Sunday, August 20, 2017

2017-8-20 English Ministry News and Notes

 *Celebrating Adventures in Faith - we give great thanks to God for blessing us with the ministry of AiF and for each volunteer, each staff member, and each student that comes to us.  Let us pray intentionally for God to work with us and through us in growing this ministry to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
*The HomeWork Club will be starting a new school year Monday!  Write a blessing for a HomeWork Club student!  Red Hearts will be passed out during service and you can place your blessing in the offering plate or give to Donna.
*Street Fest Outreach Sunday, Aug. 27th - Joint worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of preparation and organizing for opening wide our doors to the children in the Homework Club and community.  This is an all hands on deck ministry opportunity.  Please sign up to pitch in today.
*Please Note: Pastor Emily will be on vacation from Monday, 8.21 - Sunday, 8.27.  She returns to the office on Aug. 29th.  Pastor Meina will be away at a Residents in Ministry retreat from Monday, 8.21 - Thursday, 8.24.  Please contact either via cell phone for pastoral emergencies.
*8th Annual Kumi Benefit Dinner -
- Connect with Jane to purchase your tickets or to buy a table...today!
- Silent Auction Items are needed!  Please connect with Peggy if you have new, desirable goods, gift cards or services to donate. 
-Next Planning Mtg: Sept. 3rd @ 12:45 p.m.

*Sending Ben & Aeri Off - We will hear from and lift up Ben & Aeri on Sunday, Sept. 3rd before Aeri departs for their mission year in Uganda (Ben will leave later, likely beginning of Nov.)  Worship will be followed by a fellowship potluck—please bring a main dish or veggie side/salad to share!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

2017-8-13 English Ministry News and Notes


*Adventures in Faith (AiF) Sunday, Aug. 20th – We will lift up and celebrate the AiF ministry on this day with special music and faith sharings.  We give enormous thanks for the heart and commitment shared through the summer.  Another wonderful 9 weeks of the Homework Club summer session comes to a close this Friday, the 11th.

*The HomeWork Club will be starting a new school year soon!  Write a blessing for a HomeWork Club student!  Red Hearts will be passed out during service and you can place your blessing in the offering plate or give to Donna.

*Street Fest Outreach Sunday, Aug. 27th - Joint worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of preparation and organizing for opening wide our doors to the children in the Homework Club and community.  This is an all hands on deck ministry opportunity.  Please sign up to pitch in today.

*Everything Kumi Benefit Dinner -Connect with Jane to purchase your tickets or to buy a table...today!

*Silent Auction Items for our Annual Kumi Benfit Dinner  are needed!  Please connect with Peggy Woon if you have new, desirable goods to donate, or if you would like to donate gift cards or services. 


2017-8-13 Worship Videos

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017-7-16 Worship Videos

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

English Sermon

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!