eGoodNews – Sep 16 2021

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This Week

Prayer Life

You made me for yourself, O Lord, so that I might rejoice forever in the immensity of your glory. When shall I be worthy of that glory? When shall I praise you as I ought? I offer you, my Creator, all my desires and hopes; give me your blessing so that I might put them into practice, through Jesus Christ your Son who shed his blood for me on the cross.
Amen.

 

From Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622)

 

Please pray together with us this week for:

• Please pray for this week’s Worship Service as we begin the Kingdom Now Series. Pastor Wade will be talking about Upside Down Blessings from Matthew 5:1-12. Prayer that as we worship, we would experience Christ’s transforming presence.

• Please pray for council as they prepare for their Annual Retreat on 24-25 September. They will be discerning a vision for the church. Pray that the Holy Spirit would be at work during that time.

• Pray that God would bring the right candidates to fill the roles of Office Manager and Youth and Young Adult Director.

 

Send us your prayer request!

Shine Kids Update

 

Yeah, we are starting a new school year! Although COVID is still around, let’s DO EVERYTHING WITH LOVE in this new school year. Please register here to join this Sunday. This month we will be talking about Initiative.

 

Taking initiative means that we’re always on the lookout for things that need to be done. And when we see a way that we can help, we launch into action – without having to be asked. While we learn this new series in Sunday school, we will also send out Shine Online links so our whole community can encounter God in different ways.

 

We are honoured to create a space for your kids to grow in God’s grace and to partner with you as you disciple your children.

 

Youth Ministry Update

 

SPECTRUM YOUTH MISSION: To create a safe and creative space where youth can connect together through friendship, fun, fellowship faith (formation) and food whilst experiencing God’s love and relevance in their lives.

 

SPECTRUM YOUTH VISION: To encourage the youth of Community Church Hong Kong to develop a relationship with the God of love to give them the confidence to face life with hope.

 

We need Youth Leaders! If you have a heart to serve and mentor our young people in step with our Mission and Vision statements, please let Grace know!

 

SEPTEMBER STORIES! Please read below for what we’ll be discussing and doing.

On Fridays, we will have special guests sharing their stories of turning away from rebellion, overcoming online gaming addiction and what really goes on in the prisons of HK. On Sundays we take a deep dive into the greatest stories ever told and the Book of Mark will help us! Jesus has given us countless examples of how to live lives pleasing to Him and beneficial to us and those around us.

 

How does God work in these situations? How is it relevant to our young people? More than you think! Looking forward to having an in depth time of sharing, listening, understanding and connecting with God and His people as we journey together in life’s ups and downs.

 

FRIDAYS
SEPTEMBER STORIES – New Adventures!

 

FRIDAY 17th SEP

Guest Speaker is Marcelo Kita. He’s a triplet, he’s part Japanese, part Brazilian and he’s our Prison Ministry Champion! He will share his experiences of what it’s like to serve in the prison ministry and how those in the most desperate situations find peace and acceptance in the strangest places!

 

FRIDAY 24th SEP

Western Harbour Front Skate Park! Leaving church at 6pm leaving the skatepark at 9pm to head home. Dinner and snacks provided. BYO Water bottles and hygiene packs.

 

SUNDAYS

SEPTEMBER STORIES – Deep dive into the greatest stories ever told and the Book of Mark will help us!

 

Sunday 12th – 26th September – Begin our understanding of Jesus’ ministry as told by Mark.
We will dismiss when Passing the Peace of Christ to one another and meet in the youth room at both the 9:30am & 11:30am services.
To join us in person this Sunday, please register here.

 

Updates on the youth and parents chat and contact Grace (GG) for answers to your questions.

Click here to see what we do in the Youth Ministry.

 

YOUNG ADULTS LIFE GROUP – UPDATE

A new Life Group (LG) called Young Professionals (aged 20-40) has been born! We meet weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at church in the Youth Room. We are going through the Emotionally Healthy Relationships curriculum.

 

SUNDAY LUNCH

Join us for lunch after church every Sunday from 1pm onwards. All welcome!

Please let GG know if you’re interested to join.

 

 

 

 

YOUNG ADULTS – Save the Date – Thursday 30th September at 7pm at Paper Street Lounge (across the road from church)

Thirsty Thursdays! Because at some point, we all thirst for community and fellowship. Join with other Young Adults Professionals (aged 20-40), as we share food, drinks and bring in the weekend… almost!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course

Our lifegroups have just started the Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course.

This powerful 8-week Course will equip you with practical tools to really love people in difficult situations and mature into an adult follower of Jesus.

 

Eight Powerful Relationship Changing Skills:
• Take Your Community Temperature Reading
• Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations
• Genogram Your Family
• Explore the Iceberg
• Listen Incarnationally
• Climb the Ladder of Integrity
• Fight Cleanly

 

If you are not in a lifegroup but would love to be part of this course, do let us know and we will be happy to connect you to a group. Please contact Pastor Brenda or sign up at the welcome desk on Sunday.

 

Upcoming Events…

Faith & Work Conference Hong Kong 2021- Purpose vs Paycheck – Oct 9 (Sat)

How can I find a better “connect” between what I believe and what I do at work?
How is the work I do really relevant to God’s kingdom and eternal purposes?
How can I pursue career success and follow my calling to Christ at the same time?
How can God help me to navigate office politics, work-life balance, dubious practices, etc?
JOIN US to Wrestle with these Questions!!

 

Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss this conference:
1. Innovative ideas about how God is and can be at work at your work!
2. Fresh new ways to see and understand your calling–right in the midst of your career!
3. Powerful practical tips on handling office politics, tricky ethical issues and challenging work relationships!
4. Great friends and colleagues sharing passionately about career and calling!
5. Awesome speakers to inspire your work and faith!
6. A chance to meet a network with colleagues in your professional/industry group!
7. Great moments of love, laughter and learning!
8. Old friends and new friends from churches across Hong Kong!
9. A fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the heart of God for you in your life and work!
10. An opportunity to be commissioned as an agent in the kingdom and a leader in your workplace for the great things of God!

 

Date: Saturday, 9 October, 2021
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Island ECC. 633 King’s Road. 10th Floor. Quarry Bay
Cost: $200. We do not want the cost to be prohibitive to your participation. Please send us an email to apply for a scholarship.
Enquiries: info@faithworkhk2021.com
Sign up here!

 

Serving Opportunities

Calling Instrumentalists!
Do you have a musical gifting and a passion for worship? We are looking for instrumentalists to join our vibrant worship team. If you are thinking about getting involved or would like to know more about the worship ministries at Community Church, speak to Anita Tatlow or email her.

Let’s usher together!
Want to meet more people? Want to make good use of your cheerful smile? We’ve reserved a spot for you! Join the usher team and let your light shine upon others! Sign up here.

Be a heroic projectionist!
Your Church Needs You! One of the heroes from the sound booth is definitely THE PROJECTIONIST! Join the projectionist team and make sure the service can go on with all the amazing slides! Sign up here.

 

Outreach Opportunities

OUTREACH – HOW CAN I SERVE and LOVE OUR CITY THIS SUMMER?

 

St Barnabas Kids Club – 1st Sunday of Each Month 3pm-5pm – NEXT ONE 

Sunday 3rd October from 3pm-5pm at St Barnabas Kids Club.

Click here to see what we did in June and July and August! 

We need 5 volunteers to share in the joy of serving as we provide a variety of fun Bible-based programs and activities for our underprivileged local HK kids. Invite your friends to help these precious kids grow in faith, hope, love and identity in Christ.

 

Follow St Barnabas on Facebook here.

 

HOME OF LOVING FAITHFULNESS (HOLF) – Serving those who serve

We have the opportunity to provide food to the workers at HOLF. The reason for this is to give the staff a break and enjoy their Sabbath and fellowship together. 

We need volunteers to provide the food items (baked goods, fruits, etc) the dates below. Please use the Outreach sign up (google sheet) to advise which date you can provide food.

 

Andrew Young is the Champion for HOLF and he will be at the 9:30am church service to receive the donated food and transport to HOLF. Thanks Andrew! What a champ!

 

Upcoming Dates

Nov 21

Dec 19

Oct 24 & Nov 7 are TBC

 

HOLF Address: 7 Castle Peak Road, Kwu Tung Sheung Shui, Hong Kong

Tel: 2670 0676 

Website

 

Jubilee Ministries – Jubilee Kitchen – Every Tuesday and Thursday

Hot meal and food packing from 4pm to 5:30pm Flat A, 3/F, Meyer Industrial Building, 2 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong 觀塘創業街2號美亞工業大廈3樓A
5-min walk from Exit B5, Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station

Hot meal distribution to the homeless from 6pm to 7pm in Jordan.

Hope For All Church Update

Upcoming events
This Sunday, 19 Sep @11AM – Our 4th Church Anniversary

 

29 September to 3 October – 5-day Discipleship Training School (DTS)
* Please contact us at tryfina@hopeforall.hk or admin@hopeforall.hk if you would like to offer volunteer help on this training program.

 

10 & 17 October – Baptism Classes after the morning service
24 October – Baptism Celebration

 

Job Opportunities

Office Manager of Community Church Hong Kong
For complete details of this job posting, please click here.

 

Youth and Young Adult Director of Community Church Hong Kong
For complete details of this job posting, please click here.

 

 

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