Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Covenant Relationships with Cambodia and Uganda

The United Methodist Church has over 300 Global Ministries missionaries serving in over 60 countries that are available for support through a Covenant Relationship.  Individuals and churches can partner with a missionary and provide financial, spiritual, and emotional support.

CCUMC has Covenant Relationships with Youth and Child Visionary Ministries in Uganda, and Pastor Joseph Chan and Marilyn Chan in Cambodia.



A Covenant Relationship is much more than a financial commitment. It is a dynamic relationship where the church and missionary pray for one another and communicate regularly.  As CCUMC's Covenant Relationships develop, there will be opportunities for us to pray and provide financial support for YCVM and the Chans.  Who knows - someday you might feel called to go on a Mission Trip to be in ministry alongside YCVM in Uganda or the Chans in Cambodia!

View the entire CCUMC Covenant Relationships brochure here.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Worship Videos 2014-10-26

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

English Sermon

English Ministry News and Notes 2014-10-26

Thanks to all of you for your participation in our 5th Annual Benefit Dinner! We hope you had a wonderful time hearing about the wonderful ministry that we’ve been blessed to partner-up with!

Covenant Relationship Round Table Conversations: After worship today, Sunday, October 26, please stay for a time of fellowship and discovery (12:45 - 1:45) as members of the church share about our covenant relationships with ministries and missionaries serving around the world. Our presenters will be Pastor Joseph and Marilyn Chan of Cambodia, and representatives from YCVM.

Adventures in Faith (AIF) will be resuming monthly sanctuary time with the Homework Club children on October 29th. If you would like to help out (usually a Wednesday afternoon, once a month), please connect with Becky Wong or Pastor Brenda.

There’s Available opportunities to share your Hospitality! Sign up on the sheet in the Social Hall!

Spring Forward, Fall Back: Just a reminder to set your clocks BACK one hour next weekend (November 2nd, 2014)!

Many Reasons to Give Thanks!

This has been a very busy and meaningful weekend here at CCUMC. Let us give thanks to God for the spirit of vitality among our people! Let us thanks to God for the opportunity to nurture rich relationships with each other and with our partners in ministry around the world!

This past Friday CCUMC hosted the 5th Annual YCVM Benefit Dinner. Those who attended enjoyed an amazing dinner and time of fellowship at Peony Restaurant. Church members who participated in the 2014 mission trip to Kumi, Uganda shared their testimonies with the largest crowd in the history of this event.

This past Saturday CCUMC offered a workshop to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity. Under the leadership of Aeri Lee, those who attended this workshop enjoyed a time of fellowship and an opportunity to explore issues of cultural differences while getting to know each other a little better.


Today is Covenant Partnership Sunday. Members of our church will share about CCUMC’s partnerships with missionaries, churches, and non-profits who are serving in other parts of the world. Please stay for lunch and round table conversations following worship.

~Pastor Brenda

Sunday, October 19, 2014

English Ministry News and Notes 2014-10-19

Our 5th Annual Benefit Dinner is next Friday, October 24th! We will be sharing firsthand stories of our 2014 trip to the village of Kumi. The evening includes an 8-course Chinese Banquet, a Silent Auction, and a Village Crafts Market. There are many exciting items in the Silent Auction and many unique things to purchase at the Village Market! We will see you there!

I-Relate Workshop led by Aeri Lee Saturday, October 25 1pm-5pm  In this workshop we will discover a deeper understanding of ourselves and of those that may be different from us. The workshop will include many fun and interactive activities, self-discoveries, and "a-ha" moments, as well as a time of fellowship with each other and with our new pastor. Please RSVP to our lay leaders, Steve Chan, Becky Wong, and Yvonne Chu so that we may have enough food for lunch.

Covenant Relationship Round Table Conversations After worship next Sunday, October 26, please stay for a time of fellowship and discovery (12:45pm - 1:45pm) as members of the church share about our covenant relationships with ministries and missionaries serving around the world. Our presenters will be Pastor Joseph and Marilyn Chan of Cambodia, and representatives from YCVM.

Adventures in Faith (AIF) will be resuming monthly sanctuary time with the Homework Club children on October 29th. If you would like to help out (usually a Wednesday afternoon, once a month), please connect with Becky Wong or Pastor Brenda.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

English Ministry News and Notes 2014-10-12

Reserve tickets now!!! 5th Annual Benefit Dinner Friday, October 24th - We will be sharing firsthand stories of our 2014 trip to the village of Kumi. Please get your reservations in ASAP, and we promise you won't be disappointed. The evening includes an 8-course Chinese Banquet, a Silent Auction, and a Village Crafts Market. Our Silent Auction for this event is now accepting your pledge of (new) goods or services. Please connect with Peggy or Donna if you are planning to donate. Visit www.ycvm.org for more information and online ticket purchasing. Tickets can also be purchased in person from Becky Wong.

I-Relate Workshop led by Aeri Lee Saturday, October 25 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - In this workshop we will discover a deeper understanding of ourselves and of those that may be different from us. The workshop will include many fun and interactive activities, self-discoveries, and "a-ha" moments, as well as a time of fellowship with each other and with our new pastor. Please RSVP to our lay leaders, Steve Chan, Becky Wong, and Yvonne Chu so that we may have enough food for lunch.

National Chinese Caucus Sunday – please read the relevant article in this issue of the Messenger and donate as you feel led.


Adventures in Faith - AIF will be resuming monthly sanctuary time with the Homework Club children on October 29th. If you would like to help out (usually a Wednesday afternoon, once a month), please connect with Becky Wong or Pastor Brenda.

National Chinese Caucus Sunday

by Rev. Dr. Peter Lau, ChairThe purpose of the Western Jurisdiction Chinese Caucus is to provide a platform to care for and minister to the English-speaking churches and congregations and the Millennial Generation. Currently, WJCC includes local churches and congregations in California-Nevada Annual Conference and California-Pacific Annual Conference.

We thank God for providing us an opportunity to work with one of our UMC seminaries, United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Ohio. If God is willing, a formal relationship or covenant with UTS will be established by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. The plan is to provide theological education and ministerial training in a UMC setting, so that clergy-seminarians will be able to minister to local churches and congregations in the UMC way, such as connectional and appointive systems, instead of an independent church mindset.

A total of $8,100.00 was raised this year to support a seminarian from China, transferring from Drew School of Theology to Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. A few months ago, South Pasadena United Methodist Chinese Congregation to UTS in Ohio as Student Scholarship donated another $2,000.00 for Chinese seminarians.

We sincerely request a special offering to be taken on NCC Sunday to support the mission and ministries of NCC. We would also like to encourage each local church to make a membership contribution to NCC to sustain our connection. Please make your check payable to NCC, and mail it to our Treasurer, Mr. Auto Ting, 1260 Rapidview Drive, Walnut, CA 91789.