for the petrol costs (also ICAF members).
Weather conditions: If the weather forecast is bad for the weekend, we will look for alternatives or cancel the trip.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-10-04

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Strengthening Christian Values in Our Multicultural Society

The International Christian Association in Finland (ICAF) invites you to come and share your experiences regarding the above mentioned topic.
Venue: Vanha Kirjasto, luentosali (Old Library)
Date: November 30, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 14hr-16hr (2-4pm)

Everyday living, customs that are different, challenges, successes so far, misfortunes–
all that is part of integration and how can we influence as Christians on making a
difference. For more inquiries, please contact the following:
Emmanuel Eneh: 040-588 5822
Johan Plomp: 040-7 187 684,
Henry Mugabi: 0445 438 412
or email to: tribo2971@yahoo.ca
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ICAF Juhannus BBQ

Title: ICAF Juhannus BBQ
Location: Plomp’s residence
Description: Staying behind while all Finns withdraw to their summer cottages to celebrate Juhannus? Join us for a Barbeque event this Sunday after the ICCK service at the Plomp’s residence. It is organised as a “pot luck” party, so please bring your own dish to share. Please sign up in Facebook, or give me a call: 040-7187684.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 23.6.2013

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Panel discussion on the role of Christians in the fight against racism

Title: Panel discussion on the role of Christians in the fight against racism
Location: Crypt of the Alexander Church, Tampere
Description: ICAF organises a panel discussion on the role of Christians in the fight against racism in conjunction with the Week Against Racism. Panelists will be church leaders, politicians and other leading persons involved in multicultural work. You are most welcome to join the event.
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2013-03-24
End Time: 19:30

Dear brethren,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

On behalf of the International Christian Association in Finland -Kansainvälinen Kristillinen Yhdistys Suomessa ry (ICAF), we have the honor to invite you personally to a panel discussion  on the “roles of Communities, Christians and individuals in the fight against racism”. The discussion is part of the week of action on racism and its goal is to share information about our activities in our various capacities as politicians and the citizens in the society and how we could, work together in our community in the task entrusted to us. Each participant is given about 2-5 minutes to introduce and tell about the activities amid his/her section.

Topics:

What can be done and what  is our role as Christians in combating racism?

Mitä voidaan tehdä laajemmalla tasolla ja mikä on meidän roolimme kristittyinä rasismin vastaisessa työssä?

How can we, as policy maker and the citizens, work  together for the good of our society?

Kuinka me, politiikan vaikuttajat ja kansalaiset yhdessä, voimme tehdä yhteistyötä yhteiskuntamme parhaaksi?

What do we have in common and how  can we use and  strengthen them for the common good of our society?

Mitä yhteisiä asioita meillä on ja kuinka voisimme vahvistaa niitä ja käyttää näitä yhdistäviä tekijöitä yleiseen hyvään ja yhteiskuntamme parhaaksi?

The occasion is open to all interested persons regardless of age, gender, nationality, church or congregation you may belong.

Discussions could be in  English and or Finnish languages depending on the choice of the speaker.

Organizer

The ICAF-KKYS ry association was established in Tampere, Finland in 2011. Its purpose is to help International Christians in Finland to integrate into the Finnish society, establish contacts between other Christians.

ICAF is neither a Church nor a congregation; it is an association, open to all Christians regardless of their Church denomination.

-       Organize and participate in discussions, sports events and educational activities based on Christian values.

-       Organize and participate in Christian events and retreats in cooperating with other organizations, Churches and Christian congregations to promote Christian values and where necessary, to provide initiatives to public authorities on issues regarding Christians in our communities.

Your presence will be highly appreciated.

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Friendship Dinner

Title: Friendship Dinner
Location: Crypt of the Alexander Church, Tampere
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Description: Welcome to the ICAF Friendship dinner in the Crypt of Alexander church. Please take your own dish, warm or cold, and preferably from your own country. Feel free to bring a friend as well! On the programme are an international meal seasoned with old friends, spiced with new acquaintances and topped with shared joy. We start at 6 pm, please be there in time, especially if your dish needs to be warmed up.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2013-02-17

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End of Year Party

Title: End of Year Party
Location: Crypt of the Alexander Church, Tampere
Description: Welcome to the last ICAF event of the year. We will share something to eat, games, time, and your highlights of 2012.

The event will conveniently follow the ICCK English service in the Old Church, we will walk to the Alexander church from there.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-12-30

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Pot luck grill evening

Title: Pot luck grill evening
Location: Plomp residence
Description: For everyone who is in town in the Juhannus weekend; welcome to a pot-luck grill party at the Plomp residence. For the address, please contact me (treasurer (ät) icaf.fi), or call 040-7187684.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-6-24

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