Announcements: April 17, 2022

Apr 16, 2022   •  

CC Sunday Worship Services are held in-person and on Zoom.  See schedule and new COVID safety guidelines below. Online participants should sign-in with a simple and recognizable name.  Coronavirus is still a concern in our community so it is essential that everyone remains cautious and worships online if experiencing any type of illness. Come join us online or in person!

Joint Worship Service on Easter , 17 April 2022, 10:45 AM

All congregations will worship together in the sanctuary or on Zoom. Rev. Joshua Cho will be speaking.  A special Zoom link can be requested from info@cccdc.com. If you have difficulties signing in please contact Janice Chen or Shirley Lau.

Covid Safety Practices For In-Person Worship and Sunday School

  • WEARING A MASK INDOORS IS OPTIONAL BEGINNING MARCH 27 AS LONG AS VIRUS TRANSMISSION RATE REMAINS LOW, BUT WELLNESS CHECK, HAND HYGIENE AND CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP.
  • To report a COVID positive diagnosis or test result after you have been in the church building, please email trustees@cccdc.com with your name and phone number.  Questions may be directed to Eric Lum or Linda Wong, the points of contact.

Take Note!

Aid to Ukrainian Refugees The Official Board established a goal of sending $100,000 to help the millions of Ukrainian refugees displaced from their homes due to war. An initial $50,000 from Reserve Funds has been sent and the congregation is invited to join in answering God’s call with their own offerings to feed those who are hungry and help those who are in trouble.  All gifts should be sent to CCC earmarked for Ukraine Relief.  All monies will be channeled to Samaritan’s Purse International which already has relief efforts and a mobile hospital in Ukraine.   

Easter Outreach On Easter Sunday after worship, we will be reminding people in the neighborhood of the Good News that Jesus is alive.  A small gift and a card with church location will be distributed.  Contact Pastor Charles if you are interested in participating.

Adult Sunday School [E] New series, God Heard Their Cry, part of the Faith Lessons series by Ray Vander Laan, began on April 10.  Discover how God answers the cry of his persecuted people and proclaims himself Lord to them and to their oppressors.

Chinese Spring Retreat – April 23-24 on Zoom.  Prof. Der-Chen Chang will speak on “Rebuilding the Tabernacle of David”, focusing on strengthening God’s church to worship in-person and to proclaim his faithfulness and mercies.  See flyer on the website.

Bible Reading Marathon will take place during the first week of May prior to the National Day of Prayer on May 5.  CCC has reserved the following times on May 1 for reading: 12:45-1:30 pm and 10:45 pm – 12:45 am (into Monday). Address: 109 2nd Street NE, Washington DC,  20002 (changed to the east side of the Supreme Court building rather than Capitol due to COVID).  If you would like to participate, please contact Pastor Charles who will be onsite.  Walk from church or look for street parking. Open to all reading in any language. www.capitolbrm.com

April Soul Sisters Gathering  Soul Sisters prayer walk and sharing will be on 4/23 at the Tidal Basin at 10 AM. Additional potential activities may include paddle-boating and a picnic lunch. For more details, contact Joanne Kee (joandtomkee@yahoo.com).

English Congregation Picnic, May 14, 2022 at Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD.  Fun for the whole family – lunch and activities.  Sign-up and more details to come.

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Reminders:

Parking at PMI Parking lots on Sundays: 900 New York Avenue – Free parking with validation stamp.  Enter on 9th Street. PMI Garage at 600 Mass Ave – church paid arrangement for those who need to have a closer option for parking.  For either lot, please make sure you pick up a validation stamp or follow-up ticket at the front door from security or greeters. Street parking is also free on Sundays.  For more information contact info@cccdc.com.

Offerings and Donations are welcome as church expenses continue.  Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. 2 Corinthians 8:12 NLT. Send checks in the mail, add CCC to your Bill Pay service from your bank, or send offering through Pay Pal. Make payable to Chinese Community Church, 500 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.  If giving through Pay Pal, avoid fees by designating Friends and Family from your account, not a credit card.  Offering collection boxes are available in the church in worship spaces. In addition to operating budget, you may designate donations to missions, Good Samaritan Fund, Chinatown Service Center, Building Fund or Ukraine Relief.  If you would like to use pre-printed offering envelopes, contact Helen Wong at church or through treasurer@cccdc.com

Sunday School at 9:30 am

Children Kindergarten through 5th graders.    

Middle and High School, Upper basement in-person only.

College and Young Adults, Room 303, in-person only

Adult [E]

  • Room 304 and Google Meet
  • Studying series, That the World May Know, God Heard Their Cry
  • To request meeting link, please click here.

Adult [M]

  • Hung Memorial Hall, Main, and Zoom
  • To request zoom link, please click here.  Call Pastor Joanna 202-684-0032 if you have questions.

Online Prayer Meetings

  • Need Prayer Send your request through the homepage of the church website. http://tiny.cc/CCC-Prayers
  • Cantonese Wednesdays at 7:45 pm.  To request zoom link, please click here.   Call Pastor Charles 202-271-8422 if you have questions.
  • Mandarin Tuesdays at 7:00 pm for congregation-wide prayer.  Young adult group meets for prayer and study on Sundays for Discipleship Class at 11 pm.  Dial 712-770-4968 and enter 848249# when directed.
  • Monthly Church-wide Prayer Meeting We invite you to join together as a church family for prayer on May 2, 2022 (the first Monday of the month) from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Participants may pray in any language, offering only words meant for God.  There should be no explanation or self-introduction.  You may pray following the direction of the pastors or for items on your mind at the time. You may come any time during the hour. To request meeting link, please click here.

Community

For more information, call the Chinatown Service Center, 202-898-0061 on weekdays or check the website https://www.chinatownscdc.org/ 

COVID-19 Vaccinations are widely available for children and adults.  Contact your state or the district’s government website or your local health department for more information on vaccinations and testing.  If you or someone you know needs help with getting a vaccination or have questions, please call Michelle at the Service Center 202-898-0061.

Community Services Classes:  English as a Second Language Class, Tuesdays @ 6 pm; Citizenship Classes, Fridays @ 6:00 pm.  Contact Chinatown Service Center for changes to schedule or to register and obtain the meeting link: 202-898-0061

How to contact CCC:

Pastors are available by phone, email and text or in-person with an appointment.   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

The church office and Chinatown Service Center regular office hours are, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  All visitors must call the respective office to make an appointment before coming in and be informed of safety protocols when entering the church building.  Church office number is 202-637-9852 and Chinatown Service Center number is 202-898-0061.   Our building worker continues to maintain our building following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting against COVID-19.

Online Meetings:

[E] English, [C] Cantonese, [m] Mandarin

  • Virtual Fellowship [E] on Sundays, 12 pm right after English Worship. Stay on the same Zoom conference after the worship service.
  • Teen Fellowship [E] 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fridays @ 7:00 pm.  Contact Pastor Josh or Everett Lum for meeting link information.
  • Generations [E], usually 2nd and 4th Fridays.  Bible Study at 8 pm.  Contact Aaron Woo or Tom Kee for meeting link information.
  • Ladies English Adult Fellowship, [E], every Monday at 7 pm, in person and/or online.  Contact Grace or Nichole Chen (nyc8@georgetown.edu).
  • Timothy Bible Study [C], first Saturday of the month, 10 am.  Contact Pastor Charles for meeting link information.
  • Bible Study 100 [E&C], usually second Saturday of the month, 10 am.  Howard Huie will lead us on a study of the book of Romans.  Contact Pastor Charles for meeting link information.
  • Virginia Bible Study and Prayer Group [E&C], first and third Wednesdays each month, 8 pm.  Contact Wai Chen for meeting link.
  • CCC Young Adult Study and Discipleship [M] Sundays at 11:00 pm. Contact Pastor Joanna for details.
  • Retiree Bible Study [M] Wednesdays at 10 pm.  Contact Pastor Joanna for details.
  • Bowie Restaurant Fellowship [M] on Sundays 10:30 pm on Zoom.  Contact Pastor Charles or Feimin Zhang for meeting link information.

In-Person Meetings:

  • CCC Young Adult Fellowship [E] meets Wednesdays @7:30 pm at church. Please contact Pastor Josh for details.
  • Restaurant Bible Study [M] Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Pastor Joanna for details.
  • Soul Sisters [E] Monthly outing usually on Saturdays as scheduling and weather permits. Contact Joanne Kee for details.

Precautionary Measures Due to Coronavirus

  • Be cautious when going out – Mayor Bowser revised the COVID-19 winter surge protocols due to slowing of virus transmission and hospitalization and ordered the indoor mask mandate be lifted on March 1.   
  • Anyone who has been exposed to coronavirus or tests positive must quarantine.  Follow Centers for Disease Control for latest guidance on quarantine period, masking and testing. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html .  Report positive test results to trustees@cccdc.com  if you were at the church around the time of infectious period.
  • Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for protecting yourself – vaccination, wear a mask in areas of high COVID transmission, 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.
  • 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.

報告事項

教堂舉行的國、粵、英語主日崇拜同時在網絡轉播

請在教會網站查看主日崇拜的最新消息,或打電話202-637-9852聯系教會辦公室。

常規主日崇拜目前使用ZOOM會議軟件現場直播

三堂實體主日崇拜在綫即轉播。崇拜日程安排請見下文。歡迎您參加實體敬拜或網上敬拜。參加網絡敬拜者請使用簡潔易懂的用戶名。冠狀病毒仍然是我們社區関注的問題,因此,如果遇到任何類型的疾病請參加網絡崇拜。

2022417日上午1045為復活節囯、粵、英語聯合主日崇拜

所有崇拜都將在大禮堂以實體和在線轉播的方式進行,崇拜鏈接通過電子郵件發送。如果您想加入電子郵件接受名單,請發送電子郵件至info@cccdc.com。如果有任何問題請聯絡 Janice Chen Shirley Lau.

實體崇拜和主日學新COVID安全措施

  • 327日開始,在著新冠病毒傳播率保持低水平的狀態下,參加實體敬拜者不强制戴口罩,但必須確認健康檢查、手部消毒和登記姓名並留下聯絡方式。
  • 教堂逗留過後如果診斷或檢測COVID陽性,請發送電子郵件至trustees@cccdc.com告知,並請附上您的姓名和電話號碼。有問題可直接聯繫林秉民(Eric Lum)或李蓮達(Linda Wong)。

教會活動

援助烏克蘭難民(Aid To Ukrainian Refugees):董事會爲此設立了100,000 美元的籌款目標,幫助因戰爭而流離失所的數百萬烏克蘭難民。 董事會將從儲備金中首先撥出50,000 美元,呼籲會眾共同響應上帝的呼召,為飢餓中的人提供食物,並幫助那些因為奉獻而處於困境的人。所有的捐贈請寄來教會標記為Ukraine Relief(援助烏克蘭),教會將通過 Samaritan’s Purse International 轉交給在烏克蘭的救援工作和流動醫院使用。

復活節外展:在復活節禮拜後,我們將在附近社區分發小禮物和帶有教堂位置的卡片,提醒居民耶穌還活著的好消息。如果您有意參與,請聯繫辜漢然牧師。

中文春令會:423日在網絡舉行。講員:張德健教授、主題:重建大衛的帳幕。著重于堅固神的,促進教會的實體敬拜和極力宣揚神的信實和慈愛。詳情請查看教會網站。

聖經朗讀接力賽: 5 1 日(國家禱告日前)、地址:109 2nd Street NE, Washington DC, 20002(由於 新冠病毒的 原因,改為最高法院大樓的東側而不是國會大廈)。我們教會預定以下時間進行讀經:中午1245-130 分、晚上1045子夜12 45分。 如果您想參加,請聯繫辜牧師,届時他將會在讀經現場。 可以從教堂開始沿路尋找路邊停車位。讀經的活動可以用任何語言參加 . www.capitolbrm.com

英文堂姊妹團契(Soul Sister4份聚會:423日上午10點,地址:Tidal Basin。活動内容包括脚踏船、野餐等。聚會詳情請聯絡呂玉安 (joandtomkee@yahoo.com).

英文成人主日學:410日開始了新課程的學習:《God Heard Their Cry》。

英文堂郊外野餐:定在五月十四日於 Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD有備午餐和活動;有意者請留意將來詳情的報告。

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教會其他事項

PMI停車場:教會通常在紐約大道900為參加主日敬拜的會衆提供的停車位現在允許停車,請用 9th 街入口進入;另外教會在600 Mass Ave的停車場購買了停車位,為需要停在靠近教堂的會衆使用。無論您在哪個停車場,請向教堂前門的主日招待或安保人員領取停車票,您也可以在街邊免費停車。欲知更多信息,請發送咨詢郵件到info@cccdc.com

奉獻與捐贈:哥林多後書812節說:為人若有願做的心,必蒙悅納,乃是照他所有的,並不是照他所無的。  您的奉獻與捐贈可以通過郵寄支票或銀行轉賬,以及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;如果參加實體敬拜,您可以將奉獻款項放在奉獻箱内。除了運作預算,請指定奉獻用於支持宣教、Good Samaritan Fund、華埠服務中心或教會大樓基金(Building Fund)和援助烏克蘭(Ukraine Relief)。感謝神帶領您支持教會事工。天父爲萬福泉源!如果您需要標記有您姓名的奉獻信封,請寫電郵(treasurer@cccdc.com)聯係司庫潘偉蘭。

主日學、早晨930

兒童主日學:適合幼稚園至小學5年級的學生。

  • 教堂地下室下層教室和ZOOM平臺實時網絡課堂
  • 請發送電子郵件向林一劼查詢網絡課堂鏈接:sunday.school@cccdc.com

高中生/中學生主日學:教堂地下室上層教室實體聚會

年輕人/大學生主日學303教室實體聚會。

英文成人主日學:

  • 304教室和Google Meet
  • 課程That the World May Know, God Heard Their Cry
  • 請點擊此處獲取網絡課堂鏈接。

国语主日学

  • 祯桂堂大堂和 ZOOM平台
  • 请点击 获取主日学在網絡的链接。如果有疑问,请打电话202-684-0032联系徐丽娟传道。

網絡禱告會

  • 禱告需求:請通過教會網站主頁上傳您的禱告需求http://tiny.cc/CCC-Prayers
  • 粵語堂:星期三晚上745分。請點擊此處獲取禱告會鏈接。有任何疑問請撥電話202-271-8422聯絡辜漢然牧師。
  • 国语堂:星期二晚上7为全体国语会众祷告会。青年团契在主日晚上11点的门徒培训课程中有祷告查经的时间。参加活动的方式为:拨电话712-770-4968跟随提示再键入848249#
  • 每月全教會禱告會:我們邀請您在202252日(每個月的第一個星期一)晚上730—830分以教會家庭的成員一起禱告。參與者可以用任何語言祈禱,只提供對上帝而言的話語。不需要任何解釋或自我介紹。您可以按照牧師的指示禱告,也可以為你當時想到的事情禱告。您可以在這一小時內的任何時間參與。請點擊此處獲取禱告會鏈接。

社區消息

如想瞭解更多社區消息:請在周一到周五之間、撥打服務中心電話202-898-0061查詢服務中心網站: https://www.chinatownscdc.org/

新冠疫苗的接種向所有的兒童和成年居民開放:你可以聯係所住地區的衛生部門查詢疫苗接種的詳細信息,也可以撥打服務中心電話202-898-0061,請Michelle幫助注冊接種疫苗的時間和相關問題。

服務中心提供英文課和公民考試課:英文課的時間逢星期二下午6點、公民考試課程時間則逢星期五下午6點在ZOOM舉行。請撥打服務中心電話202-898-0061查詢課程計劃、登記注冊和獲取課程鏈接。

聯絡牧師、教會辦公室及服務中心

教牧輔助  教會的牧師通過電話、電郵、短信以及親自探訪的方式與會衆保持聯繫。如果您或您的家人需要教牧或其他輔助,請聯络牧師:辜漢然牧師 – 202-271-8422、英文堂曺富鉉牧師 – 1-847-293-7585、徐麗娟傳道 – 202-684-0032

教會辦公室和服務中心正常辦公時間:星期一到星期五、早晨8點半到下午4點。來訪者必須提前、分別向教會辦公室和服務中心預約到訪時間、進入教會辦公室前要聆聽安全守則,并且在辦公室内遵守安全協議,佩戴口罩教會辦公室電話為202-637-9852,服務中心電話202-898-0061教堂建築物維護工作人員按照疾病防控中心對新冠病毒防控的指引,持續對教堂及大樓進行清潔和消毒工作。

網絡團契和小組聚會

  • 英文團契網絡聚會:主日中午12點正,英文崇拜結束之後隨即開始,請在崇拜後留在Zoom會議。
  • 英文網絡青少年團契(Teen Fellowship):每個月第二、第三和第四個星期五晚上7點在綫聚會。欲知鏈接方式,請聯係曺牧師 林一
  • 英文查經班(Generations):每個月的第二和第四個星期五聚會,查經時間是晚上8點。欲知鏈接方式,請聯絡胡典倫梅偉參
  • 英文堂年輕姐妹團契(LEAF):周一晚上7點通過實體和網絡混合的方式進行。團契聯係人Grace Nichole Chen (nyc8@georgetown.edu)
  • 粵語提摩太查經班 (Timothy Bible Study)每月第一個星期六上午10點。欲知鏈接方式,請聯絡辜牧師
  • 聖經100樂讀 粵語和英語):每月第二個星期六上午10點。一月開始查考羅馬書。欲知鏈接方式,請联系辜牧師。四月份改在416日聚會。
  • 維州查經、禱告會(粵語和英語):每個月的第一和第三個星期三的晚上8點聚會,欲知鏈接方式,請聯絡陳偉忠
  • 国语堂青年团契查经和门徒培训:星期日晚上11点。详情请联系徐丽娟传道
  • 国语堂退休人員查经团契:星期三晚上10点。详情请联系徐丽娟传道
  • 国语餐福团契:星期日晚上1030分。欲知链接方式,請联系辜牧師张飞敏

實體舉行的團契和小組聚會

  • 青年團契(英文):星期三晚上730分,聚會的詳情請聯係曺牧師
  • 餐福查经班(国语):星期二和星期三,详情请联系徐丽娟传道
  • 英文堂姊妹團契(Soul Sister):每月一次,一般在星期六,戶外活動視天氣情況決定。詳情請聯絡呂玉安

新型冠狀病毒預防措施

  • 慎外出——儘管由於新冠病毒的傳播和住院率降低,特區市長辦公室修改了防護協議,從31日起取消了内口罩令
  • 如果新冠病毒檢測結果為陽性或到訪過有病毒的地區,必須在家裡自我隔離。請您遵守CDC疾病防疫中心關於隔離、自我保護和測試的指引:https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html 如果生病期間曾到過教會,請通知教會 trustees@cccdc.com.
  • 遵守CDC疾病防疫中心的保護指引: 戴口罩、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口鼻、避免用不潔净的手接觸眼睛、鼻子和嘴;如果生病,請居家不要外出。
  • 如果您發高燒、咳嗽、呼吸困難,請諮詢醫生。
  • 慎防與疫情起源相關而仇視亞裔/華裔的行爲。如遭遇威脅,請撥打911
  • 在這場疫情中信靠上帝,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,時常禱告求上帝的保守,將一切的結果交托給祂。我們在任何情況下的行爲都是為神做見證。

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