eGoodNews – Sept 24 2020

Prayer Life

I am communing with fire. Of myself, I am but straw but, O miracle, I feel myself suddenly blazing like Moses’ burning bush of old… You have given me your flesh as food. You who are a fire which consumes the unworthy, do not burn me, O my Creator, but rather slip into my members, into all my joints, into my loins and into my heart. Consume the thorns of all my sins, purify my soul, sanctify my heart, strengthen the tendons of my knees and my bones, illumine my five senses, and establish my wholly in your love.
Amen.

 

From Symeon Metaphrastes (900 – 987)


This Week…

 

Please pray together with us this week for:

• Pray for this Sunday’s Worship Service as we conclude the “With God: Reimagining the Way you Relate to God” series. This week we will look at “For God or With God” as we examine Philippians 3:8-10. Pray that people will encounter Christ’s presence and his transformation.

 

• Pray for our Outreach Partners as they minister to the needs of the city under difficult circumstances.

 

• Pray for those in our community that are struggling in their relationships with family, spouses, partners or roommates. Pray that God would give them hope, strength and courage to take steps toward health.

 

Make a difference in our city

  • Laptop/ iPad Initiative

 

Donations of old iPads and laptops are needed.

If you can help, please get in touch with outreach@communitychurch.hk

 

For more details, please click here.

 

  • To serve

Feeding HK

 

Did you know in 4 hours, you can help to feed 400 families in HK?
Your involvement will make a difference.

 

Please join us for the next packing activity on the following dates:
• Monday 19th October from 2pm to 5pm.
• Monday 16th November from 2pm to 5pm.

Please sign up online.

 

Shine Kids Update

In keeping with government restrictions, Shine in person is still suspended. However, Shine is still happening!  Every Sunday we have Shine Zoom at 11am.  Plus, each week you can receive an email for Shine Online. This includes links to our video curriculum and activities you can do with your family that coincide with our Shine Zoom sessions.

 

In September, we’ll be learning about Friendship.  We’ll talk about what makes a good friend and how friends love, encourage, and forgive one another.  All of these topics will be viewed through the lens of Scripture, ranging from Ecclesiastes, to 1 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and John.  Our verse for the month is Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times.  They are there to help when trouble comes.”  We hope your kids come celebrate with us as we encounter God and shine.

 

If your kids want to be part of our Shine Christmas program “Come and See”,

please click this link (or scan the QR code) to sign up by Oct 4th. Come one, come all!

 

For questions, feel free to email Marilee.

 

Youth Ministry Update

Hi Parentals, this is a quick but important update of what’s on for the next 2 weeks.   

 

The clear and consistent message is: God says we are to obey our parents and the authorities. We love our neighbours by being respectful and obedient to ensure our city can heal and recover.

Being patient and reorganising activities is better than contracting and recovering from covid.

 

All planned in person activities are cancelled until further notice (UFN)

 

So here’s the alternative plan for Spectrum for the next 2 weeks: 

 

  • Mid-Week Mingle Wednesday night 6pm onwards: Zoom games and prayer time
  • Friday night 6pm onwards: Fun, fellowship and devotional
  • Sunday: Church online: 9:30am and 11:30am YouTube Channel

 

(All are welcome to log on and participate in Spectrum Zoom and church online)

 

Links are in the group description (of the WhatsApp chats) for quick and easy access.

 

For more info and any questions, feel free to email Grace or call her on 5912-3880.

 

Zoom Hangout for 15 minutes following both services – Sundays

 

Miss talking with others during the coffee fellowship time at Church? Join us as we connect with others on Zoom immediately following both services, approximately at 10:30am – 10:45am and 12:30pm – 12:45pm. Bookmark this link to hangout!

 

Prayer Rooms – Sundays

Starting from September 27th, 2020, Prayer Rooms will be available for those who want to be prayed for by the Prayer Team through ZOOM after services. You may reach them at 10:30am to 11:15am (after the 9:30am online service). Please bookmark the link for joining on that day! Feel free to email us if you have any questions!

 

Update your info!

Hello Community Church family,

You are really important to us and we would like to keep our database updated.
The form should take no longer than 2 minutes to complete!
Thank you in advance for your collaboration. We really appreciate your time!

 

Upcoming Events…

Online CORE – Essentials Course – Oct 11, 18 & 25 (Sundays)

The CORE is our membership class, but it is so much more. You’ll get to learn more about:

 

 

– Our church family, who we are and what we believe. 

– What the gospel is and what being a Christian is all about. 

– Spiritual growth and “Spiritual maturity”

– How the Holy Spirit has gifted you

– What it means to “serve” God

 

 

And much more!

Come join us, whether you’re new or you’ve been around! Feel free to send an email to Pastor Brenda if you have any questions. Sign up here!

 

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 anita@communitychurch.hk.

 

Community Church Spotify Playlist

Are you following our Spotify playlist?

We recently updated this to include new songs that we will be introducing in this season. Follow it here so that you can familiarise yourself with these songs beyond Sundays.

 

Send us your prayer request!

 

Bulletin

Hope For All Church Update

We’re so glad that we could give an update about our ministry here at HFA at Community Church last Sunday. If you would like to catch up, please click here.

 

Hope For All church is celebrating its third anniversary on Sunday September 27th. We will be sharing our praise report and various testimonies. Please come join us if you are interested.

 

If you have been praying for the young adults in your family or in your community, this is the right time to direct them to a program like Mini DTS discipleship training program, which will be happening from Oct 1-3 (online). Check out the topics and speakers here and sign up now.

 

We appreciate your prayers, financial support, and volunteer support toward these causes. If you would like to participate or want to find out more, please feel free to contact Pastor Edson at ebson@hopeforall.hk or Sandra Lee (Admin) at sandra@hopeforall.hk.

 

Community Church Employment Opportunity – Technical Director

For complete details of this job posting, please click on the following link.

Technical Director

 

 

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