晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter December 2020

 

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December Newsletter Highlight

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  1. 會長報告2019-2020 President's Report 2019-2020

  2. 特別經費代禱 Special Financial Prayer Request

  3. 感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

  4. 研討會 Seminars

  5. 2021国语父母成长课程

  6. 晨光2021年課程

 

 

 

會長報告2019-2020 

余大峰博士

 

迄今為止,COVID-19 新型冠狀病毒大流行已感染全球超過4100萬人,導至超過110萬人死亡,造成了前所未有的全球衰退和大規模失業,影響了世界各地每個人和每個家庭的生活,到現時也沒有跡象顯示這個自然災難會很快過去。現在,數以億計的人正在生活於極度恐懼、渺茫、不安、絕望和沮喪中,毫無信心和希望。甚至基督徒也不能免除這全球病毒大流行對我們生活和信仰帶來的所有挑戰。

感謝我們的上帝和救主,因為我們晨光的團隊(顧問委員會、管理委員會、同工和義工)不僅安然無恙,而且還透過在線媒體上繼續輔導諮詢和教育訓練服務。繼續為那些情感上處於「黑暗地方」的人們帶來上帝的安慰和祝福,並為他們帶來光明、希望、信心和愛心。我們為此深受鼓勵並感恩。

可以肯定的是,如果沒有上帝的憐憫,我們誰都不會活著,更不用說這一刻能夠閱讀到這份報告了。在澳洲,每個人都應該看自己為蒙福的人,因為我們的疫情統計數據遠比世界上大多數國家都要好。這使我們有更多的理由去記念我們在國外苦苦掙扎的家庭成員、親戚、朋友和主內弟兄姊妹。我們可以向他們發送訊息、音頻或視頻,甚至通過在線視頻會議與他們聊天,這是我們最低限度都能夠做到的事情。

感恩

“凡事謝恩,因為這是上帝在基督耶穌裏向你們所定的旨意。” (帖前5:18)

當許多人正在盼望疫苗或有效的  COVID-19 治療能早日面世時,上帝提醒我們,感恩是緩解「在任何情況下」的憂慮、恐懼、痛苦和受苦的最佳解藥。

因此,我感謝顧問委員會、管理委員會、同工、義工,以及過去一年裡通過祈禱、捐贈或義務工作來支持晨光事工的所有人。我還要感謝洪國智牧師對管理委員會富有洞察力和創造性的貢獻。

特別要感謝我們的主,我們收到了慷慨的捐款,並感謝聯邦政府的JobKeeper津貼。經過祈禱和審議,管理委員會一致同意使用這筆資金來購買合適的物業,以減輕未來的租金負擔,並為我們的事工提供持續的穩定性。請為尋找合適的物業祈禱。

事工資料

今年,我們曾為268位輔導客戶提供服務,而我們的教牧更生事工也為46位牧者、宣教士、神學生及其配偶提供了服務。今年我們還將繼續與澳洲華人教牧神學院合作,向有興趣的學生提供性格分析測驗。

展望未來

我們謙卑地祈禱:

1. 在這COVID-19全球病毒大流行中,全世界都會經歷一次靈性大醒覺;

2. 為有需要的人提供更多滿有聖靈賦權的在線輔導和教育訓練服務;

3. 更多退休和有恩賜的牧師加入我們的教牧更生事工;

4. 合適的物業作為我們的辦公室和輔導室,以及

5. 上帝繼續供應晨光的事工經費,義工和祈禱戰士。

 

 

 

President's Report 2019-2020
Dr Devin Yu

 

COVID-19 so far has infected more than 41 million people worldwide, killed over 1.1 million people, caused unprecedented global recession and massive unemployment, and so affected the life of every individual and every family everywhere in the world, with no sign that this natural calamity might come to pass soon. Millions are now living in constant fear, uncertainty, insecurity, desperation, depression, without faith and hope. And even Christians are not exempted from all the challenges to life and faith which this pandemic brings.

But here at FLC, we are thankful to our Lord God and Saviour, for not only is our team (Advisory Committee, Management Committee, staff, and volunteers) safe and sound. We are also encouraged and thankful that through our online counselling services, and many other similar services provided by other ministries, God has continued to bestow His comfort and blessings, and to bring light, hope, faith and love, to those who are in “dark places” emotionally.

One thing for sure though, without God’s mercy, none of us would even be alive, let alone be able to read this report at this very moment. Everyone in Australia should really count ourselves as blessed, for our statistics fare far better than most of the rest of the world. This gives us more reasons to remember our family members, relatives, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ abroad, who might be struggling.  Sending them a text, audio or video message, or even better, chatting with them through one of the many online video conferencing services is some little thing that we can all do. 

Thanksgiving 

“…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”              (1 Thess. 5:18)

While many of us are hoping for a vaccine or an effective treatment for COVID-19 to come sooner, God reminds us that thanksgiving is the best antidote to relieve our worries, fear, pain and suffering “in all circumstances”.

So I thank the Advisory Committee, the Management Committee, staff, volunteers, and everyone who has been supporting the FLC ministry in the past year through prayers, donations or voluntary work. I also thank Rev. K.C. Hung for his insightful and creative contribution to the Management Committee.

In particular, we thank our Lord for the receipt of a generous sum of donation, and for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper Allowance. After prayers and deliberations, the Management Committee unanimously agreed to use this fund for the purchase of a suitable premises so as to ease future rental burden and to provide our ministry with ongoing stability. Please continue to pray for a suitable property.

Ministry Update

This year, we have served a total of 268 counselling clients and our PRM has served a total of 46 pastors, missionaries, theological students, and their spouses. Our partnership with the Chinese Theological College Australia in providing personality tests to interested students also continues this year.

Looking Ahead

We humbly pray for:

1. a world-wide spiritual awakening amid this COVID-19 pandemic;

2. more Spirit-empowered online counselling and educational sessions for those in need;

3. more retired and gifted pastors to join our PRM;

4. a suitable premises as our office and counselling rooms, and

5. the continued provision of operational expenses, volunteers and prayer warriors.

 

 

 

 

請特別為晨光的建築基金需要代禱 Please Specially Pray and Support Our Building Fund

 

We plan to reduce rental expenses by using our Building Fund to purchase suitable premises and turn these into a permanent counselling centre.  If you would like to support this plan, you may use a credit card to make a tax-deductible donation by calling us on (02) 9211-9988.  You may also download and use the donation form on First Light Care’s website(www.firstlightcare.org.au) to arrange other payment methods.  Thank you for your support!!

我們計劃通過使用晨光建築基金購買合適的地點,將其轉變為永久性的輔導中心,以減低租金支出。如果您想支持這個計劃,可以致電(02)9211-9988,使用信用卡進行可扣稅的捐贈。您還可以於First Light Care網站(www.firstlightcare.org.au)下載捐贈表格並安排其他付款方式。謝謝您的支持!!

 

 

 

 

代禱 Prayer

 

1. 我們繼續為所有遭受新型冠狀病毒疫情影響的人們祈禱。祈禱神賜予身體健康,福祉與平安。我們祈禱有效的疫苗將很快面市。

2. 我們繼續祈禱神賜信,望,愛,和平與和解予香港和世界各地的人。

3. 請祈求神呼召合適的同工加入教牧更生事工服事。

4. 我們感謝一個家庭的慷慨捐助而建立了建築基金。 我們正計劃使用這筆基金為我們的事工購買永久性物業,以便節省租金支出。 請祈禱我們能早日尋找到合適的物業。

 

1. We continue to pray for good health, wellbeing and peace for all those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic situation around the world. We pray that effective vaccines will soon be available.

2. We continue to pray for faith, hope, love, peace and reconciliation for the people in Hong Kong and around the world.

3. Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.

4. We are thankful for the establishment of the Building Fund with a generous donation from a family. We are planning to use the fund to purchase permanent premises for our ministry so we can save on rental expenses. Please pray that we shall find the appropriate property soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 

1. 不再驚恐!  No More Panic!
· 有關驚恐的二三事
· 瓦解驚恐的妙方
 
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date :      25/02/2021  (Thursday)
時間 Time : 8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date: 17/2/2021
 
 
 
2. 如何預防老年癡呆症 (阿爾茨海默氏病) How To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
   - 阿爾茨海默氏症是什麼,大腦中正在發生什麼
   - 阿爾茨海默氏病的體徵和症狀
   - 阿爾茨海默氏病的可用治療方法
   - 老年癡呆症的預防工具
 
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:           26/02/2021(星期五Friday)
時間 Time:          11:00am - 1:00pm
截止日期 Closing Date:      17/2/2021
 
 
3. 應對壓力支持小組 Coping with Stress Support Group
這個小組適合你: 
若你感覺難以應付壓力
若您想學習一些技巧以防止 “倦怠burnout”
這小組將幫助您更好地了解壓力,並與您分享各種有效的壓力管理策略。
Session 1. (05/03/2021): 了解壓力和積極應對 
Session 2. (12/03/2021): 問題解決和自信(assertive)的溝通
Session 3. (19/03/2021): 轉變思想 
Session 4. (26/03/2021): 改變行為
 
講員 Speaker:       Mrs Cherrie Liu廖郭冠姿女士 (Counsellor)
時間 Time: 10:00 – 11:30am (Fridays) 
截止日期 Closing Date: 24/02/2021
 
4. 啊!自殺?! What!  Suicide?!
  • 為甚麼會自殺
  • 自殺警號
  • 危急下你能做的
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date :      25/03/2021  (Thursday)
時間 Time : 8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date: 17/3/2021

 

 

 

English Seminars 英語研討會

 
1. The why and how of reading to your child in the early years (0-5 yrs)
Reasons for why reading to your child matters
Tips for how to read to your child: how to make it more engaging, book recommendations, and live demonstrations
Addressing issues such as screen-time
 
講員 Speaker:          Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蔣亦心博士  
日期 Date:                13/02/2021 (Saturday)  
時間 Time:                8:00pm - 9:15pm   
截止日期 Closing Date: 03/02/2021
 
 
 
 
2. How to raise an emotionally resilient and intelligent child (0-8 yrs)
Understanding emotion regulation in young children
Helping your child to be aware of, express, and manage their emotions
Addressing challenges such as strong emotions and tantrums
 
講員 Speaker:          Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蔣亦心博士  
日期 Date:                13/03/2021 (Saturday)  
時間 Time:                8:00pm – 9:30pm   
截止日期 Closing Date: 03/03/2021
 

 

 

 

2021国语父母成长课程 - 父母调适大行动: 知己知彼,百战不殆

 

孩子在学校的学习表现如何,是否健康成长,父母引领的方向和参与的品质是重要关键。父母可以如何籍着建立亲密的亲子关系了解孩子的智能特长,参于孩子的学习并营造优良的学习环境、如何激发学习兴趣,此课程将一一为您解说。

   
12/02/2021  父母调适大行动: 多元智能与学习风格
26/02/2021  父母调适大行动: 全人发展与优势互补
12/03/2021  父母调适大行动: 营造成长的优良环境
26/03/2021  父母调适大行动: 获取成功应有的态度
 
时间 Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm (星期五Fridays) 
讲员Speaker: 宋晓玲Joy Song
社会工作硕士(新加坡国立大学)
拥有丰富的儿童情绪与行为训练和亲子教育及婚姻教育经验
 

 

 

晨光2021年課程

 

裝備自己,指導别人 BECOME MORE EQUIPPED TO MENTOR
 
對象:有志於自我裝備在教會内外成爲屬靈導師的教會領袖。
課程統籌:馮陳念恩博士
導師:馮約瑟牧師、馮陳念恩博士
課程日期:2021年 2月至 11月
費用:自由奉獻
語言:粵語
申請:申請人需獲教會推薦,於遞交申請後或需經過面談方決定是否取錄。
如有查詢,請聯絡:馮陳念恩博士 – nancy.fung@firstlightcare.org.au
 
學習帶領轉化生命的查經 Learn To Lead Bible Studies That Transform People’s Lives
 
對象:有志於學習帶領查經小組技巧,發展令人投入的查經小組,為個人的屬靈生命、教會及社群帶來轉化的教會領袖。
Target students: Church leaders who wish to be equipped to lead meaningful discussions and to create an engaging and life-transforming bible study group at their local church and beyond.                               
 
課程統籌:馮陳念恩博士 Dr Nancy Fung
Course Coordinator:  Dr Nancy Fung
 
導師:馮約瑟牧師 Rev Joseph Fung
Facilitator: Rev Joseph Fung
 
課程日期:2021年2月至11月,  星期六早上九時至中午十二時
     每課程包括15節課 (最後日期待定, 學校假期沒有課)
Course Dates: Feb to Nov 2021. Saturdays 9am-12pm.
                       Each course consists of 15 Sessions. (Exact dates to be finalised. No class during school holidays)
 
費用:自由奉獻
Cost: Freewill donation
 
語言:粵語
Language: Cantonese
 
地點:North Sydney
Course Venue: North Sydney
 
表達興趣或查詢:請聯絡 (02) 9211 9988 / admin@firstlightcare.org.au

 

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