Christian gatherings in homes

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There was a small group of mukyokai, non-church Christians in the Seattle area. And I remember when I was growing up, that my parents and their fellow members would never work on Sundays—it was set aside for Sabbath. And we were members of the community church with non-Japanese in that area that we attended as Sunday school, and the Japanese would meet in a group by themselves. But at nighttime, Sunday night, they met in each other’s homes to do their services. And once in a while, about once a month, there was a returned missionary from Japan, Reverend Yuji Murphy. I think he was Methodist trained. But he used to come out and join the group of Japanese in their worship. So, this is what I remember going to each other’s houses and then the parents conducting the services themselves, besides going to the regular Sunday school.

Date: January 7, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Art Hansen
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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