December 11, 2022

Dec 10, 2022   •  

CCC Sunday Worship Services are held in-person and on Zoom.  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!

 Worship Services on Sunday, 11 December 2022 Third Sunday of Advent

     CANTONESE [C] 9:30 AM, Pastor Charles Koo

     MANDARIN [M] 10:45 AM, Pastor Joanna Xu

     ENGLISH [E] 11:00 AM, Pastor Joshua Cho 

COVID Safety Practices For In-Person Worship and Sunday School

  • WEARING A MASK INDOORS IS OPTIONAL 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!           

Next Sunday (12/18) the regular schedule of worship will be held.  Links may be requested from info@cccdc.com.

  • 9:30 am Cantonese – Pastor Charles
  • 10:45 am Mandarin – Pastor Joanna
  • 11:00 am English – Pastor Josh Pastor Josh

Daily Devotions For Advent Please join us as we spend time in daily devotions during this Advent season! Each devotion helps us to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Jesus coming into the world and anticipation that He will come again!  https://gospelinlife.com/advent-devo/

CCC Pastors with the Official Board Wish Everyone a Blessed Christmas Season!  May Jesus fill your life with hope, peace, joy and love this Christmas and may you have a safe and happy holiday.

Poinsettia Orders are Due Today, December 11!  Remember or honor a loved one by donating a poinsettia in their name for the sanctuary on December 18. Please complete a form and return the money to Linda Wong or drop into the offering box.  Cost is $10 per plant.  Donations for plants for shut-ins are welcome. Additionally, contact Pastor Charles or Linda Wong if you are able to help deliver plants to shut-ins.   We will distribute them in the days before Christmas. For online order form go to https://tinyurl.com/2022-CCC-PoinsettiaOrderForm

Joint Christmas Sunday Worship Service, December 25, 2022 at 10:45 am.

Preboxed Offering Envelopes – If you would like to use a set of boxed offering envelopes next year please contact Rita or Helen Wong or treasurer@cccdc.com.  Provide your name, address, and phone number or email.  Note that the boxes will not have the current year since we are using up stock we received before the pandemic.

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Offerings and Donations are being received during worship services.  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. You may also 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 also stationed in church worship spaces. In addition to operating budget, you may designate donations to missions, Good Samaritan Fund, Chinatown Service Center, Building Fund. Questions may be directed to 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: To request meeting link, please click here.
  • Testimony Sharing on December 11 and new study from Ray Van Der Laan’s, That the World May Know Series, Fire on the Mountain, will begin on December 18.

 

Online Prayer Meetings

  • Need Prayer Send your request through the homepage of the church website. http://tinyurl.com/CCC-Prayers
  • Monthly Church-wide Prayer Meeting We invite you to join together as a church family for prayer on January 2, 2023 (usually 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 News

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers low-cost health insurance for children and teens according to income guideline.  Contact the Service Center for more information.

Legal Clinic, sponsored by Chinatown Service Center and Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, will be held once a month. Translators are provided.  Call Michelle, 202-898-0061 to confirm the January date and reserve a spot.  She will provide meeting details when you call.

COVID-19 Vaccinations The new booster is now available. 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 the Service Center.

Community Services Classes on Zoom:  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.  Anyone interested in teaching classes should contact Michelle.

 

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 who needs pastoral care or other assistance.  Pastor Charles – 202-271-8422; Pastor Josh – 1-847-293-7585; Pastor Joanna – 1-202-684-0032.

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.
  • Hope Fellowship [E] on Thursdays at 1:30 pm. For retirees who wish to study the Bible, have discussion and share in life together! Email Pastor Josh for more virtual meeting information.
  • Ladies English Adult Fellowship [E] Fridays at 7 pm, in person and/or online.  Contact Grace Chen or Nicole Chen.  Will be on winter break from December 9 through mid-January.
  • Bible Study 100 [E&C] meets the second Saturday of the month at 10 am. Meetings are online and in person. Contact Pastor Charles for directions or meeting link information.  Meeting canceled on December 10.
  • Virginia Bible Study and Prayer Group [E&C] on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month, 8 pm. ContactWai Chen for meeting link.

 

In-Person Meetings:

  • CCC Young Adult Fellowship [E] meets Wednesdays @7:30 pm at church. Please contact Pastor Josh for details.
  • Married & Family Fellowship [E] 2nd & 4th Potluck dinner: 7 pm, Bible study: 8 pm. Email Aaron Woo or Tom Kee for more information. Meeting canceled on December 23, 2022.
  • Teen Fellowship [E] 2nd & 4th Fridays @ 7:00 pm. Will run concurrently in person with Married & Family Fellowship and virtually on the 3rd Friday. Email Pastor Josh or Everett Lum for information. No meeting on December 23, 2022.
  • Soul Sisters [E] Monthly fellowship activity as scheduling and weather permits. Contact Joanne Kee for details.

 

Precautionary Measures Due to Coronavirus

  • 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.   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

 國、粵、英語三堂實體主日崇拜在線即時轉播。歡迎您參加實體敬拜或Zoom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關注的問題,因此,如果遇到任何類型的疾病請參加網絡崇拜。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。

20221211日主日崇拜,將臨期第三個星期日

粵語堂:主日早上9點30分        辜漢然牧師證道

國語堂:主日早上10點45分       徐麗娟傳道證道

英文堂:主日早上11點           曺富鉉牧師證道

 實體崇拜和主日學新COVID安全措施

  • 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。
  • 在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

下週日(1218)  請參加我們的常規崇拜;早上9點30分粵語崇拜將由辜漢然牧師證道,早上10點45分國語崇拜將由徐麗娟傳道證道,早上11點英文崇拜將由曺富鉉牧師證道。請發送電郵到info@cccdc.com索取鏈接。

將臨期每日靈修(英語)  讓我們一起參加在這個將臨期的每日靈修!每一天的靈修都幫助準備好我們的心來慶祝耶穌降世,並期待他再來臨!https://gospelinlife.com/advent-devo/

CCC牧師與董事會祝賀大家有一個蒙福的聖誕!願耶穌在這個聖誕節以希望、平安、喜樂和愛充滿你的生活,也願你有一個安全快樂的假期。

聖誕花訂購今天截止!  您若想訂購一品紅聖誕花以作12月18日的禮堂献花紀念或敬獻親友,請填寫表格並與款項一起交到李蓮達(Linda Wong)或投入奉献箱内。每盆花價格$10.00元。如果您選擇將花贈送住院或行動不便之會友,教會將在聖誕節之前幾天遞送。此外,如果您能夠幫助將植物運送到住院或行動不便之會友,請聯繫辜牧師或李蓮達。采用在線訂購單,請到https://tinyurl.com/2022-CCC-PoinsettiaOrderForm

聯合聖誕主日崇拜: 2022年12月25日早上10點45分

預裝奉獻信封  ——如果您想在明年使用個人戶口的奉獻信封,請聯繫Rita Wong或Helen Wong或treasurer@cccdc.com。提供您的姓名、地址和電話號碼或電郵地址。請注意,由於我們還在用新冠病疫之前的庫存,因此盒子上表示的不會是明年的年份。

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教會其他事項

奉獻與捐贈:天父爲萬福泉源!感謝神帶領您支持教會事工。哥林多後書8章12節說:“因為人若有願做的心,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。如用Pay Pal的方式,為免服務費請指定您賬内的親友而不是信用卡。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、教會大樓基金(Building Fund)。有問題請寫電郵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平台網絡課堂
  • 請發送電子郵件向林一劼查詢網絡課堂鏈接:school@cccdc.com

初中及高中生主日學:教堂地下室上層教室實體聚會

大學生及青年人主日學:303教室實體聚會。

國語主日學

 

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://tinyurl.com/CCC-Prayers
  • 粵語堂:星期三晚上7點45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。
  • 國語堂:星期二晚上7點為全體國語會眾禱告會。青年團契在主日晚上11點的門徒培訓課程中有禱告查經的時間。以Zoom在線參加活動。詳情請聯繫程曉青或徐麗娟傳道
  • 每月全教會禱告會:我們邀請您在2023年1月2日(通常每個月的第一個星期一)晚上7點30分至8點30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,也可以為您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或查詢服務中心網站: https://www.chinatownscdc.org/

醫療保險和醫療補助服務中心 (CMS) 根據家庭收入指引為兒童和青少年提供低收費健康保險。聯繫服務中心了解更多信息。

法律咨詢:服務中心配合亞美法律資源中心在每個月有一次法律咨詢,現場配有翻譯。需要服務者必須打電話202-898-0061提前向服務中心Michelle確認一月的日期和預約。預約時她將會提供詳細信息。

最新的新冠疫苗接種:您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,要求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。歡迎任何對教學感興趣的朋友聯繫服務中心Michelle。

 

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 – 1-202-684-0032。

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,服務中心電話為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

  • 粵語提摩太查經班(Timothy Bible Study):通常每月第一個星期六上午10點在線聚會,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。以實體和在線聚會。欲知聚會地點或鏈接方式,請聯絡辜牧師。12月10日的聚會取消。
  • 維州查經、禱告會(粵語和英語):每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

實體舉行的團契和小組聚會

  • 國語堂青年團契查經和門徒培訓:星期日晚上11點,Zoom在線聚會。詳情請聯繫陳彩娟、陳曾婷徐麗娟傳道
  • 國語禱告查經小組:星期二晚上7點,Zoom在線聚會。詳情請聯繫程曉青或徐麗娟傳道
  • 華樂大廈查經班:每星期三的下午1點30分在華樂大廈聚會。

 

新型冠狀病毒預防措施

  • 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/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html?s_cid=11759:cdc%20covid%20guidelines:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22#anchor_1642601503616。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: 接種疫苗、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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