Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017-7-16 English Ministry News and Notes


Help Scatter Seeds of Care Today!  We have 70 wonderful students in our summer program this year.  You can see who they are by checking out their "all about me" pages around the sanctuary and in the hall.  Please scatter seeds of care by writing a brief note of greeting and care and dropping it in their mailbox today!

We just visited Cana and are off to Nablus next week!  Join in the fun of a "virtual" Holy Land tour each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bonus: you get to hang out with all ages!

Holy Land Reflections & Possibilities - The pilgrims invite our circuit for a special time of reflection and sharing of possibilities on Saturday, July 22nd, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Twin Towers UMC.  This time includes a delicious Mediterranean dinner, sharing, and wonderful photography.  Please RSVP today!
Upcoming Working Worship - Let's gear up for a day worshiping God in the community! We'll be "picking it up" and pulling weeds.  Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon with lunch.

Save the Date: Please mark Sunday, Aug. 6th in your calendar for a very important English Ministry Town Hall following worship.  The English Ministry Council (EMC) will be sharing some observations about where we are at as a congregation and inviting responses and input.  Your presence is vital - this cannot be emphasized enough!  Thank you!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017-7-9 English Ministry News and Notes

*Exploring the Holy Land Together! Intergen Summer Sunday School Series is underway and will continue for the following 5 weeks. Travel together from Nazareth to Nablus, Cana to Beit Sahour, and more! Please gather promptly at 9:30 a.m. in the Annex.

*Holy Land Reflections & Possibilities - The pilgrims invite our circuit for a special time of reflection and sharing of possibilities on Saturday, July 22nd, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Twin Towers UMC. This time includes a delicious Mediterranean dinner, sharing, and wonderful photography. Please RSVP today!

*Summer AiF is Off and Running - special appreciation to our amazing team of aunties and uncles, tutors, and always wonderful Ms. Li. Please re member this ministry in prayer.

*Did You Know? We are sending 6 youth to camp this year! Included in these youth are Cloud (returning as a Leader in Training), Vincent (1st timer), and 4 Homework Club participants/alumni (Cindy, Emily, Raymond, Wan Ying.) Please pray for a special and transformative experience for each. They head out next Sunday, July 16th. If you are willing to write a note to them while they are away at camp, please let P. Emily know!

*Our Next Working Worship is Sunday, July 30th—Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes time in the community! Don’t forget your working gloves!

*Save the Date: Please mark Sunday, Aug. 6th in your calendar for a very important English Ministry Town Hall following worship. The English Ministry Council (EMC) will be sharing some observations about where we are at as a congregation and inviting responses and input. Your presence is vital - this cannot be emphasized enough! Thank you!

2017-7-9 Worship Videos

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

English Sermon

Sunday, July 2, 2017

2017-7-2 English Ministry News and Notes

*Holy Land Reflections & Possibilities - The pilgrims invite our circuit for a special time of reflection and sharing of possibilities on Saturday, July 22nd, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Twin Towers UMC. This time includes a delicious Mediterranean dinner, sharing, and wonderful photography. Please RSVP today!

*Exploring the Holy Land Together! Intergen Summer Sunday School Series began today and will continue for the following 6 weeks. Travel together from Nazareth to Nablus, Cana to Beit Sahour, and more! Please gather promptly at 9:30 a.m. in the Annex.

*Please Note: The church office is closed Tuesday, July 4th. Pastor Emily returns to the office on Thursday, July 6th.

*Sending the Wu's Off - Next Sunday, July 9th, is Kendrick, Isaac, and Joseph's last Sunday with us before moving to Arcadia. We'll share a special send off for them following worship. Please hold the family in God's light and care.

*Did You Know? We are sending 6 youth to camp this year! Included in these youth are Cloud (returning as a Leader in Training), Vincent (1st timer), and 4 Homework Club participants/alumni (Cindy, Emily, Raymond, Wan Ying.) Please pray for a special and transformative experience for each.

*Save the Date: Please mark Sunday, Aug. 6th in your calendar for a very important English Ministry Town Hall following worship. The English Ministry Council (EMC) will be sharing some observations about where we are at as a congregation and inviting responses and input. Your presence is vital - this cannot be emphasized enough! Thank you!

2017-7-2 Worship Videos

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

English Sermon

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017-6-25 English Ministry News and Notes


*Today is Shepherding Sunday!  Great thanks to the thoughtful planning of our amazing team of shepherds: Brenda, Donna, Ed, and Jane, and for their ongoing ministry of care.

*Summer Intergenerational Sunday School Series starts next Sunday: Let's Explore the Holy Land!  You're invited to come and get to know the Holy Land through the stories and experiences of children.  The series begins on July 2nd and will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. in the Annex. You are invited!

*We Have a New Pastor Onboard: This summer we invited Deacon Cheryl Garlick to support our summer Adventures in Faith program.  She currently serves as the Pastor to Families and Children at Christian Layman Church in Oakland.  We give great thanks to God's provision in Pastor Cheryl. To learn more about her, please visit: http://www.christianlayman.org/church/cheryl

*Please Note: Pastor Emily will be on vacation June 26th - July 4th and return to church on July 6th.  She is available via phone or email during this time.

*Save the Date: Please mark Sunday, Aug. 6th in your calendar for a very important English Ministry Town Hall following worship.  The English Ministry Council (EMC) will be sharing some observations about where we are at as a congregation and inviting responses and input.  Your presence is vital - this cannot be emphasized enough!  Thank you!
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