Lord, you say that no man may be drawn to you unless you draw him. Therefore, Lord, I pray that you will draw all people to you, regardless of how sinful they are. I never deserved to be drawn to you, Lord, and yet in your great mercy you drew me. If people around me knew my great wickedness as you do, they would marvel at the great goodness you have shown to me. If you can make such an unworthy creature as me worthy to be your servant, then you can turn the lowest sinner into the highest saint. I beg that you will turn all sinners into saints.
-From Margery Kempe (1373 – 1432)
Children’s Ministry Update
This week we kick off our curriculum for all Sunday School classes! For the month of September, we are studying Nehemiah (for the Discover, Challenge and Impact classes) and Moses (for the Search class).
Registration Forms for Sunday School are located at the welcome desk. Please fill this out if you haven’t already. Please contact Depreena (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Youth Ministry Update
Welcome to the new school year. On Fridays (5pm – 8pm), we will be introducing a new curriculum SHINE-STAND-SECURE. This aims to engage our youth in discussions of their concerns, explore Old Testament stories of how God’s people faced their challenges and equip our youth with New Testament teaching from Jesus with how and why to live Christ-like lives.
On Sundays (9:30am & 11:30am), we align the curriculum with the September sermon series of the H.O.P.E Vision, then in October and November, we dive into 40 Days of Prayer.
Our studies ask these 3 questions:
1) What does the Bible say about this?
2) How is this relevant to our lives today?
3) How do we apply and demonstrate this daily with our friends and family?
If you have any questions, feel free to email Grace at email@example.com or have a chat when you see her at church or out and about.
Community Church Mentoring Ministry (C2M2)
Come be a part of Community Church Mentoring Ministry (C2M2), where you can be matched with a spiritual mentor in our congregation (individuals and couples welcome!).
Benefits of a spiritual mentoring relationship:
● Affirmation & encouragement
● A role model
● Advice and guidance
● A listening ear
● Spiritual growth and connection
Registration opens from Sept 2 to Sept 30. Stop by at the welcome desk on Sundays or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Winter Clothing Drive
Have you asked yourself these 2 questions recently:
1) What will I do with my old winter clothes and
2) What excuse do I need to shop for more winter clothes?
Well, we have the answer! From Sunday 16th September to Sunday 25th November, we will be having a Winter Clothes Drive to support Christian Action.
Drop off in the Youth Room on Sundays between 9am – 3pm.
For more details, please feel free to email Grace at email@example.com or have a chat when you see her at church or out and about.
Women’s Lifegroup – Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of months 7-9pm
A new lifegroup for women is coming your way! We’re starting on 26 September (Wednesday) and we’ll be meeting at CCHK.
If you are interested, please contact Brenda (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Church Prayer Gatherings – Sept 28 (Fri)
Join us in prayer on Sept 28 (Fri), 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.
40 Days of Prayer – Oct
We would like everyone to have a small group experience for the 40 Days of Prayer. Please sign up for a 40 Days Group if you are not currently in a Life Group. You only need to commit to be a part of the group for the 40 Days of Prayer. If you and your group would like to continue to meet past the 40 Days, we can definitely help you to make that happen.
Please sign up here.
We are also looking for H.O.S.T.S. to help lead for these 40 Days.
Heart for People
Open a place to meet
Serve a Snack
Turn on the video
Stay one step ahead of the group
These groups can meet in your home or at church (if space is available). We will provide training and support for you to be a HOST for this 40 Day Journey.
Groups will start in October. Join the journey!
Please contact Pastor Wade at email@example.com if you would like additional information or have questions.
Alpha Course – Oct 9 to Nov 27 (Every Tue)
Alpha Course is back at CCHK every Tuesday, 7-9:30pm between Oct 9 and Nov 27 this year. You can help by praying for it, inviting your friends to join in and perhaps consider joining the Alpha Team. We are looking for helpers to facilitate small group discussion, event coordination, food preparation and food contribution. If you are interested or have any queries, please contact Shirley Chau/Sophia Lam or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks a lot for your support!
The Coming Walks to Emmaus
Do you wish you could spend three days off to rediscover your faith and the life-enhancing power of the Holy Spirit?
If the answer is “YES” (or even “maybe”), the Walk to Emmaus retreat is for you. The Walk to Emmaus is a 3-day residential weekend retreat held at Tao Fong Shan. It is an ecumenical retreat linking Christians from many churches in Hong Kong. You will spend three busy, but very enjoyable days in study, prayer, worship and discussion, centering around 15 talks given by laity and clergy. Many members and friends of Community Church have taken part in a Walk to Emmaus retreat and have found it to be a life-changing experience. The dates for the upcoming retreats are: Men: Oct 18 [evening] – 21 and Women: Nov 1 [evening] – 4.
The Justice Conference Asia 2018 – All Things New
We would like to invite you to celebrate the beauty of justice and be inspired by future action! Oct 19-20, across 2 full days, 6 main sessions, 8 workshop streams, and 24 workshops, we will gather to awaken our hope for the renewal of all things. Covering topics such as creation care, creativity in justice, human trafficking, global migration and refugee crisis, religious freedom, and economic injustice.
For CCHK congregation we would get $100 off discount (Regular: $550, Discounted: $450), sign up at the welcome desk on Sundays while tickets still last. Together we stand and fight for justice. Help us spread the word on your channel! For more information, please visit thejusticeconferenceasia.com
Hope For All Church Update
Hope For All church needs volunteers to help with school activities for the minority children in the community. From Wednesday to Friday (3-4:30 PM), we help these children with their school work, hang out with them, share the story of the bible and pray for them. If you are interested in volunteering please let us know. This will be a huge opportunity for ministry to the minority community.
email: email@example.com, contact/WhatsApp: 55436224
Community Church Employment Opportunity – Worship Director
For complete details of the job posting, please click on the following link.
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, September 24, 2018. THANK YOU!!!