O Lord, let me not henceforth desire health or life except to spend them for you, with you, and in you. You alone know what is good for me; do therefore what seems best to you. Give to me or take from me; conform my will to yours; and grant that with humble and perfect submission and in holy confidence, I may receive the orders of your eternal providence, and may equally adore all that comes to me from you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
–From Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)
Children’s Ministry Update
In February, our 9:30 search students (K1-K2) are learning about “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Eph 3:18 NIV). All other students will be focusing on the verse, “Jesus sat down and called for the 12 disciples to come to him. Then he said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last. They must be the servant of everyone” (Mark 9:35 NIrV).
Youth Ministry Update
Happy New Year of the Pig! Hope all our hard-working, ridiculously talented youth had a restful and joyous break.
This Sunday 17th February, we will be remaining in church and listening to Pastor Alex Awad share his ministry in Palestine and Israel and see it from a different and Godly perspective.
Next week, We will continue with the Francis Chan study called GREATER THAN during our 9:30am and 11:30am Spectrum Sunday Sessions. We meet in the youth room, once we’re dismissed after we praise and worship with our church family.
On Fridays (from now until March), we S.T.T.T.A.N.D (Spirit, Talk, Truth, Trust, Attitude, Needs, Decisions) together as we explore the book of Daniel. We aim to learn, grow and go forth more confidently from his examples of obedience. Plenty of food, fun, loud noises, games and sharing our highs, lows and acts of kindness from the past week, make our Friday nights complete!
If you have any questions, feel free to email Grace (firstname.lastname@example.org) or have a chat when you see her at church or out and about.
Chinese Alpha Course – From Feb 16 (Sat) to Apr 13 (Sat)
Alpha Course in Chinese will be held at Hope For All Church every Saturday (6:30-8:30 pm) from 16th Feb. to 13th Apr. Please invite friends and family and register at email@example.com.
For enquiry, please contact Stephanie Cheung, Kevin Kwok, Janet Ho or Grace Au.
Road Closures and Traffic Diversions for the Marathon – Feb 16 (Sat) & 17 (Sun)
To facilitate the holding of the Hong Kong Marathon 2019, temporary road closure and traffic diversion will be implemented on 16 February 2019 (Saturday) and 17 February 2019 (Sunday). For more information, please click here.
Coming Sunday’s Sermon: Following the Path of Justice – Feb 17 (Sun)
We are so excited to welcome Rev. Alex Awad to our church community!
Reverend Alex Awad was born in Jerusalem in 1946. Two years later, his father was innocently killed in the first Arab-Israel War. The family became refugees and fled to the eastern side of Jerusalem, whereas Alex and his brothers attended St. George’s School of the Anglican Church. After graduation, he sought theological education in Europe and the United States. He completed undergraduate work at Lee University, and received graduate degrees from North Georgia College and Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife Brenda eventually returned and served in Israel and in Palestine under the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, acting as the Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College and pastor of the international East Jerusalem Baptist Church until retirement in June, 2015. They currently live in Eugene, Oregon and travel around the States and the world to share his passion for peace and justice for the people of Israel and Palestine. The Awads have three children: Christy, Basem and Randy.
Dr. Denis Lunch Talk at St. John – Feb 19 (Tue)
Dr. Denis R. Alexander, the Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, will be giving a talk on genetics and the Christian faith.
Details are :
Speaker: Dr. Denis Alexander
Topic: Genetics, God and the Future of Humanity
Date: 19 February 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: The Li Hall of St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Soup and sandwiches will be served from 12.45pm, tickets at $60 each are now available at the Cathedral Bookstore, or reservation by calling the Cathedral office at 25234157, or email Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Prayer Gatherings – Feb 22 (Friday)
Join us in prayer on 22 Feb (Friday), at 1:00-2:00pm in the sanctuary at Community Church. This prayer gathering is an opportunity to pray for our church together. All are welcome.
ICM Kids Club – Feb 23 (Sat)
Community Church will be running Kids Club at Inner City Ministries on 23 February (Saturday). The event runs approximately 1:30-4:00pm in Jordan and involves leading children in a brief Bible lesson and activities. Contact Roger Lam, Phil Marumahoko or May Tang if you’re interested in serving with this awesome organization!
One – Hearing the Word Campaign – From March 6th to April 21st
This 47-day Bible listening program is an HKEF initiative with Faith Comes By Hearing. To take part in this meaningful campaign, all you need is to download the app “One Hearing the Word”, which is now available on IOS and Android platform.
Scripture is available in both Chinese and English. Our goal is to have 500 churches in Hong Kong reading the scripture together this Lent. So download the app today and share it with your friends and family!
For more information or obtaining the app, please scan the QR code.
Women’s Retreat 2019 – Mar 15 (Fri) to Mar 17 (Sun)
Are you desiring to hear God’s voice amidst the noises of everyday life?
Would you like to experience the healing and cleansing touch of God?
Do you like connecting with amazing women in authentic sisterhood with real girl-time fun?
Do you want to learn how to take care of yourself while caring for others?
Come join us at CCHK Women’s Retreat 2019 on 15-17 March in Mui Wo!
Space is limited, please register here. You may pay HKD1,300 by cheque (Payee: “Community Church Hong Kong”) or by cash to the Church office by 24 Feb. Please stay tuned for more details.
Hope For All Church Update
God is doing an amazing work in the city!
Please pray for us as we are thinking and praying about a second service to reach out more to our neighbors in our area. Since we are located in an area where there are many schools, we attract a lot of minority children. Please pray that we can reach them effectively.
We offer school help every Wednesday and Thursday. If you are interested in helping them please let us know.
On Fridays, we go for outreach. If you want to join us, please contact us.
Just recently we have launched four Missional Groups with the goal of “Go and Grow”. If you want to encourage these Missional groups in any way, please feel free to contact us.
Our service time is 11 AM every Sunday. If you want to be part of any of our ministries, please let us know.
On Sunday 17th February, our annual CNY Celebration with our elderly friends from Cheng Pong Hing YWCA will take place at church. This is a much-anticipated, lovingly organised event and is a highlight on our church calendar each year. To get involved, please get in touch with the maestro and co-ordinator extrodinaire, Mary Keung.
Each month, we serve one of our Ministry Partners. They include Kun Sun Prison Ministry, Inner City Ministries (ICM), Haven of Hope (HOH), Home of Loving Faithfulness (HOLF), CPH YWCA Elderly Home and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). We also would love for you to serve with our youth and children. To be involved, please email Grace (email@example.com) or have a chat when you see her at church or out and about.
PEACE Boxes are back! We start now and the last box will need to brought to church no later than SUNDAY 31st MARCH.
Last year we packed 105 boxes and this year we’re aiming for 120! These boxes are filled with essentials (toiletries, stationery, clean/new clothing, undergarments, bedding etc) for the local children, elderly and families who are less fortunate and living in poverty.
Please bring a shoebox filled with these items and specify the age and gender so the right box goes to the right person. For details, please contact Grace.
eGoodnews is a weekly electronic newsletter of the Community Church Hong Kong (www.communitychurch.hk).
IF YOU HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO BE INCLUDED……
In order to streamline our flow of information, please submit all items for inclusion in future editions of eGoodnews directly to the Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Articles for submission should be of general interest to the entire congregation and comprise 100 words or less. The deadline to submit articles to appear in the next edition of eGoodnews is Monday, February 18, 2019. THANK YOU!!!