CBCGL EM News 01/10/2020

by | Jan 12, 2020 | CrossPoint Community Ministry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Last Sunday, thanks to many brothers and sisters’ preparation, we had a great farewell gathering to send our beloved brother and sister William and Irene Fung off to Canada.

WARNING: The following screenshots may be disturbing. Reader’s discretion is advised!
A magnitude of 4.9 Earthquake shook the island of Puerto Rico. After the first quake, a series of aftershocks continued to shake the island.

Many people lost their homes; some even lost their lives because of unexpected disasters.


The happenings this week reminded me of two sure things stated in the Bible:
• “No man knows when his hour will come” (Ecclesiastes 9:12a, NIV)
• “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” (Matthew 24:7, NIV)
And Jesus told us in the Gospel of Luke that,

• Friday Bible Study is on 7:30 pm. We are now moving on to the new book on “Numbers”

• This Sunday Elder Sam will be sharing God’s word with us:
• Title: My Prize
• Text: Philippians 3:12-14
• Coworker reminder

• EM Future Search Mini Retreat is coming up! Jan17 ~ Jan 19. If you have done so, please help us make proper preparation by signing up as soon as possible:

• EM Sunday School this quarter is using “alpha course.”  Sunday School starts every Sunday in room A102 at 9:45 am.  This week’s topic: “Who is Jesus?”
• 2020 Youth short-term mission 6/28~7/9 and Boston project 7/5~7/10. You may help support their fundraising effort by purchasing “niangao (rice cake)” and “pickled daikon”.  You may put in your order online at

• Winter Teen Conference (Senior high 2/14-2/17; Junior high 2/21~2/23) registration deadline is 1/12/2020. You may download theregistration form online and submit to Pastor Nathan Willems

• Youth Pastor Nathan is now having office hours from 2:00 pm ~ 3:30 pm every second and fourth Sunday of the month by advanced appointment (three 30-minute slots).  You may contact Pastor Nathan Willems directly or email him at Nathan.willems@lowell.church.

• Multi-Purpose Room Usage:  Want to play basketball, table tennis, badminton on Sunday afternoon?  Any other time?  The MPR usage agreement and waiver form need to be filled out and submitted to our facility manager brother Ray Gan at ray.gan@lowell.church.  The documents are available on EM Office365 shared drive.  You will need to have a Lowell.church account to access.

• Ladies Fellowship 1/19/2020 12:30 pm ~ 2:30 pm.  Mrs. Rose Chiu will be sharing.  Light lunch provided, you may also bring your own.  For details please contact sister Pat Fung at patriciafung5@gmail.com.

• Chinese New Year Celebration:  The Chinese School at CBCGL is cordially inviting you to experience new year celebration and Chinese performance.
• Date: February 2, 2020
• Time: 1:30 pm ~ 4:00 pm
• Place: New Sanctuary
yajwu.cbcgl@gmail.com for details.

• Food Donation Collection sponsored by the town of Chelmsford: You may drop off any unopened, non-perishable food items in the box at the entrance of building A.
Prayer Request:
• Please continue to pray for Elder Sam for his speedy recovery on heart and kidney function, as well as his anemia.

• Pray for the EM pastor search. May God’s guidance lead us to call His favorite shepherd.

• Pray for our newcomers, and newcomer-to-be’s!  May God provide us enough wisdom to make them feel welcome and feel at home.

• Pray for our mini-retreat. May God reveal His will for His EM so we can focus with limited resources.

• Pray for CBCGL 2020 focuses: outreach, prayer, and small groups.