eGoodNews – Nov 18 2021

This Week

Prayer Life

Father, make us more like Jesus. Help us to bear difficulty, pain, disappointment and sorrows, knowing that in your perfect working and design you can use such bitter experiences to shape our characters and make us more like our Lord. We look with hope for that day when we shall be wholly like Christ, because we shall see him as he is.
Amen.

 

From Ignatius of Antioch (c.107)

 

Please pray with us this week for:

  • This Sunday’s worship services, that we will encounter the presence of Christ as we gather to worship Him. This Sunday will be our final sermon from the Kingdom Now series. Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower us to live out this challenging teaching.
  • God’s comfort as we grieve the loss of Joyce Lee. She passed away on Sunday at Queen Mary Hospital. Especially pray for Joyce’s husband and her family during this difficult time.
  • The wonderful youth volunteers and parents that have stepped in to lead Spectrum in this season. We give thanks to them. Let’s keep praying for God to bring the right Youth Director to Community Church.

 

Send us your prayer request!

 

Tables of 8: Thanksgiving Dinner – 27 NOV (SAT)

We have the privilege of celebrating as a community and there is certainly much to give things for in what was a truly difficult year for Hong Kong and the world. Through it all, God has moved and we see his hand in so many places. As we approach a time of thanksgiving then, we are working to invite you all to join us and our hosts in Tables of 8 throughout the city. It will be a dinner where we all get to connect and better know one another. Sign up here.

 

Shine Kids Update

This school year, let’s learn to do everything with love!

 

This month, we will be learning about Contentment. There are many things we want in life but we have to learn to be okay with what we have. Contentment teaches us to be glad with what we’ve got.

Youth Ministry Update

On the Fridays of November, we will have fun activities to help us find our place, purpose and learn how it all fits into God’s plan.

 

On Sundays, we will have youth join our main worship service for the time being. We look forward to being able to worship alongside our vibrant youth!

 

FRIDAYS & UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Updates are available on the Youth and Parents Chat. If you have questions about our Youth Ministry, please contact Pastor Wade.

 

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

 

YOUNG ADULTS (YA) LIFE GROUP 

The Young Professionals (aged 20-40) Life Group meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm at church’s Youth Room.

 

We give our YAs the option to attend either Wednesday or Thursday evening because we know that life (and work!) happens.

 

Please contact Pastor Brenda for more details.

 

Join a Life Group!

As Christians, we are meant to practice and live in community. At Community Church, this is expressed through our Life Groups. Within a Life Group, you will grow closer to fellow believers, encounter seekers  and share your journeys in life with Christ together. Life Groups are a great place to be encouraged as you learn, grow and run alongside others.

 

If you are not in a Life Group and would love to join, let us know and we will connect you! Contact Pastor Brenda or sign up at the Welcome Desk on Sunday.

 

Get Access to RightNow Media!

Are you looking for some wholesome Christian video teaching and inspirational content in your daily walk? If so, we would like to provide you with a subscription to RightNow Media—the Netflix of Bible Study videos.

 

There is content for all ages and stages of life, and additional family members can set up their own accounts as well!

 

If you would like access, email the Church Office and we will invite you!

 

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar for Advent!

Serving Opportunities

Recruiting Volunteer Instrumentalists!

Do you have a musical gift and 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, email the Church Office to sign up!

Recruiting Volunteer Ushers!
Ushers are an important part of the church’s identity as it invites visitors into our space and reassures them that they can be safe as they open their hearts to worship. Join the Usher Team and let God use your act of hospitality for His greater glory! Sign up here!

Recruiting Volunteer Projectionists!

Projectionists control the slides in the service and help the entire congregation follow the service in the worship hall and online. A projectionist therefore serves God by making worship services smooth. Beyond a heart that says “YES!”, no other experience is required, so join the team and let’s do amazing things together for God! Sign up here!

Recruiting Volunteer Youth Leaders!

In today’s world where the young are growing up too fast, youth leaders can make the difference in setting each person towards a path that holds on to God. If you have a heart to serve and mentor the youth at Community Church, then Pastor Wade would love to hear from you!

 

Outreach Opportunities

INNER CITY MINISTRIES – 4th Saturday of Each Month from 2pm to 5pm

Next one will be on Saturday 27th November.

For more info, please contact May Tang, Champion for ICM.

 

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

We have the opportunity to provide food to workers at HOLF. This gives their staff a moment to rest, and for us to fellowship together.  We are looking for volunteers to provide food items (baked goods, fruits, etc.) for December 19​. Please use the Outreach sign up to let us know of your service!

Andrew is the Champion for HOLF and he will be at the 9:30am church service to receive the donated food and transport it to HOLF.

 

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

Tel: 2670 0676 

Website

 

St. Barnabas Kids Club: 1st Sunday of Each Month from 3pm to 5pm. 

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

 

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

 

Follow St Barnabas on Facebook here.

 

Jubilee Ministries: Jubilee Kitchen (Every Tuesday)

We will have hot meal and food packing from 4pm to 5:30pm in 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3A. (5-min walk from Exit B5, Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station)

 

We will be distributing hot meals to the homeless from 6pm to 7pm in Jordan.

 

HAVEN OF HOPE: Every Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:45pm

We are looking for 3 volunteers who have been fully vaccinated 2 weeks before their first visit (e.g., fully vaccinated by Thursday, October 14 to visit Haven of Hope on Thursday, October 28).

7 Haven of Hope Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong

 

Contact Vicki for more info on Jubilee Kitchen and Haven of Hope.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THE OUTREACH ACTIVITIES.

Hope For All Church Update

Our recent newsletter is up now. Please have a look at what God is doing in our community. 

 

24th Christmas Celebration at Olive Kindergarten Sham Shui Po: This year they are holding a Christmas Eve celebration on 24th of December. Please be part of this evening and invite your friends to hear the gospel in a fresh way. 

 

26th December, church day picnic. (details to be followed) Please feel free to let Tryfina or Grace know If you are interested.

 

Job Opportunities

Youth and Young Adult Director of Community Church Hong Kong

We are looking for an awesome individual who will inspire our youth and encourage our young adults to continue to do God’s work in Hong Kong. Join our close-knit, dynamic, and fun-loving staff team at Community Church and create a lasting impact on the future of our city.
For complete details of this job posting, please click here.


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