Announcements: May 3, 2020

May 02, 2020   •  
  1. Regular Worship Services and Church Activities Will Be Suspended through May 15, 2020. Check the church website frequently for updates and when and how there will be a return to normal schedule – cccdc.com.  We are keeping in line with guidelines submitted by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office to do our part in stopping the spread of coronavirus.  In the meantime, if you’d like to be emailed directly about virtual activities, please send your name and email to linda@cccdc.com.
  1. Online Prayer Meetings
  • New Church-wide Prayer Meeting. We invite you to join together as a church family for prayer on the first Monday of each month beginning May 4, 2020 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Pastors will provide prayer topics and participants may pray in any language, offering only words meant for God.  There should be no explanation or self-introduction. You may come any time during the hour by dialing: 1-224-520-9892; PIN: 763875213# (Long distance charges may apply).  You may pray in any language.
  • Cantonese, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:45 pm. Dial 712-770-5024 and enter 820627# when directed.
  • Mandarin, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm for congregation-wide prayer. Young adult group meets for prayer and study on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 pm and Sundays for Discipleship Class at 1 pm.  Dial 712-770-4968 and enter 848249# when directed.
  • Need Prayer. Send your request through the homepage of the church website or clicking (http://tiny.cc/CCC-Prayers).
  1. Pastors available Our pastors have been staying connected and helping congregation members by phone, email and text. Please reach out if you or a loved one are in need of pastoral care or other assistance.  Pastor Charles – 202-271-8422; Pastor Josh – 1-847-293-7585; Pastor Joanna – 202-684-0032
  1. Sympathy is expressed to our brother, Mike Everett. His mother, a devoted Christian who served as a Deaconess in her church, went home to the Lord last Sunday. Mike appreciates the prayers of his CCC church family.
  1. Pastor Charles appreciates and thanks the church family for prayers and expressions of encouragement during his time of bereavement after the passing of several family members overseas.
  2. The church office and Chinatown Service Center may be reached by phone during weekday office hours, 9 am – 4 pm. Jenny will answer for the church at 202-637-9852 and Michelle will answer the Chinatown Service Center line at 202-898-0061.    Our building worker has disinfected our building and will continue to maintain and check our building during the pandemic.
  1. English Congregation Online Meetings:
  1. Sunday School Activities for Children are available online. Please check the link sent from your email or WeChat group.
  1. National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 7. Please check the website for tips on how to pray for America and for details about a special National Broadcast that evening from 8-10 pm  (https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/)   The DC Bible Reading Marathon set for this week has been postponed until September 12-16, 2020.
  1. Remember our Missionaries; Pray for the ministries and missionaries CCC has been supporting as they obey God’s command to “go” on our behalf. including – Gospel Carrier International, Chinese Gospel Broadcasting Center, International Foundation (mountain village in SW China), China Outreach Ministries (Chinese students and scholars in US), Navigators in Thailand, Send International in Middle East, Youth Ministry in China, South Shore Mission of Edge City Church in NY. Besides the usual challenges of missionary life, they are also face the same COVID19 dangers that we experience.
  1. Offerings and Donations are welcome as church expenses continue. Send checks in the mail, add CCC to your bill pay service from your bank, or send through Pay Pal.  Make payable to Chinese Community Church, 500 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
  1. Precautionary Measures Due to Coronavirus
  • You are advised to stay home, only going out to buy groceries, if necessary.  If you go out to shop, you must cover your mouth and nose.  You do not want to bring the virus home to loved ones.  Cancellation of activities are also announced through the website, phone tree, social media, WTOP and WJLA.  If you want to be on the email list, please make sure we have you current email by contacting linda@cccdc.com
  • It is suggested that those returning from overseas or long distance travel should stay at home for two weeks to minimize spreading contagions.
  • Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for protecting yourself – wash hands frequently with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, stay home if you feel ill.  Wear a face covering over nose and mouth if you have to go out.
  • Consult a doctor if you have a high fever, cough or breathing problems.
  • Be aware of anti-Asian/Chinese sentiments from those who have anger or fear related to the virus’ origins.  Call 911 if you feel threatened.
  • Trust God in this and all situations acting as Jesus would to check on people who may need assistance, not giving into fear, verifying information before passing it on, praying often for His protection and trusting Him for the outcome.  Our response in any situation is a testimony of our faith.
  1. Calendar Changes
  • Summer Retreat canceled
  • Vacation Bible School canceled

 

  1. 教會決定直至5月15日停止主日崇拜和相關所有教會活動。請經常查看教會網站注意信息的更新和正常崇拜的恢復時間cccdc.com。我們一直遵行特區市長辦公室發佈的指導,盡我們的能力阻止疫情擴散。同時,如果您想通過電子郵件直接接收教會網絡事項信息,請將姓名和電子郵件地址發送到以下電子郵件地址:linda@cccdc.com
  2. 全教會在綫禱告會:從2020年5月4日開始,每個月第一個星期一晚上7點30分至8點30分,我們邀請您參加全教會電話禱告。牧師將提供禱告主題,您可以用任何語言參加,無需解釋或自我介紹,向天父上帝禱告。請在這段時間撥打電話號碼1-224-520-9892,再鍵入密碼763875213#即可加入禱告會(可能招致長途電話費用)。歡迎大家。 美京中華基督教會-禱告需求: http://tiny.cc/CCC-Prayers
  3. 教會的牧師通過電子郵件或電話聯絡的方式可滿足您或家人的教牧需求,教會網站提供了教牧同工聯繫方式,包括電子郵件地址和電話號碼,敬請在教會網站查看。電話:辜漢然牧師 – 202-271-8422; 英文堂曹牧師 – 1-847-293-7585; 徐麗娟傳道– 202-684-0032。
  4. 教會辦公室和服務中心在週一到週五,上午九點到下午四點辦公時間之內可以提供電話服務:Jenny會接聽教會辦公室電話202-898-9852,Michelle會接聽服務中心電話202-898-0061。教堂建築物已經消毒。在疫情期間,教堂建築物管理工作人員和同工一直維護和觀察教堂的狀況。
  5. 辜牧師感謝教會大家庭在他失去幾位海外家人的痛苦時刻用禱告給予的鼓勵,他爲此表達衷心的感激。
  6. 您的奉獻:可以以郵寄支票或銀行轉賬,以及通過Pay Pal的方式支持教會目前的開支。奉獻支票擡頭是:Chinese Community Church, 地址是500 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
  7. 歡迎大家加入在綫禱告會!
  • 粵語堂:星期三和星期天晚上7點45分,撥打電話712-770-5024,跟隨提示鍵入820627# 就可加入禱告會。
  • 國語堂:撥打電話712-770-4968,跟隨提示鍵入848249# 就可加入以下活動:星期二晚上7點為全體國語會衆禱告會;青年團契禱告查經的時間是星期三和星期五晚上10點;主日下午1點為門徒培訓課程的時間。
  1. 全美國禱告日:定於星期四,五月七日晚上八時至十時,請在以下網線收取有關質料為美國國家禱告。 (https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/)。 特區聖經朗誦馬拉松推遲到2020年9月12日——16日舉行。
  2. 為我們教會支持的宣道團組和他們的事工禱告,願神預備、看顧、保守、供應,並祝福他們的一切所需。
  • 新型冠狀病毒預警預防措施:
  • 在當前的情況下,建議您留在家中,除非是有日用品的需要,如需出外時必須戴口罩或用棉質大手帕遮蓋口鼻。不要把病毒帶回家中傳染家人。教會崇拜計劃的取消和變更請查看教會網站、電話網絡、社交媒體和WTOP、WJLA。如果您想收到教會的電子郵件,請將您目前適用的電子郵件地址發送到:linda@cccdc.com
  • 建議從海外或長途旅行回來的人應在家裡自我隔離兩個星期,以最大程度地減少病毒蔓延。
  • 請您遵守疾病防疫中心的保護指南:用肥皂和水勤洗手、咳嗽和打噴嚏時請用紙巾或您的衣袖遮蓋、避免用不潔净的手揉眼睛、鼻子和嘴,如果生病請居家不要外出。如必要出外走動時請務必戴口罩。
  • 如果您有如發燒、持續咳嗽、呼吸困難,請諮詢醫生。
  • 警惕與疫情相關的仇視亞裔/華裔的行爲,如遭遇威脅,請撥打911。
  • 相信上帝掌管萬有,如同耶穌,時刻查看人的需要,並以平安代替驚恐;不傳播不經證實的言論,隨時禱告求上帝的保守,將一切的結果交托給祂。我們在任何情況下的行爲都是為祂做見證。
  • 教會事工計劃變更:
  • 中文退修會(4/25/2020)改期至今年10月3日。

星期二中午的國語崇拜合併到星期天的主日國語崇拜。

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