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255 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States




The Japanese American United Church (JAUC) is a Christian community seeking to reach out, especially to Japanese and those who are interested in Japan in the greater New York City area, with the purpose of sharing faith in Christ and growing together in Christian discipleship through worship, fellowship, study, evangelism and mission.

JAUC is seeking a dynamic full-time pastor who is called by our Lord to lead the church in its mission. The pastor should have a meaningful personal relationship with the Lord Jesus and be able to bear witness of a personal relationship with the Lord. The pastor should meet the requirements and standards of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and United Methodist Church (UMC) as the Minister of Word and Sacrament.

The pastor will be called to establish consistent structure in the Sunday worship with biblically based sermons and transform our Sunday worship to a place where people would want to come and worship the Lord. The pastor should be gifted to help the church share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ, especially to Japanese, Japanese American, and those who are interested in Japan. The pastor should be able to lead the church’s small group ministry to help the fellowship of the church and to disciple the next generation of believers as followers of Jesus Christ.

JAUC has been meeting regularly in prayer, firmly believing in the grace of God and waiting to receive new vision from God through our new pastor.  We are excited about the great things that God has in store for us.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact:

Japanese American United Church
255 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
Attention: PCC

Rev. Nobu Kurisu - August 2018

Pastor Kazutoshi Takahashi  (until December 2017)

December 2017 message

November 2017 message

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December 2016 message

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June 2016 message

Union Theological Seminary student Dr. Ken Kurihara gave the sermons for our Sunday Services during the months of March to May 2016. Rev. Susumu Ando conducted Holy Communion on the first Sundays of every month.

May 2016 Message by Dr. Ken Kurihara

April 2016 Message by Dr. Ken Kurihara

March 2016 Message by Dr. Ken Kurihara