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Events August 2006

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Monday, 31 July 2006 16:00


August, 2006


We would like to invite you to enjoy an evening of Traditional Chinese Opera Gospel Musical on August 26 (Saturday) evening from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Nursery is open for those with infants.

There will be an Orientation Night for new students who will be attending DeAnza College on August 27 (Sunday) from 3pm to 8:30pm, dinner included. This is a free service to aid new foreign students from Hong Kong, Macau and China who speak Cantonese, to adjust to the new living environment, to learn the ins-and-outs of taking classes, and so on. If you know of anyone who is in need of this service, please let us know.

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Events August 2005

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Sunday, 31 July 2005 16:00


August, 2005


We will be having a Chinese Cultural Day on August 27 (Saturday) from 9:30am-3pm. There will be classical Chinese music, art shows and other performances. Please invite your friends to attend this first-ever cultural event. Admission is free.


Our church will be celebrating the Silver Anniversary on October 2 (Sunday). We will be having worship as usual in the morning, and an evening of celebrating, starting with a gourmet dinner at 6pm. Tickets for dinner is available for purchase through the office. Details to follow. Please reserve that evening to join us for this joyous occasion. The theme is “Celebrating God’s Grace.”


Field Trip
The Sunday School Department will be taking the children Sunday school students for a field trip on August 6 to San Francisco. It is going to be a good bonding time for the teachers and the students. Pray that the weather will be calm and nice on that day. May God grant them a safe trip and good fellowship.


Nick and Janely were married on July 23 and Solomon and Michelle were married on July 30. May the Lord richly bless their marriages.


Outreach Program
Our church is joining forces with International Student Incorporated (ISI) and Valley Church to reach out to new international students that will be attending DeAnza College on August 25 (Thursday). They will host a BBQ luncheon for any foreign students who would like to attend. We plan to send a team to assist as counselors to meet the new students.


Events August 2004

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Saturday, 31 July 2004 16:00


August, 2004


Building Project Update
A new set of architectural drawings was submitted to the City of San Jose for approval. It will probably take over two months to review by the different departments. If the plan is approved, a public hearing will be scheduled. Please continue to remember this important matter in your prayers. You can also plan to start saving so that you can give when the time comes.


Missions Update
Annie has finished her Missions trip to China . By the time you read this newsletter, she should have returned. Ray and Nerissa are still in China and will be back in a couple of weeks.


We have twelve young adults and youths who went to Arizona to minister to the Native Indians. While I’m writing this, they are in Phoenix , getting ready to drive to the site that is three hours away.

Stay turn for a sharing night by these Short-term missionaries.


Our church is hosting a special training in Cantonese on “Team-work Ministry” by Rev. Johann Lai on August 27 (Friday) from 7:45-9:45pm and 28 (Saturday) from 9am-4pm. Please call the church office to inquire details.


Events August 2003

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Thursday, 31 July 2003 16:00


August, 2003


Short Term Missions Update
We thank God for bringing Philip back safely from Mexico after a week of dental ministry. May God continue to impress other dentists to provide assistance for the needy.


The team of five to Tijuana, Mexico, also came back safely after a week of VBS, visitation, and helping the church. Other than a little diarrhea here and there, all was well. Pray that the church there will continue to shine for God, and that the team members will have a positive impact on their lives as a result of their cross-cultural ministry experience.

There is another team of five going to Seattle on the first week of August. They will be working with James Siebert at City Team Ministries. They will be leading chapel, clerical work, preparing meals, cleaning up the facility, and other chores. Pray that God will give them a servanthood attitude.

Welcome to the Family
During the last Business Meeting, the congregation accepted four new members: Mary (via baptism), Mr. and Mrs. Yu (via application), and Kin (via transference). Pray that they will continue to grow in the Lord.


Wedding Bells
There are two more couples this month who will be getting married: Timothy and Jennifer on August 16, and Meng and Danei on August 31. Congratulations! May God bless your marriage with abundant grace unto overflowing.

Events August 2002

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Wednesday, 31 July 2002 16:00


August, 2002


Welcome to the Family
We would like to welcome Brother Wing Kwan Yeung and Sister Yuk Mei Ng joining our church as members. They were baptized on July 28 at Pastor Larry’s home. Pray that they will continue to grow in the Lord.


Welcome Back
The six short-term missionaries who went to Mexico for a week came back safely after a week in the hot and humid Tijuana. Other than a few queasy stomachs, all was well. They will be sharing with the church their experience and future plan on August 2nd. Hope you can be with us to share their joy.


Meng Chhun has returned from Cambodia after his engagement with a lovely lady, Danei. He is now applying for her visa to come to the United States. Pray for a smooth and speedy application, so that Meng would not have to spend his salary paying for long distance phone calls.


Money Management: There will be a English special seminar on “Financial Planning” on August 17 (Saturday) from 9:00am to noon. Mr. Lam Sau-Wing is the guest speaker. All is welcome!


Our church will have a Fun Day on Saturday, August 24. Instead of having an All-church Picnic as previous years, we have decided to hold an activity day at church. It will be from 10am to 4pm. Please come and join us for a day of food, fun, and fellowship.


Anna Yung gave birth to a healthy 7 lb. 10 oz baby boy on Monday afternoon. Timothy Yung is the first of Anna and Roger Yung’s. May God bless their family.


Ivan Lee proposed, and Karen Lau said, “Yes!” They plan to get married in 2003. May God bless their new beginning together.


Edmund Lee and Sophia Gan will renew their wedding vows on August 18. They were married on November 26, 1999. May God continue to build up their marriage.

Events April 2008

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Monday, 31 March 2008 16:00


April, 2008


Building Project Update

We are still in progress to apply for the CUP to retain the existing multi-purpose building. The date for public hearing has not been set. There are minor comments from the City that needed to be addressed by the church, and we are working on them. As far as finishing the erecting of the steel structure, the General Contractor is working with the Sub-contractor to finalize the contract. We should have a decision very shortly. After the roof and the second floor panels are in placed, the Building Committee will convene to discuss the planning procedure as to how we will continue with the project. After that, they will inform the church. Please be patient with this delay, and please continue to pray for wisdom for the members so that they may make wise choices. They are working extra hard trying to make everything right, and may the Lord bless their efforts.

Joyful News

During Easter Sunday last month, we have four families who brought their new infants before the church for dedication. The parents of these infants are committed to bring up their children in the way of the Lord. The church acknowledged them, and will be working hand-in-hand with the parents in order to bring up the children so that they may know the Lord from a very young age and not go astray from the teachings of the Bible.

In the same afternoon, over fifty people went to Pastor Larry’s home to witness three new members being baptized, and listened to testimonies of all five new members (two new members transferred from another Baptist church). There is nothing more joyful than seeing more people entering the Kingdom of God. Pray that all of them may continue to grow in the Lord.

Events April 2007

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Saturday, 31 March 2007 16:00


March, 2007


Building project update
We're making progress on the building project!!  The City has approved the grading permit which allows us to prepare the ground for the building foundation.  Asbestos removal was done the end of March. Demolition of the house will be scheduled soon.  Building permit is imminent.  Please continue to pray for the building project.


Welcome to the Family
During the last Business Meeting, the congregation accepted eight new members: Alice, Iris, Jacob, Jana, Jennifer, Phyllis, Stanley and Tat.  All of them will be baptized on Easter Sunday.  Praise The Lord and pray that they will continue to grow in the Lord.


On Good Friday (4/6), there will be two separate programs to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion, one in Chinese and one in English. Both programs will be from 7:45pm to 9:30pm. We sincerely invite you to come join us.

On Easter Sunday (4/8), we will have a joint worship service at 11:00am to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. There will also be an infant dedication ceremony during worship.  On the same Sunday afternoon, we will be having a Baptismal Service at Pastor Larry’s home at 3:00pm.  All of you are welcome to join these joyous occasions.


Wedding Bells
Karen and Kevin will be having their wedding on April 21.  Congratulations!  We pray that their marriage will be filled with God’s love and blessings.

Events April 2006

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Friday, 31 March 2006 16:00


April, 2006


Welcome to the Family

During the first quarter Business meeting, we accepted a relatively large number of new members to join us. Five will be via baptism: Jenny, Sonia, Tony, Luisa and Mazzie. Eight by application: Joyce, Hong, Don, Mary Lou, Maggie, Grace, Frank and Yisi. Welcome aboard! We pray that as part of the spiritual family, you will grow by being nourished and getting involved in ministries so as to expand God’s Kingdom.



  • We will have a special Good Friday Service on April 14 (Friday) at 7:45pm. The Passover meal and its significance will be shared during the service.
  • We’ll have a full day of celebration on Easter Sunday. Since there will be a Joint Worship (Chinese and English) at 11:00am, all Sunday school classes will start at 9:30am. During the celebrating worship, we will also have “Infant Dedication.” It is a time for parents to dedicate their child to being brought up in the Lord, so that parents and the church may join hands together to teach them about God and the truth.
  • At 3:00pm on Easter Sunday, a Baptismal Service will be held at Pastor Larry’s home. You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating in all the special events.
  • We’ll also be participating in the 30-hours famine on April 28-29, in order to firstly experience what is it like to go hungry for a period of time, and secondly to raise fund to support World Vision to feed the hungry people in the poor part of the world.

Events April 2005

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Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:00


April, 2005


Welcome to the Family
During our First Quarter Business Meeting, four new members were accepted into the family of Southbay. Christina and Lisa are being accepted via Baptism, and Rufus and Hukani via application. May the Lord bless them and equip them to grow in the Lord.


Spring Retreats: Utilizing the Spring Break from DeAnza College , the Caleb Fellowship will be having their Retreat from March 25th through 27th (Friday through Sunday). There will be about thirty people attending. Pray that Minister Pinnie will deliver convicting messages for these college students.


The youth group will be having their Annual Spring Retreat from April 1st through 3rd (Friday through Sunday). Pray that they will have a meaningful time of fellowship and learning God’s Word.


Christian Education
A more systematic Chinese Christian Education Program is set to give birth in the upcoming quarter. There will be four classes for students to choose from. The English program is still at its planning stage. Pray that the Lord will use this program to help students find passion in studying God’s Word. Thank you, Sunday school department, for your hard work!

Events April 2004

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Wednesday, 31 March 2004 16:00


April, 2004


Easter Celebration
On Good Friday (April 9), there will be a Joint Commemoration Service. We will also observe the Lord’s Supper that night.


On Easter Sunday (April 11), we will have a Joint Worship to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will have an Infant Dedication during worship. At 3:00pm , we will have a Baptismal Service at Pastor Larry’s home, followed by food and fellowship. You are all invited to attend.


The Youth and JV will be having a Spring Retreat during Easter weekend. Pray that they will have a memorable time celebrating Easter.


Welcome to the Family
During the first quarter’s business meeting, we accepted three new members into our family: Calvin, Sarah, and Clayton. They will be baptized on Easter Sunday.


Congratulations to Philip and Mary Ann’s new arrival, Amaelia, who was born on February 26. Both mother and daughter are doing fine.  They already joined us for worship.


Congratulations to Eddy and Xin Mei’s new arrival, Haley, who was born on March 24. They are home resting.

Congratulations to Paul and Mandy’s new arrival, Curtis, who was born on March 26.  Both mother and son are doing fine.


You’re Invited
Our church will start a new Sunday school curriculum in April for 3 months. We will use the book Purpose Driven Life as a reference. If you have read it or know the author’s thrust, you would know that he drives people to study the Bible, not his book. It is only used as a guide.


There will be a peaceful demonstration on April 25 (Sunday) from 2 to 5 pm on 19th Ave. in SF to protest legalizing Same Sex Marriage. If you are convicted on this issue, you are more than welcome to join the effort. Our church’s stance on this issue is very clear: God is displeased with homosexual activities. Though He loves sinners, yet He hates sinful acts. So do we.

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