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Connections Bulletin 07/12/2020


Worship Service:  We will resume our study from the Gospel of John and the title of the message is “Saved from the Storm.” You can watch the message on our website:  https://www.sgvconnections.com/

Being Led by the Spirit:   We will resume our study this Sunday and John will be teaching on “Facilitating Prophetic Ministry.”  Join us next week through this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3586724294?pwd=My9EVUw5UkpndzVWQWpScDIrbi9qUT09; Meeting ID: 358 672 4294 and Password: 5537


All Vibrant Community Groups will meet through zoom and please contact your leader for info.


Men’s Group Focus:  If you are not a part of a men’s group and would like to grow in your faith we encourage you to contact Paul. We started our discussion on spiritual discipline with all of our men’s groups and if you interested in joining a group please contact Paul; paul.c.cheng@gmail.com.


Saturday Prayer Meeting:  Join us as we pray together on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. through zoom.


Sunday Service: This Sunday, 7.12.20, Pastor Ben will be sharing about the topic, “God's Answer to Guilt”. The sermon will be premiering at 9:30 a.m. with a link on our website COVID-19 Updates.


Sunday School: All combined Zoom Sunday school will resume TODAY. Pastor Ben has prepared a special summer lesson for all of you. Join me at 11:30 a.m. with meeting ID: 503.698.8433 and Password: FECSGV


Friday Night Fellowship: Our combined big group program will resume on 7.10.20 at 8 p.m. with meeting ID: 503.698.8433 and Password: FECSGV.


*Stories*: We need stories about your encounter with God. For example, a miracle that happened in your life or how you met God. If you have one, share it!


The Art Hour: A free, virtual, one-hour art lesson is being offered to K-12 students through zoom. If you are interested, please contact Millie Li to get some details at liaoemu@gmail.com. Visit its website at thearthour.org.


Devotions: There are devotions that Pastor Ben has provided on our website COVID-19 Updates since we can’t pick up the new SENA.


*IMPORTANT: If you need any help please contact us at ben.poli@fecsgv.orgfecsgv.cia@gmail.com, or on our website.  For fast response we suggest going through our website and clicking the message button on the bottom right.  For more personal questions please ask Pastor Ben, ben.poli@fecsgv.org.


Elder Board Zoom Meeting: Will be held on Tuesday 7/14 at 7:30 PM.  Please pray.

Children Ministry’s Zoom VBS 2020: “BOLT towards Faith in Jesus”. July 26-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is closed already. 15 leaders will be serving 84 children from 54 families. May the Good News of Jesus be proclaimed in every small group and please pray for strong internet connections. 

Church Renovation Projects: During this period of time when the church’s campus is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, the church is undergoing various renovation projects, including the Main Sanctuary, Walnut Grove House, the warehouse in the north parking lot and the surrounding landscape. New paint in Chapel 2 and new carpet in the Youth Center will be installed.  Pray that God blesses these renovation projects and uses our church to glorify His name!

When Will We Reopen Our In-Person Sunday Services? Our Elder Board has decided, for many important reasons, that our church, including HOA, will be patient and wait for better conditions before resuming our in-person Sunday services. Details please read our Senior Pastor’s letter to our Church Family on May 28, which is on our church’s website.

Church Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: The church will implement the following measures effective immediately (subject to change depending on future notice): 1.Sunday Service: Online; 2. Sunday School/Equipping Classes, Small Group Gatherings, Prayer Meetings: Online ;  3. Youth and Children Ministries: Online; 4. Church Staff: Work Remotely; 5  Sunday Bulletin & Insert:  Available on the church's or Congregation’s website;  6.Giving: You can give online or through mail with checks marked “Payable to FECSGV” and specify on the memo the type of donation, then mail it to the church; 7 Church campus: The church door is temporary closed due to the pandemic; 8.Walk with God: If you or your family are facing difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact small group leaders or congregational pastors.

First Evangelical Church Association   7/12/20

A joint and integrative ministry of spirituality, mission and social concern

FECA Theme for 2020: “Church Renewal: Growing Young”


1.       Social Concern and Global Missions

Thank you for your support. As of 7/9, $5,757.76 has been collected.

Fundraising goal:  $25,000.00 from 6/21/2020 to 7/12/2020.

The world continues to face the challenges brought by COVID-19.  Northern Iraq, a place in which we provide ongoing ministries, is particularly affected by the pandemic. Our FECA field workers are supplementing relief efforts to the area they are residing in. There is an overwhelming need for surgical and reusable cloth masks to be distributed to the refugees. Currently, there is an estimation of over one million registered internally displaced people (IDP) and refugees in the Northern Iraq camps.

To support - Please mail check to FECA, memo line: “COVID-19 relief – N. Iraq” (Mailing address: 2617 West Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640) or visit https://www.feca.org/donation online giving – COVID-19 relief – N. Iraq.

2.       Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (September 2020 to June 2021)

Spiritual Exercises include daily one-hour devotion, weekly one-hour spiritual direction, and monthly group meeting on Saturday, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Contact: sherry.chang@feca.org

Please pray for the possibility of joining the program.

3.       Application for Financial Aid to Seminarians (for 2020-2021 school year)

This Financial Aid to Seminarians program was established to provide financial assistance to FECA church members, on the basis of real financial need, as they receive basic theological training to become Christian ministers or missionaries. The Financial Aid to Seminarians Policy and Procedure, and application form may be downloaded from FECA website (www.feca.org, click "Document Download" at the upper right corner for a list of documents available for download). All applicants should read through the Policy and Procedure before filling out the application form. Application deadlines: Fall admission and returning seminarians: 7/17/2020; Winter/Spring admission: 9/15/2020. 

4.       The FECA Governing Board Meeting

The meeting will be held on July 21 (Tuesday) in the evening via Zoom. Please pray for God's presence in the meeting.


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