Announcements for 10/1/2023
MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION & RENEWAL
Membership Registration opens today, 10/1 and ends on 10/31. If you are not yet a member and would like to apply for membership, please see Pastor Jon or an EMT member! The church will not be accepting applications after the 31st.
Renewal takes place from 10/1 to 10/31 and any renewal requests after the deadline will be asked to re-apply. You must renew your membership every year and it is intended to confirm current, active members. If you have any questions about membership renewal, please contact Brother Joseph, our church secretary.
Our next baptisms will be taking place on Sunday, 10/29. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and want to be baptized, please contact Pastor Jon. The last day to sign-up is 10/8.
The church will begin to prepare the 2024 budget; if there are any expenses related to church ministry that have not yet been reported, please report them immediately through the link here so that co-workers can prepare the budget accurately.
DISPOSAL OF LUNCH BOXES
To follow the new law for composting food waste and avoid being fined, the church is implementing a waste reduction and classification system. In order to correctly classify waste, the church will no longer be recycling food waste (including beverage cups and cans). We kindly ask that you use reusable lunch boxes which you can take home to clean or, if you use disposable lunch boxes, to take those home and dispose of it yourself. Keeping the church clean requires everyone’s participation; please also kindly remind each other from time to time. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
This September, we will be inviting brothers and sisters to share their insights and testimonies about reading the Bible. Please be on the look-out for more information from your fellowship leaders!
Heavenly Garden is our church publication. Read the newest issue here!
HELP GIVE WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
HYBRID SUNDAY SERVICES
Praise God that after over a year of online services, our church has now reopened for a hybrid of online and in-person Sunday service and Sunday School! If it is your first time visiting in-person, please submit your contact information here so the church can contact you if anyone around you tests positive for COVID-19.
To attend our services live online, please tune-in to our 9 AM Sunday Worship Service live-stream at english.cbcwla.org/live.
Sunday School is at 11 AM in-person and on english.cbcwla.org/gather.
Wednesday Prayer Meetings are online at cbcwla.org/pray at 8 PM and in-person in Room 311.
Adult and youth fellowships are on Friday nights at 7:45 PM via Zoom at english.cbcwla.org/gather and also in-person in the Fellowship Hall.
College fellowship takes place at USC on Tuesday nights at 7 PM. Please talk to a member of EMT for more information.
As more people return for in-person services, we kindly ask for brothers and sisters to take advantage of the free parking on the street. This way, we can save the church parking lot for guests, elderly, families with young children, or others who need easier access to the building.
Offering is collected online via Zelle, using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient. More information can be found here. Please add “English Congregation or (“EC”) ” on your electronic or check offerings’ memo section. 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.
The church has decided to resume the lunch ticket sales system. Lunch tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance of the Fellowship Hall. Green tickets ($3) are for those who bring their own lunch boxes, red tickets ($4) are for those who need disposable lunch boxes, and yellow tickets ($1) are for children. For more details, please visit the church website.
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!
CHURCH PANDEMIC GUIDELINE UPDATE
If you test positive after attending our in-person services, please notify Brother Zhongcai Ma (our Fellowship Dept. Council) at [email protected]. The church will anonymously contact those who sat close to you so others can take precautions as well. Thank you for your cooperation!