You are likely to see new faces in colorful East African attire in and around the Chapel on Sunday mornings as we welcome a new group of Christians to our building.
The Agape Redeemed Church of All Nations (ARC) worships in the First Church Chapel at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. As most of the church members are refugees from Africa, the service is in both English and Swahili.
Many in this group have escaped war and destruction in their homeland and now live and are employed in Wichita. Their pastor, Rosemary Njoroge, is an immigrant from Kenya. She was in high school when she came to the United States and went on to receive both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wichita State University.
The congregation previously met at Grace Presbyterian Church and at Pastor Rosemary’s apartment. However, most of the members of the church live in the downtown area and do not have transportation, especially on Sunday. They needed a place to worship our Lord and Savior!
We welcome our fellow Christians! They would love to share their joyful Swahili worship experience with anyone who would like to participate. It is also a hope that they would join at any of our weekly worship venues. If you see someone looking lost and trying to find the Chapel, directions written in Swahili, will be available at both Information desks (A-B and D entrances). There will also be signs and greeters to assist. If you meet someone in the halls, you can smile and say “JAMBO”—Swahili for “hello”!