God, I want your guidance and direction in all I do. Let your wisdom counsel me, your hand lead me, and your arm support me. I put myself into your hands. Breathe into my soul holy and heavenly desires. Conform me to your own image. Make me like my Savior. Enable me in some measure to live here on earth as he lived, and to act in all things as he would have acted.
-from Ashton Oxenden (1808 – 1892)
ICM Kids Club Visit – June 24 (this Sat)
Community Church will be running the Saturday Kids Club at Inner City Ministries this Saturday, June 24. The event runs approximately 1:30-4:00pm in Jordan and involves leading children in a brief Bible lesson and worship. Contact Roger Lam, Janice Ho or Sarah Peterson if you’re interested in serving with this awesome organization!
Children’s Ministry Update
Starting this week and for the whole summer, we will have a big group session with DVDs and activities, instead of having regular classes. We need volunteers to help out and spend time with our children. If you like children or are interested in Children’s Ministry, it is a good opportunity to start serving together. Please sign up at the welcome desk this Sunday or contact Suzanne for more details.
Beach Day for families!
Want to have summer fun together? We are planning to have a Beach Day on July 8 Saturday 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Repulse Bay. Please invite your family and friends to join.
Youth Ministry Update
There is NO Spectrum this Friday night until the 18th of August. Sunday school will continue until the end of the month. This Saturday we will be going on our annual Junk Boat trip and if your student wishes to join us please forward your student’s contact number, HKID number and Emergency contact number to Levi Garcia. Thank you!
Newcomers’ Lunch – Jul 2 (Sun)
New to Community Church? Want to meet others who are new? Want to know more about Community Church? Talk with the pastors? If you do, we invite you to a luncheon with the Pastors on Jul 2 (Sunday) from 1:15 to 2:30 pm for a time of lunch, fellowship and questions. There’s no cost or obligation. We’ll try to answer all your questions and give you a good understanding of our church. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk, or contact Pastor Wade.
re: A Service of Hope and Healing – Jul 5 (Wed) @ 7:30-8:30pm
Do you long for a space to encounter God? Do you long to experience hope and healing for you or your friends and family or for our city? As we gather to seek God, he will draw us closer and reveal his heart to us. He brings wholeness – restoring, renewing, reconciling. re: is a service designed to enter God’s presence to experience his hope and healing. Bring your friends and join us on Jul 5 (Wed), from 7:30-8:30pm, at Community Church.
St Barnabas Kids Learning Club
St. Barnabas will be having a summer day camp, July 17-30th, and are looking for volunteers to come and serve as the English Activity Teachers for the camp. These kids are always a joy to spend time with, so if you can join for even a day, please contact Olivia at St Barnabas directly for more information. Guaranteed to bring joy into your day and week!
Hope For All Church – Church Plant Update
Core Team Development program and outreach events
25th June, 1:30-3 PM at ICM: We are in the process of training and developing a core team for the overall functioning of Hope For All Church. This development training program includes: familiarizing members with the vision/values of the Church, discussions, allocation of tasks and Q&A time, followed by a worship and fellowship time.
Please join us if you are interested, in particular if you are interested in leading Alphas.
Please let us know if you are interested in joining outreach events in the local neighborhood of Yau Ma Tei. We organize outreach events once every month.
For further contact please contact Ebson.
Volunteer Opportunities at ICM
- Kid’s club Specialist help needed. We have around 30 – 40 children that come to Kid’s club every Saturday. Teams from our partner churches help out but we have 3 children who have very specific special educational needs, which are proving to be challenging given our constraints. We are in need of an Educational special needs specialist who could a) come and train our staff in better ways to facilitate these children or alternatively b) who could train a small volunteer team from your church to help with these children on a monthly rota.
- Summer VBS. The regular Kid’s Club will break for summer on July 8th and VBS will be on from July 31st to August 11th which 10-15 volunteers over 15 years old are needed each week for two different age groups of children. VBS is held every afternoon staring at 2pm until 4:30pm for the children. We need volunteers to be here at 1pm to prepare and on each Monday in the morning from 10am to make sure everyone is familiarized with the material and tasks. So a volunteer would need to commit for a minimum of one week Monday 10am-5pm and then 1-5pm Tuesday to Friday (lunch is provided on Monday).
Sabbatical Study Leave – June 5 – August 5
Pastor Steve will be away from Community Church on a Sabbatical study leave and then annual vacation. During this time, Pastor Wade will take up the senior pastor responsibilities. Pastor Steve gives thanks for the provision of this time, and let’s be praying that it be an inspired time of refreshment and renewal.
Relate: Questions on our website
Questions and answers generated from our daily bible reading are now on our website. Check out what questions others are asking and send your own to email@example.com.
It’s also not too late to join us. Please click here to sign up for the daily reading plan. Every morning, you will then receive an email with the link for the reading for that day.
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