USHIRIKA CHURCH SERMON

By Rev. Purity Kariuki (Gilgil)

Fellowship

Fellowship/ˈfɛlə(ʊ)ʃɪp/Learn to pronouncenoun

  1. 1.friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests. e.g. “They valued fellowship as the cement of the community”. 
Fellowship

Find people with the same interests as you.

Have fellowship with God through prayers.

Bible verse references and notes

Acts 4:32; teaches us that fellowship to some extent is sharing everything.

Fellowship of believers attracts grace to do extraordinary things even when we don’t deserve them.

God commands a blessing where two or more have gathered in His name.

1st Corinthians 1:1-4; Saints

                There needs a distinction between saints and non believers.

Jeremiah 23:16

                Don’t listen to false prophets they make you vain.

                The only interest of the fellowship of saints is only the worship of God. No other desires or hidden agendas.

Stages of fellowship:

Birth = fellowship of a family

Sanctified= fellowship of saints

Death in Christ= fellowship of heaven

Notes

Have fellowship with God first ; then it’s easier to have fellowship with others in the kingdom of God.

In fellowship we cover each others nakedness.

Everyone has a weakness bu we are strong as a fellowship.

True fellowship is without interest (agenda) he only agenda is Gods agenda.

The Tower of Babel was built on fellowship.

Language was scartered just so he tower was not completed.

Fellowship with God gives direction.

God wants fellowship.

The Holy spirit gives fellowship to God.

Fellowship with God begins with personal fellowship with God.

WIN US$1000 WITH WIKI!

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 Competition

The theme for the 2021 contest is Health + Wellness.
The 2021 competition starts on 15th February 2021 and closes on 15th of April 2021

What prizes are up for grabs?

There are several prizes up for grabs, both nationally and internationally. For national prizes, please see what events are being held locally in your country. At the international level, there are 3 main prizes for Wiki Loves Africa, and as with last year, there will be two additional prize categories for photos and media.
The international prizes are:

  • 1st prize: US$1000
  • 2nd prize: US$800
  • 3rd prize: US$500

Additional categories are:

  • Culturally specific or traditional representations of health or wellness : US$500
  • Prize for best quality video (audio and visual quality and storytelling will be taken into account): US$500

(Disclaimer: Prizes to be dispersed in a gift card or voucher format.)

Each winner will also receive a pack of goodies (proposed: a hat “I edit Wikipedia from Africa”, a branded battery, stickers)

What is Wiki Loves Africa in Kenya?

Wiki Loves Africa is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute media that relates to that year’s theme to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes. Each year’s theme is chosen by the community to be a universal, visually-rich and culturally-specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc.)

What should we contribute ?

Pictures! Audios! Videos! The theme Health + Wellness encourages the submission of visual representations of healthwellness and can include representations of traditional or western medical interventions or personnelhealthy eating, or exercise etc..
IMPORTANT: Please note that while the threat of contracting COVID-19 is still present globally, the Wiki Loves Africa organisers encourages people who wish to take photographs to exercise EXTREME CAUTION. Do not attend in-person events or take photographs anywhere without a mask. We would prefer that you use images from your archive or as you go about your daily practices. Please do not place yourself (or any person with you) at risk or in danger. #staysafe.
>> Read more about the theme and get inspiration here.

How to enter

  1. Take photos related to the theme Health + Wellness
  2. Create a free account or log in on Wikimedia Commons
  3. Upload your photos

>>> Read more about how to enter, here and here

Rules

Same rules as the international contest. To take part in Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Kenya, a submission should:

  • Be self-taken All entries must be original photographs uploaded by their authors. Photos uploaded by anyone else than author (even with permission) are not accepted.
  • Be self-uploaded during the contest period 15th February to 15th April 2021;You are also welcome to submit photos you may have taken in the past. What matters is that photos must be uploaded during the contest period (15th February – 15th April,2021)
  • Be under a free license;
  • Contain an identified image of Health & Wellness;
  • Have at least 2Mpx.
  • A participant should have an activated e-mail address via Preferences of their account.

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Fellowship , Civic Responsibility and Social Responsibility.

Fellowship/ˈfɛlə(ʊ)ʃɪp/Learn to pronouncenoun

  1. 1.friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests. e.g. “They valued fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community” Similar:companionship companionability sociability comradeship fraternization camaraderie friendship mutual support mutual respect mutual liking amiability amity affability geniality kindliness cordiality intimacy social intercourse social contact association closeness togetherness solidarity chumminess palliness clubbiness mateyness
  2. The status of a fellow of a college or society. “a fellowship in mathematics”
Fellowship

Social responsibility is an ethical theory in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty, and the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society. In this way, there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of society and the environment.

Civic Responsibility is defined as the “responsibility of a citizen” (Dictionary.com). It is comprised of actions and attitudes associated with democratic governance and social participation. Civic responsibility can include participation in government, church, volunteers and memberships of voluntary associations

Corporate Social Responsibility.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a type of international private business self-regulation[1] that aims to contribute to societal goals of a philanthropic, activist, or charitable nature by engaging in or supporting volunteering or ethically-oriented practices.

伍連德(Dr. Wu Lien-teh’s ) 142nd Birthday

This article is about the Malayan Chinese doctor.

Google Commemorates the epidemiologist Dr Wu Lien-Teh a.k.a Goh Lean Tuck, Ng Leen Tuck

伍連德 A Chinese spy? Opium?

dr wu
Dr Wu at about 41 years of age.[source:google]

Wu Lien-teh (Chinese: 伍連德; pinyinWǔ Liándé; 10 March 1879 – 21 January 1960), also known as Goh Lean Tuck and Ng Leen Tuck in Minnan and Cantonese transliteration respectively, was a Malayan physician renowned for his work in public health and particularly, the Manchurian plague of 1910–11.

Wu was the first medical student of Chinese descent to study at the University of Cambridge.[1] He was also the first Malayan nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, in 1935.[2]

Event
Born10 March 1879
PenangStraits Settlements
Died21 January 1960 (aged 80)
PenangFederation of Malaya
NationalityMalayan
Other namesGoh Lean Tuck, Ng Leen Tuck
EducationEmmanuel College, Cambridge
OccupationPhysician, researcher, painter
Years active1903–1959
Known forWork on the Manchurian Plague of 1910–11
Notable workPlague Fighter: The Autobiography of a Modern Chinese Physician
Dr. Wu Lien Teh[source: yamamoto studio]

During his time in China, Wu’s wife and two of their three sons died.[4] He remarried and had four more children.

In November 1931 during the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, Wu was detained and interrogated by the Japanese authorities under suspicion of being a Chinese spy.[4]

In 1937, during the Japanese occupation of much of China and the retreat of the Nationalists, Wu was forced to flee, returning south to Malaya to live in Ipoh. However, he realized that his home and collection of ancient Chinese medical books were burnt.[7][4]

In 1943, Wu was captured by Malayan left-wing resistance freedom fighters and was held for ransom. He was subsequently nearly prosecuted by the Japanese authorities for supporting the resistance movement by paying the ransom, but was protected by having previously treated a Japanese military officer.

Wu was a vocal commentator on the social issues of the time.

With his friends, Wu founded the Anti-Opium Association in Penang. He organised a nationwide anti-opium conference in the spring of 1906 that was attended by approximately 3000 people.[8][4] This attracted the attention of the powerful forces involved in the lucrative trade of opium and, in 1907, this led to a search and subsequent discovery of one ounce of tincture of opium in Wu’s dispensary, for which he was convicted and fined.[4]

Wu began work for the Qing dynasty Chinese government in 1907 and became vice director of the Army Medical College, based in Tianjin, in 1908.[3]

[Google Doodle] commemorates Dr. Wu’s Creative heroism in developing surgical facemasks.

Pneumonic plague[edit]

In the winter of 1910, Wu was given instructions from the Foreign Office of the Imperial Qing court[9] in Peking, to travel to Harbin to investigate an unknown disease that killed 99.9% of its victims.[10] This was the beginning of the large pneumonic plague pandemic of Manchuria and Mongolia, which ultimately claimed 60,000 lives.[11]

Wu was able to conduct a postmortem (usually not accepted in China at the time) on a Japanese woman who had died of the plague.[4][12] Having ascertained via the autopsy that the plague was spreading by air, Wu developed surgical masks he had seen in use in the West into more substantial masks with layers of gauze and cotton to filter the air.[13][14] Gérald Mesny, a prominent French doctor, who had come to replace Wu, refused to wear a mask and died days later of the plague.

The N95 mask is the descendant of Wu’s design.

[Sources:Google,Wikipedia]