A sad look into a Pacific Congregationalist Church

Please remember in prayer Charles Jessop, who died of hemorrhagic dengue fever, on the island of Niue leaving behind a wife and small daughter. This is the first death there (at least in recent years) from the disease; pray for the people, too. Here is a news clip, beginning with Mr. Jessop’s funeral in a congregation of the there-dominant Eklesia Niue, or the Congregational Christian Church of Niue.

Niue, an isolated island country in free association with New Zealand, has about 1,400 residents. These news casts are in interesting window into this community, and this clip a rare look into one of its churches.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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