2022 晨光通訊六月 FLC Newsletter June

 

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June 2022 Newsletter Highlight

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  1. 中心總監的話 A Word from the Centre Director

  2. 特別經費代禱 Special Financial Prayer Request

  3. 感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

  4. 研討會 Seminars

 

A Word from the Centre Director

 

Dear brothers, sisters and friends, 
 
“ And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5: 10) 
 
We have been hit with wave after wave of challenges over the past few years. We have experienced drought, bushfire and floods here in Australia, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world. And just when we thought things were under control, war broke out in Ukraine. Thousands of innocent lives have been taken, millions have lost their homes, and enormous geopolitical tensions have caused economic damage that may take years to repair. Though these events have happened halfway around the globe, families here in Australia are not exempt from the consequences, with rising prices and concerns of recession already causing worry and suffering.
 
In the Chinese Australian community, we are encountering more new migrants from Hong Kong who are seeking new lives for themselves and their children in Australia because of the political changes there. Some of the new migrants find it difficult to adjust to their new lives in a country with different language and culture. As a result, they suffer much emotional and spiritual pain that sometimes gives rise to marriage and family conflict.
 
The Bible reminds us that “the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” (Romans 8:22) Since the beginning of time, the world has been full of suffering. Suffering will surely occur in our lives, but also those of the next generation. Even advancements in science and technology will not eliminate all human pains. The Bible says that “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4), but it will only happen when the new heaven and new earth arrive one day in the future.
 
The Bible indeed gives counsel on how we can best endure pain and suffering. During times of difficulty and suffering we all must encounter, it is crucial to turn to the right source of comfort and hope. In His words, God can give us grace and power to overcome every trial and tribulation.
 
However, we cannot just leave the suffering of people to God. Importantly, the Bible also instructs us that “as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers”. (Galatians 6:10) It was for this reason that First Light Care started counselling services in Sydney in 1998 when the Chinese Australian community at the time needed help and support to deal with their pain as they met various problems living in a new country. 
 
We’ll never live in this world without pain and suffering. After nearly a quarter of a century, opportunities still present themselves in the decades ahead for FLC to support people who find themselves needing help in dealing with problems in their life journey. 
 
We thank God that FLC has been given a new permanent counselling centre at West Ryde as our home base to reach out to serve the community. At this moment, we still need to raise over $80,000 for the renovation and furnishing of the new centre, and another $65,000 to cover the deficit of the counselling service operating fund of this financial year. Please make a donation if you can. 
 
We thank you for acting as a Good Samaritan in supporting us to give a helping hand to people in pain. 
May the grace and peace of the Lord be upon you and your family!
 
Gerald Cheung
Centre Director
 

 

中心總監的話

 

主內弟兄姊妹,各位朋友:
 
「那賜一切恩典的神曾在基督裏召了你們,得享他永遠的榮耀,在你們暫受苦難之後,必要親自成全你們,堅固你們,賜力量給你們,建立你們。」(彼得前書 5:10)
 
我們在過去數年受到一波接一波的衝擊。身處澳洲,我們經歷過旱災、山火和洪災,還有那橫掃全球的新冠肺炎。正當我們以為各種災患已受控時,卻爆發了烏克蘭戰爭。數以千計的無辜生命被奪去,以百萬計的人痛失家園,強而巨大的地緣緊張狀態,對經濟造成的傷害,相信需時多年才會復原。儘管戰事發生於半個地球之外,但澳洲有不少家庭都難免受到影響。物價上漲,以及對經濟衰退的擔心,已教不少人憂心忡忡,甚至身受其害。
 
澳洲的華人社羣,迎來更多香港移民;鑒於當地的政治變遷,他們移居此地,為自己和下一代尋找新生活。一些新來到澳洲居住的人發現,生活在一個語言文化截然不同的國家難以適應。結果他們的情緒和精神兩皆受創,致使婚姻和家庭衝突頻生。
 
聖經提醒我們:「我們知道,所有被造之物都一同呻吟、同受陣痛,直到如今。」(羅馬書8:22)。古往今來,世界就是充滿苦難。我們的一生必有痛苦,下一代也無可避免。甚至無論科技怎樣演進先進,苦難也不會消滅。聖經有道:「神要擦去他們一切的眼淚;不再有死亡,也不再有悲哀、哭號、疼痛」(啟示錄21:4),但是,這只有在未來的某一天,當新天新地抵臨時才會發生。
 
聖經確實指導了我們如何承受痛苦與苦難。在艱難和飽受折磨的時刻,我們必須轉移去正確的方向,尋找安慰和希望的泉源。神透過祂的話語,賜給我們恩典,以及克服每種試練和苦難的力量。
 
可是,我們不可以把人類的苦難全部交給神。更重要的是,聖經也告誡我們:「所以,一有機會就要向眾人行善,向信徒一家的人更要這樣。」(加拉太書6:10)。為此,晨光關懷協會於1998年開展輔導服務,因當時的華人社羣,也為了在一個新的國度生活而飽受折騰,極需幫助與支援。
 
我們生於世上,不可能永遠沒有痛苦磨難。創辦了接近廿五年,晨光看到今後尚有許多機會,讓我們向眾人伸出援手,幫助他們在人生道路上解決各種困難。
 
我們感謝神賜予我們一個位於West Ryde的永久輔導中心,作為我們向社會外展服務的基地。今天我們仍需籌募80,000元為新中心裝修和購置設備;亦需另外65,000元捐款為彌補本財政年度的輔導服務營運經費赤字之用。
 
我們籲請各位朋友慷慨解囊。你們作為好撒瑪利亞人的善舉有助別人減輕苦難,我們對此會銘感於心。
 
願主的恩典和平安與你闔家同在!
 
晨光中心總監
張有倫
 
 

 
請特別為我們新輔導中心的裝修費用代禱和捐助支持
Please specially pray and support for renovation expenses of our new counselling centre
 
我們為位於 West Ryde 新的永久輔導中心的裝修工程即將開始而感恩!
 
我們為晨光能使用在捐獻者的幫助下設立的建築基金,購買了在靠近West Ryde火車站的一個物業而感恩。我們感謝上帝的供應和捐獻者的慷慨,幫助減少我們的長期租金支出。
 
我們衷心感謝最近響應我們呼籲為新中心的裝修提供 $100,000財政支持的人們。截至 2022 年 5 月 31 日,我們已收到指定用於裝修的 $13,400 捐款。
 
我們仍然需要籌集超過 $80,000 用於裝修新中心,讓我們這個新的輔導中心繼續在未來歲月服務社區。
 
懇請您支持與幫助我們的裝修經濟需要,您可以使用信用卡通過電話作出一個可扣稅的捐款,請致電(02)9211 9988。
 
您也可以在晨光網頁(https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/supportus#donations)下載並使用捐款表格來安排其他付款方法。感謝您的支持!
 
 
We are thankful that the renovation of the new permanent counselling centre at West Ryde will be underway soon. 
 
We are thankful that First Light Care has purchased a property in West Ryde close to the railway station, using the building fund set up with help from donors. We are thankful for God’s provision in this and the generosity of the donors that will help reduce our long term rental expense!
 
We sincerely thank those who have recently responded to our appeal for financial support of $100,000 for the renovation and furnishing of the new centre. As of 31 May 2022, we have received $13,400 donation specified for the renovation. 
 
We still need to raise over $80,000 for the renovation of the new centre from which our ministry will continue to serve the community in the years ahead.
 
We sincerely ask you to please support and help with our renovation expenses.  You may use a credit card to make a tax-deductible donation by calling us on (02) 9211 9998. 
 
You may also download and use the donation form on First Light Care‘s website (https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/supportus#donations) to arrange other payment methods. Thank you for your support!
 
 

 

感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

 

1. We are thankful that the renovation of the new permanent counseling centre at West Ryde will be underway soon. We sincerely ask you to pray for sufficient donation and smooth completion of renovation works for this new centre that will serve the community well into the future.

2. Please pray for more regular donation to help support our current general operating fund this year. We have already accumulated a deficit of $65,000 as of 31 May 2022, near the end of the current financial year.

3. Please pray for the team of experienced pastors who serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry (PRM) as they develop this important ministry to support the serving pastors in Australia.

PRM members include: Pastor Dr Devin Yu, Rev Dr KC Hung, Rev Joseph Fung, Dr Nancy Fung, Rev Timothy Leung and Rev Dennis To. (Please  browse: https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/pastors-renewal-ministry)

 

1. 我們為位於West Ryde 新的永久輔導中心的裝修工程既將開始進行而感恩。我們誠摯地請求您為得到足夠的財政捐助和裝修工程順利進行而祈禱和支持,以建立這個長期服務社區的新中心。

2. 請繼續為晨光今年能得到更多定期的財政支持而禱告,幫助晨光解決當前服務營運基金的財務需求。截至五月底止,我們今個財政年度赤字累積達至65,000元。

3. 請為教牧更新事工的教牧團隊禱告。團隊成員包括: 余大峰博士傳道,洪國智博士牧師,馮約瑟牧師,馮陳念恩博士師母,梁錦洪牧師與杜偉雄牧師。他們正在發展這個重要的事工,以支持澳大利亞在職服事的牧師們。(請瀏覽: https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/pastors-renewal-ministry)

 

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 

 
1. 如何與成年子女有效地溝通和相處 How To Communicate With And Relate To Your Adult Children
你會否希望拉近與成人子女的距離,更多了解他們的想法,但很多時卻事與願違呢? 我們希望透過這個講座,探討如何與成年子女有效地溝通和相處。
 
講員 Speaker: 馬在慈女士 Ms Evelene Ma (註冊臨床心理學家 Registered Clinical Psychologist)
日期 Date: 11/07/2022 (星期一)       
時間 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
地點 Venue:  ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
截止日期 Closing Date: 04/07/2022
 
2. 離婚後如何重建生活 Rebuilding Life after Divorce
離婚後是一個非常具有挑戰性的時期 - 需要時間並經歷不同的階段。本次研討會旨在讓您了解離婚後重建生活的關鍵要素,並提供建議如何解釋離婚給小孩子的方法,適合剛離婚的人士參加。
 
講員 Speaker: 廖郭冠姿女士 (註冊心理學家)
日期 Date: 25/07/2022 (星期一)       
時間 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
地點 Venue:  ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
截止日期 Closing Date: 18/07/2022

 

3. 五種愛的語言 The Five Love Languages
若你能讀懂自己和對方愛的語言,可能關係會「撞少一點板」,而增添多一份明白和暖意。
 
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date: 25/08/2022 (星期四)       
時間 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
地點 Venue:  ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
截止日期 Closing Date: 17/08/2022
 
4. 克服對健康的過度擔憂 Overcoming Health Anxiety
有健康焦慮的人經常認為自己患有或會患上嚴重疾病. 例如 Covid-19、癌症、愛滋病。 因此,生活感到非常苦惱並有許多限制。讓我們一起討論:1. 了解健康焦慮的惡性循環 2.管理侵入性思維 3. 應對在生活中的迴避和安全行為 (如: 不住看不同的醫生, 反覆查看健康信息)
 
講員 Speaker: 廖郭冠姿女士 (註冊心理學家)
日期 Date: 12/09/2022 (星期一)       
時間 Time: 10am – 11:30 am
地點 Venue:  ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
截止日期 Closing Date: 05/09/2022

 

5. 睡前拖延症 Bedtime Procrastination
你有没有「捨不得睡」的經驗,晚上遲遲無法按時就寢? 這個講座會探討何謂睡前拖延症,當中的成因和害處,以及處理的方法。
 
講員 Speaker: 馬在慈女士 Ms Evelene Ma (註冊臨床心理學家 Registered Clinical Psychologist)
日期 Date: 11/09/2022 (星期一)       
時間 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
地點 Venue:  ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
截止日期 Closing Date: 04/09/2022
 
6. 喬哈里窗: 了解自己和他人  Johari Window: Understand Yourself and Others
透過喬哈里之窗這個簡單的工具深化對自己對他人的認識。
 
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士 Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date: 29/09/2022 (星期四)       
時間 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
地點 Venue:  ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
截止日期 Closing Date: 21/09/2022
 

Mandarin Seminars 國語研討會

 

1. 为孩子立界限
 
       时间不是万灵药。有许多父母不想谈界限问题,认为等孩子长大了就没事了!孩子是会长大的没错,但是你一定也会看到现今四十岁的成人,虽然生理长大了,但是心理还是没有界限?如今的儿童青少年患抑郁的比例越来越高,年龄也呈现低龄化趋势。时间或许能给你医治的环境,但是它绝不是医治的良方。视而不见或掩耳盗铃只会错失有效养育儿女的宝贵时机!

       为孩子立界限,是期盼自己的生命拥有新视野并期待孩子生命丰盛的智慧父母,实现这一目标的起点。家庭教育专业人士Joy Song将以丰富的专业知识和经验教导你从如何坚定地说“可以”和“不可以”来开始学习设定界限,以帮助孩子体会在适当的规则里自行负责的生活,逐步迈上丰盛喜乐的人生轨道。

讲员:宋晓玲女士 Ms Joy Song
日期:2022年8月6日(周六)
时间:8:00pm – 9:30pm
地点:Zoom 视频会议
费用:$20*
截止日期:27/07/2022
 
2. 修正思维方式   塑造儿童行为
 

          不少父母面对“儿童不服管教”时采用的方式不是说教加威胁,就是贿赂加讨好,或是无奈之下唉声叹气而任之放逐。

         科学家们发现,改变人的思维方式可以改变大脑的化学成分,这一突破性的发现被称为“认知行为修正”理论,主要是根据行为心理学的基本原则,通过改变人类行为和思维的联系纽带而实现。儿童正处于认知发展的初中级阶段,呈现出其阶段独有的特质。儿童教育专业人士Joy Song将结合案例带领父母们以充满童趣的修正思维方式的新视野,帮助父母们更有效地与孩子们沟通并帮助他们塑造出积极的行为,提升抗压能力。

讲员:宋晓玲女士 Ms Joy Song
日期:2022年8月20日(周六)
时间:8:00pm – 9:30pm
地点:Zoom 视频会议
费用:$20*
截止日期:10/08/2022

 

3. 如何培养乐观的孩子

          著名的心理学家、积极心理学的倡导者马丁 . 塞利格曼经过长久大量实践案例的研究认为,悲观不仅仅是思考的负面方式,还是孩子健康的最大威胁,是 “流行性的忧郁症”。孩子们可以养成乐观向上的性格,从而能更有效地对付忧郁症等身心疾病。受到忧郁症的侵袭只是乐观孩子的优势之一,他们还有一大优势:在学校里比悲观的同伴更易成功。

          父母只有教会孩子通过现实地思考、经历过与自己年龄相适应的挑战后才能养成乐观性格。而父母与孩子相处时,首先自身必须学会乐观,因为孩子最容易学到父母的言行。儿童教育专业人士Joy Song将结合丰富的实践经验帮助父母们学习生命成长中的重要一课。

讲员:宋晓玲女士 Ms Joy Song
日期:2022年9月03日(周六)
时间:8:00pm – 9:30pm
地点:Zoom 视频会议
费用:$20*
截止日期:24/08/2022

 

 

主辦: 晨光關懷協會 協辦: 五加2基督教平台
  
09/07    第一課: 了解壓力和如何積極應對
16/07    第二課: 問題解決和自信(assertive)的溝通
23/07    第三課: 使用認知行為療法轉化思想
30/07    第 四課: 實踐行為改變
 
To Register: 積極應對壓力 (2022年7月9, 16, 23 & 30日 周六雪梨1-2:30pm) : https://fiveplus2.learnworlds.com/course/cl-facingstress-c
*需先登記成五加二會員
 
2. 課程: 如何關懷長者心理的需要 (Cantonese only) Saturdays 1:00pm to 2:
03/09    第一課: 了解長者所面對的的變化、壓力源和心理特徵
10/09    第二課: 探討長者常見的心理健康問題
17/09    第三課 :討論喪親對長者的心理影響
24/09    第四課: 了解與長者有效溝通的要素
 
To Register: 如何關懷長者心理的需要 (2022年9月3, 10, 17 & 24日 週六雪梨1-2:30pm): https://fiveplus2.learnworlds.com/course/cl-mentalcare4elderly-c 
*需先登記成五加二會員