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Friday, 31 May 2002 16:00

Events June 2002

Written by Lorsen Koo


June, 2002


Missions Update
We praise God for speaking to us through the AMC. We thank God for the following commitments:
Pray for Missionaries: 31 individuals/families
Receive Seminary Training: 8 individuals
Mission Trips: 11 individuals
Career Missionary: 6 individuals
Interested in Short-term Missions:6 individuals
Total Faith Pledge: $51,500.00
Please continue to pray for those who want to be involved in Missions. May God show them a clear path.

Wedding Bells: Sharon and Daniel is getting married on June 8. May God bless them with a nice wedding day and a joyful marriage.

The Graduates:
From High School: Narissa Kwok. Ronald Nghiem
From College: Maggie Lau, Yisi Lau, Ruth Tsang, and Joanne Wu
May God's grace be with all of them as they continue to either further their education or seek a career. Whatever they do, may God get all the glory!

Summer Retreat
Summer Retreat is fast approaching. We only have a little over a month to get all the details in order. This year, we have invited Rev. Albert Seung as the Chinese speaker, Elder Peter Fong as the English speaker, and Brother Lawrence Yeung as the Youth/JV speaker. May God use them to speak to all of us.
Theme: To Be Continued . . . & Scripture: Col 2:6-7
It is time to register!

Thursday, 31 May 2001 16:00

Events June 2001

Written by Lorsen Koo


June, 2001


Baptismal Service!
We’re planning to have a Baptismal Service on June 17 (Father’s Day Sunday) at 2:00pm at Pastor Larry’s home. We may have two brothers to be baptized (pending on the recommendation of the Board of Deacons and the acceptance by members in a Special Business Meeting to be held on June 10).


There will be a second Baptismal Service later on in the summer, probably in August. Details to follow.


Special Events
Summer Retreat will be held on July 5 through 8. Again, we will return to Lucerne Christian Conference in Clear Lake. The theme for this year is “Pressing On.” The church will have a combined worship on July 8 (Sunday) at 11:00AM for those who cannot be with us at the conference. Pastor Larry will return to conduct the service. There will not be any Sunday School classes on that day.


There will be a special Cantonese Evangelistic Meeting on July 13 (Friday night) from 7:30pm-9:30pm. We’ve invited a well-known female vocalist, Stella Hai Sau Lan to conduct the meeting. Please bring a friend.

Monday, 30 June 2008 16:00

Events July 2008

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2008


Welcome to the Family

During our last Business Meeting, we approved to accept the following brothers and sisters as members: Cheng Shiu, Danny Tseng, Carol Chau, and Becky Hon Lo. All four new members will be baptized. Justin Shiu was also accepted as a new member through application. May they continue to grow in the spirit.

There will be a Baptismal Service on July 27 at 3:00pm at Pastor Larry’s home. All is welcome to celebrate this joyeous ocassion. As usual, dinner will be prepared so as to continue with our fellowship that evening.

Building Project Update

Steel construction has resumed in mid-June. The workers are laying the second floor panels as I write this newsletter, and the roofing will be the next step. It is going to take about four weeks to complete all the steel installation.

The off-site parking issue at the school has been resolved. Since Alum Rock Little League isn’t using the parking on Sunday, we can rent it. A written contract is at the work to provide to the city of San Jose for a Conditional Used Permit application to retain our current multi-purpose building. Please continue to pray for unity and faith as we are moving forward with the project.

Saturday, 30 June 2007 16:00

Events July 2007

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2007


Welcome to the Family

During the Business meeting, we accepted the following new church family members: Daniel Chow, David Chow, Edward Kung, Derek Lee and Jack Lo.


Building Project Update

Talking about stress! We are encountering another setback: several misplaced columns on the metal building drawing were discovered. Upon discovery, an investigation by the architect confirmed errors were made on the drawings. Immediately, the Design Team was instructed to schedule a meeting, and to resolve the discrepancies. A verbal instruction was issued to temporarily halt manufacturing of the steel, pending engineering verification.

A Project Team was formed to expedite the progress: it includes William, Minette, Ming, Daniel and Pastor Larry.

Please pray for a speedy resolution. Through all these challenges, we also thank and praise God for helping us to catch the misplaced columns before the steels were manufactured. Please also pray for wisdom of the Building Project Committee to make right decisions.

Friday, 30 June 2006 16:00

Events July 2006

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2006


Welcome to the Family
During the second quarter of 2006 Business Meeting, we accepted Winnie, Sindra, May (all of whom will be baptized in July), Jenny (who will be baptized in December) and Lan (via application) as members. We welcome them to be part of this growing family, and pray that they continue to grow spiritually and find a place of ministry in the church. The baptismal service will be held at Pastor Larry’s home on July 9th at 3pm. All is welcome to celebrate this joyous occasion.


Short Term Missions
At the time this newsletter is being written, a team of seven (including two children of Pastor Jonathan) is in Taiwan for two weeks of short term missions. One of the team members will extend her stay doing other ministries. Jenny will be leaving for Arizona with CIBC-Oakland for a week of short term missions. Pray that the Lord may use them to minister to the locals and at the same time, open their eyes to see God’s Kingdom from a perspective outside the four walls of church.


Summer Retreat
After a year off, the whole church Summer Retreat resumes this year on July 20th through 23rd. Instead of going to Clear Lake as we previously had done, we are heading to a newer and closer location—UC Davis. On Sunday (23rd), Pastor Larry will return to have a bilingual worship at 11:00am. All Sunday school and children programs will be cancelled on that day.


Building Project Update
As planned, we submitted our construction plans to the City of San Jose for a building permit. Pray that the Lord will guide this process through so that we may be able to receive a building permit in a prompt manner, so that we may start construction.

Thursday, 30 June 2005 16:00

Events July 2005

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2005


Welcome to the Family
First of all, I would like to welcome Pastor Jonathan, Sarah and their two children, Christopher and Samantha to be part of the family at Southbay Chinese Baptist Church. Pastor Jonathan answered the Lord’s call to be the English pastor at SCBC. He brought with him over twenty years of ministerial experience from youth pastor to couples’ pastor. He has already started at SCBC since last month, and the “Official Installation” will be held on Sunday, July 3rd during the Joint Worship. I would like to extend an invitation for you to come and celebrate God’s grace with us.

I would also like to take this time to welcome the five new members, Alfred, Esther, Kevin, Lawrence and Rigo, during the Second Quarter Business Meeting. All of them will be baptized on July 10 (Sunday) at 3pm at Pastor Larry’s home. You are invited to join us in celebrating this joyous occasion.


Missions Update
Starting this month, there will be a total of seventeen people going to short-term Missions trips: Two going to China as English teachers, one going with her school to Southern California, and fourteen to minister to the Native Americans in Leupp, Arizona.


At the close of last month, our Missions Faith Pledge was about fifty percent of our goal. I pray that the Lord will provide with the resources so that our external support will not be altered.


Wedding Bells: Nick and Janely on July 23; and Solomon and Michelle on July 30. May the Lord bless them.

Baby: Hannah was born on 6/17 to Grace & David. Both mother and daughter are resting at home. May God bless their family with lots of joy and laughter.

Wednesday, 30 June 2004 16:00

Events July 2004

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2004


Missions Update
We praised God for allowing us to participate in His grand plan of reaching the people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. I always look upon this as a privilege rather than an obligation. We have more than seventy responded in the Missions commitment and surpassed the Missions Pledge of $45,000. Please continue to pray for the three who will be going to China this summer to teach English and the twelve who will be going to Arizona to minister to the Native American Indians churches.


Summer Retreat Conference
Once again we will return to Lucerne Christian Center for our Annual Summer Conference. The theme for this year is “God’s Work, God’s Way.” The keynote speakers are Pastor Andy Ching (Chinese), Pastor Rick Bennett (English), and Pastor Johnnie Thompson (Youth).


The church will conduct a Joint Worship on July 4 (Sunday) at 11:00am for those who can’t make it to the conference.


English Pastor Update
The Board of Deacons decided not to continue with the candidacy Lionel Chew, but will continue to seek and pray for an English pastor to lead the English congregation.


Building Project Update
The latest decision from the Building committee to the church is to forfeit the underground parking, and a sanctuary that can seat 380 people (first phase), renovate the existing building to pave as a parking lot (second phase), and a two story building as offices and fellowship hall (third phase).


Monday, 30 June 2003 16:00

Events July 2003

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2003


Building Project Update
Our architect Jack Christensen informed us that he had made all the necessary changes on the architectural drawings, and submitted to the City of San Jose for the Site Approval, in order to go through the Public Hearing. Let’s put together our praying efforts for a successful and smooth approval of the Public Hearing. I believe this is the critical “sign” of affirming from God, allowing us to proceed with this project at this particular time.


Wedding Bells
With many months of anxious anticipation, Ivan and Karen were married on June 21. We thank God for bringing them together, and may God pour grace upon grace on their newly established marriage.


Alan and Michelle will be getting married on July 12. Pray that God will provide a great wedding weather for them on that day, and that God will bless their marriage with abundant grace.


Ministry Opportunities
Our church is looking to call a full time English Pastor. Should you know of anyone who is seeking such a position, please refer him to Pastor Larry.


During the last Business Meeting, the congregation selected Minette, Steve and Ivan, together with Church chairman, vice chairman and the pastoral staffs to form a Nominating Committee for year 2004. Please let us know if you have certain passion of ministries. May God guide us throughout the whole process so that we may serve for His glory.

Sunday, 30 June 2002 16:00

Events July 2002

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2002


Short-Term Missions
This year, our church is partnering with the veteran Christ Community Chinese Alliance Church in Hayward to Tijuana, Mexico from July 7 through 13. We have six members going, two of whom are youths: Grace Dao (leader), Tony Fok, Karen Lei, Gary Quan, Eric Wong, and Jennifer Wu. Pray that God will use them to minister to people in Tijuana; that they will have safe travel; and that they keep themselves free from sickness.

Candice Tong will also be leaving for Qinghui, China on July 8 for 3 weeks of short-term Missions. Pray that God will be with Candice throughout her travel and ministry.


Summer Retreat Conference
Our annual summer conference will be from July 4 through 7 at Lucerne Christian Conference in Clear Lake. On Sunday, we will have our regular Joint Worship Service at 11:00. Sunday School classes will be cancelled for a week. Pastor Larry will return from the camp to lead the worship service on July 7.


Congratulations to Meng Chhun on his engagement. May God bless his engagement ceremony on July 6 in Cambodia, and may God bless him and his fiancée as they start to plan for their new life together.

Saturday, 30 June 2001 16:00

Events July 2001

Written by Lorsen Koo


July, 2001


All the Graduates who graduated from college, high schools, received their diploma, and so on:

Teaching Credential: Adrienne Tong and Jaime Wu.

College: Frieda Chan, Beth Tong, Philip Tsang, and Susan Wu.

Radiologic Technology Diploma: Amy Wu.

High School: Alex Chan, Clifton Der Bing, Derek Leung, Jeffrey Loo, Timothy Loo, Alan Wong, and Kanani Wong.
(If I have missed anyone, it was an oversight, please accept my apology in advance.)

May God continue to be with you while you pursue a career or further your education.


Summer Retreat is from July 5th through 8th at Clear Lake. We are honored to have Rev. Johann Lai and Brother James Siebert as our Chinese and English speakers, respectively. The theme for this year is “Pressing On!” As in years past, we will also have a joint worship at church on Sunday (July 8th) at 11:00am. Sunday school activity will be cancelled.

We’ll also have a special Chinese Evangelistic meeting on July 13 (Friday) from 7:30-9:30pm. The special guest is Stella Hsi. She will be singing and sharing her testimony. Please call church office for tickets.

The team going to Jonesboro will be leaving on July 24 and returning on August 2. May God safe keep them.


Grace and Isaac for their Wedding on July 21. May God bless their marriage!

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