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Events September 2008

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September, 2008


Our Annual Picnic is set on September 13 (Saturday) at Ed. R. Levin Park, Milpitas – Sandy Wool Site from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Activities include lunch, games, fishing, biking, and so on. Registration is $3.00, and parking is $7.00. Come and join us! Have a blast!


Something New
The Nominating Committee will propose to the church of forming three new service departments. The newest one is the Informational Technology (IT) Department. A new Children Department will be spinning off from Sunday school and Church Training Department in order to have a better planning for all Sundays and Fridays programs for children. Finally, Church Training Department, under the proposal, will be called Fellowship/small group Department.
The Board of Deacons is working on a proposal to the church of implementing a Sabbatical leave for pastoral staff. It is very likely that Pastor Larry will be on Sabbatical soon.

Events September 2007

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Friday, 31 August 2007 16:00


September, 2007


Church Leadership Training
"Equipping Leaders for the Harvest" will be held a Living Word Christian Center in Milpitas on Saturday, 9/15. We have registered all those who signed up. Please check with Brother Daniel or their website for workshops or schedule information. www.ccbaministries.org


New Worship Center Celebration Dinner
Please come celebrate with us on 9/29 (Saturday) from 6pm to 9pm. We are moving forward with our building project. Join us to learn what's the next step and know how you can play an active role in building our new worship center. If you haven't picked up your invitation package, please do so today.

Events September 2006

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Thursday, 31 August 2006 16:00


September, 2006


You are invited to a special Short-term Missions sharing on Friday (8th). This year, our missionaries were sent to the Native Americans in Arizona and to Taiwan. You will hear their testimony. We will also be sending a team to Japan next month.

You are also invited to join us for our annual church picnic on Saturday (9th). Just like last year, we will be having the picnic at Shadow Cliff in Pleasanton. All are welcome. It starts from 11:00 to whenever you feel like leaving the park.


On the Light Side—jokes to have a laugh
Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room. After a while, he emerged and informed his mother that he had thought it over and then said a prayer. “Fine,” said the pleased mother. “If you ask God to help you not misbehave, He will help you.” “Oh, I didn’t ask Him to help me not misbehave,” said Johnny. “I asked Him to help you put up with me.”


A minister questioned a six-year-old: “So your mother says a prayer for you each night. Very commendable. What does she say?” The little boy replied, “Thank God, he’s in bed!”


A couple with three children waited in line at San Francisco’s Pier 41 to purchase tickets for a boat trip to Alcatraz. Others watched with varying degrees of sympathy and irritation as the young children fidgeted, whined, and punched one another. The frazzled parents reprimanded them to no avail. Finally they reached the ticket window. “Five tickets, please,” the father said. “Two round trip, three one way.”


The minister gave his Sunday morning service, as usual; but this particular Sunday, it was considerably longer than normal. Later, at the door, shaking hands with parishioners as they moved out, one man said, “Your sermon, Pastor, was simply wonderful—so invigorating and inspiring and refreshing.” The minister, of course, broke out in a big smile, only to hear the man add, “Why, I felt like a new man when I woke up!”


The above jokes are taken from Medicine for the Soul by Dr. David Jeremiah

Events September 2005

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Wednesday, 31 August 2005 16:00


September, 2005


Church Picnic
Our annual church picnic is set for September 10 (Saturday) from 11:00 to 3:00 at Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton. We invite you to come and share a day of fellowship with us.


Our very first Cultural Day that was held on August 27 was a success. We praise God for such an event to bring out the uniqueness of the Chinese culture. After all the performances, special Chinese tea and snack were served while congregants enjoyed the Chinese art exhibitions. Over twenty paintings were sold to raise fund for the Church building project. With a matching fund by an anonymous donor, we have raised about eight thousand dollars!


Our Condolences
Our condolences go to Jerry Wong and his family for losing his mother to cancer last Sunday. May the Lord comfort him and the family with surpassing peace.


Our condolences also go to Chau Yee for losing her father in Hong Kong. She and her son will leave for Hong Kong to attend his funeral. May the Lord guard them and give them peace in this time of loss.

Events September 2004

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Tuesday, 31 August 2004 16:00


September, 2004


Welcome Back
All the short-term missionaries who went China and Arizona have returned safely. I’m sure God has impressed on each of them during the trip. We sure would like to listen to their testimony. The Mission Department will organize different opportunities during Sunday worships for them to share their experience. May God continue to work the life of the missionaries as well as those they have touched.


The Annual Church Picnic will be held on September 11 at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas from 11:00am till 5:00pm . We invite you to come and join us for a day of outdoor activities and fellowship. For details, please call the church office.


Alex and Karen were married in August and have returned from their honeymoon. They look very much relaxed. May God continue to bless their marriage.


Clayton and Christina will be married this month. They are busy trying to get everything done before the wedding day. We pray that God will provide a pleasant day for the wedding, and bless them as they unite their lives together.

Frank and Sarah became proud grandparents to their daughter’s baby boy, Ryan Enoch, last month. Pray that Ryan will grow both in stature and in the love of God.

Events September 2003

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Sunday, 31 August 2003 16:00


September, 2003



Wedding Bells:
Tim and Jennifer were married on August 16. The helpers turned the fellowship hall into a wedding chapel. Nicely done!


Meng and Danei will be married on August 31 in Fremont. This marks the fifth wedding couples this year for our church.


May God bless both couples, as they will begin to build their lives together.


Our Annual Picnic will be held on September 6, from 11:00am-4:00pm at Ed Levin Park, Milpitas (ELM Group Area). Lunch will be served at noon. Please call the office to register ($2.00 registration fee). Limited space and fee for parking—carpool is encouraged.


Our Condolences
Rev. Richard Li, who served the Lord faithfully for many years, was called Home a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles. He left behind his wife, Margaret, and five daughters. A memorial service was held on August 30, 2003 at Golden Gate Christian Church in San Francisco.

Events September 2001

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Friday, 31 August 2001 16:00


September, 2001


Activities in September!
09/08 (Sat) Church Picnic at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas from 11am to 5pm. We will be meeting at Sandy Wool Group Area. We will have group games among other activities. Let us capture this opportunity to invite your friends to meet some of the church people and have a good time of fellowship. Hope to see you there.


09/14-15 Cantonese Evangelistic Meetings:
Friday night at 7:30pm “The Current State of Men”
Sat. night at 7:30pm “The Pitiful State of the World”
Sunday at 11:00am “The Wonderful State of God”
We have invited Rev. Albert Seung from Texas to come to share the messages with us. Please make good of this opportunity to invite your friends to attend. And let us not forget to pray that the seed of the Gospel be sown on good soil.


09/23 (Sun) There will be a Teacher’s Day following the Chinese Worship from 12:45pm to 2:15pm. Lunch will be provided for the attendees. The Sunday school department has organized a Resource Center in order to provide more resources for the teachers to utilize.


Later on that day, there will a Baptismal Service at 3pm at Pastor Larry’s home. After Baptism, we will continue to have fellowship and dinner together. All is welcome to join us to celebrate this joyous occasion.


Before I sign off, Just a Thought!
If you run into a wall, what would you do?
Don’t turn around and give up. Try to figure out how to go over it, go around it, or go through it, if necessary. With God, all things are possible!

Events October 2010

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Big Event
On October 3, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary and New Worship Center Dedication. We had our regular worships that morning. The Celebration worship was held from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Banquet began at 6:00pm. We had over 300 people attending the banquet.

There will be a special Harvest Festival Function on October 31 (Sunday) from 6:00 to 9:00pm. It is an outreach program to reach out to the friends of our children. Please pray for the organizing group and good weather.

Business Meeting
During the 3rd quarter meeting, new officers were elected for 2011. May the Lord use their efforts so that we can all contribute to expanding His kingdom.

At the same meeting, the church also elected Calvin Wong and David Ng as Associate Deacon. Both of them will serve a two-year term, from January, 2011 through December,2012. May the Lord guide them in this new leadership role. We also pray that the Lord will protect and strengthen their families as well.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to the three couples who are getting married:

October 10: Sean and Mable

October 30: Mike and Crystal; Khanh and Thy

May the Lord bless their marriage, and may they also have a wonderful wedding.

In memory of Irene Wing
The Annual GIST Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct 24, 2010. This year’s Walk is being
dedicated to the memory of Irene. For those who are interested, please inquiry GIST website: www.gistwalk.frogheaven.org.


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Events October 2009

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 16:00



October 2009


Building Project Update


September was a critical month for the Building Project. We received the CUP approval to retain our existing building. On that day, there were about 30 prayer warriors praying during the Public Hearing, and about 20 went to the City Hall. Praise God for making it a relatively smooth ride.

We also received the approval of the steel structure and the fire-proofing issue. Verbal approval to start insulation and other work was granted. Once the rough mechanical, electrical and plumbing inspections pass, we can call for a framing inspection.


Church Decision


During the Third Quarter Business Meeting, the church has passed the following resolutions: renew the terms for Pastor Larry as Senior Pastor and Brother Daniel as Church Administrator for another three years; elected Brother Paul Leung as Associate Deacon for two years, and elected officers for 2010; bylaw regarding the qualification of church chairman was also changed.




Linda Wong was called home to be with the Lord on September 23rd. Memorial Service is to be held on October 3rd at Alameda Family Funeral Cremation in Saratoga. May the Lord comfort her families.

Events October 2008

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Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:00


October, 2008


This October we celebrate our 28th Anniversary. We praise God for blessing and sustaining us and pray to expand His kingdom bringing Christ to our community and world.


Church Officers
Pray for our newly elected church officers for 2009 and our officers retreat on October 25th as we train and partner together.


Congratulations to Kevin and Karen Do on the birth of Ethan Josiah on 9/16.


Pastor Larry on Leave
Pastor Larry Tong will take a well deserved leave from Oct. 2008 to March 2009 to refresh, refocus, and be renewed. Pray for him and his family during this time and for the church.

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