(Announcements for 01/24/2021)
LIVE-STREAM SERVICES ONLY
CBCWLA is cooperating with efforts by the LA County Dept. of Public Health in responding to COVID-19 and moving all ministries online. Please plan to tune-in to our 9 AM Sunday Worship Service at english.cbcwla.org/live and our 11 AM Sunday School at english.cbcwla.org/gather.
Although we don’t know when we will be returning to in-person service yet, you can go to youtu.be/Ech5QO6fj4c for a short video explaining how we plan to keep everyone safe once we return.
Praise God that 4 brothers and sisters have signed up for baptisms! They are currently in the interview process so please keep them in your prayers. The baptism ceremony will take place on Saturday, 1/23, and be broadcast on Sunday, 1/31.
EVANGELISM NIGHT (2/13)
We will be having our annual Evangelism Night online on Saturday, 2/13. Everyone is encouraged to participate and invite others to attend! Please also keep the preparation for the night in prayer.
ELECTRONIC GIVING RECEIPTS
The Accounting Office is planning to send all 2020 giving receipts electronically. They have contact information for full members. If you gave during 2020 and are not a member, please send your full name, mailing address, and email address to [email protected] by the end of January. The Accounting Office is planning to send receipts out this month.
From now on, the church publication, Heavenly Garden, is accepting article contributions year-round. If you are interested in submitting an article, please email [email protected]. Submissions may include but are not limited to, testimonies, reflections, poetry, song, etc. Articles will be posted digitally on our English Congregation Facebook group, and physical issues will be published twice a year.
“ABIDING IN THE LORD” DEVOTIONALS
The New Testament Reading Class from the Chinese Congregation will begin reading the book of Matthew in February. Pastor Mickey will be posting devotionals to accompany their progress. We are working to translate these devotionals into English. If you’d like to help, please contact Jill.
CHURCH ITEMS FOR EACH HOUSEHOLD
The church has prepared several complementary items for each household: “Love God, Love People” magnets (refrigerator magnets based on the 2021 theme), physical copies of two Heavenly Garden issues, and a 2021 scripture calendar. You can collect these by contacting your district leaders. The current district leaders by region are Susa Chen (west: Santa Monica and near the church), Mengshan Peng (east), Danxi Zou (south), Alight Tsai (south of the 105), Joseph Huang (north). All directions are relative to the church building.
REQUEST LORD’S SUPPER ELEMENTS IN ADVANCE
We observe the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month. Since all services are online, baptized believers who wish to partake of the Lord’s Supper will need to request or prepare elements in advance. Single-serve packets of elements may be requested one quarter at a time from a regional district leader. Please indicate the number of baptized believers in your household when making your request. You’ll be given enough packets for three months at a time.
Pastor Hsiao and Pastor Wang are each posting a series of articles on a Christian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A few of them have already been translated into English and can be found here. If you’d like to help with the translation process, please contact a member of EMT. The Chinese versions can be found here (Pastor Hsiao) and here (Pastor Wang).
ATTENDANCE & CONTACT FORM
Got a prayer request to share? Want to give some encouragement to those who are serving? We have a new online feedback form here. Please also take a minute to fill out the form each week that you worship in the company of others, to help us get a more accurate sense of who we’re reaching through the live stream worship service. Thank you!
MEET & GREET
Join us for an informal time to hangout via Zoom after Worship Service and Sunday School in the Sunday School Zoom meeting. The link is in the YouTube video description. Be sure your display name includes your first and last name so we know who you are and can let you into the meeting!
Because we cannot gather physically, the offering will be online via Zelle. To give using Zelle, use the email address [email protected]cbcwla.org as the recipient. More information can be found here. Donations via Zelle are tax-deductible, and the Accounting Office will include these gifts in a year-end receipt to the name registered on your Zelle-linked bank account.