6/18/2018 Church Announcements

  1. Thank God that MBB team members’ $5818.00 love offerings to our church. They requested us to use this money to purchase sport equipment and pray that the sport equipment will attract more local community friends to join our church.
  2. Next week, the second team of volunteer builders will be here to help us build our new church. The second team has a total count of 112 volunteers in 56 registration units with 32 of them being families and some with children. Among the 112 volunteers, 12 of them will stay at hotel, 14 will stay at church, 20 of them will live in their RV, and the rest of 66 volunteers, will stay at our brothers’ and sisters’ houses. Praise the Lord for calling so many volunteers to help us. Also Praise the Lord that so many families from our church are willing to open up their houses to host the volunteers. The number of hosting families is far exceeded the number that is need, therefore some families are not assigned any volunteers. When assigning host families, the committee took into consideration various factors such as giving the priority consideration for those families that didn’t have chance to host 1st team, distance and traffic to church, rides for volunteers, match between host and guest, and any special needs indicated by either volunteers or host families, etc. Thank you all for your support and participation. Please pray for these hosting families as each of them might have to overcome certain inconveniences or even difficulties during hosting.  May God bless everyone for your faithful service in His House.
  3. Church rebuilding fund : Praise the Lord. We received $7018.00 church construction pledges last Sunday. At this point, the total pledge is $1,546,859.00. The actual amount received is $1,493,579.00. Please continue to pray that our God will provide all we need and we will participate for the 2nd pledge. Please put “Building Construction Pledge” on the memo line of the check. Brothers and Sisters please put the pledge form or building construction offering check in the offering collection bags as tithes and offerings are collected during Sunday worship.
  4. Demolition of building B has started therefore, when you come to church please look out to the traffic signs and routes, all paths of the parking lots are one-way traffic. Please pay attention to safety. All parents should take care of their children and watch out for the pedestrians during church construction.
  5. Children Ministry: Our church will combine with Maryland’s team to hold a VBS camp on the last week of June (25-26, 28-29). Program includes Bible stories, Bible studies, Game and crafts, and inside and outside activities. Encourage both adults and youths to sign up to serve. Details are at shorturl.at/tRTU3. 4th and 5th grades Children Sunday classes urgently need teachers, substitute teachers and teachers’ aid. If you have burden, please contact Minister Tom Chow and brother Augustine Ho. Note: If you do not have experience, you can start co-teaching with another teacher with experience. Welcome six grade parents to participate 6/17 at 11:30 am-12:30 pm graduation ceremony.
  6. Youth Ministry: Thank you brothers and sisters’ love offering. This year lunch fundraiser raised $1773 for BP short term mission trip. And also thank you all who participated to prepare lunch and support youth ministry.
  7. Anyone who are interested in participating July 4th Independence Day parade, please register online at https://cbcgl_parade.eventbrite.com
  8. Request bottled water donation for volunteer builders Our church will need to provide large amount of bottled water to two volunteer builders in first and fourth weeks of June. Food subcommittee requests brothers and sisters if you have burden, please donate a case of 16 oz. of bottled water. Starting immediately, please leave the bottled water on the table next to the piano in first floor cafeteria on Friday night or Sunday. Thank you for your help.
  9. Today is Father’s Day. Wish every father to have a happy father’s day. Church will provide lunch for all fathers a free lunch.
  10. Church will hold a picnic on 06/24 after Sunday worship at Brook Farm State Park and invite MBFC volunteer builders to join us. Please register to bring food to the picnic on https://cbcgl_picnic.eventbrite.com.
  11. Praise God. Brother 張弢弟兄 and sister映雲’s younger daughter was born yesterday. Her name is 張真(Zoe) and weighted 6 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches long.
  12. Kitchen ministry will stop providing lunch in summer between (6/24-9/2). Will resume on 9/9.
  13. Now we have MBB T-shirts ($10) and Hat ($5) for sale at church’s function room. Brothers and sisters are encouraged to purchase and for sale until all purchased.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for the US government, senate and congress leaders to have a respectful, righteous, merciful and humble heart to lead this country. Also, pray for American people to be walking in Christ’s path.
  2. Pray for the current job searching brothers and sisters.
  3. Please pray for Sister Vivian Gillis’s mother’s swollen feet to get better. Also, pray for her coming to US smoothly.
  4. Please pray for sister (Grace Zhu) 朱瑤萍 ‘s mother to have a smooth surgery and her strength recovered. Also pray for her total trust in God and receiving peace from God.
  5. Pray for Mrs Chan Yee’s shoulder pain and weakness.
  6. Pray for sister Yanyu Wu’s niece Liming Chen’s health. She had already accepted Jesus as her savior and currently is very sick.
  7. Praise the Lord. Andy and Leina’s third daughter Nazira left currently weights 5 lbs 12 oz. Please continue to pray for the health and eyesight of Nazira.
  8. UML new students will arrive at US during the summer. Pray for our Father to guide our co-workers to unite together to contact and know them wisely. And welcome them to the Lord’s house.
  9. Brother吴远炎’s father passed away in China. Pray for our Lord to protect and comfort his family. Especially his 93 years old grandmother.