WELCOME TO CONNECTIONS
We are glad you are here today.Pastor Ken Wong is our guest speaker this morning. If you have any questions about Connections, please speak to our usher will be happy to help you.
OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND SHARE
CONNECTIONS' FELLOWSHIP GROUP: "CHICKEN SOUP"
We will continue our study in 1 Thesssalonians under the title of "A Spiritual Road Map in A mixed up world. Please come and join us this Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in classroom E-10.
CONNECTIONS' LIFE GROUPS
If you are not yet in a Life Group, you may select from any of these options:
Sundays @1:30 p.m. – Hosts: Paul and Virginia Cheng (email@example.com). They are focusing on "Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ" by John Piper.
Sundays @11:15 a.m. – Host: Grace Chu (firstname.lastname@example.org). They are going through "A Woman's Heart" by Beth Moore.
You may also form a new group. To do so, please contact Grace at email@example.com.
We will be discussing chapter 2 of "Penetrating the Darkness by Jack Hayford" today at 11:15 a.m. in E10. Please pay John Shao $6 for the cost of the book.
CONNECTIONS' OTHER NEWS
American Red Cross Blood Donation – Sunday March 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parking lot adjacent to Youth Center. For more info, please contact Karen Duh @ 626-215-4115.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts through Delta Ministries. This is a 1-week long missions trip to the affected Northeast areas. For more info, please contact Kevin Chung @ 626-689-8614.
Mission Sunday Service is next Sunday March 3. Join us for a mission-minded Sunday.
Friday Movie Night: We will watch a special movie presentation on the ultimate journey of an NBA Superstar, 2/22, 7:30p.m. @ Youth Center. Don't miss out!
On Leave: Pastor Ben will take some time off to be with his parents in Indonesia from February 20 to March 5.During his absence, Christine Tzeng will be the coordinator of our youth ministry.
Sunday service: During Pastor Ben's absence, Pastor Kenny Wong is scheduled to speak on 2.24 and 3.3. Let's welcome him.
3/3 Mission Sunday: Next Sunday is our Mission Sunday.Please prepare your heart and participate.Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead brothers and sisters to pray, pledge, support missionaries and participate in mission works for the expansion of God's kingdom, satisfying Father God's heart!
Making Disciples:Pray for each congregation as well as Youth and Children ministries for their Discipleship Training Ministries this year, that the Lord will guide, protect and richly bless them!
"Living Life" (March Issue) has arrived: The March Issue will cover Genesis 30-38.You can purchase this daily devotion book today at the church office or in the courtyard after the Sunday Service.
United Tres Dias Sister Retreat (UTD#22):will be held on 3/24-27 (Mandarin Speaker).This retreat has transformed many people's lives in the past.Please contact Yvonne Tung (626-589-8317) or Allan Han (626-695-2584) for registration.
AGAPE CARING CENTER
1. Blood Drive will be held on Sunday 3/10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in front of the Youth Center. Please sign up with the ACC Caring Station on 2/24 and 3/3.
2. Red Cross"Disaster Response" Seminar will be held in the main sanctuary onFriday 3/1 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.(Free Admission)
3. "End-of-Life Care" Seminar will be held in the Youth Center on Saturday 3/2 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon.The speaker is Director Sam Ng.(Free Admission)
4. "Parenting Class" approved by the Child Protection Agency will be held every Saturday starting on 3/16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.The location will be at FECSGV in room E7.The class will be led by Isabella (China Town Service Center Counselor).The class will be taught in Mandarin for 2 sessions with 10 weeks in each session.At the end, everyone that finishes the class will receive a certificate.Please call 213-808-1720 to register.(See insert for detail)
First Evangelical Church Association2/24/2013
A joint and integrative ministry of spirituality, mission and social concern
Vision Supporters Potluck
Join us to meet Vision on Sat., 3/30 from 12 noon - 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of FEC Glendale, to hear about and pray for Vision's Tour to Southeast Asia this summer. RSVP to Elaine Fong (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wed., 3/27 to let us know what you are bringing. All are welcome!
Missouri Short-Term Mission
The CRM Short-Term Mission Team to Missouri has five members. They are Louisa Wat & Wing Yuen from FEC Arcadia, Tom Shen & Victor Lee from FECSGV, and June Liu from FECA. Their pre-trip training starts on Thurs., 2/28. Please pray that the training will prepare them well to serve the camp. Also pray that God's protection and grace will be with them, and that He will greatly bless their ministry.
Testimonies on Prayers Answered
The Spiritual Formation Committee is compiling testimonies of how your prayers were answered by God.Your testimonies can touch people's hearts, manifest the love and glory of God, and encourage more people to pray fervently.Please write your testimony either in English, Chinese, or both on a half sheet of paper and send it to Margaret Chuang at email@example.com by 2/28.
Charis Cross-cultural Leadership Development Program
We are once again planning the Charis Cross-cultural Leadership Development Program. This is an intensive leadership training program in a cross-cultural context (rural China). Program dates will be 7/19/2013 - 8/6/2013 (not including travel time). Maximum number of participants: 16; Age: 14 and above; Cost: $1,350 per participant (not including airfare). For more information and applications, contact U.S. Team Coordinator Ryan Hsu (FECC Youth Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send inquiries to email@example.com. Application deadline:5/31/13.
Last Sunday's Worship Attendance and Offering
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182, (LS) 52
Conval. & Ret. Homes: 58