Church Bulletin

FBCC English Worship   December 9, 2018

 

Welcome!

Thank you for worshiping with us!  Our hope for you today is that you come as you are and leave as God meant you to be:  To encounterour living God - to be transformed heart, mind, soul and strength.  We hope that you will be encouraged to join us in our mission: “Pursue the Heart of God by making disciples locally and globally to reach all people for Jesus Christ.”

 

ENGLISH WORSHIP SERVICE

Worship

Message: Peace on Earth, Micah 5:1-6

Speaker:  Pastor Brian Lam

Response & Offering

Welcome & Announcements

Doxology & Benediction

 

UPCOMING SERMONS

Date

Speaker

Topic

12/16

Pastor Dick Lee

Christmas Sunday: Presence not Presents, John 1

12/23

Pastor Samuel Kwan

Advent Conspiracy: Love All

We are a people of the Word – give us sermon feedback here: http://tinyurl.com/hkachfc

 

TODAY’S OTHER SERVICES

Service

Time

Speaker

Mandarin Service

9:30 – 10:45 am

Pastor Zuxing Chen

Cantonese Service

9:30 – 10:45 am

Pastor Brian Lam

 

Chinese Mission Convention South 2018 (12/26~29)

 

CMC Volunteer Sign Up: Scan the Volunteer QR code to express your desired service area & time slot. A paper

 copy of the registration form is available in the church office. Please return completed forms to the church office.

 

For people already registered and paid: you may receive Pre-Check in card from your mobilizer, which include your name card and meal tickets.  You don’t need to check in at convention on 12/26, just check-In hotel directly if you have done hotel reservation.

IF you registered and paid but not receive pre-check in card, that means you didn’t enter mobilizer ID at registration or entered wrong ID, you need to check in on 12/26 at convention. If you have entered or corrected the ID after 11/11, you still need to check in on 12/26. If you registered but not pay yet, you need to check in on 12/26 at convention.

Individual financial subsidy from FBCC is in progress, you may receive check from your mobilizer, this process will continue till end of Dec.

 

TODAY – 2019 STM Registrations/Info Meetings: Visit church missions webpage or QR Code for registration forms. Most trips open to 10th grade & up. Some trips require parental accompaniment. Check with team leader for info:

STM Trip

Dates

Team Leader

Info Meeting

Mexico

3/10-15

Philanda Warren (philandawarren@hotmail.com)

 

Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

6/2-15

Jeannie Lee (Jeanniel@fbcchome.org)

TODAY, 12:45-1:30pm, A138

Taiwan

7/6-14

Shang Tsai (shangj.tsai@gmail.com);

Jim Lin (jimcrlin@hotmail.com)

1/6, 12:30-3pm, A140

 

COMING UP AT FORT BEND COMMUNITY CHURCH

TODAY Baptism Service: Sunday, 1:30pm, Chapel. Come witness this joyous occasion. Our 26 Baptism Candidates are: English Congregation - Margaret Tung.  Youth Congregation - Amy Tan, Jonathan Wang, Jenny Wu and Grace Yan. Mandarin Congregation – Zhiqiang Wang, Zhiqin Jiang, Xiuhua Jin, Gary & Yvonne Lu, Pei Kun Peng, Liangzhong Wan, Hefeng Yao, Kejian Allen Lan, Tien-Ching Liu, Zhong Lou, James Wu, Yan Zhang, Zuxing Kan, Hua Shi, Zhiyuan Wei, Yuanyuan Zhou, and Yanyun Wu. Cantonese Congregation – Angela Cheung, Max Lin and Glorian Man. All baptism candidates must meet in A218-220 @ 1pm SHARP!

TODAY – 2019 Budget Congregational Meeting: Sunday, during all services.

TODAY – E​rase Church Deficit for 2018 – ​As of 10/31, we estimate we ​still ​need a total of $595,000 to ​balance the General funds for year 2018. Continue to remember the needs of the church in your prayers, give generously & cheerful to the Lord to cover the deficit.

TODAY – October Offering, Income/Expense Report: posted on bulletin boards.

TODAY – Church Office Winter Break Volunteer Sign Up: If interested, office volunteer application forms are available at the church office. Specify day(s)/times to help: Mon.-Fri. (between 8am-2pm) or Sun. (1:30-3pm). 

Building Fund: to raise $1.2M from June 2018 to May 2020) to retire the Phase III debts early to save the church some interests and to prepare for future facility developments for the church. Please prayerfully consider giving to the Building Fund.

FBCC Offering Envelope: Clearly print your name in English & FBCC offering #. If you never have a FBCC offering #, include your name in English (as you want it to appear in your tax statement) & your home address.

12/1-12/31 – Gym Closure: No sports activities till after the New Year.

12/16 – Christmas Joint Worship: Sun, 10am-12noon, Gym.

  • No Sunday School before worship but lunch service provided after 
  • The entire service will be simulcast to the Chapel and Assembly Hall
  • Earphone translations for Cantonese will be available 
  • 2nd graders & up will sit with their family throughout the entire service
  • All children 1st grade and under will be excused partway thru the service

12/19 – Church Prayer Meeting: Wed., 8-9:30pm, A157 to pray for 2019. 

12/23 – No Lunch Service: Regular lunch service will resume on 12/30.

12/24 – Christmas Eve Service: Mon., 8-9:30pm, Gym. Childcare for children under 2 years old is available.

12/30 – Mission Sunday: There will be mission focused messages, STM sharing, workshops & missionary appreciation dinner. Please show your appreciation to missionaries by attending the dinner, contact Elder Paul for ticket 832-814-4247.

1/4-1/20/2019 Poster Exhibits: “Martin Luther Reformation 500” & “The Rainbow After Tempest..” will be exhibited at Bldg. 1 hallways. Please invite friends to attend. 

FBCC Staff Absences/Vacations Minister Tsuan-le Chu: 12/9 (OS); Jeannie T.H.: 12/5,10,11,17; Pastor Brian: 12/11-24, 12/26-29 (CMC); Pastor Kaiyi: 12/18-21; Minister Jenny: 11/1/18-1/31/19 (Sabbatical leave); Virginia Kwan: 12/10.

 

COMING UP IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES

12/14 – Youth Fellowship: Fri., 7:45-9:45pm; Gym.

12/14-15– Family AWANA: Fri., 7:45-9:45pm; Sat, 6-8pm. Bldg.3.

F/T Children Minister/Director Job Opening: Info, contact kaiyic@fbcchome.org.

 

Fort Bend Care Center Announcements: Visit FBCC Care Center (CC) webpage for more details

2019 Beginner Conversation Spanish Class: Jan~May, Wed., 9-10am. Instructor: Ana Morales. Register by 12/16 (suel@fortbendcarecenter.org). $10 book fee.

Job Opening: Part-time program director, contact Mei Wong, meiw@fbcchome.org

Tax-deductible donation to Care Center: Donation Envelopes available by all FBCC offering boxes. Make check payable to "Fort Bend Care Center". Thank you for your giving and making an impact in our community.

AccessHealth Mobile Clinic @ FBCC: Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Visit: www.myaccesshealth.org or Call:281-342-4530.

Volunteers Needed for: 

Rebuild Little Cambodia Project: Volunteers needed on Saturdays to help with home rebuild project in Cambodian farming community in Rosharon, TX. Contact: Gary Poon, apartmentyouth@hotmail.com

Food Fair: 3rd Sat. each month, 9am-12pm. Contact: eltamlovesjesus@gmail.com

 

PRAYERS & PRAISES WE NEED YOU TO PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH

Please pray for the many events throughout the church. Pray that God will use these events/ministries to bring more people into His kingdom.

  • All outreach ministries/gatherings during Christmas.
  • Children's Ministry’s staffing needs.
  • CMC South 2018 & Urbana 2018.
  • 2019 church ministries & 2019 budget.
  • 2019 Spring Guatemala & Mexico STMs.

Faith & Work Center’s Crossroads Guide: to offer or find employment opportunities, scan QR code on right or visit www.crossroadsguide.org

Sister Grace Tam’s mother went to be with the Lord on 11/28. She was 98. Her memorial service was held yesterday (12/8). Please pray for God's comfort and peace to be with her family.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL for Winter Quarter(Dec.~Feb.)

All Adults: Amos, 9:30-10:45am, Bldg. 3: C211, Contact: Pastor Dick Lee, Dlee@fbcchome.org

College Students: Spiritual Warfare, 12:30-2:00pm, Bldg. 3: C220. Contact: Matthew Wong, mattanthonywong91@gmail.com

 

SMALL GROUPS

Family Zone: Small groups that meet at church to coincide with our children and youth ministries.  You can join a group on Friday nights, Sunday mornings or afternoons. Contact: Deacon Eric Kee, eric.kee@ge.com

The Well: Small groups for young professionals that meet weekly at members’ homes. These groups also gather all together in a large group meeting once a month for fellowship and worship. Contact: Deacon Jeremy Lau, ualymerej@gmail.com

Lighthouse: Small groups for college students with special fellowship events during academic breaks.

Contact: Deacon Mathew Wong, mattanthonywong91@gmail.com