Church News 02/26

1) LAUNCH TEAM MEETING: NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 5 – Our next launch team meeting for our church plant (Anchor) will be Sunday, March 5, 1-3pm in the English chapel. Lunch will be provided! Please mark your calendar. We’ll be planning, training and praying! For more details, please speak with Pastor Ben. In the future, there will be a launch team meeting every first Sunday of the month, at 1-3p in the English Chapel.

2) OUTREACH TEAMS FORMING: Our launch team together has formed some outreach teams and we need your help and feedback! These outreach ideas are geared towards inviting our unchurched friends. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact:

— Basketball Outreach: Philip Lai

— Sports (besides basketball) Outreach: Naomi Jow

— Coffee Brewing/Tasting: Brian Hwang

— Music Outreach: Ivan Wong

— VBS (June 27-30) : Angela Woo

— Website and Design: Jeremy Jow and Trisha Chan

— Social Media: Tiff Mau

— Welcoming: Johan Wong

3) CHURCH PLANT COMING FALL 2017: ANCHOR COMMUNITY CHURCH: In the fall of 2016, after much prayer and discussion with leaders in all congregations, we sensed that God was calling us to this next phase of our English congregation. God has been faithful in building up our congregation up to this point, but as we looked out at our community, we began to dream about how we could better reach out to those who are currently unconnected to any church. We see many who, though externally prosperous, are struggling to find meaning and identity amidst the many pressures of career, school, family, relationships and a tumultuous political climate. We also firmly believe that there is great power in the gospel of Jesus, and that he offers us much more than good morals and a ticket to heaven. Rather, he is the sure and steadfast anchor for the soul (Hebrews 6:19), giving us a new identity that can root us in the storms of life. We dream of young families, young adults, and college students coming to find this anchor for their souls.

4) OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE: If you are not currently serving in our church, there are many opportunities. Multimedia team, Children’s ministry, Youth Ministry, Worship Team, Welcoming Team, are just a few examples. If you would like to use your gifts and passions to serve our church, please speak with Pastor Ben or any leader.

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