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Events November 2006

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Tuesday, 31 October 2006 16:00


November, 2006


Ways to Help the Needy

  • As years past, our church will continue to participate in two meaningful events that provide some type of relief to the needy. We encourage you to participate in them. One of two is the “Canned Food Drive” which will be donated to CityTeam Ministries in San Jose during the time of Thanksgiving. Please bring any nonperishable food items to the church before November 23, and we will deliver them so that CityTeam Ministries will have enough food to give away.
  • The other program is to support Operation Christmas Child sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Fill up shoeboxes with useable items (preferably non-edible), and enclose a check for $7.00?? (please check this amount) payable to Samaritan’s Purse, and we will deliver them on November 20, so that the organization may ship them to the needy children in Third-world countries in time for Christmas.


  • Congratulations to the proud parents, Ivan and Karen, with the early arrival of Jayden who came almost three weeks ahead of schedule. He weighed in 6lb 1oz, 19 inches. Both mother and child are doing well and resting at home.
  • The Pastoral Ordination of Brother Anselm Siao is scheduled on November 26 (Sunday) at 3:30pm. Dinner will follow after worship. RSVP is needed. We look forward to having you celebrating with us. We pray that Brother Anselm may continue to faithfully serve the Lord with his new role in Hong Kong.

Events November 2005

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Monday, 31 October 2005 16:00


November, 2005


Every year during the month of November, we have a “Canned Food Drive,” collecting any nonperishable food items and clothing to donate to the CityTeam Ministries. As we thank God for His provision, let us also remember those who are not as privileged we are. Please feel free to bring the items to church before Thanksgiving so that we may transport them.


The church office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and there will not be any official fellowship programs at church on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.


Atticus James was born on October 11th to Alan and Michelle. Both the baby and mother are doing fine. May the Lord bless them and give them strength.

Events November 2004

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Sunday, 31 October 2004 16:00


November, 2004


Building Project Update
We had the city required “Community Meeting” on October 19. Other than about twenty church members attending the meeting, we had a city planner and one neighbor who came for the meeting. The neighbor brought up some concerns about parking, noise, and security. It seems that he was satisfied with the way we addressed his concerns. Our project maybe is scheduled on either the first or second week of November for the Public Hearing. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s guidance throughout the legal process and most importantly, our very own unity.


Theme for Next Year
As 2004 is coming to an end soon, we are planning for different ministries next year. We had the Officers’ Retreat on October 30. The theme for next year is “Living with a mission.” The focus is reaching out to people using God’s message with a balance of strengthening our own spiritual walk in the Spirit. We will also celebrate our 25th Anniversary on the first Sunday of October. We look forward to being led by the Holy Spirit into a new year of ministries. May we experience more of His grace and strength as we continue to be faithful to His callings.


Raymond and Connie will be married on November 20. May the Lord bless their wedding and their marriage; fill the wedding day with joy and their marriage with happiness.

Events November 2003

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Friday, 31 October 2003 16:00


November, 2003


Building Project Update
We thank God for allowing us to get the Conditional Use Permit. It means we can now proceed to the next phase—to obtain a building permit. The Building Committee is busy finalizing the General Contractor during the next few weeks. The Fund Raising Sub-committee will soon come up with a strategy to achieve our goal.


Getting Involved
As previous years, we will continue to collect canned food during this Thanksgiving Season. If you would like to participate and help feed the poor through CityTeam Ministries, please bring any non-perishable food items or clothing to church before November 23, so that we may deliver to them.


This year’s Officers’ Retreat will be held at church on November 1. There are a number of new faces on the officers’ roster. Let’s continue to pray for each other so that we may serve with humility and harmony.


Wedding Bells
If it seems that we have had many weddings this year, you are right! David and Grace (the eighth couples to be married this year) will be having their wedding on November 22. Congratulations! May God bless their marriage.

Events November 2002

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Thursday, 31 October 2002 16:00


November, 2002


Looking Ahead
Our church has adopted a theme for the upcoming year: Touching God’s Word to Touching God’s Work.

Last year was a year of out-reach. The focus was to bring seekers to come to know God in a personal way. This year is a year of building. The focus is to bring Christians to a higher level of living for the Lord. Next year will be a year of equipping. The focus will be on encouraging all believers to be involved in God’ Ministry. This can only be done through solidly grounding in His Word.


If the Lord’s willing, we plan to rotate this three-year-cycle, so that we may continue to grow in number and also in spiritual maturity.


Engagement of two more couples:
Tim Tsun and Jennifer Liu, and Philip Tsang and Maggie Lau.


This means we will have five couples who will be getting married next year: Meng and Danei, Frank and Yisi, Ivan and Karen, Tim and Jennifer, and Philip and Maggie.


May God continue to guide them in the preparation of their wedding plan and bless their marriage.

Events November 2001

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Wednesday, 31 October 2001 16:00


November, 2001


New Officers’ Retreat
This year’s New Officers’ Retreat is set for Nov. 3rd. We’ll start at 9:00am with breakfast. Worship follows at 9:30 and the retreat will end with Council meeting at 4:00pm. There will be a message and challenge from the pastor, brainstorming sessions on “How to reach our target” and “Prevention of burn-out.” Then, a time to put together the church calendar for next year. After the Church Council adopts the theme and goal setting, we will announce to the congregation.


We will have a Short Term Missions Sharing on Nov. 2nd (Friday) at 7:30pm at church. Short-term missionaries will share their experience in their involvement at CityTeam Ministries in Jonesboro, Arkansas and also in China. There will also be sharing from the team going to Cambodia in December. Hope you will come and join us.

Christian Media Outreach is sponsoring a Cantonese movie, Windy days windy nights on Nov. 10th (Saturday) at 7:30 at our neighboring church, Emmanuel Family Life Center. Admission is free.

November 25th (Sunday) is a special Thanksgiving Joint Worship. Deacon William Wu will be the speaker of the day.

Events November 2000

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Tuesday, 31 October 2000 16:00


November, 2000


It’s Done!
With great relieve, I’m reporting to you that the building project has been completed. We are fully utilizing all the new classrooms of the new extension, and every group is busy trying to "decorate" their room these days. We truly thank God for keeping us together throughout this long process.

Richard and Esther had a baby girl on Sept. 30. She is their first child.
Thomas and Amy had a baby girl on Oct. 14. She is their fourth child.


Wedding Bells:
March 2001: Joshua and Sarah, Calvin and Minette
April 2001: Andrew and Marianne
July 2001: Isaac and Grace


Short-term Mission
Brother Mike has made his plan to go to Jonesboro and minister at City-team Ministries for about three months. He will be leaving us on November 28. He will also attend Urbana Conference in Illinois the week between Christmas and New Year. We thank the Lord for calling him for the ministry, and we support his endeavor with all of our prayers.


Finally, don’t forget to vote on November 7th if you are registered to vote. If Christians don’t vote, we forfeit our right to make changes; and in doing so, we allow ungodly people to take control of the future of this country.

Events May 2010

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Friday, 30 April 2010 16:00



May 2010


English Pastor


We are excited to inform you that the church has called Pastor Peter Wang to be the English Pastor. He came with the experience of over ten years of youth pasturing and three years of church planting in the Bay Area. He is married to Anne, and has a daughter, Ava, who is two and an half. He graduated from Western Seminary, and is a candidate of Doctorate of Ministry at Gordon Cromwell Theological Seminary. We look forward to co-labor with him to expand God’s kingdom.


Building Project Update


We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in the building project. Most of the issues have been resolved. If Lord’s willing, it would probably take us about 4 weeks to wrap up everything. The site work is almost completed. Landscaping has started by SCBC team. Site and interior clean up have started for striping parking spaces and carpet installing. We thank God for allowing us to build the sanctuary for His glory. We also want to be mindful to keep a spirit of unity to use the facility to expand His Kingdom.


New Addition


Welcome to the family of SCBC: Push Yau was baptized on Easter Sunday. We pray that the Lord will continue to nourish her into spiritual maturity through our ministries.


Congratulations to Tony and Vanessa for the birth of a baby girl, Chelsea, their first, on March 18. May the Lord bless them.

Events May 2009

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Thursday, 30 April 2009 16:00



May 2009


Missions Emphasis Month


Each year in May, we set aside this month to be our Missions Emphasis Month. This year, we have invited Miss Elizabeth Lowe, a missionary from OMF (formerly known as Inland China Missions) as our speaker. She will speak in English (no translation) on Friday (the 22nd) to a Chinese group, and two worships on Sunday (the 24th), and a social with the English group during Sunday lunch. Please come and join us to hear what God is doing in her life and about what God is doing in the world.


This year, our Missions Budget Pledge is $46,500. In light of the building project and the economic downturn, the Missions Department decided to lower our pledge this year. We pray that we may resume a more aggressive drive next year.


Welcome to the Family


We had a baptismal service last month, on Easter Sunday. We are filled with joy to see seven people baptized into the Body of Christ and joined SCBC as members. Nancy, Wendy, Mo, Ho, Jeanne, Michelle and Tat (all via Baptism), and Emily (via application). Welcome to the Family. We pray that you will continue to grow in this church, and eventually find your roll in the big family.


Events May 2008

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Wednesday, 30 April 2008 16:00


May, 2008


Missions Emphasis Month

May is our Missions Emphasis Month, and during this month, we will promote Missions work around the globe as well as what we should do as World Christians. Our Missions Pledge goal for the upcoming year (July through June) is $55,600. This giving should be above and beyond our regular giving. All the giving received are for Missions works, and will be diverted to support missionaries and organizations. May the Lord bless those who faithfully give to the Missions budget.

Building Project Update

The General Contractor and the sub-contractor have reached an agreement, and the completion of the steel roofing and the second floor should resume soon. As of now, we still haven’t heard from the City of San Jose about our CUP application for retaining the existing multi-purpose building. Please continue to pray for the ever-challenging project.

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